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William Osler Health System

Skiers go for gold at Ski Day - raise more than $86K for Osler hospitals

More than 180 skiers enjoyed the sun and the slopes at the Caledon Ski Club for the 10th annual Ski Day in support of William Osler Health System Foundation.

Winter sport enthusiasts basked in the sun and hit the slopes on February 27 for William Osler Health System (Osler) Foundation’s 10th annual Ski Day, presented by DG Group and supporters, raised $86,515 and attracted more than 180 skiers and snowboarders with proceeds supporting Osler’s equipment needs and redevelopment initiatives at Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

“We are thrilled with the success of our tenth annual Ski Day,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation. “Events like Ski Day help thousands of patients who, in a time of need, turn to us each year to receive the quality of care that they need and deserve close to home. We are grateful for the support of the volunteer committee, sponsors and loyal participants who made the day such a record success.”

Participants thoroughly enjoyed the day at Caledon Ski Club, which included a delicious breakfast and lunch, ski and snowboard lessons, snowshoeing, and an après-ski reception sponsored by Druxy’s Inc. Funds raised at Ski Day will be used to purchase much-needed medical equipment and support development initiatives for Brampton Civic and Peel Memorial.

This year’s top pledge earner, City Councillor, Doug Whillans, was awarded the Jim Kennedy Top Fundraiser award commemorating the late Jim Kennedy, an avid skier, fundraiser for Osler, dedicated volunteer and co-chair of Ski Day for over seven years.

“We are happy to support such a great cause,” said Darren Steedman, Vice President, DG Group (presenting sponsor). “Ski Day is always a fun event for the whole community and knowing the proceeds will be used to help equip Osler’s hospitals makes it even more memorable.”

Ski Day is made possible through the hard work of the organizing committee: Steven Wimmer, The MBTW Group (co-chair); Mark Yarranton, KLM Planning Partners Inc. (co-chair); Trevor Hall, DG Group; Mike Harris, The MBTW Group and, City Councillor Doug Whillans, City Councillor Jeff Bowman and Jennifer Vivian, City of Brampton.

Thank you to Osler Foundation’s many corporate and community sponsors for making this year’s event a great success: Presenting Sponsor - DG Group, DiGreen Homes, KLM Planning Partners Inc., The Inc., Fieldgate Developments, GEO Morphix, Highcastle Homes, Kylemore Communities, Lormel Homes, Melrose Investments, Northwest Lexus, Strybos Barron King Ltd., SCS Consulting Group Ltd., Sky Homes and Valcoustics Canada Ltd.

Osler Foundation’s next signature event, Holi Gala - Festival of Colours, takes place on Saturday, April 7 at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton. Tickets are on sale now for this unique event featuring special guests, musicians and performers all taking part in this exciting, high-energy benefit gala celebrating the sights, sounds and tastes of the Festival of Colours while supporting Osler’s three hospitals.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how to book tickets by visiting

To see more photos from the event, click here.

From left: Mark Yarranton, President of KLM Partners Inc. (co-chair, Ski Day organizing committee), Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation, and Steven Wimmer, Managing Principal, The MBTW Group (co-chair, Ski Day organizing committee).

Members of the Ski Day organizing committee, celebrate raising more than $86,000 for Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.