Stars of Poker for Education

When:  Mar 28, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM (MT)
Associated with  Calgary Section

Social and Networking Events:
Stars of Poker for Education

3rd Annual Poker Tournament

Date: November 16, 2017 Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Location: Elbow River Casino
218 18 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Start Time: 4:30 pm registration, 5:30 pm (cards are dealt)
Cost: $75 Novice $155 Expert

Non-SPE Members are asked to submit $10 to donate to the charities below.

A very special thank you to our Premiere Event & Food Sponsor:


A very special thank you to our contributing sponsors:


Continuing on the success of last April’s tournament, The Stars of Poker for Education is returning! This is an opportunity for novice players to learn the game of poker in a tournament setting or for those more advanced players to prove their skills in the expert track. Sign up now for the ‘3rd annual’ SPE Poker Event, to be held at the Elbow River Casino. Charitable donations will be made to the SPE Canadian Educational Foundation (SPECEF), and Branch Out Neurological Foundation.

SPECEF has the flexibility to create new programs, scholarships and energy educational initiatives to remain up to date with constantly changing technology. SPECEF also supports Canadian post-secondary institutions, women in science and engineering (WISEST) and science fairs in Calgary and Edmonton.

The Branch Out Neurological Foundation drives the development of tomorrow’s treatment and care options for neurological disorders affecting 20% of the world’s population. Their mission is to prevent sickness and disability by funding qualified researchers to find ways to prevent, treat and cure neurological disorders.

The poker format will be No-Limit (NL) Texas Hold’em with professional casino staff dealers to maintain flow of tournament play and ensure play finishes in a timely manner. Re-buys will be allowed and will be dictated by the casino tournament director once a final entrant count is confirmed.

The Novice ‘track’ offers a separate tournament with a chance to learn the game with the help of casino staff dealers in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Experienced players will remain a competitive atmosphere, with bragging rights and financial gain for the tournament champion.

There will be 2 prize pools – the novice pool and the experienced player pool. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each ‘track’.

There also will be lots of door prizes from sponsors such as Escoba Bistro & Wine Bar, Local Tavern, State & Main, The Green Bean Restaurant, The Keg, The Old Spaghetti Factory,  Minas Brazilian Steakhouse and The Unicorn. Don't forget to bring your business cards for the lottery and networking purpose. Everybody wins!

Each attendee will receive one "Latte Card" which is good for one complimentary, non-alcoholic beverage of any size, redeemable at any of the Deville Coffee locations.

Don't miss out and sign up today!


Elbow River Casino
218 18 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1L1