Pictou Advocate sports

County hall of fame inductions set for Oct. 19


NEW GLASGOW — Induction awards on Oct. 19 in Westville will help the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The induction ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Westville Civic Centre.

This year’s ceremony is in honour of Ronald Mark Babineau, a long-serving board member and current honorary board chairman who was inducted into the hall of fame at its inaugural ceremony in 1990.

Babineau followed a career in hockey in Canada and the U.S. by starring for many years in the Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League with the Pictou Maripacs. He ended his playing career in the Rural League before coaching teams for many years. He was proud to play for what was called the BMW line that also featured Allie Morrison and Tic Williams.

The Inductions will include those named in the categories of athlete, builder, team and media.

Following are the inductees:


George “Stonewall” Jackson, Joe O’Brien, Jonathan Robert Sim, Colin White, Vickie Cheryl (MacBeth) Turnbull and Joe Baker


Barry Wisener, Eben MacIsaac, Alvin Sinclair, Patrick Carty, Lloyd Sutherland and Roger Swarbrick


New Glasgow Panthers (hockey), known as the Six Survivors from 1931-32: Jimmy MacLean, Syd Malcolm, Foster Dickson, Don MacDougall, Bill Forbes and Bruce Cox

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, curling team from 1993: Fred Mombourquette, Haylett Clarke, Cecil McIvor and Merle Pratt

Munro Juniors (men’s fastball) 1985

Stellarton Jr. C (hockey) 1986-87


Ken Reid

The Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will be presented to the Women Alike Abreast A River dragon boat team that will be inducted in the team and humanitarian categories.