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CARTA Memo for September 2022

September 16, 2022

Welcome to a new “school year”! We began the year with the annual ” To Hell With the Bell” breakfast and had an amazing turnout.    The Central Alberta Retired Teachers Association is excited to offer some new social events this year!   These events will take place once a month and will include opportunities to […]

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CARTA Memo for June 2022

June 7, 2022

CARTA Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 5 from 3 until 5 at the YMCA of Northern Alberta, 6391-76 St., Red Deer.    It is very near Glendale School. We have invited Daniel Malloy, Chief Executive Officer with ARTA to speak as well.  He will be able to answer your questions about ARTA, […]

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CARTA Memo for December 2021

December 28, 2021

2021 has been a year filled with hope, promise, but especially change. We have no events planned for CARTA at this time. We hope this will change very soon. Our sympathy to everyone who has lost a loved one in these difficult times. Hopefully, 2022 will be a better year for everyone. How have you […]

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The Inkblots Writing Group

June 9, 2021

by Lyle Meeres | CARTA’s Inkblots Chair This article was featured in the 2021 summer news&views In Red Deer, about four years ago following a Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association event, a group of retired teachers were chatting when someone said, “You know, we should start a writing group.” The result: the active writing group […]

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CARTA Memo April 2021

May 25, 2021

Hello Everyone.  I hope that this memo finds you safe and healthy and especially connecting with those that matter in your life.  It is so important that you keep in contact through telephone, texting, back fence visits, or whatever works for you and your family.  It seems so long ago when handshakes or hugs were […]

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CARTA Memo for January 2021

January 18, 2021

Happy New Year.  Welcome to 2021.  I know many of us were thinking that there would be so many changes in 2021 from what we have experienced in 2020.  And hopefully with some of the restrictions being relaxed we can get out and do more things.  Outdoor restrictions allow us to have gatherings of less […]

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ARTA News About Self-Administration

September 9, 2020

ARTA’s page on Self-Administration Self-Administration Frequently Asked Questions

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CARTA Memo for June 2020

June 26, 2020

How COVID-19 has changed our day to day activities. So many events have been put on hold. Perhaps it may even seem like our lives are on hold. Hopefully the relationships you value have been strengthened and that we all learn the real meaning of what we value in our lives. If you would like […]

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CARTA Memo for February 2020

February 14, 2020

February 2020, a new decade! January was such a shock to the system so hopefully, warm weather is coming soon. We have many events coming. Look for dates for our Annual Meeting, To Hell With the Bell, and the Christmas event coming in the next memo. Please try and take part in some of the […]

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Christmas is For Giving

November 25, 2019

By Darlene Shuya Peggy’s mother was having a very sad day. Peggy wanted to cheer up her mother. It was two days before Christmas; Peggy, aged six, was shopping with her Aunt May for a Christmas present for Peggy’s mother. All the other children Peggy’s age were waiting anxiously to see what they would get […]

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CARTA Memo for November 2019

November 25, 2019

*** December 5: Christmas Lunch.  Doors open at 11:30 and turkey dinner at 12 noon.  This event will also be held at the Calder School at Sunnybrook Farm (2879 Botterill Crescent).  We will have a full turkey dinner for $20.00 / person.  Because space is at a premium you must book ahead as we are […]

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Laid back in Laubach

September 30, 2019

By Jock Mackenzie Can you speak English? Have you led a reasonably interesting life? Are you able to both talk and listen? If so . . . congratulations, you’ve just qualified for a ‘free’ and exciting week-long adventure in Germany! Englischhausen offers week-long programs that aid German professionals in improving their English skills. Luckily for […]

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Three Minutes of the Condor

September 30, 2019

By Audrey Gauthier The low-slung red Mazda convertible eased out of the Best Western Plus parking lot and into the outskirts of Fort Bragg. Although it was 9:30 in the morning, the California sun, in late August, felt hot and direct. Earlier that morning, the weatherman on the hotel breakfast room television had promised a […]

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CARTA Memo for August 2019

August 30, 2019

*** September 4: To Hell With the Bell Breakfast.  Doors open at 8:30 and breakfast at 9:00.  This year we will be having the event at Calder School at Sunnybrook Farm (2879 Botterill Crescent).  Doors open at 8:30 and breakfast is at 9:00.  Cost is $15 per person.  To get to the school enter by […]

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Starry Night

August 30, 2019

Here I go again, wearing flannel pyjamas in August, covered by my terry-cloth bathrobe and wrapped in a blanket, lying on the wet grass and looking up into the night sky. I was able to stumble along in the darkened yard without tripping or bumping into anything along the way, before positioning myself in the […]

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 The Prague Personality

July 24, 2019

Prague in the Czech Republic has an interesting, complex personality. Prague has been called the “City of a Hundred Spires.” It is also a city with history, plenty of art, and a sense of humour. We chose to use a personal tour guide and Airbnb in Prague. Both proved good choices. Prague is a walking […]

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Alaska Cruise

June 13, 2019

by Lyle Meeres Vancouver is an interesting starting place. Check out the amazing tourist attractions in Vancouver as you wait to board your cruise ship. We enjoyed our stay at the Sylvia Hotel. Then enjoy your cruise through the Inside Passage to see fiords, island scenery, glaciers, and wildlife such as whales, orcas, sea lions, […]

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Humiliation

June 13, 2019

by Wayne Nylin Though the toilets in the far end of each section of the basement (boys to the right, girls to the left) were hidden by a wooden partition, the sharp tang of pine tar gave their location away. Often there’d be a high school kid or two down there throwing a ball around […]

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Recognition for two Distinguished Volunteers

February 8, 2019

At our Christmas program held on November 29, 2018, we recognized our two Distinguished Volunteers Maureen Yamagishi and Barb Young. Thank you to ARTA for their continued support of this program. Laurie Bauer, from TW Insurance, attended and provided door prizes and information on TW Insurance. We enjoyed some festive music led by Enid Best […]

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