From George Evens. Publishing facts for a discerning public since 1988. Sometimes provocative to stimulate discussion, occasionally “devil’s advocate”, always factual, representing public interests, public opinion and a sincere, informed & forthright approach, that ignoring is at one’s own peril. We have the strength of conviction and courage to do the right thing; no “sacred cows” and “we do not suffer fools lightly”.
Edmund Burke offered “Evil will flourish when good men and women stand by and do nothing”
Mohandas Gandhi said, ”The Greatness of a Nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its Animals are treated”.
Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”.
These simple, yet sage words of wisdom are as true today as the day each were written. They form part of the foundation of principles followed by myself and a growing list of informed Citizens sharing our same values and goals.
The poem ”First they came” epitomizes the broad general principles of any who fail to speak-out and in time of need find themselves alone to face the systemic persecutions of ideology inspired by Governments who claimed leadership and rights to represent the apathetic Public who neither voted nor spoke out in opposition, just remained silent.
Ask yourself, “why don’t I speak-out”? Maybe too conservative and do not like to draw attention; maybe too scared and fear repercussions; maybe too comfortable, so why help others? Fear not, The Council Advocacy & ECAC via “News To You Newsletters” will speak publicly for you in all matters of civic, political, health, seniors’ or Animal cruelty & welfare issues BUT, in return we need your individual & collective VOTES to elect Municipal Councils, Premiers & Federal Governments that will respond to our demands for improved lives of Canadians.
Dear Prime Minister, MP, Premier, MLA, Opposition Party Leaders, Publishers, Editors, Reporters, Columnists, Talk Show Hosts, Mayors & Councillors, Dr. Nigel Murray, CEO/FHA, Mr. David Black, President/CEO Black Press, Police Boards/Assn/Commissioner/Chiefs, Political Associations, Seniors’ Associations, Seniors’ & General Public:
In this Edition – “Homeless & Mental Illness in Canada a legacy of bad Government & Companies policy & decisions, “Free Trade” good for Company Boards profits, no decrease in our cost of goods purchased and sadly, contribute to DIMINISHING Middle Class, as exporting manufacturing jobs & every lost job, terminated Employee is killing North America, making a minority rich?” November 2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN NOW UNDERWAY – SENIORS’ HOLD THE “BALANCE OF POWER” TO ELECT NEW Mayors & Councils! “Lunatics clearly running the asylum”, Government announce arbitrary decision to change Municipal Council terms to four (4) years!. “Water is the most important commodity, many are running low on supply but what has Canada government done to protect our sources? Seniors’ getting organized and ”banding together to fight”; 15 ways to identify Bad Leaders;
Rallying Call “Unity in Challenging Times” rings across the land as the ‘sleeping giant’ “Silver Psunami” responds to Seniors’ needs
SENIORS’ MATTER – “It is time for all to shake hands”
Challenge to YOU – One of the most important lessons ALL SENIORS’ need to learn and start to practice is to work together toward common goals. Spoken from my vantage point to all Seniors’ at the start of a new year. I believe,” The significant challenge to all Seniors’ and by extension Seniors’ Organizations, like major groups, such as CARP or COSCO who boast thousands of members and many affiliates, is for all of us to harness our collective energies and influences”. To incorporate into our respective objectives/goals/values a genuine willingness to advocate unequivocally, possibly several major initiatives &avenues, to achieve a common good for all Seniors’. Simply, to be amenable to focus our individual and collective might to support a Seniors’ issue that may fall outside our self-interests..
· Advocacy for Seniors’ needs must broach the “political terms of office, notably 4 year terms”, wherein the first 2-3 years, notably first two, Government make all the “tough mean-spirited decisions, think Ferry fares, appointment of Seniors’ Advocate” that impact most drastically upon the lives of Seniors’, then during last 1 or 2 years in office try to “buy back” favour by giving minor handouts to appease the masses. Thus, the challenge to all Seniors’ groups is to achieve the same perceived degree of power in the early years and false, sort of, sense of power that appears prior to an election. This gives a false impression that Seniors’ “have power” but the reality may, in fact, be only the last year in power, fearing re-election, by Seniors’ voting and we do. Hence, our thrust is to convince all Seniors’ to get involved pro-actively.
