Thursday, February 2, 2017

January 2017 Newsletter


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE from Cathy Van Herwaarden:
I hope that your new year is off to a good start!  Mine sure is!!!  As you read this, I am flying
off to Cuba with my husband.  Glad to leave the deep freeze behind!  YIPPEE!!!

PAST EVENTS:  R. Elaine Young (Program Chair)

November 30, 2016 - Parksville
Tour of Munchkinland, WOW (Words on Wheels) Bus & Technology Learning Centre
Four Retired Teachers were treated to an informative tour of the WOW bus, Technology
Learning Centre and Munchkinland in Parksville. Judi Malcom, the Manager of Oceanside
Building Learning Together (BLT), the society that runs all these positive programs, provided a
good update of the resources available.
Even those folks who were involved with BLT of the past, were very, very surprised by the
offerings these days. Munchkinland provides a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to
bring children for open play. A Saturday morning program (running this winter) is widely
attended by many parents, including dads. In the spring, the program moves outside to
nearby Mark’s Park, where children and parents can experience and explore nature first hand.
The WOW bus takes the programs on the road to many communities in the area. Building
Learning Together (BLT) is retiring their current bus and will be outfitting a bus provided by
School District 69.
The most “senior” friendly program is offered through the Technology Learning Centre (TLC).
This program is focused on adults, and promotes financial and technological literacy. They are
open regularly and provide many specialized workshops. Last year, the TLC offered a series of
workshops that focused on financial health after retirement, wills, powers of attorney etc.
Participants were very surprised by the width and breadth of the TLC Program.

December 14, 2016 - CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON Nanoose Bay

Fifty retired teachers and friends donned their best “ugly” Christmas attire and gathered  at
Fairwinds Restaurant in Nanoose Bay for some scrumptious food and Christmas cheer.  The
room was filled with festive fun and frivolity!  Maybe even the best yet!!!
This year, everyone received their meal at a reduced rate, as we have a bit of extra money to
spend on our members.  We gifted a poinsettia to three life members:  Betty Harrower, Eva
Hilborn and Art Skipsey.  Other poinsettias were delivered to the homes of life members.
Bill Taverner (Past President of BC Retired Teachers Association) gave us a brief run-down on
the New Societies Act and the repercussions for BCRTA and its local branches.
Bill Cave provided the background Christmas music and accompanied our carol singing.  Also,
many lucky people received door prizes:  angel decorations, star candle holders, poinsettias,
Santa candles, seasonal table runners, a stacking box snowman, a Santa doll, and a box of
Purdy’s chocolates.
Thanks to Barb and Al Brett for organizing the donations for Salvation Army.  There was $760
in monetary donations and a very large number of food donations.  The Salvation Army was
thrilled with this contribution.  What a wonderful group of generous people!

Choose Your Resolution

By Renee Sylvestre-Williams / December 2016 (Investors Group)
New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be long lists of things you’ll
never get to. Instead, pick one cause or charity to support in 2017.
This is the time of the year when we make resolutions to lose
weight, to be better with our money or just to be a better person.
But instead of making multiple resolutions that most of us never keep, what if we just decided
to do one thing in 2017 to help make our world a better place? Surely one resolution is easier
to keep than many.  Maybe focus on two things:  something personal, and something that
helps the greater world.
Figuring out what to do, though, can be a challenge there are so many organizations that
need help and so many ways to give back.  If you’re having trouble deciding on what cause or
charity to concentrate on, there are ways to cut through the noise.
  Ask yourself what kind of impact you want to have on people.
  Consider creating a “multi-plan,” where you’ll write down several things you care about
and then narrow it down from there.
Once you’ve decided on one or two causes to support, it’s time to do a little research.
  Checking your charities’ overheads, including administration costs, salaries and how
much money they spend to raise money. The information is usually available on a
charity’s site or through the Canada Revenue Agency, and it can indicate how they’re
using their donations. Most of the money should go to fulfilling the charity’s mandate.
  Also, consider calling and asking for a tour. This is a great opportunity to ask questions
about how charities are meeting their goals, including what metrics they’re using and
how they’re tracking them. Get as much reading material – such as annual reports  as
you can, and read it all. People choose a charity with their emotions, but the final
decision should be made with their heads.
When you do decide on what cause to support in 2017, remember that it’s the start of a
relationship and you should want that relationship to be a long one.  Maybe attend local
meetings and events, to see what’s out there and how to contribute.  Just listen and learn!

