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Second annual Beauregard ball tournament knocks it out of the park

Campbell’s Bay played host to the second annual Maurice Beauregard memorial 3-pitch softball tournament on Sunday afternoon.
Beauregard, a former Campbell’s Bay mayor, councillor and firefighter, passed away two years ago after a battle with cancer. The first tournament was held last year in honour of his legacy.
The stands were packed with ball fanatics, many of whom knew Beauregard. Some folks brought their own lawn chairs, while others still leaned on the ballpark fence and chatted with friends old and new.
Families, couples, and teams on break enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, a few beers and good conversation while they watched the games.
The Corriveau family team won the recreational division. Patrick St-Cyr, one of its members, said the victory meant a lot to them.
“We fell short last year, so it was good to be able to win this one for a good cause,” he said, adding the team is already hoping to be back next year.
The open division champion was a team from Kruger, a Gatineau paper company that was also Beauregard’s former place of employment, and nearly everyone on the team knew him.
“I’ll retire now, finish on top,” one Kruger player said in the . . .

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