The NetLetter #934
The NetLetter
Since Oct/95 August 6, 2006


Number 934

About us!

Nice to know...

News from the Districts

Remember when...

Where are they now?

Terry's Travel Tips



NetLetter Archives

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 934nd issue of "NetLetter". We now estimate that the NetLetter is read by over 2725 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

  • Nice to know...
  • Vesta

    ACE News:
    Network expansion continues in western Canada. Air Canada Jazz continued expansion today with inaugural flights for four new routes across western Canada with the introduction of daily, non-stop flights between Edmonton-Victoria, Calgary-Comox, and Winnipeg-London, and twice daily flights between Edmonton-Kelowna. All flights will be operated with Bombardier CRJ regional jet aircraft Central Mountain Air currently offers Air Canada service on the Comox-Vancouver route.

  • News from the Districts
  • News from the districts -
    From the Vancouver Island and Gulf Island district -

    Victoria Summer Picnic
    Date: Wednesday August 23, 2006
    Time: 11:00am
    Cost: $2.00 per person
    Bring your own lunch and chairs and join us for a day of fun, and games. There will be a 50/50 draw and Prizes

    Victoria area coffee klatch
    Bob Walker advises that renovations are finaly complete at the Breakwater Cafe and our next coffee klatch will be held Aug 09th at 09.30.
    The Breakwater Cafe is located 9851 Seaport Place which is located at the bottom of Beacon ave in Sidney . Bob Walker

  • Remember when...
  • The article printed in NetLetter nr 933 regarding the "Between Ourselves" should have mentioned that we were reprinting information from our NetLetter nr 676 issued Mar 31st, 2002.

    The first commercial flight of the Embraer E170 types in the fleet was fin 371 C-FEIQ in the inaugural flight YYZ to LGA Jun 27th., 2005.

  • Where are they now?
  • In December 2004, B747-433 fin 341 c/n 24998 C- GAGL and fin 343 c/n 25075 C-GAGN were flown to Israel for conversion to B747-400BDSF freighters by the Bedek group of Israel Aircraft Industries as ordered by Guggenheim Aviation Partners. The first conversion - fin 341 - was completed in April 2006 and delivered to Air China Cargo.

  • Terry's Travel Tips
  • Taking a golfing holiday? Travel light and meet up with your golf clubs at your destination. Until September 20, a type-trial is underway allowing customers and employees to send golf bags by FedEx, at exclusive prices, to their destination with door-to-door service. Golf clubs can be picked up at home, your office, or can be delivered to a FedEx Centre. Your golf bag will then be delivered to your hotel or final destination in six Canadian destinations or twelve American cities. For more information, details are available at under "What's New" or call FedEx Customer Service at 877 733-3339 daily, between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. EST.

    From: Diane Carignan of Aeroplan -
    Take a break at Hôtel Place Dupuis in Montreal If you're sights are set on visiting Montreal, why not stay at the centrally-located Place Dupuis property? Thanks to the Aeroplan® partnership with the chain of Gouverneur Hotels, active and retired ACE family employees can take advantage of a special rate of $69* until December 31, 2007. To take advantage of this offer, dial 1.888.910.1111 and mention the special Aeroplan employee rate. You'll be asked to present your ID/travel card or letter confirming employment at time of check-in. For details about the hotel consult lang=en&hotel_id=2

    Bon voyage!
    *Double occupancy. Subject to availability at time of reservation.

    and now for something different!

    Personalized Canal and Waterways Cruising in Trent/Mersey, Britain Elizabeth Rose Bed & Breakfast - Personalized Cruising for a Couple Explore the canals and waterways of Trent/Mersey, Great Britain aboard your own personalized floating Bed & Breakfast. This delightful canal boat will go where you want to go at your pace. It has a well equiped cabin for two persons, a romantic little getaway vacation can be yours.
    Four to Seven Night Programs
    $85 USD - Per person per night based upon double- occupancy.


    Viking Danube for 7 Nights from Nuremberg to Budapest Romantic Danube Cruise the Romantic Danube and visit the Main-danube Canal, Kelhelm, Regensburg, Passau and Melk with multiple days in Nuremberg, Vienna and Budapest - includes meals and shore excursions.
    Sep 03 - $899 - Per person best available standard cabin. (r) = reverse itinerary

    Viking Pakhomov, Kirov or Surkov for 11 Nights from Moscow to St. Petersburg Waterways of the Czars Cruise the Waterways of the Czars and visit the Baltic Waterway and Svir River, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritzy, and Kizhi with multiple days in Moscow and St. Petersburg - includes meals and shore excursions. Sep 20, 23, 27 - $1199 - Per person best available standard cabin. (r) = reverse itinerary
    For information and reservations, please call INTERLINE WORLD VACATIONS AT
    1-866-279-8480 toll free or (604) 279-8482

  • Sponsors
  • The hosting, and mailing of the NetLetter as well as the conversion to HTML format is provided compliments of the ACFamily Network and Nerds On Site. Content is researched and submitted by Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker. Thank you for letting us into your homes!

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    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.

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

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