Cards, Music & Drop in Programs

Cards & Board Games

Open to Members Only, however if you are a non-member, you are welcome to try out the program for a maximum of three times before becoming a member. All games require masks to be worn entire game play.

Cribbage – Jo-Anne Cairns, Convener
Cribbage is played with a regular 52-card deck, by two, three, or four players. The Crib program is played every Friday at 1:00 pm in the West Community Room (beside the craft room).

Beginners Cribbage – Eileen Sawatzky & John Ross, Convener
This group is for beginners of Crib and is played with a regular 52-card deck, by two, three, or four players every Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex.

Euchre -Tasia Schmieman , Convener
Euchre is generally played by four persons, with a pack of 32 cards, consisting of nines through the aces. The Euchre program runs Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. in the Dunford Diner Annex.

NEW Bid Euchre – Judy Workman & Sharon Vandenhengel, Convener
Bid Euchre is played every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex. 32 cards are dealt (double deck from Ace to Jack) Eight cards per person. Game is finished when all players have dealt twice. Play with partners same as regular Euchre. Each player bids once starting with the person to the left of the dealer, highest bidder leads, if you win the bid you only count the number of tricks bid, not the number of tricks taken. There is a $3.00 per afternoon fee for members. *Begins July 6th* 

Contract Bridge –  Hans & Louise Kochan, Conveners
This program meets on Monday and Friday in the Dunford Diner Annex at 1:00 pm.  Anyone wishing to learn the game or wanting to join in, please stop by.

Duplicate Bridge – Craig Gregory, Convener
This is a fun Duplicate Bridge Club at Nord-Bridge on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex. In Duplicate Bridge, the same hands are played at each table and your score is based upon your performance against other players.  A player normally plays with the same partner for that day, but please come even if you don’t have a partner, and we will try to match you up with someone. Players must be Nord-Bridge members.

Canasta – Len Hutchinson and Phyllis Moch, Convener
Canasta is a card game of the Rummy family.  Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and “go out” by playing all cards in their hands.  Canasta is played in the Dining Room Annex every Tuesday or Thursday at 1:00 pm.

Hand & Foot– Vacant, Convener
Each player is dealt 13 cards as a hand and 13 as a foot. Completed melds of seven cards are called canastas. In melds (other than wild melds) you must have more normal cards than wild cards – so there can be up to 3 wild cards in a dirty canasta, and up to two wild cards in a dirty meld of five or six cards. They play every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Dining Room Annex.

Whist Program
The classic game of whist is a plain-trick game without bidding, for four players in fixed partnerships. Rules are simple, and there are various forms of whist.  Three varieties of whist are played at Nord-Bridge: Trump Whist, Military Whist and Norwegian Whist.

Military Whist – Vacant, Convener
This program is played every Monday at 1:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex.

Norwegian Whist– Joe & Dianne Smith, Conveners
This program is not currently running due to lack of interest. If there is enough interest, Nord-Bridge will look at a new date.

Trump Whist – Vacant, Conveners
This program is played every Thursday at 1:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex.

Texas Hold’em – Mike Bennett, Pino Zucchelli & Gord Lailey, Conveners
The subject of many a disagreement in Westerners, was the game Texas Hold’em. Fast forward to present day and minus the saloon / gun fights, Texas Hold’em has become the most popular poker game in North America.  Hold’em is a community card game where each player may use any combination of the five community cards and his/her own two hole cards to make a poker hand. This is a fun and easy game to learn.  There is a small weekly fee to play the game. Texas Hold’em is played every Tuesday at 1:00 pm (starting March 1st) in the West Community Room.

Scrabble – Vacant, Convener
Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game board.  The words are formed across/down in a crossword fashion.  Players meet on Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex.  If you are interested, drop in any Tuesday.

NEW Checkers/ Chess/ Backgammon – Vacant, Convener
Checkers is a board game played between two people on an 8×8 checked board. Each player has 12 pieces that are like flat round disks that fit inside each of the boxes on the board. The pieces are placed on every other dark square and then staggered by rows. Chess is a game for two players. It is played using a simple game board and a number of special playing pieces. You and your opponent take turns moving pieces around the board to play the game, according to specific rules of movement for each piece. The object of the game is to trap one of your opponents playing pieces, called the king, such that it cannot escape capture. Backgammon is a game for two players, played on a board consisting of twenty-four narrow triangles called points. The object of the game is move all your checkers into your own home board and then bear them off. The first player to bear off all of their checkers wins the game. Come on down and play with members
every Friday at 1:00 pm in the craft room. Any skill level is welcome and drop ins are welcome. No class April 8th *

Social Activities Members only unless otherwise stated.

Jammers – Doug Youngren, Convener
Monday Jammers is one of the Centre’s most popular programs.  If you enjoy music (playing or listening) stop by to be part of this jam, or sit back and enjoy the music.  The  Jammers meet in the Dunford Diner & Dunford Diner Annex each Monday from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.  As seating is limited, there is a $2.00 fee for non-members to attend this program. *No program on stat holidays or the summer months (July & August).

