Celebrating Our Community Partners

Our Vision at Peel Children’s Centre is, “A Caring Community Working Together for Children.” PCC’s Annual Holiday Brunch and Auction afforded a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with our community partners. Read on to learn about a leadership gift from RBC, a presentation to long-time supporter Laurie Williamson, and brunch host Rogues Restaurant’s winning the 2010 Sam McCallion Small Business Community Involvement Award.


We also congratulate Lorna Reid, co-winner of PCC’s 2010 Mary Neville Award.





More than 100 supporters packed Rogues Restaurant to capacity at PCC’s Annual Holiday Brunch and Auction on December 5th. The event was a resounding success, raising more than $50,000 to support PCC’s range of mental health programs.


PCC is grateful for the generous support from everyone who attended the event. A very special thank you to our host, Rogues Restaurant, and the event’s key supporters:

* Brunch Sponsors: RBC and Bentall LP
* Holiday Ornament Raffle Sponsor: DTZ Barnicke
* Table Sponsors: Peel Regional Police, Royal LePage, Bodyworks Auto Collision Specialists, Spacefile, Pallett Valo LLP, Sigma Corporation
* Donors: Amrit Khaper, Rudy Riske, the Skinner Family, and Scott Sweatman.


For the past 20 years, Rogues Restaurant has hosted this signature fundraising event for PCC. Owner Tony Pereira closes the restaurant for the day and provides auction donations. His staff, led by Executive Chef Bevan Terry, donate their time to prepare a delicious brunch. Recognizing Rogues’ long-time support for PCC and other charities, PCC nominated the restaurant for the Mississauga Board of Trade’s 2010 Sam McCallion Small Business Community Involvement Award. We were delighted that Rogues won the award. Congratulations, Tony, Bevan and staff!


At the event, RBC presented a leadership gift of $45,800. This represented a grant of $40,000 for PCC’s Group Services and proceeds from the sale of kite pins at local RBC as part of RBC’s “Fly a kite for a kid!” fundraising campaign for children’s mental health. PCC is very grateful to RBC, which is not only PCC’s largest corporate donor, but also a leader in fighting the stigma that surrounds mental illness.


PCC also recognized Laurie Williamson, a leading supporter of PCC’s Holiday Brunch and Auction over the past 20 years. We were delighted that Laurie’s company, Laurie Williamson Motors, received the 2010 Employer of the Year Award from the Mississauga Board of Trade.


In the photo: Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, Rogues owner Tony Pereira, Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Johnny Bower, RBC Royal Bank Regional Vice President Lisa Gallacher, PCC Board President Roman Boychuk, and Peel Regional Chair Emil Kolb.




PCC presented its 2010 Mary Neville Award to Lorna Reid on November 10th at the annual General Meeting Day of Success By 6 Peel. The Mary Neville Award recognizes outstanding achievement in prevention and early intervention in children’s mental health services. Lorna, who recently retired as Director of Children’s Services and Best Start at the Region of Peel, facilitated PCC’s partnership with the Region to provide children’s mental health resourcing for childcare centres, Best Start sites and Ontario Early Years Centres. She was also instrumental in establishing the PCC/ Region of Peel joint Valley Infant-Parent Program for at-risk infants and their caregivers. Congratulations, Lorna!


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