People Needing Assistance from Food Banks Increases

By Ken Kuhn, Liaison Priorities Newsletter Editor, Port Moody, BC
Liaison Priorities December 2016

This year 3.4% of British Columbians are accessing the Food Bank. Our BC
community food banks help 103,464 people in our province every month…
one third of these are children.
There are over 100 food banks operating in BC. In Vancouver, there are 26,000 people
assisted per week. Many of these people have a jobbut may be low-paying jobs. But the
high cost of living in BC is taking a tollespecially those people on fixed incomes. We have
one of the highest rates of poverty here in BC but we are the only province without a strategy
that raises welfare or provides housing and child care.

In 2015, BC had a child poverty rate of 20.4%. (First Call 2015 Child Poverty BC Report Card)
More than half (50.3%) of all BC children in lone-parent families are poor.  What is startling is
the number of young people and seniors forced to stand in line. Across BC, 32% of users are
kids & in Vancouver for seniors it is 19%. Many people are renting. Rents are high, income is
low. Rent has preference to food (& drug prescriptions & health care) so people are accessing
food banks.
We need the provincial government to step in & share the burden. The Liberal government
likes to point out that BC has the strongest economy in the country right now. It’s just a stat—
that means very little—when thousands of people don’t have enough to eat.
Mobility accessing food banks is a factor for seniors. Seniors need to be able to get to a food
bank and be able to take the food away. There are other barriers that include the stigma of
accepting help so many are reluctant to come because of the embarrassment and have not
been used to this in their lifetime.  There is less need for some seniors as they have been
admitted into a care home so the stats are skewed as a percentage of the whole population.
Food Banks need your help!   Donate money:  Loonies or Toonies!!!
$1 gets $6 of food. Buying power increases with money!!!
It’s Cold out There!!!
Check out the items that could be helpful for the homeless people in Oceanside area.


Are you willing to be a Social Concerns contact for our local branch?  Your role would be
receiving information and giving feedback about social concerns.  The Social Concerns
Committee is looking to develop a network of contacts to facilitate communication between
the committee and its members.  The committee will share provincial concerns with the
contact and the contact will share back local issues with the provincial committee.  It is not
an onerous task and requires mostly emails.  Here’s this year’s objectives for Committee:
To actively support “A Declaration Concerning a National Health Care Strategy for Seniors”
To continue to advocate for seniors issues in the upcoming provincial election
To continue to work with Health & Housing with concerns that involve both committees
To provide information on property tax deferrals prior to the tax deadline for members who
are home owners
To continue to encourage all branches to actively support social concern issues that affect
BCRTA members, and to appoint Branch Social Concerns contacts
To continue to monitor the work of Provincial Seniors’ Advocate
For more information:
If you are interested in being our Social Concerns contact, please contact me. or 250.248.0412   We need a volunteer, please!!!!

