Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Editors' Note: Sadly, Terry found the following notice while checking up on ACRA activities after lifting of most Covid restrictions

For Wayne's memories of ACRA see NetLetter #1440.

ACRA YYZ Chapter closed December 2020

Toronto A.C.R.A (Air Canada Recreation Association) wishes to advise that after 47 years of representing our membership in a social capacity, such as, the Children's Christmas party, the Gala Dinner Dance, picnics, Blue Jays days, supporting tournaments as well as bringing you outside discounts and AC merchandise, there are not enough active employees able to volunteer to continue.

ACRA would like to thank all members who participated, volunteered and donated throughout the years. As well as Air Canada who, with their support, made it possible for ACRA to operate.

It is with a heavy heart the Board of Directors have decided to close and our hope for the future is that ACRA will be resurrected by new volunteers, to once again, become the Recreation Association many employees enjoy.

Sincerely, the ACRA board of Directors

Source: acraacra123.wixsite.com/yyzacra/membership

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Found in 'Horizons' magazine

Issue dated November 2001

All in the family - generations of dedication.

What does the Boudreau family have in common?

tmb boudreau familyJoe Boudreau and his three sons, Robert, Roger and Laurie, have given Air Canada, as of 2001, 132 years of dedicated service and grandson Michael is continuing the tradition.

Back in 1948, Joe joined Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) in Station Operations in Moncton, New Brunswick, retiring as a Non Destructive Testing Technician in 1975. His sons followed in his footsteps.

In 1956, Robert joined Station Services in Montreal and retired in 1991 as Line Maintenance Planning Manager. Roger got his start in 1960 in Montreal in Station Operations and retired as Lead Station Attendant in 1998.

In 1969, Laurie started in Saint John, New Brunswick  in Station Operations and retired as Station Agent in 2001. And our story continues, as Robert's son Michael works in Maintenance and is carrying on the family tradition with 22 years of service up to 2001. 

Issue dated June 2002

Inaugural Air Canada flight Anchorage to Vancouver.

Brothers Captain Gordon Taylor (Check Pilot) and First Officer David Taylor, pose with ln-Charge Rodney Redfern and Flight Attendants Trevor Thomas, Marie Reine Oberle and Ka Wai Sur onboard the May 13, 2002 inaugural flight of AC #1096 Anchorage to Vancouver.

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Congratulations to these Toronto employees who, during 2002, celebrated a milestone service anniversary.

Back row: Daniel Agarbado, Ken King, Biran Pelleting, Rose Tomei, Catherine Carswell, Dave Wright, Parvin Rakhar, Lori Holden, Ian Cross, Al Stewart, Bruce Robertson, Sean Goveas.

Front row: Antje Bedirian, Carin Brown, Burns Puddicombe, Janice Spicer, Anne-Marie Bauer, Roger Dellevi, Steven Banks and Nick Heaps

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Issue dated October 2002

On September 5, 2002 we launched the first phase of our new, enhanced International 'Executive First' service. The flights were full and everyone was thrilled with the new personalized service they received.

Starting with flights to London, Paris and Frankfurt, the new service will roll out in stages to more of the network.

Later that year it will expand to Japan, and early next year to Asia/Pacific and South America.

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Winnipeg is a station with team spirit, prairie pride and a passion for excellence in customer service. This year, 2002, employees at the Winnipeg Airport have departed 5,000 flights on time and handled more than 425,000 customers.

In this photo, left to right: Ron Menzies and Alberto Dumantay, Station Attendants, load bags onto a cart with the help of Lead Station Attendant, Eugene Paterson, and Station Attendant Mike Green.

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In the Leads Office, we have these three Customer Sales and Service Leads (left to right): Maria Weir, Bruce Burr and Suzanne Garvie have it all under control.

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