Ottawa Senators Foundation

Ottawa Senators Foundation

November 24, 2009 12:51 ET

Just One Person Awards Celebration Set for Thursday, Nov. 26, at Scotiabank Place

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2009) - The Sens Foundation, Ottawa Citizen and the Max Keeping Foundation will host the fourth annual Just One Person award celebrations, presented by Scotiabank, at a Senators pre-game reception on Thursday, Nov. 26, at Scotiabank Place. Julie Tubman, owner and president of Tubman Funeral Homes and Maisons Funeraires Cadieux, will officially receive the 2009 Just One Person award, as chosen by the selection committee.

"The Sens Foundation is very pleased with the selection of Julie Tubman as this year's Just One Person award recipient. Mrs. Tubman has spearheaded many initiatives in our community that have improved the lives of countless children and youth," said Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson. "There are many children living in our community that just need a chance, an opportunity to do something special. Funds raised at this year's event will provide them with that chance by giving them greater educational opportunities."

The Sens Foundation is proud to once again announce the support of Carleton University this year. Carleton's involvement and generosity in matching the funds raised from this special event allows the Foundation to enhance scholarship opportunities within our community.

The Foundation will bid to meet its objective of raising $30,000 through the awards celebration event, which takes place at a reception before the Senators host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 26. All funds raised through the event will then be matched by Carleton, and further combined with matching funds from the Government of Ontario's Student Opportunity Trust Fund in an effort to realize an endowment fund of $90,000. This endowment, in addition to funds previously contributed, would generate an endowed total of $360,000 for children and youth in Ottawa area communities.

"Education is critical because it creates opportunities for students, our city, our province and country. Carleton has a proud history of making post-secondary education accessible and of creating outstanding scholars, researchers and leaders," said Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University.

The Just One Person award celebration, hosted by Max Keeping, provides an opportunity for supporters to learn about the challenges that youth living under the care of the Children's Aid Society experience every day.

2009 Just One Person Recipient

Julie Tubman, owner and president of Tubman Funeral Homes and Maisons Funeraires Cadieux, has been recognized by the Just One Person selection committee as this years's award recipient.

As a professional and community leader Julie has helped thousands of families cope with the pain of loss, is committed to the health of our community and has given countless hours contributing her leadership skill to the benefit of society. In addition to her professional and business commitments, Julie is the founding chair of Roger's House and sat on the board of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario for 15 years, including a term as chair. Julie was the founding president of the Widowed Support Group of Ottawa-Carleton and a founding member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Ottawa Chapter, and played a pivotal role in the launch of The Unforgettables Fund. She has also served either as a director or on the executive of the Women's Business Network, Joan of Arc Academy, West Carleton Business Association, and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

In 2007 she was recognized by her professional colleagues and awarded the Humanitarium Award by the Ontario Funeral Service Association. She was awarded the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year for 2006. She was also chosen by the Women's Business Network as its Business Woman of the Year for 2006, as well as being honoured as the Nepean-Kanata Chamber of Commerce's Business Woman of the Year in 2002.

Compassion, dedication and the drive to make a positive difference to the families of our community are the tenets of Julie's life.

Jim Orban, publisher of the Ottawa Citizen, was the first Just One Person award recipient in 2006. Bell executive Sal Iacono won the award in 2007, and Senators Sports & Entertainment President Cyril Leeder was the most recent recipient, winning the award in 2008.

Tickets are available now for purchase through the Sens Foundation. Please visit www.sensfoundation.com for more information or call 613-599-0323.

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