2016 marks the 15th year of the BC Secondary Schools Football Association All-Star Awards banquet celebrating provincial academic / athletic excellence, and community involvement. These elite high school student athletes (some 270 from around the province) are honored in the following categories:
- Provincial Academic Scholarship winners
- First-team AAA and AA All Stars
- All teams participating in the AAA and AA Championships
This year's banquet will take place on November 29, 2016 in conjunction with the BC Secondary Schools Football Association Championship playoffs. Throughout the month of November teams from around the province stay and play in the wild card, quarter final, and semi final games in British Columbia. This year we are once again delighted to have the banquet at the Italian Cultural Centre located at 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver.
This year we are thrilled to once again have two well-known local individuals who have a passion for sports.
Bob "The Moj" Marjanovich
Born and raised in New Westminster, Bob "The Moj" Marjanovich has been following sports ever since he was a kid. Bob has had a passion for sports all his life. As a kid growing up, the Moj was nuts about his beloved Raiders, which at the time featured the likes of Kenny Stabler, Cliff Branch and Ted Hendricks.
This natural love for sports meant that Bob grew up playing sports such as baseball, lacrosse and football. Moj played two seasons of senior lacrosse in the WLA with the Richmond Outlaws (now Burnaby Lakers) and scored a grand total of one goal. His football career saw him play junior college in Stockton, California, Western Washington University and UBC. Somewhere in there was a stint with the Richmond Raiders as well! The Moj also wound up coaching at UBC for four years in the early '90's.
Born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Giulio has been involved with sports his entire life.
"It all started for me back in high school when one of my buddies, who worked for the Toronto Blue Jays ground crew, asked me if I needed a job. Being on that ground crew was the greatest experience. I knew from the first moment I walked on to the turf at Exhibition Stadium; someway, somehow I had to be involved in sports. I was fortunate enough to receive a football scholarship to Simon Fraser University in 1986 where for the next five years I played quarterback and punter. In 1991 I signed with the BC Lions and enjoyed an eight year career with the organization. I was lucky to have played with many great players such as Lui Passaglia, Doug Flutie, Danny McManus and Kent Austin just to name a few".
When I finished playing football in 1998, I was very fortunate to find a second career as rewarding as playing football. I was hired by the West Vancouver Fire Department. Soon after, I was approached by the Lions play-by-play man JP McConnell on whether I'd be interested in doing the Lions pre and post-game radio show.
This eventually led to me to be the radio analyst for the broadcasts. Ten years later, I still love what I do. Now, I'm thrilled to be a part of the Sportsnet team.
Career highlight: Winning Grey Cup Championship with the BC Lions in 1994. Broadcasting my first BC Lions game with Hall of Fame broadcaster JP McConnell and working with future Hall of Famer Rick Ball.
Special Interests/Hobbies: playing golf and hockey