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Senators Foundation announce Hat Trick Speaker Series

Presented by Ferguslea Properties Limited, this new luncheon series premiers Jan. 31 at Bayshore Shopping Centre

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@Sensfoundation) announced today the Hat Trick Speaker Series presented by Ferguslea Properties Limited. Hosted by the Ottawa Senators (@Senators) wives and girlfriends, the Hat Trick Speaker Series, will educate, engage and entertain guests with compelling speakers who focus on current issues, encourage conversation, idea sharing and networking.

Beginning Jan. 31 in a unique "pop-up" space at Bayshore Shopping Centre, the first of the three event series features 2016 Canadian Olympian modern pentathlete Melanie McCann. CTV Ottawa Morning Live personality and Ottawa At Home magazine Fit At Home columnist Lianne Laing will serve as the event emcee.

"As a group, we have been looking for more ways to get involved in the community," said Caitlin Neil, Ottawa Senators Foundation board member and wife of Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil. "The opportunity to organize an event focused on women overcoming obstacles and focusing on self-improvement was something that really resonated with all of us. It is a real privilege to be able to use our position in the community to generate awareness about important topics like these and we are proud to support the work of the Ottawa Senators Foundation."

Funds raised at each event will help the Ottawa Senators Foundation continue to break down the barriers local children and youth face when it comes to access to sports, after-school programs and specialized healthcare services.


Hat Trick Speaker Series dates:


Luncheon #1

Date: Jan. 31, from. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Bayshore Shopping Centre

Guest Speaker: Melanie McCann, Mount Carmel native and Canadian Olympic athlete in Modern Pentathlon at the London 2012 and RIO 2016 Olympics.

Emcee: Lianne Laing, Bell Media personality

Topic: Women and Sport: The Female Athlete Paradox


Luncheon #2

Date: March 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: St. Laurent Shopping Centre

Guest speaker: Jessica Holmes, Comedian, author and mental health advocate.

Emcee: Melissa Lamb, Bell Media personality and St Laurent Mall ambassador

Topic: Mental Health: Depression


Luncheon #3

Date: May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Location: Rideau Centre

Emcee: Sarah Freemark, Bell Media personality

Topic: Be-You-tiful: The Confidence Collection

How to get involved:

Purchase Tickets - Individual tickets are available for $100 each or can be purchased for $250 to attend the three-event series. The first 100 ticket purchasers will receive a swag-bag featuring items from Bayshore retailors.

Purchase a table - Hosted by one of the Ottawa Senators significant others, tables of seven can be purchased for $1,000. Table guests will receive a personalized Sens-themed item courtesy of their hostess and brand recognition at the event.

For more information about the Hat Trick Speaker Series, please visit the event website.

About the Ottawa Senators Foundation

The Ottawa Senators Foundation empowers children and youth to reach their full potential by investing in social recreation and education programs that promote both physical and mental wellness.

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