Thank you so much to the Synergy Collective who provided us with an iconic venue, delicious food and fantastic entertainment all to help us provide a fun and inspiring evening out, and a chance for our guests to learn about Learning Buddies Network and support our work.

With the team of Linda Civkin, Alice Ho and Josephine de Virgilio, and board members and friends of Learning Buddies who sponsored tables and brought their friends and colleagues, the event was sold out at 180 seats.  Our Gold Sponsor—the well known local realtor, Michelle Yu, and Silver Sponsor, newly graduated dentist, Dr. Janson Lee, himself a longtime Learning Buddies volunteer, added to our fundraising.  We had a marvelous prize of two anywhere airline tickets donated by WestJet, and numerous other smaller prizes that built excitement and allowed our raffle to bring in almost $5,000.  The evening itself brought in $13,500, beyond our fundraising goal for this first-time collaboration.

We are very grateful to all guests for coming, listening, and finding out about Learning Buddies Network and supporting our cause.  We are especially happy to have reached out to the broader community to raise awareness.

We anticipate that the Learning Buddies Network and Synergy Collective will become a yearly event!  Thanks again to everyone who participated!


Alisa Lipson, MD FRCPC Founder and President