Barry Paul Bernard was fighting with his brothers when his parents grew sick of it. So his father, Noel J. Bernard, bought him and his brother red leather boxing gloves and started Barry Bernard on his journey to support Mi’kmaq boxers in the ring.
“I have to credit my father because if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be coaching boxing,” said Bernard.
Bernard runs the Eskasoni Red Tribe Boxing Club, is the Wagmatcook court liaison officer, the commissioner of professional combat sports in the province and is a professional photographer. But his passion for helping troubled boxers before they enter the legal system is a real driving force in his life. Full story here.