Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

November 21, 2008 12:19 ET

The Senators In Your Community From Nov. 21 to Nov. 28

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2008) - The Ottawa Senators' year-long commitment to community outreach programs throughout the National Capital Region continues this month. The following is a look at the club's community schedule from Friday, Nov. 21, to Friday, Nov. 28.

Sensational Friday in support of the United Way

Leadership donors from the United Way are invited to Scotiabank Place on Friday, Nov. 21, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the Sensational Friday in support of the United Way. The event is opened only to those individuals who will have registered for the event through the United Way. Participants will have the opportunity to skate on the ice, have their photo taken with a member of the Ottawa Senators (from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and participate in off-ice interactive games set up around the concourse.

The following Senators players will be present to greet and thank participants (participating players subject to change):

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Dany Heatley, Dean McAmmond and Jason Smith

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Brendan Bell, Shean Donovan and Jason Spezza

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Alexandre Picard and Antoine Vermette

Minor hockey intermission activities

On Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 peewee hockey players from the South Stormont Minor Hockey Association and the Sandy Hill Minor Hockey Association (five from each) will take part in the GM Breakaway Relay, an on-ice intermission activity at Scotiabank Place during the Ottawa Senators game against the New York Rangers.

On Thursday, Nov. 27, local minor hockey players will compete in the Bell Relay Race, an on-ice first-period intermission activity at Scotianbank Place during the Ottawa Senators match-up against their provincial rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs. A total of 12 players from the Kanata Girls Hockey Association and the Nepean Girls Hockey Association (six from each) will participate in the event.

Spartacat visits Scotiabank Read to Succeed winning classes

Scotiabank Read to Succeed is a literacy initiative presented free of charge by the Ottawa Senators to assist elementary school teachers in motivating their students to read on a daily basis through incentives and rewards. Each month, registered classes that reach their reading goals are entered into a draw to win one of six Sparty parties, which includes a classroom visit from Spartacat, pizza courtesy of Pizza Pizza and juice courtesy of Coca-Cola. Teachers interested in registering their classes for Scotiabank Read to Succeed or any other Sens@School program can do so by visiting the Senators website at

This week one lucky class from Blessed Kateri Kekakwitha (6400 Beausejour, Orleans) will host a Sparty Party won through the Scotiabank Read to Succeed Program on Friday, Nov. 28 (11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.).

Sens Foundation president attends trivia challenge

On Friday, Nov. 21, Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson will attend the Champions for Children World Trivia Night. Sponsored in part by the Sens Foundation, the event takes place at the Aberdeen Pavilion (Ottawa Civic Centre, 1015 Bank Street) and starts at 5 p.m.

Every year, Canada's largest live trivia event raises money for the Champions for Children Foundation, which promotes and funds programs provided by The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa for vulnerable youngsters in our community.

The Champions for Children Foundation, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Orleans, will once again organize this unique fundraising event that has become Canada's largest trivia team competition. It has raised more than half a million dollars in the last ten years.

Please contact the Ottawa Senators communications department prior to your visit at any of our community events.

Contact Information

  • Phil Legault, 613-599-0327
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289
    Francois Marchand, 613-599-0326