Today at City Council, Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa Senators player Chris Phillips announced Ottawa4FortMac, a fundraising event in support of the Fort McMurray relief efforts. The fundraising event is the Mayor’s direct response to the tragedy that is taking place in Fort McMurray. As a Fort McMurray native and Ottawa resident, Chris Phillips is eager to partner with the City on this initiative.

Together, Mayor Watson and Chris Phillips are committed to helping those who have been affected by the devastating Fort McMurray fires, and invite you to join them by attending #Ottawa4FortMac.

The fundraiser will feature an evening of live country music, a pizza dinner catered by local pizzerias, local craft beer sampling and western-themed activities such as wild mechanical bull rides. The fundraiser is taking place on Wednesday, June 8 at the Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets will be available for purchase early next week.