By Ottawa Sportspage
Ottawa native Sam Bitten (above) was 1 of the 6 Ottawa 67’s players put on the hot seat during a Talk Hockey fundraising dinner on Feb. 20 at Rideau Sports Centre.
The event supported the Strathcona Tigers, a group that will soon launch a no-cost program to bring sport to girls from the Strathcona Heights Ottawa Community Housing neighbourhood who face sport participation barriers – often cultural – and help them acquire physical, character and social skills.
The sold-out event brought together a wide range of figures and groups from the city’s sports scene, including 67’s general manager James Boyd, head coach André Tourigny and owner Jeff Hunt, the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group Foundation, Ottawa mayor Jim Watson and sports commissioner Mathieu Fleury, the OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities, the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, the Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club, the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association, the Canadian Strength Institute and more.
The team behind the Strathcona Tigers are currently planning their first event for girls to try a range of activities in the springtime.