More than $200K raised for Brampton’s hospitals at annual golf tournament


Published June 24, 2021 at 3:44 pm


A full-field of 144 golfers helped raise more than $200,000 for the William Osler Health System Osler Foundation, the fundraising wing for Brampton hospitals.

With golfers eager to get back to the links after a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 14th Annual Osler Open: Brampton Invitational was a hole in one.

The event looked different than in years past with procedures and protocols in place to protect against COVID-19. A staggered start at The Club at Bond Head enabled golfers to be physically distant and safe while enjoying the day.

“This has been a challenging and uncertain year for our staff, physicians, nurses and volunteers, and also, for our communities,” said Ken Mayhew, Osler Foundation president and CEO.

“One thing we could predict and count on was that our supporters and our donors would be there for us. We’re grateful and inspired to see the community come together for our health care heroes. It has lifted our spirits in dark days and kept us focused on better days and the hope that lies ahead.”

For more than a year, Brampton’s health care workers have been at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, caring for some of the hardest-hit communities in Canada. They’ve worked around the clock during the most challenging times, and they’ve held the hands of people in their last moments when family could only be there virtually.

Osler Foundation is seeking to raise $1 million for the Compassion Fund, which will help support the most urgent staff needs, including wellness and respite resources.

The Compassion Fund will also support equipment needs across the three Osler sites.

“The community Osler serves was hit hard by COVID-19, but because of generous community support, our staff, physicians and volunteers have been able to rise to the challenges of this past year and become stronger together,” said Dr. Naveed Mohammad, president and CEO, William Osler Health System.

“As pandemic pressures continue, we are cautiously hopeful for the future. Osler remains committed to safe, quality patient care. This is made possible thanks to the life-saving equipment and top quality facilities funded through events like this one.”

The sponsors of the event are ARGO Development Corporation, Fieldgate Developments, Greenpark, Paradise Developments, TACC Developments.

To support the cause or to see photos from the Osler Open: Brampton Invitational, visit the website.

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