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Bulletin: 2008 Bell Sens Soirée Raises More Than $320,000 For Charity

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA – The 2008 Bell Sens Soirée presented by Samsung, the premier fundraising event of the Sens Foundation, raised more than $320,000 for local charities. The money raised will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Fondation du CSSS de Gatineau, Fondation de l'Hôpital Montfort, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation and Roger’s House.

Complete with can-can dancers, this western-themed event gave more than 700 guests the opportunity to try out their blackjack skills with owner Eugene Melnyk and Sens players as celebrity dealers, bid on some spectacular auction items and enjoy a gourmet meal. Country music star Aaron Lines took to the main stage to entertain guests during dinner.

In May 2006, Bell and the Ottawa Senators announced a commitment to raise $1 million for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario over the next five years. The 2008 Bell Sens Soirée, presented by Samsung, is one of the key events that will help Bell and the Sens Foundation fulfill the million-dollar goal.

Since 1992, the Ottawa Senators and the Sens Foundation, through their annual dinner/soirée event, have provided more than $1.3 million to charities in the region.

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