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CSA Board of Directors - President - Ontario Director - ROBERT (BOB) SLACK
Mr. Slack has had a long and distinguished career in education. As a teacher, principal and later supervisor of student teachers, he began his teaching career at the Galt Roman Catholic School Board, continued with the Carleton Roman Catholic School...
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CSA Board of Directors - First Vice-President - Atlantic Canada Director - RONALD (RON) STEEVES
Mr. Steeves recently retired following a distinguished career in municipal government serving as Director of Administrative Services, and Director of Transit & Parking Services with the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The highlight of Mr....
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CSA Board of Directors - Treasurer - Ontario Director - NANCY HOPCRAFT
Ms. Hopcroft has had a long and distinguished career in education. She is a past president of the Timmins Women Teachers’ Association, and a member of the Retired Teachers of Ontario. She is also a past director of the Porcupine Branch of the...
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CSA Board of Directors - Secretary - Ontario Director - KAREN HUESTIS
Ms. Huestis has had a long and distinguished career as the co-owner and operator of Crestwood Golf Club in Manilla, Ontario. A lifetime member of the Canadian Snowbird Association, Ms. Huestis brings a wealth of not-for-profit experience to the...
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CSA Board of Directors - Québec Director - Québec Director - JAMES LEROUX
James hopes to use his position as a CSA Director to grow the francophone membership and to connect with French CSA members and potential members to make them aware of the many benefits of membership in the association. “There are several reasons...
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CSA Board of Directors - Past President - Ontario Director - GERALD (GERRY) BRISSENDEN
Mr. Brissenden provided four-years of exemplary service as President of the Canadian Snowbird Association during his first term of 2004 – 2006 and his re-election to a second term 2006 – 2008. Mr. Brissenden has had a long and distinguished career...
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CSA Publication - Travellers' Checklist
The Canadian Snowbird Association is pleased to provide this travellers' checklist filled with handy tips on health, home and travel; an essential publication prior to departure and while travelling....
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CSA Publication - CSANews Magazine
CSANews is the official publication of the Canadian Snowbird Association, and is mailed to members on a quarterly basis. The publication is also available for download onto members' computers and iPads, through iTunes....
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CSA Publication - CSA Member Handbook
The CSA Member Handbook is a guide to the benefits and services provided by the Canadian Snowbird Association. The Handbook is also an introduction to the CSA and its many initiatives and successes....
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CSA Publication - Québec Election Handbook
On Monday April 7, 2014 the residents of Québec will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! Take the time to learn where your local candidates...
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Contact CSA - Executive Director
Michael MacKenzie Email -  Michael.MacKenzie@Snowbirds.org...
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Snowbird Currency Exchange - Snowbird Currency Exchange
CSA Snowbird Currency Exchange Program : Preferred exchange rates - LOW or NO transfer fees - Automatic transfers - Join thousands of Snowbirds who continue to save hundreds of dollars every year by transferring Canadian to U.S. funds...
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Medipac Travel Insurance - Medipac Travel Insurance
Medipac Travel Insurance - Travel Insurance for a Healthy Canadian Snowbird Lifestyle - Medipac is proud to announce that The Voice of Travelling Canadians - the Canadian Snowbird Association - has chosen Medipac Travel Insurance as their preferred...
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CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan
CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - Insurance may well be the single most expensive purchase you make in a year...every year. That's why it's important to consider the advantages of our Preferred Insurance Program. Simply put, with Group Services...
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US Tax Forms - IRS Forms W8-BEN and 8840 - US Tax Forms
U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE FORMS : W8-BEN and 8840 - IRS Form 8840 - Closer Connection Exemption Statement for Aliens - IRS Form W8-BEN - Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding...
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CSANews Issue 77 - CSANews 77
CSANews Issue 77 from Canadian Snowbird Association (The CSA) - Mexico - Riding the Rails - Emerging Markets CSANews 77...
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Snowbird Extravaganza - Snowbird Extravaganza
Snowbird Extravaganza is a lifestyle event with over 150 exhibitors, and FREE world class entertainment, all dedicated to the celebrating Snowbird lifestyle....
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Winter Information Meetings - Winter Information Meetings
Canadian Snowbird Association Winter Information Meetings...
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Winter Texans Snowbird Extravaganza - Texas Extravaganza (Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza)
Texas Extravaganza (Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza)...
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The CSA - Voice of Travelling Canadians - Home
The CSA -Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
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Upcoming Events - Upcoming Events
WATCH LIVE VIDEO Click on the Snowbird Extravaganza event to watch the live video stream...OR, come by the Lakeland Center if you're in or around Lakeland, Florida...
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About CSA - Canadian Snowbird Association - About Us
The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
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Join CSA - Join CSA
Join CSA - Canadian Snowbirds Association Membership, become a registered or paid user - join hands with CSA, the voice of travelling Canadians...
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CSANews Issue 78 - CSANews 78
CSANews Issue 78 from Canadian Snowbird Association - A Better Way To Give Yummy Avocados - Helping Your Doctor Help You...
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All Issues of CSANews - CSANews
CSANews - Stay up to date on Canadian Snowbird Assosiation's latest happenings and publications. Click here to download your free copy today! - csanews magazine bird talk csa publication csa updates Snowbird info travel insurance birdtalk...
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CSANews Issue 79 - CSANews 79
CSANews Issue 79 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Tour the Emerald Isle - Affordable RVing - The Facts About Incontinence...
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Issue 80 - CSANews 80
A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees - Medipac is setting new records in almost every area of our business. For the past two months, everyone has been working long hours and into the night – including weekends – to make sure that our Early...
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Issue 81 - CSANews 81
CSANews Issue 81 - Of course, the best kind of policy is one that covers you if you are taking a drug. The insurer will want you to be stable for a period of time (90 days in the case of Medipac), and your drug dosage must not have changed during...
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CSA Publications - CSA Publications
CSA Publications - Travellers' Checklist, Travel Insurance Guide, CSA Member Handbook…Publications you need to stay informed and to enjoy the Snowbird Lifestyle. Check the various publications from CSA Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Special Action Fund - Special Action Fund
The Special Action Fund is a vital resource when a threat to the rights and privileges of our members is imminent. Every dollar donated is held in a separate account that is independent of the daily operating budget of the CSA....
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CSANews Issue 76 - CSANews 76
Canadian Snowbird Association - CSANews Issue 76 Seeking Adventure? - Deciphering Dividends - What Are You Taking?...
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CSANews Issue 75 - CSANews 75
CSANews Issue 75 - Visit Holland - Rising Interest Rates - Winter Down Under - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 74 - CSANews 74
CSANews Issue 74 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Most of the world around us seems to have gone mad or bankrupt or both, and I believe that we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. But we in Canada have been fairly well insulated from all of...
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CSANews Issue 73 - CSANews 73
CSANews Issue 73 from Canadian Snowbird Association - 10 Symptoms you should not ignore - HST - Lakeland -- Things are hopping in our Snowbird community. We have a new CSA director in Marianna Pupulin, Medipac Assist has hired a new doctor (that...
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Search Snowbirds.org - Search
Search Snowbirds.org the official website of CSA - The Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Terms of Use - Terms of Use
Terms of Use of the Website WWW.SnowbirdS.ORG : This Web site is free of charge from Medipac International and may contain links to other Medipac sites that contain additional Terms of Use....
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Sitemap - Sitemap
Sitemap of SnowbirdS.ORG - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Issue 82 - CSANews 82
CSANews Issue 82 :- Two mothers, two dogs, Pat & me, lots of baggage, a new winter home and four months in Florida. We made it! We can now, officially, be called “Snowbirds.”...
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Issue 83 - CSANews 83
CSANews Issue 83 - Our congratulations to the Canadian Snowbird Association, again! - Magnificent MALTA - Don’t Break your Heart - The Musical Ride A Canadian Tradition...
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Personal Accident Insurance Plan - Personal Accident Insurance
Personal Accident Insurance Plan - Our specially designed plan provides full 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year protection against accidents anywhere in the world....
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CSA Auto Club - CSA Auto Club
CSA Auto Club - The CSA Auto Club is one of the most affordable and comprehensive roadside assistance programs for all your emergency roadside needs....
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The CSA Graphic License Plate Program - Ontario - CSA Ontario License Plate
The CSA Graphic License Plate Program - Ontario : The Canadian Snowbird Association is proud to present the CSA Graphic License Plate Program for Ontario residents and CSA members....
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Personal Health Record - Personal Health Record
Personal Health Card : A Personal Health Record is an important document for any traveller. In the event of a medical emergency while travelling, a Personal Health Record can help unfamiliar medical professionals to quickly review your medical...
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Issue 84 - CSANews 84
CSANews Issue 84 from Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) - Financial Strategies - Understanding the Basics of Joint Ownership - The evolution of long-Term care - enchanting - San Antonio -exploring The chilean Desert...
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Canada Club - Canada Club
Canada Club! listings have been brought to you by the Canadian Snowbird Association in order to promote and enhance the Snowbird lifestyle by acting as the facilitator of communications between Canadian Snowbirds while temporarily resident in...
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Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited!...
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Snowbird Currency Exchange Rates - Snowbird Currency Exchange Rates
Snowbird Currency Exchange Rates - Compare CSA's (Canadian Snowbird Association) exchange rates with other financial institutions!...
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Privacy Policy - Privacy Policy
Snowbirds.org Privacy Policy : The Canadian Snowbird Association values the relationship it has with its members and is therefore committed to respecting your privacy....
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Canadian Celebration Snowbird Extravaganza - Arizona Extravaganza (Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza Celebration)
Arizona Extravaganza - Canadian Celebration Snowbird Extravaganza - Arizona has become a popular place for Snowbirds seeking a dry desert climate....
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Subscribe to RSS Feed - Subscribe to RSS Feeds
Subscribe to RSS Feed from Snowbirds.org Official Website of Canadian Snowbird Association - Content from the Snowbirds.org website can now be fed directly into your RSS feed reader....
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NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SnowbirdS, TRAVELLERS - New Medication Process Assists Snowbirds Travellers
CSA Updates > News Releases > Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront out-of-pocket costs and the...
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Issue 85 - CSANews 85
CSANews Issue 85...
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Medipac Guaranteed Life Insurance Plan - Medipac Guaranteed Life Insurance
The Medipac Guaranteed Acceptance Life Insurance Plan is endorsed by the Canadian Snowbird Association, and is available to Canadian residents between the ages of 50 and 80, regardless of health....
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Issue 88 - CSANews Issue 88
Canadian Snowbird Association, CSANews 88, Discover Myanmar, Taking Medication on the Road, Choose the Right G.I.C., A Journey for Your Palate...
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Tax Change - Tax Change
CSA, CRA, FEDERAL REVENUE MINISTER, Gail Shea...
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International Driving Permit - International Driving Permit
International Driving Permit resolved by the Canadian Snowbird Assoication. International Drivers License no longer required....
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BC Coverage Extension - Medicare Protection Act - BC Coverage Extension
Amendments introduced today to the Medicare Protection Act will create authority to set regulations that would allow British Columbians who take longer-term vacations out of the province, such as “Snowbirds”, to stay on holidays for an extra period...
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Bird Talk - Questions and Answers - Bird Talk
Bird Talk - Questions and Answers...
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Canadian Snowbird Association - Report Card Updates
Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSA Applauds Elections BC - Elections BC
Elections BC has fulfilled its commitment to the CSA by improving access to voting rights and availability of government information.. With these recent changes to both the vote-by-mail process and the information on the Elections BC website,...
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CSA Articles - CSA Articles
Read various CSA articles...
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Canadian Snowbird Association - UPDATE BC Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Florida IDP Repealed - Florida IDP Repealed
Canadian Snowbird Association successful in having Florida' IDP legislation repealed....
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Canadian Retiree Visa Update - Canadian Retiree Visa Update
Canadian Retiree Visa - JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act...
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Proposed Border Fee for Canadian Snowbirds - Proposed Border Fee
The United States government wants Canadians to pay to enter the United States to help ease their desperate financial situation....
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CSANews Issue 86 - CSANews Issue 86
Issue 86 of CSANews : In this issue >> Polar Safari - Sweet Home Alabama - Eat Well- Live Longer - Mortgage Strategies - Just another victory for the CSA, as you will read in these pages! Governments DO listen to us, but it does take time and...
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CSA Alberta Coverage Extension - Alberta Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association Petition: Alberta Government extend health coverage from six to seven months....
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CSANews Issue 87 - CSANews Issue 87
Issue 87 of CSANews Magazine from CSA...
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Canadian Retiree Visa Progress - Canadian Retiree Visa Progress
The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) applauds the passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act in the U.S. Senate....
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Canadian Snowbird Association - UPDATE: MB Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association: Manitoba Health increased the length of time Manitoba residents may temporarily reside outside of Canada to a maximum of 7 months in a 12-month period....
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Address Change Request - Do we have your email and current address?
Address Change Request...
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CSA Alberta Health Coverage - Seven Months for Alberta Snowbirds
CSA helps extend health coverage for Alberta Snowbirds....
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Issue 89 - Issue 89
Canadian Snowbird Association, Florida, CSANews Issue 89...
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Birdtalk - Cigarettes at Extravaganza '99
Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of CSA for the past seven years and also use some of the services. We are generally in agreement and appreciate the activities and direction of this organization....
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Birdtalk - Great Association and Events
Dear Bird Talk, Please find enclosed our cheque for $15.00 for our membership for 1999-2000 term....
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Birdtalk - Mail Forward
Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for the latest CSA Special Report, which arrived recently....
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Birdtalk - Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza
Dear Bird Talk: We are all aware that the letter "C" (as in C.S.A) stands for "CANADIAN", and as such I would like to comment on the remarks appearing in the summer issue of C.S.A....
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Birdtalk - Elections Canada
Dear Bird Talk, As a Snowbird going to Florida for five months each year we felt discriminated against in the federal election....
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Birdtalk - Advanced tickets
Dear Bird Talk, I just had to write to express my deep disappointment with the C.S.A....
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Birdtalk - AGM
Committee chair, I have been a Snowbird member since its inception and believe it to be a great organization for the Snowbird population....
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Birdtalk - Western Shows
Dear Bird Talk, We were wondering why there are no Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations out in the west?...
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Birdtalk - Martin Downs Golf & Country
Dear Bird Talk, Enclosed please find a photo taken on our "Canada Day" in February at our golf club Martin Downs Golf & Country Club in Palm City FL....
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Birdtalk - Continued Membership
Dear Ellen White, Thank you for this letter and the Travel Insurance Guide which arrived in today's mail....
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Birdtalk - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Dear Mrs. White, My wife and I attended the Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation in Kitchener September 23rd....
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Birdtalk - Driver's License for Trailers
Dear Bird Talk, Further to my conversation with Ellen White at the Texas Snowbird Show....
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Birdtalk - Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US
Dear Bird Talk, I'm finding out much to my chagrin, that it is illegal for Value Line, an arm of the RBC and with whom I have my portfolio, to allow me to trade whilst I am in Florida, which is for six months....
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Birdtalk - Early Bird Plan Timing
Dear Bird Talk, We are one of the couples who purchase extra insurance for our winter trip south....
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Birdtalk - Tax Breaks
Dear Bird Talk, I read your article about Ontario leading the way for TAX BREAKS FOR SENIORS....
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Birdtalk - US Social Security Number
Dear Bird Talk, Our friends got a U.S. Social Security number. When I asked them what the advantages of having a U.S. number were, they simply said they thought it was a good idea....
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Birdtalk - CSANews Content
Dear Mr. Brissenden, I have been a member for several years because I believe in the goals and have benefited, in many ways, from my CSA membership....
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Birdtalk - US Medicare
Dear Bird Talk, There has been a drastic increase in Medicare premiums for alien permanent residents (formerly Green Card holders) in the United States. This affects persons over the age of 65 such as myself and my wife....
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Birdtalk - Canada News
Hi there, Just a note to say thank you for all the years I have been a member of CSA, and also for receiving care and kindness whenever I needed some medical attention – even regular follow-up calls to check on my well being....
bird-talk/faq/92/Canada-News  

