Bollywood Coming To Brampton At Osler’s Holi Gala


BRAMPTON: William Osler Health System (Osler) Foundation has  announced that Punjabi singing sensation and actor, Lakhwinder Wadali will be the headliner for the sixth Annual Holi Gala – The Festival of Colours, taking place on Saturday, April 6.

“Holi Gala brings our community together in a celebration of colour, dancing, music and food, and it unites us in the common goal of raising funds in support of our local hospitals,” said Dr. Gurjit Bajwa and Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, co-chairs, Holi Gala Committee, Osler Foundation.

“After a cold and snowy winter, we are looking forward to Holi as the unofficial start of spring and we are proud to be hosting this colourful event once again.”

Tickets are on sale now for this vibrant night of celebration, which will be held on April 6 at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton.

The event aims to raise more than $550,000 for redevelopment and equipment at Osler’s three hospitals: Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

Lakhwinder Wadali is among the leading folk and Sufi singers of his generation. His unique style blends classical and contemporary, bringing a fresh sound to Punjabi music, while his lyrical flow holds audiences spellbound. He’s also appeared on Punjabi TV and film. Guests will also enjoy a mesmerizing performance from Shiamak Davar Dance Toronto.

“Not only is Holi Gala a must-attend community event, it’s a key fundraiser for Osler Foundation to help support equipment and development needs across our three hospitals,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation.

“This is our sixth Holi Gala and every year the support and enthusiasm grows for this event. We are grateful to the volunteer committee and our generous sponsors for making a real difference in local health care.”

Video: Courtesy: Lakhwinder Wadali’s Facebook page

Holi Gala has already attracted generous support from Rakesh Vijay – Raymond James LTD, In n Out Car Wash, Axium, CIBC, Janssen Canada, Lazeez Shawarma, Manulife Bank, Mentor College, Pfizer, Scotiabank, Specialty Rx Solutions. Corporate and community sponsorship opportunities are still available.

“Holi Gala is a meaningful way to support health care in our community,” said Pal Ghumman, community chair, Holi Gala Committee.  “We’re grateful for the immense support we’ve received so far and we look forward to celebrating the return of spring at the gala.” 2

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how to book tickets by visiting or by calling Osler Foundation at (905) 494-6556.

About William Osler Health System And Osler Foundation: William Osler Health System is a hospital system that serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding communities within the Central West Local Health Integration Network. 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 builds and fosters relationships in order to raise funds to support William Osler Health System’s capital, education and research priorities at Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

About Osler Foundation’s Holi Gala – The Festival Of Colours: Last year, more than 875 people attended Osler Foundation’s Holi Gala – The Festival of Colours. Part of Osler Foundation’s Signature event lineup, the gala celebrates the tradition of Holi and festivities that date back to 7th century India.

The event raised $555,000 for redevelopment projects at William Osler Health System’s three sites: Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. Details are online at