Members of Nova Scotia’s squash community are gathering this weekend in Halifax for the first annual Ray Souchereau Squash Classic tournament to celebrate the life of Souchereau and his contributions to the game of squash.
Souchereau passed away in November after a short illness. He was 57 and lived in Halifax.
“Ray was a selfless gentlemen who gave so much to the sport of squash and to everyone he met,” said Matt Bishop, who is organizing the tournament in Souchereau’s memory. “He played for the province, for the challenge and for the joy of it.”
Souchereau qualified as a Black Shirt referee, travelling to officiate at tournaments across the country. As a competitive player, he represented Nova Scotia in out-of-province tournaments.
He also hosted international players visiting the province for professional tournaments and entertained delegations visiting with the international squash organization known as The Jesters.
On weekend mornings, he could be found on the courts at Saint Mary’s playing “cutthroat” squash for fun.
The memorial tournament will take place at the SMUfit Club on 920 Tower Road in Halifax.
Matches will be played Friday night and all day Saturday with finals being played on Sunday morning and early afternoon. The public is welcome.
Contact Matt Bishop: firstname.lastname@example.org