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President's Message
Posted date : Jul 08, 2011.
President's Message - One of the questions I was asked most often this winter was "when can we expect to see the new, 10-year Canadian passport?" As many of you are awa....   Read more...

President's Message
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
President's Message - Welcome back to Canada.Let me begin by saying that Lois and I had the pleasure of meeting many of you this winter at one of our Extravaganzas or Winte....   Read more...

President's Message - Issue 77
Posted date : Dec 16, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 77 - As I sit down to write this column, Lois and I have just arrived in Florida. The Canadian dollar is once again flirting with parity and, if th....   Read more...

President's Message - Issue 76
Posted date : Oct 01, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 76 - Well here I am writing to you in the fall edition of CSANews... can you believe it? It's certainly been one of the hottest summers in quite a whil....   Read more...

President's Message - Issue 75
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 75 - In the last edition of CSANews, I asked you to contact the office and tell us how you felt about the concept of a "retired person's visa,"....   Read more...

President's Message - Issue 74
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
President's Message - Issue 74 - As many of our Ontario members are aware, Ontario was the only place in North America that failed to permit absentee mail-in balloting in provinci....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 73
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
President's Message Issue 73 - In the last issue of CSANews, we appealed to our Saskatchewan members for help in convincing the Saskatchewan government to clarify just how long resi....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 72
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
President's Message Issue 72 - You are now reading the fall edition of CSANews. As difficult as it may be to believe, it won't be long before we embark on our journeys to ou....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 71
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
President's Message Issue 71 - The new U.S. border requirement for passports or specific identity documents went into effect on June 1, 2009 for all Canadians seeking entry into....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 70
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
President’s Message Issue 70 - I would like to welcome everyone back to Canada. As much as we all enjoy escaping the cold, there really is no place like home.It was another busy....   Read more...

President’s Message
Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.
President’s Message - Over the last few weeks, some people have been asking me what impact the current global financial crisis is having on snowbird travel. Many of the....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 68
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
President's Message Issue 68 - I trust that everyone has been enjoying a relaxing summer at home in Canada. With fall right around the corner, it is almost time to start contemp....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 67
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
President's Message Issue 67 - As most of you are aware, the right of Canadians to travel freely without losing their health coverage or residency status is of paramount importa....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 66
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
President's Message Issue 66 - It is both an honour and a privilege to have been elected president of the Canadian Snowbird Association. For more than 15 years, the association has ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 65
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
President's Message Issue 65 - As you know, I am now coming to the end of my second term as president of this great association. It has been four very busy years in which I have had....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 64
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
President's Message Issue 64 - As the fall season approaches, we start to think about the winter cold and begin to prepare for our journey to warmer climes. Before we leave, however....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 63
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
President's Message Issue 63 - Joan and I love to get away during the cold winter months and enjoy the warmer climate in the southern states. It is, however, always great to return ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 62
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
President's Message Issue 62 - I have now begun my final year as president of our association. It started off with plenty of travel and many meetings.One part of those travels that ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 61
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
President's Message Issue 61 - Wow! What a busy fall season it has been. Our travels started off with the CSA board of directors’ meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. It was ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 60
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
President's Message Issue 60 - I hope that everyone has been having a great summer; the weather in Ontario is just perfect. In between the many government meetings which we have bee....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 59
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
President's Message Issue 59 - Once again, it is time to report what your association has been doing on behalf of you as well as all travelling Canadians. In the last issue of CSANe....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 58
Posted date : May 27, 2007.
President's Message Issue 58 - Well, here I am again, putting pen to paper, or should I say putting fingers to the computer. The office staff has reminded me that my report for the ....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 57
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 57 - Well, here we are again, another snowbird travel season. I hope that all members had a safe and enjoyable trip to their winter destination. We had a g....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 56
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
President's Message Issue 56 - I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast. We have been very busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government off....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 55
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
President's Message Issue 55 - Here we are once again, back in our own wonderful country. As I sit here writing this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it is a beaut....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 54
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 54 - Snowbird season has come to its traditional end. As we return to our Canadian homes, let's look back at the accomplishments of the past season. Our sn....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 53
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
President's Message Issue 53 - Well here it is again, time to go south for the sunshine. I hope that all of you who do go south for the winter have a safe trip with no problems at t....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 52
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 52 - Since the last issue of CSANews, your directors and staff have been very busy. Our British Columbia director, Jim Sherb, attended a two-day seminar in....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 51
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
President's Message Issue 51 - By the time you receive this issue of CSANews, the federal election will be history. Prior to the election, the association sent letters to the leader....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 50
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 50 - I am proud to have been appointed President of the Canadian Snowbird Association. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors on behalf of y....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 49
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
President's Message Issue 49 - I always laugh when I'm greeted with the phrase "What's new?" For the past two years every single day has brought something new. When I became pre....   Read more...

