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• Activities are for members only unless otherwise indicated.

• Review the Cancellation Policy regarding paid activities.



Fall 2022

(Registration opens August 24 at 10:00am) 

Free Activities (or drop-in fee where indicated)
Billiards
Billiard Room
Mon.-Fri., 9:00-3:00pm

Drop in. Pick up the key in the office.

Accordion Widget
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Book a time to come play billiards with a friend! For more info, please contact James Sexton at James.sexton@ubc.ca

Bridge - Duplicate
12:00 - 3:30pm Signup starts at 10:45
$2.00 drop-in fee per session

Begg and Art Rooms

No Registration required, but you must come at least 15 minutes early with a partner to sign-up.  Play starts at noon. $2 Drop-in fee.


Contact Margaretta at mshirkoff@telus.net or Sue at suzoos@telus.net

 


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It is necessary to come with a partner. Capacity at 52 with 13 tables max.


See the Bridge blog for scores.

Bridge -Social Bridge
Art Room
Fridays, 12:30-3:30pm

Please drop by if you are interested!

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Course Description

“Unserious bridge” - singles welcome - in the Arts and Games Rooms.

Casual Croquet
Meets on the lawn near the woodshop, when weather permits.
May to September
Tues., 9:30-11:00am

Contact Dorothy at dsimons1@shaw.ca

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Regulars will continue playing until the weather is too cold. New members can join in the Spring.

Chess
Meyer Room
Tue & Thu,  1:00-3:00pm

Drop-in

Contact Roger at
rogerwool77@gmail.com

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All levels of play including beginners. We have some chess sets, but if you want, you can bring one along. Come and join us.

Cryptic Crosswords Group
Meyer Room
Wed, 10:30 to 12:00pm

Contact Chris Spencer:  chrspncr@gmail.com

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Do you enjoy solving cryptic crosswords but sometimes struggle with the clues? This group may be what you're looking for. We usually bring a favourite clue of the week or a clue that has proven difficult to parse... based on the theory that two or more heads are better than one. After that, we hand out copies of cryptic crosswords which we work on individually - then share our experience on how to approach the tougher clues. It's an opportunity to improve your skills by observing and learning from other lovers of cryptic crosswords. 

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange
Office
Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00pm

Come up to the office on the 3rd floor to drop off or borrow a jigsaw puzzle.

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Jigsaw puzzles of all levels are available for members to drop off or borrow.

Mah Jong
Art Room
$1.00 fee per session
Wed, 12:30-3:30pm

This group is now full. If you would like to join a waiting list please contact one of the convenors: maajam@shaw.ca or pmccuaig@telus.net

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Enjoy an afternoon playing Mah Jong Hong Kong style. Play and learn at the same time. Instruction given.

Scrabble
Conservatory
Thu, 12:30-3:30pm

To sign-up, contact with Cherie at cheriewong99@hotmail.com

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Scrabble is a lot of fun and members who love to play have organized this weekly gathering. Feel free to join them, and receive some of the many mental benefits that Scrabble players enjoy. There are several Scrabble sets in the office games cupboard—even one in French. 

Table Tennis
Activity Room
Mon., Wed., Fri.,  12:30-3:00pm

To sign-up, contact Lisa at manxfam@gmail.com

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Come and join other members for a fun game of table tennis! Although it is generally thought of as a leisure activity, table tennis actually has many health and wellness benefits. Individuals who play table tennis regularly can expect improved strengthening the muscles of the arms, back and abdomen.

Paid Activities
Chicago Bridge with Lunch
$20
Conservatory & Begg Room
Fri, Nov 18,  10:00-3:30pm

Register for this event with a partner (both need to be Brock Members).  Everyone must be sitting and ready to play at 10AM.

Lunch included with this event fee. 

For competent and confident players.

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Come for a great day of bridge and prepare to have fun! It's been two years since this event! There is a delicious lunch, prizes and great company. You must have a partner who is a member of Brock House Society.