· The burning questions becomes one of, “how do we harness the collective energies of all/many/most Seniors’, to act as “one major strong voice”? How can we harness all existing Seniors’ local Municipal Associations, major Provincial Organizations and National Organizations, to individually focus upon the goal of Seniors lives and improvements to Seniors’ issues & needs.
· We must develop a persistence, to never accept “NO” as the final answer, rather the beginning of our mutual quest. We will be undaunted in our quest, but equally we may take on a more assertive or pro-active role, at times. Thus, we must become recognized as a force & power to reckon with politically. To this end, we must share the conviction to be unrelenting, prepared to picket, boycott, write Letters to The Editor and do all within our collective efforts. Sadly, we cannot all remain ultra-conservative, fail to speak-out and expect to embrace a socially inclusive Community.
· A small group of negative minded relatively ignorant people, who (cling) to political party doctrine and “shut-out all other opinion” are worrisome and harmful to social progress. The individual, fortunately a minority, who will “demand to be deleted from mailing lists expressing different opinions” or “get angry at someone expressing different opinion”, who lacks tolerance or sanely discussing opinion, remains stupid, to be blunt. To make redundant points, this ilk often use silly remarks like, “No bodies perfect”, or “in a perfect world”, sometimes patronizing like, “That’s a good question”. Take the high road, be positive and support our stated goals together.
· “Leopards do not change their spots” is an apt saying about (individuals) who are first human and thus possess human traits learned over their lifetime, from their education, their culture, their religious views and thus, when (promoted or elected to office) they retain these same behavior traits and beliefs. The person who is a drunk or drug addict, spouse or child beater, religious fanatic, member of a cult or inclined to be arrogant, ignorant or uninformed, be charismatic, they will possess and often exude these characteristics in any capacity they become associated with. So, it is well advised to be careful, proceed cautiously in informed manner, vet all persons for office fully & carefully. The Mayor Rob Ford, Toronto didn’t suddenly become the public fool we see but let me hasten to add, even the (fool) has supporters and as stated numerous times previously, “if a fool can muster sufficient votes, he/she can be elected/re-elected”, so exercise your VOTE, do your due diligence about Candidates and VOTE wisely, not as an uninformed follower. Support Candidates who support Seniors’.
· You are being “Political is an oft ‘worn-out’ word used by some devoid of rational thought and sane thinking, they revert to (blaming) all woes or deeds upontheir opposition as “being political” or oft “political rhetoric” (etc.) to explain opponents views, sadly casting such disrepute upon excessive use of the poor little word but I guess, to some, it sound like they are making some astute observation or comment in essence trying to someties demean their opponent, as those “being political” is somehow wrong??!!
Some Political thoughts for you to consider
Research Candidates for Office, simply enter their name in Google Search and get many facts. Seniors’ must simply & clearly notify all levels of Government we are a strong, united, pro-active force to reckon with and very important, we VOTE. Each Senior in Canada needs to cause introspection and agree to focus most of their collective efforts to improving all Seniors lives by joining our “Unity” call now!. Too many (Politicians) of the same ilk will stifle a Municipality progress but (they) argue vehemently, their way is right, only when a new Council (or non-profit Association Board) emerges, may a Community enjoy improved amenities and more progressive governance, possibly more compassionate and Age-Friendly in nature – see what is now needed in the Fraser Valley, notably Mission & Abbotsford.
George F. Evens is the featured Senior in October 31, 2013 Edition that you can refer to as a base, then each month a new Senior will be featured in Editions of Seniors 55 Plus. Here is a link to the Mission Seniors’ Living 55 Plus, published in the Mission City Record, the last Friday monthly. The e-edition is available at http://www.missioncityrecord.com/eeditions/
EDITORIALLY SPEAKING OF COURSE BUT–
· HOMELESS & MENTAL ILLNESS DEMANDS RESPECT and those in (power) who lack compassion and empathy, or the simple gesture to be respectful, ought to be turfed out of office, as unbecoming stewards of decency and respect fo fellow humans and their Pets.
o Pertaining to “Homeless” the key is working with (them), compassion, innovation, high priority to housing first.
o Pertaining to “Mental Health”, it is crucial to identify as a lifelong issue, not stopping upon age 19 years. Thus, regardless of source of Mental Health Patient, whether from Government Foster Care or otherwise, the individual must be assured of continuing care, as required to meet needs and continuity of care, treated as an individual.
