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Lessons consist of ½ hour of theory and one hour of play.
In the Arts & Crafts room
Instructor: Rhona Thorton, an American Contract Bridge League certified teacher
Tu     10:30am–12:00pm
Part 1:
Suit and NT opening, finesse, overcalls.
Oct 9-Nov 13   6033
Member $65/Regular $82 6 lessons
Part 2:
Counting winners & losers, leads, Stayman, take-out doubles, weak 2s.
Nov 20-Dec 18 6040
Member $55/Regular $72 5 lessons

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Bridge Fundamentals

For players with some experience, this class is a chance to sharpen your skills. Thirty minutes of theory will be followed by play of pre-set hands.
Instructor: Barry Yamanouchi
We 10:45am–12:45pm   6035
Sep 26- Nov 14 8 lessons
Member $90/Regular $113


 Improve your Bridge with Supervised Play

Players will be given hands to play and will be able to ask the bridge supervisor questions about bidding and play. Bidding boxes provided. Suitable for all levels – beginners, social and duplicate.  Come on your own or with a partner.
Supervisor: Rhona Thornton, an American Contract Bridge League certified teacher
Fr    11:00am–1:00pm    $7 drop-in
In the Aceman Seniors Lounge

Supervised Bridge with Helpful Tips

Improve your bridge with a tip and related practice hands each week. Bridge supervisor available for questions. Good for players aspiring to join duplicate bridge club. Players with partners preferred.
Supervisor: Sam Epstein
Th     10:00am–12:00pm      $7 drop-in
In the Arts and Crafts Room

Marjorie Groberman Open Duplicate Bridge Club

A friendly yet competitive game for players of all abilities. Master points, online score and hand records posting using BRIDGEMATE II. Certified ACBL Director Bryan Maksymetz facilitates. Master points awarded for placing pairs with the ACBL. To arrange partners or a seating preference, contact Bryan at or 778.558.7496.
Tu 11:00am–2:30pm    $10  ($11 effective Oct 1)
Th 11:00am– 2:30pm    $10  ($11 effective Oct 1)

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NEW! Duplicate Bridge Day for First-Timers

Are you learning and practicing bridge but haven’t yet tried duplicate bridge? Experience a duplicate bridge club game with other players at a similar proficiency. Bridge Director will teach Bridgemates for scoring, and guide you through moving boards and changing tables. Our Supervised Bridge instructors will be on hand to consult. Bring a partner or email to arrange a partnership.
Fr Nov 2 11:00am-2:30pm
$11, includes light lunch and refreshments
Advanced registration required.



Marjorie Groberman Duplicate Bridge Club
Harold Zlotnik Memorial Chanukah Party

Thursday,November 29
Play begins 11am

Lunch of potato latkes and slaw, coffee, tea & sweets. Catered by Nava’s

$11 card fee, no additional cost.
Punch cards not valid for party.

Trophy Awarded for Most Masterpoints won, July to December. Raffle Prizes throughout party.

Plase RSVP to: Lisa Quay at 604-638-7283

Sign up with Lisa if you’d like to bring home-baked goods, thanks!

Card & Board Games

Card and Board Games


A fast moving and challenging game that’s easy to learn and fun to play! Combines luck and strategy, good for any number of players. Come join the fun.
Mo & We 1:00–4:00pm
Member free; Regular drop-in $3

Mah Jongg
Friendly games using National Mah Jongg League rules. We provide the sets. Current NMJL Mah Jongg card is needed to play. For info call volunteer Marion Seeklus at 604.733.3101.
Mo & We 1:00–4:00pm
Member Free/Regular drop-in $3

Mah Jongg Tutorials
Learn to play or improve your skills and strategy. Instructor: Lisa Quay
We 1:00-3:30pm  will resume October 10
Member $3/Regular $5 drop in

No experience required. Dealer rotates so games vary from seven card draw, five card stud, deuces wild and other poker games. For info call volunteer Ed Pascal at 604.553.1072.
Mo & We 1:00–4:00pm
Member free/Regular drop-in $3

Meet other Canasta players for friendly play. Player list available for putting together partnerships. For more info, call volunteer Bonnie Shapiro at 604.224.4343.
Mo & We 1:00–4:00pm
Member free/Regular drop-in $3

Canasta Tutorials
Sign up for a three-week tutorial to learn basics, and then come back to continue your learning subsequent Monday & Wednesday afternoons.
Instructor: Lisa Quay
Mo 1:00–3:30pm 6002
Oct 15, 22, 29
Member $15/Regular $21