NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2022

 

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: 

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”   — Ella Fitzgerald

 
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Ladies,

The committee has been contacted by several members over concerns with the COVID numbers and travelling in May of 2022. For the safety of all, the committee has decided to move Reunion 15 to September 13-15, 2022. All rooms that are currently booked will be moved to that time frame, and any monies paid for Reunion 15 are applied to the new date. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you up to date with what is happening. We will get revised codes for air travel soonest. Thanking you in advance for your understanding in the change of dates. We are looking forward to seeing in Winnipeg September 2022.

WINNIPEG TRIVIA:

Outdoor Art:

If you are travelling though the city of Winnipeg, keep your eyes open for the local murals on buildings around the city. 

There are well over 1000 Murals on Winnipeg buildings and structures.  Some were commissioned by the City and others are put in place by local businesses, community grants and Business Improvement Zones (BIZ).  The 2020 Mural of the Year, “A Century of Solidarity” is at 275 Broadway at the Union Centre Building.  Many old business and advertising murals (Ghost murals) have been preserved throughout the city.  Two of these are the iconic 1920’s “It’s a long Tramp” at 2579 Portage Avenue and the “Nutty Club” on the head office at 149 Pioneer.  This link is a slide show: The Murals of Winnipeg

REUNION INFORMATION:

Thank you to all those who participated in the vote. As promised the trip chosen by the majority of those who voted. And the winner is; The Journey to Churchill and an underwater viewing tunnel!

Journey to Churchill and an underwater viewing tunnel to experience polar bears and seals in their natural habitat, are available at the Winnipeg Zoo located in Assiniboine Park and lunch**.  Cost will be approximately $40*.  Easy Activity.

Other areas of interest in Assiniboine Park (at no additional cost) are the rest of the Zoo, the Leo Mol sculpture garden, the Conservatory and English gardens for those who would enjoy Moderate Activity.

*Costs and events may vary due to COVID restrictions**Lunch is at own cost

Vests and Polo Shirts:

Polo Shirts/Vests: The Executive has again researched polo shirts and vests to sell at the reunion. To see samples of red polo shirts and blue vests click here.

Due to increased costs of resources and shipping, the polo-shirt now costs $36 and the vest costs $46. A minimum order of each type is required to place an order. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt and/or vest please email us here this month to let us know. We will let you know in the next newsletter if we have enough interest to make an order.  

More information will follow if we meet the quota. Currently we have 5 red polos and 5 blue vests on the list to order.  We require 12 of each to place the order.  Still dont have enough to place an order .

For More Information:

To register for R15 click here. For more information contact us here.

 

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.

 

WOMEN IN THE NEWS:

Valeria Ferguston was recognized for work she did with veterans from the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Click here to read about it. 

 

SHE WRITES:

Request:

Hello Ladies,

One of our members is trying to find an old friend.  We are looking for Cathy or Kathy Hicks (we don't know her maiden name). Her husband's name is Bob, they have two children. Cathy was in Zweibruecken from 1967 to 1969. She was in accounts. If you know this lady and can put us in touch with her, or if you have any information that my help us, please email us at newsletter@rcafairwomen.ca.    Thank you. 

Let us know if you have any experiences to share or a comment. Reply here 

 

LUNCHEONS:

Remeber to bring your masks and follow covid protocols if you do attend a luncheon. Most restaurants require proof of vaccination now. Proof of vaccination by province.

Edmonton, AB,

There are still plans to meet up on February 16, 2022. The venue is still to be decided. Any questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at wecarr@telus.net.

 

LAST POST for February 2022:

 

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  

 Ferguson

 Valeria Aline "Val"   

 Liss 15 Sep 2021    88  Mayerthorpe    AB
 Galloway

 Marlene Mae "Gally"

 Galloway 23 Jan 2022    85  London ON
 Gonschior

 Betty Lou

 Powers 18 Apr 2021    79  Port Colborne ON
 Imppola

 Shirley Anne Patricia   

 Armstrong 29 Dec 2020    90  Edmonton AB
 Lypchuk

 Arleen Mary

 McIsaac 16 Jul 2020    81  Ottawa ON
 MacLean

 Wilma

 Brownlee 16 Oct 2020    90  Manotick ON
 McDade      

 Nellie

 Salling 12 Dec 2020    88  Portland      ON
 Walker

 Mary Pricilla "Tillie"

 Heitman 30 May 2021    92  London ON
 Wlkinson

 Mary Elizabeth

 Howell 3 Jan 2021    87  Oakville ON

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 February 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:

Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter

Claire Williams - Treasurer - 902-391-0035

Pat Brennan - Vice-Chair, Winnipeg Committee Chair