Club bridges the gap for local groups

The Campbell River Bridge Club gave back to eight local charities

The Campbell River Bridge Club gave back to eight local charities Wednesday afternoon.

The club raised the money during a seminar put on by internationally-known Bridge player Barbara Seagram of Toronto.

A group of 42 seminar attendees were each asked to pay an entrance fee, and together they raised $1,040 for local non-profits.

John Godfrey, Bridge Club manager, said the profits were divided among eight groups, calculated by the number of bridge players who wanted their money to go to that particular charity.

“It was a wonderful seminar and it was so generous of her to give to our local economy,” Godfrey said of Seagram.

The funds raised were split as follows: the Campbell River Food Bank ($275); the Women’s Centre ($250); SPCA ($100); Hospice Society ($100); the Beacon Club ($90); the United Way ($75); the Salvation Army ($75); the Museum at Campbell River ($75).

The Bridge Club, part of the City of Campbell River’s Recreation and Culture 50+ programs, meets twice a week (Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening) at the Community Centre Lounge.

New members are always accepted and lessons are available. For more information or to join the club call Godfrey at 250-923-5687. Bridge is a card game derived from another card game, whist.

 

 

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