Entries by Tim Anderson

A Christmas Wish 2019

I used to dread snow days when I was a school principal. Will staff get to school safely? Will the parking lot be cleared? Will the school be warm? Will somebody lose an eye from an errant snowball? So many real and imagined worries. But not Christmas storms – I loved the snowfalls that came […]

ACER-CART to Engage With New Parliament

At the suggestion of the BCRTA executive, the Western Region of the Canadian Association of retired Teachers (ACER-CART) has recommended to the ACER-CART national executive that it prepare introductory material to be sent to all Members of Parliament, the newly appointed Federal Cabinet, and Canada’s senators. This material will outline who we are as provincial […]


With the 75th anniversary of the BCRTA coming up in 2020, an ad hoc committee is making recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning how we can best celebrate this milestone. Ideas are being developed for a logo, commemorative merchandise, historical commemorative material as well as PostScript and video presentations to mark the occasion. The […]

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, […]