The Canadian Bridge Federation has partnered with Better Bridge for a Cross Country educational bridge tour. This initiative was undertaken to bring new tools to bridge teachers, introduce more Canadian players to the world of bridge, educate advancing players in modern bridge methods and have them play in safe games, while in the meantime acknowledging and promoting the Canadian Bridge Federation as the national bridge organization serving players across Canada.

Audrey Grant and team are planning to travel across Canada and visit as many sites as possible during the fall of 2016.

If you have attended one of our Teachers Accreditation Workshops and would like to complete the process here are the links:

You can download the Teachers’ Guide, and Follow Up Assignment by following the link below. You will need to create an account, or sign in to an existing account to access the downloads.
You will need to install Adobe Reader in order to enter your name and answers directly within the PDF.
You can upload your completed Follow Up Assignment by following the link below, or emailing it to: support@betterbridgeteachers.com

 

Classes Offered at Better Bridge Seminars

The plan is to spend two days in each location and the schedule would be as follows:

Day 1: 9:00 – 12:00 – Teachers’ Workshop

This workshop is great training for new and existing teachers on the latest and most effective bridge education ideas and tools.  The workshop is free of charge for CBF members, and is $125 for non-members (CBF membership is $18.00).

For accreditation you need to attend all 3 workshops (Teachers, Multi-Level and Beginner). Please register by choosing the accreditation option, no cost for members. You will be observing and maybe helping in the Beginner and Multi-Level Workshop. (If you want to participate in the other 2 workshops as a student, please register and pay for the other 2 workshops, as long as you attend all 3, you will get accreditation)

Day 1: 1:00 – 4:00 – Multi-Level Bridge Workshop (may be held on Day 2 in some locations)

This workshop is appropriate for all players.  The workshop fee is $32 for CBF members and $50 for non-members. The fee includes:

  1. Hands on play with Audrey
  2. A student text book
  3. A weekly “Sunday coffee article” from Better Bridge’s magazine
  4. One year CBF membership for non-members which includes bi-weekly access to the Audrey Grant Daily Bridge column, access to the bi-monthly Bridge Canada Magazine and other perks which are available to CBF members.

Day 2: 9:30 – 12:30 – Bridge for the Absolute Beginner (may be held on Day 1 in some locations)

This workshop on the Basics of Bridge is an excellent way to start up a class of beginners.  The cost is $40.00 which includes:

  1. Hands on training from Audrey Grant
  2. Bridge Basics 1 text book
  3. The Audrey Grant Bridge Basics disc
  4. One year CBF membership for non-members which includes bi-weekly access to the Audrey Grant Daily Bridge column, access to the bi-monthly Bridge Canada Magazine and other perks which are available to CBF members.

Day 2: 1:30 – 2:30 – Special Reception

The reception is open to all teachers, club managers and owners, and is hosted by Audrey and the CBF representative.  It is an opportunity to hear about innovative methods to grow the game including, materials available to teachers and club managers, the appeal of the short game, and the advantages of non-sanctioned games.

REGISTRATION

Please note that there may be limits on the number of attendees for some seminars. If you are unable to register because the workshop is full, please email ina@cbf.ca and we will put you on a waiting list.

Teachers’ Workshop – To register for the teachers’ workshop –

  1. If you are currently a CBF member, find your location/date and click on the Register for Teachers’ workshop and fill in the information requested. You will be prompted to leave your name and email address.
  2. If you are not currently a CBF member, click on Join the CBF link below and join the CBF ($18 for one year). Then come back to this page and click on Register for Teachers’ workshop or Teachers accreditation.
  3. If you’re not sure if you are a CBF member, please email ina@cbf.ca to check. Remember that being an ACBL membership is not the same as CBF membership.

Teacher Accreditation

In order to be accredited you must attend all 3 workshops (Teachers’, Multi-level and beginner). Please choose the Teacher’s workshop accreditation. In order to be accredited you must attend all the workshops. Teachers will be observing and assisting and may be asked to fill in at a table if required.

Multi-Level Workshop

Find your location and click on the appropriate registration button– $50 for non-members, $32 for members.

Beginners

Find your location/dates and click on the appropriate registration button– $40.

 

UPCOMING LOCATIONS AND DATES:

(click on location and date to see flyer)

St. John’s, NFL – May 12 & 13, 2017 – click here to register

 

PAST LOCATIONS AND DATES:

Saskatoon, SK  September 22 & 23click here to register

Winnipeg, MB September 25 & 26click here to register

Vancouver, BC October 17 & 18click here to register

Calgary, AB October 20 & 21click here to register

Charlottetown, PEI November 3 & 4click here to register

Halifax NS, November 6 & 7click here to register

Moncton, NB November 9 & 10click here to register