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Trillium Diwali Gala Fundraiser held at Brampton

Posted on 30 October 2014 by admin

On October 17, 2014 Trillium Health Partners Diwali Gala Fundraiser celebrated the 13th annual Diwali – A Royal Affair at Pearson Convention Centre. Toronto’s sold-out premier event attended by almost 1000 guests was held to raise funds to support cancer care of close to 3,500 cancer patients of the three hospitals – primarily Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Queensway and Trillium Mississauga.
Anu Srivastava, Community Business Chair of this year’s gala with her Medical Chair, Dr. Sameena Uddin, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Credit Valley said “it is a huge honor and privilege to be the chairperson.”

Explaining how she got involved with the Trillium hospital and the Diwali fundraiser, Anu Srivastava said, “My father, Raj Nigam had to undergo an open heart surgery which was successfully performed by most renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar, for which we are eternally indebted.”
A Royal Affair indeed started with an experience that the guests will remember for a long time. Red carpet with valet parking was just the beginning when the people were intoxicated by the Regal Cocktail Reception. Sumptuous food from around the world flavours and sophisticatedly designed champagne bar overflowed during the reception. In keeping with the Royal Moghul theme of Akbar courts and Mehfil ambience of Amir Khusro, renowned live musicians performed the rich style of instrumental thumri and sufiana ghazal, followed by dazzling Azalea Ray who bridged the cocktail hour into the dinner setting with a closing number to the Mehfil ambience which was the cue to go inside the ballroom. Stunning stage décor and LED diya lit dance floor enchanted the visual senses which were complimented by spectacular Shiamak Davar dance performances. Lavish Lucknowi style food delicacies from The Host were served at the table with the cheese, dessert station and open liquor bar to fully enhance the royal guest experience. In her remarks Anu said that “all this was possible because of the strong and dedicated Trillium Diwali committee team members and foundation staff.”

Anu Srivastava commented “the Indo-Canadian community has really come forward in helping us raise funds and I’m so proud of our health care system” reiterating “that Diwali is the time of giving and sharing, and one of the best ways of giving and sharing is by showing support to our local hospital”.

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