Presenting Sponsor

<h1>Alumni Field Capital Campaign</h1>
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Lancer for Life

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Canad Inns Polo Park

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni

Milt Stegall, Troy Westwood, Matt Dunigan, Rod Hill

Dakota Collegiate: Innovative - Inclusive - Transformative

Dakota Collegiate is one of the most innovative, progressive, and inclusive secondary schools in Manitoba. We are committed to helping all of our students reach their academic, vocational, and social goals whatever they may be. With close to 100 elective courses and more than 60 extracurricular groups and activities, every student can find a place in the Lancer community.


Our innovative teaching approach includes our 21st Century Learning initiative, which has transformed the student experience through

comprehensive use of technology in the classroom. Our students are learning in ways that will meet the challenges of our increasingly digital world.


Dakota students have wide ranging backgrounds and characteristics. We have multiple cultures and nationalities represented, differing levels of skills and abilities as well as students from the full spectrum of family incomes. This mix allows students to learn from and engage with a diverse community, representative of their broader world. We believe this exposure with depth of

character and gives them the ability to bridge the gap across barriers, making them caring, thoughtful citizens.


Our graduates have found success in every sector of our community and economy. Lancers hold positions in political life, professional sport, journalism, business, education, the arts, and trades. Many have enduring connections to Dakota, giving proof to the motto that once a Lancer, you’re a “Lancer for Life.”

With your continued support, Alumni Field is within reach!

The attendance at each of our galas has steadily grown, just as the overwhelming support for Alumni Field. With grants collected from The City of Winnipeg, The Province of Manitoba, The Winnipeg Foundation and from hundreds of dedicated donors such as yourselves we feel like we have moved the ball from our own end, across mid-field and are now in field goal range and moving in for a major score!


As we await the results of many outstanding grant applications we can proudly say that phase 1 has been fully implemented. The cricket/fastball batting cage was opened in September 2016 and even in the construction phase saw many kids and adults from our community get great enjoyment from the facility. The opening ceremony was

attended by several dignitaries from the school division, the civic and provincial government and also from the local cricket community.  Work on many levels continues and a construction date on the field is within reach. Perhaps our next major event will be a celebration dinner!


Alumni Field will be a tremendous asset to our students and community. With modern features such as artificial turf, spectator stands, digital scoreboard and lighting, our many athletic teams will no longer have to play “home” games elsewhere. Our championship-calibre teams will have an additional source of Lancer pride and future generations of students will be inspired to engage in athletics. We envision an expansion of our sports programming that will

re-establish teams that have languished, such as lacrosse. The field will also give Dakota the capacity to host provincial championships, bringing economic and social benefits to our community.


Dakota has a rich history of athletics, evidenced by the extensive championship banners that adorn our gymnasium walls. But beyond trophies and pennants, sport instills character, resilience and the value of teamwork in our students. Whatever the sport, athletics enrich student life and build skills that serve well in every other aspect of learning. Please invest in the success of future Dakota students by supporting Alumni Field.


Guest Speakers
Mark Sheifele - Winnipeg Jets 2.0 Rising Star

Milt Stegall was born in Cincinnati on January 25, 1970 and is a former professional football player who played 17 years of professional football.  He spent three years in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals and 14 years in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.


Stegall was an All-Star receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with an illustrious 14-year career from 1995–2008. He held several major CFL records upon his retirement including most career receiving yards (15 153), and currently holds the record for career receiving touchdowns (144) and most touchdowns scored (147). In 2012 he

was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and this year he was added to the Winnipeg Football Club’s Ring of Honour on July 29th, 2016.


Although Milt officially retired from professional football on February 18, 2009, he remains one of the most popular CFL players among the media. He would often get praise from his teammates for his work ethic, personality, and leadership.  On June 3, 2009, it was announced that Stegall would join TSN as an analyst for their CFL broadcasts. Stegall and his wife Darlene are the parents of two sons, Chase Hamilton and Colin Hunter. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mark Sheifele - Winnipeg Jets 2.0 Rising Star

Troy Westwood is a Winnipeg Blue Bomber 2011 hall of fame inductee whose career began in 1991 after being drafted 48th overall in the 6th round of the CFL entry draft.  Having spent his entire career (18 seasons) in Winnipeg as their kicker/punter he holds several club records, including most points scored in a career (2748) and most points scored in a single season (213).


