In typical fashion we will meet for a Christmas lunch on the first Thursday of December at 11:30 at Mrs. Riches near downtown Nanaimo.
I hope to see you there. E-mail me if you plan to attend, so I can inform the restaurant as to numbers.
No need to do that yet. I will send out a reminder in November.
From: Frances Dickson
Hi everyone, once again George Neilsen has arranged for our annual lunch which will be at Capilano Heights Chinese Restaurant in North Vancouver. This is a new location as Cheers Restaurant is no more!! The food is rumoured to be very good. This year the lunch will continue to be on a Thursday so that retirees coming by ferry can walk on at a discounted price. We hope that this will mean that it is easier for more people to come to the lunch. The Restaurant is not open until 11:45. George says there is limited parking at the restaurant and if it is full to proceed up the road 220 feet on the left where there is a large parking lot.
Please check your calendars and let me know if you can attend. George reminds us that all retirees who worked at DFO are invited to this lunch so if you see that we have missed someone please pass on the invitation to them. It is difficult to keep up with information of new retirees and/or changed email addresses!
Please confirm your commitment to attend the lunch by Monday Nov 23rd . Please note that you will be responsible for the cost of your lunch as the restaurant will not forgive last minute cancellations or no shows. If you are unsure of your attendance on Nov 25th please discuss with George or Frances.
Date: Thursday Nov 27th
Place: Capilano Heights Chinese Restaurant
5020 Capilano Road , North Vancouver 604-987-9511
11:45 – 12:30 Visiting and No Host Bar
12:30 buffet luncheon
1:30 announcements, talks and reminiscing time- we encourage people to say a few words
Cost: $20 payable in cash on arrival; please have the correct change
Questions: please contact Frances Dickson 604-943-1119 or George Nielsen 604-921-0777. We hope that we will have a great turnout! Look forward to seeing everyone. Frances
Thanks go to Gordon Miller who provides us the following link to the DFO Waves publications database where one can find on-line copies of the Sounder from 1972 to 1995:
From: Don Lawseth
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 5:31 PM
Hi Jim, Someone recently sent me this. Not sure what you might do with it, but some of the retirees might be amused by a trip down memory lane.
Click here to open the Sounder pdf file
If you want more, see the replies and comments below.
A memorial service for Ray Lauzier will be held Sat. Sept. 12 commencing at 1:30 at the Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan Rd. off Metral Dr. in north Nanaimo. Visit here for more information about church location and directions. There will be an opportunity to meet in fellowship and to share refreshments and food in the church hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to one of 2 charities, Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes, or Nanaimo and Ladysmith School Foundation. Donations may be made on-line. Click on the link below for information about these charities and to reach their donations page.
Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes or
Nanaimo and Ladysmith School Foundation
I regret to inform you that Ray Lauzier passed away last night in Windsor ON.
Ray went to Windsor last week to attend a COSEWIC meeting. Following the meeting he had a minor heart attack and was hospitalized. While in treatment he suffered a second severe heart attack and complications.
Ray’s wife Jane flew to Windsor last weekend. She was with him when he passed.
Further information will be distributed once arrangements have been made.
From: Sandberg, Krista
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 3:45 PM
As you are likely aware, Gary Taccogna is retiring!!! We would like to invite you to join us in bidding him farewell on Saturday September 19th at the Black Creek Community Hall. Please post/share the attached poster and RSVP to Krista Sandberg by September 4.
Further details to be circulated to attendees closer to the date.
Aquaculture Biologist Biologiste de l’aquaculture
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Pêches et Océans Canada
1520 Tamarac Street 1520 Rue Tamarac
Campbell River, BC V9W 3M5 Campbell River, C.-B. V9W 3M5
telephone: 250 286 5835 téléphone: 250 286 5835
facsimile: 250 286 5837 télécopieur: 250 286 5837
cellular: 250 895 1723 téléphone portable: 250 895 1723
Taccogna Retirement Poster.doc