The organizing committee of the Montréal Wood Convention has announced that the Canadian Football League (CFL) legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons will be the keynote speaker during the lunch on March 20th. Few people exemplify the qualities of personal excellence, teamwork, community leadership, and overcoming the odds better than Michael “Pinball” Clemons. Pinball joined the National Football League in 1987, and the Toronto Argonauts (and the CFL) in 1989. In 1990, he was honoured with the CFL’s “most outstanding player” award, after setting the single-season record for all-purpose yards. He played his last game as an Argonaut in 2000, before becoming Head Coach of the team. In 2007, Pinball stepped down as head coach to become the Chief Executive Officer; in 2009, he was appointed to Vice-Chair of the team. That same year, he founded the Michael “Pinball” Clemons Foundation, which is dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth. Pinball is a member of The Order of Ontario and a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient.

On another note, five business packages are still available. The package includes a meeting room for March 20th and 21st and five passes at a cost of $ 1500 plus taxes. It is also possible to rent a meeting room without passes at a cost of $ 500 plus taxes.