Maurice Beauregard Memorial tourney funds youth leaders

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The Mojo Pockets, a group of Beauregard’s friends and family, some of whom competed in the weekend’s baseball tournament. Mojo was one of Beauregard’s nicknames as well as ‘Pockets’, given that his hands were always in his pockets in pictures taken in the bush or at the camp.

Allyson Beauregard
CAMPBELL’S BAY – The sun was shining, bats were swinging, and grills were sizzling for the first annual Maurice Beauregard Memorial baseball tournament, held May 26 to 28 at the RA grounds. Fourteen teams competed, with The Rebels and Fully Loaded winning the recreational and competitive divisions respectfully.

Beauregard’s wife Kelly McMahon organized the event with the help of her two sons Hunter and Carter, other family members and friends with a goal of raising $1,500 to create three $500 Maurice Beauregard Community and Leadership Awards to present to a student from each of the area’s high schools; they will recognize students with exceptional leadership skills and who actively contributed to improving student life for their school community. This goal was greatly surpassed, with the balance of the $13,500 raised to be contributed to the Maurice Beauregard Park in Campbell’s Bay.

“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.

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 local firefighter for over 15 years and was involved in countless local projects, activities and causes.