“DELIBERATELY STUPID AWARD” – This ‘infamous’ increasingly popular, recognized authority is awarded to the most deserving, the misguided, arrogant, self-centered & truly ignorant among us but the “deliberately stupid” category is a truly heartfelt distinction not that many, fortunately, can aspire to & attain:
1. At the TOP of the “stupid” list is “Conservative ATTACK ADS”, one of the most repugnant and devisive, lowest form of politicking, can’t think of words other than insane or desperation to describe such ineptness and for certain, authors of such vile ads ought to be expelled immediately in a small gesture to restore civility to parliament. This form of extreme panic must be abandoned and people who could stoop so low have no place in our political system that has been eroding to become the laughing stock of world powers.
2. Government arbitrary decision to change Municipal Council term to 4 years, such utter stupidity without even a referendum to ask the Voters opinion. Many of the current Mayors & Council remaining 4 years, when they should have been gone in maybe two, at present? We need a “Rob Ford Clause” to rid each level of unacceptable politician. Rethink this silly notion and abandon process to adopt 4 years, regardless of vain and frivolous reasons that have no credibility, at best.
3. Government condoning Factory Farms using anti-biotics which is impacting upon creation of “super bugs” and anti-resistance to anti-biotics which is becoming very dangerous for Humans and our ability to combat bacteria’s. An immediate order to STOP using anti-biotics in Animals is desperately needed now!
4. Government failure to abandon use and prohibit pesticides that are killing our BEE populations.
5. Government failure to prohibit “Trophy Hunting” and in particular “Grizzly Bear hunts”or repugnant ‘Seal Hunts” is perpetuating cruel and inhumane treatment and death of many wonderful wild life creatures, to make a “buck” and is symptomatic of extreme ignorance & no sensitivity.
6. Federal Government & Canada Post abandoning residence delivery, creating a major hardship upon Seniors’ or others with restricted movement; exacerbates new criminal activity at community boxes with advent of “medical pot” delivery to mail boxes, making EVERY box a potential “hit”
7. Political self-proclaimed “Entitlement” behavior of Politicians, from the Senate to Parliament and now Provincial Legislatures, the “entitlement” behavior seems to manifest in, particularly “longer serving” politicians, who feel they are entitled presumably. A few simple steps need to be established or entrenched again, notably, clear and unequivocal rules governing expenditures by elected MLA, MP or Senators; a mandatory public disclosure of all expenses online; an Audit of all expenses, with very severe fines for any violations, simple steps to form a basic credibility and requirement of all elected.
8. Lying by any Politician, Law Enforcement personnel, or Investment personnel, initially, must not be condoned and thus a severe penalty imposed for any violation. Other positions may be added as deemed requiring regulation. As well, a civic oversight department, in each case, to investigate with full enforcement powers. As well, included in (enforcement) for example Law Enforcement personnel, it is crucial to abandon perceived or real “undue force implications”, such as killing a perpetrator, except for uncontested self-defence proven unequivocal cause beyond doubt, thus, the apparent excess use of personnel and force, in any less than severe matters is to be abandoned immediately, such as meet force with necessary force, stop the ridiculous situation of, for example, one unarmed person being surrounded by some forty officers including ERT members, or more or less, armed and, with each incident to have a senior negotiator present controlling events. Thus all unacceptable incident, like ten officers shooting an unarmed man on a Bus or but not limited to such incidents, as rebuilding trust, respect and lawful enforcement of all Officer involved cases must become a paramount goal. Therefore, honesty and good character must be the goals to be accepted.
9. Former Premier Mike Harcourt “Seniors’ Moment epitomized by losing focus and public outburst, at best, bad timing and unproductive but why now, other than to generate some verbal diarrhea to garner some media exposure or “get even” but NDP sure don’t need any enemies with this ilk standing behind with knife in hand.
10. Federal Government plan to reduce Health Care transfer payment from 6.0% to 3.0%at a time of increasing needs but on the positive, another nail in the coffin of not being re-elected, as Citizens continue to be ignored and offended
11. Provincial Government plans to increase Ferry Rates, MSP premiums and complicity in BC Hydro rate increases, rather than innovative plans that would realize reductions in rates. This perpetuation of increased cost, particularly to fixed-income residents is repugnant and indeed is a self-inflicted wound to a Government devoid of caring about families, less fortunate and a further reason to retract voting support.
