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Staunton R. Livingston (1936-1977) was a Canadian folklorist, bohemian, and spoken word poet. Raised in Windsor, ON, Livingston briefly attended the University of Toronto, where he was greatly influenced by Canadian communications scholar Harold A. Innis. After abandoning his studies, Livingston spent most of his life travelling North America and working on an eclectic range of art projects. His unique experiment in folklore, The CFL Sessions, was initiated in 1972. He died of heart failure in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1977.
Henry Adam Svec
photo by Melanie Colosimo
  Henry Adam Svec is a songwriter, actor, and folklorist. He was raised on a cherry farm near Blenheim, Ontario, and studied English at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Svec is currently a PhD student at the University of Western Ontario.
WL Altman is a composer, scholar and sometime instructor at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. He grew up on the prairies of Canada and is a devoted, lifelong fan of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.   WL Altman
The Canadian Football League was founded in 1958. The differences between Canadian football and American football are myriad. In the Canadian game: the field is bigger (100 m long and 59 m wide), there are twelve players per side (instead of eleven), single points can be scored (the “rouge”), the ball is bigger, there are only three downs (instead of four), etc. Canadian football is unique in that, today, it is played only in Canada.