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...before Lee's game held at Temple Sinai, Toronto
Alex will teach you all about Opening Leads and you will play some hands.
All this from 9.30 - 10.30 am.
Patti Lee will make a presentation @ 10.30 am, showing pictures of Laos, its children and the schools that we have helped to build there.
Steve Rutledge, President of Adopt A Village in Laos will be present to take questions and provide more information.
Alex will be doing a special one hour bridge workshop that morning as part of the event. Patti Lee will then do a presentation on Laos. Steve Rutledge, founder and President of Adopt A Village in Laos, will be in attendance.
Thank you also to Enid Roitman, who is always there to help. She makes the Silent Auction table look so fantastic; she greets the people in the morning; and she handles the collection of the Silent Auction payments at the end of the day. We really could not run this function without her.
Thank you to all of our Sponsors, who donated such amazing things for our Silent Auction. Please see the list of names of our donors and please support them. They really deserve all of our support.
One more thank you: A huge thank you to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church for allowing us to hold our fundraiser there. The Timothy Eaton Memorial Church is a wonderful church and we are so grateful to them.
We cannot thank you enough, all of you. for those who attended, we hope you enjoyed the events as much as we did.
Barbara Seagram & Patti Lee
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.
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.
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.
Lee has traveled with Seagram for 20 years, organizing and escorting bridge groups in various parts of the world.
Seagram is gratified at what she and the bridge players of Canada have managed so far but she is realistic: "There's so much that needs to be done." Continued...
Please visit the Banyan Tree Organization website. Your donation will be used for the construction and operations of the schools. The schools are supported from donations through the Bridge Groups from Canada and the U.S.A.