Birdtalk - Lifestyle Presentation - Halifax
Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for bringing the Lifestyle Presentation to Halifax. We enjoyed it so much. You have a lot of talent. So nice to see Gordie Tapp again and everyone did a super job...
bird-talk/faq/95/Lifestyle-Presentation-Halifax  

Birdtalk - Prostate Cancer Awareness
Dear Bird Talk, Today I am writing as a self-appointed poster boy for prostate cancer awareness, to male Snowbirds across Canada....
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Birdtalk - Warning! Unjust Bank Charges
Dear Sirs: I recently had a disturbing banking experience with Bank of America in Fort Myers, Florida....
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Birdtalk - Pro-Rate Clause
Dear Bird Talk: Re: the "Pro-Rate Clause" I am compelled to write regarding the "angry letter" received by an "unhappy client"....
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Birdtalk - Florida Property Taxes
Dear Bird Talk: I’m a Canadian Snowbird that owns a condo in the Broward County (Pompano Beach) in Florida. My property taxes, and those of other Snowbirds, Canadian or Americans, will go up from 19% to 53% while that of the Homesteaders will not...
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Birdtalk - Money Transfer Issue in the US
Dear Bird Talk, Please check the following information and alert our fellow Snowbirds of the following problems. I have been trying to transfer money from my Canadian bank U.S. Dollar account into my account in the Chase Bank in Arizona....
bird-talk/faq/113/Money-Transfer-Issue-in-the-US  

Birdtalk - GHIP Reimbursement
Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience....
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Birdtalk - Entrance Fee at Extravaganza
Dear Bird Talk, We think there should be a charge for non-members at the Extravaganzas....
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Birdtalk - Snowbird Destinations other than Florida
Dear Bird Talk, We have been Florida Snowbirds for the past 10 years but are becoming weary and more and more wary of the general attitude of the Florida government and big business towards Snowbirds at all levels....
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Birdtalk - Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage
Dear Bird Talk, It is my understanding from information in a letter to “Bird Talk” included in the latest issue of CSANews, that retired federal public servants have had their medical coverage increased from $100,000 to $500,000 for...
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Birdtalk - Property Taxes
Dear Bird Talk, I have just read Peter Benedek's column and, being a property-owning Snowbird who keeps up to date with such issues, I am well aware of this matter. It is sad indeed....
bird-talk/faq/128/Property-Taxes  

Birdtalk - Thanks Medipac!
Dear Bird Talk, I just wanted to enclose with the application our heartfelt thanks for Medipac’s wonderful response to our emergency medical requirements last winter....
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Birdtalk - Medications Crossing the Border
Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced similar problems, take steps to enlist another voice on our side. Possibly Hon. Tony Clement,...
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Birdtalk - Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word
The printing of the letter from the Office of Citizens Services and your own introductory paragraph stating that governor Crist had actually done something for part-time residents, and will do more, is to enter the world of “make believe.”...
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Birdtalk - Florida Tax Crisis
For the most part, the proposed legislative changes refer to Florida residents. With a two-tiered property tax system, no mention of non-residents usually means little, if any change...
bird-talk/faq/136/Florida-Tax-Crisis  

Birdtalk - Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All Snowbirds hope that the rates of...
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Birdtalk - Florida Tax Crisis
Dear Bird Talk, Just read the Bird Talk letter from David Dillon in CSANews Issue 65. He is quite correct in what he says in his letter about spending by municipal government being hogwash. The whole thing in a nutshell is that now there are too...
bird-talk/faq/141/Florida-Tax-Crisis  

Birdtalk - Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance
Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest the letters of my Snowbird colleagues and would like to offer my experience and opinion....
bird-talk/faq/155/Florida-Drivers-Licence-and-Insurance  

Birdtalk - Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort
Dear Bird Talk, I could not let this year’s Canada Day celebrations, spent here at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort, pass without letting you all know just how much all us Canadian residents in this park appreciated yet another visit from...
bird-talk/faq/172/Canada-Day-Celebrations-at-Horseshoe-Cove-R.V.-Resort  

Birdtalk - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Dear Bird Talk, Just a brief comment on the chosen sites for your Lifestyle Presentations. May I suggest that in the future, you might consider the Niagara area?...
bird-talk/faq/174/Snowbird-Lifestyle-Presentations  

Birdtalk - Credit Cards in the US - and the real solution is...ATMs?!
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to warn CSA members about using ATMs in the USA, based on my personal experience....
bird-talk/faq/179/Credit-Cards-in-the-US-and-the-real-solution-is...ATMs  

Birdtalk - Winter Information Meetings - Prize Winner
Dear Mr. Quigley (Medipac Travel Insurance), Thank you very much for the US$500 cheque for the door prize at the Winter Information Meeting in Yuma, AZ. I have attended quite a few of these meetings and we always enjoy them....
bird-talk/faq/181/Winter-Information-Meetings-Prize-Winner  

Birdtalk - Alberta Health & Snowbirds
Dear Bird Talk, Prior to my move to Saskatchewan, I was a resident of Alberta. In September 2008, I called to let Alberta Health know that I was leaving the country for six months (182 days) as per my instruction....
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Birdtalk - Travel Destinations
Dear Bird Talk, Hello, I’m a widower and the kids are all gone and I’m tired of winter. I’m tempted to just load the dog in the truck and go ......
bird-talk/faq/184/Travel-Destinations  

Birdtalk - Banking Fees
Dear Bird Talk, I have run into banking fees regarding U.S.$ deposits from Canadian banks....
bird-talk/faq/187/Banking-Fees  

Birdtalk - More than the 183 days in the US
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to know how it affects us Canadians if we stay down in the USA for more than the 183 days....
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Birdtalk - Three months of medication in BC
Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the Canadian Snowbird Association and do enjoy your quarterly magazine. For 20 years, we have been travelling to Florida from Alberta for four or five months each winter and have had no problem filling...
bird-talk/faq/195/Three-months-of-medication-in-BC  

Birdtalk - Harmonized Sales Tax
I have not seen anything from the Snowbird organization commenting on the effect of this tax on seniors?...
bird-talk/faq/196/Harmonized-Sales-Tax  

Birdtalk - Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards
Thanks for the e-mail with the information as to location and dates for your winter show/gathering in Greater Phoenix. I have attended in past years, and intend to do so again this year. You may want to consider adding the state of Arizona...
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Birdtalk - Snowbird Extravaganza for "Mature Lifestyles"
Re: Snowbird Extravaganza You are billing it as being for "mature lifestyles." What does that mean? Senior citizens? Or do you mean mature audiences – as in filthy language? I'm bringing my 84-year-old mom. We are both Christians and would be...
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Birdtalk - Innacurate Information About Florida License Renewal
The Snowbird Alert information on page 6 of issue 73 is not accurate. The "renewal" of a Florida driver’s license is straightforward. Canadians who already have a license are grandfathered and with the exception that it is now $48/year; can renew...
bird-talk/faq/208/Innacurate-Information-About-Florida-License-Renewal  

Birdtalk - Bowser and Blue
This was our first year to attend the Canadian Snowbird Meeting in Yuma, Arizona....
bird-talk/faq/209/Bowser-and-Blue  

Birdtalk - Consensus on the Retiree Visa
I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB...
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Birdtalk - First Ontario CSA Picnic
Dear Bird Talk, It was a bright sunny day on Monday, March 15, 2010 when the first Ontario CSA picnic was held at Fort DeSoto Park, Site 5 in Tierra Verde, Florida......
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Birdtalk - Changes to Length of Stay
Dear Bird Talk: Re: Changes to length of stay We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens....
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Birdtalk - Subtracting Time From My "Six Months"
Dear Bird Talk: In issue # 75 under Snowbird Alert, you wrote that spending a week or two at home for the holidays would not be subtracted from the total days allowed....
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Birdtalk - Are You Insured While In Florida For Six Months?
Dear Bird Talk: ARE YOU INSURED WHILE IN FLORIDA FOR SIX MONTHS? You can imagine my surprise when I walked into the local Co-Operators office to pick up my pink slip for proof of insurance, as I was leaving for Florida before my actual renewal...
bird-talk/faq/230/Are-You-Insured-While-In-Florida-For-Six-Months  

Birdtalk - Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto
Dear Bird Talk: For a number of years, we have attended and enjoyed the Prince Edward Island picnic held annually at Fort DeSoto Park in Florida. We understand that the Canadian Snowbird Association, and we believe Medipac Travel Insurance, sponsor...
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Birdtalk - Changes to Length of Stay
Dear Bird Talk, We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens. Is there any truth to this?...
bird-talk/faq/233/Changes-to-Length-of-Stay  

Birdtalk - Substantial Presence Test
Dear Bird Talk, Re: Substantial presence test Does anyone know whether day trips to the USA to buy gas, shop or play a round of golf are used in calculating the substantial presence test? Eric Zukowsky Delta, BC...
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Birdtalk - Retired Persons Visa
Dear Bird Talk, My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting and informative issues I have read during my years as a CSA member....
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Birdtalk - Stay at Nevada / Las Vegas - few questions
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Bird Talk from Nevada. But we have some basic questions to help us get started. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Info about Length of stay, Money transfer, Nevada/Las Vegas state or municipal...
bird-talk/faq/250/Stay-at-Nevada-/-Las-Vegas-few-questions  

Birdtalk - Canada America Border - Crossing Issues
I read in our magazine about people having border-crossing issues. We never have had any, either way. I wonder what triggers people’s problems. Like many Canadians, before being a Snowbird and joining the CSA, I never thought much about such...
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Birdtalk - Reading issues of CSANews and get quite a bit of valuable information
I am neither right wing or left wing and prefer to be the bird in-between, as in Snowbird, and don’t mind entertaining all points of view with an open mind....
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Birdtalk - Visit-USA Act - Canadian health coverage
Visit-USA Act - I was wondering what the effect will be on Canadian health coverage for Canadians who would be out of Canada for more than 183 days....
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Birdtalk - Crossing the border with dogs
I had to chuckle at the cartoon on p.53. we cross the border at least twice a year with our dogs, but the border patrol/customs people have never made any reference such as the one in the cartoon....
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Birdtalk - Answers for New Snowbirds
Should I get a U.S. Visa and bank account? How do I find locations popular for Canadian Snowbirds?...
bird-talk/faq/277/Answers-for-New-Snowbirds  

