AULD ACQUAINTANCES, from January 1, 2023

Auld Acquaintances by Peggy Oldfield
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Posted January 8, 2023:

At the CBC/SRC Association Christmas Party on November 27th, the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw was Anne Mathisen. Anne’s winnings amounted to $170.00 and a like amount went into the Association coffers (with grateful thanks to all those who bought tickets in the draw!).  In accepting her winnings, Anne stated that she would donate half of her prize to a charity and would let us know when she’d decided who the recipient would be.  That decision has now been made and $85.00 has been donated by Anne to the Salvation Army Black Kettle Fund.  Congratulations, Anne – and thank you for generously sharing your winnings to a worthy cause.

Dan Philips who worked with the CBC Design Department in both Vancouver and Ottawa many years ago, sends greetings from Toronto which he calls home now.  Dan sent a photo from the 1970s when he was with CBC in Vancouver and one as he is today – both of which you will see in our Colleagues’ Gallery. 

Neil Gillon sends word that former CFPR Technician Ken Robertson, who enjoyed a couple of careers after CBC, volunteers with the Canadian Lifeboat Institution.  They assist mariners in distress, warn people of potential hazards, do safety education and collect stray logs and debris.  By the way, the 50-year old sailboat that Ken built in Prince Rupert is available to an interested party and Neil comments that he’s almost giving it away.  Contact if you would like to get in touch with Ken and check out the Colleagues’ Gallery for a photo of him.

Joyce Resin and partner Peter had an amazing holiday in Equador and the Galapagos Islands in December, and Joyce has shared some delightful photos with us....

Joyce & Peter in the Galapagos Islands

Camouflage at its best ... Iguanas on the rocks

Takes some close searching to find the Iguanas!

Joyce with a 180 year old Tortoise

Male Frigate courting display

Yellow Desert Iguana

Close Up of the Yellow Desert Iguana