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Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital PRESENTED BY

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 LAKESHORE CONVENTION CENTRE 806 Southdown Rd. Mississauga


Letter from the Mayor

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Message from the Oakville Hospital Foundation The Oakville Hospital Foundation is extremely honoured to partner with the Oakville Diwali committee. Since opening in December 2015, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital has been caring for growing populations in Oakville and the surrounding communities. With a larger hospital offering more complex medical procedures, the need for your investment is even greater. Government funding only goes so far. The cost for equipment and furniture is funded virtually 100% by the community’s many generous donors. This year community support from Oakville Diwali will help us enhance OTMH’s surgical department. The Oakville Hospital Foundation will be launching a campaign to fund 77 pieces of surgical equipment and outfit a new operating room set to open this year. This is the largest fundraising campaign since the hospital opened in 2015. Your support this evening, along with the generous contributions from event sponsors, is putting this essential equipment in the hands of caregiver. Your gifts have a direct impact on the lives of our patients through the compassionate Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital healthcare team that helps heal them and we applaud you for your leadership. Thank you for your continued commitment and outstanding generosity. You are making a difference to the health of our community. Sincerely, Mary McPherson Chief Executive Officer


Message from CN CN is honoured to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 5th Annual Oakville Diwali Fundraising Gala. At CN, we’re committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and proud to contribute to leading healthcare institutions like the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. On behalf of more than 25,000 proud CN railroaders across Canada and the United States, I wish you a most enjoyable evening. Happy Diwali! JJ Ruest President and CEO CN


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Thank you to our generous partners. What to look forward to!

Take a peek at the royal menu The Host’s fantastic chefs have prepared for you. Everything you need to know about this year’s silent auction. Fabulous trips and fine dining experiences.

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Message from Chair On behalf of the Planning and Organizing Committee of Oakville Diwali, we warmly welcome you to the largest South Asian Gala in Oakville. Diwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Bhuddhists around the world. This year’s theme, “Rang Mahal” means the ‘Palace of Colours’. And we have boldly attempted to show you a glimpse into the rich, vibrant culture and royalty of India. We have a great fun filled evening lined up for you, and we know you will have a wonderful time at this very special Gala! Money Sense magazine has ranked Oakville as ‘Canada’s overall Best Places to Live’, where people from diverse backgrounds live together. The South Asian community is one of the largest growing communities in Oakville. Now in its fifth year, Oakville Diwali has raised more than $750,000 for the priority equipment needs of the state-of-the-art Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. No organization can solve all their problems alone. I want to take this opportunity to thank our committee members who have put in tremendous effort to make this Gala what you see today, all our sponsors for caring and investing in our health, and the Foundation for all their valuable advice and support. We also want to thank each and every one of you for attending this event and for demonstrating your commitment to improving healthcare in our community. We are counting on our Oakville Hospital’s medical staff and our community’s ongoing support in the future to take this initiative to a much higher level. Let us build a strong community together! Let us invest in the future of our health and make Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital also #1 healthcare facility in Canada. Let us celebrate today what we have dreamt and achieved together. We hope you have a wonderful evening in this Royal setting! Shubh Deepavali!

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Top 10 Things to Do at Oakville Diwali 1. CHECK OUT THE SILENT AUCTION – 6:30 P.M. With over 70 silent auction items at this year’s Oakville Diwali Gala, there’s something for everyone. NEW THIS YEAR! Bid right from your table using the latest auction technology. For more information, see page 22. 2. MINGLE OVER COCKTAILS – 6:30 P.M. Enjoy refreshing cocktails, mocktails and delicious appetizers while being wowed by the Magic of Mike D’Urzo. 3. STRIKE A POSE – 6:30-10:30 P.M. Stop by our photo booth located in the lobby and get your photo taken on the Mirror Me Screen. New this year we have photo sharing technology. Share your photos using #OakvilleDiwali and see our mosaic come to life! 4. HEAT THINGS UP – 7:30 P.M. Be amazed by the dazzling tricks of Fire Guy, Brant Matthews. 5. CHUNNI ON, CHUNNI OFF – 7:45 P.M. Beat the odds in a game of chance to win a $10,000 Gift Certificate to Knar Jewellery. SPONSORED BY:


6. ENJOY A GOURMET MEAL – 8:30 P.M. Savour a delicious spread by The Host. See our full menu on page 12. 7. BID AT THE LIVE AUCTION – 9:15 P.M. We are very happy to welcome Martin Julien as our auctioneer. Get ready to raise your hands during our lively auction program! 8. STAND UP FOR A CAUSE – 9:30 P.M. Together, we can raise tens-of-thousands of dollars in just a few minutes through Cause-Within-A-Cause. For more information, see page 16. 9. LEARN NEW MOVES Enjoy a traditional dance presentation from Sanskriti Arts Ghoomer Dance performance 10. HIT THE DANCE FLOOR – 10:30 P.M. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party with music from DJ Jitin! Funds raised from the evening auctions will put essential equipment in the hands of our caregivers. We thank you for your support.



