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Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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number 337   date Jan 12th, 1999  1st Published in October 1995

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. The following "Between Yourselves NetLetter" member
deceased Dec 14,1998 in Victoria, B.C.
Ret. Capt. Ernie North.
Our condolences go out to the family.

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. We received the following message too late for our last NetLetter of 1998 -
The Executive Board of Pionairs send Season's Greetings to all for a
very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and prosperous 1999.
Olie Moore, Fraser Muir, Fraser O'Shaughnessy, Al Histed,
Roy McCormack, Mary Moore, Leo Goulet

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. Where are they now?
Marguerite Fisk ac retiree Edmonton ab.. new email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jack Camps is trying to contact Roy Gurney who he has not heard from
since the big Manitoba floods. Doesn't appear in the phone book or at
his previous address. Anyone in contact with Roy please contact Jack
email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. News from the districts.
From Toronto.
Sheila Moscoe sends this for us -
I was going to send you a blurb on the Pionairs Luncheon from last Sunday
Dec 6th, but I figured someone else would.
However, I just want to let you know, that there were 188 in attendance
(up from 107 last year).  It was held at the Old Mill; lovely setting.  And
the best part is - there were a lot of younger new Pionairs in attendance
and this time the chair recognized the new attendees.
An excellent luncheon, and it was nice to see former fellow colleagues.
(I also won a door prize!!! a nylon jacket from a Ford dealer....and I just
bought a GM last month!!).
So, bye for now....have a great season....and thanks for the netletter.
Sheila         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shirley Jay sends this info on the Edmonton Pionair luncheons
The next Edmonton Pionair Luncheon will be held on January 31, 1999, at the
Nisku Inn (near the International Airport) at 11:30 a.m.,
at a cost of $12.50 per person.
Our guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Neil Elford who will talk on Health Care
and Pastoral Care.
There is a shuttle bus from the International Airport to the Hotel.
We also will be having a luncheon on April 18th, again at the Nisku Inn,
at the same cost of $12.50. This will be our annual general meeting, as well.
For further information, contact Shirley Jay (403) 436 0866
(after January 25th the area code changes to 780).
Thanks and Happy Holidays.  Shirley Jay  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>


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. Don Demeza reports an unusual flying experience:
Just after dawn on Saturday, December 12th two Sandhill Cranes, wingspread
over 6 feet, circled over Keller Drive in Belleville.  They spotted a paper
delivery person on Keller so surprised him by landing - right in front of our
house.
They wore bands, numbers 202 and 204 which provided an 800 number. This put
me in touch with Bill Lishman, commonly known as "Father Goose".  Bill
advised that our visitors were Frank and Edna, two of seven cranes that
had followed his ultra light south a year ago.  They had returned north on
their own and were now following the return path established by the ultra
light.
Bill was pleased they were still on course having been reported a day earlier
at Grafton, Ontario.  Their next visits should be Bloomfield,  Kingston and
then across the border to Watertown.  He said they unfortunately loved people
but not to worry about cars as they had previously survived a stroll down the
main street in Peterborough.
The cranes spent the day on Keller Drive enjoying celebrity status.
The Intellegencer (local paper) will feature them on the front page Monday.
Frank took off three times, circled, calling to Edna who refused to be
enticed away from her adoring human friends.  I chased her down the street
and almost took off myself but Edna was having none of it.  We hope they will
soon leave but the flow of people attracts the cranes.
They love to look in car windows and spent a half hour on our front porch
looking in the window and pulling at the Christmas decorations. They also
like zippers and shoe laces - quite an education.
Departure was around 3.30 p.m. when Frank and Edna were challenged by the
smallest dog on the street - it can hardly climb the curbs.
Don Demeza         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Terrys travel tips.

Visiting England soon?
National Express, the nationwide coach service, offers a deal to the
over 50's. Get on to anywhere in Britain for GBP9.99 return. Check with
the nearest National Express office on arrival. Offer good until Mar 25th.

Ken Mitchell sends this info -
Car Rental U.K.
I thought your readers would like to know of "European Cars Service" of
Toronto.
I have no association with this company other than being a satisfied
customer.
First rate service and prices! with Kennings.  I faxed a request for
a car in Glasgow, with very short notice (two days) and got a confirmation
next day from Andre. I have no experience with their services for continental
Europe but have used them several times for the U.K.
Address and phone no. as follows. 
European Cars Service, 25 Adelaide St.East, Suite 1512, Toronto ON
M5C 1Y2 tel and fax # (416)266-2413
(BTW gas price per litre around London is GBP0.69  (C$1.80) - eds)

Ken also sends this experience -
YYZ Security
Last week I was given a hard time going through security at YYZ bound for
LAX. My carry-on bag conformed to the dimensions o.k. but the person at
the x-ray machine challenged the weight. Turns out it was less than 2 kilos
over the 10 kilo limit. How she judged between 10 kilos and 11.8 kilos
surprises me. Alright I exceeded the limit, but I did so in all innocence,
and have never had this problem before. I've never bothered to weigh it
before; does anyone?  They also challenged my wife going through with a
carry on bag, a hand bag, and carrying a third item, - a book. Thankfully,
although it was close to departure time, the Air Canada staff were able to
check the bag through. Traveller beware.
Ken Mitchell    <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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.  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.


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