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Boston Pizza Belleville to continue support of BP Buddies program for 2023-24 season

June 19, 2023

The Belleville Senators are pleased to announce the renewal of their partnership with Boston Pizza Belleville, along with the continuation of the BP Buddies Program.   

The community-based initiative, which is run in support of The Children’s Foundation, United Way Hastings Prince Edward, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings & Prince Edward, and the YMCA Central East Ontario. The program allows five participants from those partner organizations to attend each home game. 

Through the generous support of Boston Pizza Belleville, all those who take part receive unique experiences that include a special in-game welcome, Senators gear and an exclusive meet and greet with players following the game.  

Alongside the BP Buddies program, Boston Pizza Belleville will retain branding opportunities throughout CAA Arena.  

“Boston Pizza Belleville is pleased to partner with the Belleville Senators Hockey Club to invest in our most important resource — our children,” said Boston Pizza Belleville Owner Mitch Panciuk. “The BP Buddies program gives young people in our community the ability to watch the exciting action of professional hockey regardless of their socio-economic background.”  

“In our first year with the BP Buddies program Boston Pizza Belleville was very pleased to see the positive impact we made in the lives of so many young people. We’re excited to renew this important partnership with the Belleville Senators Hockey Club for the 2023-24 season and look forward to exciting hockey and happy children.” 

“We made changes to the BP Buddies program last season in consultation with those the program serves, and were able to find a perfect partner in Boston Pizza Belleville,” said Belleville Senators Senior Vice President of Business Operations Breanne Matthew. “Mitch and Lisa have been supporting our club for many years and community programs for youth throughout this region for even longer. We are grateful to be part of it!”  

For more information on partnership opportunities for your business, contact Belleville Senators Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Marketing, Marie Pineault (   

Belleville Senators  season seat memberships,group experiences and Business Elite memberships  for the 2023-24 season are all currently on sale, with more information available via the Belleville Sens website.    

About Boston Pizza  

BPI is Canada’s number one casual dining brand. The Boston Pizza brand has served communities from coast-to-coast for over 56 years since opening its first restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964. Today Boston Pizza proudly remains a Canadian company with its hundreds of local franchise owners operating more dining rooms, sports bars and patios than any other single brand in the country, along with take-out and delivery. BPI has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and has been a Franchisees’ Choice Designation winner for eight consecutive years. 

About the Belleville Senators 

The Belleville Senators are the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey Leagues’ Ottawa Senators and have been operating in the AHL since the 2017-18 season. The Senators play their home games out of the CAA Arena at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre and have graduated more than 60 players to the NHL since moving from Binghamton, New York, ahead of the 2017-18 season. 


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