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For all you “Torontonians”…

Games People Play at the Apotex Atrium on Oct 26, 2015  – Doors open at 6:30 pm

Games People Play

If you have any questions, please contact:

Joanne Gittens
Baycrest Foundation
416-785-2500 x2023

Games People Play

One of the top three overall fundraisers for Games People Play at Baycrest will get to hit the open road for a weekend in this convertible, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Downtown.*

*Some conditions apply. Car may not be exactly as shown.

Win a private dinner for six prepared by The Food Dudes

Games People Play

Imagine inviting five guests to enjoy a private gourmet meal at The Food Dudes’ Commissary Kitchen – home base for one of Toronto’s most innovative and respected catering companies, founded by the impressive young chef Adrian Niman.  Download the prize details here.

Don’t shy away from friendly competition.  The more you raise, the better your chances to win some great prizes!

Download the Contest Prizes & Guidelines PDF

Challenge: Raise a minimum of $360 by Sept. 20, and be entered to win one of these great prizes! The winner will be notified on Monday, September 21st.. Contest closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, September 20th.

How much is the entry fee?

There is no fee – only a minimum fundraising amount of $180.  Every dollar raised qualifies you to win great prizes!

What’s included?

  • Great loot bag
  • Light refreshments
  • Free parking
  • Opportunity to win fantastic prizes
  • Seat at your game table

Message from our co-chairs:

Women Friends of Baycrest is delighted to host this event. We have all been touched by Alzheimer’s, stroke, dementia, MS or Parkinson’s at some point in our lives. As we age, we are going to need what Baycrest has to offer.  Join with us as we help Baycrest improve the journey of aging.

Ask all of your contacts to sign up or sponsor you in your fundraising efforts via our new website.

Show your brain the way. Participate in Games People Play.

Nancy Dover Fleischer & Diane Harris
Co-Chairs, Games People Play

Crak, Bam, Dot. Make it a Full House!

Shuffle the cards. Break out the Scrabble board. Roll the dice. What’s your game? Chances are you’ll find it this fall at Games People Play, an evening of fun and fundraising for Baycrest.

Games People Play now includes online fundraising. Start now and have the opportunity to win great prizes!

2015 RULES!

The other day I received two emails – one from our dear friend Shirley in Canada and another from a new friend, JoAnn, in Wisconsin. By coincidence, both emails were about the same hand – the triple 2015 hand. Check out these photos and their comments. BTW, congratulations to both ladies for completing a truly wonderful hand!

From JoAnn (who won twice with this same difficult hand!): 
“What a day….
I had TWO wins of this “hole in one” hand in MahJongg today!!
Needless to say, it was a good day!”

photo 2From Shirley, who is playing with truly spectacular tiles and I would expect nothing less from her! Check out those Soaps!!

“Tonight’s Mah Jongg night at the local temple was to raise funds for the “Out of the Cold” program run by many churches and synagogues in Toronto. What made the evening more fun was that I played with women that I had never played with before and then I had this hand. Since we all forgot to bring a set I had called a friend who lived close by and she brought this nice set along. Now I have to pretty it up with some nice Joker stickers.”




All of you were so responsive to the last shout-out for help and I am hoping that you will respond the same way this time…  Continue reading



Today’s posting is asking for your help on three separate matters…but first, a quick word about some truly amazing customer service. I had ordered something from Where the Winds Blow and there was a problem with what I received – or so I thought. I sent an email to the website thinking that it could be days before I heard back, as is usually the case with most online shops. Not five minutes later I heard from Lynn, the new owner of Where the Winds Blow. Not only was Lynn incredibly apologetic for any inconvenience I might have experienced (I really wasn’t inconvenienced at all), she took care of the problem immediately. My head is still spinning from this kind of customer service – I am so used to hassles and problems and this was such a pleasant outcome, quickly and easily resolved. I give Where the Winds Blow my highest recommendation and encourage all of you to support this full-service online Mah Jongg store and Lynn, a truly wonderful believer in great customer service!

And now, on to today’s issues…

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