PRLog - Nov. 8, 2012 - TORONTO, Ontario -- Be a part of this popular holiday tradition and join the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre for their 21st annual Gingerbread Cookie Factory at Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) from November 30 to December 23. The Gingerbread Cookie Factory is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at the north end of Sherway Square near GapKids. Cookies are $4 each or three for $10. All proceeds will support seniors health services at the Trillium sites of The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre. For additional information call 416-621-1070 or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.
For the past 21 years, local families have shown their support of the hospital by using their creative and innovative ideas to decorate and personalize their cookies. Many volunteers and staff look forward to giving their time and volunteering at this festive fundraiser.
Each year, people of all ages participate in the Gingerbread Cookie Factory and it has become part of many families’ annual holiday traditions. More than 3,000 cookies are decorated each year to help the hospital.
VOLUNTEERS OF TRILLIUM HEALTH CENTRE
GINGERBREAD COOKIE FACTORY AT SHERWAY GARDENS
November 30 to December 23
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays: 11a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cookies are $4 each or three for $10!
All proceeds in support of senior’s health services at the Trillium sites of
The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre.
TIPS FOR DECORATING A GINGERBREAD COOKIE:
Making gingerbread is a fun family activity during the holiday season. All you need to get started are some gingerbread people cookie cutters and some imagination. Take one gingerbread cookie, add any amount of icing and top with candies, gumdrops and chocolates. ENJOY!
TRADITIONAL GINGERBREAD COOKIE RECIPE:
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. light molasses
2 1/4 c. flour
4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. all spice
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and molasses; blend. Mix in dry ingredients. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll out dough to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit degrees for 8 to 9 minutes.
About The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre
The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre is a newly merged hospital serving Mississauga, West Toronto and the surrounding communities. It is one of Ontario’s largest community-based academic health networks and has a teaching affiliation with the Mississauga Academy of Medicine at the University of Toronto Mississauga. For more information, visit www.cvh.on.ca / www.trilliumhealthcentre.org.
About Trillium Health Centre Foundation and the Giving 110% Campaign
Trillium Health Centre Foundation inspires the community to invest in essential priorities at Trillium Health Centre’s Mississauga and West Toronto sites. Giving 110%, the largest campaign in Trillium Health Centre Foundation history, is inspired by hospital staff, physicians, donors and volunteers who go above and beyond to provide quality health care. Community support will help the Foundation raise its goal of $110 million for patient care spaces, equipment, technology, research and education at Trillium. For more information, visit www.trilliumgiving.ca.
About the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre
Established in 1997, the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre, is a non-profit organization that has raised more than $11 million in support of Trillium Health Centre. Under the direction of a Volunteer Board, the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre generate funds through numerous business ventures, including retail operations, lotteries and fundraisers.
About Sherway Gardens:
Opened in 1971, Sherway Gardens is owned and managed by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $19 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage nearly 49 million square feet of leasable space at 87 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 295,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.
West-end Toronto’s premier shopping destination, Sherway Gardens is well-known for its intimate environment and roster of influential retailers featuring the most coveted brands. With over 215 stores, including Michael Kors, Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Pottery Barn, the Sherway Gardens that shoppers have come to love is transforming into an even more exciting lifestyle destination. A $350 million revitalization is underway making room for new retailers, a brand new food court, plus four new full-service restaurants. For more information, visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Ashworth/Ashley Lloyd, Ashworth Associates Inc., 416-603-6005
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Lisa Resnic,Senior Director of Marketing, Sherway Gardens, 416-621-1071, ext 7020
David Voyce, Executive Director, Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre, 905-848-7580, ext. 5247