Sweet Treats Decorated with Icing, Sprinkles and Love

Top Quote Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre's Gingerbread Cookie Factory Returns to Sherway Gardens November 26 - December 19, 2010. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 11, 2010 - A popular holiday tradition, the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre's 19th Annual Gingerbread Cookie Factory, returns to Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) from November 26 to December 19. The Gingerbread Cookie Factory is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.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 support Trillium Health Centre. For additional information call 416-621-1070 or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.

    Over the past 19 years, local families have shown their support of the Trillium Health Centre 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.

    "People of all ages come to Sherway Gardens every year to decorate gingerbread cookies,"
    states Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre's Executive Director, Dave Voyce. We are honoured that a visit to "The Gingerbread Cookie Factory has become part of many families annual holiday traditions. More than 3,000 cookies are decorated each year and this year's proceeds benefit Seniors Health and Wellness at Trillium Health Centre."

    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!

    1/2 c. sugar
    1/2 c. shortening
    1 egg
    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 Trillium Health Centre:

    Trillium Health Centre is one of Canada's largest academically-affiliated hospitals providing quality and safe care to over one million residents in Mississauga, southwest Toronto and the surrounding areas. Trillium is a 774-bed regional referral centre with highly-specialized, complex programs in advanced cardiac, vascular, stroke, neurosciences, orthopaedic, and sexual assault/domestic violence services. Trillium's $450 million annual budget supports the 4,200 staff, 748 physicians and 1,100 volunteers who care for the 762,000 patients who visit each year. Trillium - Mississauga has an Emergency Department, inpatient units and surgical centre while an Urgent Care Centre, day surgery and other outpatient programs are located at Trillium - West Toronto. Trillium Health Centre Foundation, the health centre's fundraising arm, inspires the community to invest in the hospital. Trillium is recognized by Accreditation Canada, National Quality Institute and Ontario Health Quality Council for providing safe, high-quality health care and leadership in a healthy workplace. For more information, go to www.trilliumhealthcentre.org.

    About Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre:

    Established in 1997, the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre is a non-profit organization that has raised more than $9.2 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:
    Sherway Gardens is a Cadillac Fairview property, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For over 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. With a portfolio valued at more than $17 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

    Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, Bench, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.

    For more information about the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre Gingerbread Cookie Factory, contact:

    Peter Ashworth / Ashley Lloyd; Ashworth Associates; 416-603-6005; peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

    Elena Price; Senior Marketing Director; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext 7020; pricee ( @ ) cadillacfairview dot com

    Larry Roberts; Media Relations Consultant, Trillium Health Centre; 905-848-7580 ext. 3832 lroberts ( @ ) thc dot on.ca

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