Representation for California
Posted date : May 5, 2020.
I would like to make a comment about the snowbird magazine. We come down to Palm Springs, California from Alberta for five months every winter. There are also many, many others who come here. When we drive down the roads, we see so many Alberta and British Columbia cars on the road and they are the majority of the cars in parking lots. It is due to the snowbirds who come here that the businesses can stay open. During the summer after we all go home, some of the restaurants can’t even survive and they go out of business.
When I read the CSA magazine, I see articles pertaining to FLORIDA almost exclusively. A little bit is mentioned about Arizona, but hardly ever is California mentioned. I would like to see more representation for the Western Canada snowbirds who flock to California. Thank you very much.
Ed.: We are very aware of our loyal members and policyholders in Western Canada and the Western United States. We are trying to improve our representation for these areas in every issue and will continue to do so. Also, do not be fooled by our “competitors,” who are trying to sell you insurance and currency exchange products by saying that we do not care about the West. The CSA and Medipac are the only organizations that do care. The CSA has two dedicated directors for Western Canada who both live and winter in the West, and who represent your needs extremely well. Wendy Caban lives in British Columbia and represents B.C. and Alberta and John Foster lives in Saskatchewan and represents Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They are both on the executive of the Canadian Snowbird Association. Medipac, being a federal corporation, also holds individual licences in every Western province, as well as in the Yukon and the Territories. Please feel free to give us any suggestions which you may have to improve our coverage for you.