Birdtalk - 8840 Form Calculations
When calculating days spent in the U.S. on the form 8840, if a person returns to Canada for two weeks at Christmastime and then returns to the U.S., or if a person is going on a cruise for two weeks on the Panama Canal while they are staying in the...
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Birdtalk - USD Credit Card
I have read with interest your previous exchanges on the difficulty of obtaining a U.S. $ bank credit card. Last summer, the solution seemed to be to get a U.S. tax ID number. That option won't work anymore, as the IRS will not issue one unless you...
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Birdtalk - Border Crossing
The official U.S. government website help.cbp.gov/app/answers notes that Canadian vacationers are only required under American law to present a valid passport. Admittedly, they add the caveat that individual officers may ask for further proof....
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Birdtalk - Medipac Travel Insurance - Happy Customers
We had just begun our return to Canada from a five-month stay in south Texas and chose to stop for our first night at Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana. About midnight, my husband Steve awoke with chest pain......
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Birdtalk - Praise for the Elections Handbook
Dear Bird Talk, I recently received your Nova Scotia Elections Handbook. It was one of the most informative and effective pieces of assistive literature that I have ever received. In addition to the succinct précis of the mechanics of the Nova...
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Birdtalk - Making speeches or leading a workshop: is this considered working in the U.S.?
Dear Bird Talk, In your always informative Editor’s notes in the Summer 2013 issue, you mentioned that Snowbird visitors are not allowed to work in the U.S. Is this different than for any other Canadian?...
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Birdtalk - 25% surcharge for RV insurance: nationwide or just the wrong company?
Dear Bird Talk, We just renewed our RV insurance and were told we would have to pay a surcharge of 25% because we would be in the U.S. for more than 120 days and more than 200 miles from our border....
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Birdtalk - It’s fine to own a home and car with U.S. insurance and plates in Florida
Dear Bird Talk, Will owning a home in Florida along with a car with U.S. insurance and plates affect the status of being a Canadian Snowbird (thinking of purchasing and leaving auto in Florida)? Thanking you in advance for your comments....
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CSA Articles - Ontario Delivers for CSA!
Ontario Delivers for CSA! Ontarians now have the freedom to travel for seven months. Residents free to travel up to seven months outside province 100 day prescription drug limit DOUBLED New voting rights - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 46
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 tour. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 1999 Annual General Meeting
1999 Annual General Meeting 1999 CSA AGM review. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Customs Preclearance
Customs Preclearance Airport powers for U.S. agents too broad, lawyers say. Carstairs says bill introduced in Senate is needed to clarify authority in Canada's preclearance zones. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 31
Letter from the Editor Issue 31 Spring is in full bloom! People are sailing in Vancouver and Victoria, Toronto's boardwalk and University Avenue are a continuous parade of young people in their spring attire, and the fields in Annapolis Valley, N.S....
csa-articles/post/23/Letter-from-the-Editor-Issue-31  

CSA Articles - A Great Beginning to 1999
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 the government of Ontario, and I anticipate many more positive changes for our...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza 1999!
Snowbird Extravaganza 1999! Congratulations to all the folks who made this event even better than last year's. We had a trailer-load of service and product displays, a bucketful of continuous entertainment and seminars galore. I was again privileged...
csa-articles/post/28/Snowbird-Extravaganza-1999!  

CSA Articles - On the road again!
On the road again! I was invited to many Snowbird events this winter and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. As I mentioned earlier, it's amazing how much enthusiasm and planning is put into producing social activities for the enjoyment of...
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CSA Articles - President's message
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 away. I would like to take a moment to thank the tens of thousands of you who have...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report As chairman of the Government Relations Committee, I find it heartening to hear about the number of calls that we have received regarding the CSA Special Report. As we knew it would, this report has become an invaluable...
csa-articles/post/48/Government-Relations-Report  

CSA Articles - Dundee and the CSA
Dundee and the CSA For those of you interested in financial planning issues (and these days, who isn't?), you'll be pleased to know that the CSA has renewed its alliance with Fortune Financial, soon to be under the umbrella of Dundee Wealth...
csa-articles/post/49/Dundee-and-the-CSA  

CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 32
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 32 Last fall, I was asked by the Ontario Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations to serve on the Board of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO). The Board is made up of a combination of industry and...
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CSA Articles - I'M IMPRESSED
I'M IMPRESSED It has been one year since I joined the team at Medipac, and I'm pleased to say that I'm impressed with their tenacity towards serving the Canadian Snowbird Association and its membership. And I know that some of you out there are now...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Precautions
Snowbird Precautions Here are some wise words of caution from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Currency Exchange Program
Snowbird Currency Exchange Program The CSA Currency Exchange program is one of our most popular benefits, and therefore requires a great deal of manpower to administer. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association
Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association The following are brief resumes of the members put forward by the Nominating Committee for the positions of Officers and Directors at Large of the Board of Directors of the CSA. Due to...
csa-articles/post/67/Board-of-Directors-Nominees-to-the-Canadian-Snowbird-Association  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 61
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Report Issue 61
Government Report Issue 61 Well, we have arrived once again at the beginning of another Snowbird travel season. We had a very busy autumn on the government relations front and the winter is shaping up to be just as busy (and productive). - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - AGM Notice Issue 61
AGM Notice Issue 61 Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 61
Insurance Update Issue 61 At the recent Canadian Snowbird Association board meeting, Roland Bélanger, the CSA’s Quebec Director, passed me a piece of history. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Message to All Volunteers
A Message to All Volunteers A Message to All Volunteers You are the glue that helps us stay together and without your help, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to hold our Extravaganzas, Lifestyle shows and Winter Information meetings. -...
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CSA Articles - Ken and Elsie Forbes
Ken and Elsie Forbes Ken Forbes and his wife, Elsie, are what you could call typical Canadians. They raised a family of three – two girls and a boy – and each has married. The Forbes have three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 60
Letter from the Editor Issue 60 The Age of the Snowbird” is upon us. It is our time. After almost 15 years of lobbying and letter writing and meetings with politicians, including one mass demonstration, one TV special and one heck-of-a-lot-of-work,...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 60
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 been attending, I found a little time to play golf. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - AGM Notice Issue 60
AGM Notice Issue 60 Notice of Annual General Meeting fo the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton
Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton NDP leader Jack Layton speaks to CSANews about the disparity between provinces and territories in regards to health benefits for Snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Proposed change to US -VISIT
Proposed change to US -VISIT Proposed change to US -VISIT procedure does not apply to Snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Florida Property Taxes
Florida Property Taxes Dear Bird Talk: I’m a Canadian Snowbird that owns a condo in the Broward County (Pompano Beach) in Florida. My property taxes, and those of other Snowbirds, Canadian or Americans, will go up from 19% to 53% while that of the...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survey 2006
Snowbird Survey 2006 The results are in! And we must say – Canadians, or rather Canadian Snowbirds, are a true symbol of democracy and a shining example of how Canadians of all stripes and ages should exercise their right to vote in Canada’s...
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CSA Articles - Pension Benefits
Pension Benefits Hi Folks! If you have been a regular reader of this column, you will recall my comments about the pension plan that I and 2,300 other former employees belonged to. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 59
Letter from the Editor Issue 59 Is it just my imagination, or has it really become a little easier to cross the U. S. - Canada border? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 59
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Pro-Rate Clause
Pro-Rate Clause Dear Bird Talk: Re: the "Pro-Rate Clause" I am compelled to write regarding the "angry letter" received by an "unhappy client". - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico
Travelling Through the American Southwest & Mexico We like to go straight to the source and ask our Snowbirds about their unique lifestyle. for this issue, we've spoken to Sally Banks and Gerry Luttmer, who travel by RV throughout the southwestern...
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CSA Articles - The Wired Snowbird III: Laptop Shopping Tips
The Wired Snowbird III: Laptop Shopping Tips Doug Elliott is a freelance writer who has been working in Canadian high-technology businesses for over 30 years. He recently field-tested the wired Snowbird approach during a three-month winter break in...
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CSA Articles - Dr. Bob's Top 10 List for Healthy Living
Dr. Bob's Top 10 List for Healthy Living The following article summarizes the presentation given at the Snowbird Extravaganzas and CSA Winter Information Meetings held throughout the southern states this winter. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - The Homestead Act
The Homestead Act Good public policy should recognize and reinforce the Canadian value of home ownership. A home is the biggest single investment most Canadians make, offering Canadian families long-term security and stability. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - To File or not to File
To File or not to File If you have been spending an extensive amount of time in the United States over the last few years, it is imperative that you take the Substantial Presence Test and determine if you should file an 8840 with the I.R.S. -...
csa-articles/post/162/To-File-or-not-to-File  

CSA Articles - Prostate Cancer Awareness
Prostate Cancer Awareness Dear Bird Talk, Today I am writing as a self-appointed poster boy for prostate cancer awareness, to male Snowbirds across Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Pro-Rate - Another $Million Reasons to Buy Medipac
Pro-Rate - Another $Million Reasons to Buy Medipac We recently received one angry letter. The words were unfit to print but the message was clear, we had a very unhappy client. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 57
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 great summer in Ontario for those of us who like it hot. It was great...
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CSA Articles - 2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2008 CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS On January 18, 2006, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2006 - 2008 term of office. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 57
Letter from the Editor Issue 57 A light dusting of snow is covering the world on this beautiful sunny Canadian day. A striking cardinal sits high in a tree watching over his mate as she pecks away at some unknown food treasure she has found below....
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CSA Articles - I Love Prince Edward Island
I Love Prince Edward Island Christmas is imminent; a federal election is looming; CSA's Special Government Report is going to press; and P.E.I. has quietly made a dramatic change in their government regulations, for the benefit of all Snowbirds and...
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CSA Articles - Helena and Vic Mageau
Helena and Vic Mageau In this issue we are talking with a couple from Timmins, Ontario. Meet Helena and Vic Mageau. "Make sure you bring all your medications with you for the length of your stay." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You CAN Vote – Even if You're Away.
You CAN Vote – Even if You're Away. The federal election is fast approaching. For those of you already down south, don't think that you can't vote because you're not in Canada. This is not true! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 56
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 officials. We presented the concerns of you – our members – and can only...
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CSA Articles - NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 2006 CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (A corporation without share capital under part II of The Canada Business Corporations Act) CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (A Florida not-for-profit corporation) NOTICE OF ANNUAL...
csa-articles/post/216/NOTICE-OF-ANNUAL-MEETING-2006  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 56
Government Relations Report Issue 56 As you have already read in the president's message, association representatives have been busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 56
Letter from the Editor Issue 56 The first words of this issue should be from all of us. "Congratulations to the nominees for the Canadian Snowbird Association, 2006 – 2008, Board of Directors." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Evolution of the Snowbird Market
The Evolution of the Snowbird Market And I thought that the travel health insurance market had finally matured! Wrong! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Art & Judy Devlin - Drive to Brownsville
Art & Judy Devlin - Drive to Brownsville Art & Judy Devlin Penticton, British Columbia to Brownsville, Texas "The good times don't just happen! You have to work at planning, execution and a love for people, to fully enjoy your golden years." Art...
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CSA Articles - Happy Canada Day!
Happy Canada Day! Dear Canadian Snowbird Association Members, I hope you were able to celebrate our great country on Canada Day, maybe with a barbecue, or with family and friends! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Gord and Nancy Hopcraft: Drive to Panama City Beach
Gord and Nancy Hopcraft: Drive to Panama City Beach Gord and Nancy Hopcraft live in Timmins, Ontario and make Panama City Beach, Florida their winter home. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 55
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 beautiful day in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2006 The annual meeting of the CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at the Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland,...
csa-articles/post/250/Notice-of-CSA-Annual-Meeting-2006  

CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 55
Government Relations Report Issue 55 Advocacy—the act of arguing in favour of a cause, idea, or policy—is the raison d'être of the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - My how time changes things!
My how time changes things! My how time changes things!Over the years, I've watched an evolution in our Snowbird community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - U.S. Banking Information Scam
U.S. Banking Information Scam This latest scam involves the misuse of the W8-BEN form (Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Are You Aware of ALL Your Medical Conditions?
Are You Aware of ALL Your Medical Conditions? CANADIAN SnowbirdS BE AWARE AWARE is the key word in my story and will come up again several times. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Proud Member of the CSA
A Proud Member of the CSA I am a proud member of the Canadian Snowbird Association. Why? I want the freedom to travel where I want and when I wish to go. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Wired Snowbird II: Hotel Connections
The Wired Snowbird II: Hotel Connections The long day's trek is behind you and at last you haul your suitcase into your hotel room, lie back, put your feet up and let the travel tension drain away. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Wired Snowbird: Travels with my Laptop
The Wired Snowbird: Travels with my Laptop Great advice for staying "connected" while travelling. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 54
President’s Message Issue 54 Gerry recaps the 2005 Snowbird lifestyle events throughout the southern U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 54
Government Relations Report Issue 54 In the 2005 series of winter events, CSA President Gerry Brissenden made a concerted effort to bring as many political representatives to our gatherings as possible. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The CSA has broken new ground...again!
The CSA has broken new ground...again! This year, for the first time ever, The Canadian Snowbird Association held a Winter Information Meeting entirely in French. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Tribute to Lorne Power
A Tribute to Lorne Power We are saddened to announce the passing of Lorne Power, former Second Vice-President of the Canadian Snowbird Association between 1993 and 1996. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger
From the Desk of Don Slinger Hi Folks! Beth and I attended another very successful Snowbird Extravaganza and CSA Annual Meeting in Lakeland back in January. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 53
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 the border. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Renewal Winners
CSA Renewal Winners CSA announcement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2005
Notice of CSA Annual Meeting 2005 The annual meeting of the CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at the Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland,...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 53
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 53 Hi Folks! In the fall of 2003, I reported that some 2,000 pensioners in the same plan as mine had been receiving only 50 per cent of the pension entitlement that they earned, and to which they contributed during...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 53
Insurance Update Issue 53 The 2004-2005 Snowbird travel season is starting out with the roar of a lion. Medipac has attracted almost 1,000 new clients this year who have primarily migrated from other insurance plans. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley Hurricane Charley hits Snowbirds hard in Charlotte County. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 52
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 Kelowna at which he was able to spread the word about the CSA and...
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CSA Articles - US Social Security Number
US Social Security Number Dear Bird Talk, Our friends got a U.S. Social Security number. When I asked them what the advantages of having a U.S. number were, they simply said they thought it was a good idea. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Tarará: What's in a Name?
Tarará: What's in a Name? The name Tarará carries an inherent suggestion of musicality, yet in Latin America, it can refer to very different topics. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survey 2004
Snowbird Survey 2004 CSA members are still the most dedicated and committed people I have ever seen in any organization. Thousands of you took the time to respond to our spring survey, and it is time to share the results. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Retiree Visa Still Born - Should We Try Again?
Retiree Visa Still Born - Should We Try Again? Entry into the United States on a long-term basis is currently based upon three concepts ­ family unity, employment creation, or humanitarian grounds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Update Issue 50
CSA Update Issue 50 Introducing your new President... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 50
President’s Message Issue 50 An inaugural message from CSA President Gerry Brissenden. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 50
Letter from the Editor Issue 50 Today is Mother's Day, or at least it was when I sat down to write this Editor's note. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Tribute to Retiring CSA President Ellen White
A Tribute to Retiring CSA President Ellen White For the past two years, the CSA has been guided by our version of the "Iron Lady." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Directors' Tribute
CSA Directors' Tribute At the Annual General Meeting on Jan. 14, 2004, we not only inaugurate a new board of directors, we say good-bye to some who have helped guide the association over the years. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 49
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 49
Government Relations Report Issue 49 For the past six years, it has been my honour to chair the Canadian Snowbird Association's Government Relations Committee. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Will the Strong Dollar be Influential?
Will the Strong Dollar be Influential? The Canadian dollar is the strongest it has been against the U.S. dollar for many a year and it has many Snowbirds looking forward to spending the winter in the sunny south without counting their pennies­ or at...
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CSA Articles - Tax Breaks
Tax Breaks Dear Bird Talk, I read your article about Ontario leading the way for TAX BREAKS FOR SENIORS. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Nomination Slate
CSA Nomination Slate On January 14, 2004, the Canadian Snowbird Association will inaugurate its Board of Directors for the 2004-2006 term of office. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - AOL User Fee and How to Get Around Them
AOL User Fee and How to Get Around Them As many services come of age, they evolve their pricing strategies, and you, the customer, begins to see the start of nickel-and-diming practices. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Yet Another Innovative Snowbird
Yet Another Innovative Snowbird Yet another innovative Snowbird... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Australia
Australia Australia ... the name itself conjures up images of a world far away, isolated in its existence. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 48
Government Relations Report Issue 48 As you have read read from Ellen White's president's report, she and our executive director have just returned from a political tour of our provinces and territories, meeting with government representatives,...
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CSA Articles - Planning a Can/Am Event, Canada or Provincial Day?
Planning a Can/Am Event, Canada or Provincial Day? I'm sure that most of you who are involved in the planning of social events during your stay in the sunbelt are now busy gathering your Canada souvenirs and other items to be used as hand-outs and...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 47
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 to begin. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 47
Government Relations Report Issue 47 In the winter edition of CSA News, we included tear-out cards to be mailed to our premiers and prime minister. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment
Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment Sometimes it takes a small comment to tell you that you are on the right track. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health-Care Funding
Health-Care Funding Health care funding responsibilities what's all the fuss about? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 46
Letter from the Editor Issue 46 Welcome Home! Most of our Snowbird readers are now in Canada and they returned to Snow (due to global warming, no doubt)! SARS! Iraq and North Korea and Syria on TV! Separatists no longer in control of Quebec! -...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 46
Government Relations Report Issue 46 In early March, we received some extremely welcome news ­ the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) rescinded the proposed changes to the...
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 46
Executive Director's Report Issue 46 Is breaking with tradition a move ahead, or is it a tragic unthreading of the essential ties that bind and identify a society? Variations of this question have recently been posed for consideration in many...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 46
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 46 Hi folks! If you missed Snowbird Extravaganza 2003 ­ held in Lakeland, Florida on Jan 14 and 15 ­ too bad! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Appoints Quebec Director
CSA Appoints Quebec Director The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roland Belanger of Gatineau, Quebec to the position of director-at-large for the province of Quebec. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Driver's License for Trailers
Driver's License for Trailers Dear Bird Talk, Further to my conversation with Ellen White at the Texas Snowbird Show. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US
Snowbird Rule: Trading Stocks from the US Dear Bird Talk, I'm finding out much to my chagrin, that it is illegal for Value Line, an arm of the RBC and with whom I have my portfolio, to allow me to trade whilst I am in Florida, which is for six...
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CSA Articles - Go Digital For Pictures
Go Digital For Pictures January 2003 was my first foray at Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland, Florida. No bias here, but how can anyone not visit this two-day spectacle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Considering Romanow
Considering Romanow An initial interpretation of the future of Health Care in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002 The CSA releases their federal, territorial and provincial grades. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2003
CSA AGM Notice 2003 CSA AGM Notice 2003 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 45
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 on the new INS regulations broke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Roman-Ow! And Portability
Roman-Ow! And Portability "A recommendation to destroy one of the five Supporting Pillars of the Canada Health Act." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - It's Reminder Time!
It's Reminder Time! It's that time of year when I like to remind you about certain programs and activities that could be important to you. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Don't be Fooled by Imitations!
Don't be Fooled by Imitations! There have been several organizations attempting to take advantage of our Snowbird name. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Tribute to Earl Warren
A Tribute to Earl Warren We lost a dear friend and long time ally of the CSA recently with the passing of Earl Warren. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Continued Membership
Continued Membership Dear Ellen White, Thank you for this letter and the Travel Insurance Guide which arrived in today's mail. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations Dear Mrs. White, My wife and I attended the Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation in Kitchener September 23rd. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 44
President's Message Issue 44 Canadian Travellers' Report Card... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 44
Government Relations Report Issue 44 The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was a two-year undertaking that, while now drawing to a close in one way, will open doors in another. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44 Hi Folks! The Ontario Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations have come and gone for another year. The quality of sponsors and entertainment just continues to amaze me. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Want to Find a Couple of Bucks?
Want to Find a Couple of Bucks? It is hunting season in some parts of Canada and the U.S. and this winter season as a Canadian Snowbird (whether you're a hunter or not) you will probably be hunting to find special discounts to save a couple of...
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CSA Articles - Western Shows
Western Shows Dear Bird Talk, We were wondering why there are no Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations out in the west? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Martin Downs Golf & Country
Martin Downs Golf & Country Dear Bird Talk, Enclosed please find a photo taken on our "Canada Day" in February at our golf club Martin Downs Golf & Country Club in Palm City FL. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 43
Government Relations Report Issue 43 There's never really a "restful" time for members of the CSA board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Why Don't They Do Something About It?
Why Don't They Do Something About It? How many times have you heard that said? And who are 'they' anyway? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2003
CSA AGM Notice 2003 CSA AGM Notice 2003 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 43
Letter from the Editor Issue 43 We have all watched in frustration, over the past number of years, as the Provincial Governments have slowly eroded our Canadian medical care system and the Federal Government continues to give their tacit approval to...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 43
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 43
Executive Director's Report Issue 43 Life around CSA's head office has been extremely busy this past spring and summer. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Snowbird Annual Plan
The Snowbird Annual Plan We all know that Snowbirds are special people. They are more active, more curious, more adventurous, friendlier and they certainly travel more than most people. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Have you heard this before?
Have you heard this before? I'm sure that, on many occasions, you've heard it said that "Canadian Snowbirds are very conservative" (notice I didn't say cheap) when it comes to spending their money. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - How a Search Engine Works 101
How a Search Engine Works 101 I wish it were easy to search for things on the Web - someone would simply point a finger and exclaim ... there. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - AGM
AGM Committee chair, I have been a Snowbird member since its inception and believe it to be a great organization for the Snowbird population. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Border Guard
Border Guard Certain offices of the United States Government have requested that the CSA keep track of border crossing incidents that go a little over the line. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Awards
President's Awards Throughout the years, the Canadian Snowbird Association has been fortunate to work with a team of volunteers who have given unselfishly of their time and energies. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA's 10th Anniversary
CSA's 10th Anniversary 10th Anniversary: A review of a decade of action by the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You can make a difference
You can make a difference In the fall 2001 issue of CSA News, editor Ross Quigley noted that the outpouring of kindness, selflessness and caring following the events of Sept. 11 would impact our lives forever. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM 2002
CSA AGM 2002 On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association held its 10th annual meeting in Lakeland, Florida. President Bob Jackson chaired the meeting and welcomed all members, directors and their spouses. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 42
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42 Today we mourn the passing of a good friend, by the name of Common Sense - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Drug Runners?
Drug Runners? Every Snowbird, really, falls in to this category and there is a lot of confusion on the part of border guards as to the various regulations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bob Jackson: A President's President
Bob Jackson: A President's President A tribute to our retiring President Bob Jackson. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow
An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow On April 4, 2001, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Health Minister Allan Rock announced the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Within 20 minutes of the announcement, the CSA made initial...
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CSA Articles - Counting Alligator Teeth
Counting Alligator Teeth Did you know that two out of five Florida swamp alligators have bad breath? They do...and I should know since I've been surrounded by them and within a foot of their gaping jaws! But I'm getting ahead of myself. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Farewell to our Retiring Board Members
Farewell to our Retiring Board Members With the upcoming inauguration of the new Board of Directors, we must sadly bid farewell to some visionaries who helped make the CSA what it is today. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors
Introducing Your New CSA Board of Directors On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association's acclaimed nominated slate will be inaugurated as its Board of Directors for the 2002-2004. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Board - Directors at Large
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2002
CSA AGM Notice 2002 he Annual Meeting of CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at Youkey Hall, Lakeland Center, Lakeland, Florida on the 30th day of...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 41
President’s Message Issue 41 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 president of this great national association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Pre-ex Clauses Look the Same: But They're NOT!
Pre-ex Clauses Look the Same: But They're NOT! "I am annoyed at Mr. Quigley's defense of Medipac Travel Insurance each year. Prior to our trip each year I check rates and Medipac are never, repeat never, competitive. They are extremely high. The...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 41
Government Relations Report Issue 41 On November 8, 2001, a delegation from the Canadian Snowbird Association was invited to attend and present at the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to discuss the Association's...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 41
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 41 Hi Folks! If there was ever a more appropriate time to publish the following poem, I can't think of one. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Just a Thought...Or Six
Just a Thought...Or Six A truly happy Snowbird is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Inter-State Updates
Inter-State Updates General Advisory: any major bridge or tunnel on your route to the south may, from time to time, be subject to traffic control by the National Guard, for security reasons. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 40
President’s Message Issue 40 Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a sombre and painful wake-up call for us all. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 40
