As I’m sure most of you are aware, the Covid-19 pandemic is not likely to be going away any time soon. The pandemic and accompanying health restrictions mean our bridge club will not be open anytime in the near future. We can only hope and pray that it ends sooner rather than later.

The club itself is in good financial shape due to two major factors:

Soul Sanctuary has treated us very fairly. They agreed to the bridge club paying a storage fee for our equipment rather than the full rent. With little income the rent would have made us insolvent within months.

The Unit, Ambassador, & Lorraine’s bridge clubs have set up Virtual games on BBO which has resulted in a positive bottom line.

When able to resume in-person play at Soul Sanctuary, we have secured a 5 year lease. The lease has several built in protections to cover the unexpected. It can be terminated by either party with 6 months written notice, protecting the Unit if play does not return to a level which covers the expenses. Soul Sanctuary has agreed to only charge a storage fee rather than the agreed rent as long as we are unable to have live games.

Special thanks to Marsha Kimelman for organizing the Unit virtual games, and to all the directors and volunteers who work hard to make them successful. These games are keeping the Unit in the black.

To those players who have been supporting the virtual games, thank you for your support.

I look forward to seeing you all across the table from me at Soul Sanctuary in the not too distant future.



Douglas L Fisher

Bridge Manitoba, Ambassador Bridge Club, and Lorraine's Bridge Club have begun running ACBL-sanctioned games on BBO using Virtual Clubs. Please support our clubs during these times by participating in these games, and enjoy playing with all of those people you've been playing with for years!  The cost per game is 3 BBO dollars and you will earn masterpoints as though playing at a regular club game. 

For information on joining these games, please click here. For addition assistance, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Game time is 12 p.m. PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE 11:00 if possible so that the director has time to adjust the movement, determine if there is a half-table, etc.


We will no longer have a phone line ringing into the facility at Soul Sanctuary however there will still be the ability to leave messages by calling 204-231-6047.  Here is a list of contact numbers for board members and club directors:



MARIELLE BRENTNALL     204-228-9400
DOUG FISHER     204-803-2310
SHIRLEY GALLER     204-291-6758
JOHN HINDLE     204-782-6622
BOB KUZ     204-396-3199
RAY HORNBY     204-996-0025
DELORIS ANKROM     204-795-4361
MARLENE PONTIFEX     204-470-0154
GERRI HEWITT     204-894-7249
CAROLINE DOUGLAS     204-261-9845
SEKHAR     204-930-0625
ALEXA CAMPBELL     204-489-5471
LEN DOERKSEN     204-227-0726
BILL TREBLE     431-337-5328