OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), in partnership with Ferguslea Properties Limited and the City of Ottawa, will break ground on the third Sens RINK (Recreational Investments in Neighbourhoods for Kids) Project with a ceremony for the eventual revitalization of Bayshore Park on Thursday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m.
The community rinks initiative was 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 in January 2013.
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, the Sens RINK is being supported by significant financial contribution from Ferguslea Properties Limited. On Thursday, the official groundbreaking will take place.
Ferguslea Properties Limited, owners of Accora Village, is currently undergoing a number of exciting revitalization initiatives in the community previously known as Bayshore Village. The Sens RINK project 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; Cyril Leeder, president of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and co-chair of the Sens RINK major gift committee; Jim Watson, mayor of the City of Ottawa; Mark Taylor, Ottawa City Councillor; Barbara Crook and Dan Greenberg, Ferguslea Properties Limited and Spartacat, the Senators' ambassador of fun.
Also participating in the event are elementary school classes from St. Rose of Lima and Bayshore Public School.
When and where: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 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 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.