12. Proposed $13.00 minimum wage, represented a completely out-of-touch idea and devoid of costs incurred by many Companies, particularly the “engine of growth smaller private industries” who are barely surviving the many cost increases imposed thus far. Contracts that cannot be arbitrarily opened and add on increases, for example. Fortunately the plan was abandoned.
“In My Opinion” – The “Political” future is unfolding with cautiously optimistic opportunities
· Simple & fundamental change is needed, to “Political Parties & System”, abandoning “Leader dictatorship” and “creating effective Recall”, reinstating the Constituent as the primary beneficiary.
· “In my opinion”, a new (feature of this newsletter) I believe “COMMUNICATION” skills are the key to success and” TRUST” is the Biggest issue. To this end, Canadians are likely to VOTE Centre-Right next Federal election 2015 and it is perceived the Liberals will move quickly to solidify their position accordingly. Justin Trudeau is perceived a man of “depth, substance and principle” albeit current perceptions may indicate still a little immature as a statesperson but he can be allowed some unintentional indiscretions, in this vein, as not mean-spirited nor malicious in nature, and time will develop skills and maturity needed. By contrast, Stephen Harper has been touted as a “man of depth, substance & principle” but sadly, epitomizes failure to strengthen and create an inclusive Canada, such as until recently the District of Mission similarly was led by divisive Government forces that created lasting cynical and untrusting public persona, that will take time to heal, even when an elected body does mean well, the lack of trust prevails. Thus, it is perceived a new Government will take Canada in the right direction just as locally, in City of Abbotsford & District of Mission new Municipal Leadership will set a new course under more respectful leadership. The current dilemma of Homelessness in Abbotsford is an albatross around Mayor & some Councillors necks, and their inability to remedy, to exudeempathy and compassion, just as the ideology exemplified by MP, James Moore remarks, “about not being responsible for my neighbours children”, is unproductive, unacceptable and “in my opinion” may be the catalyst to destroy such bodies with these mean-spirited views.
· It bears repeating, In my opinion, local Business Associations, such as Chamber of Commerce or “Downtown” Business Association, such as existing in City of Abbotsford and District of Mission, who may hold membership in the “Chamber” as well or as is often the case, many Businesses do not belong to either Association. This naturally makes it near impossible to control standards of a Business Community when membership is not 100% subscribed. It is common business expectation “Consumers will shop locally” and many programs to encourage shopping habits emerge, often largely unsuccessful. The first basic common objective of Consumers is price, convenience, selection, including ample parking and comfortable amenities, like a mall. Thus, we find too often, many of the basic needs are not met by local business, often closed early, uncompetitive pricing or return policy and on an open street lacking parking, to the chagrin of Consumers and Business alike, as attracting Consumers becomes a challenge. A proliferation of “strip malls” lacking Consumer focus will exacerbate lack of local support.
· In my Opinion, local Business Associations exacerbate the alienation between themselves and Consumers by taking (political) positions, supporting unpopular political positions solely to imply support of a Municipal Council. This may take many forms and the unwise Executive Directors of any such Association can unwittingly, in haste to seem to be “in the pocket” or gain favour from, Municipal Councils. Hence, we hear of “in developers pocket” or a (Chamber) comes out, like at Mission, supporting a major controversial development and then have the audacity, having opposed Public opinion, expect the same public to shop their businesses, whereas it may be prudent and most diligent to remain impartial. We heard an Abbotsford body support reducing business taxes and offering lesser concern that homeowner taxes may increase, as a result, then expect the same public to continue to shop. The Public can be very fickle and has some basic needs and wants, so it is incumbent upon business desiring the Consumer to shop local, they must remain politically neutral and meet shopping experience expectations.
Learning Page, recognizing 15 simple ways to Identify Bad Leaders. In this issue Management Consultant Mike Myatt guides our minds to recognize 15 characteristics. We have dramatically shortened for space. Just because someone holds a position of leadership doesn’t mean they should. This is particularly relevant pertaining to people (elected to office), as more often, no standards or criteria exist, just “getting votes out”. Simply, Leaders produce results. John Maxwell said, “THERE IS NO SUCCESS WITHOUT A SUCCESSOR”, hence a primary responsibility of a Leader is “to create more and better leaders”. Here are 15 factors but you can read the complete article Google Search 15 ways to identify bad leaders Forbes:
1. Leaders who lack vision will fail
2. Leaders lacking character or integrity will not endure – optics over ethics is not a success formula.
3. Leaders who consistently fail are not leaders; don’t take long term record of success lightly.
4. Leaders who are not curious about every aspect of their organization are potential huge problems in the future. A hallmark of Great leaders is their insatiable curiosity.
