~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| TCA |_ _|\| AIR |/|_ N E T L E T T E R > CANADA < B E T W E E N O U R S E L V E S >_./|\._< for P I O N A I R S | Your crew is: Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson Chief Navigator - Terry Baker tm number 133 date March 11th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Dates to remember - March 14, 1997 YOW KoffeeKlatsches Family Carlingwood Shopping. March 21, 1997 YOW KoffeeKlatsches Family Carlingwood Shopping. March 27, 1997 VanIs Comox Valley Lunch OLD HOUSE Courtenay. YSJ Lunch venue to be advised. March 28, 1997 YOW KoffeeKlatsches Family Carlingwood Shopping. . Instead of waiting to read those Supermarket papers, why not get the latest scoop on what's happening with Britians Royalty first hand! Try their url http://www.royal.gov.uk . Reminder - Area phone code. The existing 604 area code will continue to apply to the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound/Whistler area of British Columbia. However The area code for Vancouver Island and the areas outside those listed above has now been changed from 604 to 250. This change takes effect from April 6,1997, after which the 'grace' dialing period will end, if you use the wrong area code, a recording will advise you to hang up and dial the correct code. . Jim FitzMorris, who we welcomed in Netletter nr 131, sends us his short bio - Recently retired from C & SS AC but still working there. Two years ago AC outsourced the entire computer services branch to an IBM subsidiary called Advantis/ISM Travel & Transportation. People who were within 2 years of getting their "25-years" were bridged - I was one of the lucky few. It's been a few years since I worked in Operations and now I am doing Business Process Re-engineering and project work. It's all quite interesting and I enjoy it quite a bit. Do you remember the Honeywell machine??? Well, it's still there!!! There's not too many people around who know anything about it so when there are problems I usually get dragged into it. About me - Still living on the West Island, in Pointe-Claire. Since our three boys are in the early 20's Susan and I figure that it is time to do some travelling. (Thanks Jim - eds) -=o0o=- . News from the Districts - Bill Sim sends us this news - I was in Kelowna last week for the Pionairs Curling Bonspiel. Winnipeg won the tournament. So much for Beautiful British Columbia we had all four seasons in the same day except summer sunshine. Of course the weather was wonderful just before we arrived, and it cleared up just after our departure. No wonder they call it La La land. Regards Bill Murray Phipps of the Comox Valley group on Vancouver Island sends us this information - For all of you Pionairs with a certain amount of daring and a yen for a really inexpensive vacation, I think my wife and I have tumbled on a good idea. Over the past 10 years we've been involved in quite a few house exchanges. Simply put - you agree on a time and then swap houses. Our exchanges have usually been for 3 or 4 weeks, most often in Europe but also in California and Texas. There are lots of opportunities to exchange in most countries. The major drawback for most of our friends is a reluctance to have a stranger occupying their homes. But that said, the price is right. If anyone is interested give me a call or drop a note - RR#2 Site 295 C14, Courtenay, B.C. Phone (250) 334-0807 Toronto District Newsletter dated Winter of 1997. Toronto District SPRING SOCIAL EVENT: Hot & Cold Buffet followed by a Murder Mystery "A Clue in The Castle" DATE: April 30.1997 LOCATION: The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road,Toronto TIME: Lunch 11:15 Murder Mystery 1:00pm DRESS:Gentlemen are requested to wear jackets PRICE; $33.95 pp cheque made out to "Pionairs in Trust' PAYMENT: Deadline is April 2,1997. Treasurer c/o Ena Burke, 159 Stephen Drive #104, Toronto On M8Y 3N5 ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff The following information from Irene Vazalinskas of Industry Travel Office - Subject: Reissue of ID & Travel Cards for retirees We are planning to reissue all travel cards for the retiree group next year. All those based in the Montreal area will be welcome to have their photo taken in our department. All the others will be given instructions to provide us with an acceptable passport-sized black and white picture. We will also be mailing signature forms. The airports at Calgary and Edmonton plan to introduce an Airport Improvement Fee (Departure tax) of CA$5.00 per passenger. Singapore Airlines will celebrate its 50th birthday with a multi-million dollar party that will include discount airfares, the world's longest stuffed dragon and tickets for a musical play. Those of you planning on attending the AGM in Montreal during June, may wish to know that, should you be in for a long wait for that elusive empty seat on your flight, Dorval Airport has many boutiques to browse through! Boutique du Terroir - handicrafts, Decouvir Quebec - souvenirs, Desjardins - banking, La Bonbonniere Sweet Factory - confection. Mutual of Omaha - travel insurance, Le Body Shop - cosmetics, Le Match - casual sportswear, Les Cuirs La Tour Eiffel - leather goods, Les salons Metro - barber & beauty salon, Librairie Smith - Smiths bookstore, Maison de la Presse UCS - convenience store, Sunglass Hut International - sunglasses, Swatch - watches, Tie Rack - ties & scarves, Batteries Plus - novelties. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies - Alan Rust asks What if people bought cars like they buy computers? General Motors doesn't have a "help line" for people who don't know how to drive, because people don't buy cars like they buy computers -- but imagine if they did... *********************************************************** HELPLINE: "General Motors Helpline, how can I help you?" CUSTOMER: "I got in my car and closed the door, and nothing happened!" HELPLINE: "Did you put the key in the ignition and turn it?" CUSTOMER: "What's an ignition?" HELPLINE: "It's a starter motor that draws current from your battery and turns over the engine." CUSTOMER: "Ignition? Motor? Battery? Engine? How come I have to know all of these technical terms just to use my car?" *********************************************************** HELPLINE: "General Motors Helpline, how can I help you?" CUSTOMER: "My car ran fine for a week, and now it won't go anywhere!" HELPLINE: "Is the gas tank empty?" CUSTOMER: "Huh? How do I know?" HELPLINE: "There's a little gauge on the front panel, with a needle, and markings from 'E' to 'F'. Where is the needle pointing?" CUSTOMER: "I see an 'E' but no 'F'." HELPLINE: "You see the 'E' and just to the right is the 'F'. CUSTOMER: "No, just to the right of the first 'E' is a 'V'. HELPLINE: "A 'V'?!?" CUSTOMER: "Yeah, there's a 'C', an 'H', the first 'E', then a 'V', followed by 'R', 'O', 'L' ..." HELPLINE: "No, no, no sir! That's the front of the car. When you sit behind the steering wheel, that's the panel I'm talking about." CUSTOMER: "That steering wheel thingy-- Is that the round thing that honks the horn?" HELPLINE: "Yes, among other things." CUSTOMER: "The needle's pointing to 'E'. What does that mean?" HELPLINE: "It means that you have to visit a gasoline vendor and purchase some more gasoline. You can install it yourself, or pay the vendor to install it for you." CUSTOMER: "What? I paid $12,000 for this car! Now you tell me that I have to keep buying more components? I want a car that comes with everything built in". ********************************************************* ~-=o0o=-~ . That's it for this time, please we need your input, send comments and email addresses of any others who may be interested to Vesta with a copy to Terry. -!- Landing on an Island in the Pacific. _____(~)_____ ! ! ! <<<>>> Air Canada Pionairs ~Between Ourselves-Netletter~ http://www.mortimer.com/acra mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ................................................... . GREETINGS FROM . . Vancouver Island . . BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA . ...................................................

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