The 21st Trillium Diwali Gala raised a remarkable $785,000 on October 21, 2022, to support The New Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital. Guests at the sold-out event enjoyed a night of superb food, dazzling entertainment and non-stop dancing.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by many in the community that Trillium Health Partners (THP) serves. The Trillium Diwali Gala is Canada’s first, largest and longest-running Diwali festival, and was presented by Mortgage Company of Canada Inc. The Gala has raised a cumulative total of $12,776,387 over 21 years to support the priority needs of the hospital.
THP is one of the largest hospitals in the country, proudly serving 2.2 million people in the diverse communities of West Toronto, Mississauga and surrounding communities. THP faces more demand for care than any other hospital in Ontario today and will face unprecedented growth in demand over the next 20 years. To help meet this growing need for care in the community, the 2022 Trillium Diwali Gala raised funds for The New Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, the largest and most advanced hospital in Canada, which will replace the current Mississauga Hospital. Almost triple the size of the existing structure, the new hospital will offer the increased capacity, modern technology and latest standards needed to meet the health care needs of the community in the decades ahead.
“It is wonderful to be able to gather with friends in support of THP and celebrate a holiday that means so much to so many people in this community. The generous support from last night’s event will help us to build the largest hospital in Canada, and ensure we have the modern facilities and much-needed capacity to deliver high quality, exceptional care to this community for generations to come. On behalf of the hospital, I would like to thank all those who made the evening a success,” commented Karli Farrow, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners.
Emceed by Colin D’Mello, the 2022 Trillium Diwali Gala featured a spectacular line-up of entertainment and fun that included a fashion show from Dinesh Ramsay, famous for his one-of-a-kind outfits for the Oscars, Bollywood and more; a power-packed performance by Shadow Entertainment, one of Canada’s largest and upcoming South Asian dance companies and a crowd favourite on Canada’s Got Talent 2022; and Tesher, Canada’s one and only master of Hip-Hop and Bollywood fusion, who showcased his mass hit, Jalebi Baby. Guests capped off the evening with hours of dancing to tunes from DJ Baba Kahn, Canada’s premier and most celebrated club DJ.
“The 2022 Trillium Diwali Gala was another huge success thanks to the tireless efforts of the entire event committee, led by Medical Chair, Dr. Rohit Kumar, and Community Chair, Tracy Xavier, and supported with such enthusiasm by the community. This event has a long and proud history and we are glad we were able to celebrate Diwali in person again. We could not be more grateful to our guests and sponsors for raising an incredible sum for the future home of the largest hospital in Canada,” said Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation.
Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Mortgage Company of Canada, Emerald Sponsor TD Bank Group and Venue Sponsor Pearson Convention Center.
About Trillium Health Partners
THP is one of the largest community-based hospital systems in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre, THP serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. THP is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and is an associate member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.
About Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF) is dedicated to raising the critical funds needed to address the highest-priority needs of THP.