5. Leaders with poor communication skills tend to be short-lived in their position. Good leaders can communicate effectively across mediums, constituencies and environments.
6. Leaders understand the concept of “service above self”, they will engender the trust, confidence and loyalty of those they lead.
7. Empathy, humility and kindness are signs of leadership strength – not weakness.
8. “My way or the highway” -leadership styles don’t play well in today’s World, will result in a fractured culture and ultimately a non-productive organization; think collaborate not dictate. Leaders who can quickly adapt will be successful.
9. Leadership is more about priorities and focus. Leaders who are not intentional and focused will fail themselves and their team.
10. The BEST Leaders are focused on leading change and innovation to keep their organization fresh, dynamic and growing. Bottom line – leaders who build a static business doom themselves to failure.
11. Leaders not attuned to the needs of the “market” will fail. If you ignore, mistreat or otherwise don’t value your consumer base, your days as a leader are numbered.
12. The best Leader invests in and support their team, they mentor & coach and truly care. Never forget the saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”.
13. Leaders don’t claim success but always accept responsibility for failure – Leaders are accountable to their team.
14. Culture matters to Leaders, don’t allow your culture to develop by default, create it by design. The first step is be very careful who you let through the front door – People, their traits, attitudes and work ethic or lack thereof are contagious. This can be positive or negative, the choice is yours.
15. Leadership absent courage is a farce. Challenge the status-quo; seek new opportunities; make the tough decisions, listen rather than speak, admit your faults; stand for others not capable of standing for themselves – remain true to core values. Courage is having the strength of conviction to do the right thing when it would just be easier to do things right. In closing, Leaders need to be honest, have a demonstrated track record, be excellent communicators, place an emphasis on serving those they lead and have focus and a bias toward action.
Recently COSCO concluded a “Passing The Torch” series of two day workshops across the Province, of which six of us from Mission attended but EVERY Seniors’ Association Board, Politician for example, ought to have participated, to gain common perspectives.
FOCUS MISSION & ABBOTSFORD ELECTION 2014
“We are only limited by the Imagination, Vision & Competence of our Leaders”
It bears repeating, Bullying is prevalent in “Politics”, often exemplified by Party Leaders and their (dictatorial) bent but in some local Municipalities “bullying” is epitomized by the novice Mayor, like at Mission, quoted earlier saying the “MLA was his hero”, while conducting meetings, veiled threats to speakers, “don’t make me angry” outbursts, to reference to (Council) as “MY Council” and some clearly favouritism toward certain individuals (friends to Council). Outlandish behavior is unacceptable, sometimes it is an inadvertent lack of knowledge or skill but often it becomes a bullying practice by a Mayor suddenly with power and no skill how to exercise. Sadly, it is embarrassing but often such a Mayor is caught up in their own self-importance & ignorance (refer to web cast January 6th, sections Delegations and Question Period for video of incidents).
Hence the “CRMG Slate” came to Mission but after a transitionary two years, stabilizing of core services/Budget at no increase, the “Slate” developed serious cracks, Campaign Manager and four (4) Councillors resigned from CRMG, the Mayor’s ineptness and Councils general demeanour started to strain and after listening to some of the self-agrandizement rants at the Budget Meeting November 18, 2013 the Public was justly wary. Sadly, not increasing taxes is not sound criteria alone to, in any manner, give confidence and prompt Voters to reelect incumbents, quite the contrary. Balanced Budget Legislation and No Tax Increase to Municipal Budgets is the basic expectation of VOTERS. A tax reduction is desired but few Politicians posses financial acumen and vision to achieve. Two possible issues for referendum include,
1. To borrow up to $ 500,000.00 to renovate & upgrade the Dog Pound and to add a new structure to accommodate Cats as a shelter, in so doing, establish a minimum $ 85,000.00 annual operating Budget for Cat Control.
