Contract bridge is not only a fun and social card game, it’s also been shown to help people stay sharp and intellectually active. And while it might not be the easiest game you’ve ever learned to play, it’s certainly one of the most compelling.
Fisher Heights Community Place, at 31 Sutton Place, hosts two bridge sessions each week:
- Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 3 or 4 pm
- Thursdays from 7 pm to 9:30 pm
There’s an admission fee of $2 per session, plus a $5 yearly membership fee.
Everyone is welcome to play, although at least a rudimentary knowledge of the game is required. Members of the club have a variety of experience levels, and the more advanced players are always happy to help others if they have questions. Members do not need to have a regular partner as partnerships are decided by drawing numbers.
A portion of the funds collected is used to organize a Christmas and a summer social gathering and gag prizes are offered at these. For more information, please contact Louise at 613-274-2618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules of Conduct
The FHACA Bridge Club is a neighbourhood organization whose objective is to foster a friendly, social game of bridge. Participants of all levels are invited to play. The Club is structured so as to promote the social aspect of the game.
With this goal in mind:
Participants should treat each other with courtesy and respect. Assisting is a given at our club, to help others enhance their game, but it should be done in a timely and helpful manner, and so as not to embarrass anyone at the table. Using the words “could have” rather than “should have” is a friendly way of helping.
Below are excerpts from the 21 Rules of Being a Good Partner by Marty Bergen zwww.fifthchair.org)
- If you feel the urge to be nasty, sarcastic, critical or loud, excuse yourself and take a walk.
- Do not ever criticize or embarrass your partner in front of others.
- Remember that bridge is only a card game (and, our club’s executive notes, it adds a lot to our social well-being.)