This website updates frequently with upcoming bridge presentations and fundraisers for the Banyan Learning Tree Schools in Cambodia.
2017 SILENT AUCTION. PLEASE BID NOW!!!
TO BID ON ITEMS: Please email Patti Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) best way or phone (416) 606-0848. This method of bidding will close at 9 PM on Thursday, June 1st. The auction will continue at the Fund Raiser on Friday, June 2nd until 2:15 PM
Clothing Donated / Delivered!
Lynda Miller donated hundreds of brand new white tops and track pants in all sizes; then Leanne took over this huge supply of clothes and books for us for the schools.
The golf shirts and sweat pants and books were delivered to the Chan Teap School located in Takeo on Saturday, February 6th when they did the bike distribution.
They were most pleased and said to say a big Acun Tran!! (Or however you spell thank you in Khmer).
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...