AULD ACQUAINTANCES, from January 1, 2023

Auld Acquaintances by Peggy Oldfield
                                                                                                     Postings from January 1, 2023 forward

Posted December 31, 2023

Our final posting of the year brings you photos from the CBC/SRC Association bowling get-together on December 6th which had a very pronounced festive flair as everyone got into the spirit of the season.  Participants Neil & Lynn Gillon, Anne Mathisen, Rod Mundy, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield and Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan were cheered on throughout the games by Lori Mundy.  Lori & Rod provided mini cupcakes while Turtles' Chocolates were brought by Bill and a selection of cookies from Peggy.  No shortage of sugar to keep up one's energy!  Further sweetness was added to the mix with Santa and Snowmen Chocolates as prizes for secret scores - and one presented to Lori Mundy for being cheerleader extraordinaire.  Following the games, Lynn, Neil, Eleanor, Michael and Peggy contnued the frivolity at St. Augustine's Pub over lunch.  As the following photos show, everyone got into the spirit of the season....

Festive goodies courtesy of Lori & Rod Mundy, Bill Murray and Peggy Oldfield.

Michael Taylor-Noonan in the Santa hat and Rod Mundy on the lanes.

Eleanor Taylor-Noonan complimenting Michael's Santa hat (seen behind Eleanor) with Reindeer Antlers.

Bill Murray sports a Christmas tie, Lynn Gillon a festove top and Neil Gillon another Santa hat.

Neil and Bill show off the Christmas socks they were wearing too!

Bill Murray is set to take those pins out while Anne Mathisen, Rod Mundy and Michael Taylor-Noonan observe.

Michael Taylor-Noon was first to win a Chocolate Santa prize for achieving the secret score.

Anne Mathisen, Neil Gillon and Eleanor Taylor-Noonan on the lanes. 
Bill Murray and Michael Taylor-Noonan are in the background.

Bill Murray presents Rod Mundy with the trophy Rod now gets to keep at home for the next month.

Peggy Oldfield made a similar presentation to Anne Mathisen who now keeps the trophy for a month.

Bill Murray shows off his prize chocolate Santa and
Anne Mathisen was captured laughing at something happening on the bowling lanes.

Michael Taylor-Noonan performs a little dance while scoffing a cookie. 
Rod and Lori Mundy are amused while Neil Gillon is oblivious!

Peggy Oldfield and Bill Murray festively attired.

Another prize winner - Lynn Gillon chose a chocolate Snowman.  Neil Gillon and Lori Mundy can be seen behind Lynn.

Two Santas - Michael Taylor-Noonan and Neil Gillon.

Lynn Gillon, Neil Gillon and Lori Mundy.

Anne Mathisen, Rod Mundy, Neil Gillon, Lynn Gillon and Eleanor Taylor-Noonan.

Lori Mundy cheered everyone on through the three games and as a thank you, was awarded a chocolate Snowman!

Posted November 5, 2023:

The CBC/SRC Association kicked off the month with bowling at Grandview Lanes on November 1st.  There was a great turnout with Neil Gillon, Lillian Hanson, Anne Mathisen, Rod & Lori Mundy, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield, Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan and Ding Torrijos the participating bowlers.  Treats in the form of fresh fruit and veggies, Salsa and Tortilla Chips and Hallowe'en chocolate bars were supplied by Rod & Lori Mundy, Ding Torrijos and Peggy Oldfield. Bill Murray selected a secret score for the second game to award the Best Female Bowler and Best Male Bowler which went to Lori Mundy and Michael Taylor-Noonan.  Lori and Michael get to keep their trophy for the next month when they will be awarded in a new "game" on December 6th.  When the games ended, Neil & Lynn, Michael & Eleanor, Anne and Peggy enjoyed lunch at St. Augustine's Pub.

Homemade Salsa with Tortilla Chips , fresh fruit and veggies with dip, plus Hallowe'en candy bars to keep up energy!

Neil Gillon and Anne Mathisen on the lanes.
Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan, Lori Mundy and Bill Murray in the background.

