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Holi Gala 2017: Over $400,000 raised in support of Osler’s Hospitals
March 31, 2017

Holi Gala 2017: Over $400,000 raised in support of Osler’s Hospitals Image

Spring arrived with music, a lavish feast, colour and joy on March 24 at Pearson Convention Center, as Osler Foundation celebrated its fourth annual Holi Gala – Festival of Colours – presented by Interstate Freight Systems (IFS).

The sold-out event raised funds to support vital programs and services at Etobicoke General, Brampton Civic and the new Peel Memorial.

Over 850 guests were treated to spectacular live entertainment, including Punjabi singing sensation Manak-E, known for his smash hits, Time Naal and Paisa. The stunning dance performance by Shiamak Davar troop had the audience spellbound and dancing to the latest Bollywood hits with DJ Jiten followed.

Special thanks to the generous sponsors of this spectacular event: IFS, Presenting Sponsor; TD Bank, Diamond Sponsor; BMO, CIBC, In N Out Car Wash, Maple Lodge Farms, Nanda and Associates Lawyers, RBC and Scotiabank, Ruby Sponsors.

Transforming health care, here and back home

Dr. Gurjit Bajwa inspired guests with his story of extraordinary care provided by Osler’s Global Health team during last year’s historic trip to Punjab. Sharing his on-the-ground experiences, Dr. Bajwa said, “The Global Health Program is wholly funded by generous donations from the community. The Global Health trip had clear, tangible outcomes that will benefit patients from our two very different, yet deeply connected, continents. These include the sharing of resources and joint educational and research collaborations that will enhance patient care in the areas of emergency medicine, mental health and addictions.”

In response to Osler Foundation’s “transform health care, here and back home” request to raise funds for Osler’s 2017 Global Health Initiative, every gift, large and small, was applauded by the enthusiastic crowd. The evening saw an astounding $400,000 raised – a new record for the Holi Gala!

See photos from this event!