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Bulletin: The Senators In Your Community From June 16 to June 23

Thursday, 16.06.2011 / 3:54 PM / News
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Bulletin: The Senators In Your Community From June 16 to June 23
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 Thursday, June 16, to Thursday, June 23.

Senators Alumni Charity Golf Tournament

Date: Friday, June 17
Location: Eagle Creek Golf Club (109 Royal Troon Lane, Dunrobin, Ont.)
Time: 10 a.m.

Members of the Senators Alumni group return to Eagle Creek Golf Club to host the 15th annual Senators Alumni Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, June 17. Senators defenceman Matt Carkner and forward Chris Neil will join the NHL alumni, including Brad Marsh, Rob Murphy, Billy Smith, Brad Smyth and Shaun Van Allen, at this year’s event.

Eighth Annual Walk, Roll & Run for Roger's House

Once again this year, the Sens Foundation is hosting the Scotiabank Walk, Roll & Run for Roger’s House at Scotiabank Place. This year’s event includes twoand five km event routes and a tot-trot for kids. The event will also feature the Nordion Family Fun Zone, complete with interactive games and activities. Registration for a great day of family fun in support of the children and families of Roger’s House is still open. For more information, please visit:
http://www.sensfoundation.com/en/default.asp?sensfoundation=242&urlkeyword=Walk_Roll_&_Run

Algonquin College June convocation ceremony


Senators president Cyril Leeder will have an Honorary Degree bestowed upon him as part of Algonquin College’s June School of Business convocation ceremony on Wednesday, June 22, at 2 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the recently opened Ottawa Convention Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa). Leeder is being presented with the degree in recognition of lifetime achievement and service to the Ottawa community. He will serve as the keynote speaker for the event.

Spartacat Appearances

Spartacat, the Senators’ ambassador of fun, will be visible throughout Ottawa this coming weekend and into next week as he attends the NHL Street FunFest in the parking lot of Walkley Arena (1264 Walkley Road, Ottawa) on Saturday, June 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before visiting the children’s area at the Tim Hortons’ Dragonboat Festival at Mooney’s Bay from noon to 1 p.m.

On Sunday, June 19, Sparty will attend the eighth annual Walk, Roll & Run for Roger’s House at Scotiabank Place (see above) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Sparty will return to Mooney’s Bay on Monday, June 20, when he attends the Children’s Wish Foundation’s Exile Island event from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information on this event, please visit: http://www.exileisland.ca/region/ontario-ottawa/event.

Hopewell Public School Visit

Date: Monday, June 20
Location: 17 Hopewell Avenue (Ottawa)
Time: 12:10 p.m.

Spartacat will visit Anne-Marie Gervais’ Grade 4 class at Hopewell Public School in Ottawa on Monday to deliver ball hockey equipment and play a game with the class, which was selected through the Sens@School Train Like the Sens program.

The Sens@School Train Like the Sens program is a healthy living initiative presented free of charge by the Senators and Sens Foundation. Designed with the assistance of local educators, the program encourages students to strive for a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day, every day.

Ms. Gervais’ class completed more than 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity during the school day and an additional 30 minutes of extra time outside the classroom. The class was drawn as the June grand prize winner and will receive a set of practice jerseys and ball hockey equipment for their school and the chance to participate in Monday’s ball hockey game with Sparty.

Media representatives are asked to sign in at the school office upon arrival.

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