5 Ways We Can All Improve Our Lives
As good as life may be, we can always get better. Here's how.
Canadians are, generally, a happy and satisfied bunch we are the sixth happiest country in
the world according to the 2016 World Happiness Report but we know we can always do
better. In fact, a recent Ipsos Reid poll noted that 88 percent of Canadians are always on the
hunt for ways to boost their well-being. Fortunately, increasing well-being doesn’t require
radical change. Ready to get started? These five tips will help you turn that intention into a
1. Eat Green
Ipsos Reid found that 65 percent of Canadians want to live a healthier lifestyle. Here’s an easy
way to do just that: eat more greens, says registered holistic nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos.
“Green veggies, sea veggies and algae are loaded with chlorophyll, which helps increase the
number of energy boosting, oxygen rich and revitalizing red blood cells,” she says. So add a
salad to your lunch routine, have some sautéed spinach alongside your breakfast eggs, or
snack on roasted nori.
2. Find the Time
We all feel better when we spend time with friends and family and, according to that Ipsos
poll, 40 percent of those surveyed do want to spend more time with loved ones  but
everyone knows that making time is easier said than done. Being around people you care
about can actually do wonders for your mood, says Kotsopoulos, as it helps boost serotonin
levels and reduces stress. If your schedule is packed, though, you’ll either have to take
something away from your calendar or find a way to combine priorities, says Clare Kumar, a
productivity coach for executives. For example, if exercise is one of your goals, a walk date
with a friend might do the trick, she says.
3. Change Your Mind
The only thing stopping you from improving your life is you. That’s according to research done
by Stanford University psychology professor Carol Dweck. Her theory is that people who think
their talents are innate are likely to give up on a new activity if it doesn’t work right away.
However, if you approach trying new things with what she calls a growth mindset you have
to see talent as something that takes effort and practice to develop – you’re more likely to
keep at it even if you’re not successful the first time. Try something with that mindset and
you’ll gain resilience along with a new skill.
4. Get Messy
It’s time to stop feeling guilty about clutter and embrace your untidiness, says Jennifer
McCartney, author of The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place, a paean to saying yes
to mess that’s filled with practical, yet tongue-in-cheek, tips on how to do so. “We spend so
much time trying to attain Pinterest or Instagram-worthy kitchens and coffee tables and it’s a
waste of brain power,” says McCartney. “Plus, being messy can actually make you more
creative.” If you’re naturally neat, you can get into messiness, too — you might find it
liberating. “Don’t force it, but give it a try for a week or just a day,” she suggests.

5. Explore a Forest
As good as taking a walk is for you, talking a walk in a forest is even better. Research shows a
stroll in the forest can lower stress hormones, decrease your pulse rate, boost mental
health and improve blood glucose levels in diabetics. It’s something that the Japanese have
been doing for decades and they’ve even given it a name: Shinrin-yoku. It’s a term the
Japanese government gave to the concept of “forest bathing,” which means to commune with
nature in a forest. It’s a big part of the country’s preventative medicine practices. Give it a try!
Of course, there are many other ways to improve your life.
Studies show that an active social life can make you live longer.
Friends With Health Benefits
One study, conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, concluded that strong social ties in general can be beneficial to both
mental and physical health. They found that an active social life can be linked to lower risk of
cancer and cardiovascular disease, greater ability to carry out physical tasks, improved
happiness and better cognitive functioning.
An active social life can be been linked to lower risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease,
greater ability to carry out physical tasks, improved happiness and better cognitive functioning.
Conversely, a relative lack of social ties is associated with depression and later-life cognitive
decline, as well as increased mortality. One Harvard Medical School study found that a lack of
strong social relationships increased the risk of premature death from all causes by 50%.
People who smoke up to 15 cigarettes a day have the same kind of increased risk, according
to the study.
Quality Over Quantity
There are many ways to keep an active social life in retirement, like volunteering or picking up
a new sport or activity with your fellow retirees. There are also a number of communities in
warm climates, like Florida or Palm Springs, that cater to active retirees.
Of course, it might be easiest to revisit friendships that you let lapse during your working
years. Just go out with the people who already care about you the most and stay healthy in
the process.

