Welcome to Vancouver District

Brian Colgan
Brian Colgan
District Director

We're pleased that you decided to visit our District pages and to learn a little more about YVR District. Our Vancouver Executive Board currently consists of 10 members, and we hold 4 committee meetings each year. Each board member is a volunteer and all work hard to promote the Pionairs, and especially YVR District.

As of December 2015, our YVR Pionairs membership stands at 3125, with about 80% of that total on e-mail. Our intent is to get as many members as possible on e-mail in order that we can better communicate with you at all times of the year.


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We have 10 chapters within our YVR District where coffee meetings are held: White Rock, South Delta, Richmond, Vancouver, West/North Vancouver, Tri-Cities, 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 own group. We issue electronic monthly reminders from September through June about the upcoming month’s coffee meetings, and there are phone committees within each group to contact those without e-mail.

Three times each year we issue our YVR District newsletter, both electronically and in hard copy. Each contains news and informative articles about pensions, upcoming events, contact information for Air Canada or Pionairs, travel, etc. Please note: If you are changing, or have changed your e-mail address, please login to the Pionairs website, then click on the “Click here to change your e-mail address” link. All Pionair members, regardless of District of residence, are urged to keep this in mind.

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

As your District Director, I frequently visit each of the various coffee groups to meet our 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 AGM and the semi-annual Board of Directors meetings on behalf of YVR District.

Thanks for visiting our District pages.

Regards,
Brian Colgan
District Director, Pionairs - YVR