Ottawa Senators Foundation

Ottawa Senators Foundation

March 17, 2009 09:51 ET

DRUMS Directs its Support to Project S.T.E.P. for Sens Foundation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - Variety of Ottawa, in conjunction with the Sens Foundation and the South African High Commission, announced today their participation in the DRUMS fundraising event on Friday, April 3, at the Brookstreet Hotel.

DRUMS, an evening of fine dining, wine and entertainment with a South African flare, is dedicating the event in support the Sens Foundation's commitment to support two Ottawa residential youth treatment centres and school-based education and prevention programs. The event is part of a fundraising campaign entitled Project S.T.E.P.

DRUMS features the world-famous sounds of Brian Litvin and his band, Jabulani, a live auction that includes a Tourcan Vacations trip for two to South Africa, complete with Safari tour; and a SeaDream Yacht Club Mediterranean cruise for two.

"The Sens Foundation is proud to have the support of Variety of Ottawa in our pledge to provide $1.3 million for Project S.T.E.P.," said Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson. "It is unique events like DRUMS that we will look to when fulfilling our pledge that will bring a much-needed resource for our youth."

"Variety of Ottawa has always been fortunate to have the support of the international community in the presentation of our annual gala. We couldn't be more excited to have the support of the South African High Commission and be able to provide our guests with an evening of fine dining and entertainment unlike any other Ottawa event," said David Hamilton, past-president and event co-chair of Variety of Ottawa. "We are also very proud to be part of the solution for youth in our community in our support of the Sens Foundation and Project S.T.E.P."

Project S.T.E.P. is supported by Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips, and his wife, Erin, in their role as Ambassadors for Change. They are actively working with the hockey club and foundation in support of the many fundraising endeavours in the coming months.

Tickets for DRUMS are $2,250 for a table of 10, or individual tickets are $225. To purchase tickets, please visit or phone 613-599-0323.

Contact Information

  • Phil Legault, 613-599-0327
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289
    Chris Moore, 613-599-0326