The gang - L-R: Lillian Hanson, Michael Taylor-Noonan, Neil Gillon, Eleanor Taylor-Noonan, 
Lori Mundy, Anne Mathisen, Rod Mundy, Ding Torrijos and Peggy Oldfield. 
The only onemissing is Bill Murray who took the photo.

Anne Mathisen and Eleanor Taylor-Noonan in action.
Neil Gillon, Lori & Rod Mundy Bill Murray, Ding Torrijos and Michael Taylor-Noonan in the background.

Time for a snack.  L-R: Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan, Peggy Oldfield, Lori Mundy, Ding Torrijos and Rod Mundy.

Lillian Hanson sends her ball down the alley, finishing with a flourish.
(The woman on the next lane was not with our group)

 A Turkey for Bill Murray in the last frame of the second game!

Lori Mundy wins the Best Female Bowler Trophy, created and presented by Bill Murray.

Peggy Oldfield presents the Best Male Bowler Trophy to Michael Taylor-Noonan.

Bingo Game Card Designed by Bill Murray and honouring Remembrance Day on November 11.

Posted October 8, 2023:

In September, the majority of the bowling group had commitments for the reserved date at Grandview Lanes and the event was cancelled.  While some were still not available for October 4th, seven enthusiastic bowlers turned out - Neil & Lynn Gillon, Lillian Hanson, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield and Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan Neil, Lynn, Peggy, Michael & Eleanor carried on to St. Augustine's Pub for lunch following the games and were joined there by Alan Gadsby's daughter Carrie.  Photos from bowling were captured by the cameras of Bill Murray and Peggy Oldfield.

Mini cupcakes and maple leaf cookies, courtesy of Peggy Oldfield, represented an Autumn theme.

ichael Taylor-Noonan walks off one lane as Lillian Hanson prepares to knock down those pins on the other. 
Lynn Gillon and Bill Murray are in the background.

Bill Murray takes aim for a strike.  In the background - Lillian Hanson, Michael Taylor-Noonan and Neil Gillon.

Lynn Gillon eyes the pins before letting go of her bowling ball while Lillian Hanson watches from the seating.

Michael Taylor-Noonan is the only one paying attention to the camera! 
Chatting next to Michael are Eleanor Taylor-Noonan and Lynn Gillon.  Bill Murray is engrossed in the action on the bowling lanes.

Eleanor Taylor-Noonan bowls while the group watches. 
From L-R in the background:  Lillian Hanson, Michael Taylor-Noonan, Lynn Gillon, Bill Murray and Neil Gillon.

While Neil Gillon reaches for something sweet, Lillian, Michael, Lynn and Bill watch the bowlers.

Lunch following bowling at St. Augustine's Pub. 
L-R: Peggy Oldfield, Lynn Gillon, Neil Gillon, Michael Taylor-Noonan and Eleanor Taylor-Noonan. 
Check out the Colleagues' Gallery for a photo that includes Carrie Gadsby (Alan Gadsby's daughter) who joined the group for lunch.

Posted August 6, 2023:

The first Wednesday of the month, August 2nd, brought 9 regulars together for the CBC/SRC Association 5-pin bowling games at Grandview Lanes in Vancouver - Neil & Lynn Gillon, Lillian Hanson, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield, Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan and Ding & Marichu Torrijos.  The bowlers were fortified by a selection of edibles as Marichu Torrijos supplied fresh Bing Cherries and Lillian Hanson and Peggy Oldfield brought a tray of fresh fruit chunks, slices of marble pound cake and mini cinnamon rolls.  Those who have read the last couple of bowling event notices are aware that Bill Murray has created two new trophies for best male and female bowler, but this was the first occasion on which they were awarded.  For the "contest" this time, Bill decided that the trophies would go to the woman and man who exceeded their score in the first game by that in the second game.  The honour went to Peggy Oldfield and to Ding Torrijos, each of whom now have their trophy at home for a month.  They are each to return their trophy at the September 6th gathering when Bill will have devised a new way of awarding it to the winners then.  Following bowling, Neil, Lynn, Peggy, Michael, Eleanor, Ding and Marichu carried on to St. Augustine's Pub for lunch where Maurice Moses made a surprise visit, joining the group for coffee.   Here are  a few photos from the day and team photos are posted in the Colleagues' Gallery.

