The 1954 season
of Canadian football
considered to be the first season of the modern era
of Canadian football, although the
Canadian Football League
would not be officially founded for another four years.
Canadian Football News in 1954
The BC Lions
joined the WIFU
and adopted the
colours of burnt orange and brown. The Lions played their first regular
season game on Saturday, August 28, as they lost 8-6 to the
Winnipeg Blue Bombers at
Winnipeg's Gerry James
(RB), became the
first player to win the Most Outstanding Canadian
national network were televising
Final regular season standings
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses,
T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points
- Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
- Edmonton has a bye and will play in the WIFU
Grey Cup playoffs
Note: All dates in 1954
- Winnipeg won the total-point series by 27-25. The
Blue Bombers will play the Edmonton Eskimos in the WIFU
- Edmonton wins the best of three series 2-1. The
Eskimos will play the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen (ORFU) in the
Grey Cup Semi-Final.
- Montreal wins the best of three series 2-0. The
Alouettes will advance to the Grey Cup game.
Grey Cup Semi-Final
- The Edmonton Eskimos will advance to the Grey Cup
Grey Cup Championship
- Note: IRFU Final and Grey Cup Semi-Final dates are not
confirmed, however since  the regular season ended October 25 in
the West, and November 13 in the East, and  all other playoff
dates, as well as Grey Cup date are accurate, it is reasonable to
assume the above dates are accurate.
1954 Canadian Football Awards