2013 Winter Classic

On behalf of the CCCA, we would like to thank the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, for doing the official puck drop at Glandriel Rink, along with the majority of east end politicians. We played and celebrated the great Canadian game of hockey and the continuation of the City of Ottawa Outdoor Rink Program. The mayor’s wittiness, good luck and presence were felt throughout the community as Cardinal Creek brought home the Challenge Cup trophy. We would also like to thank all participants, the young and the young at heart, for making this a great day for all. Thanks to Brant Pethick for singing the National Anthem, to our sponsors Gabriel’s Pizza, Sobeys and Tim Hortons for providing the food and refreshments for the day as well as Steve Hamre and his team for Cardinal Creek’s hockey jerseys.

And last but not least, thanks to all spectators who came out to cheer on your team. With over 200 people in attendance, one can see that the community spirit is strong in Cardinal Creek. It was a beautiful and fun day. Below are a few photos from the day.

Brant Pethick sings the National Anthem.

Local politicians posing with the cup. From left to right: Pierre Lemieux, MP for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Grant Crack MPP for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Sean Crossan president of the Cardinal Creek Community Association, Jim Watson Mayor of Ottawa, Royal Galipeau MP for Ottawa—Orleans and Bob Monette City of Ottawa Councillor for Orléans.

Participants in the kids game.

Participants in the Men’s game. Cardinal Creek in red, Chapel Hill South in white.

Cardinal Creek Crushers posing with the cup.

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