Beautiful Bing Cherries from Marichu Torrijos; fresh fruit chunks, marble pound cake and mini cinnamon rolls
from Lillian Hanson and Peggy Oldfield.

Michael Teylor-Noonan, Bill Murray and Lillian Hanson chat in the foreground
while Neil Gillon, Lynn Gillon (hidden behind Lillian) and Ding Torrijos stand behind the counter.

Lillian Hanson gets serious about getting those pins down. 
In the background L-R: Marichu Torrijos, Neil Gillon, Michael Taylor-Noonan and Lynn Gillon.

Michael Taylor-Noonan eyes the pins while Ding & Marichu Torrijos, Neil Gillon, Bill Murray and Lillian Hanson observe.

The two new tropies at left and right for Best Female and Male Bowler with the Bingo Game Trophy taking center stage
- all three designed and created by Bill Murray.

Bill Murray presents Peggy Oldfield with the new trophy for Best Female Bowler,
achieved by beating her score in the first game by that in the second.

Ding Torrijos shows off his trophy, just presented to him by Peggy Oldfield.

Ding Torrijos and Michael Taylor-Noonan on the lanes.
In the background L-R: Marichu Torrijos, Peggy Oldfield, Neil Gillon (behind Michael) and Lillian Hanson.

Posted July 16, 2023:

Since the CBC/SRC Association monthly bowling get-toether was just a few days after Canada Day, participants gave a nod to the holiday with a lot of red and white in clothing choice on July 5thLynn Gillon, Lillian Hanson, Anne Mathisen, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield and Ding Torrijos decked themselves out  accordingly while Neil Gillon stood out in blue and white .... perhaps representing the oceans off our coasts?  The Canada Day theme extended to the paper plates, serviettes and treats supplied by Peggy Oldfield and in the Bingo Game card created by Bill Murray.  As this was a small group of bowlers this time, Bill Murray's new trophies were not introduced as planned but will hopefully make their appearance soon.

Treats in a Canada Day theme from the paper plate and serviettes to watermelon chungs, cookies and jelly roll slices.

Lillian Hanson looking gorgeous in Canada Day red & white.

Ding Torrijos and Neil Gillon on the lanes.  Lillian Hanson, Lynn Gillon, Bill Murray and Anne Mathisen in the background.

Bill Murray shows off his Canada Day socks!

Lillian Hanson, Neil Gillon, Anne Mathisen, Bill Murray and Ding Torrijos

Peggy Oldfield and Neil Gillon bowling; Lynn Gillon, Ding Torrijos and Anne Mathisen watch in the background.

Ding Torrijos, Neil Gillon and Bill Murray.

Bill Murray is intent on getting a strike.  Lillian Hanson, Lynn & Neil Gillon and Anne Mathisen are in the background.

Lillian Hanson, Peggy Oldfield, Anne Mathisen and Lynn Gillon, all sporting red & white for Canada Day.

The July Bingo Game Card by Bill Murray

Neil & Lynn Gillon with Bill Murray.

Posted July 2, 2023:

  With a special thank you to Jackson Davies for supplying the
   information, this brings the happy news that a “Welcome Back”
   50th Anniversary reunion for Beachcomberscast, crew and
   fans of the series is being hosted by Gibsons, B.C. from
   September 15 to 17.  Events will include screenings of fan
   favourite episodes, some that haven’t been aired in over 40
   years; meet and greet and Q&A sessions with cast and crew;
   blooper reels; and tours of series’locations around Lower Gibsons.  

   Jackson reports the planners are trying to do all the main events
   on Saturday, Sept. 16 so that people can walk on the ferry and
   take the bus into Gibsons. 

   Check on The Beachcombers FB event at:

   Note that on the above Facebook page near the top on the right-
   had side, are icons to confirm your interest, attendance, and to
   share the news.  Please feel free to pass along this e-mail to colleagues as well.

