About Tony Proudfoot
Born in Winnipeg, Tony Proudfoot moved to Pointe-Claire as a child and graduated from John Rennie High School in 1966. He went on to play for the Montréal Alouettes and the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He won the Grey Cup with the Alouettes in 1974 and 1977. He was also involved in the community as a journalist, teacher, and coach. After he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2007, he created the Tony Proudfood Fund to improve the living conditions of people with the disease and to provide support for medical research. He died in 2010 at the age of 61. Tony-Proudfoot Park will pay tribute to the life, career, determination, dedication, generosity, and community involvement of this outstanding citizen.