CSA Nomination Slate
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
CSA Nomination Slate - On January 14, 2004, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2004-2006 term of office. The ceremony will take....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 48
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
President's Message Issue 48 - This past summer, as we told you in the last newsletter, has been a very active one for the CSA. I strongly believe that the only way in which we can ....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 47
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
President's Message Issue 47 - This spring has been very busy! Now that our politicians have had time to "digest" our Canadian Travellers' Report Card, it's time for the real work t....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 46
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
President's Message Issue 46 - Our journey through the sun belt this winter proved to be a most interesting few weeks on the road with our Extravaganza/Winter Information Meeting to....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 45
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
President's Message Issue 45 - How time flies! It is hard to believe that so much can happen in a few short months. It was in April, while on our way back to Canada, that the story ....   Read more...

Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002 - As we are sure you'll agree, some of the marks come as no surprise, and others are very surprising! We would like to thank all of those involved in ou....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 44
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
President's Message Issue 44 - If all goes according to plan, Canada's politicians will be reading copies of The Canadian Travellers' Report Card at the same time as you are reading....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 43
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
President's Message Issue 43 - In addition to a gavel, I think that the CSA should provide a pair of roller skates to every new director of the association. As a "snowbird," or "win....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
President's Message Issue 42 - Members of the Canadian Snowbird Association, I can think of no better way to start my first president's report than with a heartfelt thank you. I am ....   Read more...

CSA Board - Directors at Large
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
CSA Board - Directors at Large - On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. Th....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 41
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 41 - What a ride it's been!!This is going into my 10th year on the CSA board of directors and, for the past four years, I have had the honour of being pres....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 40 - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a sombre and painful wake-up call for us all. For those of us who are able to remember the chilling war years, Tuesday....   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...

President's Message Issue 38
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
President's Message Issue 38 - It has been a very eventful winter for the Canadian Snowbird Association and I'm very proud of all that we've accomplished.In addition to the Snowbird....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 37
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
President's Message Issue 37 - When an artist completes a painting or a sculpture, he or she has the luxury of taking a step back to appreciate the work that has gone into the makin....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 36
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 36 - I have had the pleasure over the years of speaking with thousands of you at all of our Extravaganzas and Winter Meetings, and I'd like to take this op....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 35
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
President's Message Issue 35 - For many of us across the country, it's been a decidedly wet summer...but it's a summer at home in Canada to which nothing can compare! While the weat....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 34
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
President's Message Issue 34 - As we settle in for our winter in warmer climates, the CSA is gearing up for a very busy winter. For your executive and directors, our winters are far....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
President's Message Issue 33 - Time to Hit the Trails Well, we're packing up again. It feels like the summers fly by faster each year there's so much to do once we get home, that it....   Read more...

President's message
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
President's message - Another summer has come...and is passing very quickly. It's hard to imagine that in just a few weeks, many of us will begin packing for our winter awa....   Read more...

A Great Beginning to 1999
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
A Great Beginning to 1999 - The Canadian Snowbird Association ­ and all of our members ­ is certainly enjoying a historic start to 1999. We have received tremendous news from t....   Read more...