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Own the Podium – Their Opportunity, Own the Podium and the Ottawa Senators Foundation Set to Launch Unique Program to Help Rebuild Ottawa/Gatineau Communities Through Sport

—Senators Alumni, Olympians/Paralympians to hold day of sport, November 10—


OTTAWA— Their Opportunity (@their_opp), Own the Podium and the Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), will hold a free day of sport for families in Ottawa and Gatineau affected by the recent tornado. The three organizations will join forces to launch a unique program that will provide these families with an opportunity to easily access support for sport and physical activity programs as a means of helping rebuild those communities.


Members of the Ottawa Senators Alumni, Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes along with national and local sport leaders will participate with families in a series of sport and recreation demonstration stations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at West Carleton Secondary School.


Details of the community building initiative coined, “Rebuilding Communities Through Sport,” will be officially rolled out at 11:30 a.m. in the main gymnasium.


WHO:  Laurie Boschman, Sens Alumni President

        Danielle Robinson, President, Ottawa Senators Foundation

Spartacat, Ambassador of Fun

Todd Nicholson – Community Spokesperson, Paralympic Champion, Chair – Own the Podium

Ottawa-Gatineau Families

Randy Gill – President and CEO – Their Opportunity

            Anne Merklinger – CEO – Own the Podium


WHEN: November 10, 2018

              10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

              Media Conference at 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: West Carleton Secondary School

                3088 Dunrobin Road

                Dunrobin, Ont. K0A 1T0



For more information, please contact:

Chris Dornan,

Matthew Cronin,

Brad Weir,