March 8, 2018

OSEG Foundation’s First Signature Event to Benefit Young Girls

REDBLACKS Training Camp is just around the corner … the REDBLACKS Women’s Training Camp that is.

Building on the shoulders of the successful REDBLACKS Women’s Night that has sold-out every year, this interactive event caters to all women – whether you’re a savvy football fan or a newbie to the game.

This experience-based fundraiser will mark the OSEG Foundation’s first signature event with all proceeds invested into innovative sport-based programming for young girls, giving them the opportunity to excel.

“Sport is such a powerful tool that youth can benefit from which is the overarching aim of our Foundation,” said OSEG Foundation Executive Director Janice Barresi. “It is our goal and our responsibility to help level the playing field so that girls too can benefit from the power of sport and we are thrilled with the prospects of what the REDBLACKS Women’s Training Camp can do for the benefit of young girls in our community.”

The REDBLACKS Women’s Training Camp is designed by women, for women and to benefit girls in our community.

“We have incredible female leaders in our community that share our vision and we’re grateful to have them on board to not only make this event a success, but to help support the efforts addressing some of the issues facing girls in sport and help close that gender equity gap.”

The committee for this events makes for one heck of a starting line-up of female leaders in our community.

  • Maria Bassi / Community Volunteer + OSEG Foundation Founding Donor
  • Meghan Banys / Owner, The AGENDA Events
  • Lynsey Bennett / Vice President Operations, Bennett Property Shop
  • Chantal Biro-Schad / Co-Proprietor, schad boutique, Tavern on the Hill, Tavern on the Falls
  • Lynda Bordeleau / Partner, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall
  • Alexandra Clark/ Chief of Staff to the CEO, Shopify
  • Marg Clunie / Community Volunteer
  • Sylvie Forget-Swim / Partner, Palladium Insurance
  • Danielle Gloster / Owner, DG Consulting
  • Linda Hartwell / Community Volunteer
  • Mia Hempey / CEO, Nelligan O’Brien Payne
  • Jasmin Rose Ibrahim / Host, GustoTV’s One World Kitchen
  • Lucy Ibrahim / Community Volunteer
  • Carrie Irvine / Marketing Director, St. Laurent Centre
  • Krista Kealey / Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Ottawa Airport Authority
  • Janessa Loney / Associate Director, SunLife Financial
  • Lesley Mackay / Director, Meetings and Events, Ottawa Tourism
  • Liza Mrak / Exec. Vice President, Mark Motors of Ottawa
  • Rosa Sicoli / Marketing Professional, PostMedia
  • Sherry Stevenson / Municipal Affairs Manager, Waste Management
  • Jennifer Stewart / President and Founder, Syntax Strategic
  • Colleen Sutherland / Financial Advisor, SunLife Financial
  • Joanne Woo / News Director, CTV News

Ladies, grab your squad and get ready, training camp is set for June 12 at TD Place.

Registration is coming soon. For more information visit

The OSEG Charitable Foundation operates as a stand-alone, not for profit entity. It will leverage its arms-length relationship with OSEG to involve players, coaches and executive staff in community activities, events and programs designed to achieve Foundation objectives.

Barresi was appointed Executive Director of the OSEG Foundation last July bringing with her a remarkable track record of developing and leading campaigns making her the ideal candidate to drive the Foundation’s mandate to support amateur youth sport initiatives throughout the Ottawa/Gatineau region and increase youth participation in sport.

With a big, busy and exciting year ahead, the Foundation’s staff is rounded out by Shannon Bain and Amanda Ruddy – both of whom bring ample experience to help the OSEG Foundation establish its roots in the community.