Reflections of the President

A New Year

2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Bridge Federation. We have come a long way, and the CBF has a strong and vibrant voice in Canadian and World Bridge. To celebrate this milestone Jude Goodwin has developed a special logo that we will be proudly displaying throughout the year.

Winnipeg CBCs

Speaking of achievements, Jean Castonguay will be honoured with the CBF Lifetime Achievement Award. Jean is in great company with the three other recipients who have done so much for Canadian Bridge, George Retek, Jan Anderson and Dick Anderson. Come join us in Winnipeg as we recognize Jean’s substantial contribution to Canadian and Quebec Bridge.

Volunteers and Vugraph Operators

The CBF is largely made up of a small group of volunteers. We are always on the lookout for additional volunteers. The time commitment does not have to be great, but all assistance makes a difference! It could be as little as serving on a subcommittee, committing less than an hour each month. The CBF especially needs help in Website and IT support. We always need Vugraph Operators to help with the online broadcast of the CNTC and other Playoffs. An hourly stipend and all training are provided. Contact Ina Demme if you can help out in Winnipeg. Make a difference!

NHL Update

As I write this the Winnipeg Jet’s inclusion in the playoffs is not a foregone conclusion, but you should still come and play in Winnipeg April 29 – May 7. It will be a lot of fun. (ps: I will give the Jets a pep talk J).


Neil Kimelman
CBF President and Bridge Canada Managing Editor