BC Lions general manager Wally Buono – a Semiahmoo Peninsula resident – was named to the Order of Canada this week.

BC Lions’ Buono named to Order of Canada

Buono, a Semiahmoo Peninsula resident, was among 44 people honoured Wednesday.

B.C. Lions’ general manager Wally Buono has received one of Canada’s highest honours.

Earlier this week, the longtime Canadian Football League player, coach and executive – and resident of the Semiahmoo Peninsula – was among 44 Order of Canada recipients, and one of just two from B.C.

Buono, 65, was born in Italy and came to Canada when he was just three years old, and has been staple of the CFL for decades, first as a player with the Montreal Alouettes, and most notable as a coach and general manager with the Calgary Stampeders and the BC Lions.

“Wally Buono has left an indelible mark on football in Canada,” a news release from the Gov. Gen. David Johnston’s office noted.

“A seven-time Grey Cup champion… he has also mentored countless players and coaches and has helped pave the way for other Canadians to have careers and professional football coaches.

“Off the field, he is a noted contributor to the community and is actively involved with a host of charitable and non-profit organizations.”

The Order of Canada was created in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

This year’s recipients were honoured Wednesday at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Just Posted

Fire truck disabled in South Surrey accident Tuesday morning

No serious injuries in incident caused by out-of-control vehicle

Letters shed light on state of mind of mother accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey’s Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Surrey lotto winner plans Disney trip and aims to be ‘responsible’ with winnings

Local dad Simon McNeil bought ticket at grocery store in North Delta

BCLC gives final approval to Delta casino

Mediator found City of Richmond did not substantiate its crime, traffic and transportation concerns

Surrey Councillor Laurie Guerra resigns as AutismBC director amid SOGI controversy

AutismBC president Gary Robins says her resignation is effective Nov. 12

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Vancouver man must pay $22,000 after breaking strata rules

Peter Gordon took his fight over his rented condo to the civil resolution tribunal, but lost

B.C. cheese linked to 5 E. coli cases

People are asked to throw out or return ‘Qualicum Spice’ cheese

Hockey legends come to B.C.

Greats including Bossy, Dionne, Hawerchuk, Howe, Lafleur and Parent at Langley Events Centre

Canada Post no longer guarantees delivery times amid more rotating strikes

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers closed two major processing centres in Ontario and B.C.

McGill students vote overwhelmingly to change Redmen team nickname

Student union held a referendum after a campaign by Indigenous students

B.C. university pride group replaces white supremacy posters

Around 50 people walked through downtown Victoria to share posters of love

B.C. to invest $492 million in affordable homes

72 new projects are part of a 10-year, $1.9-billion strategy

Most Read