Retiree Mo Polansky turned 100 this April. We celebrated his birthday with a Virtual Zoom Party with 25 guests including current CSA Group CEO David Weinstein who congratulated Mo on behalf of the organization. Many shared their best wishes and some shared stories of their days working alongside Mo.
We’ve set up a page/tab on this web site called Mo Turns 100. Please check out the photos, links to articles about Mo and comments from his many former colleagues.
If you were unable to attend or simply want to leave a message for Mo please go to the Mo Turns 100 page and leave a comment.
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.
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Keep an eye out for an announcement on our February Zoom Social.
Checkout these screenshots of the November 12th Zoom Social. We had 11 participants who spent up to 2 hours sharing thoughts on Remembrance Day, moving, where to buy the best Italian delicacies, a guitar collection, latest sewing projects, CSA memories, and more!
We’re pleased to announce that Brian McCran has been elected President of the CSA Retirees’ Club.
Brian replaces Ajmer Bal who tragically passed earlier this year.
Brian was an engineer in the Audio-Visual group which included surge suppressors and gaming machines for 32 years. Just prior to retirement, Brian was the Technical Advisor. He was also a member and past president of the EMBA.
Post retirement, Brian has been involved in the Retirees’ Club since 2009. He keeps busy volunteering for several groups, skiing and enjoying time with his family.
Joy Jones has retired and Veedeeta Beedsay is now our HR contact. You can contact Veedeeta by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 416-747-2302. Kim Walcott, Senior Manager, Total Rewards has taken over Joy’s duties. Kim can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-747-4032.
As of January 5, 2021, Wally’s Breakfasts are cancelled until further notice.
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.
Wally’s doesn’t have a buffet, but they offer an extensive. affordable breakfast menu. Wally’s Menu
A small group of CSA retirees gather for breakfast at 9:00 on the second Tuesday of each month.
Interbrand, an independent Canadian marketing firm, identified 150 iconic Canadian Brands in a recently published report.
The introduction states: “In honour of Canada 150, we are proud to share “The Interbrand 150: Iconic Canadian Brands Report—Our time to grow.” This report showcases the influence and impact of Canadian brands, and celebrates 150 companies, organizations and institutions that make us authentically Canadian, some of which pre-date our country’s 1867 confederation.”
You can download the report from the Interbrand website or view the 150 history time-line. You’ll recognize many names like Kraft Dinner, Tim Horton’s, Bombardier, Seagram’s, HBC, Cirque du Soleil, and CSA Group!
The report says… “CSA Group has been helping build our nation—and keep us safer—since 1919 through standards and testing that span almost every facet of Canadian life, from the railways that bring us together, to the helmets that help protect hockey players, to the healthcare we hold dear, and much more.”
How wonderful that we can say we’ve been part of an iconic Canadian brand.