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Revised Schedule

CALLING ALL NOVICES & INTERMEDIATES:


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To book Barbara’s Iceland Cruise
June 2018
Contact PAOLA SHAW
AT VISION TRAVEL
paola.shaw@visiontravel.ca

Email is best so you are not playing telephone tag.

Her telephone numbers are:

  • 905-873-8070
  • Toll-free: 1-800-263-5575 #1228

Paola is an excellent agent with years of experience.

Her attention to detail is legendary
and she can help you with ANY trip you wish to go on.



BRIDGE LIMITED EDITION LITHOPRINT

This limited edition lithoprint has been created for us by Martin Holt, an artist in Israel. It is made possible by Alan Rickhayzen (a British bridge player living in Germany).

Seagram Thank U Partner

Buy one lithoprint for $230.00 CAN including shipping and $50.00 Can of this will now go to Barbara and Patti's Cambodia School programme.

SIZE: 20" wide by 16" deep.

I just purchased one and had it framed. It looks fabulous in my living room. - Barbara

There is tremendous detail in the artwork, all related to the game of bridge, the game we love.

Please order. You'll love it! AND you will be supporting Cambodia while you are at it. Go to http://www.seagram.thankupartner.com.

You will also receive a few greeting cards with the above print on the front.

With thanks from Barbara & Patti.



JUNE 2017 - Another Successful Fund Raiser!

Cambodia June 2017 Fundraiser Thank You

Thank you so much to all of you who supported our fundraiser on Friday June 2nd. There were many who were unable to attend but generously donated to our cause anyway. We are so very grateful to all of you.

Thank you also to Enid Roitman, who is always there to help. She makes the Silent Auction table look so fantastic; she greets the people in the morning; and she handles the collection of the Silent Auction payments at the end of the day. We really could not run this function without her.

Thank you also to John Rayner, who gave us all a fabulous lesson on our favourite game, bridge. He is outstanding.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, who donated such amazing things for our Silent Auction. Please see the list of their names on our websites and please support them. They really deserve all of our support.

One more thank you: A huge thank you to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church for allowing us to hold our fundraiser there. The Timothy Eaton Memorial Church is a wonderful church and we are so grateful to them.

We cannot thank you enough, all of you. for those who attended, we hope you enjoyed the events as much as we did.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Seagram & Patti Lee


BARBARA'S NEW BOOK  - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

BARBARA'S

NEW BOOK


PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
by Barbara Seagram

Over the years, readers have suggested that it would be an even better book if it offered some way to practice what they had learned. Now, here it is: Barbara's 25th book...a brief summary of each of those 25 conventions, together with example hands that can be dealt out and used to apply your new or brushed up knowledge.

It can be mailed to you or you can pick it up in Toronto.

$19.95 + tax = $20.00
plus shipping

Available by emailing Barbara at , or at HABONIM. It can be mailed to you or you can pick it up in Toronto!



Two Over One TEXT BOOK

NEW:

TWO OVER ONE TEXT BOOK
by Barbara Seagram

Simply explains all you need to know about this system that has swept the world. Quizzes within will make you very comfortable with the system very quickly. And if you don’t play it, at the very least you should understand what your opponents are playing.

$20.00 plus shipping

Available by emailing Barbara at


NEW CHEAT SHEET - Two Over One

MY TWO OVER ONE CHEAT SHEET IS NOW OUT!

Everything you need to know about this system, in a nutshell. Simply explained. Why you need to know the system that has swept North America by storm!

  • What is the Forcing No Trump
  • Questions to agree on with partner
  • Recommended conventions you should consider playing
  • Opener's rebid after Forcing 1NT
  • Rebids by Responder after bidding Forcing 1NT
  • Raising Partner's Major
  • Tips to Help you Learn 2/1
  • Semi-Forcing No Trump & an alternative approach
  • Fourth Suit Forcing
  • Quizzes
And lots more!

Now available at Habonim (5 Glen Park Ave) or email Barbara with your address & we will send it to you by postal mail,

If you don't have Barbara's other cheat sheets, we will be happy to send these out to you. Just send us your postal mailing address and we will send.

SPECIAL:
ALL 4 cheat sheets $40.00 for one of each
(REGULAR PRICE: $46.00)
Special is until July 31st .

When you receive the package, have a look to see cost of postage on outside of packet. Send us a cheque for cost of the product and add the postage. Sorry but we do not take credit cards.


Get your Intermediate, Advance and Defence Cheat Sheets

Email Barbara to ORDER:
or
CALL 416-487-8321



NEW BOOK - The Pocket Guide to Even More Bridge ConventionsThe Pocket Guide to Even More Bridge Conventions
by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

A summary of all the fancier conventions. A VERY useful summary in a nutshell. You will love it.



$9.95 + tax = $10.00 OR we can mail to you for discounted shipping price: Add $2.50


Available @ Habonim (5 Glen Park), or by contacting Barbara @ 416-487-8321
or by email,


25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Barbara Seagram Bridge Books - Great Gift Ideas
BARBARA  SEAGRAM

BRIDGE  BOOKS

Which book will help YOU the most?

Barbara Seagram Bridge Book Descriptions
  • 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


Bridge Cruises & Trips

We hope you can join us on our upcoming bridge cruise and/or bridge trip!



