Breast Cancer Awareness Month & In Rememberance

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in place of wearing pink clothing, the Warriors will all be sporting Pink Cancer Ribbons on their helmets.  As a club, we will be focusing our efforts on collecting monies at all of our home games in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  In addition, Grant and Cathy England of Stittsville have stepped up again to provide poppies for our helmets for Championship week to show our support and respect in remembrance of our fallen troops.

poppies-and-pink-ribbons

Grant and Cathy’s son Connor, who is an Offensive Lineman and captain on the Warriors Bantam team is in his final year as a Bell Warrior.  Additionally, the Englands are being recognized as Friends of the Warriors Sponsors for the second straight year.   THANK YOU GRANT AND CATHY for your thoughtful gesture!!

Friday Sept 30 Bantam Game Cancelled

The Cumberland Panthers have chosen to fold their team today for the remainder of the 2016 season.  The Warriors Bantam game for this coming Friday (September 30) is cancelled. accordingly.  The Warriors Bantams will be awarded a 1-0 win which will take their record to 6-0 on the season.

The Bantams play next Saturday October 8th against our neighbours the Kanata Knights.  This will be a home game so be sure to contact our Bantam manager Veronica Papalia to lend your support.

 

Kelly Broad Establishes Dion Broad Memorial Fund

“In caring memory of a dear man, Dion Broad November 29, 1971-October 12, 2011.  A loving father, husband, brother, son and friend.  Dedicated civilian member of the RCMP, Scouts leader, soccer convenor and football fan.  He did not get to see his son on the Warriors field, but his spirit is with him.  The opportunity to find our hearts after losing Dion, will always be appreciated.  We cannot repay all the coaches and other volunteers for all they have done, and in ways they will never know.  On behalf of his family, who are too many to name, Thank you.”  
 
Kind regards, Kelly, Keenan and Devon Broad

To remember and recognize the 5th anniversary of the Broad family’s loss of their loved-one Dion Broad, Kelly Broad and her two sons Devon and Keenan, have made an immensely thoughtful contribution to the Bell Warriors Football Club.  The monies are to be used to help ensure that players in need of financial support enjoy the opportunity to be part of the Warriors family.  “Kelly, Devon and Keenan (who plays for our Bantams) are truly kind and caring souls.  I know the Warriors family have all been moved by this gesture of generousity in loving memory of their lost husband and father.  Football can be a vehicle to reinforce the ideals of selflessness and compassion to your new friends, family and volunteers and it is hard to imagine any more fitting way to exemplify these heart-felt values than by this sacrifice by the Broad’s to support our young players in need. “ ~ Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President.

The Warriors would like to add that more can always be done to help our players in financial need.  If you are moved by the Broad’s honourable show of generousity, please reach out to join the cause.  Simply email info@bellwarriors.ca to make an offer to help support our players in the memory of Dion Broad.  The Broad family and the Bell Warriors Thank You.

2016 Jim Wagdin Scholarships Announced!

It’s official! The 2016 Jim Wagdin Bell Warriors Post Secondary Scholarship winners have been announced and this year’s winners are Kurtis Schaefer of Stittsville and Brad Cowan of Ashton.
 
Kurtis Schaefer credits his experience with the Warriors as Playing for the Bell Warriors, I did not just win or lose games or have personal accomplishments. I learned valuable life lessons that I believe I would not have learned anywhere else in my life. With the Warriors, I learned how hard work pays off with the endless sprints at the end of practice for example.  I learned the quality of leadership by being put in the role as a team captain for the majority of my years as a Warrior.  I learned how to get along with 30+ random people (that I have never met before) and then bond together on the football field to eventually become a family while trying to do something great that season.  Lastly, I learned the value of respect.  I earned a huge sense of respect for my coaches who would dedicate a tremendous amount of time to come out to practices and games to help us get better.  The coaches taught, pushed and helped us grow from little boys into responsible young men.
 
