CSANews Issue 39


Issue 39 Summer 2001
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Letter from the Editor Issue 39
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Simpler Border Crossing? Adventures on the High Seas Who We Really Are: The Survey Says... Letter from the Editor Issue 39 - Where has our summer gone? The days seem to just slip by so quickly and effortlessly. I managed to play one game of golf, read one book, went to the c....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 39
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 39 - Travellers Bill of RightsOn May 31, 2001, the Canadian Snowbird Association had a truly groundbreaking day. Key representatives of our association met....   Read more...

Border Relief?
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Border Relief? - Hope comes in the form of an announcement that a joint study group will look at how to open the borders and create more of a North American community.....   Read more...

Adventure on the high seas!
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Adventure on the high seas! - Have you ever had a desire to do something . . . a desire that was so strong you knew that if you ever achieved it, it would touch you for the rest of....   Read more...

Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors - The following candidates have been selected by the CSA Nominating Committee as the individuals recommended to form CSA's next board of directors.Pic 1....   Read more...

CSA Board - Directors at Large
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
CSA Board - Directors at Large - Pic 1:Jacques André GrattonQuebec/FloridaPresident, Alphonse Gratton IncPresident, A.G. ConstructionLong-time (30-year) snowbirdActive member, St. Ma....   Read more...

And the Survey Says...2001
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
And the Survey Says...2001 - Amazing! CSA members are the most dedicated and committed people we have ever seen in any organization. Thousands of you took the time to respond to o....   Read more...

Introducing Places to Retire Inc.
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Introducing Places to Retire Inc. - Places to Retire Inc. has emerged as a retirement destination expert. Led by Karen Schellinck, the president and CEO, the company has grown from stren....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 39
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 39 - It has always been a strong belief of mine, that those who volunteer their time to further or enhance the work of any cause should be recognized. The ....   Read more...

Your Thoughts and Questions Answered
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Your Thoughts and Questions Answered - I recently received a very thoughtful letter from a retired actuary who had worked for many years in the Canadian insurance industry. He made several ....   Read more...

You Are Far Too Nice!
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
You Are Far Too Nice! - When you called this toll-free number 1-877-633-4722, to order the CSA table placemats for that pot-luck dinner, picnic, Canada Day, sports tournament....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 39
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 39 - The lazy hot days of late summer may be here, but your CSA board and staff are very busy working on various projects that will strengthen our associat....   Read more...

Bear Proofing Your Future
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Bear Proofing Your Future - Over the years, we have heard all the cliches about investment strategy, such as asset allocation, diversification, buy & hold, etc.We now know th....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 30
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 30 - HI FOLKS!A history lesson is about to unfold. We can entitle it "You Never Know Who Might Need You Today."His name was Fleming and he was a poor Scott....   Read more...

Do not press 90#!
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Do not press 90#! - Do NOT press 90# on your home phone. A person identifying himself as an AT&T service technician conducting a test on our telephone line called a f....   Read more...

Good News Update: Jack Perry
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Good News Update: Jack Perry - We are thrilled to report that past president Jack Parry is on the road to recovery following his recent bout with prostate cancer. After extensive tr....   Read more...

CSA AGM Notice 2002
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
CSA AGM Notice 2002 - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION INC.(A Corporation without Share Capital under Part II ofTHE CANADA BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT)andCANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOC....   Read more...

Email Machine
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Email Machine - Dear Bird Talk,Last winter while in Panama City Beach, I purchased an e-mail machine. This machine is for sending and receiving e-mails only. I found ....   Read more...

Telephone Bills
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Telephone Bills - Dear Bird Talk:I owe you a big thank you. Two years ago, AT&T was my long-distance server in Florida. They advertised 7cents a minute, and I was c....   Read more...

Beware of OHIP Coverage when Travelling
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Beware of OHIP Coverage when Travelling - Dear Bird Talk:I hope you will consider alerting other snowbirds to a terrible experience we had down south this winter.My friend was not feeling well....   Read more...

Fit to Be Tied ­Ontario's Murderous Past
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Fit to Be Tied ­Ontario's Murderous Past - Contrary to popular opinion, Canadian history need not be boring! Two pithy collections of tales about our past have recently been released, and they ....   Read more...

Fast Gas
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Fast Gas - Two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking meters in a suburban neighbourhood. They parked their ....   Read more...

Delivery Service
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Delivery Service - One day, a cat dies of natural causes and goes to heaven. Greeting him the Lord says, "You've lived a good life. If there is any way I can make your s....   Read more...

Fun and Games Issue 39
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Fun and Games Issue 39 - Can you solve these puzzles? Each conveys a well-known saying, person, place or thing. Some puzzles on this page have been adapted from Challen....   Read more...

Why you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Why you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. - There is no doubt that if you are an Internet user, you have come across a need for Acrobat Reader to view information you have downloaded. The Reader....   Read more...

Of Interest to Snowbirds
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Of Interest to Snowbirds - A quick glance at info and news of interest to snowbirdsARE YOU ON THE INTERNETThirteen million Canadians used the Internet in 2000 (53 per cent), up ....   Read more...

In Memoriam: Derek Morrison
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
In Memoriam: Derek Morrison - Medipac International and the Canadian Snowbird Association lost a close friend and colleague last month. We are sad to share the sombre news with rea....   Read more...