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Cafba News - Mar 2005
A Publication of the Canadian Air Force Brats Association
Where Being A Brat Is A Good Thing!
email: webmaster@cafba.ca
10,976 members and growing! Let's find everyone.
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In This Issue:

  1. Welcome Back
  2. Today's Quote - Yesterday's Saying
  3. Get Your Free Gift
  4. Cafba Website Updates
    • The Main Page!
    • Happy Birthday!
    • Newsletter Signups
    • Cafba Memberships
    • Your Opinion Counts!
    • Trivia
    • It's Air Show Time
    • Upcoming Reunions
    • Airshows
    • Cafba Website Navigation
    • Base Updates
    • Base Recollections
    • A CAFBA Recommended Site
    • Confessions of A BRAT!
  5. Make A Brat Laugh
  6. What the BRAT's Are Saying!
  7. The List of Brat Sites
  • Welcome Back

  • Welcome to this 17 Mar 2005 eigth edition of the Cafba News!

    Happy St Patty's Day Everyone

    What do you get if you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?

    A rash of good luck!

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    Yes, you read that correctly. This is the Mar 2005 edition. Up until the beginning of August 2004 I was able to produce a newsletter every two weeks. It is still my intention to do just that, however, every now and then life gets in my way and I am unable to maintain that pace. So until I get back to normal, the newsletters will be publihed on a sporadic basis. At least once a month.

    A special thanks to all of the new subscribers. The response continues to be overwhelming. Thanks for subscribing to this free newsletter from www.cafba.ca. Please tell your friends about this newsletter.

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    Where to begin!

    This is your newsletter - If you have a comment - let's hear it!

    Today's quotation:

    "The best mirror is an old friend."

    George Hebert

    Yesterday's saying:

    "Never Put Off Today - What Can Be Done Tomorrow!"

    A new daily quote is shown on cafba main page

    Submit Yours Now for the next newsletter!

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    Cafba Website Updates

    • The Main Page!

      After loosing the server and all of the 5 years of bulletin board postings, we are almost back to normal

      The main entry page at www.cafba.ca should be where all your searches of the cafba web site start.

      It will always contain the latest polls; a place to subscribe to the newsletter; the most up to date links to the rest of the site.

      It will occasionally have some comment and of course it will always have links to our sponsors, as it is they that help keep the site free!

      So start all of your visits to the cafba web site here www.cafba.ca

    • Cafba Celebrations

      • 17 Mar 2005 eigth Cafba Newsletter issued

      • Birthdays in Mar - Happy Birthday Y'All
      • We are unable to list those birthdays at this time but we hope to have the list return for the next newsletter!

        Birthdate CAFBA ID Last Name First Name

        For those people whose names do not appear but who are also celebrating a B'Day this month, I wish you a Happy Birthday as well. We have only been asking for this data for a short time and not everyone wants it known. If you want yours added, send me a note.

    • Newsletter signups
    • This is the 8th edition of the cafba newsletter.

      Please share this copy with your friends. If they would like their own copy delivered to their inbox send them here.

      More and more mail servers are blocking attachments to emails or are scanning for known s*p*a*m words. We have experienced delivery problems to AOL, specifically and some free email address sites such as hotmail, netscape or yahoo.

      So to avoid these delivery problems, from this issue forth, you will only receive a text message to let you know the newsletter has been published and where to find it.

      Previous newsletter editions can be found here.

    • Cafba Memberships
    • Loads of new names have been added to the database in recent months. As of publication of this newsletter we have over 10,976 names in the database. Are you registered? Go here and register your details now so you can be included in the website.

      We still have a backlog of registrations that I am endeavouring to get to. Unfortunately, just not enough spare time anymore. Please be patient.

      A listing of the latest new members can be found here: http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/members/newest/newest.html.

    • Your Opinion Counts!
    • Aug Poll results:

      The early Aug poll, found on the main page of the cafba site, asked the question:

    • Should we bring our troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq?

    • Thanks to everyone who cast their vote. Here are the results of the early July poll.

      • Total of 23 votes were cast.
        • 12 Yes votes for 52.17% of total
        • 11 No votes for 47.83% of total

      A new poll was started as of 01 Mar 2005.

      Here is the new poll question: Do You exercise and diet regularly?

      Get your vote in.

      Have a question you would like surveyed? Email us with your question.

      If you haven't voted yet, please do so - your opinion counts!

      Watch for our next poll starting 1 May 2005.

    • Trivia
    • Have you checked out the summer newsgroup trivia contest answers on the cafba website?

      Answers to these 28 questions can be at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/trivia/trivia2004.html

      Do you have a good trivia question? Send it in and we will use it in future contests.

    This edition's trivia question: All you Oldies lovers...When did Elvis Presley make his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

    Answer in the next newsletter

  • Upcoming Airshows
  • Been to an Air Show yet? Take any pictures you care to share?

    What do you remember the most about attending an air show when you were young? Check out these shows, they will bring back all those great memories.

    • Now in their 35th season, the Snowbirds have flown for over 100 million spectators across North America.

      The Canadian Forces Snowbirds 2005 Schedule can be found by visiting their web site at http://www.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca/index_e.asp to see lots of great pictures from past shows

      Going away on vacation and you might miss your local air show? Take a peek here to see lots of international air shows listed.

      Know of a show that is not listed? Let me know so we can add it to the next newsletter

    • Upcoming Reunions
    • There are lots of reunions this summer with more planned for future years. If you know of one not listed please let me know so we can include it in the next newsletter

      • new7th - 10th July 2005 There will be a P.C.I. reunion in Portage la Prairie,MB. in the first week of July,2005.As the C.F.B. base at Southport had no highschool all the base brats went to P.C.I. The reunion is for anyone whosoever went to the school. The website is www.pcireunion.ca.

