Photo above: the front entrance of the Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount Campus.
TORONTO, Ontario — A networking event that will benefit the Maternal Newborn and Child Care program at the Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount Campus, is being held on Monday, March 7.
Organized by Formula Honda — in partnership with the Scarborough Hospital Foundation — and entitled, “Ladies Night Out”, the fundraising event is being held in honour of International Women’s Day, giving an important opportunity to embolden women to envision and celebrate their own successes.
“This event was inspired by International Women’s Day, and we wanted to, not only bring women together for a night of food, fun and friendship as they support each other, but also to help the Maternal Newborn and Child Care program at the Scarborough Hospital,” said Nial Boatswain, the General Manager of Formula Honda, a local new and used automobile dealership.
Established in 1987, Formula Honda has a long-standing commitment to local outreach with programs such as its annual Easter Egg Hunt, Toy Drive and Food Drive, which has donated thousands of pounds of food to underprivileged families in the Scarborough area.
The automobile executive said, as an extension of his company’s goal to serve the community’s most vulnerable members, the dealership — a top volume New and Used car Honda dealer based on 2015 sales results — is broadening its focus to include newborns and expectant mothers at risk.
“This issue touches our hearts and reminds us of the power of mothers, whose steadfast strength is unstoppable when they band together to champion our littlest members of the community,” added Boatswain.
The personable general manager promised that, when guests and participants to the free-admission-event make a monetary contribution towards this worthy cause, Formula Honda will match donations, up to a maximum of $2500.
Local businesses and entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase products and services that should be geared towards the empowerment of women in a positive atmosphere.
Entertainment will include, vocalist Niacole, accompanied by the City Soul Band; Athithya and Aranya Thambiappah, two young local Tamil artists, who will be playing a traditional instrument called the Veena; and a professional DJ.
“We want the evening be a fun and social celebration,” said Boatswain, adding, “Our goal is that all attendees leave feeling empowered and take away new ideas and opportunities for future growth and continued success.”
“Ladies Night Out” will be held on Monday, March 7, in Formula Honda’s showroom, at 2240 Markham Road — at Finch Avenue, East — from 5PM to 8PM.
For more information or to register for this free event visit: scarborough.snapd.com/#/events/view/921507