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Coal Bowl Classic

January 30, 2023 - February 4, 2023

The 39th annual Coal Bowl Classic basketball tournament is set to happen in 2023! The much-loved, one-of-a-kind tournament will run from Monday, January 30 to Saturday, February 4, 2023 and as always, will be hosted at Breton Education Centre.


After two years of downtime, and much to the delight of students and fans, the Coal Bowl Board of Directors got together and made the decision to push forward for another exciting year – with the help of many school staff members, community volunteers and sponsors. As in years past, the competing teams will bunker down inside the school for the week, along with their coaches and referees.


According to Coal Bowl Co-chair Aimee Romard, the tournament is a well-oiled machine, provided the support is there from the community, “It takes a village and we’ll need all hands on deck to make it happen…but the whole town really looks forward to hosting the Coal Bowl so we know we have the support. It’s our version of a Winter Carnival. The school is also undergoing some major renovations at the moment, but we’re confident we can work around those!” said Romard.


Division chairs and honorees

The Coal Bowl 2023 Division Chairs will be Mark Walzak and Dougie MacKinnon and the Honorees will be the 1984 New Waterford Dodgers, Winners of the Atlantic Intermediate ‘A’ Baseball Championship.


Coal Bowl Live Action

As always, the Coal Bowl Facebook page ( and Coal Bowl website ( will be updated daily with game scores and community information for those near and far, who are not able to travel to games. More information to follow concerning the live streaming aspect.


Coal Bowl Passes

Passes are not available yet but watch our socials and website for the announcement of sales.



  • January 30 – February 04, 2023 marks the 39th Annual Coal Bowl
  • Coal Bowl is a National invitational tournament
  • There are 10 boys teams and 2 girls teams
  • Hosted at Breton Education Centre in N.W.
  • 10 Coal Bowl Teams, Coaches and Referees are housed in Breton Ed Centre
  • Two Division Chairs: Mark Walzak and Dougie McKinnon
  • Honourees for 2023 are the 1984 New Waterford Dodgers
  • Coal Bowl Website:
  • Coal Bowl Facebook page:
  • BEC Administration 902-862-6432

For information or interviews, Jenn Sheppard, 902-563-6509 (text or call) or Aimee Romard 902-577-1678 (after 4pm).


January 30, 2023
February 4, 2023