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City football field to be named after CFL legend Mike O'Shea

You will have an opportunity to meet O’Shea, who will be signing autographs following the formal dedication
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Winnipeg head coach and North Bay native Mike O'Shea gets a Gatorade shower from his players for winning the Grey Cup. Courtesy TSN

North Bay will officially dedicate the football field at the Steve Omischl Sports Field Complex in honour of North Bay native Mike O’Shea in recognition of his successful career as a player and coach.

See: Back to back Grey Cups for North Bay's O'Shea

And: Local football field to be named after five-time Grey Cup winner

The ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. and the public is invited.

O’Shea, who is the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and a Canadian Football Hall of Famer, will be on hand for the dedication. 

After leading his team to a Grey Cup in back-to-back years on top of having the league’s best record, Mike O’Shea also added Coach of the Year to his extensive list of achievements in the CFL.

You will have an opportunity to meet O’Shea, who will be signing autographs following the formal dedication. 

O'Shea has his team on track for a third Grey Cup as the Bombers sport a perfect 9-0 record this year. The former Widdifield Wildcats star linebacker already has six Grey Cups, two as a head coach, three as a player, and another as a special teams coordinator of the Toronto Argonauts.

O’Shea played in the CFL for 16 seasons for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts winning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Award.

He is also a member of the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Jeff Turl

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