Events

Randy Ambrosie named 14th Commissioner of the Canadian Football League

By Christopher Doyle

Events

Randy Ambrosie named 14th Commissioner of the Canadian Football League

By Christopher Doyle

Randy Ambrosie (@RandyAmbrosie) has been named the 14th Commissioner of the Canadian Football League (@CFL). The announcement came as part of a recent press conference at Twitter Canada’s headquarters in Toronto.

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A nine year @CFL veteran and a Canadian business leader during his post-playing career, Ambrosie is ready to take the reigns of one of Canada’s most beloved sports league.

In speaking about his new role, Ambrosie shares, “My professional life has been marked by my passion for Canadian football and my passion for building businesses. It’s a dream come true to be able to combine these on behalf of the CFL, which means so much to so many Canadians.

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Twitter Canada and the @CFL have been longtime partners and hosting the introduction of Commissioner Ambrosie is the latest chapter in our shared history.

Past partnerships between Twitter Canada and the @CFL include:

  • Fan-fueled Tweet-Up events where @CFL fans on Twitter come together in real-life to interactive, engage and share in the @CFL spirit
  • The Twitter-powered #GreyCup sign that lights up whenever a specified hashtag is used. The sign debuted at the 2015 #GreyCup in Winnipeg and is slated to be part of the festivities this November in Ottawa.
  • The first-ever emoji for a Canadian professional sports league, activated each fall when football fans Tweet #GreyCup or #CoupeGrey
  • The Canadian sports debut of Periscope live-streaming video on Twitter, featured in the Spring of 2015 during the @CFL training combines.

For more top-tier Canadian football content on Twitter, make sure to follow both the @CFL and @TwitterSportsCA all year long and keep an eye on the #GreyCup hashtag this fall for the best highlights, team content and fan reactions on the road to the Cup.

 

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Christopher Doyle

‎@chrisdoyle‎

Head of Sports, Twitter Canada