Scotiabank Skates raises $235,000 for Trillium Health Partners Foundation and Oakville Hospital Foundation

Weekend hockey-themed event supports local health care

MISSISSAUGA – After a weekend of hockey and family fun, Trillium Health Partners Foundation and Oakville Hospital Foundation are proud to announce that Scotiabank Skates raised more than $235,000 to support critical health care priorities at both Trillium Health Partners and Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

“For the 4th consecutive year, Scotiabank is proud to host Scotiabank Skates at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga,” says Phil Armstrong Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Scotiabank. “As Canada’s Hockey Bank, we are pleased that this year’s event will support both Trillium Health Partners and Oakville Hospital, benefiting even more people in our communities. Since this annual event began in 2012, over $700,000 has been raised and we are thrilled that Scotiabank continues to receive tremendous support from our employees, sponsors and local communities.”

The three-day, hockey-themed skating event featured an old-timers’ hockey tournament, a free family fun skate, youth hockey skills clinic and Mississauga Steelheads game. All activities took place at The Hershey Centre.

“We’re proud to partner with Scotiabank for the 4th year in a row as we continue to raise funds for Trillium Health Partners,” says Steve Hoscheit, president & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “Funds raised this year will go towards advancing equipment within our hospital’s diagnostic imaging department, which also includes building a new women’s imaging centre at our Credit Valley Hospital. More than half of patients who come to our hospital receive some form of diagnostic imaging as part of their health care journey, and as our population continues to grow and age, so will the need to upgrade and augment our hospital’s equipment and technology. We thank Scotiabank and the community for their incredible generosity!”

“I know I speak for the entire Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) family, especially our hockey- playing physicians, when I say we’re delighted to be included in the Scotiabank Skates event this year,” says Tina Triano, CEO, Oakville Hospital Foundation. “Funds raised have been earmarked for the imminent purchase of the third MRI for the new Oakville Hospital, opening this December. 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.”

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 www.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 www.trilliumgiving.ca.

About Oakville Hospital Foundation
The Oakville Hospital Foundation is partnering with the community to fund essential medical equipment for Oakville’s Hospital to enable high quality patient care. Generous support from the community is needed to help the Foundation achieve its campaign goal and equip the new, state-of-the-art health care facility scheduled to open in December 2015. For more information, please visit www.oakvillehospitalfoundation.com.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Vancouver Canucks®., Winnipeg JetsTM, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Across Canadian communities from coast to coast, Scotiabank’s Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to 5,000 minor hockey teams and leagues. To find out more about Scotiabank’s hockey programs, please visit www.facebook.com/scotiahockeyclub.

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, ‘Bright Future’. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average of approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

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PHOTOS:

Scotiabank Skates 2015 Cheque Presentation
From left: Tina Triano, CEO of Oakville Hospital Foundation, Steve Hoscheit, president & CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Chris Manning, National Vice President of Mid Market Banking and Her Worship Mayor Bonnie Crombie at Scotiabank Skates. $235,000 was raised – proceeds will help fund important diagnostic imaging equipment at both hospitals.
2015 Scotiabank Skates Cheque Presentation
Her Worship Mayor Bonnie Crombie (second from right) joins Steve Hoscheit, president & CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation (third from left), Tina Triano, CEO of Oakville Hospital Foundation (second from left) and Chris Manning, National Vice President of Mid Market Banking at Scotiabank (left of Mayor) at the Mississauga Steelheads game at Scotiabank Skates – $235,000 was raised.

 Note to media: high-resolution version of these photos are available upon request.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Raposo
Associate, Media & Public Relations
Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Office: 905-848-7580, ext. 1717
Mobile: 647-339-2768
amy.raposo@trilliumhealthpartners.ca

Suzanne Hallsworth
Director, Development & Communications
Oakville Hospital Foundation
Office: 905-338-4642, ext. 6250
Mobile: 289-218-9518
shallsworth@haltonhealthcare.com

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