Whistler Regional uncertain

As you know, the Whistler Regional is scheduled for November 1 to 7.

However, this is dependent on BC moving to step 4 of its Covid Recovery Plan, which would allow large indoors gatherings. Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, the province remains at step 3 for the foreseeable future.

BC Public Health officials hope that as more people get immunized to meet the BC vaccine card requirements, restrictions can be lifted.

Given the uncertainty, D19’s Board of Directors will make a final decision on whether to hold the tournament on October 1st. District players will be informed through email and a notice will be posted on our website.

Implications for hotel and accommodations reservations:

If you have booked a room at Chateau Whistler, hang tight. Your credit card will not be charged until mid October. It’s an awesome rate and you might want to consider keeping some or all of your days for a getaway. even if the event is cancelled.

If you have booked other accommodations (Airbnb, etc), check their cancellation policy.

Get the skinny on D19’s inner workings!

If you’re interested in knowing who’s who in D19, what tournaments are coming up, how our finances are doing, etc, head to the Governance section, where you’ll find the latest minutes, financial statements, District board members and officials (sometimes including their photos), and many other fascinating topics.

Accessing Governance in the top menu will allow you to choose your specific items of interest from a drop-down list.

Whistler Regional is on for 2021!

The Whistler Regional will be held this year, from November 1 to 7.

Currently, details are scarce, but check this space often as we will be posting them as soon as they are available.
Here is what we know at this point:
  • The flyer is currently in preparation.
  • The tournament will be held at the Chateau Whistler.
  • Rooms are available from $148 Cdn+ tax.
  • Free parking to bookings by Oct 15.
  • Hotel cancellation-no penalty 14 nights prior-1 night for anything after check in. After check in penalty waived for family emergencies etc.
  • Free bottled water for all.
  • If the US/Canada border is closed or there are virus issues, there will be no penalties for cancellation.

Successful in Seattle

This one’s not for sleepyheads. And you won’t find Tom Hanks or Meg Ryan anywhere.

But do check out the article by Al Bender and Ann Romeo in the May issue of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin. It’s on page 30.

You will learn about a fascinating initiative to get young people interested in bridge. Bridge for Youth offers online classes for young people including online summer camps.

See the next post (below) for details on how to register your kids or grandkids in a B4Y online summer bridge camp.