Poker tournament raises over $5,000 for prostate cancer

With roughly 60 competitors, and over $5,000 raised, the first annual Phil Edwards Memorial Poker Tournament was an overwhelming success.

Lance Edwards (right) presents Don Siska with a plaque and trophy for winning the Phil Edwards Memorial Poker Tournament.

Lance Edwards (right) presents Don Siska with a plaque and trophy for winning the Phil Edwards Memorial Poker Tournament.

With roughly 60 competitors, and over $5,000 raised, the first annual Phil Edwards Memorial Poker Tournament was an overwhelming success.

Taking place at Rosen Lake, Lance Edwards organised the event in an effort to honour his father, while raising money for prostate cancer at the same time. “This will be an annual poker tournament in my dad’s name,” said Edwards. “It was really, really cool, and awesome to have so many Fernie people come out. The winner was a really good friend of my dad’s.”

Taking home the trophy and plaque was Don Siska. Coming in second, was another Fernie local, Julie McPhee.

All of the proceeds will go to Prostate Cancer Canada. The second annual Phil Edwards Memorial Poker Tournament is being planned for next fall.