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Assorted Rotis, Parathas and Naan Veggie Pulao Rice SALADS & CONDIMENTS

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Cause-Within-A-Cause Your generous contributions to our Cause-Within-A-Cause fundraiser will ensure we are able to purchase essential equipment for our programs at your community hospital. Together, we can raise tens-of-thousands of dollars in just a few short minutes. Contributions to this activity are 100% tax creditable. Tax receipts will be issued by the Oakville Hospital Foundation in the days following the Oakville Diwali Gala. Tonight, we will be fundraising for Oakville Hospital Foundation’s $3 million campaign to expand and enhance Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital’s surgical department. The campaign will fund 77 pieces of surgical equipment and outfit a tenth operating room set to open this year. The equipment will support various surgical specialty areas including vascular, gynaecology, orthopaedics and ophthalmology. An additional OR means our surgeons can perform more surgeries (more than 30,000 surgical procedures last year alone). It means we can recruit more surgeons and give our patients access to new surgical programs. It means we can provide your family, friends and neighbours with better patient care and an optimal patient experience. With so many patients counting on us for excellent care, we have an urgent need to expand our surgical staff. In the coming months, five talented new surgeons will join our team, including a general surgeon, two orthopaedic surgeons and two plastic surgeons. One of our goals is to provide services we have not been able to offer before. 16

Evening Activities CHUNNI ON, CHUNNI OFF Win a $10,000 Knar Gift Certificate! How to participate 1. Place $20 in the envelope on your table. 2. Stand up when the Chunni on, Chunni off game begins. 3. The Emcee will flip a coin and if you think it will land on heads place your hands on your head; if you think it will land on tails put your hand on your bottom. 4. If the coin lands where you think it was going to land remain standing; if it lands on the opposite, sit down. 5. This will continue until there is one person left standing who is the winner! SPONSORED BY:


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Emcees & Entertainers JAY MARTIN is a Canadian comedian, refreshing storyteller, and an acute life observer who has an uncanny ability to make the mundane routine of our everyday lives something to laugh at. Drawing from his own personal life experiences, whether it be from his stubborn Jamaican dad or one of his four children, Martin takes you on a comedic journey like none other.

MIKE D’URZO is an international award winning magician & mentalist. His unique style of magic and a modernized approach have made him a popular form of entertainment at virtually every type of event.

BRANT MATTHEWS AKA FIREGUY has performed in countries all over the world. Fireguy is an expert in fire eating, juggling and breathing and enlightens his audiences with energetic expertise.

AMIN DHILLON is currently a national entertainment and news reporter. From interviewing politicians to celebrities, Amin brings viewers exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access from all of the biggest events.


ELENA is an electric violinist, harpist, and pianist. I enjoy combining all three instruments in rare and wonderful ways including the use of backing tracks and vocals, lighting, and an impressive selection of instruments

MARTIN JULIEN is an actor, singer, writer, and educator with over three decades of experience in Canadian theatre. He made his stage debut at the age of ten for the Factory Theatre Lab in Toronto, and has been nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards as best performer.

PUJA AMIN & SANSKRITI ARTS Mississauga Based dancer, choreographer, teacher and entrepreneur; Director of Sanskriti Arts and President of Bollycore!


