Remember that requests for tickets should be received by April 21st in order that tickets can be mailed in time to be received prior to the luncheon. Information on the luncheon and where to mail your request and cheque were included with your Spring issue of SAGE. To see the flyer again: Please click here.
Bill C-27 An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act
By now you are probably aware of our Association "Taking on Bill C-27" initiatives as described in SAGE Spring 2017 and by the e-notices sent out by our National Office. SAGE included a postcard for you to mail to your Member of Parliament. There is also information on the Associations' website at www.federalretirees.ca/BillC27
I recently read an excellent article on the issue of pensions and Bill C-27 written by Bill Turnbull, President of Vancouver North Island - John Finn Branch of our Association and published in their branch March 2017 newsletter. To read Bill's Editorial click here
Branch Booth - 55+ Seniors Expo
Together with Sidney & District Branch we sponsored a booth at the recent expo at Pearkes Recreation Center organised by Seniors Living Magazine. The purpose for us being there was to reach out to persons who are eligible to belong to our Association but are not members.
We had a lot of visitors to our booth and made contact with several potential new members. We also used the event to seek out potential new local preferred partners.
Shown below at our booth are Branch Directors Dianne Brewster and Dorothy Cushway
Correction to Branch Bulletin March 1, 2017
The Veterans Independence Programme
The Veterans Affairs Canada phone number should have read 1 - 866-522-2122. The social transportation benefit in the VIP programme is only available to those receiving an income-based benefit, not a medical pension. Sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced.