2000 Canadian Sport Awards
ALSO ON SLAM!
Wade Redden, the star defenceman for the Ottawa Senators, approached the hockey club in 1997 with the idea of purchasing a private suite at the Corel Centre to host patients from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
The suite appropriately named "Wade's World", has become the cornerstone of a very successful program to bring joy and happiness to children who are ill or come from economically disadvantaged families. So far over 750 children have benefited from this program which has been extended this season to include all family events at the Corel Centre.
The 21-year-old Lloydminster Sask., native visits his suite after almost every Senators game and as well attends Ottawa Senators charity events such as the Christmas/Holiday visit with CHEO patients.