2019 Annual Bridge Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 10, 2019

LOCATION – Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West (west of Avenue Road) Location Map / Accessibility Information

Registration – opens at 8:30 am
Duplicate bridge lesson with Patti Lee – 9:00 to 9:40 am
Duplicate bridge game – 9:45 am to 12:30 pm
Wine reception and lunch – 12:45 pm
Silent and Dutch auctions – on-going

More details of the 2019 event and registration information will be available in the New Year.


2018 Annual Bridge Fundraiser – Friday, May 11, 2018

LOCATION – Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West (west of Avenue Road) Location Map / Accessibility Information

View (download/print) – TSO Bridge Fundraiser flyer – 2018
View (download/print) – Bridge Registration form – 2018
The Silent Auction Catalogue will be available online late April.

HOW TO REGISTER – there are four ways to register:
By Phone – Call 416.593.7769 X 358. Please leave a detailed message with your name and phone number, and one of our Bridge Event committee members will contact you.
By Fax – Complete the Bridge Registration form and include payment. Fax your form to: 416.591.0213. You will receive confirmation of your fax registration within one week of receipt of your completed form.
Mail In – Complete the Bridge Registration form and include payment. Mail your form to:
TSVC Bridge Event, 500-145 Wellington St. W., Toronto ON M5J 1H8.
You will receive confirmation of your mail in registration within one week of receipt of your completed form.
Online – After successful registration, you will receive an electronic (on screen) confirmation, as well as an email confirmation. CLICK TO REGISTER ONLINE

$75 BRIDGE / LUNCH INCLUDES - Continental Breakfast, Boost your Bridge with Patti Lee, Bridge Sessions, Wine Reception, Lunch, and Conversation with TSO Musicians. ($75 ticket - a tax receipt will be issued for the eligible amount.) ............. $45 LUNCH INCLUDES - Wine Reception, Lunch, and Conversation with TSO Musicians.

Please provide the full name of your Duplicate partner. You may also list their ACBL # in this section.

Please provide the full names of your Social partner(s).

Please select your lunch entree option(s). If selecting different lunch entree options for more than one person, please use the "Lunch Entree Information" field below to list the names of you and your guest(s), and list the lunch entree choice beside each name.

Please provide the full names of the people you would like to be seated with for lunch. You need only provide the names if different from or in addition to the Duplicate or Social Partners names listed above.

Please indicate the number of people you will be paying for.

PLEASE INDICATE HOW YOU INTEND TO PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION. If paying by credit card, one of our Bridge Event committee members will contact you by phone to obtain your credit card information. If paying by cheque, please send your cheque (made payable to the "Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee") to: TSVC Bridge, 500-145 Wellington St. W., Toronto, ON, M5J 1H8, Attn: Linda McGeown. Thank you.

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.Event information:

This fun spring event raises funds for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and its education programs: Morning with the Symphony open rehearsals for students, the Young People’s Concerts, and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra’s tuition-free enrollment.

We are delighted to have Patti Lee as our guest speaker. Patti is a dynamic and engaging speaker with impressive credentials. She is a Silver Life Master, an accredited ACBL teacher and a Tournament Director. Patti has taught thousands of students over the years. Currently she is teaching at a number of private clubs in Toronto as well as on cruise ships. We are sure you will enjoy Patti’s lesson and no doubt your bridge will improve as well.

We are also excited to have TSO musicians as our special luncheon guests. We look forward to a “Conversation with TSO Musicians” Principal Harp Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton and Associate Principal Double Bass Michael Chiarello.

Event includes:

  • Continental breakfast for Bridge players
  • “Boost your Bridge” with Patti Lee (duplicate and social)
  • ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge with bridge director Wayne Ruttan
  • Social bridge sessions
  • Wine reception
  • Buffet lunch
  • Conversation with TSO musicians
  • Silent and Dutch auction

We are pleased to announce that Saffron Catering Company will be our caterer again this year. We will be offering many exciting items in our silent and Dutch auction and we know you will find several interesting and tempting items on which to bid. The silent auction catalogue is expected to be online by late April. Parking is available on side streets although car pooling is encouraged. The venue is also conveniently located near public transportation.

Event program:

  • 8:15-9:00 am – Bridge Registration. The event registration check-in for social and duplicate bridge players starts at 8:15 am.
  • 9:00 am (duplicate) and 9:40 am (social) – “Boost your Bridge”  with bridge expert Patti Lee. There will be separate sessions for each group.
  • 9:30 am-12:40 pm – Duplicate and social bridge sessions.
  • 12:40-2:30 pm – Wine Reception, Lunch, and Conversation with TSO Musicians. Registration check-in for wine reception and lunch only participants begins at 12:00 noon.
  • Ongoing – Silent/Dutch Auction