Do you like to play Poker? Or have you always wanted to give it a friendly try? AND would you like to support a good cause while doing so?
This year the Algonquin Island Association Fundraising Poker Tournament is generously turning its attention on more a more local issue in desparate need of funding, the arts! Two valued theatre troops that do work in our community and that vast urban space across the harbour, Shadowland & Jumblies need our support. Funds raised by the tournament will be split equally between the two, and will be used:
by Jumblies to bring Scarborough youth, including newcomers who have never been up North before, to Nipissing First Nation for a cultural and art exchange visit this March Break, and by Shadowland to keeps its Youth Theatre Program (for which they recently lost long-standing City funding) going on the Island.
Location: Algonquin Island Association (Toronto Islands)
Game: Texas Holdem
Pre-Tourney Poker: 3pm. Come out early for a few games of Holdem if you desire.
Registration Starts: 6pm
Food and Bar: Provided by AIA at a nominal fee.
Tournament Starts: 6:30 pm (though you can buy-in until 8:30 pm). Tournament starts sharply at 6:30 to ensure city people have no problems catching last boat.
Beginner Table Instructions: Texas Holdem is a very easy game, if you’re not confident enough to play at the regular table, try the beginner table. Instructions at 6pm.
Cost: Regular Tables $30 Buyin ($20 prize pool, $10 charity), Rebuys until 8:30 $20, ($10 prize pool, $10 charity); Beginner Tables $25 Buyin ($15 prize pool, $10 charity), Rebuys until 8:30 $20, ($10 prize pool, $10 charity)
Brought to you by assorted members of the Toronto Island Poker Club: Glen Newbury, Stephen Cooper, Roger Abbott, and many others. Hope you can come! Please tell your friends! For more info, ferry times etc. contact email@example.com.
youth from Scarborough & Nipissing perform together in Jumblies’ Like An Old Tale, 2011, Photo: Katherine Fleitas