A mountain of support: Ski Day event raises $83,000 for local hospitals 

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March 2, 2020, BRAMPTON – There was fresh, powdered snow for skiers and snowboarders who enjoyed a day on the slopes at Caledon Ski Club in support of William Osler Health System Foundation’s (Osler Foundation) 12th annual Ski Day, presented by DG Group. The annual event attracted over 180 winter sports enthusiasts who together raised $83,000 to help purchase equipment and fund redevelopment projects at William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. 

“The incredible support of our Ski Day participants, sponsors and volunteers brings true warmth during our cold winter,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation. “We look forward to this event every year and we’re extremely grateful for those who came out to enjoy the day with us and made it such a great success.” 

The day was full of food and fun, beginning with a delicious breakfast, followed by lunch, ski and snowboard lessons, snowshoeing and an après-ski reception sponsored by Druxy’s & J Red Co. 

The year’s top pledge earner, Reg Ewles, from Penhall Company 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 more than seven years. 

“We’re proud to support exceptional health care in our community, and a fun day on the slopes is an especially great way to make a real difference,” said Darren Steedman, Vice President of title sponsor, DG Group. 

Ski Day is made possible thanks to the hard work of the organizing committee: Steven Wimmer (Co-Chair), MBTW-WAI; Mark Yarranton (Co-Chair), KLM Planning; Councillor Jeff Bowman, City of Brampton; Trevor Hall, DG Group; Mike Harris, MBTW-WAI; Jennifer Vivian, City of Brampton; and Councillor Doug Whillans, City of Brampton. 

Thank you to Osler Foundation’s many corporate and community sponsors for making this year’s event a great success: Title Sponsor DG Group; Gold Sponsors KLM Planning Partners Inc., The MBTW Group, Silver Sponsors York Major, Maplequest Group and Stylux Developments, LiUNA Local 183; Bronze Sponsors Aird and Berlis LLP, Cassidy and Company Architectural Technologists, Davies Howe LLP, Dillon Consulting Corporations, EXP Services Inc., Fieldgate Developments, GeoMorphix Limited, Lormel Homes, Nak Design Strategies, Melrose Investments, PGI Contracting, Schaeffers Consulting Engineers, Solmar Development Corp., Strybos Barron King Ltd., SCS Consulting Group, Treasure Hill and Williams & Stewart Associates Ltd. 

Osler Foundation’s next signature event, Holi Gala – Festival of Colours, takes place on Saturday, April 4 at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton. This unique event features special guests, musicians and performers in an exciting, high-energy benefit gala celebrating the sights, sounds and tastes of India while supporting Osler’s three hospitals. Visit HoliGala.ca for tickets and sponsorship opportunities. 

ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM and FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System is a hospital system, which includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness and Etobicoke General Hospital, and serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities within the Central West region. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home

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