OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), in partnership with Ferguslea Properties Limited and the City of Ottawa, officially announced plans to break ground on the third Sens RINK (Recreational Investments in Neighbourhood for Kids) Project at Bayshore Park with an official announcement this morning at the Accora Centre.
Ottawa Senators Foundation president Danielle Robinson joined Senator Vern White, councillor Mark Taylor, Ottawa Senators alumni president Brad Marsh and Ferguslea Properties Limited representatives Barbara Crook and Dan Greenberg to unveil the project.
“This new community rink will be the centrepiece of a significant revitalization project happening at Bayshore Park and the surrounding neighbourhood of Accora Village, said Dan Greenberg, president, Ferguslea Properties Limited. “Creating a place where children and their families can be outside, be active and enjoy their neighbourhood is a priority for Ferguslea Properties Limited.”
Located in Ottawa’s Bay Ward, the Sens RINK at Bayshore Park will include the installation of hockey dasher boards, fencing, hockey nets in the winter and basketball nets in the summer. Managed by the City of Ottawa, the free Sens RINK Project’s recreational spaces will offer skating and hockey clinics as well as summer programs for hundreds of children and youth.
Today’s announcement represents an important step for the Ottawa Senators Foundation, Ferguslea Properties Limited and the children and families of this community, said Danielle Robinson, president & CEO, Ottawa Senators Foundation. “The Sens RINK Project encompasses great teamwork and a mutual desire to promote physical activity, recreation and social development.” We look ahead with excitement to the beginning of this project and the impact it will have with local residents.”
“It is important to the City of Ottawa that communities have green space and recreational space close to home,“ said Bay Ward councillor Mark Taylor, who will host a community open house in the evening of Jan. 14 at the Bayshore Park Field House to unveil additional upgrades to Bayshore Park to start in the summer of 2014 Bayshore Park is one of the many reasons the Accora Village neighbourhood is a great place to live, work and play, and will only be made better by the contributions of amazing community partners like Ferguslea Properties,”
The Ottawa Senators Foundation is committed to building 20 outdoor rinks in neighbourhoods in Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding regions. The subsequent groundbreaking and construction of the Sens RINK at Bayshore Park marks the third of the 20 rink commitment, following 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 January 2012 and the second project located at Jules Morin Park in Ottawa’s lowertown district which opened last January.
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