NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 2021


THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
Count your age by friends, count your life by smiles!

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Well, it's been an interesting summer so far - heat waves and droughts throughout the country. We hope you're managing to stay safe and comfortable. 

Now that so many people have had their double dose of vaccine for Covid, the provincial borders have been opening. Three of the executive members are taking advantage of this to visit relatives and friends that they haven't seen in months. If that's the case for you, we wish you safe travels and much enjoyment!

WINNIPEG REUNION:

The Reunion will take place in Winnipeg at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, May 24-26, 2022.
This is the link to the registration form for Reunion 15 in Winnipeg. For a printable copy (PDF) of the registration or newsletter, please contact Leah Mosher.

If you are a member and do not receive the newsletter, please contact us for the attendee list.

If you live in Manitoba, the members of the Winnipeg Reunion 15 Committee are still looking to gather stories, memorabilia, and names for any new members interested in participating in the reunion. If you have any questions, stories, would be available to volunteer and know anyone who qualifies and would like to become a member, please contact Pat Brennan.
 
WINNIPEG STORIES

Jeanette Gaston writes:
Upon graduation from Basic course 5644 I was posted to RCAF Stn Winnipeg for contact training. I grew up on the south
shore of Nova Scotia. I arrived in Winnipeg New Years Eve 1956. It was so cold I was sure I was in the North Pole. I spent 5 months there prior to Aylmer where I took my Clerk Typist course.


WINNIPEG TRIVIA

Slurpee Consumers
Manitobans consume the most Slurpees from 7-Eleven in the world. And they've held that title for 16 straight years.

Winnipeg may be cold, and the population may only be 700,000 strong, but Winnipeg has been the reigning Slurpee Capital of the world for twelve consecutive years. So much so that, 7-Eleven stores across the city sell an average 188,833 Slurpee drinks a month. Visit Canada today and enjoy a Slurpee treat in Winnipeg.
(Note - this is from a 2017 article on the internet)


COMMENTS AND REQUESTS:


Leah Mosher writes: Are the local monthly/annual luncheons starting up again? If you would like us to put the info in the newsletter starting September 2021, let us know.
Thanks.


STAMP COLLECTING FOR CHARITY:  

Flo Reid writes:  Just a reminder to keep collecting and sending your postage stamps.  I have been getting lots of stamps in the mail and have had some wonderful conversations with some of our ex-airwomen from coast to coast. Also, it gives me something to do in these COVID times.  
If you have any questions, please phone Flo at 403-990-1556 or e-mail flobobreid@shaw.ca

To see details about the preparation of the stamps, click here
We donate these stamps to Oxfam Canada. To find out more about Oxfam click here.


LAST POST:

As the members of the committee update the nominal roll, we are discovering that some of our members have been with the angels for several years. They are included in our monthly newsletters as we find them.  

Last Name   

First Name            Maiden Name       Date of Death     Age    City             

   Prov  

 Dugas

 Sherley Diana   

 Lampkin 2 Jul 2021     79  Kentville      NS
 Heroux

 Adele

 Unknown 13 Jul 2021     85  Edmonton AB
 McMillan

 Iona Joan "Joni"    

 Fenn 9 Jul 2021     83  Courtenay BC
 Minnis

 Margaret Ivy

 Greig 27 Jan 2021     80  Victoria BC

If you have a notification of a member who has died, please let us know here so that we can add their name to our Last Post. Thank you. 

BIRTHDAYS:

A “Very Happy Birthday” to our August Birthday ladies. Click here for the listing. 

If your birthday is missing from this list it is because we don't have it. Please click on the Change Information form to add something or make corrections. 


YOUR COMMITTEE:
Note: When you contact us via any of the links below, the email goes to a common address. To help us reply in a more timely manner, please put the name of  who you wish to contact in the subject line. Thank you. 
Tracey Everett- Chair
Leah Mosher- Vice-Chair/Liaison/Newsletter 
Claire Williams- Treasurer 
Pat Brennan - Chair, Winnipeg Committee