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A Brief Introduction

Origins of the Game

Central Canada
- CIRFU 1898-1914
- Post WWI 1919-39
- Post WWII 1946-54
- A New Era 1955-66
- Ontario & Quebec 1967-79
- Ontario & Quebec 1980-
     Present


Western Canada
- WIRFU 1927-58
- WIFL 1959-1971
- CWUAA 1972-1998
- CW 1999-Present

Atlantic Canada
- Nova Scotia 1940-57
- NB and PEI 1948-57
- Atlantic Canada 1958-73
- AUFC 1974-Present

National and Regional Championships
- Introduction
- Churchill Bowl 1953-1964
- Churchill Bowl 1965-2002
- Atlantic Bowl 1959-2001
- Mitchell Bowl 2002-Present
- Uteck Bowl 2003-Present
- Vanier Cup 1965-Present

Conference Membership
- Atlantic
- Ontario
- Quebec
- West

Bibliography

A History of Canadian University Football
By Robert E. Watkins, B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. - revised May 2006

National and Regional Championships

Mitchell Bowl 2002 to the Present

  • 2002 - a new semi-final bowl game and trophy, named the Mitchell Bowl, was inaugurated to replace the Churchill Bowl

  • The Mitchell Bowl constituted the annual westernmost semi-final bowl game held in any given year

  • The first Mitchell Bowl game was played at Montreal, Québec, between McGill and Saskatchewan

  • The trophy and bowl game were named in honour of Doug Mitchell, former CIS (CIAU) player, CFL player, CFL broadcaster, Commissioner of the CFL and the individual mainly responsible for the establishment in 1992-1993 of the Howard Mackie awards which were created to honour the CIS male and female athletes of the year

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