Manitoba born and raised, Westwood has had a variety of life experiences away from football.  He had a brief professional soccer career with the Winnipeg Fury, has attempted

professional boxing and tap dancing, and he sang lead vocals and wrote lyrics for Eagle and Hawk a popular band which produces music from a First Nations perspective.  He is perhaps best known for some clever quotes which were the inspiration for the annual Banjo Bowl with our neighbors to the west.


Today, Troy is the co-host of ‘The Big Show’ on Winnipeg’s TSN 1290 sports radio and is a commentator on the pre-game and post-game shows for all Winnipeg Blue Bomber games.

Mark Sheifele - Winnipeg Jets 2.0 Rising Star

Matt Dunigan is a 2-time Grey Cup champion, a 3-time CFL all-star and member of the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame.  His CFL career saw him play with the Edmonton Eskimos, the BC Lions, the Toronto Argonauts, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Birmingham Barracudas and the Hamilton Tiger Cats.


Matt was renowned for his tough, physical style of play and playing through many injuries.  Twice in his career he was traded for seven other players.


Dunigan finished his career with 43,857 passing yards and 306 passing touchdowns. In 2006, Dunigan was

voted one of the CFL’s Top 50 players (#39) of the league’s modern era by Canadian sports network TSN and in 2006 was also elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.  The highlight game of his career came as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1994 where he threw for 713 yards against the Edmonton Eskimos.


Away from football, Dunigan was the host of a TV barbeque series Road Grill and is a cookbook author.


Outspoken about the dangerous effects of concussions Dunigan is currently a CFL analyst on TSN.

Mark Sheifele - Winnipeg Jets 2.0 Rising Star

Rod Hill is a former first round (25th overall) pick in the 1982 NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys which followed an outstanding career of Kentucky State University.  As a nickel cornerback and special teams returner Hill spent his NFL career playing for the Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills, the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Raiders.


It was in the CFL where Hill’s talents would truly be on display.  Joining the Bombers in 1988 he was the team’s starting cornerback for 5 seasons, is a 2-time CFL all-star and is a 2-time Grey Cup champion.

Upon his retirement in 1992 he was, and is still, the club record holder for most career interceptions (47), most interceptions in one game (5) and career blocked punts (8). In 1996, he was inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame.


Rod currently resides in Winnipeg with his family.

Player photos © Scott Grant Photography - used with permission.

Levels of Sponsorship

Cheerleader - $125

Setter - $1,500

1 dinner ticket


Tax receipt

10 dinner tickets


Company / organization name recognition at table


1/4 page ad in the event program


1/4 screen ad in the ongoing slide presentation


Tax receipt

Midfielder - $2,500

10 dinner tickets


Company / organization name recognition at table


1/2 page ad in the event program


1/2 screen ad in the ongoing slide presentation


Tax receipt

Point Guard - $5,000

10 dinner tickets


Company / organization name recognition at table


Full page ad in the event program


Full screen ad in the ongoing slide presentation


Priority Seating


Private meet and greet with Rod, Troy, Matt, & Milt prior to the dinner


Gift of Recognition


Tax receipt

Quarterback - Global

9 dinner tickets


Company / organization name

recognition at table


Full page ad in the event program


Full page ad in the ongoing slide



Recognition on the front of the

event program


Priority seating


Private meet and greet with Rod, Troy, Matt, and Milt prior to the dinner


Rod, Troy, Matt, or Milt seated at your table for dinner


Gift of recognition


Tax receipt

For more information, please contact:

Samantha Turner

Phone: (204) 256-4366


Dakota Collegiate Institute

661 Dakota Street

Winnipeg, MB

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