June 22 - July 6, 2018
Bridge Cruise on Regent Seven Seas Navigator
New York to Reykjavik, Iceland
New York to Reykjavik, Iceland Cruise

With Barbara Segram, Patti Lee & Alex Kornel as hosts of this special cruise

The three of us will be escorting the group aboard ship but not at airports or in the air as people will be coming from all over. We will not be working for the cruise line, just for our group. Regent Seven Seas Navigator is an intimate cruising vessel with only 490 passengers. She offers an unsurpassed level of luxury and service not found on larger ships! Regent is the multi-year winner of the Canadian Travel Agent's Favourite Small Ship Cruise Line award, amongst others!

UPDATE: VERY LIMITED SPACE ON THE FIRST SAILING

  • PLUS POST CRUISE LAND PACKAGE IN ICELAND (OPTIONAL)
  • PRICES (INCLUDES AIR, TAXES, BRIDGE, GRATUITIES, TOURS AND ALL DRINKS ABOARD SHIP) & ITINERARY - INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE.

Optional Iceland to Dublin CONFIRMED: We have now added an optional Iceland to Dublin, Ireland
which follows on July 6th, 2018.


You may do one cruise or the other or both.

Barbara, Patti and Alex will be aboard to escort the trip, teach and run games during the cruise.

NOTE: THIS BRIDGE PROGRAM WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE BOOKED WITH VISION TRAVEL

To book, contact:
PAOLA SHAW AT VISION TRAVEL
328 Guelph Street, Georgetown, ON, L7G 4B5
905-873-8070 or toll free at 1-800-263-5575 # 1228
Email: paola.shaw@visiontravel.ca.

Paola is an excellent agent with years of experience. Her attention to detail is legendary and she can help you with ANY trip you wish to go on.





Spring / Fall 2018 Bridge at the Briars
2018 SPRING / FALL BRIDGE AT THE BRIARS

· Fri - Sun 27-29 April, 2018
· Fri - Sun 26-28 October, 2018

...with Barbara Seagram & Alex Kornel

SAVE THESE DATES - BOOK NOW AS WE ARE ALWAYS FULL

JACKSON'S POINT, LAKE SIMCOE
1 hour drive north of Toronto

4 Star luxury property, famous for all their spa, accommodation & cuisine

Wonderful food, lots of bridge tips, great bridge & fabulous ambiance.
Wine & snacks after Friday & Saturday eve games.

Special Prices for 2018 *EARLY BIRD BOOKING*

  • $549.00* per person (dbl occ.)
  • $679.00* per person (sgl occ.)

Call Barbara Seagram for further information: 416-487-8321

MORE INFO


Fall Bridge at the Briars
FALL BRIDGE AT THE BRIARS
OCTOBER 27-29, 2017

...with Barbara Seagram & Alex Kornel

SOLD OUT - Waitlist Accepted

Contact Barbara at to be put
on wait list.






Did You Know?

Barbara was in Cambodia February 14-24!

Watch the video as Barbara teaches English along with the A, B, C's, completing the lesson with a very energetic sung song to school children in Hin Pan & Phou Vien Villages, Luang Prabang District (Laos)

From March 1 - March 18, Barbara is on a river boat in Myanmar!






 


Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway Cambodia


Most people in the bridge world know Barbara Seagram as one of the top teachers, a prolific author and an intrepid tour guide. What's not so well known is how far she will go
to help her fellow mankind.



Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway Cambodia
 

About three years ago, Seagram and fellow tour guide Patti Lee discovered a need in Cambodia and went into action. Today, they and their supporters sustain the operations of four schools in Phnom Penh area, paying for electricity, supplies (including computers) and the salaries of teachers and librarians.

Cambodian Schools Collage

Funds to help run the schools come from the bridge players of Canada. "We couldn't do it without them," says Lee, a retired IBM accountant executive who took up teaching and directing bridge after leaving the company. Continued...



Cambodia & Laos Fundraisers
Laos Water Filter Fundraiser

LAOS FUNDRAISER:
TUESDAY SEP 12th @ 9.30 am
...before Lee's game held at Temple Sinai, Toronto

Alex will be doing a special one hour bridge workshop that morning as part of the event. Patti Lee will then do a presentation on Laos. Steve Rutledge, founder and President of Adopt A Village in Laos, will be in attendance.

Cost for the morning session will be $10.00 to cover the cost of lunch which will be served at 11 am. We will collect $10.00 at the door. Try to arrive at 9.15 am to hear Alex's bridge lecture.

Each water filter costs $115.00 Can or $85.00 USD. You can donate a water filter or any amount below or above!! A donation of $30.00 or more will receive a tax deductible receipt.

If you are able to help, send a cheque to:
Barbara Seagram, 220 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto ON M4N 1T2, Canada.
Cheques made out to Adopt A Village in Laos.


ZERO TOLERANCE

Zero Tolerance

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.

Barbara Seagram - Zero ToleranceSays Seagram,
"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."




Class Locations

Trinity Presbyterian Church
2737 Bayview Ave.
Willowdale, ON, Canada
M2L 1C5

Tel: 416-487-8321
E-mail:

Mailing Address:
220 Lawrence Ave. East
Toronto, ON, Canada
M4N 1T2

Just south of 401, east side of Bayview.

Entrance to the parking lot is via a driveway on the north side of Truman Road, immediately East of the church building.


New York - Reyjkavic - Iceland Cruise 2018



New York - Reyjkavic - Iceland Cruise 2018



Barbados Bridge Tournament 2018


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