Dragged out of the "Regional News" magazine issue dated March/April 1981.

35 years and still hanging on.

tmb 35 year vetsThe year was 1946, the name was Trans-Canada Air Lines, and the symbol was TCA rampant on a maple leaf when these "students" joined at Winnipeg in what has become the self-styled College of Airline Knowledge - the indoctrination course for new employees of the airline that became Air Canada. This year (1981) seven of the original 19 of the class of '46 gathered in San Francisco for a third reunion (others were held at the 25th and 30th anniversaries).

From left to right: David Young, now area manager, western U.S.; Reginald Cook (retired); Walt Mannell, former sales, rep New York and now a Kansas City travel agent; Dick Forrest, retired AC personnel director; Bob Nicholson, AC D.M. Winnipeg; Vince Brimicombe, sales rep, SFO; and Hugh Bolduc, retired.

ACCESS reaches POS.

tmb access at posMajor customer service improvements were added with the introduction of ACCESS in Port of Spain. In this photo we have Larry Conway, seated, ACCESS co-ordinator explain the system. Surrounded by him from the left: Dennis Rawlins, airport mgr; Indra Maraj, CSA; and Gerald Daniel, station agent.

 Extracted from the "Horizons" magazine issued July 1980
 "Whitelaw joins the club"

tmb 25 year clubWhat better way to join the quarter-century club than to call on those with experience., thought Jim Whitelaw, V.P. Atlantic Canada.

He is shown here in the photo, seated with 25-year colleagues Nancy Fitzgerald and John Connolly. Other veterans are, standing from the left: Dick Gormey, Al Rach, Bernie Fellows, Ken Gordon, Dave Russell, Jack Fardy, Bob Lennox, Tom Love, Pete Gauthier and Don Nelson.

Capital connection.

tmb 556 yyj yowThe recent inauguration of service between Victoria and Edmonton was a birthday celebration for both the company and its first passenger on the new route. Mrs Thora Howell hails from Ladysmith, Vancouver Island.

Glen Steeves, District Manager noted that this service augments existing coast-to-coast service between Victoria and St. John's, Newfoundland. The route serviced by stretched DC-8s on the 3,500 mile flight has stops at Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax, and is believed to be the longest overland domestic route in the world.

In this photo from the left: Glen Steeves, Flight Attendants Denise Fridlet and Marianne Peacock; Purser Pierre Valiquette and Passenger Agent Sheila Mackinnon. 

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