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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!

Event Spotlight

NewRoads LakeRide 2021

Learn more about the 6th Annual NewRoadss LakeRide

Join us for the 6th Annual NewRoads LakeRide on Sunday, September 19, 2021. 100% of funds raised at this year’s NewRoads Automotive Group event will support our .Better begins today Mental Health Campaign.

Your participation at NewRoads LakeRide will help us build the healing space that every patient and family deserves in our Mental Health Program. With your generous support, we can raise the remaining $2.8 million needed to transform mental health care at Southlake.

Join the event live, virtually or do it your way! Ride the scenic route of Newmarket, Georgina and Lake Simcoe alongside three-time multisport Canadian Olympian, Georgia Simmerling and World Record Holder, Team Canada cyclist, Ed Veal.

To learn more, visit newroadslakeride.ca. #HeadsUpforMentalHealth

Newmarket Optimist Club 2021 Annual Poker Ride

Newmarket Optimist Club Poker Ride poster

Join the 2021 Annual Newmarket Optimist Club Motorcycle Poker Ride on August 21, 2021, in support of Paediatric Oncology at Southlake. Join the Newmarket Optimist members and ride along with the Southern Cruisers and many motorcycle enthusiasts who will enjoy a safe and scenic ride to raise funds for kids with cancer. Learn more at https://www.newmarketoptimists.club/



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

In the last 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. This two-day event features international polo matches, a traditional divot stomp and other family-friendly entertainment at an ‘all-weather’ venue in York Region.

Learn more about Polo for Heart at poloforheart.org.

Walk of Life

Walk of Life is an annual event that supports the highest priority needs of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program. Organized by Southlake’s very own clinicians at the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Clinic, the event raises funds for the program’s innovations, patient assessment tools, and patient education. The Walk of Life is a non-competitive indoor walk that’s great for the whole family.

For up to date information about the event, visit southlakewalkoflife.ca

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.