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Community Events

Every year, individuals, clubs, businesses, and organizations come together to raise urgently-needed funds for our hospital by hosting their own events and fundraising activities – big or small – in our communities.

Together with your families, friends, neighbours and colleagues, you can make an incredible impact.

What is a Community Event?

A Community Event is any (yes, ANY) activity hosted by a group, organization, or individual to raise money in support of Southlake. It’s a great way to honour a loved one or colleague, celebrate a milestone, or say thank you for the care you or someone you know received.

Because Southlake does not receive government funding for most new or replacement tools and equipment, we rely entirely on the generosity of our communities to ensure our experts have the right tools to provide the care you need, when you need it. When we work together, we can make a big difference – right here in our communities!

Learn how we can support you OR to learn more about fundraising for Southlake – just call.  It’s fun and easy!
Contact our Events Team today at: Events.Foundation@Southlake.ca

Event Spotlight

NewRoads LakeRide

Join us for the Annual NewRoads LakeRide. 100% of funds raised at this year’s NewRoads Automotive Group event will support our Mental Health Program.

Your participation at NewRoads LakeRide will help ensure we have the healing space that every patient and family deserves in our Mental Health Program.

To learn more, visit newroadslakeride.ca. #HeadsUpforMentalHealth


Whiskey, Wine & MR Menswear

Southlake physician models will walk the catwalk at the Whiskey, Wine & MR Menswear event. The event supports Southlake’s Regional Cancer Care Program with the purchase of urgently needed equipment such as a PET/CT scanner, a critical diagnostic, staging and monitoring tool and fifth linear accelerator (LINAC) used for radiation treatments, as well as expanding ambulatory services for acute leukemia.  Learn more at southlake.ca/MRfashion.





Ladies in Philanthropy for Southlake (LiPS)

Ladies in Philanthropy for Southlake (LiPS) is an entertaining, engaging and inclusive circle of women looking for an opportunity to shape their local hospital with like-minded individuals. In addition to enjoying social and educational events throughout the year, LiPS donors gather annually to collectively decide which Southlake project to fund with their combined contributions of $1,000 each. Each year, they gather at Southlake to hear presentations on our hospital’s priorities (including equipment, technology and campaigns), and vote to decide what their combined gift will fund. In past years, they have helped purchase a Neonatal Open Resuscitation Bed, Laparscopic Video Tower, Vital Signs Monitors, Endo Vascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), Surgical Operating Room lights and, last year, a SLIT lamp and Paediatric Early Warning Systems Vital Sign Monitors.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member, please follow this link.



Be a Hero Head Shave

Be a Hero Head Shave is a community fundraiser organized by the York Regional Police in support of Southlake’s Paediatric Oncology Clinic. Southlake sees more than a thousand patient visits every year from children facing cancer. Donations made to the Be a Hero fundraiser will help make that increased support possible and ensure Southlake continues to provide leading-edge cancer care to every child, close to home.

Learn More About Be a Hero



Polo for Heart

For over 40 years, Polo for Heart, Canada’s largest and longest running charity polo event, has helped make great strides in cardiac care. Since 1979, Polo for Heart has raised $5 million for 1.6 million Canadians living with heart disease, Southlake’s Cardiac Care Program, and other heart and stroke related charities.

Learn more about Polo for Heart at poloforheart.org.



Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Fundraising Program

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation encourages everyone to get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week for optimal health benefits. Join an annual event that supports the highest priority needs of the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Fundraising Program and does just that! Organized by Southlake’s very own clinicians, administrative staff and volunteers at the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Clinic, the event raises funds for the program’s innovations, patient assessment tools, and patient education. The Beat Goes On, formerly known as Walk of Life is a non-competitive indoor walk with fun activities and prizing – that’s great for the whole family.

For up to date information about the event, visit: give.southlake.ca/beatgoeson

Year-round Programs

There are plenty of ways you can support Southlake. One of them is by supporting Southlake Foundation’s dedicated community partners with year-round programs that help us provide leading edge care, close to home!

Host your own sport tournament, coordinate ‘dress down’ days at the office, or organize an event in your community! When you fundraise for Southlake, you are making a direct impact on the quality of healthcare at Southlake, right here, close to home. 

Learn how we can support you OR to learn more about fundraising for Southlake – just call.  It’s fun and easy!
Contact our Events Team today at: Events.Foundation@Southlake.ca

Support our communities’ fundraising efforts to enable Southlake to deliver leading edge care close to home. #SupportSouthlake with these current and ongoing initiatives.

Wings Up!

