OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2014) - The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), in partnership with Ferguslea Properties Limited and the City of Ottawa, will begin the third project in its Sens RINK (Recreational Investments in Neighbourhoods for Kids) initiative with an official announcement for the revitalization of Bayshore Park on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
The community rinks initiative was originally launched when the Rink of Dreams, located at Marion Dewar Plaza in front of Ottawa City Hall, an outdoor refrigerated ice surface which serves as a community gathering place, opened to the public in January of 2012. The second project located at Jules Morin Park in Ottawa's lowertown district opened last January.
What: The Sens RINK in Bayshore Park, located in Ottawa's Bay Ward, will include the installation of hockey dasher boards, fencing, hockey nets in the winter and basketball nets in the summer. Managed by the City of Ottawa, Sens RINK recreational spaces offer skating and hockey clinics as well as summer sporting programs for hundreds of children and youth in Accora Village and beyond. In addition to the Foundation/City partnership, Sens RINK is also being supported by significant financial contribution from Ferguslea Properties Limited.
Ferguslea Properties Limited, owners of Accora Village, is currently undergoing a number of exciting revitalization initiatives in the area previously known as Bayshore. The RINK investment is the latest commitment to bring renewed energy and excitement to the already vibrant community.
Who: Graham Macmillan, chairman of the Ottawa Senators Foundation Board of Directors; Senator Vern White, co-chair of the Sens RINK major gift committee; Danielle Robinson, Ottawa Senators Foundation president & CEO; Mark Taylor, Ottawa City Councillor; Barbara Crook and Dan Greenberg, Ferguslea Properties Limited representatives and Spartacat, the Senators' ambassador of fun.
Also participating in the event is an elementary school classes from St. Rose of Lima School.
When and where: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Bayshore Park, 175 Woodridge Crescent, in Ottawa. For a map of the area, please click here.
Photo and media opportunity: Participants will be available for brief media interviews to discuss the latest phase of the joint partnership's community rinks initiative. Photo opportunities of participants while at the park will also be available.