This website updates frequently with upcoming bridge presentations and fundraisers for the Banyan Learning Tree Schools in Cambodia.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 20, 2018 - Cambodia Fundraiser
There will be a silent auction, so we would welcome any donations of items that you think would be attractive for the auction. Restaurant vouchers, hair dresser vouchers, movie tickets, baseball game tickets, and gift certificates are always welcome.
Please email Patti Lee ( ) or Barbara Seagram ( ) with any donations.
If you know someone or are a frequent patron of a restaurant or store, it would be wonderful if you could solicit a donation for this cause.
"Are you going to be in Upstate NY in early May?"
Think about attending a special fundraising event at the Penfield Country Club on Thursday May 3rd.
More information to follow or email for details.
Burt Garrel Regional: Liverpool (Syracuse), New York
August 13-19, 2018
Patti Lee will be selling scarves from our weaving centre in Cambodia.
All money raised from this (every dime) goes to the ladies doing the weaving!
The scarves are made from natural fibres. Cotton.
This page updates frequently. Please come back soon.
Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway Cambodia
Most people in the bridge world know Barbara Seagram as one of the top teachers, a prolific author and an intrepid tour guide. What's not so well known is how far she will go to help her fellow mankind.
About three years ago, Seagram and fellow tour guide Patti Lee discovered a need in Cambodia and went into action.
Today, they and their supporters sustain the operations of four schools in Phnom Penh area, paying for electricity, supplies (including computers) and the salaries of teachers and librarians.
Funds to help run the schools come from the bridge players of Canada.
"We couldn't do it without them," says Lee, a retired IBM accountant executive who took up teaching and directing bridge after leaving the company.
Lee has traveled with Seagram for 20 years, organizing and escorting bridge groups in various parts of the world.
Seagram is gratified at what she and the bridge players of Canada have managed so far but she is realistic: "There's so much that needs to be done." Continued...
Please visit the Banyan Tree Organization website. Your donation will be used for the construction and operations of the schools. The schools are supported from donations through the Bridge Groups from Canada and the U.S.A.