NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2022

 

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: 

"Tough times never last, but tough women do." 

 
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Ladies,

The Reunion will be Sept 13-15 2022.  We currently have 84 Ladies signed up. The attendee list is updated as registrations come in. If you would like to attend but are unsure you can make it, please register now, without the $50 to allow us to consider the higher attendance for booking entertainment. 

Tuesday and Wednesday will both be sit down dinners, and the Brunch on the last day will be a buffet after the Church service. The second will be the more formal night. The Winnipeg committee is working hard on finding entertainment for both nights. There will be an area set up for “table” (group) photo’s, please make sure that your table gets their photo taken one of the two evenings.  

We are continuing to follow all covid updates and things seem to be moving in a positive direction. We will be following any protocols set in place at the time to make the reunion as safe as possible.

A request to change to the Legion magazine article been sent in.  If the next publication does not have the correct date and contact info, please let us know. Thank you

CFS DANA podcast, our very own Pat Brennen spoke about the up coming reunion.  Link to pod cast here

 

WINNIPEG TRIVIA:

There are quite a few golf courses in Winnipeg, one in particular is the 17 Wing golf course:

"CFB Winnipeg Golf Club was originally built by volunteers at the Wing and opened in 1988.

The Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg Golf Club is a unique 9 hole, 2,100 yard, par 32 golf course that is located on the inter site road of 17 Wing. The course accommodates all levels of golfers from the beginner to the club champion."

 

REUNION INFORMATION:

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.

Updated Reuion Information:

If you are a member registered for the reunion and would like more information, please contact us here.

We have compiled a short list of some of the different cuisines in the cityClick here to view.

If you are interested in golf courses, we have found a few close to the hotel by car. Click here to view.

To register for R15 click 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.

Oxfam Canada Stamp Program Update:

Flo Reid also writes:  

I have received the following from Oxfam Canada and thought you would like to know how your donations of stamps help this worthwhile cause.  

BATTLING COVID 19
“Thank you for your donations to the Oxfam Stamp Program.  Your donations and your support for helping to 'stamp out' poverty and hunger are deeply appreciated by everyone at Oxfam Canada.  
With the proceeds from the stamps sold in 2021 we raised over $29,000. We also passed the half million mark in total donations since the program began almost 40 years ago. With our 2021 funds we continued to sponsor the project in Asia dealing with violence against women and girls.
And now in 2022 we have started supporting a new project dealing with the impact of COVID-19.  Areas of focus in Oxfam’s response include:  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Advocacy with Governments; and Sharing Reliable Information.” 

I think this is a very worthwhile project due to our worldwide Pandemic and we should continue to donate our stamps to Oxfam.   

 

SHE WRITES:

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 reply here.    Thank you. 

Mary writes:

I am looking for contact information on Rejean (Jeannie) Baribeau.  She was MedA who was at RCAF 3 Wing Zweibrucken 1962-63 in the MIR.  If anyone has any information please reply here.  Mary Gibbon Presley

Jackie writes: 

I used to do income taxes. I also voluteered for a service that Canada Revenue offers for low income tax payers. It is called Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). The CVITP offeres income tax help all across Canada. They hold tax clinic all over; some in legions, local libraries, and other public buildings. There are also drop-offs where they take in sealed envelopes of peoples taxes for volunteer income tax preparers to pickup and return tax papers. In certain situations they can visit you in your home. If you are unfamiliar with all the benefits and credits for which your are eligible, you may want see if you are eligible for this free service. 

To find a tax clinic in your area click here. You can also go to the CRA website and search for "Find a free tax clinic". 

What makes you smile? Do you have something you can share with the ladies you served with? Fun stories, favourite recipe, favourite song? Let us know.  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 March 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:

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  

 Hanson

 Shirley Sadie

 MacDonald 16 Dec 2021    87  Edmonton AB
 Langille

 Helen "Harry"   

 Harrington 14 Mar 2020    98  Tatamagouche    NS
 Maki

 Joan Yvonne

 Parker 17 Jan 2019    84  Quispamsis NB
 McLane

 Grace Lillian

 Piper 7 Aug 2020    88  Vernon BC
 Young

 Frances "Fran"

 Young 17 Jan 2022    78  Welland 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 March 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