Max Keeping Bridge to be officially named this Saturday

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Champions baseball team would love to see you at the ball game on Saturday, July 16, which will start with the commemorative naming of the Max Keeping Bridge.

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The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be preceded at 6:30 with a short ceremony renaming the Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge over the Queensway the Max Keeping Bridge in honour of the late broadcaster, community booster, and tireless advocate and fundraiser for vulnerable and sick children and youth in Ottawa.

Max helped raise more than $100 million for organizations such as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Roger’s House, the United Way, the Boys and Girls Club, Operation Come Home and the Cancer Foundation. In recognition of his generosity, the Ottawa Champions will donate $1 to CHEO from each ticket to the July 16 game that’s purchased in advance.

So, please buy a ticket, come enjoy the ball game as the Champions play the Rockland Boulders, and take a moment with us to remember Max — a local hero who changed countless lives for the better.

The Max Keeping Bridge connects the Overbrook community, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park (baseball stadium), the Via Rail station and the future Tremblay Station of the O-Train Confederation Line.

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