On June 22, 1987 a first born son was born to Allison & Miranda Bernard from
Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia. He was a big brother to Ashton and Arden. He grew up to be a fine young man. He completed
grade 9 and attended the Eskasoni Middle & Elementary School. He played all sports and had a special interest
in playing hockey. He played AAA hockey since he started Minor Hockey at the age of five and played spring elite
Addison lost his life in August 2001
from an ATV accident at a young age of fourteen years. Throughout Addison's young years he accomplished so much in his
short years. After Addison's accident the family decided to have a memorial hockey tournament in his memory. The
inaugural Addison Bernard Memorial hockey tournament took place in Eskasoni in November of 2002.
Miranda and Allison, Addison's parents worked tirelessly to make the tournament a success and it showed
with the overwhelming support from local residents and the Mi'kmaq hockey nation. Teams from all over Atlantic Canada took
the trek to Eskasoni to support and keep the spirit of Addison alive.
Addison's parents and the tournament committee will continue to work hard every year to keep his memory alive.