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Indo-Canadian Friends of Osler’s Butterfly Soirée soars, completing the $1 million campaign
February 21, 2017

Indo-Canadian Friends of Osler’s Butterfly Soirée soars, completing the $1 million campaign Image
The Butterfly Soirée gala, presented by the Indo-Canadian Friends of Osler (ICFO), was stunning – a dazzling, colourful fusion of ballet and traditional dances from India.
 
But supporters agreed its true beauty was in the $1 million raised to enhance patient care at Osler’s three hospitals.
 
The $1 million pledge was made in 2014, when a group of professionals and entrepreneurs launched the ICFO. On February 12, that pledge came true at Brampton’s Pearson Convention Center, when Brampton entrepreneur Satish Thakkar and his wife Rimple hosted the Butterfly Soirée gala for 600 guests.
 
“Canada’s health care system is unique, and enviable – it leaves no one behind. But it needs massive resources, which the government alone cannot provide,” said Satish Thakkar. He was pleased with the community response to the Butterfly Soirée. “Such a huge gathering is a testament that health care is close to everyone’s heart.”
 
The funds garnered will help replace life-saving equipment at Brampton Civic, as well as equip the new Peel Memorial and a new four-storey patient care wing at Etobicoke General.
 
Reflecting Osler’s approach of transforming health care’s focus from illness to wellness, the registration area of the new Peel Memorial has been named after Sage Patanjali, Father of Yoga.
 
Led by Brampton entrepreneur Satish Thakkar and his wife Rimple, the Indo-Canadian Friends of Osler presents Osler Foundation with a cheque for $1 million to support redevelopment at its three hospitals.