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Bridge Cruises & Trips

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


JUNE 21 – JULY 3 2019
BRIDGE ON THE RHINE & MOSELLE

With Barbara Segram & Alex Kornel

Pages from fairytales come to life as you find inspiration along the fabled castle-laden Rhine and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle, with fascinating scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards lining its shores. Join us for this enchanting trip on a five-star ship.

BRIDGE ON THE RHINE & MOSELLE

FROM $5,399.00 USD per person + $286/00 port tax
Cat E dbl. occ. (Air not included)

BOOKING DISCOUNT
SPECIAL EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
NOTE: SUBTRACT $500.00 PER PERSON USD
or $640.00 CAN $ (approx.) FROM ALL PRICES (OVER)
IF YOU BOOK & DEPOSIT BY JUNE 20th. 2018 (THIS YEAR)


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
paola.shaw@visiontravel.ca

Questions? Ask Barbara Seagram at


  • Tours in EVERY port INCLUDED
  • FREE wine and beer at lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary Happy Hour DAILY
  • FREE internet
  • Walking track AND outdoor heated pool on Sun Deck
  • Fitness room
  • Bicycles for your use
  • Massage & hair salon
BRIDGE ON THE RHINE & MOSELLE


Interested in learning about bridge?

Listen to Barbara Seagram break down the game of bridge!Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America for many years, the Kate Buckman Bridge Studio. After selling the club in 2006, she now concentrates solely on teaching and organizing her popular bridge cruises, in addition to building and sustaining schools in Cambodia (thanks to the support of so many in the bridge community and her partner in this venture, Pati Lee). An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has co-authored many successful titles, most notably 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 300,000 copies in print in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title of the last 50 years. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish and German.

Listen to a brief interview with Tracy Mumford about the TV show “Fargo,” with a 10 minute interview (at the end) with Barbara talking about the game of bridge.





To book any trip, contact PAOLA SHAW
AT VISION TRAVEL
paola.shaw@visiontravel.ca

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.




BARBARA'S NEW BOOK  - PLANNING THE PLAY: THE NEXT LEVEL

BARBARA'S

NEW 26th BOOK


PLANNING THE PLAY: THE NEXT LEVEL
by Barbara Seagram

Barbara's first book in this series (also co-authored by David Bird) won Book of the Year Award by the American Bridge Teachers' Association: Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand.

That first book introduced the basic concepts of how to go about making a plan as declarer for beginning and improving players, and is a popular text for bridge teachers. This sequel extends the plan to more complex situations, and covers ideas such as safety plays, avoidance play, trump control, dummy reversal, and endplays.

It will appeal to players who have a good grasp of the basics of declarer play, and are looking to improve from there.

Books are available from:

  • Lee or Wayne at their excellent Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening games at Temple Sinai Synagogue @ 210 Wilson Ave.
  • Josee at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 2737 Bayview Ave on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • By email from Barbara
  • You may pick up the books from us at a convenient address in North Toronto if you pre-arrange by email. We leave orders between our doors.

$22.95 + tax = $22.00 plus shipping.(Love our taxation system!!)

Buy Book # 1 and 2 for $40.00.



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 June 30th.

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

Cambodia & Laos Fundraisers

SAVE THE DATE: Laos Water Filter Fundraiser
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21st @ 9.30 am

This is our annual Laos fundraiser.

  • Hands-on workshop by Barbara Seagram @ 9.30am "Demon Doubling"
  • Laos Presentation by Patti Lee
  • Lunch
  • ACBL Sanctioned game follows till 3.30 pm

If you are interested in making a donation, do send a cheque made out to:
Adopt A Village In Laos,
MAIL TO:
Barbara Seagram
220 Lawrence Ave East
Toronto ON M4N 1T2
Canada

Please view "Our Laos Projects 2017" flyer for pictures of our adventures in Laos and to learn more about the challenges of this wonderful country.



OVER $7,500 USD raised!!! WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!!!

On May 3rd the Penfield Country Club near Rochester, NY welcomed 100 attendees to a day of bridge. Barbara taught two bridge lessons.

Patti Lee made a presentation about our projects in Cambodia; there were lovely breakfast pastries and a wonderful lunch, a fabulous Silent / Chinese Auction combined, and lots of door prizes.

Continued...




Thank You... OVER $52,000 raised! A HUGE THANK YOU to ALL!!!

On April 20th 2018, our annual Cambodian Fundraiser was held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church on Bayview Avenue. There was a lesson from Barbara, a presentation from Patti, lots of door prizes, and many goodies to be bid on in the Silent Auction. And, 160 people came to support our schools and other projects in Cambodia.

They generously donated to our event. Some of them also gave us items for the Silent Auction. And many others, who were not in attendance, either donated money or Silent Auction items or both. (Sponsor Listing)

AND, we raised over $52,000!!!! Thank you so much to all of you. We are very grateful.

Continued...

Cambodia Our Projects







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...



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.


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