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Obby Khan Lends Support to Junior Wesmen

Obby Khan Lends Support to Junior Wesmen

Obby Khan (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Obby Khan (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber-turned-restauranteur Obby Khan will take part in a special yoga class today in support of the Inner City Jr. Wesmen basketball team.

Khan will be joined by University of Winnipeg Wesmen coach Bob Axworthy at Yoga Public, 280 Fort Street, to raise funds for the deserving young team.

The 3 p.m. appearance adds to Yoga Public’s proceeds to the team throughout the month of August from their Karma Yoga classes.

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Province Launches Youth Outreach Program to Promote Diversity

 MYMB Youth Outreach ProgramThe Manitoba government has launched the MYMB youth outreach program to help young people from different cultures work together to break down ethnic barriers and help promote a greater respect for other cultures.

Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Christine Melnick made the announcement Saturday at The Forks to coincide with Multicultural Day.

“This exciting program will bring together positive, volunteer role models and young people so each can learn from one another, share their stories of overcoming cultural obstacles and build stronger selves and communities,” Melnick said.

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Obby Khan Joins Bisons’ Coaching Staff

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Obby Khan has joined the University of Manitoba Bisons football coaching staff for the 2013 season.

Khan previously signed on to assist the Bisons in 2012 before he was recruited out of retirement by the Calgary Stampeders. The CFL team released him in March.

Khan’s primary role with the Brown and Gold will be to assist offensive line coach Terry Watson and head coach Brian Dobie during spring camp and throughout the regular season.

“I believe this is going to be another opportunity to give back and hope to mentor many young Bison student-athletes,” the 32-year-old said on Tuesday.

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Former Bomber Obby Khan Joins Bisons Football Coaching Staff

Former Bomber Obby Khan Joins Bisons Football Coaching Staff

Obby Khan (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Obby Khan has joined the University of Manitoba Bisons coaching staff.

Khan, 31, played eight seasons with the CFL and six with the Bombers. He retired in April. He will work with the Bisons’ offensive line and help offensive line coach Terry Watson.

“Bison Football is certainly excited to have this opportunity to bring Obby onto the coaching staff,” said Bison football head coach Brian Dobie.

“As we begin the 2012 season, Obby has been a long time friend of mine and our coaching staff and has also been a mentor to our Bison players.”

-Staff

Obby Khan, Former Bombers Greeting Fans on Saturday

Obby Khan, Former Bombers Greeting Fans on Saturday

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber players will greet fans at the Bomber Store on Saturday afternoon.

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., fans can meet recently-retired offensive lineman Obby Khan, as well as Troy Westwood, Lamar McGriggs and Glen Scrivener at Canad Inns Stadium.

The Bomber Store will be carrying merchandise with the team’s new logo in anticipation for the 2012 season. New team jerseys will be unveiled at a news conference on Monday, but can now be pre-ordered.

The Blue and Gold open their first home game of the pre-season June 20 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Obby Khan to Open His Own Restaurant

Obby Khan announces his retirement from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during a news conference on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Khan also announced he's opening up a Middle Eastern-style restaurant called Shawarma Khan. (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA)

What’s next for Obby Khan? The restaurant business.

Khan formally announced his retirement from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Wednesday afternoon, and then revealed plans to open up his own restaurant.

Shawarma Khan will have a Middle Eastern-inspired atmosphere with a Western twist located in downtown Winnipeg. Khan will be the owner, operator and face of the restaurant, set to open this summer.

“I didn’t know much when I started to think about retirement, but I knew that I wanted to stay in Winnipeg. I love it here and have felt so welcomed and loved ever since I got here,” Khan said in a news release.

The restaurant will have several Blue and Gold ties, including items such as the Milt Stegall-inspired salad, a Doug Brown “Big Bird” Shawarma and a “Wrath of Khan” Shawarma item. The menu will feature many locally grown products, including free-range chicken.

Shawrama is described as a Middle Eastern style of cooking, in which meat is slowly cooked on a vertical split, then carved and served to order.

Updated at 2:40 p.m.

Obby Khan Retires from Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Obby Khan Retires from Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Obby Khan (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Offensive lineman Obby Khan has announced his retirement from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

“It’s with mixed emotions that I make this announcement today as football has always been a big part of my life,” Khan said in a release. “At the same time, when one door closes, another one opens and I am looking forward to the next phase of my life. I want to thank all the fans in Winnipeg for their support over my career.”

The 31-year-old veteran spent eight seasons in the CFL, including six in Winnipeg.

Reports out Wednesday suggested Khan was asked by the football club to retire, making him the second player this year to end his career with the team. Doug Brown retired earlier this off-season.

Khan has been an active member in the community, volunteering to fundraise for several organizations, including the Crohns and Colitis Foundation, Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Foundation. He also sits on the planning committee of the SMD Foundation.

“Obby has always been a very hard worker and an excellent ambassador to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers throughout the province of Manitoba,” said vice-president and general manager Joe Mack. “We’d like to thank him for everything he has done for this organization and wish him well as he turns the page on a new chapter in his life.”

Khan was selected by Winnipeg with the second pick in the 2006 Ottawa Renegades’ Dispersal Draft and went on to become the Blue Bombers’ starting centre on the offensive line. He started all 18 games and the East Semi-Final in his first season, before missing much of the 2007 and 2008 seasons with a serious illness. With a will to persevere, Khan fought back and returned to form in 2009, playing in all 18 games and making 16 starts.

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Obby Khan Honoured Third Time with Cal Murphy Award

Obby Khan Honoured Third Time with Cal Murphy Award

By Brian Schultz

Obby Khan (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Obby Khan has been named the recipient of the Cal Murphy “Heart of a Legend” Award for the third time.

Khan is also the nominee for the CFL’s Tom Pate Memorial Award, which the league gives out annually.

The Ottawa native plays an active role in the community, co-founding Project Echo, a fundraising group to bolster fundraisers and volunteerism by creating a network of citizens willing to make a difference to improve the lives of Winnipeggers. Khan is also very involved with the Crohns and Colitis Foundation and sits on the planning committee of the SMD Foundation, as well as volunteers with Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

He was recognized for this same award in 2008 and 2009.

Blue Bombers Re-Sign Obby Khan for 2011 Season

Blue Bombers Re-Sign Obby Khan for 2011 Season

Obby Khan (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are bringing back one of their veterans for the 2011 CFL season.

Offensive lineman Obby Khan was re-signed to the football club on Wednesday after widespread speculation that he may not return. Khan became a free agent on February 16.

“We are very glad we were able to re-sign a veteran like Obby,” said Vice President and General Manager Joe Mack. “He is a Canadian player with experience which is very important in order to be successful in this league.”

“Winnipeg is home for me so I’m very glad we were able to work this out so that I can stay a Blue Bomber,” Khan said in a release. “I believe in the direction the club is going in and look forward to training camp opening up in June.”

Obby Khan: The Drugs Aren’t Mine

Winnipeg Blue Bomber Obby Khan was the victim of a good old fashioned prank call Thursday, as Power 97 tried to convince him his car had been found totalled. Among other things, the radio pranksters told Obby a quantity of marijuana was found in the vehicle.

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He vowed to get payback, which unfortunately for Wheeler, may or may not involve a vehicle covered in potato chips.