The NetLetter #945
Since Oct/95 Oct 21, 2006


Number 945

About us!

Need to know...

Reader Feedback

Terry's Travel Tips



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About us!

Since October 1995, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker have been issuing an email newsletter for those ex Air Canada types who have provided us with their email addresses. The Newsletter was created by Vesta, who gave the name 'NetLetter' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a TCA periodical with which you are probably familiar with from the 50's and 60's. It was then changed to "Between Yourselves" to avoid confusion when "Horizons" resurrected the name. Then finally simplified to just "The NetLetter".

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.

The NetLetter contains airline related information such as anecdotes or stories supplied by some of the recipients, Internet tips, travel news, cheap... excuse me, "inexpensive" accommodations, tours, interline travel, and, in some small way, we help keep our Air Canada family together and in touch.

Our 'NetLetter' is NOT sponsored by any Pionair group, nor are we seeking any financial support, only the Internet email addresses of those who would like to receive our 'NetLetter'. Please forward this to other retirees who can then subscribe right from the forwarded link at the bottom of this email.


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Dear NetLetter,

Welcome to the 945th issue of "NetLetter". We now estimate that the NetLetter is read by over 2733 retirees when counting our email distribution and those that print the NetLetter and give them out to their friends.

The "NetLetter" is written by Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker from Vancouver Island (see sidebar) and published courtesy of the ACFamily Network at

  • Need to know...
  • Vesta

    Pending U.S. government approval effective January 8, 2007, Canadian and U.S. citizens will require a valid passport to enter the United States by air.
    Alternatively, from Vancouver only, a NEXUS Air card will be accepted by US customs. (Although NEXUS kiosks are currently available in Vancouver only, they are planned to expand to other US pre-clearance facilities at Canadian airports in the future at yet-to- be- determined dates.)

    Subject to U.S. government approval.
    This new regulation is a change from prior requirements. A drivers license or other government issued photo ID will no longer be accepted as valid travel documentation for Canadian and U.S. citizens traveling between Canada and the United States, effective January 8, 2007.
    The United States' Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will eventually require all travellers to present a passport or other appropriate secure document when entering or re-entering the United States by air, sea or ground transportation. New rules concerning travel by ground and sea are to be finalized at a later date.
    Information on Canadian passport applications is available from Passport Canada.

  • Reader Feedback
  • Subject: Around the World in 8 Weeks
    From: Sheila Moscoe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    This is just to let you know that I will be travelling with my friends Shirley, Nancy and Charlie, leaving on Thursday, October 5th and returning Thursday, November 30th.

    This time it's around the world, flying to Johannesburg, South Africa then taking the Premier Classe train to Cape Town. Will spend 4 days there, then board the Pacific Princess on Friday, October 13th and cruise for 28 days to Sydney, Australia.

    While in Sydney, we will spend the week-end with my dear friends Glenn and Peter. Then, Shirley and I will fly to Auckland, New Zealand, and spend 2 weeks driving around the Coromandel Coast to Wellington. At least this year I won't be freezing!

    We will start the long journey home the last week of November and hope not to get bumped off any flight along the way!

    So, remind yourself not to send any e-mails for 8 weeks. I will write you along the way and will send a picture or two.

    Farewell for now,
    (We will print any reports Sheila sends us - eds)

    TV Break

    From: "Marion Archambeau" This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Subject: tv-break
    First I would like to thank all the members who bought my book "A Struggle to Walk with Dignity" because of the article in our NetLetter to our members. Well I would like to say that things have gone far beyond my dreams in retirement, as a new author.
    My book was always available through the major book stores such as Chapters, Indigo, Coles ect. along with the internet, on Amazon, Barns & Noble ect. However I feel I should update our Friends in PIONAIRS about my latest break in the TV media. I was asked, to my joyous surprise by phone: to do a writers interview with a Mr. Patrick Boyer, on I- channel TV. So I went for a taping on Oct 5th/06, which went very well, considering it was my first. After the taping I was told that it would be aired on Nov16th/06 at 8pm on channel # 514 Bell Vu for all to see. Patrick Boyer is the host of a program called (Lets Talk, with Patrick Boyer). 2001.html also see

    It appears that someone of great importance did read my autobiography, and was quite moved by my Canadian experiences. What can I say at this time in my life, only that "good things do come to those who work for it", and it's never too late even for retirees like us. Thanks to all.

    Gerald A. Archambeau (Author)

  • Terry's Travel Tips
  • An offer from Travel Industry Services - As a family-owned company, Fred. Olsen are justly proud of their Norwegian heritage of seamanship and their fleet of intimate ships. Cruising with Fred. Olsen is a more personal world, to enjoy a relaxed 'home- away from-home' camaraderie.
    On board you can enjoy a range of sporting and leisure pursuits, as well as top-class afterdark entertainment. From the beauty of the Canaries to the sun-kissed beaches of the Caribbean, this is the ideal chance to relax with plenty of time to enjoy arts, crafts or just unwind with a book.

    From: KS.html
    13 Nights Canaries 3rd Dec 2006 ~ Black Watch
    Departs from/arrives into: Southampton No single cabin supplement! £449

    From: G.html
    25 Night Christmas Caribbean 15 Dec 2006 ~ Boudicca
    Departs from/arrives into: Southampton £1,095
    Family & friends can travel withor without staff member!

    For more cruise offers with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, please call our friendly and knowledgable staff.
    UK Phone 0870 041 1600 See: and for more info.

    Cruise Travel Offers for Star Alliance Member Carrier Employees/Retirees -

    Nov 4, 11 & 25, 2006 ~ 7 Nights
    NCL ~ Norwegian Dream
    Western Caribbean from Houston
    From $299

    Jan 7 to Mar 25, 2007 ~ 7 Nights
    Princess ~ Caribbean Princess
    Eastern Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale
    From $399

    More Deals:

    Tours to China
    6 Days/4 Nights Deluxe Beijing from $295 per person
    Excellent tour to see Beijing. Walk the Great Wall, explore the Forbidden City, enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner, Shopping & More. Extra hotel nights available.

    Caliente Resort & Spa - Land-O-Lakes - Florida -
    From $75.00/night

    Playa Naco Resort and Spa
    - All Inclusive - Puerto Plata - From 77.00/night

    Please visit for many more.

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  • Important reminder, for all new articles, submissions and or comments for the "The Netletter" please send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please add to your Address Books).

    This e-mail address has been set up so that both of us Terry & Vesta (exclusively) will get an automatic copy and so we can keep up with the continuity of news for the NetLetter.

    To make changes to your e-mail address or to unsubscribe, please see the links at the bottom of the page for "Update Profile/Email address" and SafeUnsubscribe. This is now automated so that you can remove yourself from the list or change your email address (or name) without our assistance. We will still do this manually if you have any difficulties.

    Many of our members are having difficulty finding these links. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page, the link is similar to the following image. (The image below doesn't work but your links at the bottom will).

    Vesta, Terry and Alan thank you for your co- operation.

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