BCTF News Release:   January 5, 2017
More than 1,000 new teaching positions to be created as a first step in the process to implement the
BCTF's landmark court win
The BCTF has reached agreement with the BC Public School Employers' Association and government
on an interim measure to immediately create more than 1,000 new teaching positions while
discussions continue on full restoration of teachers' unconstitutionally stripped collective agreement
“Since the BCTF won our court case back in November, we have been moving forward with two
goals,” said BC Teachers' Federation President Glen Hansman. “The first goal was to get as many
teachers as possible back into schools and classrooms as quickly as possible. This $50 million
agreement is the first step. It means hundreds more teachers will be in schools working with students
across the province in a matter of weeks. The second and most important goal- full implementation of
the 2002 collective agreement language-will now be the focus of talks between the two parties.”
Hansman emphasized that today's agreement is in no way a final resolution, nor does it impact a
future agreement on full implementation of the restored language. While the new funding is badly
needed, and will help many teachers and students, the government will have to provide significantly
more funding to meet the requirements of the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling.
“With this interim measure agreed to, the parties can now turn to the crucial task of fully
implementing all the language that was restored by the court,” said Hansman. “The two sides will be
meeting again next week to continue discussions. The BCTF's goal is to ensure these talks are not
long or drawn out and that all Boards of Education, schools, teachers, students, and parents have
certainty about how and when the language will be restored.
“It's important for parents and the public to understand how our contract language made a difference
for kids. It guaranteed supports for students with special needs, and manageable class sizes for all. It
ensured teacher-librarians, counsellors, English language and other specialist teachers were there to
give students the individual attention they need,” Hansman said.
“It has been almost 15 years to the day since then-Education Minister Christy Clark first brought in the
unconstitutional legislation. The work to repair the damage to public education has only just begun.
“It's going to take a significantly higher investment than $50 million to undo the damage this
government has done to a generation of students. BC teachers will be looking closely at the February
21 provincial budget to make sure that funding is provided to implement the full scope of the restored
Key Points Of The Memorandum Of Agreement Include:
$50 million in new funding from the Ministry of Education to create 1,000-1,100 teacher full-time
equivalents (FTE) for the balance of the 2016-17 school year.
The new funding will be used to implement two priority measures: adding enrolling-teacher positions
and non-enrolling positions in schools (for example: counsellors, teacher-librarians, special education
teachers, and other specialists across all grades).
Allocation of the net new funding at the school district level needs to be jointly developed and decided
through a district committee established by the Superintendent and the local union
President.  Decisions about what jobs will be posted and where needs to be decided by the local
parties. There will also be a dispute resolution process if there is no agreement between local parties.

Each year, our local branch has donated $600 to the Canadian Harambee Education Society
for one young woman to attend high school in Kenya.  Because of the New Societies Act, we
will need to change how we do fundraising and scholarships.  More about that, at another
This year, we were still able to sponsor Mercyline Kirikita.
A previous newsletter contained her extensive biography.
Her new school year begins this January.
If you wish to write to her, ask the postal clerk to run your
letter through the post office machine postage stamper.
Here’s her address:
Mercyline Kirikita, Form 1,
St. Anne’s Musoli Girls High School,
P.O. Box 756,
Kakamega    50100
Here’s a group of 4 generous people
who sponsor their very own CHES
Congratulations to Elisabeth Pos, Jan
Graham, Lorna Calder, and Sally
Hemingson for promoting education
around the globe!
Well done!!!
Who is interested in joining me in a
group sponsorship of our own
Let me know:

What are you up to???
Please let me know for our next newsletter!
Here’s what we heard, this past December, in no particular order.
Tom Manson:  canoed the Yukon River Whitehorse to Dawson City
Daphne Manson:  Elder College very interesting, great people, new things to learn!  Nous
Chantons francophone singing group.  Curves  fitness
Christine Rivers:  Tapestry weaving, yoga, hiking, cycling, running, rock climbing, Travel  
tapestry tour in Europe, Cultural tours in Mexico
Gerry Galey:  hiking, river cruising, tennis, Mexico, Meals on Wheels, Ireland
Josie Zbitnew:  BC Royal Museum to see the 40,000 year old baby mammoth, a Great-
Grandma, travelled with daughter to see 1 year old Eli in Winnipeg
Eileen Butts:  Bard to Broadway Community Theatre
Laurel Johannson:  City of Gardens Chorus Langford, Bard to Broadway, Grand Kids
Elaine Young:  going to Mexico in February to build a large classroom to add to a school
David Hobson:  partner and I building a house on Gabriola Island
Wayne Searle:  active in curling, golf and slow-pitch
Sandra Veenstra:  with family for Christmas and then to Nova Scotia to visit my 101 year
old mother presently in hospital, but improving!!
Art Skipsey:  have given my steam boat the Swan to the Marine Heritage Society in Port
Sally Hemingson:  Volunteer Gardening at Milner Gardens and home.  Made 2 quilts this
year.  Continuing work on family history.  Trip to the Chilcotin.
Elisabeth Pos & Lorna Calder:  Travelling South America.  Future trip to Baltic and
Europe.  Daily walks 10,000 steps.  Aquacise with friends.
Eva Hilborn:  Chair Canadian Federation of University Women.  Early Childhood Education

