Wayne Waugh was a major supporter of the Tatamagouche & Area Minor Hockey Association. Submitted photo

TATAMAGOUCHE – Each year, the Tatamagouche & Area Minor Hockey Association hosts a tournament in memory of a man who had the community at his heart.

Wayne Waugh was an admired husband, father, businessman, founder/owner of Waugh’s Backhoe Service, as well as a dedicated community volunteer. Waygh was a 15-year veteran of the Tatamagouche Volunteer Fire Department, acting as pump captain for nearly 10 years. He was the volunteer chairman of the Nelson Park board of directors.  He touched the lives of most people through his reliable service to countless customers and his community involvement. 

Waugh was always a keen supporter of Tatamagouche & Area Minor Hockey, from purchasing hockey jerseys to sponsorships. To honour him, the hockey association is extending an open invitation to the community to join its teams in commemorating a deserving son, husband, father, businessman, friend, and volunteer. 

The 2020 Wayne Waugh Memorial Tournament will run over two weekends in February. The novice, atom, and peewee divisions will be on the ice at the North Shore Recreation Centre from Feb. 7 to 9, with bantam, midget C, and midget A divisions playing the following weekend.

All proceeds from these events go towards supporting the local minor hockey program.  There will be 50/50 draws all weekend at each game, as well as a Puck Toss for a chance to win a great prize.

If you are interested in making a donation, or for more information on the tournament, contact Barbie Cook at 902-890-1885 or barbie_cook@hotmail.com.