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i again. Joan and I had a very busy winter speaking
at many Canada Clubs about the advocacy work
of the association, as well as attending and work-
ing at the CSA booth at five provincial picnics.
We were not the only ones speaking at clubs across the
Southern States; every director and spouse of the associa-
tion was very busy getting the word out about the great
work being done by the CSA.
If your club would like a director to speak at one of your
events, just call the office at 1-800-265-3200 and our
friendly staff will be pleased to arrange it for you.
You can read about the work being done on behalf of all
travelling Canadians in the President’s Report and the
Government Relations Report.
On our arrival back in Canada from the warm and sunny
South, we were met with SNOW. What a shock to the sys-
tem! Talk about four-letter words. Anyway, it was nice to
return home and get back into the regular routine.
Once back in Canada, it was back to work. I was guest
speaker at the PROBUS club of Trenton, Ontario. What a
great organization and what wonderful people. Following
my presentation, there were many questions about the
work of the CSA and Medipac Travel Insurance. For Joan
and me, this was a very enjoyable meeting. Should you
belong to a club in Canada…perhaps a company retire-
ment club or any group that would like a speaker…a
director would be pleased to attend at NO CHARGE.
The next thing on the agenda was the spring CSA board
meeting and then it was off to Kingston to attend and
speak at the Ontario Provincial Police Veterans’ Association
annual general meeting. This is always a good event and
gives the retired officers a chance to get together with
former officers, to renew old friendships and to tell some
tall tales. I am sure that we all appreciate the work which
Gerry Brissenden
CSA Past President
these men and women did for us during their careers.
During the summer months, Joan and I will be attend-
ing several political events and making sure that all poli-
ticians know about the Canadian Snowbird Association.
We will also take some time to relax and enjoy the
Canadian sunshine.
We wish you all a happy, healthy and safe summer and
look forward to seeing many of you at the Snowbird
Lifestyle Presentations being held during the fall. Read
about the locations in other areas of this magazine.
TTFN (ta ta for now)
Canada
clubs
Travels of
Gerry and Joan
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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?
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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.
O CANADA!
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