OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators’ year-long commitment to community outreach programs throughout the National Capital Region continues. The following is a look at the club’s community schedule from Friday, Feb. 1, to Thursday, Feb. 8.
16th Annual Bill Kitchen Timbits Jamboree – Saturday, Feb. 2
Scotiabank Place will open its doors to Tim Hortons Timbits initiation teams (5 and 6 year olds) throughout the day on Saturday, Feb. 2, for the 16th annual Timbits Jamboree. Games and entertainment will begin at 7 a.m. and run until 5:45 p.m. Only registered teams and members of their immediate families will be provided access as the event is closed to the public. More than 1,500 participants are expected from 12 different minor hockey associations.
Senators Alumni to visit Richmond-Munster Minor Hockey association – Saturday, Feb. 2
NHL and Ottawa Senators Alumni will suit up to participant in a fun-filled charity hockey game against coaches from the Richmond-Munster Minor Hockey association. Former NHL players Shean Donovan, Brad Brown, Doug Smith, John Barrett and Chris Valentine are expected to participate in the festivities. Ottawa Senators public address announcer Stuntman Stu will host the event, which starts at 3:15 p.m. at the Richmond Arena. Tickets are $5 and available at the arena (6095 Perth St., Richmond, Ont.).
Canadian Tire Jumpstart presents I Love to Skate Celebration Party – Sunday, Feb. 3
The Senators and Canadian Tire Jumpstart, in partnership with the Sens Foundation and the City of Ottawa, will host an end-of-year celebration for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart presents I Love To Skate program on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at Scotiabank Place.
This will mark the conclusion of the third year of the I Love To Skate program. It provides financially disadvantaged children in neighbourhoods across Ottawa with the opportunity to receive a pair of skates and a helmet, in addition to skating lessons from qualified instructors at the city’s 27 outdoor rinks. Sunday’s finale will see each of the 400 participants and members of their immediate families enjoy the opportunity to skate on the same ice surface as the Senators. To highlight this season’s successes, the participants and their families will be joined by dignitaries from Canadian Tire Jumpstart, the Sens Foundation and City of Ottawa.
Spartacat, the Senators’ ambassador of fun, will participate in Saturday’s Timbits Jamboree at Scotiabank Place. He will also be on hand to skate with the children taking part in the I Love to Skate year-end celebration on Sunday, Feb. 3. Later that day, Sparty will join Re/Max (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.) during their corporate family skates at Scotiabank Place.
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