NoahStrong in the News

Noah Strong lifts up One Kids Place

August 9, 2022

The NoahStrong charitable organization made a generous donation to One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre recently. The organization, which honours the November 2020 passing of North Bay hockey player Noah Dugas, handed over a cheque for $25,000 which will go toward the One Kids Place Loan Equipment Program. Click here for full article

Noah Strong charity distributes bursaries to local graduates

July 14, 2022

The Noah Strong charity awarded $4,000 to five high school graduates. The winners were selected by members of the school administration based on selected criteria. Melody Ferris from Ecole secondaire publique Odyssee, Sheydon Beeson from St. Joseph Scollard Hall, Chloe Gravelle and Michael Travers from Ecole secondaire Catholique Algonquin, Brett Richardson from Chippewa Secondary School…

1st Annual Ball Hockey Tournament

June 13, 2022

Noah was most definitely smiling down on us yesterday at our 1st Annual Ball Hockey Tournament. We could not of asked for a more perfect day. NoahStrong is so grateful for all the amazing participants, parents, sponsors, spectators, organizing committee, volunteers and our wonderfull community for their loving support. We hope you had as much…

NoahStrong well connected to Green Shirt Day

April 7, 2022

‘We decided to reach out to the Boulet family to learn more about Green Shirt Day and how best to promote organ and tissue donation here in North Bay’ Jody Dugas admits Green Shirt Day would have been something Noah Dugas would have loved to be a part of. “Noah loved his tie-dye green and…

Noah Strong Foundation encouraging people to sign up to be organ donors

April 4, 2022

North Bay’s Noah Dugas passed away in 2020, but since he was an organ donor, the lives of seven people were saved. Noah was a 13-year-old defenceman who played for the North Bay Trappers major peewee AAA team. After he felt unwell during a game in March 2020, he was sent to hospital in Ottawa,…

U15 Trappers guided to gold by an Angel wearing 71

March 22, 2022

Bryden Shank, got a favourable bounce in the slot which allowed him to put away what was the championship-winning goal for the North Bay Dave’s Heating and Cooling U15 AAA Trappers as they edged the Soo Greyhounds 3-2. Some players and parents believe, that bounce had some divine hockey intervention by someone who wore Trappers #71.…

Local high schools hosting jersey day fundraisers to honour Noah Dugas

November 9, 2021

‘Noah left an incredible mark on the world by showing strength, compassion, and resiliency’ A few local schools are honouring the passing of Noah Dugas, which happened one year ago on November 13, 2020. An unexpected brain bleed took Noah Dugas’ life on that sad day. The well known young hockey player’s final gift was enriching…

Hockey community gathers at the rink to honour Noah Dugas

October 25, 2021

Listen to this article 00:03:28 A 4-2 loss to the Sudbury Nickel Capitals wasn’t the plan for the North Bay U15 AAA Trappers.Yet, when it was all said and done, you could make a very strong case that the scoreboard was secondary. The reason behind that was a jersey retirement and celebration of life for…

North Bay minor hockey associations honour Noah Dugas

October 25, 2021

NORTH BAY – Members of the hockey community, the Dugas family, and friends rallied together Saturday afternoon to honour former North Bay Trapper, Noah Dugas. Dugas, lost his life last November and now his jersey will hang in Memorial Gardens forever. “I think he would just be floored by all this love and support and…

Noah Dugas’ heart saved the life of an 11-year-old girl

October 25, 2021

by Jennifer Hamilton-McCharles   Those who knew Noah Dugas said he had the biggest heart. That heart saved the life of an 11-year-old girl. Jody Dugas, Noah’s mother, said the family whose daughter was the recipient of Noah’s heart, reached out to the Dugas’ to express their sincere gratitude. “It’s overwhelming, but that’s the kind of…