Guru Nanak Community Services Foundation complete $250,000 pledge to Osler
Group’s popular annual car rally has raised funds for Brampton Civic since 2000
September 26, 2014 BRAMPTON – Guru Nanak Community Services Foundation (GNCSF) has crossed the
finish line of its $250,000 pledge to William Osler Health System (Osler) Foundation.
In 2000, the hardworking group generously pledged to raise $250,000 for Brampton Civic Hospital. Every
year since then, GNCSF has donated the proceeds from its popular car rallies to the hospital.
To mark the completion of the pledge, GNCSF volunteers, supporters and committee members – including
Darshan Bilkhu, GNCSF Founder and Chairman, and Major Singh Nagra, GNCSF President – gathered in
Brampton Civic’s auditorium on September 21 to present a final cheque to Osler Foundation.
“Today, we celebrate a major milestone: we completed our $250,000 commitment to Brampton Civic
Hospital,” said Major Singh Nagra, President of Guru Nanak Community Services Foundation. “Thank you to
our volunteers, committee and sponsors for helping us get there. Without their support, this could not be
possible. We look forward to future partnerships with Osler Foundation and continuing to raise money for
our local hospital.”
GNCSF has been a driving force for Osler Foundation. The group is the longest-serving Sikh-based
community group supporting Osler, and has paved the way for others in the community to make similar
“On behalf of all of the patients who receive life-saving and life-changing care at Brampton Civic every day,
thank you to Guru Nanak Community Services Foundation, its committee and its supporters for their drive,
leadership and generosity,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation.
“We couldn’t do what we do without their incredible support, and we look forward to continuing to work
with them down the road.”
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM & OSLER FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System is a hospital
system ‘Accredited with Exemplary Standing’ 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 Ontario and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in Canada. 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 & Wellness.
For more information: Cara Francis
Manager, Public Relations and Digital Communications William Osler Health System
P: 905-494-2120 ext. 59467