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Rideau Carleton Casino joins ‘instrumental’ Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame sponsors for 2024 inductions

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OTTAWA, ON – The Rideau Carleton Casino has joined the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame as a multi-year sponsor in advance of May 28’s 2024 celebrations recognizing new inductees Dr. Mark Aubry, Mike Bullard, James Duthie, Lyndon Hooper and Luke Richardson, as well as the 1998-99 Ottawa 67’s and 1974 Ottawa Sooners honoured teams.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome them to the fold. It gives us a big boost,” underlines Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame Chair Dave Best. “Rideau Carleton Casino is heavily involved with the sporting scene in Ottawa, and their presence is only going to continue to grow, so it’s very exciting for us to further build on opportunities to celebrate local sport together.”

Rideau Carleton Casino joins returning Ottawa Sport Hall Beer Sponsor Big Rig Brewery, along with Friends of the Hall Welch LLP and Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP, and supporters from the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group, Ottawa Senators and Ottawa Sooners.

“We’re so pleased to have long-standing relationships with so many of our partners,” Best adds. “The Sport Hall is a volunteer-driven organization that receives no grants or core funding. All of our proceeds go into our dinner and honouring Ottawa’s sporting heritage, and we could not recognize all those amazing people and moments properly without our sponsors. Their support is truly instrumental.”

Also contributing to the annual event’s success are suppliers such as Moneris payment processing, D’Urbano audio-visual, Lolacher’s Catering, Rogers TV broadcasting and Ottawa Sports Pages promotion/communications.

An exceptional lineup of auction items will be up for grabs at the event, including World Junior Hockey Championships gold medal game tickets, an Ottawa Senators suite, premium ticket packages to Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa 67’s, Atlético Ottawa, Ottawa Blackjacks and Canada vs Scotland rugby games, plus travel, restaurant, beer and wine prizes, and sports memorabilia including a signed Claude Giroux Sens jersey.

A sold-out crowd of 400+ is set to attend the 2024 Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame ceremonies on May 28 at Lansdowne Park’s Horticulture Building.

The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with Networking & Cocktails, followed by Dinner & Presentations from roughly 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Post-event celebrations continue until 11 p.m.

A cash bar will run throughout the evening, while pay parking is available underground at Lansdowne.

Terry Marcotte will serve as master of ceremonies, while Erin Crowe will give the keynote speech. All of the new inductees and representatives from the honoured teams will be in attendance.

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Contacts:

Dave Best
Chair, Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame
613-799-9415
Chair@OttawaSportHall.ca

Terry Marcotte
Director, Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame
terrymarcotte1@gmail.com

About the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame:

The Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization, which documents, curates and celebrates outstanding achievement in local sport heritage. The Sport Hall is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors to maintain and preserve our rich sporting legacies. Each year, the Hall of Fame Board receives nominations from the public and selects new inductees to be honoured in the Hall.

About Rideau Carleton Casino:

Rideau Carleton Casino officially opened as Rideau Carleton Raceway on September 1st, 1962, as Canada’s first-ever five-eighths mile oval and has been a key part of Ontario’s harness racing community ever since. Since the gaming site was added in February 2000, the City of Ottawa has received approximately $6 million annually and more than $102 million in total payments for hosting Rideau Carleton Casino within the National Capital Region. Rideau Carleton Casino also invests in multiple local sponsorships and nonprofits annually, benefiting the community and residents. In May 2017, OLG selected Hard Rock Ottawa as the successful new Casino partner for this site. Hard Rock is working to build a new state-of-the-art entertainment facility that will soon bring the iconic Hard Rock brand to Ottawa and enliven the city like never before. The facility is a significant driver of job creation and is expected to employ over 700 local residents once the facility expansion has been completed. Rideau Carleton Casino is operated by Hard Rock International and governed by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). For more information on Rideau Carleton Casino, visit www.rideaucarletoncasino.com.

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