   If you wish any more information, Jackson would be pleased to hear from you and can be reached at .

Posted June 18, 2023:

Carrying on with what has now become tradition for the CBC/SRC Association to meet on the first Wednesday of every month for 5 pin bowling at Grandview Lanes followed by lunch at St. Augustine's Pub, the event took place on June 7th.  Bowling participants were Neil & Lynn Gillon, Alex Kerr and his granddaughter Alex Tumac, Anne Mathisen, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield and Ding & Marichu TorrijosMarichu brought a wonderfully delicious home-made salsa with tortilla chips to snack on and Peggy provided fresh veggies and fruit along with cookies.   Bill, Ding and Marichu had other commitments for the afternoon but the two Alex's along with Neil, Lynn, Anne and Peggy enjoyed more time together over lunch at St. Augustine's Pub.  There are photos in the Colleagues' Gallery and here are a few more....

How to keep up ones' energy during bowling -
Home-made Salsa with Tortilla Ch9ips from Marichu Torrijos; Fresh veggies, fruit and cookies from Peggy Oldfield.

Anne Mathisen is on the bowling lane. 
Observing in the background L-R: Marichu Torrijos, Alex Tumac, Ding Torrijos, Alex Kerr and Peggy Oldfield. 

L-R: Alex Tumac, Lynn Gillon, Neil Gillon, Alex Kerr and Anne Mathisen.

Alex Kerr on the lane; in the background L-R: Lynn Gillon, Neil Gillon, Ding Torrijos, Anne Mathisen and Bill Murray.

Alex Tumac and Bill Murray in action.  Marichu Torrijos is seated in the background; Lynn & Neil Gillon standing.

Ding & Marichu Torrijos with Alex Tumac.

L-R: Alex Kerr, Neil Gillon, Anne Mathisen and Bill Murray.

L-R: Ding Torrijos, Marichu Torrijos, Lynn Gillon and Alex Tumac.
(The two people in the background were not with our group.)

Posted June 3, 2023:

(From Dee Gibney)

New friends in Mexico. "I dance every Sunday night at the plaza in "Centro" in Puerto Vallarta. A gentleman I danced with introduced me to two of his lady friends the  following week, Pilar on the left and Olga on the right. They speak not a word of English and my Spanish is wanting to day the least. Yet these ladies, Olga in particular, have invited me into their circle with open arms, regularly texting me about where to meet up and when for dancing. The most warm and open hearted person I could ever expect to meet. The two fellow who are part of this little group take turns dancing with we three ladies."

Dee in the middle with new friends Pilar and Olga, in Mexico.

Posted May 28, 2023:

On May 3rd, Neil & Lynn Gillon, Lillian Hanson, Anne Mathisen, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield and Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan gathered at Grandview Lanes on Commercial Drive near Broadway for 5-pin bowling.  Bill Murray supplied Lemonade Limeade (for Lemonade Day in May) to quench parched throats, while Lillian Hanson and Peggy Oldfield took care of the edible treats for the day.  As per normal custom, the group played two regular games and finished up with Bingo for which Bill Murray again provided an artistic game card.  To everyone’s surprise the two teams tied in scoring for the Bingo game, just as they did last month!  After bowling finished, Neil, Lynn, Anne, Peggy, Michael and Eleanor carried on to St. Augustine’s Pub, just a block away from the bowling alley, to enjoy a leisurely lunch.  Here are just a few of the photos from the bowling portion of the day:

Beverage and glasses from Bill Murray; Cupcakes, mini cinnamon buns and macaroons from
Lillian Hanson and Peggy Oldfield to sustain the bowlers through the three games!

Lynn Gillon and Eleanor Taylor-Noon enjoy some chat time.

Anne Mathisen and Bill Murray bowlong; Eleanor Taylor-Noonan and Neil Gillon in the background.

Lynn Gillon's turn to bowl.  Anne Mathisen and Peggy Oldfield seated in the background.

Lillian Hanson in action of the lanes.  Bill Murray has been taking photos and is just heading off the alley.

