Antigonish Challenger Baseball

Posted at 6:18 am on October 11, 2017

Two local groups are in the running for a national competition to support community projects.  It’s part of an annual contest called the Aviva Community Fund.  It is sponsored by the insurance company Aviva Canada.  Both local groups, if successful could be eligible for up to $100,000 in funding.
Antigonish Challenger Baseball, nominated in the Community Health category,  is proposing to convert the facilities it uses at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School into an accessible ball field.  That includes wheelchair accessible dugouts, a backstop, an outfield fence, field lighting and stands.
The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society, nominated in the Community Development category,  is proposing a community room.  It would be for tenants of its affordable housing project, Riverside Estates as well as the greater Antigonish community.  Phase one of the development opened earlier this year.  Planning for phase two is underway.
The public has until October 19th to vote for their favourite project.  The finalists will be announced in December.    To vote, follow this link:

Posted at 10:32 am on May 9, 2017

Antigonish Challenger Baseball season is fast approaching, and registration is still open to those who wish to participate.
Randy Crouse is the coordinator for Antigonish Challenger Baseball. He says that there are still chances for people to take part:
Crouse also says that they are still looking for more volunteers and support for Challenger Baseball, and encourages people to contact his through

Posted at 11:39 am on March 29, 2017

Antigonish Challenger Baseball is currently looking for new and returning buddies for the 2017 season! Challenger Baseball is a program for children with special needs between the ages of 4 and 18. ‘Buddies’ are paired up with a partner and help out with aspects of the game.
Randy Crouse is the Coordinator for Antigonish Challenger Baseball. He says the program has had great success as it heads into the fourth year. Crouse says that the bond formed between the players and buddies is an incredibly rewarding experience:
Crouse says registration is now open for people who would like to be buddies. The numbers have been increasing from year to year, and Crouse says there is always space for more people to be involved. More information available at