Kent Gregoire

District Director



The Okanagan Pionairs District was founded in 1993.

Our Okanagan District encompasses a large geographic area including the following Regions: Rocky Mountain, West Kootenay, Okanagan-Shuswap, Thompson-Nicola and part of the Cariboo. We have members as far North as Chetwynd, as far south as Osoyoos and Grand Forks, as far East as Baynes Lake, and as far west as 70 Mile House! However, the majority of our members reside in the Vernon – Kelowna – Penticton areas.

In December 2015, our membership totaled 463, with 76% on email.

We usually have 3 to 4 functions throughout the year, including our Traditional Christmas Luncheon at the Kelowna Yacht Club, a St. Valentine’s Luncheon, our AGM and other varying events. We welcome all Pionairs from other districts to attend any of our events.

Our Executive Team holds regular meetings as required, usually between 4 to 6 times per year. This team, their partners and other well-appreciated volunteers help to keep this District running.

Every spring we publish and mail out a Newsletter to all Okanagan Pionairs members, and every fall we send out an additional Newsletter by email. Our Newsletters contain news and updates regarding Okanagan District and National Pionairs events, Pensions & Benefits, Travel, Employee Discounts, Membership News and Contact Information. In addition, several times a year we send out Touching Base Newscasts, via email, with Pionairs news and updates on upcoming events.

Check out our Photo Gallery from the Okanagan District by clicking on the link in the left hand column. You may see some friends of yours!

If you know any Air Canada or Canadian Airlines or their constituent airlines retirees who are not Pionairs, please encourage them to join. More members make our collective voice much stronger and more effective, when dealing with serious issues such as the protection of our pensions!

Thanks for visiting our web page!

Kent Gregoire,

District Director, Okanagan Pionairs