Neil Gillon chooses his next ball while Anne Mathisen, Lynn Gillon and Michael Taylor-Noonan watch from the sidelines.

Bill Murray's creative Bingo Card showcasing all the events that happen in the month of May.

The Bingo Game Trophy embellished marking International Tuba Day!

Posted May 2, 2023:

From Ken Mitchell (see another photo of Ken in the Colleagues' Gallery!)

"I just completed a trip along Anderson and Seton lake by boat and Indigenous Train bus travel.   My two sons and I drove up to Darcey & stayed in a BnB. We used a boat and toured Anderson lake… so quiet and beautiful.  Then we took the Lillooet's bands' Indigenous train bus along Seton lake to Lillooet..great fun.  After three days we returned home from Lillooet to North Vancouver via  Pemberton and Whistler.    It was one wonderful, very scenic journey."

Here are a few photos Ken has kindly shared from the adventure....

One of Ken's sons captured a selfie with his dad and brother in the background.

Stunning view of Anderson Lake.

A beautiful moment of seeing wildlife along the way.

Railway tracks and beautiful scenery.

Posted April 16, 2023:

Best wishes and sincere congratulations to Tim Jordan  and Ma Wharren Pulgo on their marriage which took place on March 25th at Ginatilan Cebu Philippines!  Tim, retired owner/chef of Jordan's Catering, was never a CBC employee but is fondly remembered by CBC Vancouver colleagues from the many years he and first wife Lorraine (deceased September 25, 2019) provided the sumptuous feasts for the CBC 20 Year Assoiciation garden parties and Annual General Meetings. Tim's immediate family has now also expanded from son Ben to include Ma Wharren's three daughters.  Here's to every happiness for the newlyweds!  And here are a few photos from Tim & Ma Wharren's wedding....

Posted April 9, 2023:
(See an additional photo of all the bowling participants in the Colleagues' Gallery)

The CBC/SRC Association monthly bowling at Grandview Lanes in Vancouver attracted 11 participants on April 5th - Neil & Lynn Gillon, Alex Kerr and Betty Carscadden, Anne Mathisen, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield, Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan and Ding & Marichu Torrijos. The occasion was themed for both Tartan Day (April 6) and Easter (April 9), providing lots of laughs and edible fun.  No haggis though!  The edibles concentrated on Spring and Easter with mini cucumbers and fresh apple and orange slices from Marichu & Ding Torrijos and on Easter with Hot Cross Buns, bunny and Easter egg shaped cookies and Easter egg jelly beans and M&Ms from Peggy OldfieldBill Murray loaned a tartan throw on which to place the goodies and created an extra game for bowling with an egg carton of chocolate Easter treats.  Each filled space was assigned a score - bowl the score and you got to take the prize!  For the first time since playing Bingo for the third game, all three teams tied in the bid to fill the Bingo card and the priviege of posing with the trophy created by Bill Murray.  Following the games, Neil & Lynn, Alex and Betty, Anne, Peggy and Michael & Eleanor carried on to St. Augustine's Pub for lunch and the continuation of a delightful day.  

Bill Murray with the "score the number and win the prize" game he created.

Mini Cucumbers and fresh fruit slices from Marichu & Ding Torrijos;
Hot Cross Buns, Easter cookies and candies from Peggy Oldfield.

Ding Torrijos, Lynn Gillon and Neil Gillon in fine form on the lanes.

Michael Taylor-Noonan, Betty Carscadden and Bill Murray chose similar plaid shirts in recognition of Tartan Day. 
Michael's sporting a tartan tie as well!

Neil Gillon and Alex Kerr on the lanes. 
In the backgroun, L-R: Betty Carscadeden, Eleanor Taylor-Noonan, Bill Murray, Lynn Gillon,
Michael Taylor-Noonan and Anne Mathisen.

Bill Murray acknowledges Tartan Day not only with a plaid shirt, but also with a special t-shirt.
Behind Bill are L-R: Betty Carscadden, Marichu Torrijos and Eleanor Taylor-Noonan.