Summer 2022

(Registration opens June 22 at 10:00am) 

Free Activities (or drop-in fee where indicated)
Bridge - Absolute Beginners
(with Glenda Affleck)
Art Room
Tues, May 3 - June 7, 11:30-1:30

Register for this class.

Accordion Widget
Course Description
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This class is for people who have never played bridge before.


We will cover opening and responding to bids of 1 no trump (including the Stayman Convention) and 1 of a suit. There will be practice hands for each lesson. Required for this class: “Bidding in the 21st Century” (ACBL series), available online at amazon.ca or chapters.ca.

Bridge - Duplicate
$2.00 drop-in fee per session
Begg and Art Rooms

See the Bridge blog for more information.
Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

It is necessary to come with a partner. Capacity at 52 with 13 tables max.


Contact Margaretta at mshirkoff@telus.net or Sue at suzoos@telus.net.


Sign in starts at 10:45am on the day of play. No seating after 12:00. 

Bridge - Supervised Play
(with Glenda Affleck)
Art Room
Tues, May 3 - June 7 26, 2:00-4:00

Register for this activity. 

Accordion Widget
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Beginners 2: Play of the hand and bidding review. We will attempt to have at least four constructed deals and hopefully more. The target will be to introduce transfer bids by the end of the 8 weeks. Students should attempt to purchase and bring to class any “Play of the Hand” book.

Bridge -Social Bridge
Art or Games Room
Fridays, 12:30-3:30

Please drop by if you are interested!

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Course Description
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Chess
Meyer Room
Tue & Thu,  1:00-3:00

Contact Roger at rogerwool77@gmail.com.

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

All levels of play including beginners. We have some chess sets, but if you want, you can bring one along. Come and join us.

Cryptic Crosswords Group
Meyer Room
Wed, 10:30 to 12:00

Contact chrspncr@gmail.com if you are interested.

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Do you enjoy solving cryptic crosswords but sometimes struggle with the clues? This group may be what you're looking for. We usually bring a favourite clue of the week or a clue that has proven difficult to parse... based on the theory that two or more heads are better than one. After that, we hand out copies of cryptic crosswords which we work on individually - then share our experience on how to approach the tougher clues. It's an opportunity to improve your skills by observing and learning from other lovers of cryptic crosswords. 

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange
Office
Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00

Come up to the office on the 3rd floor to drop off or borrow a jigsaw puzzle.

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Jigsaw puzzles of all levels are available for members to drop off or borrow.

Mah Jong
Art Room
$1.00 fee per session
Wed, 12:30-3:30

This group is now full. If you would like to join a waiting list please contact maajam@shaw.ca or pmccuaig@telus.net

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Enjoy an afternoon playing Mah Jong Hong Kong style. Play and learn at the same time. Instruction given.

Scrabble
Conservatory
Thu, 12:30-3:30

To sign-up, contact with Cherie at cheriewong99@hotmail.com. 

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Scrabble is a lot of fun and members who love to play have organized this weekly gathering. Feel free to join them, and receive some of the many mental benefits that Scrabble players enjoy. There are several Scrabble sets in the office games cupboard—even one in French. 

Table Tennis
Activity Room
Mon., Wed., Fri.,  12:30-3:00pm split into 2 sessions 12:30-1:45pm and 1:45pm to 3:30pm

To sign-up, contact Lisa at manxfam@gmail.com.

Accordion Widget
Course Description
Course Description

Come and join other members for a fun game of table tennis! Although it is generally thought of as a leisure activity, table tennis actually has many health and wellness benefits. Individuals who play table tennis regularly can expect improved strengthening the muscles of the arms, back and abdomen.

Brock House Society Privacy Policy

Brock House, 3875 Point Grey Rd., Vancouver,  BC  V6R 1B3 | Phone: 604-228-1461 | Email: reception@brockhousesociety.com

Society hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm; ; Closed stat holidays.