Things are about to pep up at City Hall

DEREK PUDDICOMBE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:39 AM ET

Let's get this party started.

Tomorrow will officially kick off the biggest party the city has seen in years.

With the Ottawa Senators heading to the Stanley Cup playoffs next week, the city is holding a pep rally at City Hall tomorrow at lunch that's expected to attract thousands of fans.

"We are inviting every single citizen from Ottawa, Gatineau, Ontario and Canada to join us," said Mayor Larry O'Brien.

Holding back some of the details, O'Brien hinted it's possible special guests might include team members and Canadian hockey icon and broadcaster Don Cherry.

"You will have to show up," said O'Brien, wearing an Eastern Conference champions T-shirt. The mayor said the city hasn't decided what food to serve at the rally, but on the menu will likely either be "Duck a l'orange" or "red" wings.

O'Brien will co-emcee the event with Team 1200 morning host Stuntman Stu, with entertainment featuring the Hammerheads and Maria Hawkins. Belly, the local rap artist who has written the Sens rap song, will also perform.

Those who turn out will be asked to sign two large Senators banners that will hang at Scotiabank Place.

"It has been a long time since the Senators last brought the Cup home in 1927 and we want to send our team into the final round pumped and ready to go," said O'Brien.

The Sens Mile has been given the green light and will stretch along Elgin St. and into the Byward Market during every game. The city is arranging for at least two jumbo television screens to be set up along the stretch and are planning for an additional one at City Hall.

The Sens will be on the road for Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday and Wednesday, while Games 3 and 4 are in Ottawa on June 2 and June 4. All games will begin at 8 p.m.


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