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Following my presentation, many questions were asked
and answered. As you can see, it was quite a busy season.
I would like to thank the organizers of these events for in-
viting us. We met so many wonderful people and signed
up many new members.
If you would like one of our directors to speak at your
event next year, please call the office at 1-800-265-3200
and they will arrange it for you.
Have a wonderful summer in Canada. Keep healthy and
we hope to see you all back in the sunny south
next year.
Gerry Brissenden
CSA Past President
It was once again great to be in the sunny south. I hope everyone
enjoyed the beautiful weather. This is what SNOWBIRDING is all
about…getting away from the cold of the north and relaxing in
the sun. Remember, we are healthier in the warm weather and
are not a drain on the provincial health-care systems. Why do
they discriminate against us?
I hope everyone ordered placemats for their events. Joan and
I have been very busy putting the orders together and mailing
them out. What a great service the CSA and Medipac provides.
These placemats are provided FREE to anyone who orders them.
If you need them for next season, please order early. Each year,
100,000 placemats are sent out.
During the snowbird season, Joan and I were guests at the fol-
lowing Canadian Clubs – Ocala, Homestead, Dade City, Stirling
Shores Lakeland, Outdoor Resort Clermont, Live Oaks Acadia,
Crystal Lakes Wauchula, Rainbow Village Zephyrhills, and the
dinner-dance at Four Seasons Park Largo.
We also attended the Canadian Shuffle Tournament at Silver
Springs St. Petersburg and the Can/Am Bocce Tournament at
Harbor Lights St. Petersburg.
In addition, we were guests at theToronto Police Retirees and the
Ontario Provincial Police Veterans luncheons.
Together with our First Vice-President Ron Steeves and his wife
Judy, we manned the booth at the following picnics – Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island
and Ontario. These picnics give everyone an opportunity to re-
new acquaintances and make new friends. Plan to attend one of
them next year.
At all of these events, I spoke to the attendees about border-
crossing issues, currency exchange, auto club, auto insurance,
travel insurance and the new proposed Retiree Visa.
Travels of Gerry and Joan
The phone number for placemat orders is
Oh, say can you see
by the dawn's early light
what so proudly we hailed at the
twilight's last gleaming?
whose broad stripes and bright stars
thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were
so gallantly streaming?
and the rocket's red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
gave proof thru the night that our
flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled
banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and
the home of the brave?
O canada!
Our home and native land!
true patriot love
in all thy sons command.
with glowing hearts
we see thee rise,
the true North
strong and free!
from far and wide,
O canada,
we stand on guard for thee.
god keep our land
glorious and free!
O canada,
we stand on guard for thee.
O canada,
we stand on guard for thee.
February 17 to March 2, 2012
January 31 & February 1, 2012
lakeland center
February 7 & 8, 2012
south Padre island
convention center
south Padre island, texas
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or visit
Have a Great Time Today!
See you at an Extravaganza near you!
February 14 & 15, 2012
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