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Jan
18
2010

Supporting good causes makes our community stronger

There is more to a community than homes, roads and shopping districts. The character of a town or city is defined by the legions of caring and giving people in our midst. Whether it is donating time or money or both to a food bank, a youth centre or cultural organization, people in Burlington and Oakville have demonstrated year after year their generosity.

I’m proud that the Dan Cooper Team can be counted among our generous citizens by providing support for local organizations, services and programs. The contribution by every member of the team is a testament to our commitment to give back to the community. We are not simply in the business of selling properties and helping buyers find homes. We are your neighbour, our children go to school here and we shop in the same grocery stores. This is our community and the Dan Cooper Team is proud to play a part in shaping its character and its success.

One such worthy organization that will become one of my charities of choice is the Oakville Hospital Foundation, which has launched a major project – the New Oakville Hospital. This much needed facility will take health care in our area to a new level. Situated at Third Line and Dundas Street, the New Hospital will more than double the size of the current facility and will meet the urgent needs of Oakville and east Burlington.

The Foundation’s goal is to raise $60 million for a state-of-the-art facility that will offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, have the latest technology, offer new and expanded services and set a benchmark for health care services in a community hospital. With your help and support, we can build and equip a remarkable hospital that will respond to emergencies, mend broken bones, administer cancer care and promote all aspects of health in our local community.

I have made a commitment to the Oakville Hospital Foundation to donate a portion of my commissions towards this incredible cause. And I encourage other business leaders in Oakville and Burlington to put their support behind a facility that benefits us, our families and our friends. There are few organizations that provide such a valuable and critical service to the community and we need to support those things that shape our social fabric.

The New Hospital truly is a landmark event for our community and there are many ways you, your family, your organization or company, school or local community group can become involved. Contact Sheilaah Guthrie at the Foundation at 905.845.2571 ext. 6382. Tell them Dan sent you.

The OHF is just one of the many great organizations that the Dan Cooper Team has chosen to support. Other organizations that have a significant impact on our quality of life are the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Comic Vision on April 28, a fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and Appleby College Gala Auction on May 15, which will have some incredible prizes that I will talk about at a later date. All I can say is, you don’t want to miss it.