When: March 6 – March 31
Where: 54 Davis Dr, Newmarket
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Are you looking for a way to satisfy your cravings AND make a difference in the community? Look no further! WingsUp! Newmarket will be donating $1 from every wings or bites large meals and packs sold in support of Cancer and Cardiac care at Southlake. Not only will you be enjoying delicious food, but you’ll also be contributing to leading edge care, close to home! Order today here.

NT Power

When: March 1 – July 1
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Attention Newmarket residents! Help support Southlake Regional Health Centre by switching from paper statements to paperless billing with NT Power’s ‘MyAccount’ service. For every customer who makes the switch, NT Power will donate $5 to Southlake on behalf of Newmarket customers. Not only will you be helping a great cause, but you’ll also be making your life easier by managing your account online. Learn more here.

YRP: Be a Hero Head Shave

When: Saturday, April 22
Where: 17600 Yonge St, Newmarket
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Join the York Regional Police and Be a Hero by supporting Southlake’s Paediatric Oncology Clinic. In partnership with Sick Kids Hospital and the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), Southlake’s Paediatric Oncology Clinic provides vital care close to home for thousands of young cancer patients in our communities. Learn more here.

Mercedes-Benz Purchase/ Lease Program

When: May 1-3
Where: 230 Mulock Dr, Newmarket

$200 from every car leased or sold in the month of May will support Southlake’s HERE is Where Cancer Meets Its Match campaign.

St. Andrew’s Chiropractic

When: May 2
Where: 14845 Yonge St, Aurora

Celebrate St. Andrew’s Chiropractic annual anniversary fundraiser in support of Southlake’s Mental Health Program.

100% of Dr. Avery’s funds earned and 50% of RMT Nicole will be donated.

Charity Midway

When: May 11-14
Where: 800 Mulock Dr, Newmarket

Join us at the west parking area of Magna Centre for the annual Joe Persechini Charity Midway and support Southlake. Enjoy a fun day out with the family!

Polo For Heart

When: Thursday, June 22 & Saturday, June 24
Where: 13561 Leslie St, Richmond Hill
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Celebrate Polo For Heart at The Toronto Polo Club in Gormley. Join us for the biggest event of the summer and watch some of the most exciting stadium polo in North America.

Two unique days and chances to experience the ultimate in entertainment—and all for a great cause!

Tickets are available by clicking the link here.

NewRoads LakeRide

When: Sunday, September 10
Where: 505 Pickering Crescent, Newmarket
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Join us at the 8th annual NewRoads LakeRide in support of the Mental Health Program at Southlake. Route options range from 10K to 125K.

Registration opens in April! For more information, click here.

Edge Benefits Charity Golf  Tournament

When: Friday, September 15
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The 13th Annual Edge Benefits Charity Golf Tournament in support of Southlake!

Link to purchase tickets coming soon!

Can’t Get Enough

When: Saturday, October 14
Where: 505 Pickering Crescent, Newmarket
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Join “Can’t Get Enough” a tribute to Paul Rogers, Bad Co, and Free at an all ages show at the NewRoads Performing Arts Centre.

A minimum of $5 per ticket will support Southlake’s Stronach Regional Cancer Centre.

Get your tickets here.

Whiskey, Wine & MR Menswear

When: Wednesday, November 1
Where: 505 Pickering Crescent, Newmarket
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Meet the Southlake family and physician models, for an evening with a taste of whiskey, wine, fine foods, fashion, and live auction. Sponsored by NewRoads Automotive Group, benefitting Southlake’s Stronach Regional Cancer Centre.

Year-round Programs

There are plenty of ways you can support Southlake. One of them is by supporting Southlake Foundation’s dedicated community partners with year-round programs that help us provide leading edge care, close to home!

We extend our deepest appreciation to all of our #SouthlakeCommunityChampions for your unwavering support at your recent events! Your contributions are truly making a difference in the lives of those in our community.

Tim Hortons “Smile Cookie” Week

Your support during Tim Horton’s #SmileCookie week last September was truly incredible. Together, we made a difference in our community as every $1 spent on a Smile Cookie at Southlake’s Tim Hortons went towards supporting the hospital’s most urgent needs, raising $2,094. Thank you for your generosity and for spreading joy with every delicious bite!

Living Lighting Newmarket 

We are thrilled to share that “Living Lighting Newmarket” has once again shown their unwavering commitment to our community by supporting Southlake Regional Health Centre for the third year in a row! Through their generous ornament sales this past holiday season, they raised their largest total to date, $5,250 to benefit the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre.