Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 1995
Nicknamed Mr. Volleyball, Charles Boudreau was inducted into the Builder category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Although based in Bathurst, Charles' name was synonymous with the sport of volleyball throughout the province. He served it as a player, coach, referee and clinician from 1953 to 1980. He became a national-level referee in 1968, and eight years later, he would fulfill a life-long dream by being asked to officiate at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Through most of his adult life, he was the top francophone volleyball instructor in the province, not to mention a founding member of Sport New Brunswick. During his youth, he spiked like no other; in his later years, he was respected like no other.
As a wheelchair athlete, Clarence Bastarache had no equal. Therefore, it was only right that his name stand in the Player category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame, beginning in 1995. Clarence had an outstanding record of achievement as a wheelchair athlete at local, provincial, national and international levels, in both individual and team competitions. He was active for almost two decades, dating back to the early 1970s. In national competitions between 1971 and 1982, he won a total of 77 medals. He also held no less than six different national records during that period, in such varied sports as shot put, pentathlon, breaststroke, and javelin. Over a period of 11 years, beginning in 1972, he represented Canada at nine international competitions, where he won a total of 12 medals - one gold, seven silver and four bronze. Clarence was in a league of his own, both in sport and in sportsmanship.
BHS 1929-30 Hockey Team
The 1929-30 Bathurst High School hockey team entered the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame's Team category in 1995, and there would be no one contesting this order. It would be extremely difficult to match the exploits of this team, and impossible to surpass them. They sailed through an entire 11 game schedule undefeated, allowing only 10 goals against while scoring 70. They ended the season in fairy tale fashion, beating St. Mary's Collegiate School the Nova Scotia champions and five-time Maritime title holders 4-0 to capture the Maritime High School Hockey Championship. No team could ever hope to be as dominant as that hockey team was. They were the class of their era, not just in athletic prowess, but in true sportsmanship.