2013 Charity Committee
Hoppy Carnwith (Whitby,Ont; Unit 246): Duplicate bridge has become her favourite activity in the 1980s and she has been volunteering in her unit ever since. Hoppy cuts a familiar figure at the Oshawa Sectionals, where she has been the Partnership Chair for more than 30 years. She also finds time to help at the Brooklin Bridge Club and the Oshawa DBC. She is always generous with her time to assist clubs and the unit and willing to help with any task. She has attained the rank of a Bronze Life Master.
Suzanne Kosky(Toronto, Ont; Unit 1666) - No Picture: Suzanne and her husband Joel Shapiro have run many Charity Events at their club, Partners Bridge Club. Not only do they run events to promote the local bridge community, but they also run many special games to help raise funds for all sorts of charities. The will be holding a Bridge and Silent Auction fundraiser on May 11th, 2013 at 7PM for Wellspring and Alli's Journey.
|John Lightfoot||Fred Wen|
John Lightfoot (Southamton, Ont Unit; 249): John is the Webmaster for Unit 249. He has the unique distinction of running a Sectional in another Unit and 2 hours away from home! John retired to the beautiful Southampton just outside of Port Elgin, where he quickly became involved in the bridge community. He joined the Board of Directors of the Owen Sound DBC. John became a Club Director and shortly thereafter created the Saugeen Shores DBC in Port Elgin, which became an instant success. In 2007, John took over as the Chair of the Collingwood Sectional in Unit 246, with very positive results. His organizing endeavours have been fully supported by his wife Dot; together they have been providing relaxed and fun atmosphere, steeped up with lots of refreshments and food, including her now famous cheese balls being available throughout the competition. John is a Silver Life Master who loves to celebrate the achievement of others and firmly believes that duplicate bridge is a social game that can be highly competitive not the other way round. He says that bridge is still, after all, just a game that needs to be enjoyed as much for the interaction of people as for the competition.
Fred Wen (Toronto, Ont; Unit 166), lives in Scarborough, Ont. He is a Bronze Life master, likely best known for having directed at the Toronto IBM BC for over 30 years. Fred, who works for The City of Markham as a part time Bridge Instructor, has been a Certified Club Director since 1978. Currently he is a Director and Manager, overseeing a number of bridge clubs and bridge schools. In 1988, Fred became an ACBL Accredited Teacher and achieved the “Star Teacher” status in 1995. Over the years, he has introduced several hundred of newcomers to duplicate bridge and ACBL, and he has been instrumental in attracting a lot of players from the Chinese community. Fred is active in Bridge teaching for beginners and the Intermediates, most of his lessons catering to the senior population. Fred is a well liked and respected Director and Teacher