Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 1986
South Bathurst C.Y.O. Baseball Team
The South Bathurst Catholic Youth Organization (C.Y.O) baseball team was inducted into the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. From 1950 to 1955, this team was virtually unbeatable when the chips were down. They won the North Shore Baseball League's championship four times, the Miramichi Valley Baseball League championship in 1955, the New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Intermediate title in 1952, and the Maritime Intermediate A championship in 1955. Its star players went on to contribute to other teams and their titles, but their start will always be with this team, the pride and joy of many in their heyday.
Nicholas Thibodeau, also known as the Old Maestro of curling, was inducted into the Builder category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. One of the most famous curlers ever to emerge from Bathurst, Nicholas spent 50 years honing his skills to such an extent as to become New Brunswick's premier winner. He competed as skip in the McLellan Cup more times than any other curler in the Maritime provinces, and won five provincial championships over a 20-year period --1931, 1932, 1935, 1940 and 1950. After each provincial title, he went on to represent the province at the Brier, and, in 1986, was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. A winner in every sense of the word. Nicholas will always be remembered as the greatest in Bathurst's rich curling history.