Auction Details & Process As part of this evening’s festivities, we invite you to participate in the Oakville Diwali Gala SILENT and LIVE AUCTIONS featuring an incredible collection of exciting and unique items. Funds raised from the evening auctions will put essential equipment in the hands of our caregivers. SILENT AUCTION OPENING The bidding begins once doors open at the Lakeshore Convention Centre at 6:30 p.m. BIDDING Bidding on an item is easier than ever with our auction technology provided by Givergy. Browse and bid on items with the tablets provided from the comfort of your table or within the auction area. Please refer to the ‘How to Bid’ document on the next page or feel free to ask any volunteer to assist you. SILENT AUCTION CLOSING A five-minute warning will be given prior to the silent auction closing. When the auction is closed, check the leaderboard screens throughout the room to see if you won any items. You can also check ‘MyBids’ on the tablet. If you have won an item, please make your way to the cashier table located in the lobby. There, we will have your personalized invoice ready for you. Once you have paid for your item, we will mark your invoice PAID. PAYMENT All auction items must be paid for the night of the auction. Any auction items not paid in five business days following the Oakville Diwali Gala will automatically be offered to the second successful bidder. Payment will be accepted as follows: Cash, Cheque, Debit, VISA, American Express or MasterCard. Please wait for your item to be brought to you when making payment. DO NOT COLLECT YOUR OWN ITEM. A volunteer runner will collect your item for you. 22

GENERAL INFORMATION All values noted reflect the suggested list price and are based on information provided by the donor. Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy. Oakville Hospital Foundation and the Oakville Diwali Gala Organizing Committee make no express or implied representations or warranties whatsoever (including any estimate of value) with respect to any item sold. By his/her purchase, the buyer waives any claim against either the Oakville Hospital Foundation or the Oakville Diwali Gala Organizing Committee or the donor of the item purchased, which may result from utilization of such item. Purchasers are bound by the restrictions specified by the donor. Have a great night!


Silent Auction Bidding How to use the Givergy tablet platform Roaming


2. Scroll through the items

Make your choice

Browse through the lot items or pledges on offer.

For the item you would like to bid on simply tap the ‘Place Bid’ button.

For more information and an image of each item simply tap your chosen item.


4. Search for or register your name

Enter your bid Enter the amount you would like to bid or pledge and then tap ‘Anonymous’ or ‘Confirm’ to submit.

Search for your name or register, and then create your 4-digit pin number.

For a snapshot of your bidding and pledge activity simply tap on ‘My Bids’.


6. Congratulations! You will be informed that your bid has been accepted.

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Watch the screens All screens around the room will be updated instantly with the ‘New highest bid’ message.


Message from ICLS ICLS is proud to continue supporting the Oakville Diwali Gala and raising the much-needed funds for the Oakville Hospital Foundation. As physicians we understand the importance of having the equipment we need. With 77 pieces of surgical equipment needed to outfit the 10th Operating Room at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital we have chosen to make a $25,000 gift toward this campaign through Cause-Within-A-Cause. We hope our generous community will join us tonight in raising funds for essential cuttingedge equipment at our hospital. We wish you a very enjoyable evening full of fun, celebration, and happiness. Happy Diwali!

DR. JULIE KHANNA Director of Plastic Surgery

DR. SHEETAL SAPRA Director of Dermatology


Live Auction 1. A WEEK OF LA DOLCE VITA BY THE ADRIATIC SEA Feel like you’re on top of the world! Spend one week in a beautiful, newly-restored, house on two levels overlooking the stunning crystal-blue Adriatic Sea, majestic Maiella mountain range, and the breathtaking Gran Sasso. Enjoy your morning coffee with a view from one of the two terraces or from the balcony off the master bedroom. Located in the historical city-center of Silvi Paese, this home offers everything the discerning guest could be looking for. From relaxing along the endless white sand beaches, shopping in Pescara, home to several shops carrying all the latest Italian designs, hiking the foothills of the Maiella or Gran Sasso mountain range, historical towns and rolling pastures, or enjoying quaint bars, restaurants, and bakeries Silvi Paese has something for everyone. Not available July or August, €100 euro fee for cleaning – best suited for four guests. VALUE: $1,000 DONATED BY: TONY COLACITTI



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Approximately 110 benches are located on the property Plaques will be affixed to the seat back of each bench Benches are located approximately every 30 metres along walking trails throughout the hospital property, at entrances and in courtyards The benches are all the same, a dark mixed steel metal finish, as seen in the photo Bench locations can be chosen by the donor Dedication plaque size is 15” x 2” Maximum length of inscription is 200 characters, with 2565 characters per line, including punctuation and spaces depending on the flow of the inscription Inscription will be centred on the plaque, using all capital letters with a letter height of 8 mm


