OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2012) - The Sens Foundation, in partnership with the Ottawa Senators and the City of Ottawa, will begin the second phase of its community rinks initiative when the Sens RINC (Recreational Investments in Neighbourhood Communities) Project officially gets underway with a ground breaking ceremony for the eventual revitalization of Jules Morin Park on Monday, Nov. 19.
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 last January.
What: The revitalization of Jules Morin Park, located in Ottawa's lowertown district, will include the installation of hockey dasher boards, fencing, hockey nets in the winter and lacrosse nets in the summer. Managed by the City of Ottawa, the free Sens RINC Project's recreational spaces will offer skating and hockey clinics as well as summer sporting programs for hundreds of children and youth.
In addition to funding stemming from the joint partnership, the project at Jules Morin Park is also being supported by significant financial contribution on behalf of the annual Maharaja's Ball and Tremblant's 24 hours of Skiing.
Who: Cyril Leeder, Ottawa Senators president; Jim Watson, mayor of the City of Ottawa; Danielle Robinson, Sens Foundation president; Paul MacLean, Senators head coach; Mathieu Fleury, Ottawa city councillor; Stuntman Stu, Senators public address announcer; Nalin Bhargava, Maharaja's Ball chair; Simon St-Arnaud, event producer for 24 hours of ski of Tremblant; Elementary school classes from York Street Public School and Ecole Elementaire Catholique Sainte Anne; Spartacat, the Senators' ambassador of fun.
When and where: 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at Jules Morin Park, 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.