Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

October 13, 2006 15:00 ET

Ottawa Senators: Spartacat to Celebrate Birthday at Saunders Farm

OTTAWA, ONTARIO—-(CCNMatthews – Oct. 13, 2006) - Spartacat, the Ottawa Senators’ mascot and ambassador of fun, is celebrating his 14th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Saunders Farm, located in Munster, Ont. (7893 Bleeks Road).

Open free of charge to all of Sparty’s Kids Club members, the birthday celebration includes cake, an autograph session, a parade with Spartacat as marshal and more. Parents and siblings of Sparty’s Kids Club members will receive 2-for-1 admission to Saunders Farm as part of the festivities.

Non-Kids Club members interested in celebrating Sparty’s birthday are encouraged to register on-line at or at Saunders Farm prior to the festivities kicking off. All 2006-07 Sparty’s Kids Club members will receive a commemorative Sparty’s Kids Club box, a Sparty bank, Sens Army dog tags, a coupon book, a Senators team photo, newsletters, invitations to exclusive special events and more. Sparty’s Kids Club memberships are $19.50 each, plus applicable taxes and shipping.

The itinerary for Spartacat’s 14th birthday at Saunders Farm is as follows:

11 a.m. - Saunders Farm opens
Noon - Spartacat autograph session and photo-op
1:30 p.m. - Birthday cake cutting
2 p.m. - Stage show
3 p.m. - March of the Monsters parade

The Senators’ ambassador of fun has been entertaining crowds since his first appearance on Oct. 8, 1992 -- at the Senators’ inaugural home game against the Montreal Canadiens, which is his official birthday.

Since then, Sparty has traveled all over eastern Ontario and western Quebec, making countless stops to lend an eager paw at community and charity events. He has also made several visits throughout the United States, including visits to Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida.

Spartacat’s birthday party will be the first event of the season for Sparty’s Kids Club members. Fans can visit for more information or to register as a Sparty’s Kids Club member.

Contact Information

  • Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
    Phil Legault, 613-599-0327
    Steve Keogh, 613-599-0326
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289