CANNING locals can now enjoy some socialisation and a round or two of the most popular card game in the world after the Willetton Bridge Club officially opened last week.
Bridge has been played at the Herald Avenue Senior Citizen’s Club informally for years, so participants decided to make it official and begin their own club.
The new club officially opened on April 23 with dignitaries such as Canning mayor Paul Ng, Riverton MLA Mike Nahan and Bridge Association of Western Australia representatives in attendance.
A Willetton Bridge Club spokesperson said they already had more than 50 members, which lead them to move from the Senior Citizen’s Club to the bigger Riverton Leisureplex Library.
“Now that the Willetton Bridge Club has now been registered, it is affiliated with the many of other bridge clubs throughout Australia,” he said.
“That means, points awarded to winners of games are now accumulated in a national database and are recognised anywhere in Australia and it also allows for interclub competitions adding to the interest for members.
“Playing bridge is a great game for keeping the mind active at any age and helps improve memory and problem solving skills as well as providing an important social outlet for participants.”
The Willetton Bridge Club is held out of the Riverton Leisureplex Library every Monday and Friday afternoon.