Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

December 13, 2007 13:42 ET

Media Advisory: Fourth Annual Melnyk Family Skate for Kids to Take Place on Saturday, Dec. 15

Ottawa Senators owner to host more than 100 children at Scotiabank Place

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2007) - For the fourth consecutive year, Eugene Melnyk and his family will proudly host more than 100 children, as selected by Children and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO), at Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for various fun-filled activities.

The children will be welcomed by Max Keeping, as well as Eugene Melnyk and his family in the Local Heroes Hockey Country Lodge prior to lunch. After lunch, the group will take to the ice for a one-hour skate at Scotiabank Place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Melnyks, along with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Keeping, Spartacat, and members of the Ottawa Senators Alumni, will present each participant with early Christmas presents, including a Senators jersey, a helmet and a brand new pair of skates - all donated by the Melnyk family.

Who: Eugene Melnyk and his family - owner, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Scotiabank Place; Max Keeping - honorary chair (CAYFO), CTV Ottawa, vice-president of news and public affairs, and Ottawa Senators Foundation board member; 100 children (CAYFO); Spartacat, Ottawa Senators mascot and ambassador of fun; Senators alumni.

When: Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Scotiabank Place, please use Gate 3 for access into the building

Media opportunity:11:30 a.m. - Eugene Melnyk and Max Keeping will welcome the children; 12:30 p.m. - skate begins; 1:15 p.m. - group photo; during the skate, Eugene Melnyk and Max Keeping will be available for additional photos and interviews with media representatives.

CAYFO is a dynamic not-for-profit youth organization that has focused its attention on providing the very best services to the young people of Canada's capital city since 1997. They work on the promotion of youth engagement and volunteering; manage some of the best youth awards programs, youth leadership programs and conferences in Canada. They have spearheaded innovative anti-bullying and victimization projects and have helped children at risk. CAYFO has also bridged the generations, promoted partnerships, encouraged young people to excel and celebrated this excellence.

Contact Information

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