Hosted by Sunnybrook Next Generation
Thursday April 25th, 2019, 6pm-11pm
@ The Spoke Club, Toronto, ON


Join Sunnybrook Next Gen as we host our second annual Charity Poker Tournament for a night of poker, food, drinks, music and networking to raise awareness and funds for the Sunnybrook Simulation Center at Sunnybrook Hospital. We look forward to seeing you and bring your poker face!


Schedule of Events

6:00pm – Registration, cocktails, introductions and free lessons for first time players

7:00pm – Call to tables, DJ spinning

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Rebuy period ($20 rebuys until 8pm)

8:00pm - 9:00pm - Play down to final table 10

9:00pm – Final table starts

10:00pm – Play to a winner, networking and mingling

   Tickets are $100 includes chips for tourney, open bar, canapes and great prizes for final table players.

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600 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3 (northeast corner of King St W and Portland), Toronto, ON M5V 2B7



Our goal is to again raise over $10k+ for the Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre, Canada’s first ever simulation center. Simulation is the safest, most effective way for medical professionals to learn the latest techniques. They’re now using highly advanced technologies to take simulation to the next level, bringing virtual reality to our learners and patients. 

We created Canada’s first simulation centre in 1995, now one of a handful of accredited centres in the country. For our 4,000 annual learners, and for staff continually upgrading their training and education, simulation offers the opportunity to learn to perform a procedure or manage a critical event in a safe and controlled environment, with no chance of risking harm to a patient.

Under the leadership of anesthesiologists Dr. Jordan Tarshis, director of the Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre, and Dr. Fahad Alam, the centre’s director of research, we are taking simulation to the next level, adding virtual reality to the mix. Drs. Tarshis and Alam
Saving are pioneering technology and developing simulation scenarios that will advance medical education and research and enhance patient care and education. Partnering with a software developer, they have created several virtual experiences, including a simulated preoperative scenario for patients, and crisis scenarios for learners. With the advent of inexpensive virtual reality glasses, the ability to offer these experiences widely is becoming possible.

Inventing the future with donor support
Sunnybrook’s current temporary VR lab is supported by a grant. With philanthropic investment, we will create and equip a permanent lab, the first of its kind in Canada. Here we will design, develop, evaluate and translate virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive reality, thereby multiplying opportunities for learning without risk for both health professionals and patients. At Sunnybrook, the
future of virtual reality is now.

In October 2016, the Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre (SCSC) received accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for the next five years. It is the first centre in Ontario and the third in Canada to be re-accredited by the Royal College.

For more information, visit the Sunnybrook Simulation Centre website below:





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On behalf of SNG, welcome! Your interest in our mission and goals is what fuels us to support Sunnybrook’s highest priority needs.

Since 2014, SNG has consistently demonstrated itself as an organization capable of achieving tremendous success across a wide range of fundraising, community engagement and educational outreach initiatives. With the collective efforts of our executive, committees and general membership, we strive to educate the next generation of Sunnybrook’s community leaders, while raising critical funds to help Sunnybrook remain at the forefront of medical innovation – both now and for decades to come.

We are extremely excited about following up on our successful first ever SNG Charity Poker Tournament. We hope to make this event even bigger and better than last year! The event will provide an excellent platform for SNG to continue developing its committed group of influential community leaders, while supporting Sunnybrook.

Your support means the world to us and with your help, we look forward to launching this exciting annual franchise in support of Sunnybrook Hospital. Thank you for support and we hope you’ll join us on April 25th for a night of fun and inspiration!


Michelle Choong and Ryan Son Kee

Co-Chairs, SNG Charity Poker Tournament

For more information on Sunnybrook Next Generation, please click here: