Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU, the bridge player and supporter

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm


Recently, Beth wrote a piece titled YOU, and the longest day of the year, detailing the Longest Day, a fundraising event organized by the Alzheimer’s Association. The event was held on Saturday, June 21st, the first day of summer, and a long and fun day it was.

With four bridge clubs participating in Nova Scotia, and YOU, the people that came out to support The Longest Day, over $3,000 was raised for families living with Dementia.

Kathie Macnab, a supporter of the Alzheimer Society and owner of the Bridge Studio in Halifax contributed as host of the event. Over the course of the day, the Bridge Studio sat over 83 tables, or approximately 330 bridge players. The day started briskly at 6:30 am with a turnout of 22 players, out of which 15 came in pyjamas. The biggest game of the day consisted of 15 tables, totalling 60 players. The day running from 6:30am-10:30pm was an overall success!

Not only did people participate in a game, but supporters like Nancy Fraser and Sheena Mackenzie, from the Bridge Studio, contributed to the long day with food to keep the players nourished and helping them keep a sharp mind during the game.

With the support of Kathie Macnab and YOU the players, over $2,000 was raised for the Alzheimer Society just at the Bridge Studio. The raised money will go through the Canada Bridge Federation Charitable Foundation to Alzheimer Society Canada which will then be distributed throughout the individual provinces.

Kathie hopes to make this event even bigger and better next year. Thanks to Kathie, all of the other organizations, and YOU for making The Longest Day a success.


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