Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

January 12, 2007 11:00 ET

The Senators in your Community from Jan. 12 to Jan. 25

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 12, 2007) - 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, Jan. 12, to Thursday, Jan. 25.

Senators players Chris Kelly and Christoph Schubert to visit The Works in Kanata on Jan. 15

On Monday, Jan. 15, Senators players Chris Kelly and Christoph Schubert will visit The Works Gourmet Bistro on 64 Stonehaven Drive in Kanata from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part a fundraiser supporting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

All four locations of The Works Gourmet Bistro will be open from 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. During this 24-hour period, menu items will be offered free to customers in exchange for a donation to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Senators defenceman Tom Pressing to visit Scotiabank Read to Succeed winning class

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 Sparty, 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 www.ottawasenators.com. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Senators defenceman Tom Preissing will visit St. Augustine school in Ottawa to read to a winning class of students.

This week three lucky classes will host a Sparty Party won through the Scotiabank Read to
Succeed Program.

Monday, Jan. 15 (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) - Meadowlands Public School, 10 Fieldrow Street, Ottawa. Teacher: Brenda Ruddick, 613-224-1733

Wednesday, Jan. 17 (1:35 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.) - St. Augustine School, 1009 Arnot Street, Ottawa. Teacher: Kelly Crowe, 613-225-8020

Friday, Jan. 19 (11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.) - Chapel Hill School, 1534 Forest Valley Drive, Ottawa. Teacher: Chantal Murphy-Lalonde, 613-837-3773

Senators set to recognize Hockey Day in Canada volunteers and minor hockey team

In conjunction with CBC's Hockey Day in Canada celebration on Saturday, Jan. 13, the Ottawa Senators will recognize the West End Blackhawks novice A team, as well as minor hockey volunteers Bev Crepin, coach of the Metcalfe Jets bantam B team; and Stephane Girard, head coach of the Aigles de Gatineau atom BB.

The West End Blackhawks, a team of seven- and eight-year-olds, will attend the Senators team practice at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, as well as receive replica Ottawa Senators jerseys to wear at the Senators home game on Hockey Day in Canada. The Blackhawks will also be featured on ice during the pre-game ceremonies and will stand behind singer Denise Gagnon-Lebrun during the national anthem.

Crepin and Girard, along with a volunteer representing the Montreal Canadiens, will drop the ceremonial puck to launch the Hockey Day in Canada's triple-header. The Senators have also provided tickets to the team and three volunteers

Contact Information

  • Phil Legault, 613-599-0327
    Steve Keogh, 613-599-0326
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289