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Osler’s Ski Day raises $72,000 in support of health care in Brampton

March 1, 2017 BRAMPTON – William Osler Health System (Osler) Foundation’s ninth annual Ski Day saw donors take to the slopes on a clear, sunny day in support of health care in Brampton. Presented by DG Group on February 23, the event attracted more than 150 skiers, snowboarders and supporters and raised $72,000.

“It was a fun day of skiing and camaraderie, made even more enjoyable by knowing that the proceeds will be used to support Osler’s expansion and technology upgrades,” said Darren Steedman, Vice President of DG Group and the event’s presenting sponsor.

Participants enjoyed ski and snowboard lessons, a delicious breakfast and lunch and an après-ski reception sponsored by Druxy’s and Red & Co at the Caledon Ski Club. Funds raised at Ski Day will be used to purchase much-needed medical equipment for Brampton Civic Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

“We are very fortunate to have some extraordinary champions in our sponsors and pledging participants,” says Ken Mayhew, President and CEO of William Osler Health System Foundation. “By funding events like Ski Day, more than 600,000 patients who turn to their hospital each year will receive the care they need close to home. We are truly grateful for the unwavering support of organizing committee (Steven Wimmer, MTBW/WAI, Chair of Ski Day 2017; Mike Harris, MBTW/WAI; Mark Yarranton, President, KLM Planning Partners Inc.; Councillor Doug Whillans, City of Brampton; Councillor Jeff Bowman, City of Brampton and Jennifer Vivian, City of Brampton) and to all of the skiers, snowboarders, supporters and sponsors for supporting Osler’s exciting redevelopment and renewal projects.”

The inaugural Jim Kennedy Top Fundraiser award was granted to Alistair Shields, the event’s top pledge earner. The top fundraiser award is named after the late Jim Kennedy, who was the co-chair of the event, a fundraiser, a volunteer and an avid skier.

Thank you to Osler Foundation’s many corporate and community sponsors for making this event a great success again this year: Presenting Sponsor - DG Group, Digram Development, MBTW/WAI, KLM Planning Partners Inc., Brookfield Homes, Cassidy and Company Architectural Technologists, Maplequest Group, Melrose Investments Inc., Schaeffer Consulting Engineers, Aird & Berlis LLP, Argo Land Development, C.F. Crozier & Associates, Feige Nawrocki LLP, Fieldgate Developments, Gold Park Group, Kylemore Communities (West Village) Ltd, Lormel Homes, Minto Communities Inc., Northwest Lexus, Paradise Developments, SCS Consulting Group, Brattys LLP, Sky Homes Corporation, Stonybrook Consulting Inc., Strybos Barron King Ltd., Terano Properties Inc., Treasure Hill and Valcoustics Canada Ltd.

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