Sens Foundation

Sens Foundation

September 10, 2010 13:49 ET

Brookstreet Hotel's 8th Annual Lumiere Gala Presents All-round highlights

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2010) - The Sens Foundation announced today that $55,000 was raised at the Lumière Gala, which was held on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Brookstreet Hotel. Over the past two years the event has raised close to $80,000.

More than 500 guests, along with members of the National Capital Region's corporate community and sports leaders, attended this year's event at the Brookstreet Hotel. Known as "Ottawa's best summer party," guests were treated to food and wine stations prepared by Brookstreet's executive chef Clifford Lyness and his culinary team, live entertainment and a fireworks display.

"On behalf of the Sens Foundation, I would like to thank everyone for attending, our volunteers, sponsors and the staff of the Brookstreet for making Lumière a huge success," said Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson. "The funds raised this evening allow us to make a significant contribution towards the health and well being of the children and youth in our community."

The Lumière Gala host, Brookstreet executive vice-president Patrice Basille, commented on his gratitude for the support of so many partners. "We are very proud of our achievements with the Lumière Charity Gala; however we could not have made this such a success without the generosity of partners such as RBC, Tony Graham Automotive Group, Deloitte, as well as Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. These fine organizations share our commitment to the community and have once again demonstrated their passion for corporate philanthropy through their support of Lumière."

More than $245,000 has been distributed to local charitable organizations from the gala's success over the past seven years. The Sens Foundation was once again the beneficiary of this year's event. The mission of the Sens Foundation is to leverage and provide both financial and in-kind support to registered charitable organizations whose programs focus on improving the quality of life for children and youth in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

Since its inception, the Sens Foundation, together with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, alumni, corporate partners and fans have raised and dedicated more than $55 million in support to a variety of community initiatives.

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