Entries by Tim Anderson

Treasures of Vietnam Package Tour and Cruise

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This value priced tour includes food experiences in Hanoi, sunrise Tai Chi, overnight cruise in Halong Bay, boat cruise on Perfume River, 21 meals, visa, transfers and two flights within Vietnam. ⚡️ OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO CAMBODIA

AGM 2019 Highlights

The BCRTA held its Annual General Meeting and Conference Oct 3-5 in Richmond. Here are some highlights: Survey Shows Member Satisfaction A survey of members made available online and in PostScript magazine drew a large response of over 1,500 submissions. Members expressed a strong desire for BCRTA to continue to focus on defending pension security […]

2019 Member Survey Highlights

A recent survey of BCRTA members showed a strong commitment of members to the central purposes of the association and high levels of satisfaction. A good cross-section of members responded to the survey. Defending the pensions of our members and seniors in Canada has been a central goal of the BCRTA. Members indicated strong satisfaction […]

Health Funding Agreements 2019

A Comparison of the Health Funding Agreements Between the provinces and Territories and The Federal Government Jo-Ann Lauber, a member of the BCRTA and an active participant in our organization has provided a comprehensive analysis and comparison of the 13 different health agreements reached with the Justin Trudeau Liberal government between their election in 2015 […]

Have You Had Your Shot Yet?

Just a short note to remind you to get your annual “Flu” shot. As a senior, it is recommended that you get the High Dose Fluzone version of the vaccine (costs about $80), but it will not be available for distribution until later in November this year. That being the case, if you are one […]

Quick Facts About Long Term Care in 2019

In October 2019, the Office of the Senior’s Advocate released the 2019 Quick Facts Directory (QFD) that provides information on all publicly funded long-term care homes in BC.  The data indicates a significant increase in care hours over the past year bringing public facilities closer to the 3.36 hours of care per bed per day, […]

BC Pensions Outperform Benchmarks

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), which is the investment agent for several pension plans including the Teachers’ Pension Plan, had an annual combined pension return, net of costs, of 6.1 per cent for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. This return surpassed a combined market benchmark of 4.5 per cent and generated […]

PostScript Excellence Awards Recognize BCRTA Members

On October 4th, 2019, the BCRTA celebrated the inaugural PostScript Excellence Awards. Three BCRTA members were recognized for their contributions to PostScript Magazine. Sheila Gair Award First up was the Sheila Gair Award, named for PostScript’s long-time editor and columnist. This category recognizes the best Personal Experience Article. The nominees were: One Hand on the […]

Dale Lauber Awarded Life Membership

A highlight of the 2019 BCRTA AGM was the recognition of Dale Lauber for his many years of service to the association. Lauber was named a Life Member by the assembly, the highest honour conferred upon BCRTA members. BCRTA President Gerry Tiede noted that Dale served on the Teacher Pension Plan Board of Trustees for […]