Negev Dinner honours Ottawa hockey star Daniel Alfredsson

Daniel Alfredsson got a hero’s welcome as he took to the stage Tuesday night as this year’s honouree of the Jewish National Fund of Ottawa’s Negev Dinner, held at the Infinity Convention Centre.

“Al-fie, Al-fie!” the crowd chanted as the former long-time captain of the Ottawa Senators was presented with a citation for his support of Israel and for his demonstration of philanthropic leadership, integrity, diligence and accomplishments.

Standing alongside him were the honourary co-chairs, Ferguslea Properties president Dan Greenberg and his wife, Barbara Crook; Rabbi Reuven Bulka; Jewish National Fund Ottawa executive director Lynda Taller-Wakter and the president of its board, Dan Mader; JNF Canada CEO Lance Davis; and the dinner chair, Bill Johnston, who is Alfredsson’s personal manager and lawyer.

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