Drop-In Bridge

Bridge players

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rop-in Bridge takes place every Thursday from 1–3:30pm in the parish hall meeting room. Everyone is welcome and partners are not required. This is a great community event and people often comment as to how kind and welcoming everyone is; we see this as a testament to our parishioners who genuinely go the extra mile to make sure everyone enoyes their experience. Participants who belong to several bridge groups have complimented ours in tersm of a kind and caring attitude, telling others how nice it is to play at Our Lady of Sorrows.

This is truly a Christian effort.

We host a small party just before Christmas and another at the end of June, before disbanding for the summer. We start up again on the first Thursday after Labour Day.

What are the arrangements for play?

Each table has four players. A player enters and sits in the first available seat - there are no pre-arranged tables, no favoritism, no cliques. Sometimes we have an odd number and have to see to it that everyone gets to play (usually by pulling a dummy from another table). When table #1 is finished their four-game set, they ring a bell and the two winners from each table move to the next table; they will not be partners again that day. The remaining two (losers) change seats so they will not be partners again, ensuring that you meet as many different people as possible during the afternoon. We continue in this fashion until 3:30pm when play is ended. We remain behind to put everything away and see that the room is tidy.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Rena Guerard at 416-236-0728 / denis.guerard@sympatico.ca or Gail Weiler at 416-239-5337 / gweiler@vertexips.com.

Volunteer commitment

  • All participants are invited to help prepare and clean up the space
  • Organizers participate in outreach to our participants and the community at large, inviting anyone interested in a fun-filled afternoon to play
  • Participants ensure that tablecloths, cards, score cards and candies are on each table. One of our participants kindly sewed felt cloths to fit all our old bridge tables.
  • Participants may be asked to help shop for candies or score cards, sharpen pencils, etc. We sometimes purchase get-well cards or sympathy cards on occasions that call for them. These are signed by all present and mailed to the affected party