Hosted by Sunnybrook Next Generation
Thursday April 19th, 6-11pm
@ The Burroughes, Toronto, ON



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



Schedule of Events

6:00pm – Registration, cocktails and introductions

7:00pm – Call to tables

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Rebuy period, and optional add-ons at 8pm

8:00pm - 9:00pm play down to final table

9:00pm – Final table starts

10:00pm – Silent auction ends, networking and mingling



The Burroughes - 639 Queen Street West (southeast corner of Bathurst Street and Queen Street West), Toronto, ON M5V 2B7



Our goal is to raise $10k+ for Canada’s first ever simulation centre, Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre. 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:








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 launching SNG’s newest event, the SNG Charity Poker Tournament. We hope the event will be a recurring annual event. 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 18th for a night of fun and inspiration!

Many thanks for the remainder of the SNG Charity Poker Tournament Committee for helping us put this event togetherJesse Buckstein, Luke Galli, Evan Lyons and Kayla Provenzano!


Michelle Choong and Ryan Son Kee

Co-Chairs, SNG Charity Poker Tournament


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