On Saturday September 8th, 2018 the University of Toronto held their 2nd Annual Department of Anesthesia Sports & BBQ Day. The event works to bring together staff and trainees and their families for some fun, friendly competition. This year we were honoured to be chosen as the selected charity and we were delighted that together the members of the Toronto anesthesia community raised $5,500 for CASIEF to support the development of anesthesia training programs in low resource countries.
A total of 195 staff, fellows, residents, and administrative staff from the Department of Anesthesia and their respective families attended the event. We had fantastic weather and it a true pleasure to see everyone in matching hospital team t-shirts, cheer their teams, compete in fun games, laugh, and enjoy the comeradery.
There was representation from Toronto General, Toronto Western, Mount Sinai, SickKids, Sunnybrook, St. Michael's, Michael Garron, and St. Joseph's. Congratulations to the Toronto General team for winning the sports tournament and fundraising competition - they took home the champion’s trophy (named 'The Laryngoscope') this year.