Mid-Summer and Fall 2014
View Newsletter (PDF)
Check out the lastest bridge events, current bridge games and seminars newsletter for information!
If you are having trouble viewing this document, please download the latest Adobe PDF Reader
|~ ~ ~ NEW ~ ~ ~|
|BRIDGE BOOT CAMP - FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7th|
10 am - 3.30 pm
HANDS-ON SEMINAR BY PATTI LEE
HANDS-ON SEMINAR BY BARBARA SEAGRAM
and SILENT AUCTION
LUNCH FOLLOWED BY A GAME
LOCATION: TIMOTHY EATON CHURCH
230 St. Clair Ave. West
$30.00 (Tax deductible receipt will be issued) + $7.00 at the door to cover costs
PRE-REGISTER BY SENDING CHEQUE to:
Barbara Seagram, 220 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto ON M4N 1T2
Tell us name of partner. Space limited. Register early.
All proceeds to Timothy Eaton Church
Email Barbara to ORDER:
UPCOMING FUNDRAISER - Save the Date:
We now have 580 students in our FOUR schools. There is a huge need in the remote villages for medical help. Many never see a doctor. It is all so sad. We have therefore decided to build a FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC. It would be the first line of medical support for local families who do not have a doctor and who cannot travel to one.
Pre-register by emailing Barbara at
Cambodia: Thursday, October 2 @ 9:30am
Bridge seminar with Barbara, lunch and a presentation on Cambodia by Patti Lee. There will also be a Happy Duplicate Bridge Game AND a Silent Auction
Pre-Registration Required with Linda Harrison
Thank YOU! - July 3, 2014
WOW!!!! WHAT A FUND RAISER!!!! OVER $21,000 Raised
Barbara Seagram & Patti Lee wish to thank all of the attendees, donors, sponsors, and all of those, who bid on the Silent Auction at our Cambodian fundrasier held on June 19, 2014. See a list of our sponsors and please support them. Please tell them that you saw their contribution here!
They really deserve our support.
The Silent Auction bidding began almost a week before the event, with Patti taking bids by phone and email. The excitement rose as we got closer to the event.
The attendees seemed to love the day itself. Barbara taught a lesson on "doubles" and Patti made a presentation on Cambodia and where the money is being spent. A bridge game in the afternoon with prizes and of course, lots of coffee, a nice lunch, sweets and fruit, and door prizes for at least half of the attendees rounded out the day.
Our special thanks to Enid Roitman for all of her help before the event and all day on June 19th. She makes it all look so easy. As well thanks to Cathy Hogg, who helped us that day, and to Mirko and his staff for the wonderful food.
And most of all, thanks to you for your wonderful support. It all happens because of you!
Barbara, Patti, and the children of Cambodia are so appreciative.
A Mine Free World Foundation and Banyan Learning Tree at work in Cambodia!
Over the past month, A Mine Free World Foundation team members have been able to provide aid to eight remote landmine-affected families in rural Battambang province, Cambodia. Funding from the Canadian Landmine Foundation has provided 2 new homes to homeless landmine survivors, and 6 breeding calves and cow sheds to six more rural families. One of these families also received a much-needed metal roof for their hut. Families reside in Koas Kralor and the mountain areas of Samlot district bordering Pailin, where demining agencies are still actively at work removing landmines. Projects conducted by A Mine Free World Foundation (www.aminefreeworld.org) team members Lisa McCoy, Sophea Keo, Nouv Saroeun, landmine survivor Nil Noy and Banyan Learning Tree Director Om Chamnap (www.banyanlearningtree.org). Projects filmed by 2020 Sudios.
Many Thanks to all our team who are making a difference for these, and 9 other landmine-affected families in Battambang. Cambodia. View Gallery
Which book will help YOU the most?
- Books on Conventions
For Advance Beginners and Intermediate Players
- Books on Bidding, Playing and Defending at Bridge
For Beginners and Intermediate Players
- Quiz Books
For Beginners and Intermediate Players
We hope you can join us on our upcoming bridge cruise and/or bridge trip!
Friday, October 24th - Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Fall Bridge at the Briars
...with Barbara Seagram & Alex Kornel
Wonderful food, lots of bridge tips, great bridge & fabulous ambiance. Wine & snacks after Friday & Saturday eve games.
PRIZES, LUCKY DRAWS & MASTER POINTS
*If booked & paid by August 15th
NOTE: Transportation to Briars NOT included. If you need help with transportation, call Barbara far in advance and we will try to arrange a ride.
- $499.00* per person (dbl occ.)
- $629.00* per person (sgl occ.)
November 15-24, 2014
ACBL Regionals at Sea - November 15-24, 2014
...with guest speaker Barbara Seagram, co-author of "25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know", Winner - ABTA Book of the Year award
Daily lectures, bridge entries, gratuities, awards ceremony, cocktail party and taxes included!
A fantastic 9-night Southern Caribbean Cruise on the Royal Caribbean "Explorer of the Seas" AND 100% Regional Rating!
This article originally appeared in the January 2014 ACBL Bridge Bulletin. To join Am Contract Bridge League, email Barbara at
The ACBL is renewing the public education campaign initiated by Seagram, Cronin and Jacobs more than 15 years ago.
The theme, "Play nice," transposes two words we all like to hear at the table ("nice play!").
New posters have been developed and are being disseminated to all clubs.
"I think that all players are responsible for policing this situation. When I call a director about a problem (perhaps at an adjacent table), I make a point of checking with the director later to see what penalty was awarded. If none was, the director gets to listen to me expound on the subject, and if that doesn't work, I then a) report the situation to ACBL and b) speak to the offender myself."