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All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala

 
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January 30, 2020

Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St W.
Toronto, ON
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Exciting news! The 2020 All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala will take place on Thursday, January 30th at a new venue, the iconic Fairmont Royal York, Toronto. With its transformation, this landmark hotel features a redesigned event space for our black-tie texas hold’em elimination tournament attended by top Toronto firms.

Thanks to the generosity of our past sponsors and attendees, the All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala has raised over $3.6 million in the last 13 years.  Proceeds support much-needed research, programs and services for over 6 million Canadians living with arthritis.

To learn more or become involved with the event or the Arthritis Society, please contact Nicole Smith, nsmith@arthritis.ca.

Sponsorship/Table Details

By sponsoring or participating in the All-In for Arthritis event, you are helping to support groundbreaking work in diagnosis, treatment and the search for a cure.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Smith

Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships and Events
The Arthritis Society
393 University Avenue, Suite 1700
Toronto, ON M5G 1E6
t. 416.432.5727
Email: nsmith@arthritis.ca

Gala Details
  • Evening Details / Itinerary

    5:30pm - Reception and Poker School
    7:00pm - Call to Tables
    7:15pm - Texas Hold’em Tournament
    8:45pm - Elimination Rounds Begin
    10:00pm - Championship Rounds Begin 

  • Contact

    Nicole Smith
    Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships and Events
    The Arthritis Society
    393 University Avenue, Suite 1700
    Toronto, ON M5G 1E6
    t. 416.432.5727
    Email: nsmith@arthritis.ca

    If you have general inquiries about The Arthritis Society or our programs and services, please call 1.800.321.1433 or visit our website at www.arthritis.ca.

  • 2020 Committee

    Chair

    Lindsay Wilson
    Principle, Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.

    Committee

    Brian Kremer
    Managing Director, Arrow Capital Management Inc.

    Michael Schachter
    Private Wealth Counsellor, Mercer Canada

    Neal Oswald
    COO and EVP, Concentra Bank

    Sean Diamond
    Vice President, Diamond Integrated Marketing

    Todd Papau
    Vice President
    Northleaf Capital Partners Ltd.

  • Tournament Winners

    2019 Tournament Winner

    Brandon Lapid 
    CI Investments

    2018 Tournament Winner

    Justin Lim

    Justin Lim
    Echelon Partners

    2017 Tournament Winner

    Ravi Bhat,
    Polar Asset Management Partners Inc.

    2016 Tournament Winner

    Michael Breech,
    Director, Assante Private Client

    2015 Tournament Winner

    Daniel Sonshine,
    Partner, TorQuest Partners

    2014 Tournament Winner

    Mark Organ,
    Founder / CEO, Influitive

    2013 Tournament Winner

    Jocelyn Blanchet, 
    Partner / National Leader, M&A Tax Services KPMG LLP

    2012 Tournament Winner

    David Goodman,
    President / CEO, Dundee Corporation   

  • Past Events

    2019 Event

    The 13th All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala took place February 7th, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we surpassed our goal of $300,000 and raised $380,000.

    2019 Tournament Champion

    Brandon Lapid
    CI Investments

    2018 Event

    The 12th All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala took place February 1st, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we surpassed our goal of $300,000 and raised $344,700.

    2018 Tournament Champion

    Justin Lim
    Echelon Partners

    2017 Event

    The 11th All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala took place February 2nd, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we surpassed our goal of $300,000 and raised $342,000.

    2017 Tournament Champion


    Ravi Bhat
    Polar Asset Management Partners Inc.

    2016 Event

    The tenth All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala took place on February 4th, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we surpassed our goal of $300,000 and raised $330,500.

    2016 Tournament Champion


    Michael Breech
    Director, Assante Private Client

    2015 Event

    The ninth All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala took place on February 5th, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we surpassed our goal of $300,000 and raised $364,500.

    2015 Tournament Champion

    Daniel Sonshine
    Partner, TorQuest Partners

    2014 Event

    The eighth All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala took place on February 6th, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we surpassed our goal of $300,000 and raised $318, 720. This year we added an After Party to the itinerary which was a great success!

    2014 Tournament Champion

    Mark Organ 
    Founder / CEO, Influitive

    2013 Event

    2013 Tournament Champion


    Jocelyn Blanchet
    Partner / National Leader, M&A Tax Services KPMG LLP

Sponsorship
  • 2019 Sponsors

    Royal Flush Sponsors

    RBC Investor & Treasury Services

    Davies
    Fulcrum

    Four of a Kind Sponsors

    National Bank

    Stikeman Elliott
     

    BMO

    Blakes Lawyers

    Aird Berlis

    pwc

    Crowe Soberman Canada

    LPMG

    Deloitte

    Medexus Pharma

    mccarthy tetrault

    Pavilion - Investment House

    Arrow Capital Management Inc.

    BDO

    DRI Capital

    Franklin Templeton Investments

    Manulife [Private Wealth]

    CIBC

    Ewing Morris

    Wildeboer - Dellelce LLP - wildlaw.ca

    CI Investments
     

    Cassels Brock Lawyers

    RSM

    EY

    Ironbridge - equity partners

    Northleaf Capital Partners

     

    In-Kind Sponsors

    Stikeman Elliott

    foodora

    Steam Whistle - Canada's Premium Pilsner


    Presenting, playing card and other sponsorships are also available.

    SEE THE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


    Please contact:

    Nicole Smith
    Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships and Events
    The Arthritis Society
    nsmith@on.arthritis.ca
    416-979-3353 Ext. 3351.

     

  • 2018 Sponsors

    Royal Flush Sponsors

    TPH - The Printing House
    Aird Berlis

    BMO Capital Markets - We're here to help

    Four of a Kind Sponsors

    Franklin Templeton Investments

    Centurion Asset Management Inc

    CIBC

    Manulife [Private Wealth]

    Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

    CI Investments

    Ewing Morris - Investment Partners LTD.

    BDO

    National Bank of Canada

    KPMG

    PwC

    Scotiabank

    RSM

    Torys LLP

    McCarthy Tetrault

    Dentons


    Presenting, playing card and other sponsorships are also available.

    SEE THE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


    Please contact:

    Nicole Smith
    Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships and Events
    The Arthritis Society
    nsmith@on.arthritis.ca
    416-979-3353 Ext. 3351.

     

  • 2017 Sponsors

    Royal Flush Sponsors




     


    Four of a Kind Sponsors

     














    Printing Card Sponsor

    Beverage Sponsor

    AV Sponsor


    Presenting, playing card and other sponsorships are also available.

    SEE THE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


    Please contact:

    Nicole Smith

    Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Events,
    The Arthritis Society
    nsmith@on.arthritis.ca
    416-979-3353 Ext. 3351.

     

  • 2016 Sponsors

    Playing Card Sponsor

    10th Anniversary Sponsor

    Royal Flush Sponsors












     

    Four of a Kind Sponsors


















































    Presenting, playing card and other sponsorships are also available.

    SEE THE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


    Please contact:

    Nicole Smith

    Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Events,
    The Arthritis Society
    nsmith@on.arthritis.ca
    416-979-3353 Ext. 3351

  • 2015 Sponsors