Candlelighters

Our family has always been a part of the hockey world.  Growing up I would spend time watching it with my Uncle.  Through my teenage years, I spent most all my weekends at the local arena cheering on the boys from school and little did I know, I was going to marry the goalie!  On any given Saturday, you will find Hockey Night in Canada on at our house and hear a lot of conversations on the phone regarding hockey.

Bria was given 4 tickets from an organization called Candlelighters.  Candlelighters is a local childhood cancer support program.  Bria’s name was submitted by CHEO and they got in contact with us shortly after.  I cannot say enough good about how amazing this program is.  They provide many services including Bria’s favorite, Courage Beads.  It’s a bead collection that tells her story.  She collects a bead for every needle, chemotherapy, surgery, etc.

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They also offer counselling, hospital support, sibling support, Christmas parties and so much more.  They also offer suite seats.  This is a suite at the Canadian Tire Centre where families can take in a concert or best of all, an Ottawa Senators game.

We were gifted tickets for the suite and we are all very excited about it.  It was a gorgeous sunny day and we were off to Ottawa to cheer on the Sens.

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The sun was shining but it was freezing out! We’ve arrived!

We had no idea where we were going as it was our first time in a suite.  It was on the 400 level so we quickly found an elevator.  Found a few photo ops along the way.

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We found our suite!

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We walked in and we were greeted by Jason.  He is from Candlelighters and he was joining us for the game.

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Here is a look around the suite

and an amazing view!

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We went down to ice level to get a better look.  Team Bria is in the building!

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We headed back up to our suite.  Kids had some popcorn while we waited for our pizza to arrive.

It’s game time!  Ottawa Senators vs. Winnipeg Jets

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We shared the suite with another family from CHEO.  Its nice getting to know people who are going through the same as you.

SCORED!!

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Having such a great time!

We had such an amazing time!  Thank you to Candlelighters for giving our family this great opportunity!

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Read about our next adventures at the Canadian Tire Centre

More Than Just A Game

For The Love Of Hockey