Open free of charge to all of Sparty’s Kids Club members, the birthday celebration includes cake, an autograph session with Spartacat, mini-hockey, carnival games, prizes and much more.
Non-kids club members and previous members interested in renewing their membership for the 2007-08 season may join in the celebration by registering for Sparty’s Kids Club at Scotiabank Place’s Gate #1 plaza during Fan Fest.
All 2007-08 Sparty’s Kids Club members will receive a commemorative Sparty’s Kids Club box, a Senators hockey player photo frame, a Senators wristband, a coupon book that features a free ticket to this year’s Sens Skills competition, a Senators team photo, newsletters, invitations to exclusive kids club special events and more. Sparty’s Kids Club memberships are $19.30 each, plus applicable taxes and shipping (if applicable).
The itinerary for Spartacat’s 15th birthday at Fan Fest is as follows:
8 a.m. – Senators Fan Fest opens
8:30 a.m. – Doors to Scotiabank Place open
9 a.m. – Senators team practice #1
10:15 a.m. – Senators annual red/white intrasquad game
11 a.m. – Senators team practice #2
11:30 a.m. – Sparty’s birthday party opens (Coliseum rooms – Gate #2)
12:15 p.m. – Cake
1:30 p.m. – Sparty’s birthday party ends
In addition to receiving entry into Sparty’s birthday party, individuals who register for this year’s kids club at Fan Fest* will be automatically entered into a draw to win one of three sets of 4 tickets to a Senators pre-season game. This draw will take place during Sparty’s birthday in the Coliseum rooms at 12:30 p.m.
Members who register before Sept. 28 will also be entered into a draw to win four tickets to Kids Opening night, arriving in style to Scotiabank Place in a limousine. Finally, members registering before Oct. 22 will be automatically entered to win the opportunity to trick-or-treat with Sparty in their neighbourhood on Halloween.
The Senators’ ambassador of fun has been entertaining crowds since his first appearance on Oct. 8, 1992 at the Senators’ inaugural home game against the Montreal Canadiens, which is his official birthday.
Since then, Sparty has traveled all over eastern Ontario and western Quebec, making countless stops to lend an eager paw at community and charity events. He has also made several visits throughout the United States and the world, including visits to Wisconsin, Dallas, Minnesota, Florida and Barbados.
Spartacat’s birthday party will be the first event of the season for Sparty’s Kids Club members. Fans can visit www.ottawasenators.com for more information.Ottawa Senators Fan Fest
Ottawa Senators Fan Fest, presented by the Ottawa Citizen, TEAM 1200 Radio and A-Channel opens at the Gate 1 place of Scotiabank Place at 8 a.m on Sunday, Sept. 16. Leading into Fan Fest, the new RBK Senators jerseys will be available for sale exclusively at Sensations, the official team store of the Senators, from Sept. 14 to Sept. 21. As part fo the exclusive sale, Sensations will be open for extended hours, and those who purchase a Sens jersey will receive a free gift.
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