Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU, the Fundraising Champ

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Kathie Macnab and her Alzheimer Society display at the bridge tournament in Halifax. 

Socializing, challenging your brain and learning new skills are all things YOU can do to keep your mind active.  Kathie Macnab knows this all too well! Kathie has been a supporter of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia for many years. She is also an avid bridge player who spends a lot of her time at the Halifax Bridge Studio.

What is bridge, YOU ask? Bridge is a card game that is very popular, especially among seniors and is played all over the world. The game consists of four phases: dealing the cards, bidding,  playing the hand and scoring the results.

Kathie and the local bridge players spend lots of time challenging their minds at tournaments throughout the year. They also participate in fundraising events and campaigns in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.  Some of them include: the Alzheimer Duck Derby,  Walk for Memories, and Coffee Break.

This year they took fundraising to the next level. After delivering a presentation to members of the board, the Canadian Bridge Federation board voted the Alzheimer Society of Canada as their charity of choice for 2012-2013.

Now, bridge studios all over Canada are getting involved with their local Alzheimer Society chapters and raising money. During bridge tournaments, players are encouraged to make donations to their local Society. Or, they can get involved in an upcoming campaign. All of the money raised within the province, stays in the province.

The Canadian Bridge Federation believes in raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and being proactive by making healthy lifestyle choices now to reduce the risk of developing dementia. Playing games like bridge is both a great way to challenge the mind and be socially active. To learn more about the Canadian Bridge Federation, click here:

Thank YOU to the Canadian Bridge Federation for being a leader in practicing better brain health and supporting the over 700,000 Canadians living with Alzhemer’s disease or other dementias.

Thank YOU to Kathie Macnab, Nancy Fraser and all of the players at the Halifax Bridge Studio for continuing to support us over the years.

Do YOU challenge your mind at work? At home? While doing your hobbies? Is there a way YOU can hold a fundraiser? Contact us, we want to hear from YOU!

If you’d like to learn how to play bridge, or for more information on the Halifax Bridge Studio, please visit

  1. Let us hope more bridge players realize the importance of the game in helping with a brain health

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