There was a particular recognition for the voice of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Bob Irving, on Sunday.
680 CJOB’s Irving was inducted into the Blue Bomber Ring of Honour.
“He’ll characterize our followers as being the thirteenth individual to be put within the Ring of Honour,” Blue Bomber president and CEO Wade Miller informed the group at IG Discipline forward of the CFL Western Closing sport.
This additionally marks Irving’s final sport because the voice of the Blue Bombers after 47 years.
Irving stated he’s past touched by the popularity.
“I by no means dreamt of something like this,” Irving stated to the followers.
“I’d wish to thank my spouse, youngsters and grandkids who’re all up there (within the stands) for his or her help. They’ve been behind me the entire method. I’d additionally wish to thanks, the followers, who’ve been so loyal to the Bombers and CJOB.”
Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson was additionally readily available to announce a scholarship can be named after Irving for future broadcasters.
“Bob, you’re an incredible broadcasting icon for Manitoba — not only for the Blue Bombers, however these in Winnipeg and Manitoba. Thanks to your virtually 50 years,” Premier Stefanson stated.
“We’ve got a scholarship in partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and it’s in your title, Bob, for a pupil in broadcasting each 12 months,” Stefanson added.
Irving stated working in sports activities broadcasting was a dream come true.
“I’ve cherished each minute of what I’ve performed … notably overlaying the soccer and notably being the voice of the Blue Bombers,” he informed 680 CJOB when he introduced his retirement.
Legendary broadcaster Bob Irving prepares for final name
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