Music Makers – Louise Kochan, Convener
The Nord-Bridge Music Makers is a group that gets together weekly to sing. This group’s main focus is music and performing at different seniors’ health & housing facilities. The group meets weekly at Nord-Bridge in the Dunford Diner Annex on Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30 am. New singers and acoustic instrumentalists are welcome. *This program is off for the summer and will return in the fall*

Out and About & Coffee Too
Live alone? Need a buddy to socialize with over coffee or someone to go shopping with?  Out and About & Coffee Too is the program for you. This program will get you out and about for a ride to Wal-Mart on the Nord-Bridge Go-Friendly Shuttle Bus #2. For more information on this program please see Maria at the Reception Desk. This program is currently not in service.

NEW Intergenerational Programs
In partnership with the Lethbridge Family Centre (LSKIP), this intergenerational program is with children between the ages of  5 – 12 years old. Nord-Bridge Seniors and the children are then partnered up together and play a variety of board and active games. We are currently looking for more fun Nord-Bridge Senior members to volunteer in this program. Please talk to Ashley if you have any questions or would like to sign up.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, May 25, June 22, July 20, August 17
Time: 3:15pm to 4:15 pm NEW TIME!
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee: FREE for anyone 55+

Mind Joggers Writing Group – Ted Sillito, Jack Simmons, & Judy Knox Conveners
The Mind Joggers Writers Group is a casual, friendly group that is always looking for new members.  Each person has memories that are important to record for future generations.  This group is here to offer encouragement and support as you get  started in writing.  You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to write, once you get over the initial fear. Drop-in to the Berlando Boardroom on Thursdays at 9:30 am to see if this program is for you. You may want to just listen or join the discussions. * This program does not run in July or August and will return the second Thursday of September.

Drop-In Activities

Drop-In Activities are open to Members Only.  However, if you are a non-member, you can try the activity for a maximum of three times before you need to become a member (*excluding the pool room). You do not need to sign-up for the following programs once you are a member. These start the second week of January.

Carpet Bowling- Susie Joncas, Convener
Carpet Bowling is a team sport played on an indoor carpet, using bowls and a jack. The object is for the team to gain as many shots as possible by getting their bowls nearer to the jack than their opponents. Our group welcomes new members, and is willing to give instruction if needed. Carpet Bowling is held on Wednesday & Friday at 10:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Hall. *No class Mar. 2 or 4

Darts – Carol Doroshenko, Convener
Darts is an indoor game in which players take turns throwing darts.  Players start at a set score of usually 501 and win by reducing their score to zero. There are ten dart boards in the Multi-Purpose Hall.  Darts is played every Monday* and Wednesday at 1:00 pm. New and novice players are welcome.  *Darts is cancelled on 3rd Monday of each month or the Monday on which it falls to accommodate the Outreach Program.

Floor Curling – Vacant, Convener
Floor Curling is a team sport very similar to ice curling, with a Lead, Second, Third and a Skip.  The
object of the game is to gain as many shots as possible by getting your team’s rocks nearer to the centre of the house than your opponent does. The Floor Curlers meet on Monday at 10:00 am & Thursday at 9:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Hall.  Come out and join the fun.  Beginners, novice and experienced players are all welcome. *Not running due to lack of numbers, however if interested please contact Ashley at 403-329-3222.

Pool –  Gord Vaselenak, Convener
The Veres Family Games Room is open daily 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and  has three pool tables: One Eight / Nine Ball regulation table for both men & ladies, and two twelve-foot tables suitable for pool golf and snooker. *Please be advised, a user fee is required for this program. An annual fee of $50.00 or an alternate drop-in fee of $2.00 per day to play can be paid at the drop box located at the entrance of the Veres Family Games room.

Table Shuffleboard – Clay Olsen, Convener
Shuffleboard is a game in which players slide metal weighted pucks down a long smooth wooden table into a scoring area at the opposite end of the table.  There are three shuffleboards in the Veres Family Games Room.  The scheduled day and time for the program is Tuesday at 9:00 am,  but the shuffleboard tables can be used at other times as available. *Members are welcome to drop-in for a fee of $2.00 per day to play a game or two.

Table Tennis – Jerry Mikusek & Dave Bergen, Conveners
This activity is located in the Multi-Purpose Hall on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, and includes open play, singles & doubles. New members are welcome and instruction is available if required. Non-Members pay a $2.00 nightly drop-in fee.

Floor Shuffleboard – Heather Schmitt, Convener
Floor Shuffleboard is a game in which players use a pole – called a cue – to drive a flat, circular disc across the floor to a scoring box. Two people or teams can play floor shuffleboard against one another and try to prevent each other from scoring. This activity is played in the Multi-Purpose Hall on Thursday at 1:15 pm. *No class June 9, this program does not run in July or August and will return beginning of September.*

Bocce – Steve King, Convener
Anyone interested in Bocce, should come out to the Nor-Bridge Lions Park at 2:00PM (weather permitting) on Tuesday. Bocce will start once the weather starts to warm up (May or June) for more information refer to our monthly Newsletter or sign up beside the front reception desk.

Golf – Bob Lemay & Gord Vaselenak, Convener
Bring your golf clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting) as the group heads to Evergreen Golf Centre.  Watch for more information in the monthly Newsletters as to when the golf program will start. *This program requires that you are a member of Nord-Bridge to play*