In this posting you will find a letter from our National Headquarters along with some important announcements and special offers. Be sure to check out the links. We plan to keep you informed here about CARP’s Community and National News. Your attendance at our meeting on 19th September will be considered as an indication of your interest in the local Chapter. The meeting will be held at Applewood Retirement Residence, 1500 Lansdowne Street West at 7:30 PM
Next posting in about two weeks or sooner. Read and enjoy the following contribution from headquarters. It contains information that I had not been able to locate, but it did not include that fabulous opportunity to win a trip to the Pacific Islands (worth $20K) simply by renewing your membership or buying a membership for a friend or family member. (If you can’t go give it to me!)
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Summer News for Central Ontario
We hope that CARP Members in Central Ontairo are having a great summer. There’s been lots happening here at the National Office as we ramp up for a busy fall season.
Please take a look at this newsletter for information on upcoming events and links to your local CARP Chapters. I want to encourage all of you to get involved with a CARP Chapter today.
Our Chapters’ leadership and their commitment to volunteerism is an invaluable resource that strengthens CARP and its members. They facilitate the lines of communication between the national office and members throughout the country and help keep members informed and involved in the policies and priorities of our organization.
CARP’s Chapters provide a means for members to get involved in our mission at the local level and provide an opportunity for members to put their talent, creativity, energy, knowledge and sense of community-spirit to work in the service of their community.
You know your membership supports the mission and advocacy work of CARP in our efforts to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.
But don’t forget to take advantage of the great savings that come along with your CARP membership too. I’ve included some new benefits and saving opportunities in the articles below.
And also don’t forget to tell your friends and family about CARP and encourage them to join the cause. Send them this link to join today.
Wishing you all the best,
Director, Community Development
Upcoming CARP Events
Be sure to check in with your local CARP Chapters for news and information on upcoming CARP events
Visit www.carp.ca to check in with a Chapter in your area.
October 1st is National Senior’s Day, and the United Nations‘ International Day of Older Persons, so CARP Chapters across Canada are celebrating by raising the CARP flag in their community. Find out where the flag is rising in your area and join the fun on October 1st.
October 24th is the CARP Annual General Meeting. Watch for meeting information in the mail.
October 25th, is the annual ZoomerLife Conference on Well-being and Longevity, at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, hosted by CARP President, Moses Znaimer. **New pricing for CARP Members in 2013**. Only $59 for full day event, or 2 tickets for $99. Contact Dyan for more information and to reserve your seats.Eaton
Save the Date! The Sun Life Financial Zooomer Show is happing again at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto at the CNE Grounds. Saturday and Sunday, October 26 & 27.
CARP members will once again be offered free admission to the ZoomerShow. Bring your active membership card to get in free!
If you’d like more information on reaching 30,000 baby boomers at the ZoomerShow as a sponsor or as an exhibitor, email [email protected] for more information.
Arrrrrrrgoooos! or OskeeWeeWee!
Discounts on CFL Tickets for CARP Members Are Back
Here’s some hard-hitting savings for CARP Members.
CARP has partnered with theToronto Argonauts and theHamilton Tiger-Cats to offer our members discounted ticket prices for upcoming home games.
CARP members can save up to 30% off ticket prices.
Click on this link to see the offer for Hamilton Tiger-CatsHome Games (being played at the University of Guelph this season).
Enjoy the Game!
Two of our national affinity partners are offering even better deals for CARP members, but only for a limited time!
Insurance for Snowbirds and Winter Travellers:
This may be the product our members are most often asking for. The McLennan Group is offering Pre-Season Savings, of up to 11% on Travel Insurance. Call 1-877-566-1417, or visit www.carpinsurance.ca to take advantage of the early-bird savings. The pre-season savings event ends September 30th.
And if you don’t have a place to stay yet…Endless Vacation Rentals, has increased their discount for CARP Members to35% off the posted rates, but only for a limited time. (That’s 10% better than their regular CARP discount.)
Choose your destination and enjoy the savings! (and click here to read how I saved $700 on my summer holiday last year with Endless Vacations and other hotel discounts.)
This one may be on your bucket list, or perhaps you’ve promised yourself a return visit.
Toronto to Italy, for 10 days – Rome and the Vatican, Florence, Sienna and Venice. Includes Flight, 4 Star Accomodation, and tours, for $3300, plus taxes
This package has been organized by the Canadian office of our friends at 50&Piu, the CARP-like Senior’s Organization based inItaly, so you’ll be in good hands.
Airfare from Toronto
Overnight in 4-star hotels in Rome, Florence and Venice/Mestre
Transfer to and from hotel in private bus
Dinners where part of the program
Entrance to Vatican City, Coliseum, Uffizi
Medical insurance (only covers accidents on Italian territory)
*Special gift for CARP Members – Travel bag!
Phone 1-877-887-TRIP (8747) for more information or to book your space.
Your Chance to Shine on TV
Have a discerning eye for design? Want to put your product testing skills to the test?
THE ZOOMER, a new weekly current affairs show co-hosted by Denise Donlon and Conrad Black is launching this fall on VisionTV.
Zoomer Media is looking for lively CARP Members to share their personal consumer reviews with their national audience.
As a member of the ‘ConZoomer’ team, you will test and assess the latest gadgets, gizmos, products, tools and devices being marketed to the Zoomer crowd. Then you will present your findings — thumbs up or thumbs down, and why – on the show in an ongoing taped segment.
If you want to be part of the fun, please send your name, a picture and a short note explaining why you’re the ideal ‘ConZoomer’.
Reply by email, before Friday, August 9, 2013to:[email protected]