Maurice Beauregard Memorial Ball Tourney


Despite the intermittent rain, bats were swinging, and grills were sizzling for the second annual Maurice Beauregard Memorial baseball tournament, held May 24 to 26 at the Campbell’s Bay RA grounds. Fourteen 3-pitch and two fast ball teams competed, with the Corriveau family and Kruger winning the recreational and open divisions respectfully; both donated their prizes to the cause.

The event also featured a Lions Club bingo, 50/50 draw (winner: Ashley Paquette), and a 12-team horseshoe tournament (winners: Chris Sauriol and James Ostrom). Darlene Dubeau won the volunteer appreciation prize. Kruger, Beauregard’s employer, donated a commemorative ball cap to each player in the tournament.

Beauregard’s wife Kelly McMahon, friends and family organized the event with the help of over 100 volunteers to raise $1,500 for three $500 Maurice Beauregard Community and Leadership Awards to present to a student from each of the Pontiac’s high schools; they recognize students with exceptional leadership skills who actively contribute to improving student life. Although proceeds weren’t tallied as of press time, any additional funds will be contributed to the Maurice Beauregard Park in Campbell’s Bay; $13,500 was raised last year.

“The idea was inspired by the person Maurice was and we wanted to honor his memory and legacy while paying it forward to the youth leaders of the Pontiac… his dedication, leadership and commitment to the community and Pontiac is something we want to celebrate and recognize in the youth of the Pontiac,” said McMahon when the event was first organized.

After serving as a councillor for four years, Beauregard was elected mayor in 2017. He was in his second term when he was diagnosed with cancer in early 2022; he passed away that October at the age of 43. Known as a dedicated and hands-on leader, Beauregard also served as a firefighter for over 15 years and was involved in countless local projects, activities and causes. – Allyson Beauregard

Photo – The Kruger team won the open division at the second annual Maurice Beauregard Memorial baseball tournament, held May 24 – 26. (Submitted)