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Festival of Colours Postponed

Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation has been closely monitoring the developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), in collaboration with our colleagues at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH). We’ve decided to postpone Festival of Colours on April 18, 2020 because your safety, health and well-being is our top priority.

A new date for Festival of Colours will be shared once confirmed. We will continue to provide updates as we work to make alternate arrangements.

We believe this is the right thing to do for everyone's health and safety and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility. Given the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19, we will continue to monitor the situation and will determine our approach with respect to re-scheduling events based on current and arising information to ensure there is no risk to our community.  

Q: I’m a Festival of Colours sponsor — what happens to my sponsorship money?  

A: We are grateful for your support of Festival of Colours and we will be rescheduling the event tentatively for September 12, 2020. We hope we can count on your support and that you and your guests will join us once a date has been confirmed. However, if you prefer to make a donation to MSH Foundation in the amount of your sponsorship, we are happy to provide a tax receipt. If you have any questions please contact Allan Bell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Q: How will the support of Festival of Colours make a difference?  

A: Funds raised from Festival of Colours 2020 will support the expansion and enhancement of our outpatient mental health programs to help reduce wait times, ensure more youth can access more timely care, and improve the quality of life for our community’s children, adolescents and families. 


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DATE: Tentatively September 12, 2020
VENUE: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites



Your partnership will ensure our 2020 Festival of Colours is a continued success for thousands of patients and families who rely on MSH every day! Sponsors benefit from broad media promotion and recognition opportunities associated with the South Asian Ball.

Individual tickets and Corporate Tables are available.  For a full list of sponsorship opportunities:




2018 Festival of Colours Committee

Co-Chairs - Bill Bachra & Imtiaz Seyid

Past Chair – 2016 - Pradeep Sood (Founding Chair)

                  – 2018 - Nita Shastri

Committee Members

Dr. Ajai Pasricha

Annu Sood

Kate O’Dette

Max Mehta

Meera Singh

Mohamed Moinuddin

Mohan Sundaramohan

Dr. Rustom Sethna

Sam Wadera

Shalini Bhardwaj

Shalini Khurana