Meetings are held fortnightly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
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The game of Canasta is said to have originated in Montevideo, Uruguay, around 1940. From there it spread to Argentina, the USA and throughout the world. It was extremely fashionable in the 1950's, threatening for a while to displace Contract Bridge as the premier card game.
It has now seen a revival and is played in many parts of the world. Usually there are four players in fixed partnerships, partners sitting opposite each other. Two 52 card standard packs plus 4 jokers are shuffled together to make a 108 card pack.
New players and beginners will be very welcome.