April 15th, 1947 - North Star service commenced between Montreal-Prestwick-London, under the command of Capt. "Gil" McLaren. The North Stars were DC-4M1's the unpressurized cabin version - imagine!

 December 22, 2016 - Air Canada Rouge flight AC1844 marked the inauguration of new, twice-weekly non-stop service from Montreal to Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport that will operate until April 23, 2017.

(source The Daily Dec 22/16)


From "Between Ourselves" magazine issued May 1947.

1947 April 1st - Inaugural service between Halifax and Boston with DC-3 equipment.

Found in the "Horizons" magazine issue dated November 1980.

tmb poetic licenceNow here's an employee who takes his work home with him every night. Joe Foss, Passenger Service Coordinator, San Francisco has trouble remembering his teletype code - his personalized plates let all San Francisco drivers know where he works.

Issue December 1980

tmb 1980 soccer champsThe 5th annual System Soccer tournament was held in London, England in late September. Teams from London, England (host), Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.

The hard fought final was between Montreal and London, with London prevailing after a full time game followed by extra time and then penalty kicks.

Here we have this photo of London, the System Champs.

Back row, from the left: Steve Cope, Dave Sickland, Brian Porter, Peter Lay, Mark Porter, Neil Oliver, Mike Bailey, Eric Abbott and Rick Snape.

Front row from the left: Frank Sanchez, Mark Taylor, Barry Eade, Bill Pow, Garry Marsh and Colin Clarke.

Past ACRA President honoured.

tmb acra ex presRon Castelli, Los Angeles ACRA Past President, receives his certificate of appreciation for his efforts during his term of office.

Shown during the presentation are, from the left: John Lucas, CSA, Cargo; Dick Schiano, CSS, Cargo: Ron Castelli, CSC, Cargo; Len Zak, Cargo Sales & Service Manager; and Bob Lane, CSA, Cargo.

Bowling Champs.

tmb bowling champsOne of the Cargo teams captured the "Bowling 1980" cup at a tournament for Air Canada employees in France. The event was set in a Paris suburb and it was followed by a dinner and dance.

Pictured at the trophy presentation, from the left: Yves Canu, Senior Sales Agent and member of the “Comité d'établissement”; Pierre Paquin, General Manager, France and Western Europe; Christian Evezard, Cargo Agent; Sylviane Laffargue, Marc Laffargue, Cargo Agent; Serge Trossail, Warehouseman and Micheline Breton, Sales Representative and member of the "Comité d'établissement".

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