Jan Graham:  Volunteer Milner Gardens.  Dining Discoveries rotate houses for monthly
meals.  Magical Mystery Tour taking Sally and Nancy out every third month.  Hiking Group
Thursdays 4 to 6 walkers
Nancy Whelan:  3 trips coast to coast in Canada.  Cruise Boston, Maritimes, Montreal.
Volunteer The Gardens Seniors Residence and Milner Gardens.  Dog walking.  Writing
(Island Woman, Seedy Saturday)
Neil Worboys:  Attended the Supreme Court in Ottawa to hear the BCTF case for returning
class size etc. to our Collective Agreement.  YAHOO!!!  We won!!!
Kay Howard:  Going to Madagascar!
Val Morton:  5 weeks in Australia this fall, make quilts with Victoria Quilts for people
undergoing cancer treatment
Margaret Sanou:  lots of walks in our beautiful forests; taking a course on writing for
children from The Institute of Children’s Literature
Betty Kennaird:  Caribbean cruise in October and again at end of January to Costa Rica via
San Diego
Betty Ann Acres:  Visit family (son) in Sweden in summer.
Barb Brett:  Researching family history
Al Brett:  Restoring old cars (Seaside Cruisers Car Club)
Bill and Marg Hoverman:  Care of feral cats
Val Dyer:  took up Karate when retired
Cathy Van Herwaarden:  trip to Cuba!!!
What an amazing group of people with such varied interests!
Did you know that Collette Vacations is affiliated with BCRTA?
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• Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours.
• Private climate-controlled motor coach enhances your tour.
• Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling leaves the heavy lifting to us.
• Welcome and farewell dinners feature local specialties.
• Receive complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours.
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  Complimentary freshly brewed coffee and tea, local telephone calls, newspapers and
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  Time Saving Vehicle Maintenance Services available while you are away (ie. Car Wash,
Oil Change)
How to Use:
Members can quote this number at the counter to receive the discountcan be used for both
leisure and business travel.  No reservation or pre-booking required!
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Individuals that travel frequently within your organization can register online to expedite their
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Benefits Include:
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  Earn loyalty points which goes towards FREE PARKING
  Receive a text message when you land to have your car ready upon your return -  No
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travel.  Our exclusive, password protected services offers discounts as high as 50%, and
averages 10-20% savings below market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the
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Shopping for a new bathing suit and flip flops shouldn’t be the only things at the top of your
vacation “to do” list. Are your passports up to date? Are there any vaccines you may need for
your specific destination? You probably only look at your passport when you need it and like
most people don’t even remember the last time you had a tetanus shot, so putting these
items as a top priority, prior to take off will help ensure that your trip goes off without a
hitch. To help you along, we created a simple checklist.
Make Health And Safety A Priority.
ü  Confirm well in advance if any vaccines or medications are needed before visiting the
destination. If there are, make the appropriate appointments prior to your trip date.
ü  Check for government issued travel advisories for the country or region you are
planning to visit. For example is it safe to drink the tap water?
ü  Carry sufficient prescription medication and allergy treatments in your carry-on
luggage, as well as a copy of the original prescription. Some countries have strict
laws, even against over-the-counter medications.  A letter from your doctor is also a
good idea.
ü  Share travel and destination information with loved ones in the event an emergency
ü  Choose a trusted friend or relative to hold onto a photocopy of all your travel
documents and passport in case of loss or theft.

