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number 260 date Apr 11th, 1998 1st Published in October 1995
. Here is a bio sent to us by Bob Anderson -
I was hired in Edmonton on May 1, 1956, and trained at the infamous
Barkley Hotel in Montreal as a reservations agent. I transferred to the
Edmonton Municipal Airport as a passenger agent in the late 50's, then to
the Edmonton International Airport early 60's when the "Muni" closed to
long-haul flights. I was promoted to APSS supervisor in the mid 70's
and transferred to Reservations Supervisor in the early 80's. I took
early retirement December 31, 1984. I was hired back as a "consultant"
in mid 1985 and took on the Quality Assurance position until the
reservations office closed in 1990. Betty and I have been married for 38
years and have four boys, two daughters-in-law and one granddaughter.
Betty and I are happy to remain in Edmonton, Alberta, the sunniest
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. NEWS FROM THE DISTRICTS.
Doug Maclaren in the Toronto District tells us about "Moon Over Buffalo".
One hundred and two Toronto area Pionairs gathered at the Stage West
Dinner Theatre last Wednesday, April 1st. There were many hearty "Hello's"
and "long time no see's" before the doors opened. I think that the Toronto
Executive were taking this opportunity of April Fools' Day to play a little
trick on us, as they were assuring us "Do not pay any attention to the
seating that is printed on the tickets." They were telling us to "sit
wherever you like." Then after the doors opened the attendants came along
and moved us from "our" chosen seats and showed us where the tickets told
us we HAD to sit.
After we all got properly seated, we indulged our appetites in a very
delicious "all you can eat" luncheon, as has always been the case any
time I have ever been to the Stage West Theatre.
After the hearty meal, we all sat back to lots of laughter and door
slamming! Yes door slamming! The main scene was the depiction of a room
in a house in Buffalo, and the room had six (6) doors, all of which
worked perfectly. Whenever anyone passed through a doorway they almost
ALWAYS slammed the door. Otherwise "Moon Over Buffalo" starring Cindy
Williams & Michael Lamport was a rollicking slap stick comedy which we
all enjoyed. There's no reason why this Toronto Pionairs theatre event
shouldn't continue to be at least an annual event.
Philip Helms sends us this, from 'back east' -
On April 1st/98 at our last Pionairs meeting in Halifax we were pleased to
have Richard & Dolores Anna Careless, from Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S., in
attendance. Richard was with AC Avionics in Montreal until his
retirement in 1996 and Anna is an experienced author and public speaker and
has many articles and poems published.
She has just finished her second novel "An Unfortunate Likeness".
published by New World Publications, Dartmouth, N.S. Tel. 902-466-0000.
Anna has invited all to her Book Launch on Thursday May 17th,1998
7.00 P.M. at the Halifax Regional Library, Musquodoboit Harbour Branch and
also at the Halifax Regional Library, Spring Garden Road Branch, Halifax,
N.S. at 7.00 P.M. May 29th 1998.
The Careless' do not have an email address at the moment but they can be
reached by Tel. 902-889-3179.
Errol Mitchell sends this from Halifax -
The monthly meeting at Armdale, as reported by Phil Helms, had about 30/35
in attendance, following meeting many stayed for lunch.
Ron Munson sends this from London, England -
Canadi>n is offering 50% discount on business returns from Heathrow to
Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. The ticket price is GBP1,399 for travel
between 15th June and 11th September.
Qantas is training 350 cabin staff to provide restaurant-style dining
service in first class on all long haul flights.
Lloyds have confirmed they intend to withdraw insurance cover for all
ailines which do not re-programme computer services before 2000 and it is
reported that in America, the FAA says 20 of its computers are not ready to
cope with the changes.
Fixed prices for Canadian tourists to Britain feature in a new recently
issued B.A. Holidays travel Planner. The price guarantee virtually
eliminates any currency risk for Canadians visiting the U.K. Ireland and
Europe.. All the big ticket items, hotels, car rental, transfers and
excursions are priced in Canadian dollars at extremely low rates. B.A.
effectively bear any currency risk so people can plan a vacation for next
December ,say, without fear that they will have to pay a cent more than the
price in Planner.
Land packages start from ca$29 per person for 3 nights and include trips
such as tours of London pubs, the London of The Beatles, and luxury coach
tours of central England, Wales and Scotland.
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. George Brien sends this note -
This site has a great searchable source of aircraft pictures.
A click on Air Canada brings up lots of candid shots.
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. TERRY'S TRAVEL TIPS.
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Margaret Bartlett sends us a couple -
Overheard by a guy giving rides: "Sorry about the rough landing,
but I'm practicing for a job at SAS. Next time I'll try to lose
Student pilot to irate instructor:
"Think about it. I navigated through a boiling fluid swirling
around a rotating sphere that is hurtling around a fusion
reaction source at thousands of miles per hour. This system is
moving in a circular motion around a black hole at who knows
what speed, while the space it takes up is expanding. And I
bounced 6 inches. 6 MEASLY INCHES! You need to get off my
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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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