Marie’s Report: Newcomers Bridge Club
By Marie Mossman
If you’d like to learn to play the card game bridge with friendly people, try the Newcomers bridge interest group. The Newcomers bridge group plays on the second and and fourth Tuesday afternoon of the month. The group normally meets at the White Rock Community Centre, which accommodates three tables of players comfortably. If the number of expected players is low, they may enjoy their game in a member’s home. A coordinator informs players of any change in plans.
You may wish to play bridge because of its reputation as a mental sport or exercise. You certainly will use your memory and planning skills during each game. You may even forget your annoying aches and worries while you play. Many people do. They say the game absorbs them and their time-awareness while playing.
One member says, “it gives people interested in bridge the opportunity to learn. It’s a good place to relax and learn.” Another says, “there’s always someone nearby who can help. It’s very congenial. If you want to come out and meet people, it’s the perfect thing to do, especially if you’re new to the area. The door’s open for you to come in.”
Each player contributes a small sum for use of the centre, and members take turns providing a light snack. The players, or ‘bridgers,’ enjoy a relaxed contract-style game. New players are welcome.
If you would like to try the Newcomers bridge interest group, participate in another interest group, or propose a new activity, contact us through wolfvillenewcomers.org . All Newcomers groups are inclusive. Look for announcements about monthly meetings of the Wolfville and Area Newcomers Club. These meetings draw the membership together as a whole and provide an opportunity to learn about all the interest groups.