SUPPORT KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY
In addition to great ribs and music, Rotary Rib ‘n’ Roll is an opportunity for you to help serve your community in a tangible way. Join us at Rib n Roll and help support four great organizations – William Osler Health System, Tour for Kids, ErinoakKids and the Rotary Club of Brampton Youth Activities. By attending Rib n Roll you help these great causes.
Rotary Pledges $500K to the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton
February 15, 2016, BRAMPTON – Proud supporters of Osler’s hospitals for more than six decades, the Brampton Rotary Club has pledged $500,000 to help build and equip the new Peel Memorial as well as upgrade equipment and services at Brampton Civic Hospital.
Rotary leaders announced the donation to the Brampton business community during a special “State of the City” luncheon hosted by the Brampton Board of Trade. President, Vanora Spreen, and President Elect, Steve Robinson presented a cheque symbolizing their $500,000 pledge in support of redevelopment at William Osler Health System.
The pledge is the largest financial commitment in the history of the club, and continues to build on the Rotary’s ongoing commitment towards bringing advanced medical technology and programs to the Brampton community.
“Today’s announcement is a proud moment for the Rotary Club of Brampton as we lend our support to the vision of a new Peel Memorial which will enhance health care in this community,” said Vanora Spreen, President of the Rotary Club of Brampton. “No one plans to go the hospital, but it is a comfort knowing it is there. We hope our donation will inspire many great leaders of the community to make their own commitment to bring improved health care closer to home.”
“We are honoured that our friends from the Rotary Club of Brampton have chosen Osler Foundation to be the benefactor of their dedication and generosity,” said Ken Mayhew. “The Club’s long history of making significant contributions toward the betterment of our community is well known, and we are grateful for their leadership demonstrated through this remarkable pledge.”
The donation is just the latest example of the Brampton Rotary’s long history of support for Osler’s hospitals. The club has donated well over $160,000 in years past to support facility and technology upgrades to William Osler Health System, and has been a major supporter and catalyst for many worthy Community causes including The Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation, Gage park, The YMCA, St Leonard’s House, Sheridan College, Easter Seals, the annual Christmas parade, Wellspring, Erin Oak Kids, Bethel House and various Youth Programs.
The Rotary will be planning various events in the coming months including their legendary annual Rib and Roll, to be held May 26-28 in Gage Park. Feel free to join them for a meeting to see what your Brampton Rotarians are doing for your community. Meetings are every Monday afternoon at 12pm at 1857 Queen Street West, at the Glen Banquet Hall, Brampton. For more information visit www.rotaryclubofbrampton.com.
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM AND 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 Canada and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in the province. 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 and Wellness.
Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness provides the residents of Brampton and surrounding communities with a wonderful new health facility and easy access to a wide variety of traditional and alternative health care services.
Space is available for education classrooms where patients and family members can learn from health professionals about how to take a more active role in managing their own health.
Peel’s Urgent Care Centre opened in February 2017 with more clinics moving in through April.