2. To borrow up to $ 6 million dollars to build a Seniors’ Activity Centre on District owned land adjacent the Leisure Centre, including Seniors’ Housing from 300-600 sq ft to other low-cost and market value housing, in close proximity to the exercise and amenities of the Leisure Centre, on a Bus route and parking One viable alternative site would be to incorporate a Seniors’ Activity Centre into a vital and dynamic Civic Centre downtown redevelopment at old Buy-Low site, now District owned property.
3. What do Politicians like the most about VOTERS? Given most (Politicians) have an established group of “follow at any cost mentality supporters”, they love to witness low voter turnout, a thriving apathy and when the eligible VOTERS become aroused, seek “change” and a higher voter turn-out is anticipated, we occasionally find the “weak leave the sinking ship and not seek re-election”.
4. Last election witnessed 7363 voters (30.0%) permitting riddance of Mayor Atebe and most of Council. This was up from 2008 – 5681 voters (25.1%). So the question may be, can we increase voter turnout to ensure a change? Why yes we can, if you get involved NOW and start by listening to ECAC!
5. What do Politicians like the most about VOTERS? Given most (Politicians) have an established group of “follow at any cost mentality supporters”, they love to witness low voter turnout, a thriving apathy and when the eligible VOTERS become aroused, seek “change” and a higher voter turn-out is anticipated, we occasionally find the “weak leave the sinking ship and not seek re-election”.
Ø “New Feature” – What ever happened?
1. Remember the law suit against then Councillor P. Horn, we recently learned the suit was dismissed with costs incurred to the District just under $ 6000.00.
2. Randy Hawes – Political comeback as Mayor of Mission. Always was a “legend in his own mind” – stay tuned!
Election Issue – Mission Council have joined Fraser Health Authority to impose pay parking at Mission Memorial Hospital in 5 years. This must prompt expansion of ongoing (current) protest to eliminate pay parking at Hospitals, by adding a protest to prohibit FHA & Mission Council from proceeding with an agreement to add MMH to the list of Hospital charging (unacceptable) parking fees. Ask each incumbent what they will do to change this decision, anyone not agreeing to stop this travesty does not deserve a VOTE.
MISSION “ELECTION 2014” – Are Mission & Abbotsford Councils performing, who is/who is not? It is time to start planning our ‘election campaign’ to attract, if needed, a (New Mayor & Council). CRMG (Mission) identified the successful process, a needed (SLATE) approach & typical campaign to achieve a renewal of Council, so let’s make more wise Candidate choices but the campaign process is before us. Will CRMG (Abbotsford) be fielding Candidates? Are any incumbents at Mission or Abbotsford not running for re-election? Seniors’ hold the balance of (votes) to elect a new Council.
Some Important dates to remember
· Thursday May 1, 2014, 10:30am, Mission Seniors Centre Association- meeting at Mission Community Activity Centre ALL SENIORS’ are encouraged to attend this meeting – JOIN or RENEW MSCA ($10 Annual dues – help plan activities – YOUR SENIOR VOICE, LEADERSHIP, SUPPORT & WISDOM is needed more than ever NOW! VOLUNTEERS are needed.
· Seniors’ Week June 2, 2014 – June 6, 2014 – Do you know a Senior? Plan to take to one of the interesting events or enjoy a leisurely lunch, to show you care.
Note: Please email me any important Seniors’ dates throughout the year, that recognize any Seniors’ accomplishment or issues, such as Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th,
Some Important web.sites to become aware of & informed about Seniors’ issues
· The Elder Citizen Action Coalition – www.thecouncilclaw.ca ‘click’ CONTENTS. The “cutting-edge Leadership for Seniors’ in Canada – Seniors’ unite & organize; NOW on ECAC site, 23 pictures of the impressive “New” Pitt Meadows Seniors’ Activity Centre (adjoining “The Wesbrooke Seniors’Living Community”
· District of Mission – www.mission.ca –watch Council meetings in progress LIVE VIA WEB CAST or check back anytime to view any topic or issues; post comments on Mission Voice Community Facebook www.facebook.com/missionvoice
· COSCO “Council of Seniors Citizens’ Organizations” www.coscobc.ca – 80 affiliated organizations; 85,000 senior members – The “Joys & Tears Conference” notes now posted – Possibly your Association should join COSCO?
· Mission Seniors’ Activity Centre new web.site www.missionseniorscentre.com – ALL SENIORS’ 55+ years of age should consider joining MSCA