April Facey

BC, Canada

AprilHornApril enjoyed playing cards at an early age, crib being one of her favorites. In 2004 she started playing Blackjack regularly. Her foray into poker started in 2005 where she was chosen to play on tv’s first reality poker show – Calvin Ayre’s Wildcard Poker show (FOX Sports). April immediately developed a love for poker, and spent the past 13 years developing her game. With a focus on tournaments she has had several deep runs and wins, including a 10th place finish in a WSOP $1500 event in 2015.

April has written articles for Poker Pro Canada, and has been involved with women’s events to help raise money for breast cancer. She is a member of team Blue Shark Optics.

As an entrepreneur, April has owned 3 businesses, and has spent the last 25+ years as a Management Consultant working directly with Executive leadership for large organizations. April is a married mother and has a son Ryder (10) and step-daughter Ava (16).

Poker is an activity that can be played by anyone; men, women and from early on in life to well into your 80’s and 90’s– it sees no boundaries, and doesn’t discriminate. Many women are interested in playing, but often feel intimidated due to lack of experience. Additionally poker has been thought of in the past as a male-dominated activity which magnifies the intimidation factor.

WPA provides a community or tribe of women who champion, promote, and support women in poker. Providing this forum and tools and knowledge to play will inevitably help increase the number of women who play.

I’m a big fan of women playing poker and supporting each other. It’s a game I’m passionate about and I want others to enjoy playing.