Scotiabank Skates Reaches $1 Million Goal for Local Health Care

Posted: February 8, 2016
After a weekend of hockey and family fun, we are proud to announce that Scotiabank Skates reached their $1 million goal over five years in support of local health care. The weekend-long event this year supported diagnostic imaging at both Trillium Health Partners and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

“We are proud to return as the sponsor and host of the 5th Scotiabank Skates at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto,” says Christine Stager, District Vice President, GTA Mississauga at Scotiabank. “Trillium Health Partners and the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital do such important work and we are honoured to be able to help support them with this fun event that combines our love of hockey with our commitment to giving back to our communities. We want to thank everyone who came out this weekend and we can’t wait to see you next year!”

The three-day, hockey-themed skating event featured a men’s hockey tournament, youth and women’s skills clinic, topped off with a family free skate. Friendly competition took place as clinic participants battled each other out in a 20-minute scrimmage, and Olympic Gold Medalist Cheryl Pounder joined participants for a 40-minute skills session, where she shared some expert hockey tips and tricks. All activities took place at The MasterCard Centre.

“We’re so grateful for loyal supporters like Scotiabank and the community for supporting Trillium Health Partners,” says Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “Each and every year, Scotiabank puts on such an incredible event that truly brings everyone together for our community’s health care. 41 per cent of patients who come to our hospital receive some form of diagnostic imaging as part of their health care journey; funds raised this year will go towards advancing equipment within our hospital’s diagnostic imaging department, which includes an ultrasound machine at our Mississauga Hospital. Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend!”

“Thank you to the dedicated team behind Scotiabank Skates for generously donating their time and energy in organizing this incredible fundraising event benefitting community health care,” says Jeff Flemington, Vice Chair of the Oakville Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. “We’re grateful for Scotiabank’s support for OTMH, which has been as long-standing as it is far-reaching, providing funding and volunteer leadership, both locally and corporately for nearly 30 years. Their generosity, combined with the fundraising efforts from our Scotiabank Skates hockey-playing physicians, enables us to fund the ongoing equipment needs of the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.”

Events like Scotiabank Skates help raise the critical funds needed to address important health care priorities in our community. To learn more about the event or to donate, visit scotiabankskates.com.

About Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Trillium Health Partners Foundation is dedicated to raising the critical funds needed to address the highest-priority needs of Trillium Health Partners, the largest community-based acute care facility in Ontario. Trillium Health Partners is comprised of The Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. For more information, visit trilliumgiving.ca.

About Oakville Hospital Foundation
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility built to meet the growing needs of our community. With generous support from donors, Oakville Hospital Foundation can fund the ever growing and changing healthcare needs of this much larger and more advanced Hospital and enable investments in technology that diagnoses illnesses earlier, reduces recovery times, and improves the patient experience.

About Scotiabank
Through our global community investment strategy, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2015, Scotiabank contributed $67 million to help our communities around the world.

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