|The Pionairs Annual General Meeting on May 19 - 22, 1995 was their first AGM held in Canada. It was in Vancouver. B.C.|
Jack Morath, the long serving Social Director UK Pionairs has been sending nostalgic information on a regular basis to members of the UK Pionairs since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
One of the most active Air Canada Recreation Associations (ACRA) in the Company was the one formed in London, England in 1969. At that time, the club boasted almost 300 members, with more employees joining every day.
Sports and Social Committees were formed and a number of activities were planned to take place before the end of the year. In April, 1979, 80 members visited the West End Show "Fiddler on the Roof" and in May, 40 members had a tour round the Concorde Factory at Filton, Bristol and a further group made a tour in June, 1979.
The picture below was taken at the Filton factory, near Bristol, U.K., where the Concorde was being built. Jack tells us this was one of the most popular ACRA events we organised.
Two coach trips the first time and we had to do another coach trip to enable everyone to go. Look closely to see many younger faces!
The photo was published in "Between Ourselves" magazine issue August 1969, with the following caption:
"Some of the members of the London Chapter tour of the ACRA visited the Filton Division of the British Aircraft Corporation. During their tour they were shown the third prototype Concorde supersonic transport, the full-scale mock-up, and various systems rigs and test facilities."
|In the photos below the ACRA group inspect the droop nose of the Concorde mock-up (left) and the mock-up interior with two abreast seating.|
Found in the “Horizons” magazine
|Issue dated June 1995.|
The YYZ Dream Team for 1995.
Toronto's 1995 'Dreams Come True' flight on May 4 was dedicated to the memory of Terry Kelly, an Air Canada Flight Attendant who had passed away earlier in the year.
Following Terry's passing, friends collected $1,500 in his memory, enough to send seven children to Disney World.
Volunteer In-Flight crew members not only worked the flight down and back but many were group leaders who organized pre-flight activities and chaperoned children at Disney World.
Standing are: Bugs Bunny, Jean-Stephane Dufresne, Michel Dallaire, Claire McKenna, Lorna Holmes, Terry Van Leeuwen, Graziella Ciarrochi, Lise Pujo, Suzanne Chiasson, Mark Adams and Marc Richard.
Kneeling are: Suzy Untch, Yves Precourt and Vida Kairys.
Ottawa Brings Washington On-Line.
"We expressly designed our new service to allow customers to fly between Ottawa and Washington and do business - all in the same day", said CEO Hollis Harris as Air Canada went all out in celebrating the beginning of service between capitals on May 1.
There were no shortages of smiles for the start-up service to the U.S. capital.
Ottawa staff involved in the inaugural included Dave Macdonald, Manager, Customer Service, Ottawa; Robert Gravel, Station Attendant; Bonnie Drouin, Customer Sales & Service Agent;
Class of '95 Earns Wings.
Here is one of three groups of new Customer Service ln-Flight graduates:
Back row, left to right: Angela Franz, Instructor; Balkar Singh-Gill, Juan Carlos Mejias-Davila, Craig Stinson, John Miller, Robert Ruel, Instructor; Natalie Pasieka, Jonathan Simpson,
Front row, left to right: Michelle Séguin, Simona Jateram, Maria Vasilopoulos, Cynthia Rajnai, Kari Morris, Simona Tabok, Josee Szabo and Silvia Todorovic.
Maintenance Clinches New Five-year UPS Contract.
It was a signing ceremony marked by a lot of smiles and celebration, and for good reason. Dorval's Power Plant team completed an initial three-year contract with UPS (United Parcel Service) and were now gathered to witness the signing of a new five-year, multi-million dollar agreement for the continued maintenance of the international courier company's JT9D engines.
Here is the photo, unfortunately no names provided, but they will know who they are.