Government Relations Report Issue 40 Bureaucracy. Red tape. Any way you say it, it still adds up to the same thing. Delays. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Your Rates are Too High!
Your Rates are Too High! We have received several letters from people who received Medipac's Travel Insurance Package and they all had a similar, and all too familiar, complaint. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bearing Up in Bad Times
Bearing Up in Bad Times No one could have anticipated the $5 trillion U.S+ drop in equity markets, the massive drop in interest rates and GIC returns, and the horror of the barbaric terrorist assault on all of us when the planes were hijacked in the...
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CSA Articles - Advanced tickets
Advanced tickets Dear Bird Talk, I just had to write to express my deep disappointment with the C.S.A. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 39
Government Relations Report Issue 39 Travellers Bill of Rights On May 31, 2001, the Canadian Snowbird Association had a truly groundbreaking day. Key representatives of our association met with six Ontario cabinet members and their political staff....
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CSA Articles - Border Relief?
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nominated Slate for 2002-2004 Board of Directors
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Board - Directors at Large
CSA Board - Directors at Large The following candidates have been selected by the CSA Nominating Committee as the individuals recommended to form CSA's next board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 39
Letter from the Editor Issue 39 Where has our summer gone? The days seem to just slip by so quickly and effortlessly. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 39
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Your Thoughts and Questions Answered
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2002
CSA AGM Notice 2002 The Annual Meeting of CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (Canadian Corporation) and CANADIAN Snowbird ASSOCIATION INC. (Florida Corporation) will be held at the LAKELAND CENTER, 700 West Lemon Street, Lakeland, Florida on the...
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CSA Articles - In Memoriam: Derek Morrison
In Memoriam: Derek Morrison Medipac International and the Canadian Snowbird Association lost a close friend and colleague last month. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Perfect Models for the Snowbird Lifestyle: My Parents
Perfect Models for the Snowbird Lifestyle: My Parents Dave Hunter profiles his parents "Winter Texan" lifestyle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Real Mexico
The Real Mexico CSA's Ellen White discovers the Mexico you won't find in travel brochures. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 38
Letter from the Editor Issue 38 "I love it when a plan comes together." This often-repeated statement comes from an old weekly TV series called "The A-Team." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 38
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Early Bird Issues
Early Bird Issues Insurance companies hate to set premium rates without ALL the claims information from the previous year, and the year before, and the year before that. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 38
Government Relations Report Issue 38 This past winter has been exceptionally busy for the entire CSA board of directors ­ and the government relations committee is still working overtime! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 38
Executive Director's Report Issue 38 Many members will miss the familiar and friendly voices of Elizabeth Duguay and Jean Thomson. Jean and Elizabeth worked very hard for you over the years, and left the office at the end of December. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 38
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 38 HI FOLKS! Well, our seventh Snowbird Extravaganza has come and gone. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Elections Canada
Elections Canada Dear Bird Talk, As a Snowbird going to Florida for five months each year we felt discriminated against in the federal election. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Annual General Meeting 2001
CSA Annual General Meeting 2001 It was an historic occasion for the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Notice 2001
CSA AGM Notice 2001 CSA Annual General Meeting January 17, 2001 in Lakeland Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 37
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 making of the masterpiece. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 37
Executive Director's Report Issue 37 Being associated with the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) for the past eight years, and having had the opportunity to serve as a board member, the first vice-president and the association's executive...
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CSA Articles - Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza
Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza Dear Bird Talk: We are all aware that the letter "C" (as in C.S.A) stands for "CANADIAN", and as such I would like to comment on the remarks appearing in the summer issue of C.S.A. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - 'Tis the Season To Go Shopping
'Tis the Season To Go Shopping Last Christmas, I placed an order online for some gifts for my kids, with an Internet book retailer who shall remain nameless and, in spite of assurances from the site, the gifts did not arrive in time. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign
CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign As discussed in the last issue of CSA NEWS, we are requesting a "call to action" by the CSA membership to directly contact your local and federal politicians regarding various important CSA issues. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 36
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 opportunity to publicly thank you for your support. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Wow, Where Did Summer Go?
Wow, Where Did Summer Go? Here it is September, I'm already scheduling Canadian events to visit during this winter and I wanted to tell you about some events that I visited last winter. As the saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words," so,...
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CSA Articles - Jerry Waterall...the CSA's Secret Weapon
Jerry Waterall...the CSA's Secret Weapon One thing about our CSA volunteers ­ they know how to get the job done. Last year, when Jerry Waterall took centre stage in organizing our volunteers for the Yuma, Arizona, Winter Information Meeting, we knew...
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CSA Articles - Fast Facts Issue 36
Fast Facts Issue 36 You can find information on just about anything on the Internet. The following is just a sample of what can be found when you use a search engine and a little curiosity. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA on the web, eh!
CSA on the web, eh! With the passing of the torch from the old millennium to the new, all the predictions of calamity, destruction and catastrophes did not come to pass, so everyone carried on business as usual. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - CSA AGM Report 2000
CSA AGM Report 2000 The Canadian Snowbird Association reached another milestone when the annual general meeting was held on the second day of the Extravaganza in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 23,2000. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Snowbird Border Crossing Kit
The Snowbird Border Crossing Kit Entering the United States is rarely a problem for Snowbirds who are Canadian citizens. Yet, being aggressively questioned by a United States Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) officer or denied entry can...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 35
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! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 35
Government Relations Report Issue 35 Since our last issue of the CSA NEWS, your CSA Government Relations Committee has been actively pursuing a number of advocacy matters which are described below. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A New Financial Paradigm of the Age of Prosperity
A New Financial Paradigm of the Age of Prosperity From June, and continuing throughout summer 2000 until Thanksgiving, the CSA, in conjunction with its financial sponsor, Dundee Wealth Management, is presenting more than 60 totally new...
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CSA Articles - Sorry, but you need a Green Card!
Sorry, but you need a Green Card! My previous column about my working at Walt Disney World last summer generated quite a few phone calls about the legality of a Canadian Snowbird working 'part time' in the U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 33
Letter from the Editor Issue 33 Happy Thanksgiving! It has just occurred to me that many Snowbirds have the rare pleasure of celebrating Thanksgiving Day twice, once in Canada and once in the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs! Issue 33
Canada Clubs! Issue 33 Whenever a Canadian hangs his or her hat during the winter months, you can be sure that there's a Canadian Club close by. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survival Guide
Snowbird Survival Guide SURVIVING THE U.S. DOLLAR In another time, the Canadian dollar was worth a lot of money . . . $1.05 U.S. We loved it; Canadians would head off to the U.S. border to enjoy weekend shopping sprees. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33 20 Pre-departure Tips to Simplify Your Life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 33
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's time to start heading south again even before we know it. -...
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 33
Executive Director's Report Issue 33 The Canadian Snowbird Association Board of Directors held their fall meeting in Toronto in late September. All directors attended, with the exception of your Alberta director, Carol Brown-Heutinck and British...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 62
Letter from the Editor Issue 62 It’s almost overwhelming! We fought, and cajoled, and begged the Liberal federal government for almost 15 years to listen to CSA’s needs. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 8840 – To File or Not to File
8840 – To File or Not to File If you have been spending an extensive amount of time in the United States over the last few years, it is imperative that you take the Substantial Presence Test and determine if you should file an 8840 with the I.R.S. -...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 62
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. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 62
Government Relations Report Issue 62 I am happy to report that there has been a significant development in one of our most important areas of ongoing government advocacy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Meets with Minister of Health
CSA Meets with Minister of Health The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, writes to the provinces and territories concerning the Canada Health Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 62
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 62 Hi Folks! It’s great to report that Beth and I attended the recent Snowbird Extravaganza and CSA Annual General Meeting in Lakeland, Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - In Memoriam - Don Slinger
In Memoriam - Don Slinger CSANews regrets to announce the passing of Donald Slinger. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Dwayne and Catherine Johns
Dwayne and Catherine Johns Dwayne Alwyn Johns started life and his career in Canada's Midwest. When he graduated from Brandon Collegiate Institute, he was not yet old enough for the Armed Forces (the Second World War was underway), so the teenager...
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CSA Articles - National Seniors' Council
National Seniors' Council National council to advise government on seniors' issues. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - GHIP Reimbursement
GHIP Reimbursement Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA President's Award
CSA President's Award CSA President’s Award The president and board of directors is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s CSA PRESIDENT’S AWARD. Instituted in 2003, the award recognizes members who have served the CSA in an outstanding...
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CSA Articles - Residency and Drug Policy Changes for Ontario Residents
Residency and Drug Policy Changes for Ontario Residents Tampa, Florida: The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario, announced two important changes involving Ontario residency and drug policy issues during his keynote address at Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - CSA to Promote Mail-in Ballots for Federal Election
CSA to Promote Mail-in Ballots for Federal Election Hundreds of Thousands of Canadians absent on Election Day November 27, 2000 Canadian Snowbird Association to Promote Mail-in Ballots - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Healthcare Issues Swept Under the Rug
Healthcare Issues Swept Under the Rug Toronto, Ontario: “The party leaders have buried their heads in the sand to avoid answering our question on a key healthcare issue. If they can ignore 200,000 Canadians BEFORE the election, heaven help us for...
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CSA Articles - Thousands of Voters to Rely on Snail Mail
Thousands of Voters to Rely on Snail Mail Toronto, ON Although they may be in a warmer climate, the timing of the March 12 election may leave Alberta's Snowbirds in the cold. By calling an election prior to mid-April, Premier Klein has made it very...
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CSA Articles - Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers
Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers Toronto, ON -- In an unexpected and unprecedented move, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson has, in the Speech from the Throne, firmly put the support of the Federal Government behind the...
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CSA Articles - Breakthrough in Healthcare Appears Imminent
Breakthrough in Healthcare Appears Imminent Langley, BC - Trusting the new government to keep its word, the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is cheering a long-sought-after change in the BC healthcare front. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - PC Party and NDP to Comply with Canada Health Act
PC Party and NDP to Comply with Canada Health Act Toronto, ON - After years of negotiation, The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has received a positive response from Ralph Klein's PC Party regarding Alberta's compliance with the Portability...
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CSA Articles - BC Liberal Leader Promises Canada Health Act Reform
BC Liberal Leader Promises Canada Health Act Reform Toronto - Canada's most blatant display of contempt for the Canada Health Act (CHA) is set to end should the Liberal Party under the leadership of Gordon Campbell, come to power on May 16. -...
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CSA Articles - Proposed Change to U.S. B-2 Visitor Regulation
Proposed Change to U.S. B-2 Visitor Regulation Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has reacted swiftly to the proposed changes to the B-2 visitors regulation by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). -...
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CSA Articles - Romanow Proposes Discriminatory Change
Romanow Proposes Discriminatory Change North York, Ontario: Former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow has proposed changing the Canada Health Act to limit funding for travelling Canadians who require emergency medical care outside of Canada. -...
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CSA Articles - U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Exempts Canadians
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Exempts Canadians Toronto, ON -- After months of speculation and confusion resulting from proposed visa regulation changes by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Canadian travellers can...
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CSA Articles - CSA Appears Before U.S. House Small Business Committee
CSA Appears Before U.S. House Small Business Committee Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association has secured a promise from Representative Manzullo, head of the House Small Business Committee that a letter exempting Canadians from the proposed...
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CSA Articles - CSA Cautiously Optimistic
CSA Cautiously Optimistic Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), representing 100,000 long-term travellers across the country, is celebrating now that Deputy Prime Minister John Manley has jumped into the INS proposed visitors visa...
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CSA Articles - Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act
Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act Only the Canadian territories are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable, universal health care for the more than 47 million trips Canadians take abroad each year,...
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CSA Articles - Proposed Changes to U.S. B-2 Visitors' Visa Shelved
Proposed Changes to U.S. B-2 Visitors' Visa Shelved Toronto, Ontario -- The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is celebrating the Bush administration's decision to withdraw a plan to possibly restrict visitors to the United States to just 30 days,...
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CSA Articles - CSA Rejects Election Call
CSA Rejects Election Call Toronto, ON -- The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has reacted swiftly to the media rumours of a mid-April election call by Premier Landry. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Seniors Optimistic Upon Klein Victory
Seniors Optimistic Upon Klein Victory Toronto, On – Seniors are expressing optimism that the re-election of Ralph Klein and the Alberta Progressive Conservatives will lead to improved relations with the senior citizens of Alberta. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Three Ways for Snowbirds to Vote in This Election
Three Ways for Snowbirds to Vote in This Election Ottawa, On - Friday, December 2, 2005 - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, and the President of the Canadian Snowbird Association, Gerry Brissenden, jointly announced today...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza Lakeland, FLA – The largest annual assembly of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Snowbird Extravaganza. Thirty thousand Canadians will gather January 25 – 26 at the Lakeland Center in Polk...
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CSA Articles - $75 Reimbursement Rate “Embarrassing”
$75 Reimbursement Rate “Embarrassing” Kamloops, BC – British Columbia’s estimated thirty thousand Snowbirds are calling for an increase to the province’s out-of-country emergency medical services reimbursement rate. The $75 per day is the lowest in...
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CSA Articles - Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act
Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act Toronto, ON - Only the Canadian territories and the province of Prince Edward Island are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable universal health care for the more than...
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CSA Articles - Florida Property Tax Reform
Florida Property Tax Reform As any property owner in the state of Florida is aware, non-full-time residents pay a disproportionate rate of property taxes versus their full-time resident neighbours due to Florida’s Homestead Act and the “save our...
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CSA Articles - Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance
Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance Toronto, ON – For the past five years, Canadians have been obtaining passports at an increasingly steady rate. In 2001/02, over 1.7 million passports were issued at a time when approximately 27 per cent...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza - 2007
