Annual All-In-For-Arthritis Poker Gala, Co-Chaired by Dave Turner, Raises Donations to New Record

Recently, the Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division hosted an excellent evening of games, delicious food and drinks, and a competitive poker tournament.

EKB Partner Dave Turner reprised his role as co-chair of the event, along with HSBC Bank Canada’s Chris Vecsey.

Guests of the Texas Hold’em poker tournament held nothing back when it came to their charitable donations. David Porte, the founder of Cassie and Friends, a non-profit, and the father of a child with juvenile arthritis, matched donations up to $60,000.

Dave Turner, EKB business lawyer, with special guest Wanda Huynh, and Chris Vecsey

Co-chairs David Turner & Chris Vecsey with Wanda Huynh, the gala’s special guest.
Image credit: Fred Lee, The Province

The guests’ generosity resulted in a record amount being raised this year. According to The Province, a “reported $140,000 was collected, a new fundraising standard for the West Coast edition, posting $40,000 more than last year’s record haul.” It seems that not all card sharks are cold-blooded.

Arthritis is a serious disease, causing pain and restricting mobility. According to the Arthritis Society: “1 in 5 Canadians live every day with arthritis and there is no cure.”

The Society is working to change that. With events held across Canada, the annual All-In-For-Arthritis Poker Gala has helped fund important research, raising over $3.4 million in the last 12 years.

Dave Turner and EKB are proud to support the Arthritis Society, as it works to improve the lives of the millions of Canadians who live with arthritis.

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