Avid skiers and beginners alike were all smiles on February 15, at William Osler Health System Foundation’s (Osler Foundation) Ski Day 2022, presented by DG Group. This annual day on the slopes brought out over 200 winter sports enthusiasts who raised more than $110,000 for William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and
“During this cold Ontario winter, nothing could warm my heart more than to see so many of our community members coming out to Ski Day in support of Osler hospitals,” said Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation. “From the skiers, boarders and fundraisers, to our sponsors and volunteers, you are the ones who always make our annual day on the mountain a success. Thank you for continuing to show up for our friends and neighbours by helping to provide state-of-the-art health care, close to home.”
The 13th annual Ski Day, hosted at Caledon Ski Club, brought together skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities, who shared in the joy of winter sports, all while supporting the Osler Foundation. Throughout the day, participants had a chance to safely gather and warm up by fire pits and heaters, as well as enjoy unique food and drink stations to fuel up for their mountain runs. Funds raised will help purchase critical hospital equipment such as surgical tables, anesthesia gas machines, laparoscopes and camera heads.
The year’s top pledge earner, Alistair Shields from KLM Planning Partners Inc. was awarded the Jim Kennedy Top Fundraiser award commemorating the late Jim Kennedy, a passionate skier and fundraiser, dedicated volunteer and co-chair of Ski Day for many years. Ski Day 2022 was made possible thanks to Osler Foundation’s corporate and community sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor, DG Group and Gold Sponsors, ATFP Limited (Argo Land Development, TACC Developments, Fieldgate Developments, Paradise Developments) and KLM Planning Partners Inc.
“DG Group cares very deeply about our local communities—and that means we care about our community hospitals, too,” said Darren Steedman, Vice President of presenting sponsor, DG Group. “We also believe in having fun for a great cause, and that is what keeps us coming back, year after year, to hit the slopes in support of Osler Foundation.” Ski Day is made possible thanks to the hard-working organizing committee: Co-Chairs Mark Yarranton and Steven Wimmer, Councillor Jeff Bowman, Councillor Doug Whillans, Trevor Hall, Jennifer Vivian and Mike Harris.
To support Osler Foundation, click here. To learn more about Osler hospitals, visit www.williamoslerhs.ca.
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 Mental Health 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.