NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: 

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”– Marilyn Monroe


 
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Reunion 15 has been delayed until May 2022!

The executive committee has decided to delay Reunion 15 until May 2022. This decision has not been taken lightly. It is the result of the information issued by Health Canada and other medical organizations, the spike in cases throughout Canada, the reality that an effective vaccine may be many months away, acknowledging members concerns (including the hesitancy of some to travel by air), and the fact that some supporting organizations for our reunions are not accepting requests due to Covid 19.

The executive members have always maintained that we would prefer to err on the side of caution. Therefore, because of all these factors, we are not confident that it would be safe to proceed with the reunion in 2021.

The Reunion will still take place in Winnipeg at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, but in May 2022 vice 2021.

So what happens next?  

If you are registered for R15, your name will remain on the list unless contact us to remove it.

If you have paid, you can request a refund. Note: Our Treasurer is on holiday, so the earliest your refund could be processed is October 2020. You can also choose to let us apply your deposit/payment to the 2022 Reunion.

If you have booked a hotel, you can cancel by phoning Hotel’s Reservations Department locally at 204-783-1700 or Toll free at 1- 800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). 

If you booked online, look for this link in your confirmation email to cancel:

https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/find/

More details will follow in the upcoming months. If you have any questions, click here to Contact Us.

 

STAMP COLLECTING FOR CHARITY:  

Please keep sending your stamps. If you have any questions, please phone Flo at 403-475-6738 or e-mail flobobreid@shaw.ca.

To see details about the preparation of the stamps, click here



WOMEN IN THE NEWS:

In June 2020, the Legion magazine published an article in which it profiled three military women, and linked to the podcast, For Her Country, "a compelling podcast series that aims to inspire and educate listeners by profiling inspirational women leaders in the Canadian military."  The podcasts offer a perspective on military lives of several women. 

Marian Arsenault is an active 99-year-old WW2 RCAF veteran from Miramachi, NB, who was recently featured on CTV News Atlantic. Click here for the article and here for the video newscast.
We are interested in your stories! If you (or any of the ladies you know) have had articles written about you, no matter how minor, please let us know. Maybe you have an experience that you believe should have been published. Reply here



IN OTHER RCAF NEWS:

Terry Kelly, who wrote, A Pittance of Time, has recently released a new song and video called No Sky Too High, which is "dedicated to the RCAF, (to) celebrate the Royal Canadian Air Force’s heritage, current roles, and most importantly, its people." Click here to view the video and read more. As an RCAF veteran, I was truly moved.

Battle of Britain - 80th anniversary Sep 20, 2020
https://rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/battle-britain/index.page


LUNCHEONS:

Comox, BC - Stevie Gould advises that the Comox annual luncheon is cancelled this year due to Covid 19.
 
Kingston, ON - Shirley MacIntyre writes: I want to let the KINGSTON Air Women know , that KATIE  HILL, has kindly offered to take over the communications for our group. This doesn't mean Ferne or I are dropping out. WE just won't be doing the organizing or calling. Thanks Katie, we are here to help with anything you might need help with.
Cheers. Hope everyone is staying safe & well     


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  

Bigras

Marion 

Gilpin 12 Oct 2014     91 Birch Hills SK
Fedorak

Marie Bernice

Albert 12 Apr 2020     89 Ottawa ON
Knoke (Snow)    Margaret Gertrude    Aldham 14 Mar 2020     85 Powell River   BC
Mills Ethel Joan Croxford 29 Apr 2019     88 Prince George    BC
Renaud Dolores Marie Donovan 18 Aug 2020     78 Orleans ON
Sperling Angele Marie Deveau 22 Jul 2007     77 Halifax NS
Trowsdale Vina Alma Patterson 10 Aug 2020     97 North Bay ON
Wright Ruth Doreen Tower 25 Jun 2020     83 Ottawa ON

 

Ruth Doreen Wright was a dedicated member, who volunteered to help and contributed much to our RCAF Airwomen Reunions. She loved reminiscing with old friends and making new ones.  

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 September 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/Newsletter

Claire Williams - Treasurer

Pat Brennan - Chair, Winnipeg Committee