Peggy Oldfield and Anne Mathisen bowl. 
In the background, L-R: Betty Carscadden, Eleanor Taylor-Noonan, Lynn Gillon, Neil Gillon,
Michael Taylor-Noon, Marichu Torrijos and Ding Torrijos.

Anne Mathisen with Ding & Marichu Torrijos wearing souvenir t-shirts from their recent cruise to Mexico.

Marichu Torrijos and Michael Taylor-Noonan on the lanes.

All three teams tied for winning the Bingo game!  
L-R:  Betty Carscadden, Ding Torrijos, Peggy Oldfield, Alex Kerr, Michael Taylor-Noonan,
Eleanor Taylor-Noonan, Bill Murray, Anne Mathisen, Neil Gillon, Lynn Gillon, Marichu Torrijos.

Posted April 2, 2023:

From Dee Gibney (See another photo of Dee in the Colleagues' Gallery!)

Dee Gibney sends some fabulous photos of a hike she participated in a few days ago in the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico which took the group through a rocky river and up through a gorge to a waterfall.  Dee shares some details of the day…

“I don’t have pics of the more challenging spots because I was too busy trying not to sprain an ankle of break a leg. We had to scale boulders and wade through knee deep water at points. I didn’t have proper foot wear - just Croc like slip on sandals (called Dawgs) which kept twisting underfoot causing me to slip. You’l see the Dawgs in a couple of the photos and see why they were so challenging to 'hike' in.

Anywhere you see us standing around, we’re debating which is the easiest route through the boulders. Second photo gives you a bit of an idea of the leap to get onto that flat boulder shelf.

There were shallow areas with thick mushy leaves which were treacherous. But we - or I should say I - made it. 6 hours worth!” (Dee noted that she had been told it would be an easy hike of about an hour!)

By the time they were nearing the end of the hike, Dee said her quads were refusing to function and she had to have help getting over some of the steeper, more uneven and treacherous rocks.  That meant one person pulling and one pushing in spots where she couldn’t get a footing!   

The river was cold and refreshing, she said, and her fellow hikers were a fun bunch to be with. Did that grueling hike tire Dee out?  Not enough to stop her from taking a bus back to hr apartment, showering, changing and heading back to Centro for an evening of dancing on the plaza!


    Not too difficult at this point in the hike.                              Debating how best to jump onto the flat rock
                                                                                                                in front of them in the river.


         Dee at the bottom of the gorge.                                              The trek continues.


       Beautiful scenery in the gorge.                                         A fellow participant poses for Dee.

                                                                       Sun parched earth and rocks yield gorgeous ferns.


                                       Swimming in the icy waters tempted most of the hikers.


                A family enjoys the swim.                                                   Beautiful and rugged scenery.

Posted March 18, 2023:

CBC/SRC Association once-per-month bowling and pub lunch took place on March 8th and the participants had some fun with an early celebration of St Patrick's Day by wearin' o' the green.  Sweets and serviettes echoed the green and shamrock theme, courtesy of Peggy Oldfield whom a few might remember as Peggy O'Neill in her pre-married days.  Bowlers on this occasion were Neil & Lynn Gillon, Anne Mathisen, Rod & Lori Mundy, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield and Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan.  All but Bill carried on to enjoy lunch at St. Augustine's Pub.  Check out the Colleagues' Photo Gallery for more photos of the Bingo Game teams and the luncheon group!

Sweets and serviettes with a St. Patrick's Day theme, courtesy of Peggy Oldfield.

Lots of green or close-to....
L-R: Lori Mundy, Anne Mathisen, Peggy Oldfield, Lynn Gillon, Eleanor Taylor-Noonan.

L-R: Rod Mundy, Michael Taylor-Noonan, Bill Murray and Neil Gillon wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Eleanor & Michael Taylor-Noonan on the lanes. 
In the background L-R: Neil & Lynn Gillon, Rod & Lori Mundy, Anne Mathisen and Peggy Oldfield.

Lynn Gillon showing fine form on the lane.

Anne Mathisen and Lynn Gillon.

Bill Murray, Lynn Gillon, Eleanor & Michael Teylor-Noonan, Neil Gillon, Anne Mathisen, Lori Mundy
and Michael Taylor-Noonan all seem riveted by the score board!

