Join Liz Manley, Elvis Stojko, Alan Frew of Glass Tiger, other Olympic Champions
2-Day Fundraiser Supporting Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa + Ottawa Senators Foundation
For immediate release
Ottawa, Ontario, December 1, 2014: Never one to back away from a challenge, Canada’s Skating Sweetheart, Liz Manley welcomes her friends to town for a 2-day fundraiser on February 13 and 14, 2015. A portion of funds raised from this event will be directed to the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa and the Physical & Mental Wellness Program of the Ottawa Senators Foundation.
Who can ever forget the clasp of hands to the mouth, the ecstatic delight in the eyes and the donning of the white Stetson that forever etched in people’s hearts a magic moment and silver medal in Canadian sports history? Liz Manley triumphed mightily over adversity that Olympic day in 1988. And she has not stopped. Liz is using this same fighting spirit and gift of skating to bring Ottawa and area some of the best skaters in the world to perform:
Elvis Stojko, 2-time Olympic silver medalist, 3-time World Champion, Canada’s King 7-times running
Javier Fernandez, European and Spanish Champion, 2-time World Bronze Medalist
Kimmie Meissner, 2006 World Champion
Violetta Afanasieva and Peter Dack, 2006 World Extreme Champions
Shawn Sawyer, Canadian and Skate America Silver Medalist, World and Olympic Competitor
…and many more
And interwoven in this amazing skating spectacle will be the music of Alan Frew of Glass Tiger. In addition to being a 5-time Juno Award winner and having toured with some of the world’s greatest music legends, Alan wrote the 2010 Olympic Broadcast Theme “I Believe” and is a successful author and a sought-after speaker. Alan remains one of Canada’s most beloved entertainers.
February 13: day one of the 2-day fundraiser features the Gala Dinner at the Brookstreet Hotel including fireside chats with Olympic Champions, an acoustic performance by Alan Frew, and a live & silent auction.
February 14: day two of the 2-day fundraiser is Valentine’s Day and what better way to treat your loved one than to take them to the hugely popular ice show Liz Manley is becoming so well-known for? TD Place will play host to this skating extravaganza.
Proceeds from both events will go to Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa and the Physical & Mental Wellness Program of the Ottawa Senators Foundation. The Foundation has partnered with Do It For Daron (DIFD) in an effort to inspire conversations and educate fans on the topic of youth mental health while raising funds. Being able to put on the Gala Dinner and Ice Show for others means more than winning medals for Liz.
“Faced with adversity, my competitive spirit pushed me to take action…talk therapy provided me with the necessary tools to overcome my depression…with bullying, teen suicide and mental health issues on the rise, please join my friends and me to provide support for these two worthy charities. It means so much to them, and I am grateful that we can do this for them.”
For more information on Elizabeth Manley & Friends, please visit www.elizabethmanleyandfriends.com.
For sponsorship opportunities contact Brent Theobald at 613-219-0633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the Ice Show go on sale at The Arena @ TD Place on Friday, December 5 at 2 pm.
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. The Foundation has partnered with Do It For Daron (DIFD) in an effort to inspire conversations and educate fans on the topic of youth mental health while raising funds for the one in five Ontarians under the age of 17 who suffer from a mental health disorder. The funds the Ottawa Senators Foundation receives from the Elizabeth Manley & Friends Gala and Ice Show will be invested in the DIFD Fund at The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.
YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU OF OTTAWA
The Youth Services Bureau serves youth aged 12 and older. Focus is on youth with difficulties that affect their physical and/or emotional well-being and development. Whatever the challenges and however great the obstacles, there is hope and there is help. The Youth Services Bureau empowers youth to make choices today that can help them secure the future they want. Elizabeth Manley & Friends is proud to be a supporter.
Liz Manley is the 1988 Olympic and World Silver Medalist, 1988 Olympic Freestyle Champion, 3-time Canadian Champion, Member of the Order of Canada, and Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Media: Kita Szpak, Knock on Wood Communications + Events Inc. Email: email@example.com Phone: 613-236-8452 ext. 512