Ottawa Senators Foundation, Gerry Lowe Memorial Committee and the Town of Smiths Falls break ground for new Sens RINK project
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), in partnership with the Gerry Lowe Memorial Committee and the town of Smiths Falls, broke ground on the fourth phase of its Sens RINK (Recreational Investments in Neighbourhood for Kids) Project with a ceremony this afternoon at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre.
Senators president Cyril Leeder joined Ottawa Senators Foundation president Danielle Robinson, Senators players Mark Borowiecki and Kyle Turris in additon to Dennis Staples, mayor of the Town of Smiths Falls, members of the Gerry Lowe Memorial committee and hundreds of local residents to break ground on the project.
“The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and the Ottawa Senators Foundation, are committed to providing kids across the region with access to facilities and programs that promote physical activity, recreation and social development.” said Cyril Leeder, president, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club. “The Gerry Lowe Memorial Sens RINK in Smiths Falls will function as a gathering place for children and be a source of pride for the whole community. We are proud to be working with Mayor Staples, the organizing committee and the Town of Smiths Falls to honour Gerry Lowe’s memory.”
Located on the grounds of the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre, the Gerry Lowe Memorial Sens RINK will provide access to recreational programs and activities for hundreds of children and youth. The project includes the installation of hockey dasher boards, fencing, hockey nets in the winter and basketball and lacrosse nets in the summer.
"The Town of Smiths Falls appreciates the support and generosity of the Ottawa Senators Foundation and the outstanding efforts of the Gerry Lowe Memorial Committee in the creation of this wonderful new Sens RINK in Smiths Falls.” said Dennis Staples, mayor of Smiths Falls. “This is a significant and important addition to the recreation programs offered to the youth of Smiths Falls "
“Gerry loved to give, not receive. He was all about helping out kids who couldn’t afford to play sports and I know the new Sens RINK will be a great honour in Gerry’s memory.” said Elaine Lowe.
The ground breaking and subsequent construction of the Gerry Lowe Memorial Sens RINK comes on the heels of the new Accora Village Sens RINK at Bayshore Park which opened last week. The Ottawa Senators Foundation have committed to building 20 outdoor rinks in neighbourhoods in Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding regions.
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