Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 65 Ottawa Event day

Day 65 already, an event day for the relay. There were four events for our team and Rick Hansen to attend. One was at the Ottawa Children's Treatment Center, another event was at the South Carleton High School, a third was at Ronald McDonald house in Ottawa, where our team cooked dinner for the families of the children staying there. The fourth, another tough assignment for myself, was to set up a display about the relay at the Ottawa Senators/ Florida Panthers hockey game.

I'm in baby!

They had us set up the display at 3 pm, long before the 730 pm game time. It only took us about an hour to set up. Lot's of time to go for dinner and have a look around.

My teammates, Kyle, Hank, and Jordan

Sens versus Panthers

The mascot for the Senators, Spartacat aka "sparty", signed autographs for the kids, which turned out great for us. There was a huge line up during the first intermission, and they all had to walk past our display. The kids were very curious and asked a lot of questions.
The teams warm-up.

The goalies checkiing each other out

We were given about 6 feet of width to work with.

Rick Hansen, along with Tyler  (who recently became a paraplegic) out on the ice for the ceremonial puck drop . Tyler will soon be joining us as one of our endurance athletes.

O Canada!
The fans knew to keep passing this huge Canadian flag along.

4 hours later, the rinks is finally full

The goalie for Florida, Markstrom

Play nice, boys

Ottawa ties it up on a goal by Da Costa

The benches, and yes, we did have to work the display, we took turns watching the game.

The panorama

Here's the  funny part of this story, we had to pack up the display and leave the building when the score was 3-2 for Ottawa in the 3rd period. Some of our other teammates that were at the game told us we missed a great finish. Florida tied it with less than a minute to play, then Ottawa won the game with four seconds left on the clock. (At least we beat the traffic out of there). Day 66 tomorrow, going to Stittsville!

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