B.C. amateur football bodies at loggerheads, leaving Lions, others in limbo

Jamie TarasProceeds from the annual Orange Helmet Awards dinner — a “celebration of amateur football” put on by the B.C. Lions — and 50-50 draws at Lions’ home games are the bread and butter of the sport at the grassroots level in British Columbia.

Yet with a tug-of-war going on between the long-sanctioned provincial sports organization, Football BC, and a breakaway entity in the B.C. Provincial Football Association (BCPFA), the Canadian Football League team is left wondering where it will direct some of its fundraising efforts this year.

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