Aug 14, 2014 View All News

Ottawa Senators Foundation, Ferguslea Properties Limited and the City of Ottawa officially open third Sens RINK at Bayshore Park

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), in partnership with Ferguslea Properties Limited and the City of Ottawa, cut the ribbon on the third phase of its Sens RINK (Recreational Investments in Neighbourhoods for Kids) initiative with a grand opening ceremony this morning at Bayshore Park.

Senators president Cyril Leeder joined Ottawa Senators Foundation president and CEO Danielle Robinson, Dan Greenberg and Barbara Crook of Ferguslea Properties Limited, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mark Taylor to officially open the new recreational facility.

“The Sens RINK at Bayshore Park is the third piece of our larger project of providing children and youth from across the region with access to physical activity, recreation and social development opportunities,” said Danielle Robinson, president and CEO, Ottawa Senators Foundation. “We wish to thank Ferguslea Properties Limited, the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and our network of partners for bringing us another step closer to our goal.”

“The official opening of the Sens Rink at Bayshore Park and in the centre of Accora Village is complimentary to the rebranding of Accora Village.” said Steve Ryan, vice-president, asset management Ferguslea Properties Limited. “This initiative demonstrates our commitment to this community as well as Bay Ward and the residents that will benefit from the recreational programming delivered here. We believe that the level of cooperation between the Sens Foundation, Councillor Taylors office and Ferguslea Properties will serve as a model for future partnerships.”

Located in Ottawa’s Bay Ward, the Accora Village Sens RINK at Bayshore Park has hockey dasher boards, fencing, basketball nets during the summer months and hockey nets in the winter. Managed by the City of Ottawa, Sens RINKs  host year-round recreational programs and activities for hundreds of children and youth.

“This rink will be a wonderful addition to the Bayshore community and Accora Village,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “Our city needs new recreation spaces to keep pace with our growth and I am pleased that the Ottawa Senators Foundation, and great philanthropists like Dan Greenberg and Barbara Crook, continue to give back to our community to help make this happen.”

The Ottawa Senators Foundation has committed to building 20 outdoor rinks in neighbourhoods in Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding regions. The official opening of the Accora Village Sens RINK at Bayshore Park marks the third of the Foundation’s 20 rinks’ committment.

Visit the Ottawa Senators Foundation website: www.sensfoundation.com

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For more information, please contact:

Brad Weir, Ottawa Senators Foundation, weirb@ottawasenators.com

Brian Morris, Ottawa Senators, morrisb@ottawasenators.com

Chris Moore, Ottawa Senators, moorec@ottawasenators.com

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