Snowbird Extravaganza - 2007 Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) president Gerry Brissenden, accompanied by CSA legal counsel Wallace Weylie, recently addressed the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee at their meeting in Tampa, Florida. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Support National Seniors' Council
Snowbirds Support National Seniors' Council Toronto – Gerry Brissenden, president of the Canadian Snowbird Association expressed strong support for the creation of a National Seniors' Council. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Congresswoman Mary Bono to Attend Extravaganza
Congresswoman Mary Bono to Attend Extravaganza Toronto, Ontario: On February 20, 1999, the Palm Springs Convention Center will play host to thousands of American winter residents and Canadian Snowbirds, all celebrating a camaraderie unique to those...
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CSA Articles - Branson, Missouri Superstars Perform Free Concerts
Branson, Missouri Superstars Perform Free Concerts Palm Springs, California: On February 20, 1999, the superstars of Branson, Missouri will perform throughout the afternoon at the Palm Springs Convention Center much to the delight of Canadian...
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CSA Articles - Canadians Migrate to Annual Florida Event
Canadians Migrate to Annual Florida Event Toronto, Ontario: The current upsurge in the Canadian dollar (today closing at 66.5 cents U.S.), combined with drastic drops in temperature has signalled a mass exodus of Canadians to warmer climates even...
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CSA Articles - Thousands to "Surf" at Extravaganza Internet Café
Thousands to "Surf" at Extravaganza Internet Café Tampa, Florida: Saying "sky high" enjoyment's not enough, Medipac International, producer of Snowbird Extravaganza is promising universe-wide entertainment at their Internet Café. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Premier of Ontario to Attend Snowbird Extravaganza
Premier of Ontario to Attend Snowbird Extravaganza Tampa, Florida: The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario (Canada) is expected to bring along good news for his province's Snowbirds when he speaks at Snowbird Extravaganza this Friday, January...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Winter Texans Celebration
Canadian Winter Texans Celebration McAllen, Texas: On March 9, 1999, the McAllen International Civic Center will play host to thousands of Canadian Winter Texans, all celebrating a camaraderie unique to those enjoying the famed Texas hospitality. -...
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CSA Articles - Annual Celebration Returns to Indio
Annual Celebration Returns to Indio Indio, CA California Snowbird Extravaganza, the annual event that's anticipated by thousands of Snowbirds and American winter residents in Southern California has found a new/old home. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Annual Event to Attract Thousands
Annual Event to Attract Thousands Mesa, AZ Canadian Snowbird Celebration is set to roll back into the Mesa Community and Conference Center on February 8, and this year, show organizers are anticipating record-setting attendance. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Winter Texans' Snowbird Celebration - 2 Days
Winter Texans' Snowbird Celebration - 2 Days South Padre Island, TX Citing too much Information, Education and Entertainment for one day, by show organizers, Winter Texans Snowbird Extravaganza is making the leap to a two-day event February 12...
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CSA Articles - CSA Winter Information and Entertainment Days
CSA Winter Information and Entertainment Days The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is going back to its roots with town hall meetings and you're cordially invited to attend! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Free Seniors’ Event Cancelled Due to Fire
Free Seniors’ Event Cancelled Due to Fire Due to a fire which destroyed two buildings next door to the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, the Brantford Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation, scheduled for Friday, September 24th, has been cancelled. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Texas Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Texas Extravaganza South Padre Island – One of the largest annual assemblies of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza. Ten thousand Canadians are expected to gather February 7 – 8...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Mesa Celebration
Snowbirds Flock to Mesa Celebration Mesa, AZ – One of the largest annual assemblies of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Canadian Snowbird Celebration. Several thousand Canadians are expected Tuesday, February 15 at Mesa Centennial...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Yuma
Snowbird Information Meeting – Yuma Yuma, AZ – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Yuma on February 17. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of information and entertainment for Snowbirds. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Indian Wells
Snowbird Information Meeting – Indian Wells Indian Wells, CA – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Indian Wells on February 21. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and entertainment for...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Palmetto
Snowbird Information Meeting – Palmetto Palmetto, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Palmetto on Wednesday, March 2. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and entertainment for...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Panama City Beach
Snowbird Information Meeting – Panama City Beach Panama City Beach, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Panama City Beach on Monday, February 28. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Governor Bush the Radio Guest of the CSA
Governor Bush the Radio Guest of the CSA Toronto, ON – Florida Governor John Ellis (Jeb) Bush will be the radio guest of Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) President Gerry Brissenden this Sunday. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza
Snowbirds Flock to Lakeland Extravaganza Lakeland, FL – The largest annual assembly of Canadians outside Canada is about to gather at the Snowbird Extravaganza. Thirty thousand Canadians will gather January 25 – 26 at the Lakeland Center in Polk...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting - Clearwater
Snowbird Information Meeting - Clearwater Clearwater, FL - The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Clearwater on Friday, March 4. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and entertainment for...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Port Charlotte
Snowbird Information Meeting – Port Charlotte Port Charlotte, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Port Charlotte on Wednesday, March 9. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Titusville
Snowbird Information Meeting – Titusville Titusville, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Titusville on Monday, March 7. The Winter Information Meeting is a mixture of advice and entertainment for...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Information Meeting – Davie
Snowbird Information Meeting – Davie Davie, FL – The Canadian Snowbird Association is hosting a Winter Information Meeting in Davie on Tuesday, March 15. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - NDP Leader Jack Layton to Meet with CSA
NDP Leader Jack Layton to Meet with CSA Timmins, ON – New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton will meet with Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden and Ontario Director Nancy Hopcraft in Timmins on Friday June 30 at 6:00 p.m. to...
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CSA Articles - CSA to Address Florida Property Tax Reform Committee
CSA to Address Florida Property Tax Reform Committee Tampa, FL – Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden will address the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee in Tampa on Friday November 17th at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the impact...
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CSA Articles - Rising Florida Property Taxes
Rising Florida Property Taxes Panama City Beach, FL – Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden and Ontario Director Nancy Hopcraft will be in Panama City Beach on Thursday, March 1, 2007 to host a Winter Information Meeting for...
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CSA Articles - President
President ROBERT (BOB) SLACK Ontario Director - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations The 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited! Be sure to check the events schedule for DATES and TIMES and which locations require tickets. Tickets are FREE and...
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CSA Articles - Past President
Past President GERALD (GERRY) BRISSENDEN Ontario Director - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 5) Travellers' Checklist
5) Travellers' Checklist The Canadian Snowbird Association is pleased to provide this travellers' checklist filled with handy tips on health, home and travel; an essential publication prior to departure and while travelling. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - 4) CSA Member Handbook
4) CSA Member Handbook The CSA Member Handbook is a guide to the benefits and services provided by the Canadian Snowbird Association. The Handbook is also an introduction to the CSA and its many initiatives and successes. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 63
Letter from the Editor Issue 63 Twenty-five bucks is a lot of money for a piece of paper! But when it is a CSA membership card, you and your spouse bought some of the best insurance that you can get to protect your travelling lifestyle. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Destinations other than Florida
Snowbird Destinations other than Florida Dear Bird Talk, We have been Florida Snowbirds for the past 10 years but are becoming weary and more and more wary of the general attitude of the Florida government and big business towards Snowbirds at all...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 63
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 to Canada to see our children and grandchildren and to travel this...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 63
Government Relations Report Issue 63 One of the greatest challenges of government advocacy work is that governments are always changing. Since last June alone, we have new premiers in Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and most recently, Prince...
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CSA Articles - AGM Notice Issue 63
AGM Notice Issue 63 Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Absentee Mail-in Ballots by 2011
Absentee Mail-in Ballots by 2011 Ontario Snowbirds won't be able to send an absentee mail-in ballot for this fall's Oct. 10 election. But a Conservative member of the Ontario legislature hopes that they will be able to do so by the next provincial...
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CSA Articles - Your Claim and What the Government Paid
Your Claim and What the Government Paid Do you have any idea how many idiots (oops, sorry, I meant to say people) hop on a plane and take a quick vacation to Disneyland, drop in to Las Vegas to invest a dollar or two, or just pop across the border...
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CSA Articles - Southern Gardening in the North
Southern Gardening in the North Our favourite Road Scholar, Dave Hunter, shows us his green thumb. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 2) Travel Information Guide
2) Travel Information Guide The CSA Travel Information Guide: 2011 Edition is a members only publication that addresses critical questions pertaining to the Snowbird lifestyle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - BC Grassroots Advocacy Campaign
BC Grassroots Advocacy Campaign Our British Columbia members asked us to address the inadequate out-of-country emergency services reimbursement rates of their provincial government. If you are a resident of British Columbia, join our grassroots...
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CSA Articles - CSA Federal Election Handbook
CSA Federal Election Handbook On May 19, 2004, the Canadian Snowbird Association posed four questions to the leaders of our four major federal political parties in Canada. On May 23, 2004 Prime Minister Paul Martin called a federal election. Now...
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CSA Articles - B.C. Election Handbook
B.C. Election Handbook The B.C. Election Handbook was mailed to all B.C. members on May 2, 2005. Don't miss your opportunity to ask your candidates where they stand on Snowbird issues! Extra copies are available by calling 1-800-265-3200. We will be...
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CSA Articles - How to Become a Snowbird
How to Become a Snowbird How to Become a Snowbird: Tips told by CSA President Gerry Brissenden to CHWO-AM Listeners - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bon Voyage, BUT...
Bon Voyage, BUT... The Canadian Snowbird Association is please to announce its partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the recent publication of the 2005/2006 Edition of "Bon Voyage, But...Information for the...
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CSA Articles - W8-BEN SCAM Targeting Canadian Snowbirds
W8-BEN SCAM Targeting Canadian Snowbirds The CSA wishes to inform its members of a newly discovered "SCAM" targeting Canadian Snowbirds. This SCAM involves the use of a bogus W8-BEN form - Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United...
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CSA Articles - Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory
Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory Hurricane Wilma is now a Category 4 storm, which only two days ago was the most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded packing sustained winds up to 233km/h. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds and the Homestead Act
Snowbirds and the Homestead Act The Homestead Act received first reading on March 1, 2006. Tim Hudak has been able to switch time slots with a colleague so that the Homestead Act can be debated sooner. As a result, the Homestead Act will be called...
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CSA Articles - Clarification Proposed Expansion of US-visit Program
Clarification Proposed Expansion of US-visit Program Clarification Proposed Expansion of US-visit (border screening) Program to Include Only Some Canadians - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Currency Exchange Program Fees
Snowbird Currency Exchange Program Fees The CSA has been receiving a number of phone calls and emails regarding a change in banking policy and fees in the United States. In particular, many Snowbirds have received, with their monthly U.S. bank...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009 EVENT - The Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation - 2009 schedule is now confirmed. Join us and Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, and more, to help celebrate the Snowbird Lifestyle. -...
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CSA Articles - Recent Tornados In Florida
Recent Tornados In Florida Message From Canadian Snowbird Association President Concerning Recent Tornados In Florida - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA
2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA On Monday, March 26, 2007, the citizens of Québec will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is...
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CSA Articles - Sunday Showcase
Sunday Showcase The CSA/Medipac Report on am 740 can now be heard across the Snowbird world, live on the internet at 10:50am EST every Sunday morning. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 64
Letter from the Editor Issue 64 Patricia, Chris, Paula and I are just leaving Newfoundland – reluctantly. This was my first trip to Newfoundland and we will all, definitely, be going back. The history, the rugged coastline, the scenery, but mostly...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 64
President's Message Issue 64 Gerry outlines his latest lobby efforts and talks about how the CSA is improving life for Canadian Travellers. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 64
Government Relations Report Issue 64 October is shaping up to be a busy month on the Canadian political scene. Voters in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories will be going to the polls to cast their ballots. How do we...
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CSA Articles - Florida Governor on Property Taxes
Florida Governor on Property Taxes The ongoing efforts of the Canadian Snowbird Association to achieve property tax reform in the state of Florida have been recognized by the governor of Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Property Taxes
Property Taxes Dear Bird Talk, I have just read Peter Benedek's column and, being a property-owning Snowbird who keeps up to date with such issues, I am well aware of this matter. It is sad indeed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Thanks Medipac!
Thanks Medipac! Dear Bird Talk, I just wanted to enclose with the application our heartfelt thanks for Medipac’s wonderful response to our emergency medical requirements last winter. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Mucho Bueno!
Mucho Bueno! Mexico is home to about 700,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens who have decided to exchange hectic cities, frigid temperatures and high living costs for a more relaxed, warmer and inexpensive lifestyle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Lake Chapala Mexico
Lake Chapala Mexico Living in Lake Chapala - an in-depth look at a southern haven for Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Switzerland: Somebody Has To Do It
Switzerland: Somebody Has To Do It Travel Writer Dave Hunter eats his way through Switzerland - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Heart Attack: Prevention and Treatment
Heart Attack: Prevention and Treatment About one in four Canadians are affected by heart disease and about half of those will develop it after the age of 65. Because coronary artery disease (CAD), the major cause of heart disease, is still the...
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CSA Articles - Florida Property Tax Reform
Florida Property Tax Reform As any property owner in the state of Florida is aware, non-full-time residents pay a disproportionate rate of property taxes versus their full-time resident neighbours due to Florida's Homestead Act and the "save our...
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CSA Articles - CSA Addresses Florida Property Tax Reform Committee
CSA Addresses Florida Property Tax Reform Committee CSA president Gerry Brissenden, accompanied by CSA legal counsel Wallace Weylie, addressed the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee at their meeting in Tampa Florida on Friday November 17, 2006. -...
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CSA Articles - Don Slinger 1922-2007
Don Slinger 1922-2007 The Canadian Snowbird Association acknowledges, with regret, the passing of Donald Slinger. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Tony Clement on the Canada Health Act
Tony Clement on the Canada Health Act The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, writes to the provinces and territories concerning the Canada Health Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Election Handbook
Ontario Election Handbook On Wednesday October 10, 2007 the citizens of Ontario will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Saskatchewan Election Handbook
Saskatchewan Election Handbook Saskatchewan Election Handbook – Vote November 7, 2007 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 65
Letter from the Editor Issue 65 Here comes Santa Claus...here comes Santa Claus...right down Santa Claus Lane! Loonie and Toonie and all of his reindeer are pulling on the reins. Bells are ringing, children singing; all is merry and bright. Hang...
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CSA Articles - Florida Tax Crisis
Florida Tax Crisis For the most part, the proposed legislative changes refer to Florida residents. With a two-tiered property tax system, no mention of non-residents usually means little, if any change - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 65
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 the opportunity, on behalf of our members, to meet many important...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 65