Have The Proper Documentation.
ü  Check to make sure all members of your party, including children and infants, have a
valid passport (and that it won’t be expiring while you’re away).
ü  If travelling outside your home province, carry provincial health cards, and driver’s
ü  Add (or keep) your insurance wallet card to your wallet so you have easy access to
their phone number should you need to call them for assistance while away.
ü  Be prepared for potential entry or exit fees from certain countries. These fees are not
included in the price of your flight and can range from $25 to $200. Having the proper
currency can avoid potential stress and delays at the airport.
Get Travel Insurance Coverage
It’s important to take out travel insurance when you’re away on vacation, so that even if the
unexpected happens, you can be prepared. To find out which travel insurance plan is right for
you, check with Johnson:
Once you’ve checked these items off your to-do list, and your bags are packed, it’s important
to not forget about preparing your home. Find out the best ways to keep your home
protected while you’re away:
BCRTA gives six awards of $1500 to schools (K to 12) that are involved in
working with seniors.  Are you aware of a teacher that needs to know about
this?  Spread the word!!!  For more information:
If you know of a PQRTA member who needs some
sunshine in their life, due to illness or a loss in their
family, please contact:
Colleen Craig

vLaurie Neville
vJocelyn Robinson
Save Canada’s Public Health Care:
For-profit clinic CEO Brian Day has launched a lawsuit against Canada’s public health care
system.  If he wins, many Canadians won't be able to afford health care and we will have to
wait longer for treatment.
Canadian Public Health Care
In Canada, everyone is covered by public insurance and we can get basic treatment and care,
no matter how much money we have. Under our current laws, private insurance companies
don't get to decide who gets care and who doesn't.
Cambie Surgeries Corporation CEO Brian Day wants to change that.  He is trying to use the
courts to change Canada's health care system so that:
Doctors can charge patients unlimited amounts for all procedures and services - from routine
check-ups to hip surgeries.
We move to an American-style system with parallel private care and insurance (putting
private insurance companies in the position to deny patients health care coverage for basic
services like visits to the emergency room or cancer treatment).
If Brian Day wins, many Canadians won't be able to afford health care and we will have to
wait longer for treatment - while the very wealthy pay to jump ahead in line.
We need real improvements to make our health care system work better for
everyone, including shortening wait times.
Brian Day's lawsuit would make things much worse for regular Canadians. A win for Day
would be a loss for us.
DONATE to the LEGAL FUND to fight Brian Day and save Public Health Care
If you want to want the Federal government to be accountable for their election promises,
add your voice to CARP’s (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) petition (Feet to the Fire
If you’re a news junkie:
If you’re looking to save some money:

Contact PQRTA Program Chair Elaine Young: or 250.586.8112
January 24, 2017 1:00 to 2:30pm Exploring Education in Kenya:
A presentation of the Canadian Harambee Educational Society by Don and Wendy Reimer
February 9, 2017 - 1:00 to 3:00 PM Friendship Get Together
March 9, 2017 Deep Bay Marine Station 11:30 Tour and/or 12:30pm High Tea
April 1, 2017 Change from Pacific Blue Cross to Green Shield Canada
Members who receive Pacific Blue Cross benefits from the Teachers’ Pension Plan  should
have received a letter telling them about a change in the insurance carrier to Green Shield
Please direct your calls and questions to the following:
Teachers’ Pension Plan, Client Services, BC Pension Corporation
Toll Free:  1.800.665.6770 or Email:
Learn more about the new carrier:
President Cathy Van Herwaarden
Vice-President Lucinda Hendren
Past-President Kay Howard
Treasurer Ellen Coates
Secretary Marg Hoverman
Program Elaine Young
Communication Val Dyer
Membership Laurel Johannson
Heritage Sharon Cox-Gustavson
Social Concerns Awaiting a Volunteer! You? Or, who???
Historian Vacant, but thanks to Jim Swanson for updating our website, at the following:

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