Kurtis has completed his 1st year of Queens University where he dressed and played for the Gaels as a true freshman.  He’s now a 2nd year Gael and he has quickly become an integral player for the Queens club.  In addition to his support with our Warriors programs as a mentor over the years, Kurtis has been very active with Queen’s Motion Ball program and more recently, the Gaels Care program.  This program saw Varsity athletes from all of the Queen’s teams go into local schools to work with children with  special needs or at-risk children.   Most recently Kurtis was involved with a program that one of my teammates started called CESAP.  CESAP is a program designed to inform youth about concussion prevention and education.  Kurtis’ role in this program was to help run clinics locally for school and football programs in Kingston.  What a great role model for our Warriors’ program. CONGRATS KURTIS!
 
This is how Brad Cowan described his time with the Warriors, “As I look back, being able to say I am a “Warrior for Life” is something that I am extremely proud of.  The Bell Warriors taught me the importance of team work, commitment and putting the best interests of the team ahead of my own.  It meant showing up to every practice, giving it my best effort and trusting the process.  Trusting my coaches, team mates and everyone involved who helped us to be successful.  As I start my next steps in football with the Laurier Golden Hawks, I can take with me the things I learned from the Bell Warriors such as a strong work ethic and being a good team mate and know that these qualities will carry me forward.  It is these qualities I don’t take for granted.  I hope to have many more positive experiences at Laurier over the next four years.”  
 
Brad has been involved as a volunteer at the Ottawa Food Bank through the TELUS Day of Giving.  He was a volunteer at South Carleton High School to speak to graduating students his former Middle School (Goulbourn Middle School) on the experiences of transitioning from Goulbourn to South Carleton High School.  Additionally, Brad participated in the Link Crew program at South Carleton providing orientation to Grade 9 students.  He assisted in coaching young hockey players in Initiation Level with the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association and Brad has been a volunteer at the Scott Tokessy (Baseball) Tournament that helps to raise money for CHEO.  Brad makes a very worthy winner of this year’s Jim Wagdin Bell Warriors Post-Secondary Scholarship.  CONGRATS BRAD!
 
For more details about the Warriors Scholarship program, go to our Scholarship page.
 

Home-Made Quilt Fundraiser

The Bell Warriors are indebted to Diane Forsyth without question.  Diane, whose husband Geoff is the head coach at our Mosquito level, spent over 100 hours last fall making a hand-made queen-sized quilt which she has aptly named “Warriors Pride“.  Blazen in Warrior colours, this magnificent keep-sake has been independently appraised at $1,000!
 
Diane donated the quilt to the Warriors last Christmas to help raise funds to offset player fee shortfalls.  “It is unbelievable that someone took the time to make this quilt for our program.  It is so generous of Diane and very much appreciated,” states Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President.  Tickets are available from your team manager and will be for sale at all of our home games.

sign

There are only 500 tickets available at $5/ticket of $10 for 3 tickets.  Show your support for the Warriors by buying some tickets.  You may well be going home with a fantastic Warriors keepsake to keep you warm in the off-season. Draw will be held November 1, 2016.  THANK YOU DIANE!!
 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW ON-LINE

 
(The Warriors would also like to acknowledge and thank FRIEND OF THE WARRIORS SPONSORS at ASAPpm for their support.  We highly recommend them for all of your promo product, printing or branding needs. Check them out at:  ASAPpm)

Save some money seeing the REDBLACKS!

The Bell Warriors are going to see the Rough Riders and Ti-Cats take on our REDBLACKS at a very special price of only $32 a savings of 20% off of the ticket price!!!! This is also a MAJOR FUNDRAISER for the Warriors.

Microsoft PowerPoint - Bell Warriors.pptx

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR REDBLACKS vs SASKATCHEWAN ROUGH RIDERS TICKETS
WHEN:  Friday, October 7, 2016
TIME:  7:00 p.m.
WHERE TD Place Stadium, 1015 Bank Street
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR REDBLACKS vs HAMILTON TI-CATS TICKETS
WHEN:  Friday, October 21, 2016
TIME:  7:00 p.m.
WHERE TD Place Stadium, 1015 Bank Street
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Details:
You can also contact your Warriors Team Manager to reserve & pay for your tickets with Cash, Visa or Debit but NO cheques.   Tickets sold on a FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE basis.  Email info@bellwarriors.ca if you have any questions.

It’s a WIN-WIN-WIN and it will be a great night.  DON’T MISS OUT!!!