Since October 1995, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker have been issuing an email newsletter for the retired Air Canada employees who have provided us with their email addresses. The Newsletter was created by Vesta, who gave us the name 'NetLetter' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a TCA periodical with which you are probably familiar with from the 40's, 50's and 60's which is now part of the content of this web site. The name was then changed to "Between Yourselves" to avoid confusion when "Horizons" resurrected the name. Then we finally simplified it to just "The NetLetter".
Vesta passed away on July 25, 2010 and a Special Issue was dedicated to her. We believe that our NetLetter, which originates from Vancouver Island, was the FIRST to use this medium to disperse information for retirees of Air Canada.
Alan Rust joined Vesta and Terry shortly before Vesta's passing and served as the NetLetter administrator until his own passing in April 2019. Our Special Issue dedicated to Alan is available under the 'NetLetters" tab. Alan designed the current format of the newsletter as well this website.
Alan brought Wayne Albertson on board in 2014 as the webmaster to add the content to each issue for email publication. Wayne has now assumed the website administrator duties as well.
Ken Pickford has been a long time NetLetter subscriber who generously offers his keen eye to proofread each issue for spelling and punctuation mistakes. Ken also has extensive knowledge regarding the history of aviation in Canada and 'fact checks' us as well.
Bob Sheppard is retired from AC Maintenance and worked with Alan and Wayne in Vancouver for several years. He also offers his keen eye to assist us by proofreading each issue.
The NetLetter contains airline related information such as anecdotes or stories, provided by some of our readers, Internet tips, travel news, cheap... excuse me, "inexpensive" accommodations, tours, interline travel, and, in some small way, we attempt to help keep our Air Canada family together and in touch.
Our 'NetLetter' is not affiliated or operated by the Pionairs or Air Canada, although many people believe that this is the case. If you'd like to subscribe, please use the subscription link at the top of the page. Please tell other retirees as well, all are welcome. We're one big happy family here and it doesn't matter if you worked with TCA, PWA, CPAir, Wardair, etc.
We greatly appreciate contributions from our subscribers about their experiences and memories in aviation. Please feel free to contact us via the 'Contact Us' tab on the Main Menu.
Your NetLetter Team,
Terry Baker, Wayne Albertson, Ken Pickford and Bob Sheppard.