Wayne Albertson

District Director



We’re pleased that you decided to visit our District pages and to learn a little more about our District. Our Executive Board currently consists of 11 members, and we hold 4 committee meetings each year. Each board member is a volunteer and all work tirelessly to promote the Pionairs, and especially the YVR District. 

As of January 2022, our membership is 2950.

This district covers a large area from the coast to the middle of the province and includes the Yukon. There are 10 chapters within our district where coffee meetings are held: White Rock/South Surrey, South Delta, Richmond, Vancouver, North/West Vancouver, North Fraser, Langley, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast (Sechelt/Gibsons) and Prince George. Each group has their own organizer(s) and is responsible for arranging guest speakers for their group. We issue electronic monthly reminders from September through June about the upcoming month’s coffee meetings. 

Three times each year we issue our YVR District newsletter electronically. There you can find news on Air Canada, informative articles about pensions, upcoming events, contact information, travel and more. If you have changed your email address, please click on the Edit Profile button at the top of the home page and update your information. 

We hold 2 or more social events a year – including a Spring event and a Christmas luncheon.  These are wonderful opportunities to meet again with former colleagues and friends, or perhaps to make new friends. While you are browsing our website, be sure to check out the “photo gallery” section. Depending on the event, we often have a few pictures taken, and then post them here. 

As your District Director, I frequently visit each of the various coffee groups to meet members and to provide updates on the Pionairs and other matters of interest to all of us, including pensions and travel. I act as the liaison between our District and the National Executive and attend both the Annual Members Meeting or AMM and Annual Fall Information Session, or AFIS. At both these meetings all the District Directors meet and then meet with the National Executive.  

Wayne Albertson 

District Director, Vancouver Area