During the press conference, the BC Lions did announce that Vancouver business man, Amar Doman is the new owner of the franchise.
“I’m thrilled and excited by the opportunity before us, to build a winning team on the field, to be a positive force for a better British Columbia off the field, and to provide a great experience for our fans and our partners every step of the journey,”Amar Damon
Doman’s company, The Futura Corporation, owns and operations many companies that special in building materials., Doman’s family has been in this area for over 100 years, and have been leaders in business for most of that time.
Doman himself is CEO and Chairman of the board for Doman Indistries, the building materials part of his business, and of Three Island Steel, another part of the overall corporation in one of the biggest industries in the area.
“Amar Doman is exactly the owner that David Braley wanted for the future of the BC Lions, a team he was proud to own and that he deeply loved,“Grant Panchyson, Executor of David Braley’s estate
CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie had this to offer:
“This is a great day for British Columbia, for the Lions and for the Canadian Football League. On behalf of our Board of Governors, and our fans across the country, I want to welcome Amar and his family to the CFL family. I have every confidence he will be a strong owner who will make this franchise, and our league, stronger.”Randy Ambrosie
It is indeed a time for a new era in British Colimbia. Teeming with growth and prosperity. Hopefully Dorman can bring these not just to the Lions, but also to the CFL.