Live Auction (cont’d) 3. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Enjoy a personalized dinner party for you and five of your friends. Geeta Maini of An Affair with Indian Cooking, the Khaanasutra of Indian Cuisine a well versed chef of Indian Cuisine in the area will come to your home and host a customized dinner party and a mini cooking demo class for you and your guests. A menu selection will be provided and after a careful selection of desired dishes a menu will be created to suit your individual palates. Enjoy an evening of appetizers from Mumbai’s chaats to Tikkas and or kebabs, maybe even a stuffed dosa waffle. The evening will continue with a selection of entrees and wrapped up with dessert. The entire evening will be informative and entertaining as people’s taste buds are exposed to the layers of flavours an Indian meal provides. Alcohol not included. Wine and beverage pairings will be suggested. VALUE: $3,000 DONATED BY: GEETA MAINI OF AN AFFAIR WITH INDIAN COOKING



Plaques will be affixed to a stake at the base of each tree Types of trees include Maple, Redbud, Oak, Dogwood, Walnut, Cedar, Pine and Spruce You may choose your tree location on the property Volunteers wishing to dedicate a tree will have first priority on Volunteer Way Dedication plaque size is 6” x 6” Maximum length of inscription is 160 characters, with 1520 characters per line, including punctuation and spaces depending on the flow of the inscription Inscription will be centred on the plaque, using all capital letters with a letter height of 10 mm


Live Auction (cont’d) 5. MARADIVA VILLAS RESORT & SPA Enjoy a five night stay in the spacious, airy and refined Luxury Suite Pool Villas in Mauritius. These Villas provide an intimate harmony and peaceful atmosphere to make of your stay a unique experience. Each 163m² villa comprises of a private 15m² plunge pool and a terrace that is perfect for Alfresco dining. Revel in the luxurious comfort of your villa and its natural elegance and charm that is further enhanced by a breathtaking environment. Bathrooms feature a spacious bath and separate rain shower as well as a walk-in wardrobe. A secluded open-air outdoor garden shower is also available. Voucher can be redeemed, subject to availability, all year round except peak season & school holidays. Please note that voucher is valid for a maximum of 12 months from date of issue. VALUE: $9,696 DONATED BY: MARADIVA VILLAS RESORT & SPA




Thanks to our Oakville Diwali Committee OAKVILLE DIWALI ORGANIZING COMMITTEE The Oakville Hospital Foundation is humbled and honoured by the dedication of our Oakville Diwali Committee. Thank you to the volunteers who organized this evening and to those who are volunteering tonight. Rekha Sharma – Chair Aarti Nagpal – Co-Chair Sushma Agarwal Vijay Agarwal Anita Dharamshi Anil Jindal Anju Jindal Meena Khanna Uma Malik Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi Priya Prabhakaran Neerupma Sharma Rohini Sood

CASH DONORS Usha Bharadwaj Mimi and KC Chohan Veena Duggal Renuka Khanna & Krishna Nanda Neelu Khera Nita and Adarsh Lakhanpal Neelu and Vinod Mehta Neera and Raj Maini Anu and Om Modi 32

Monastery Bakery Dr. Morawetz Neena and Subhash Mukhi Azeema and Firoze Nakhooda Dr. Swaran K. Syan Rupi Tandon Steve Thorpe TWD

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ADP Canada Ana Pascos Photography Anonymous Anytime Fitness Artefac Azeema Nakhooda. B2MOD Banglez Jewerly Blend Hair & Make-up Studio Blue Peacock Bombay Bhel Oakville Cineplex City of Oakville Comfort Inn, Barrie Corey Scarfo Dr Mandeep Sood from Grand Oaks Orthodontics Dr Vikas and Dr Seema Agarwal Dr. Kanchan Jindal / Dental Health Group Elina’s Hat Boutique Fotografia Boutique Investors Group Jessie Sall Jyot’s Beauty Salon Kaneff Golf Accessories Sabina and Tom Mammen Kelly+Singh Lawyer LLP

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Kerastase Paris & Total Image Hair Salon Kwality Sweets- Burlington Mercedes Benz Metabolic Care Clinics Nav Bhatia Noble Bistro North Ridge Family Chiropractic Palais Royal House & Home Pasquale’s Trattoria – Nalini & Kamal PaulPaul family Pearle Vision Prabha Jain PrimeTime Sports and Entertainment Inc. & Expertise Marketing Inc. Puff Daddy Reflections Dental – Dr. Shivani Saggar and Dr. Marisa D’Angelo Sheraton Hotel Stratis Tsapoitis- Investors Group SupperWorks Oakville Symposium Treasure Interior Vibha Malhorta Vijay and Sushma Agarwal Virmani Family

Your gift has made a difference to patient care at OTMH.


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2018 Oakville Diwali Program  
2018 Oakville Diwali Program