Eleanor Teylor-Noonan and Anne Mathisen bowl while Bill Murray and Rod Mundy look on.

Looks like Bill Murray at right has said something to break up Lynn Gillon! 
Eleanor Taylor-Noonan, Neil Gillon and Lori Mundy round out the group.

It's Bowling Bingo time and Bill Murray keeps score for his team.

Creative Bill Murray came up with another unique Bingo Game card. 
No shamrocks or leprechauns, but lots of green!

Lori Mundy takes aim at the pins during the Bingo Game.

Posted March 12, 2023:

From Ken Mitchell:
(Check the Colleagues' Gallery for another photo of Ken from Mexico)

Ken has enjoyed the sunny climes of Mexico for the past ten days and sent some great photos to share a bit of the sunshine in Lake Chapala as well as the beautifully colourful architecture of some of the homes in Ajijic.  “I am really enjoying my time here in Ajijic”, said Ken.  The sun plus the 28 c temp  are good for my body & soul. There will be some major adjustments necessary when I fly home  on Mar. 10th...  Rainy days!!” 


From John Kennedy: 
(Check the Colleagues' Gallery for another photo of John from The Algarve)

“Just got home from a couple of weeks in The Algarve…. South part of Portugal. These shots were taken at Sagres, at the southwestern corner of Portugal.”


Skinny John is a reflection of the shiny metal back of a mural dedicated to St Vincent/Sao Vicente
after whom this little area is named.

 St. Vincent Coastline

Posted March 5, 2023:

CBC retiree Roy Geldart sends a photo from the early days of his CBC career with CBC Fredericton and notes that the station celebrated its 59th on-air anniversary on March 4th this year.  CBZ Fredericton signed on at 1480 kHz with 10,000 Watts, later moving to 970 and eventually to FM.  At sign-on there were about 20 people on staff.  A few months into 1964, CBC Fredericton began programming for a new 10 kW station in Saint John, New Brunswick, CBD 1110 kHz.  Studios didn't open in Saint John until 1968.

Roy joined the Fredericton station on January 6, 1964 as a temporary Clerk in charge of setting up the Record Library and subsequently moved to the other temporary position as Summer Relief Announcer Operator.  Later in 1964 he embarked on a 20 year career at several private radio stations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as an Announcer, Reporter and News Director before returning to CBC Saint John, New Brunswick as a Reporter Editor.  Roy retired from that role after 20 years in 2004 and moved to B.C., settling in Campbell River on Vancouver Island.  

Posted February 26, 2023:

A few days ago, I received a Facebook notification that my friend Linda Cullen of Bob Robertson & Linda Cullen Double Exposure fame, had posted something new.  That turned out to be a new addition to the Blog section of her website, neither of which I was aware she had -obviously my fault for not paying attention!  Not only did reading Linda's latest Blog posting have me laughing out loud, but I was delighted to be able to sign up so that I will now know whenever there's new material to enjoy.  Furthermore, there are lots of previous wonderful ramblings by Linda that I've missed so I have some catching up to do.  In addition to her Blog, Linda has a video section called Linda's YouTube Channel which is another joy not to be missed.  All you have to do to join me in enjoying Linda's wonderful wit is click on her website at  and click on the heading for what you wish to read or view.  At the bottom of her Blog page, you'll find a bar to click on if you wish to subscribe.  It's that easy.  Enjoy! 

Posted February 4, 2023:

CBC/SRC Association bowling ussered in the month on February 1st with a Valentine's Day theme in apparel, treats supplied by Bill Murray and Peggy Oldfield and the card for the Bingo game designed by Bill Murray.  There were ten participants for bowling - Neil & Lynn Gillon, Rod & Lori Mundy, Bill Murray, Peggy Oldfield, Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan and Ding & Marichu Torrijos (just returned from a holiday in New Orleans which they reported was a terrific first-time visit).  On conclusion of the three games at Grandview Lanes, Neil, Lynn, Rod, Lori, Micheal, Eleanor and Peggy carried on the fun and conversation at nearby St. Augustine's Pub.  Team photos are posted in the Colleagues' Gallery and here are a few more courtesy of Bill and Peggy:

Bill Murray's Photo Album of Bowling Participants and Kit Kat Valentine treats plus
Valentine Cookies and Strawberry/Raspberry Marshmallows from Peggy Oldfield.

