Eligibility for travel passes: The following information is from Darlene Cherry of Morneau Shepell.
The benefits rules are a bit different than the pension rules which sometimes causes confusion. A post retirement spouse is not entitled to pension survivor benefits under the plan. However, If the retiree is eligible to a Travel Card and then marries or remarries after retirement, the post-retirement spouse is eligible for the Travel Card (train pass).
You can simply call our CN Pensions call centre at 1-800-361-0739, and request one. The Customer Service Agent will take the required information and let you know if anything further will be required to process the application.
The next General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 7th at 1:30 p.m. at the Norwood Legion. Guest Speaker will be Barbara Lange. Her topic will be "Cruisin With Seniors" - Transportation Services and options for Seniors. Hope you will come out and learn about what is available to assist Seniors with transportation options for shopping, medical appointments, etc.
Announcement: Elections for the Manitoba Executive will be held at our November General Meeting. The position of Membership Chair is open to any member. Duties of this position include monthly updating of data base with new members, removing deceased members, changes of address, etc; preparing membership reports for the monthly Executive and General Meetings as well as the CNPA of MB quarterly newsletter. Applicant should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access. Any member who may be interested in serving on the Executive in this capacity, please contact Ron Davis at 204-489-4485. To learn more about the duties, please feel free to contact Wayne Zaharia at 204-694-5133 or by email at email@example.com. We encourage you to consider this opportunity --- it is a great way to further enjoy the comradeship of the association.
CN Employees and Pensioners and their families are invited to join us at Symington Yard Saturday, Sept. 12th at 10:30 a.m. for CN’s 1st Annual Poker Derby. All proceeds support the Canadian Mental Health Association right here in Manitoba.
Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (approx.)
Symington Yard, 821 Lagimodiere Blvd.
1 poker hand for $10.00
3 poker hands for $25.00
The event wraps-up with a BBQ at CN Campus. Please join us and support a great cause!
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Albert Fillion at 1-204-746-0108.
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Great meeting yesterday, Sept 2nd -- nice to see so many people in attendance -- guestimate over 100! Welcome back to everyone! We were also thrilled to see so many first time attendees -- hope you will keep coming back!
Our speaker was Lori Yorke from Snowbird Mediquote talking about the importance of travel insurance both for international travel and travel within Canada. Many good questions came from the floor. Lori's presentation was most informative and educational! Thanks again Lori!
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