Hamilton teacher chosen as presenter at CFL Awards

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Published December 10, 2021 at 12:51 pm

Hamilton teacher Stephanie Haber from W. H. Ballard Elementary School has been invited to be presenter at 2021 CFL Awards

A teacher in Hamilton received an invitation to present at the 2021 CFL Awards being held at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

Stephanie Haber will be handing out some hardware at Friday’s (Dec. 10) sold-out event at the request of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

“I have never had any experience even close to this. I am really excited about it,” Haber told a Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board blogger. “My husband and I have both been pampering ourselves with new outfits for the big night.”

The W.H. Ballard Elementary educator caught the eye of the Tiger-Cats when Haber registered her classroom for the Telus End Bullying presentation, delivered by the football club. She made such an impression that the Ticats asked Haber to host her own sessions.

“They spoke a lot about what cyberbullying is, what you can do for help, and how important your ‘digital footprint’ is, even years later,” Haber said. “The students had mentioned that a lot of what was covered in the session was new information to them, and they found the presentation very valuable.”

Hamilton teacher Stephanie Haber invited to be presenter at 2021 CFL Awards

Haber says the Ticats, on behalf of the CFL, were searching for a front-line worker to present at the award show.

“I think it is a huge honour to be thought of as a frontline worker, representing others on the stage,” Haber added. “Teaching throughout the pandemic has shown me how incredibly important and valuable it is for students, their families and school staff to be working together in school.”

This is the first time fans have been invited to attend the CFL Awards.

Two players for the Ticats are nominated; linebacker Simoni Lawrence for Most Outstanding Defensive Player and offensive lineman Brandon Revenber for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman.

The 108th Grey Cup takes place Sunday at the sold-out Tim Hortons Field. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will look to avenge their 2019 Grey Cup loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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