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    Announcing the 2008 nominees for the Gibson's Finest Canadian Player

    TORONTO, July 31 /CNW/ - Nothing displays true Canadian pride like CFL
athletes and the fans that adore them. Every fan has a favourite player and
that's why the Canadian Football League (CFL) and Gibson's Finest Canadian
whisky are calling on fans to vote for the 2008 Gibson's Finest Canadian
Player, the CFL announced today.
    Returning for a third straight year, the Gibson's Finest Canadian Player
program nominates eight Canadian CFL players, recognizing their hard work and
dedication on and off the field. The winning player is selected by CFL fans by
voting online at A donation of $10,000 will be made to the winning
player's charity of choice, and the player himself will receive a trophy to
mark the honour. Voting begins on July 24, 2008 and runs until October 17,
    When fans register to vote online at, they are automatically
entered into Grand Prize and weekly draws. The Grand Prize winner receives a
three-night trip for four to the 2008 Grey Cup game. Valued at approximately
$10,000 (Cdn), the prize includes a round trip flight to Montreal,
three-nights accommodation, four tickets to the 2008 Grey Cup game and select
Grey Cup Festival events, and four Grey Cup game clothing packages. There will
also be a random draw for fifteen weekly prizes consisting of Gibson's Finest
Canadian Player sweatshirts. There is a limit of one entry per email address
per day. The winner of the Gibson's Finest Canadian Player 2008 will be
announced during Grey Cup week.
    This year's Gibson's Finest Canadian Player nominees include: Jason
Clermont (B.C. Lions); Jesse Lumsden (Hamilton Tiger-Cats); Adriano Belli
(Toronto Argonauts); Arjei Franklin (WPG) (Winnipeg Blue Bombers); Sandro
DeAngelis (Calgary Stampeders); Gene Makowsky (Saskatchewan Roughriders);
Mathieu Bertrand (Edmonton Eskimos); and Matthieu Proulx (Montreal Alouettes).
Fans can also nominate their own favourite player, if he does not already
appear on the list.

    About Gibson's Finest

    Gibson's Finest is amongst the top four leading premium and deluxe brands
in the Canadian whisky category. The brand range includes: Gibson's Finest 12
year-old, a benchmark premium Canadian whisky in Canada; Gibson's Sterling;
and Gibson's Finest Rare 18 year old, one of the longest aged Canadian

    About William Grant & Sons

    William Grant & Sons is an award-winning independent family-owned
distiller founded by William Grant in 1866, and today is still controlled by
the fifth generation of his family. The company distils some of the world's
leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world's favourite single malt
Glenfiddich(R), the handcrafted range of The Balvenie(R) single malts, and the
world's fourth largest blended scotch Grants (R). William Grant & Sons also
distributes a number of premium spirits including Gibson's Finest Canadian

    About the Canadian Football League

    The Canadian Football League is our league. It's built on a tradition as
proud, staged on a field as broad, and played at a pace as exciting as the
country we are proud to call home. Our championship game, the Grey Cup, is the
biggest single annual sporting event in Canada. And the 96th edition will be
played on November 23, 2008 in Montreal, QC. For additional information, visit

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