On Thursday, July 1, the Ottawa Senators development camp will spend part of their Canada Day in Fort-Coulonge, Qué. as the club’s prospects visit the Chutes Coulonge Aerial Adventure Park for an afternoon of outdoor activity.
Beginning shortly after 3 p.m., Senators players will be put through their paces by members of the Chutes Coulonge staff, taking part in several newly installed aerial exercises. This year’s camp attendees will begin the day by zip-lining 280 metres from tree to tree in old growth pines before descending (via zip line) more than 260 metres down a canyon over white water. A 500-metre climb along prehistoric rock towards a 48-metre high waterfall will follow with the aid of a system of installed cables. The exercise is scheduled to take between two and three hours to complete.
The session with the Chutes Coulonge Aerial Adventure Park is aimed at developing teamwork and chemistry among the organization’s prospects by challenging their personal dexterity and stamina. Following the outdoor challenge, Senators players will be available to meet and greet with the public, sign autographs and pose for pictures beginning at about 6 p.m.
While there will be no admission fee to the team’s meet and greet, the public will be encouraged to make a contribution to the building fund for the Maison des Jeunes in Mansfield, Qué. The Chutes Coulonge Park will then donate all proceeds in support of the new Maison des Jeunes facility, which aims to provide a safe place for youth to congregate in the community.
The Chutes Coulonge Aerial Adventure Park is located at 100 promenade du parc des Chutes, Fort-Coulonge, Qué. For more information, please visit: www.chutescoulonge.qc.ca