The 2010 Bell Sens Soirée, the premier fundraising event of the Sens Foundation, has raised $325,000 in support of children’s healthcare. Monies raised will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, CSSS de Gatineau, Royal Ottawa Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa Rotary Home and Roger’s House.
More than 700 guests, along with Senators players, members of the coaching staff and management, attended this year’s event at Gatineau’s Hilton Lac-Leamy, which was themed “Carnaval Mystique.” The players hosted various carnival games while interacting with guests during the cocktail reception.
Aerial dance circus A2 D2 and Juno award winner Bob DeAngeles, with his band Music Spectrum, provided the entertainment. The event also featured unique auction items, while Chef Hector Diaz and his staff provided the fine cuisine.
“I would like to thank our sponsors, table purchasers, volunteers and guests for making this evening a huge success,” said Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson. “The foundation is proud and honoured to work with so many great people to make available the region’s quality healthcare services to the youth and children of our community.”
“The Bell Sens Soirée is an event of which we are extremely proud,” said Bell vice-president of professional services Gary Cameron. “Not only does it offer up a truly great night of entertainment hosted by the Ottawa Senators, but it raises much needed funds for healthcare in this region.”
“Our commitment to the Sens Foundation in 2006 to raise $1 million for CHEO over five years is being made possible through the generous support of the many businesses in this community. They too recognize we must all work together to build a strong, healthy community”.
Since 1992, the Ottawa Senators and the Sens Foundation, through their annual dinner/soirée event, have provided more than $2 million to charities in the region.