NEWSLETTER   

MAY 2020   

 

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

"Now is the time to reach out and talk to your friends."  

 

WINNIPEG REUNION:

Our 15th RCAF Airwomen's reunion will take place in Winnipeg from Tuesday, May 25th to Thursday, May 27th in 2021. The venue will be held at the Airport Hilton Suites located at 1800 Wellington Avenue.

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."

See the website: 17 Wing golf course. 

If you are a member planning to come to the R15 please contact us about the reunion information page.  

 

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Hello Ladies,    

These are interesting times. Covid 19 has given us new challenges. We’d like to give a big shout out to front line workers, essential service workers, and everyone supporting them in their own way, (i.e., making masks, delivering meals, volunteering at food banks, donating, etc.) We hope you are all keeping safe and have the support you need.

Finally, we are 13 months away from our next reunion. As we may well have expected at this point in time, registration is slow. So if you plan to go, now is a good time to register. Right now we are looking for numbers. You do not need to send in your deposit with registration. We will ask for it later, when the future is clearer. Members do not have to receive the newsletter to register. 

 

STAMP COLLECTING FOR CHARITY:  

Please keep sending your stamps. If you have any questions, please phone me at 403-475-6738 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: 

Grace MacEachern (1920-2010) was one of our members long before this committee took over. Grace was a para-belle and much more. Check out the following link to read her story:

"She started her career by serving as a nursing sister for the Grey Nuns in the Pembroke, Ontario, area. In 1951, following the death of her first husband, Cranston Woodward, she enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces, where she received a commission as a pilot officer just before joining the para rescue course at the age of 32"

Click here to read the story.

If you or any of the ladies you know have been published, no matter how minor, please let us know. Maybe you have an experience that you believe should have been published. Reply here 

 

COMMENTS AND REQUESTS:

Dee sent:

The following link takes you to 'youtube'. Dee Walmsley sent the following for your enjoyment: D-Day Darlings.

To reply or comment, please 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  

Cosco   

Clara Delores

Cosco 5 Mar 2020     88 Parksville BC
Kofoed

Lorraine

Romano 24 Feb 2019     84 Creston BC
MacDonald    Sarah M.   22 Sep 2019     85 Nepean    ON
MacLean Reynette Patricia "Pat"    France 30 Jun 2019     85 Calgary AB
Marquis Rose Rioux 10 Apr 2013     83 Guelph    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 May 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

Leah Mosher- Vice-Chair/Liaison/Winnipeg Contact - 613-316-2205

Claire Williams- Treasurer - 902-391-0035