Government Relations Report Issue 65 Since the Fall 2007 issue of CSANews, elections have taken place in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories. There is also a great deal of speculation that an election in...
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CSA Articles - A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden
A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden Hands down, Gerry Brissenden is one of the hardest-working directors that the Canadian Snowbird Association has ever had. It was no surprise that he was acclaimed as president in 2004, or that he would have taken the...
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CSA Articles - The Amazing Canadian Dollar
The Amazing Canadian Dollar The banks came very, very close to running out of money – U.S. money, that is. U.S. dollars were in very short supply in Canada for a few short days in November, when the Canadian dollar breached $1.10 U.S. This new...
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CSA Articles - Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission
Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission When Jeb Bush was governor of the state of Florida, he appointed a commission to review the property tax situation and make a report to the legislature. That commission held hearings around the state of...
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CSA Articles - Eleanor Isbister
Eleanor Isbister We often tend to think of 'Snowbirds' in the plural. However, not all who enjoy the warmth of sunnier climes have mates. We decided to look for a Snowbird in the singular. Luckily, we found one in the province of Quebec – a...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 66
Letter from the Editor Issue 66 For 10 years now, the pundits have been saying that Snowbird travel was growing due to the “baby boomer” effect. We have politely disagreed with these statements and, in reality, Snowbird travel actually...
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CSA Articles - 8840 – TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE
8840 – TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE Closer Connection Form 8840 – TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 66
President's Message Issue 66 For more than 15 years, the association has actively defended the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians. As your new president, I am committing to you today to carry on with that challenge on behalf of all of our...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 66
Government Relations Report Issue 66 I am honoured and pleased to have been elected as first vice-president and chair of the Government Relations Committee. I am looking forward to writing the first of what I hope will be many columns for CSANews. -...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds’ Florida Tax Crisis
Snowbirds’ Florida Tax Crisis Last summer, you read here about how Florida’s property tax system was rigged against Snowbirds. You'll recall that the Save-Our-Homes Amendment (SOH), introduced in Florida in the 90s to protect (homesteaded) seniors...
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CSA Articles - Peter Appleyard – Canadian Jazz Vibraphonist
Peter Appleyard – Canadian Jazz Vibraphonist I caught up with this world-famous exponent of the vibraphones at Florida’s Busch Gardens. Peter Appleyard was a featured guest soloist with a very fine big band fronted by Terry Myers. I had met Peter...
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CSA Articles - CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport
CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association applauds the Harper Government for acting on its recommendation to double the lifespan of the Canadian passport. Starting in 2011, Canadian travellers will...
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CSA Articles - Alberta Goes to the Polls - Do You Have Your Absentee Ballot?
Alberta Goes to the Polls - Do You Have Your Absentee Ballot? The citizens of Alberta will be electing a new provincial government on March 3, 2008. If you will be absent from the province on polling day, I encourage you to contact Elections Alberta...
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CSA Articles - Medipac Early Bird Travel Insurance Special
Medipac Early Bird Travel Insurance Special Medipac Early Bird Travel Insurance has just been extended, apply before August 22, 2008 and receive the special 5% Early Bird Discount. NEW Medipac clients may also qualify for up to an additional...
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CSA Articles - CSA's New President - J.D. (Don) Gardiner
CSA's New President - J.D. (Don) Gardiner The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to announce the election of J.D. (Don) Gardiner as the association's new president who will also serve as a director for Atlantic Canada for the term 2008 -...
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CSA Articles - Florida Governor Charlie Crist On Property Taxes
Florida Governor Charlie Crist On Property Taxes The following is a letter from Florida Governor Charlie Crist in response to a letter written by the Canadian Snowbird Association concerning property taxes in Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 67
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 importance to the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Reg and Eileen Baker
Reg and Eileen Baker It seems to be a long way to go for a 'Snowbird migration.' However, Reg and Eileen Baker have followed the sun to South Africa for the past 13 years. I asked, why South Africa? In reply, Reg asked if I wanted the humorous...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Visits to Snowbird States
Canadian Visits to Snowbird States Canadian Visits to Snowbird States - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Snowbird Travel Trends
Canadian Snowbird Travel Trends Canadian Snowbird Travel Trends Canadians older than 55 who spent 90 days or longer outside of Canada: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - My Advice – Buy Medipac Early Bird
My Advice – Buy Medipac Early Bird It’s time to put on my insurance hat – it’s Early Bird insurance time and most of our readers will have already received their insurance packages. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Taking Fruit, Vegetable, Meat and Medication to the United States
Taking Fruit, Vegetable, Meat and Medication to the United States In cooperation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the CSA has just received an updated copy of what fruit, vegetable, meat, poultry, dairy and plant...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Currency Exchange Update
Snowbird Currency Exchange Update Effective immediately, the Snowbird Currency Exchange Program can now accept a request to change the amount of your monthly transfer by e-mail. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance
Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest the letters of my Snowbird colleagues and would like to offer my experience and opinion. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 68
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 contemplating another winter Snowbird travel season. This was my first summer...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 68
Government Relations Report Issue 68 It has been a busy summer on the political front here at the CSA. In July, I, along with research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie, sat down with Ontario’s deputy leader of the Opposition...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better!
Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better! Since its grand debut in 2000, the official website of the Canadian Snowbird Association has been providing pertinent information to travelling Canadians. Over the years, it has evolved into a...
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CSA Articles - CSA Federal Election Handbook
CSA Federal Election Handbook On Tuesday, October 14, 2008 the citizens of Canada will choose their next federal government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Passports a Must have for Snowbirds!
Passports a Must have for Snowbirds! It’s a redundant reminder, but we just couldn’t help ourselves, since it is the eve of the last Snowbird season in which passports will not be required to cross the Canada-U.S. border by land. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - And the Survey Says...
And the Survey Says... And the survey says...that our readers represent the best people that you can find in Canada. The number of responses to our survey increased by 30% and our readers took the time to not only answer the questions, but also...
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CSA Articles - The cost of labour.
The cost of labour. The cost of labour. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSANews Winter Issue
CSANews Winter Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.Snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 69
Letter from the Editor Issue 69 Whew! Just in time! The price of gas came down from the stratosphere to the merely exorbitant level of a buck a litre, just in time for the annual Snowbird migration. I am totally unable to understand why we send...
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CSA Articles - Don’t use your SIN as a substitute for an SSN
Don’t use your SIN as a substitute for an SSN For some Snowbirds, it is common practice to innocently substitute the first eight digits of their nine digit Canadian Social Insurance Number when asked by a U.S. business, bank or other service...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message
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 these voices, particularly in some of the media interviews which I have been...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report In the last edition of CSANews, I alluded to the fact that a federal election may well be right around the corner. As we all know, that is indeed what has transpired and at first glance it would appear that not...
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CSA Articles - The Pitfalls of Snowbird Insurance
The Pitfalls of Snowbird Insurance As related by Paul Burdette, Lifetime CSA Member Last year, my wife and I went away as usual to Florida for the winter. When I purchased our insurance, I disclosed that I had bone cancer and of...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird profile : Bill and Donna Scott
Snowbird profile : Bill and Donna Scott About a dozen or so years ago, Bill and Donna Scott started looking for a spot to spend a little time away from Ontario's normally unpleasant weather in November. They wanted to go south, yes, but...
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CSA Articles - More bang for your buck
More bang for your buck How to convert currency without losing your shirt. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Time to buy?
Time to buy? Downturn in U.S. housing presents tremendous opportunity for Snowbirds Catastrophe. Disaster. Fiasco. Meltdown. Train wreck. Call it what you will—when it comes to the state of the U.S. housing market, it’s hard to find words that...
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CSA Articles - Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza
Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza Over 280,000 Canadian and American winter residents migrate south to Texas each year to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Winter Texans’ Snowbird Extravaganza is a homecoming and a celebration of...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza 2009, Lakeland Florida
Snowbird Extravaganza 2009, Lakeland Florida Every year, tens of thousands of Canadian and American winter visitors migrate to the state of Florida to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Snowbird Extravaganza is a homecoming and a...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Currency Exchange Rates
Snowbird Currency Exchange Rates Join thousands of Snowbirds who continue to save hundreds of dollars every year by transferring Canadian to U.S. funds automatically, with preferred exchange rates and LOW or NO transfer fees. NOW rates from the...
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CSA Articles - Rates from the Snowbird Currency Exchange Program
Rates from the Snowbird Currency Exchange Program Beginning in April, the monthly rates of the Snowbird Currency Exchange (SCE) Program will be available online, as will the rates from the three of the leading "non-competition". - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better!
Snowbirds.org - updated to serve you better! The official website of the Canadian Snowbird Association has recently gone through a major overhaul, and after a few months of live testing and receiving excellent suggestions from members and registered...
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CSA Articles - Closer Connection Form 8840: TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE
Closer Connection Form 8840: TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE The Canadian Snowbird Association recommends that all Snowbirds who consistently spend four (4) months or longer in the United States each year file an 8840 Closer Connection Form with the United...
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CSA Articles - Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort
Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort Dear Bird Talk, I could not let this year’s Canada Day celebrations, spent here at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort, pass without letting you all know just how much all us Canadian...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations Dear Bird Talk, Just a brief comment on the chosen sites for your Lifestyle Presentations. May I suggest that in the future, you might consider the Niagara area? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 70
President’s Message Issue 70 Once again, the Snowbird Extravaganzas and Winter Information Meetings tour allowed me to meet many of our members in Florida, Arizona, Texas and California. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Property Taxes in Florida
Property Taxes in Florida Like many of you I spent the winter in Florida, which meant that I got a steady dose of Florida politics in my morning paper. What always seems to be the hottest topic in Florida politics? Taxes, particularly...
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CSA Articles - Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSA
Hockey Legend Urges Snowbirds to Join the CSA Canadians love hockey, but they also love the sun. If they want to continue going south for the winter, it is important that they have the proper support and protection that CSA provides. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Members who are interested in being considered by the nominating committee as potential members of the board of directors should contact the CSA executive director with their name and address...
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac!
Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac! The more you travel…the more you know that you need travel insurance. The more you learn about travel insurance…the more you know that you need Medipac! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Do I Need a Florida Will or Power of Attorney?
Do I Need a Florida Will or Power of Attorney? How often the dialogue goes something like this – “We own property in Florida, and have been told that we need a Florida will to deal with that property – is that so?” The answer is a resounding...
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CSA Articles - The Winter Travels of Gerry and Joan
The Winter Travels of Gerry and Joan What a great winter season we had in Florida! We were invited to attend several Canada Club events and provincial picnics. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Expenses due to Swine Flu Illness are Fully Covered for Travelling Canadians Insured under Medipac Travel Insurance Policies
Medical Expenses due to Swine Flu Illness are Fully Covered for Travelling Canadians Insured under Medipac Travel Insurance Policies Many travel insurance plans in Canada are refusing to pay for medical expenses relating to the current swine flu...
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CSA Articles - CSA Board of Directors Nominations 2010-2012
CSA Board of Directors Nominations 2010-2012 SLATE OF CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS ON THE CSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010 - 2012 - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nova Scotia Election Handbook - June 9, 2009
Nova Scotia Election Handbook - June 9, 2009 On Tuesday, June 9, 2009 the residents of Nova Scotia will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association, now is the time to ensure your voice is...
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CSA Articles - Medipac's Early Bird Extended
Medipac's Early Bird Extended Due to overwhelming demand, the Medipac Early Bird Plan has been extended to August 24th, 2009. Lock in your rates now, and SAVE AN EXTRA 5% on your Medipac Travel Insurance. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 71
Letter from the Editor Issue 71 The Nexus card struck again as we boarded the plane to come to Tampa, as there were no direct flights to Sarasota. There were hundreds of people lined up in rows and rows and down the aisles and out the door,...
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CSA Articles - Credit Cards in the US - and the real solution is...ATMs?!
Credit Cards in the US - and the real solution is...ATMs?! Dear Bird Talk, I would like to warn CSA members about using ATMs in the USA, based on my personal experience. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Winter Information Meetings - Prize Winner
Winter Information Meetings - Prize Winner Dear Mr. Quigley (Medipac Travel Insurance), Thank you very much for the US$500 cheque for the door prize at the Winter Information Meeting in Yuma, AZ. I have attended quite a few of these meetings...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 71
Government Relations Report Issue 71 Since the last edition of CSANews, there have been provincial elections in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. In British Columbia,Premier Gordon Campbell led the Liberal party to its third consecutive...
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CSA Articles - Denise and Russel Belyes
Denise and Russel Belyes Texans, being Texans, don't really subscribe to the idea of 'Snowbirds'. Folks who spend the winters there are referred to as 'winter Texans'. Texans have, among many attributes, intense pride in their state. It was, after...
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CSA Articles - Special Tribute to Gordon Garrison
Special Tribute to Gordon Garrison Gordon “Gord” Garrison, contributing travel writer for CSANews magazine, passed away on May 1, 2009 at his winter residence in St. Petersburg, Florida - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Online Videos and Personal Health Record
Online Videos and Personal Health Record If you have ever had an opportunity to attend Snowbird Extravaganza in Florida, Arizona or Texas, you may remember sitting in with Dr.Bob MacMillan and listening to ideas on how to live a happy and...
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CSA Articles - Alberta Health & Snowbirds
Alberta Health & Snowbirds Dear Bird Talk, Prior to my move to Saskatchewan, I was a resident of Alberta. In September 2008, I called to let Alberta Health know that I was leaving the country for six months (182 days) as per my...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 72
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 our winter destinations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Sometimes, You Should Refuse to Wait
Sometimes, You Should Refuse to Wait There is not much that is more frustrating than waiting in a doctor’s office to have your appointment…you know, your appointment that was booked for half an hour ago or perhaps even an hour ago, or longer. No! I...
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CSA Articles - Wintering in Barbados
Wintering in Barbados As a pilot for Air Canada, Brian Caldwell began flying to Barbados in December 1967. Most trips involved remaining overnight. Thus, many of the crew members brought tennis racquets and swimsuits, as they were...
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CSA Articles - Time to refinance?
Time to refinance? Quick questions to ask yourself before refinancing your mortgage As stormy as the North American housing market has been over the past several months, there has been a silver lining underneath all of the clouds: mortgage rates. -...