Marichu Torrijos and Lynn Gillon are up to bowl.  Watching from the rear are Neil Gillon, Lori Mundy and Peggy Oldfield.

Lori Mundy sizes up the pins.  In the background L-R: Marichu & Ding Torrijos, Neil Gillon, Peggy Oldfield,
Eleanor Taylor-Noonan and Lynn Gillon.

Rod Mundy aka the masked bowler.

Peggy Oldfield looking very serious in prep for her shot at those pins.
In the background:  Michael & Eleanor Taylor-Noonan and Lynn Gillon.

Team Red obviously got the memo!  L-R:  Lori Mundy, Eleanor Taylor-Noonan, Lynn Gillon, Peggy Oldfield and Bill Murray.

Couples' captured for Valentine's are Marichu & Ding Torrijos.

Rod & Lori Mundy.

Neil & Lynn Gillon.

Eleanor & Michael Taylor-Noonan.

Peggy Oldfield and Bill Murray teamed up for the photos too.

Michael Taylor-Noonan and Lynn Gillon are bowling while the rest of the gang sans Peggy who took the picture, watch them.

Rod Mundy and Bill Murray arfe up.  Lori Mundy and Lynn Gillon in the background.

Bill Murray, Lori Mundy and Eleanor Taylor-Noonan applaud the action on the lanes.

Michael Taylor-Noonan, Marichu & Ding Torrijos observe the action while Neil Gillon's attention is elsewhere!

Posted January 29, 2023:

Ken Mitchell sends greetings from sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, saying, "It is wonderful to be wined & dined on the beach again.  Westjet's 10:30am Sunday flight makes it so easy to he here in 4 hrs."  Be sure to check out the Colleagues' Gallery for the photo of Ken that accompanied these lovely views....

The gorgeous view as Ken Mitchell enjoys being "wined and dined" in Puerto Vallarta.

All set to dine by the pool.

Tasty fare to be enjoyed in the sunshine by the pool.

Posted January 8, 2023:

At the CBC/SRC Association Christmas Party on November 27th, the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw was Anne Mathisen. Anne’s winnings amounted to $170.00 and a like amount went into the Association coffers (with grateful thanks to all those who bought tickets in the draw!).  In accepting her winnings, Anne stated that she would donate half of her prize to a charity and would let us know when she’d decided who the recipient would be.  That decision has now been made and $85.00 has been donated by Anne to the Salvation Army Black Kettle Fund.  Congratulations, Anne – and thank you for generously sharing your winnings to a worthy cause.

Dan Philips who worked with the CBC Design Department in both Vancouver and Ottawa many years ago, sends greetings from Toronto which he calls home now.  Dan sent a photo from the 1970s when he was with CBC in Vancouver and one as he is today – both of which you will see in our Colleagues’ Gallery. 

Neil Gillon sends word that former CFPR Technician Ken Robertson, who enjoyed a couple of careers after CBC, volunteers with the Canadian Lifeboat Institution.  They assist mariners in distress, warn people of potential hazards, do safety education and collect stray logs and debris.  By the way, the 50-year old sailboat that Ken built in Prince Rupert is available to an interested party and Neil comments that he’s almost giving it away.  Contact if you would like to get in touch with Ken and check out the Colleagues’ Gallery for a photo of him.

Joyce Resin and partner Peter had an amazing holiday in Equador and the Galapagos Islands in December, and Joyce has shared some delightful photos with us....

Joyce & Peter in the Galapagos Islands

Camouflage at its best ... Iguanas on the rocks

Takes some close searching to find the Iguanas!

Joyce with a 180 year old Tortoise

Male Frigate courting display

Yellow Desert Iguana

Close Up of the Yellow Desert Iguana