Chris Jericho -- arguably Winnipeg's most well-known celebrity -- will be officially honored by the Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg on Monday July 5, the day that WWE Raw returns to the Winnipeg Arena. Jericho will be honored by Premier Gary Doer on the south lawn at the Manitoba Legislature at 10.30 a.m. Jericho will be presented with the Order of the Buffalo. At 1 p.m. he will be presented with a key to the city by freshly minted Mayor Sam Katz in the courtyard of City Hall.
The public is invited to attend both events. Kudos to the premier and mayor for honouring a great Manitoban.
The recognition is well deserved in Jericho's case, as he has long been a die hard supporter of Winnipeg and Manitoba, recently speaking out against the WWE's decision to announce him from New York City (his actual birthplace).
Jericho, whose father is former NHL hockey star (and great guy) Ted Irvine, was raised in Winnipeg (St. James) and attended Westwood Collegiate before doing the Communications program at Red River College.
Jericho then moved to Calgary to train at the Hart Brothers camp before starting his wrestling career.
Jericho's band Fozzy will be appearing at Cowboys Bar after the Raw show.
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