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CSA Articles - Travel Tips for Going South
Travel Tips for Going South As many of us prepare for some winter months in the sunny south, it is helpful to review the many considerations, especially relating to our health issues, that are necessary before we leave, during our...
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CSA Articles - Get your passport ready for travel
Get your passport ready for travel If you will be travelling this fall, don’t wait until the last minute to apply for your passport or to renew an existing one. UPDATED - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - UPDATED Travel Information Guide
UPDATED Travel Information Guide The Canadian Snowbird Association is pleased to announce that several updates have been added to the CSA Travel Information Guide. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Driver's Licence
Ontario Driver's Licence As many of you are aware there is a strike at all Drive Test locations throughout the province of Ontario. This strike has halted many services including new driver tests, road tests and drivers licence renewals. The...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 73
Letter from the Editor Issue 73 Things are hopping in our Snowbird community. We have a new CSA director in Marianna Pupulin, Medipac Assist has hired a new doctor (that makes five) to help with the ever-increasing number of Snowbirds we take...
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CSA Articles - Three months of medication in BC
Three months of medication in BC Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the Canadian Snowbird Association and do enjoy your quarterly magazine. For 20 years, we have been travelling to Florida from Alberta for four or five months each...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 73
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 residents of the province can travel without jeopardizing their health...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 73
Government Relations Report Issue 73 As our members from Ontario may be aware, we are heading into the fourth month of a strike at all DriveTest locations throughout the province. This strike has halted many services including new-driver...
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CSA Articles - Statistically Speaking
Statistically Speaking I recently received a handwritten note from my high school math teacher. His name is Frank Milne and he has been missing for 50 years. Well, perhaps it is me who has been missing but, whatever the reasons, our...
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CSA Articles - Spending the winter in California’s “spa city”
Spending the winter in California’s “spa city” For the past 17 years, Dale and Lyn Collett have made Desert Hot Springs, California their home away from home. “My sister and brother-in-law introduced us to the park,” says Dale, “and...
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CSA Articles - CSA revisits “Retired Persons Visa”
CSA revisits “Retired Persons Visa” Several years ago, when Bill McCollum was a United States congressman from the Orlando area (he is now the attorney general for the state of Florida), the Canadian Snowbird Association was involved in...
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CSA Articles - Lakeland Florida - Home of Snowbird Extravaganza
Lakeland Florida - Home of Snowbird Extravaganza Travel author Dave Hunter takes a few hours out from Extravaganza and discovers some neighbourhood surprises. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSANews Winter Issue
CSANews Winter Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.Snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SnowbirdS, TRAVELLERS
NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SnowbirdS, TRAVELLERS Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland
Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland LAKELAND - Snowbird Extravaganza, billed as the largest single gathering of Canadians outside of Canada, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime St. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Harmonized Sales Tax
Harmonized Sales Tax I have not seen anything from the Snowbird organization commenting on the effect of this tax on seniors? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird report card reveals most provinces breaching the Canada Health Act
Snowbird report card reveals most provinces breaching the Canada Health Act TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - Only Prince Edward Island and the Canadian territories and are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable, universal...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Travellers’ Report Card
Canadian Travellers’ Report Card The Canadian Snowbird Association has officially released the third edition of the Canadian Travellers’ Report Card. Find out if your province of residence is living up to the standards set out by the Canada Health...
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CSA Articles - Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards
Arizona Vehicle Identification Cards Thanks for the e-mail with the information as to location and dates for your winter show/gathering in Greater Phoenix. I have attended in past years, and intend to do so again this year. You may want to...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza for "Mature Lifestyles"
Snowbird Extravaganza for "Mature Lifestyles" Re: Snowbird Extravaganza You are billing it as being for "mature lifestyles." What does that mean? Senior citizens? Or do you mean mature audiences – as in filthy language? I'm bringing my 84-year-old...
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CSA Articles - Innacurate Information About Florida License Renewal
Innacurate Information About Florida License Renewal The Snowbird Alert information on page 6 of issue 73 is not accurate. The "renewal" of a Florida driver’s license is straightforward. Canadians who already have a license are grandfathered and...
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CSA Articles - Bowser and Blue
Bowser and Blue This was our first year to attend the Canadian Snowbird Meeting in Yuma, Arizona. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update Let me first say that Medipac is fine! But the 2009-2010 travel season appears to be a disaster for most other travel health insurers and their various plans. At a recent Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) meeting in...
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CSA Articles - Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama Snowbirds Jon and Carole Kent have wintered in faraway places such as New Zealand and Australia. They spent some time in the Fort Pierce area of Florida, as well. But, as of yet, no place has matched their home away...
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CSA Articles - A Very Busy Winter In Florida!
A Very Busy Winter In Florida! In the last issue, I started off by saying "What a strange summer it was" in Canada. Well, the winter in Florida had it beat. This was the coldest winter in Florida for years. However, that did not stop us...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report The new British Columbia 12 per cent harmonized sales tax is scheduled to come into effect on July 1. More than 700,000 British Columbians have signed a petition to stop the HST, which many feel is a tax shift...
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CSA Articles - Snowbirding "Down Under"
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Trips to Non-U.S. Destinations Growing
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report The third edition of The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was officially released at the Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland, Florida this past January. Since then, a copy has been sent to every federal,...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Spring Issue
CSANews Spring Issue The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.Snowbirds.org...
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CSA Articles - Consensus on the Retiree Visa
Consensus on the Retiree Visa I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 74
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 provincial elections. Voters enjoyed this right in the rest of Canada,...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 75
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CSA Articles - McGuinty Government Strengthens Democratic Rights for Ontarians Travelling Abroad
McGuinty Government Strengthens Democratic Rights for Ontarians Travelling Abroad In 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association issued its inaugural edition of The Canadian Travellers Report Card. The report card, as most of you know, is an...
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CSA Articles - FREE Snowbird Events
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CSA Articles - First Ontario CSA Picnic
First Ontario CSA Picnic Dear Bird Talk, It was a bright sunny day on Monday, March 15, 2010 when the first Ontario CSA picnic was held at Fort DeSoto Park, Site 5 in Tierra Verde, Florida... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Cruise Alert!
Snowbird Cruise Alert! We have all read our travel insurance policies, haven't we? Do we really understand what they say? I want to point out the difference between reading, and really understanding, your travel insurance policy... -...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report Summer can often be a challenging time at which to have Snowbird issues debated in our national media and by the members of our legislative assemblies. While sitting down to prepare this column, something in the...
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CSA Articles - Travels of Gerry and Joan
Travels of Gerry and Joan I am sure that most of us enjoyed the hot summer and are now looking forward to a nice, warm winter season in the south (cross our fingers!). One thing we must remember as we prepare to travel to the United States is that...
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CSA Articles - Let's Go RVing!
Let's Go RVing! At our core, we are explorers. It’s in our bones, our marrow and our guts to venture out and discover. Exploration and adventure are vital to the human soul. Called by distant voices or prodded by an inner whisper, we travel, we seek...
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CSA Articles - New Brunswick Election
New Brunswick Election Important Information for New Brunswick Voters On Monday, September 27, 2010 the citizens of New Brunswick will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 76
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 while here in Ontario, but we all know that this won’t last much longer....
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CSA Articles - Wintering in Arizona
Wintering in Arizona For many frostbitten Canadians, Ol' Airy Zonie is the place to be during winter! The Grand Canyon State receives this attention because the southern part of the state has a reputation for mild, dry winters. This doesn't mean...
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CSA Articles - Subtracting Time From My "Six Months"
Subtracting Time From My "Six Months" Dear Bird Talk: In issue # 75 under Snowbird Alert, you wrote that spending a week or two at home for the holidays would not be subtracted from the total days allowed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto
Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto Dear Bird Talk: For a number of years, we have attended and enjoyed the Prince Edward Island picnic held annually at Fort DeSoto Park in Florida. We understand that the Canadian Snowbird Association, and we believe...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 77
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CSA Articles - What's Your Hobby?
What's Your Hobby? Last summer, as I was busy in my shop attaching the radiator to my 1928 Ford Model A roadster, my neighbour stopped by to "supervise" my restoration work. He recently retired after nearly 40 years of factory shift work and...
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CSA Articles - Letter From the Editor
Letter From the Editor Are you there yet? My goodness, if you are one of the lucky people from one of the western provinces, you are sitting in Arizona, Texas or California, or perhaps even Florida or Hawaii or Mexico. There are two...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza - January 25 & 26, 2011 in Lakeland, Florida!
Snowbird Extravaganza - January 25 & 26, 2011 in Lakeland, Florida! Snowbird Extravaganza is returning to the Lakeland Center on Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26th! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Winter visitors flock to Snowbird Extravaganza
Winter visitors flock to Snowbird Extravaganza The month of February on South Padre Island kicks off with one of the biggest Winter Texan events in the Rio Grande Valley. It’s the annual Snowbird Extravaganza at the South Padre Island Convention...
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CSA Articles - Winter Informations Meetings 2012
Winter Informations Meetings 2012 FREE Snowbird EVENT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Opinion with Michael Coren
Opinion with Michael Coren When we speak of property rights, personal responsibility and our obligations as well as our rights, we also speak of knowing when the state has demanded too much and pushed too far. This applies to every country...
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CSA Articles - President's Message
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 Winter Information Meetings throughout Florida and the southwestern United States....
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CSA Articles - Government Report
Government Report By the time you read this, Canada's 41st general election will have come to a close and we will know which party will form our new federal government. To ensure that our concerns received the attention they deserved, the...
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CSA Articles - Love at First Sight - Marilyn and Peter Miller Discover the Real Mexico
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CSA Articles - Homeward Bound!
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CSA Articles - FLIGHT FEE FOR U.S. BOUND CANADIANS RUFFLES Snowbird FEATHERS
FLIGHT FEE FOR U.S. BOUND CANADIANS RUFFLES Snowbird FEATHERS A proposed “passenger inspection” fee is outlined in the draft 2012 federal budget that has been sent to Congress. If adopted, the charge is expected to be levied against millions of...
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CSA Articles - STRONG DOLLAR GOOD FOR Snowbird TRAVEL
STRONG DOLLAR GOOD FOR Snowbird TRAVEL “A strong dollar is obviously great news for Canadian Snowbirds but it’s also great news for all travelling Canadians,” said Bob Slack, President of the Canadian Snowbird Association. “Families taking their...
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CSA Articles - President's Message
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 aware, the CSA has been lobbying for this for years and I can assure you that...
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CSA Articles - Government Report
Government Report As I sit down to write my column for the summer edition of CSANews, CSA President Bob Slack and staff are just days away from a five-day visit to Washington, D.C. to continue our fight for a Retired Persons' Visa. -...
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CSA Articles - Gerry and Joan Back in Canada
Gerry and Joan Back in Canada Like you, we are back in Canada. I am sure that most of you will agree, it is nice to avoid the Canadian winter, but it is always nice to get back to our own country in the spring. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - ...they read our policy, and they know!
...they read our policy, and they know! In 2008 (the last available statistics), the U.S. health-care system provided many free medical and hospital services under their Medicare and Medicaid programs. Just looking at the hospital costs,...
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CSA Articles - Editor's Message
Editor's Message The circle is complete! Over the last few issues, we have received both eloquent and atrocious pleas to stay out of politics, to fire Michael Coren and to basically "go jump off a cliff." It is quite unbelievable that people...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Issue 79
CSANews Issue 79 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.Snowbirds.org website...
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CSA Articles - PREPARATION IS KEY FOR A REWARDING Snowbird TRAVEL SEASON
PREPARATION IS KEY FOR A REWARDING Snowbird TRAVEL SEASON Toronto – Spending the winter in the sunny south sure beats contending with the ice and snow. If you are truly going to enjoy the fruits of the Snowbird lifestyle experience preparation is...
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CSA Articles - Canada Clubs
Canada Clubs As I have said before, it is always good to be back in Canada! We started off the summer season by attending the CSA board meeting in Toronto, where the president and directors discussed opportunities for our members and what we could...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report In the summer edition of CSANews, I outlined our plan of attack in our fight for a Retired Persons' Visa. Since that last column, CSA officials have now met with 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate...
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CSA Articles - On the Road Again - Fay and Barry Young Take the Scenic Route Through Their Golden Years
On the Road Again - Fay and Barry Young Take the Scenic Route Through Their Golden Years When it comes to travelling, Fay and Barry Young aren't exactly rookies – the Vancouver couple has travelled extensively throughout their lives. But when it...
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update I love good news! As a person who spends considerable time in the United States, for both business and pleasure, the close of the Canadian dollar at $1.059 on July 27 was hopefully a sign of things to come. I have some minor...
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CSA Articles - Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning
Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning It's that time of year again when many of us are preparing for our winter vacation away from home, most often in the southern states. After almost 20 years of hearing about the unfortunate, unexpected...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Issue 80
CSANews Issue 80 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. Members and registered users of the www.Snowbirds.org website...
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CSA Articles - FREE Shows - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
FREE Shows - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner....Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, is appearing to help us celebrate the freedom of the Snowbird Lifestyle,...
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CSA Articles - 2011 CSA Ontario Election Handbook
2011 CSA Ontario Election Handbook On Thursday October 6, 2011 the residents of Ontario will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! Take...
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Event Line-up
2012 Snowbird Event Line-up The Snowbird Extravaganzas and Winter Information Meetings are just around the corner. Mark you calendars! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Texas - Winter Information Meetings
Texas - Winter Information Meetings Canadian Snowbird Association Directors will be in Texas at various times throughout the winter. They will be there to share important information for travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations The 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited! Be sure to check the events schedule for DATES and TIMES and which locations require tickets. Tickets are FREE and...
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CSA Articles - CSANews Fall Issue 84
CSANews Fall Issue 84 The CSA is happy to inform its members that the latest issue of the CSANews - The Official News Magazine of the Canadian Snowbird Association - is now available online. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Event Line-up
2012 Snowbird Event Line-up Snowbird Extravaganzas is just around the corner! Come joing us on Jan. 31 or Feb. 1, 2012, in Lakelank Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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