Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

December 07, 2006 12:52 ET

Media Advisory: Third Annual Melnyk Family Skate for Kids to Take Place on Saturday, Dec. 9

Ottawa Senators owner to host 100 children at Scotiabank Place

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - For the third consecutive year, Eugene Melnyk and his family will proudly host 100 children, as identified by Children and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO), to Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for various fun-filled activities.

The children will be welcomed by Max Keeping, as well as Eugene Melnyk and his family, before going for a skate on the ice at Scotiabank Place. Following the skate, the kids will proceed to the Silver Seven Brewhouse (concourse level of Scotiabank Place) for lunch.

Melnyk along with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Keeping, Spartacat, members of the Ottawa Senators Alumni, and the wives and girlfriends of members of the Senators will present each participant with early Christmas presents, including a Senators jersey, a Senators 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, Children and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO)
Spartacat, Ottawa Senators mascot and ambassador of fun
Senators alumni
Wives and girlfriends of the Ottawa Senators

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Media 10:20 a.m. - Eugene Melnyk and Max Keeping will welcome
the children
opportunity: 11 a.m. - Skate begins
11:45 a.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
    Steve Keogh, 613-599-0326
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289