Not Too Late – Christmas Luncheon

It’s not to late to sign up for the Christmas Luncheon on Thursday, December 8, 2022.  We’ve planned a $40 per person scrumptious buffet at the scenic Weston Golf & Country Club.

All the details about the event are on the website.

Please contact terri.smith@bell.net ASAP to reserve your spot. The deadline to sign-up and pay is Sunday, December 4 at 3pm. If you are unable to pay by eTransfer, contact Terri to arrange an alternate form of payment.

Luncheon Reminder – Dec 8, 2022

Winter caught us all by surprise. Suddenly it was here! AND before you know it, the December 8th Christmas Luncheon at the Weston Golf & Country Club will be here.

It’s only $40 per person, at lunchtime, and early enough in December to not interfere with holiday shopping and other social events.

Don’t miss out. Click this link to see the original post with details on how to sign up.

Christmas Luncheon – Thurs Dec 8, 2022

Looking outside, it’s hard to believe that it’s November and the Holiday Season is on the horizon. Before you know it, your social calendar will be full. We hope that you saved December 8th for the CSA Retirees’ Club Annual Christmas Luncheon.  We’re back at the Weston Golf & Country Club in their dining room overlooking the golf course. They have a new chef this year who will be preparing a gourmet feast for us, served buffet style.

The CSA Retirees’ Club Executive cordially invites all CSA retirees and one guest, to attend this festive event on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at a cost of $40 per person.

New this year: We will be opening the doors earlier at 11:00 am allowing retirees to gather and grab a coffee before the cash bar opens and lunch is served.

This is always a popular event, so be sure to notify us of your intention to attend ASAP by emailing Terri Smith at terri.smith@bell.net with your name and your guest’s name The deadline for your reply and payment is Friday, December 2, 2022.  Details are as follows:

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Announcing “Lunch at Wally’s” – Nov 8, 2022

If “Breakfast at Wally’s” was too early in the day for you, then you’ll be excited to learn that we are moving the time of our monthly get-together to lunch. We’ll still got to Wally’s on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, but we’ll meet there at 11:30 am for lunch.

So, please join us on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 11:30. Since this is new, we want to get an idea of how many people will attend, so please indicate your interest in joining us by either:

  • sending us an e-mail at csaretirees.info@gmail.com,
  • sending a message through the “Contact Us” page on this website,
  • or by submitting a “Comment” on this post. 

Please be sure to include your name in the e-mail.

What do you think about this change? We know you have ideas and opinions and want to hear from you. Maybe you’d like us to change the day of the week, or change the restaurant, or even change it up every month. Please tell us if you think using one of the methods above.

Don’t know where Wally’s is? Although Wally’s address is 123 Rexdale Blvd., it’s actually on the east side of Kipling, south of Rexdale.  It’s behind (south) of the Royal Bank.  It’s accessible from Kipling or through the Shoppers Drug Mart (next to the bank) parking lot.

Moe Polansky – Sept. 4, 2022

Moe’s family has asked us to post this notice.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Moe at his home at the age of 101 on Sunday, September 4, 2022.  Loving father to Sherin (Garber) and Perri.  Grandfather of Adam.   He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice.   Moe was the kindest, patient, calm,  and understanding person.   He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jennifer Shapiro.  We are grateful for the attention given by the doctors at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.  

The family will hold a service at Steeles Memorial Chapel 350 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill, ON. Interment at Mount Sinai Memorial Park 986 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON.

Friends and family are invited following the internment to Beth David B’Nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Road, Toronto, ON M3H 3J7.

Shiva continues  at 44 Diana Drive, Toronto on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and  Friday 2-4 p.m.,  Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  

Memorial Donations may be made to Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care  http://tonystaceycentre.ca/ or Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, “K” Wing https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=veterans-palliative-care-unit

Date of Death: Sunday, September 4, 2022

Date of Funeral: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Time of Funeral: 2:00 PM

Memorial Service Location: Steeles Memorial Chapel

Burial Service Location: Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Canadian Jewish Veterans Section

Condolences can be posted on Moe’s Memorial page at Steeles Memorial Chapel.

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Inspectors circa 1980s

Pack of wolves, murder of crows, litter of kittens … every group has a name. What should we call this group of inspectors? It certainly conjures up all sorts of memories. Are you in the photo? Do you recognize anyone? Do you know the date and occasion of the photo? Please share your thoughts.

Note: Click on the photo to get a larger screen image.

Thanks to Pam Grant for sharing this photo on her father, Larry Moore’s passing.

UPDATE: The picture elicited several responses and comments click the page numbers below to read all the comments:

Retirees Club Executive

Here`s a screen capture of our recent Retirees Club Executive. Do you recognize everyone? Across the top is Terri Smith, Susan Morley and Brian McCran. That’s Mel Doig, Chiu Wong and Daniel Barbini on the next line. And Kris Jones on the bottom.

At our Annual General Meeting on October 25,2021, Tom Tabor and Sue Pearse stepped down, Brian McCran was elected for a second term as president, and Chiu Wong and Kris Jones were elected as directors. Thanks to Tom and Sue for being part of the executive.

In 2022 Terri, Susan, Mel and Daniel came up for re-election and during the October 27, 2022 AGM were unanimously re-elected for another 2 year term.

How To Sign-up for Zoom Sessions

It’s easy to sign-up for Zoom sessions. All you have to do is contact us. You can do this by either:

  • sending us an e-mail at csaretirees.info@gmail.com,
  • sending a message through the “Contact Us” page on this website,
  • or by submitting a “Comment” on this post. 

Please be sure to include your name in the e-mail and the event you’re signing up for.  You will receive an invitation to the meeting by e-mail from Susan Morley prior to the event date. 

Exciting Announcement re Zoom for 2021

Your Retiree Executive have just extended our Zoom subscription for the rest of the year.  This will allow us to continue to run Zoom Socials on a regular basis.

On January 13th, 15 people joined our Zoom Social, spending almost 2 hours sharing their views on various topics.  We even had 2 of our nonagenarians (that’s someone in their nineties) telling tales of CSA days of yore.  Did you know that some CSA staff were once housed in a former Planter’s Peanuts factory?  You needed to protect your lunch (think camping) as not all of the previous inhabitants had left.

Zoom is easy to use and requires little preparation.  To be able to use Zoom, you’ll need a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera and microphone.  Don’t have a computer?  That’s okay, we have the ability for people to call in by phone.

Make sure that you are kept up-to-date by subscribing to this website.  To subscribe click on the “+ Follow” in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage.  You’ll be asked to provide your e-mail address.  You’ll receive an-mail whenever we post to the website.

Keep an eye out for an announcement on our February Zoom Social.