Letter from the Editor Issue 32

Summer 1999 CSANews Issue 32  |  Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.Back to list

As we approach the end of the dog days of summer, I tend to reflect upon the happenings of the last few months.

Canada saw three provincial elections take place, with one in Manitoba coming next month. Two new governments and one returning have made for new faces for the CSA to acquaint with its work. There is great optimism that the CSA can effect positive change in the province of New Brunswick ­ Paul Jenkins' Government Report delivers an overview of his committee's latest initiatives.

This issue, we're profiling the wonders of New Zealand ­ and in three pages, we've only scratched the surface of its greatness. We received many letters from our readers interested in spending a winter there, and we hope that we have provided you with at least a starting point for planning your journeys.

Although it seems premature to even think about January, it will be here before we know it. The CSA's Annual General Meeting will take place on January 22, 2000 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa and, in this issue, we're presenting the nominated slate for the Board of Directors. All of the men and women nominated possess strong leadership qualities and, in my opinion, the nominating committee has done its job well.

On September 14 and 15, Extravaganza North will return to the International Centre in Toronto. For those of you able to attend, you'll enjoy great entertainment, fascinating seminars and many exhibits, all of interest to those celebrating a mature lifestyle. Best of all, if you're a CSA member, your admission is just $2.

CSA News is celebrating a first anniversary ­ our columnist (and Medipac's Director of Community Relations), Bill Leeder joined us a year ago and shares some of his thoughts of the past year. Bill was instrumental in helping the CSA take flight eight years ago, and we're very pleased to have him working alongside us today.

For the golfers among us, CSA Director Alex Scott has an exciting announcement on page 22. The Golf Card will mean free green fees and discounts at courses across North America ­ but I'll let Alex tell you more.

Our Destined for Branson Alliance Partners have some terrific tours lined up for the coming season ­ turn to page 21 for your official Branson Travel Guide. Now, it's easier (and more affordable) than ever to enjoy some of North America's finest entertainment.

Cheers!

J. Ross Quigley
Editor