Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 2010
1951-52 South Bathurst C.Y.O. Juveniles
In 1951-52 there were very few juvenile hockey teams in the province of New Brunswick who could hold up against the powerful C.Y.O. Juveniles of South Bathurst. After winning the league in Bathurst, the squad, which was supported by the South Bathurst Catholic Youth Organization, went on to down both Campbellton and Chatham in two home series. The NB Championship for juveniles was decided after two hotly contested matches between Bathurst and the Dieppe Royals. The first game in Bathurst ended in a 3-3 draw and the C.Y.O. Juveniles pulled out the championship victory with an exciting 2-1 victory in Moncton.
Patricia Edwards is synonymous with synchronized skating and ladies' golf in New Brunswick and Canada, having been a provincial and national leader in both these sports. In figure skating, she attained her 3rd figure judging designation in 1985 and, between 1985 and 2001, she judged or refereed at every National Precision Skating Championship held across Canada. In 1985 and 1992 she was Vice President of Publicity and PR for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. She has also been a leader both provincially and nationally in her second love golf, holding positions as the President of the Ladies' Club at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club (1989), President of the NB Ladies' Golf Assoc. (1998-1999) and in 2002 became the 43rd President of the Canadian Ladies' Golf Association. Patricia chaired the National Ladies' Junior goIf tournament held in Bathurst in 1992. In 2004 Patricia received the Distinguished Service Award from the Royal Canadian Golf Association and in 2010 was elected Honorary Life Governor by the RCGA in recognition of outstanding contributions to golf in Canada.
Born in Toronto, but raised in Bathurst, NB, Mark started boxing when he was in his early teens. Inspired by his coaches Leigh Morrison, Nick Kovats and Bill Hudon and a strong desire to win, Mark had one of the most successful amateur boxing careers or any man from Bathurst. Over his career he was a member of the NB Boxing team (1981 – 1983) and National Boxing Team where he had the opportunity to represent Canada on the international stage on numerous occasions. In 1983, Mark won a gold medal at the Canada Winter Games as well as a bronze medal at the Canadian Senior Championships and even came back to the ring after a three-year absence to win a bronze medal at the 1992 Nationals in Summerside, PEI.