#MelnykOut - Sens Fan campaign

$10,452 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 440 people in 6 months
The Ottawa Senators franchise is dying.

Eugene Melnyk has decided that he would rather tear the team down and sell it for spare parts than admit he can no longer run it effectively.

Sens fans and the city of Ottawa need to step up to save a pillar of this community.

As the media haven't been effective in telling the fans story, we have to do it ourselves.

This money will go towards an awareness campaign to let Eugene Melynk know that we have had enough. We are planning a billboard, a website and open letter from fans, and social advertising. Other activities will be added based on budget. 

Any funds raised above and beyond the needs of the campaign will be donated to a local charity. 

This campaign is not affiliated with the Ottawa Senators, this is a fan-centric campaign designed to generate awareness of the plight of a team we love.

NOTE: All funds raised will be withdrawn by me and used to fund activities of the campaign. I will secure a financial auditor for full transparency.
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Contract signed!

We have finally secured locations and dates for the billboards. They are:

March 19 (two weeks)

Ogilvie Rd. near St-Laurent Blvd.
Hunt Club Rd. near Paul Benoit Dr.
Bank St. near Riverside
Carling Ave. near Preston St.

April 2 (one week)

Bank St. near Riverdale Ave.

Thanks to Josh at OUTFRONT Media for helping with the details.

More to come...
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Hi everyone, I have an update on what has been happening behind the scenes.

For those who are unaware, the logistics of a billboard aren't quick or simple so it's taking some time. That said, I want to set a few expectations that have come out of our discussions.

1. It looks like getting a billboard near the Canadian Tire Centre isn't going to happen. There is no availability until the fall at the earliest. That area is very popular and hard to get.

2. We will likely have to change the billboard message a bit so that we can comply with standards and not get anyone in trouble. That said, our goal is to express the frustration of the fans and raise the issues that are a concern and that's what we're going to do.

3. Due to how much money we've raised, we are likely going to run more than one billboard. We will announce locations once we have them locked down.

4. Our goal is to get the billboards up before the end of the season, that limits where we can put them due to availability. That said, we are going to maximize visibility as much as we can.

5. We would like to set aside some funds to donate to the Sens Foundation. One of the core frustrations is how this team that should be such a source of positivity is becoming anything but. We want to try to add some positivity to this campaign.

Feel free to comment and provide feedback. We are working to make sure the fans are heard and that the campaign has a positive impact.

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We just passed $10,000, more than doubling our original goal in just 5 days! There will be news on our plans soon. Stay tuned… #MelnykOut
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Just a quick update.

As today was the first business day since all this started, the ball is now rolling on several activities related to the campaign.

As we have them confirmed, we will post the details here (along with full costs).

Also, please go like us on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/melnykout/), we will be posting updates and additional activities there. We are in this for the long haul!
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