      • newJuly 15, 2005. Chatham New Brunswick. There will be a high school reunion for James M. Hill High School class of 1980. This would include dependants who lived either at CFB Chatham or CFS St. Margarets. Inquiries should be directed to jmhclassof1980@yahoo.ca
        Dr. Greg MacDiarmid
        UW 1988
        Miramichi, New Brunswick CANADA
        Tel: (506) 627-0250 Fax: (506) 627-0251
        E-mail: duffie@nbnet.nb.ca Web: www.mirop.ca

      • newAugust 06/07 2005 Cold Lake/Grand Centre/Medley get together for everybody and anybody from the area from 1965 to 1985. We have over 175 ex-Cold Lakers already and it will be held In Edmonton. The contact is Mike Oliver at pmrj@shaw.ca
      • A reunion for all 4 Wingers who attended 4 Wing Senior High in the 1960 to 1970 decade is in the works! Information on the event can be found at: http://members.rogers.com/4winghigh/index.htm Ph:519-421-1612
      • newSummer 2005 A reunion is being planned in Shilo summer 2005. Watch for details to be posted here later, or contact SugarShack55 (bandj@mazinaw.on.ca)

      • 07-10 July 2005 PineTree Radar Line Personnel: a gathering and reunion of all ranks and all trades of US and Canadian military and civilian personnel and their families in the joint cities of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and Michigan.

      • 29-31 Jul 2005 Base Borden Collegiate Institute Reunion for all students who attended from 1967-1971. More information is available on the classmates website www.classmates.com

      • newSeptember 1-5, 2005 Marville Airbase 50 th birthay celebrations. For more information, you can contact Ms Taous LAFRAD 10 Résidence Canadienne Block B Rue du Québec B 54260 Longuyon France tlafrad@ausy.fr Phone : 011+333663347642 or Pierre BAAR Rue de la Station 22 B6762 St Mard Belgique Pierre.baar@cec.eu.int Phone : 011+3263578850 See more details here
      • July 6th - 8th / 2006 AFCENT (Brunsumm Holland)Winnipeg, MB, Canada 2006 AFCENT reunion. A Reunion for former personnel and their families and former teachers who have been stationed in AFCENT Holland from 1967 on. AFCENT (Brunsumm Holland) was home to a smaller group of Canadian Military personnel and their families. Our home base for the weekend is the Clarion Suites Hotel Winnipeg.If you know of anyone or if you can help in any way in our search for these people, please email me or drop by our web site at www.afcent.ca and leave us a message. Check out our great photos page. What a difference looking at the clothes of then from today. Dave Thompson - afcent@sympatico.ca
      • August 4th - 7th, 2006 Canadian Overseas Brats Reunion Association COBRA III - Calgary 2006 This reunion is for all "Brats" that lived Overseas. More information can be found at http://www.geocities.com/dixiea2004/index.html

    If you are on one of the upcoming reunion committees and want your reunion profiled, how about sending in some information about the event being planned? How many are you expecting? Where is the farthest BRAT coming from? What social events are planned? What accommodation has been arranged? Where can we register to attend? Is there a web site that we can refer to?

    If you have attended a reunion recently, why not let the other members know how it was. What were your experiences? Would you go back and do it again? Did you reunite with some old school chums? Was it all you expected it to be? Want to share some of your pictures? Write me with the details and we'll include them in the next newsletter.

    For additional details on any of these reunions, check out the reunions page: http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/events/upcoming.htm on the cafba website!

    If your reunion isn't listed, email me and we'll put it in the next newsletter

  • Cafba Website Navigation
  • Did you know!

    We have a new navigation bar down the left side of the main cafba page at www.cafba.ca

    Did you miss out on the previous newsletters?

    They are now archived at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/newsletter/newsletters.html

    Do you need a text only version of the newsletter?

    Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve the site? Please let us know!

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  • Base Updates

  • Have you seen the new base pictures yet?

    many thanks to all who have contributed. check out the pictures at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/bases/basepics.html

    I know that lots of people have been exploring their past recently and have made visits to the bases where we used to live.

    Not all of us have the luxury of being able to travel back to our past but we all wonder what it is like today!

    Why not share your visit for all to read by writing a review for the cafba news. Let us know what has changed, how you felt, share some memories or even pictures

  • Base Recollections:

    What can you remember? Send in your recollections for the next newsletter.

    Do you have a fond memory of your base? Send it in and let others share in those memories!

  • A Cafba Recommended website
  • Do you have your own web site?

    Are you interested in listing your site on the cafba web site? Simply email us the link to your site and provide a brief description of its contents and why you made it.

    You could be our next cafba recommended web site!

    How about a business card? Most of us have one. Care to share yours? If we receive enough of an interest in this idea we can dedicate some space to display your card for a nominal fee.

    A great way to profile your business and you!

    To have your site profiled in this newsletter, contact the webmaster@cafba.ca

  • Found on the Cafba Bulletin Board
      • Very little can be found now due to the tragic loss of 5 years worth of postings.
      • Check out the temporary facility that can be reached from the main web page under "My Phorum" on the left hand navigation bar.

    Confessions of a BRAT!

    Previous true confessions can be found here!

    Until next time! Be Good! But remember you are still a BRAT!

    Make A BRAT Laugh!

    Have a Joke to share? Send it in webmaster@cafba.ca

    A BRAT's Quote!
    Seen on the can.military-brats newsgroup:
    "Poison Control will now be on my speed dialer..Rasta"
    Find out why by logging onto the newsgroup.

  • Other Brat Sites
  • This list is as accurate as I know at this time! If your site is missing, or you find a broken link, please let me know.

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