Happy Canada Day!
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
"I don't really mind getting older but my body seems to be taking it badly."
REUNION 15 VENUE:
In just over two months we will be in Winnipeg for the 15th reunion of the RCAF Airwomen. The dates are Septmeber 13, 14, and 15. The venue is at Airport Hilton Suites 1800 Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg.
There's still time to invite other airwomen you know. Share the experience with a friend. Meet up with old acquaintances, roommates, and friends you served with.
The Reunion schedule will follow this general format:
Tuesday, 13 September, 2022 – Registration will begin at 10:00am to 3:00pm with Coffee and Muffins available until noon. Magic Mirror fun photos will begin at 3:30pm followed by a Meet and Greet at 5:00pm and a buffet dinner at 6:00pm.
Wednesday, 14 September, 2022 – If you are going on the "Journey to Churchill"*, the bus will depart the hotel at 9:30am. While your entrance fee will allow you to visit anywhere in the Assiniboine Park, the bus will stop at a Special Events parking lot which is right next to the underwater polar bear aquarium and the Tundra Grill which is where lunch will be. The bus will return to the hotel around 1:30 pm. A Meet and Greet will start at 5:00pm and photos by table will start. A four course dinner will be served at 6:00pm and the entertainers will perform during coffee and dessert.
Thursday, 15 September, 2022 – A non-denominational church service will be held at 9:00am and followed by brunch at 10:00am.
*The cost of the Journey to Churchill is $42.00 and is open to members and guests. While the park offers a 10% CF One discount,we also qualified for a group discount which is 12% so we opted for the group discount. Wheelchairs ($6.00) can be rented but need to be reserved. Please let us know if you need a wheelchair.
We want those of you who are coming to the reunion, and those of you still thinking about it, to know we have a great space for visiting with old and new friends. The Winnipeg committee has enjoyed planning the trip and finding interesting entertainment for your enjoyment. Link to registration form
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Only 74 days to go! We are almost there ladies! If you have been putting it off, it's time to fill out those R15 registration forms and get them in as soon as you can. Don't forget to mention who is accompanying you.
The deadline for the full registration fee, has arrived. We are asking you to send in your full fees of $250 with your registrations. $200 portion of the fee is refundable until the 15th of July, 2022. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
You can combine your payment into one with the R15 fee owed, cost of the excursion ($42), the cost of a wheelchair during the excursion if needed ($6), and the $20 if you are bringing a guest to the Thursday morning brunch. This combined amount can be e-transferred to firstname.lastname@example.org (when sending money, this email address is case-sensitive). Don't hesitate to contact us if you need help.
Polo shirts and vests have now been ordered. This will be the final order as stated in the June newsletter. If you have ordered an item and cannot pick it up at the reunion, please email Tracey and give her the name of the person picking up your purchase.
Linda Kelly writes:
I just wondered if anyone from Southern Ontario might be driving to Winnipeg.
I live 30 minutes from the TransCanada (at Espanola) and would be willing to pay for the gas from there to Winnipeg, and even share the driving.
Otherwise I will have to take the bus!
I am not requiring a ride home, since I will be flying from Winnipeg to Toronto.
Please leave a message for Linda here
OXFAM STAMP COLLECTING: BATTLING COVID 19:
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 communications via e-mail and phone with some of our ex-airwomen from coast to coast.
I think this is a very worthwhile project due to our worldwide Pandemic and we should continue to donate our stamps to Oxfam.
Ladies, here's your chance to gather all those stamps up that you keep forgetting about. Before you take them off the envelop read the preparation below. Put the trimmed stamps in a bag in your suitcase so you don't forget to bring them to the reunion. Or if you have a list of things to bring to the reunion, put stamps on that list.
If you have any questions, please phone Flo at 403-990-1556 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Meetings are starting up again. Go to a luncheon and meet up with friends. So far the feedback has been positive. Getting out and seeing each other in person has been an uplifting experience.
Not all of the regular luncheons are posted in the newsletter. Check with your luncheon coordinators to find out if your group is starting to meet again.
We're having a BBQ on the 13th of July. Any questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Luncheon for the Kingston/Greenwood Ex RCAF Airwomen will be held in the fall.
Kingston ON and Trenton, ON
The next luncheon is hoping to be scheduled for July 14th. Kingston and Trenton are two luncheon groups, they got together in May and had a lovely visit. More to follow please check the calendar closer to the date. If you are a group member you can check with your group organizers. Please contact us here.
This is a callout to the RCAF women who live in or will be passing through PEI in September! Check out our luncheon group.
We are planning another get together in September 9th, 2022 this time in Charlottetown. If you are interested in joining us you are invited to contact Debbie at email@example.com
Women in Uniform to meet in Orleans, ON "NEW EVENT"
The first event was held in Orleans before the pandemic. The hope is this will become an annual event.
Jeanine Mader writes:
This is the second meeting of the Women in Uniform!
When: September 17 ,2022
Time: 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Venue: Orleans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek, Orleans, Ontario
Cost: $10.00 per person
There is room for 150 ladies. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you host a regular luncheon, please contact us let us know where you are. You are not required to publish your information in the newsletter but we can put you in contact with ladies looking for a luncheon group in the area. Thanks so much for participating!*
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.
| First Name
|| Maiden Name
|| Date of Death
||11 Feb 2022
||21 Dec 2021
Loretta Joyce "Corky"
||5 Aug 2017
Verlie Patricia "Pat"
||3 Apr 2022
||16 Feb 2020
Victoria Veronica "Mickey"
||5 Sep 2020
Gracie Allen Mary "Grace"
||19 Mar 2022
||4 Apr 2022
||14 Feb 2022
||18 May 2022
If you have a notification of a member who has died, please let us know here if you do not see their name in the Last Post on our website. Thank you.
A “Very Happy Birthday” to our July birthday ladies.
If your birthday is missing from this list it may be because we don't have it or you said "No" previously to putting it on the list. You can reply to this newsletter and tell us to add your birthday to the list or you can fill out a Change of Information form.
Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter
Claire Williams - Treasurer
Pat Brennan - Vice-Chair, Winnipeg Committee Chair
Our mailing address for General Inquiries is:
RCAF Airwomen's Reunion
1838 Highway 1
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Our mailing address for finance matters (including sending cheques) is:
120 East River RoadSheet Harbour,NS, B0J 3B0.