Letter from the Editor Issue 31

Spring 1999 CSANews Issue 31  |  Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.Back to list

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. are like a patchwork quilt of colours. Oh! And, awhile back, it actually snowed in Arizona ­ welcome home.

Spring is a harbinger of wonderful things to come and the CSA is no exception. Following the recent successes in Ontario, a blueprint is in place that can be used as a powerful tool to persuade other provinces to follow suit. Over the past few years, the CSA has matured beyond its years and our members now represent a powerful force to bring about change at all levels of government.

The high profile of our Extravaganzas has not only brought us closer to our members, but has also brought publicity and recognition to our many issues. The upcoming Extravaganza North on September 15 and 16 in Toronto should further enhance our profile. Information, education and entertainment are a powerful combination.

As a snowbird, you should make sure you submit the Closer Connection form (printed in this issue) to the United States I.R.S. I'm not really sure what they actually do with these forms, but it may keep you from running afoul of U.S. tax laws in the future. You should obviously retain a copy for your records.

On a last note, if you are looking for some excitement later this summer, CSA Travel's 15-day trip to Canada's East Coast will amaze you. I was raised in Nova Scotia, half a century ago, and try to return to the Maritimes every year. A visit to the beauty and serenity of this part of our country is akin to being reborn.

Spring ­ Indeed!

J. Ross Quigley

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