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BC Lower Mainland BOMPA News Article

April 13, 2024

Our second SECOND TUESDAY get-together was April 9th and a happy crowd of 13 were lucky to be able to come and enjoy a sunny patio lunch and some frivolities.  A few good stories were exchanged, the veracity of which is never questioned.

The Spring flowers in New Westminster were plentiful and very, very showy. Not to be missed by those approaching via the Patullo Bridge is the massive construction of a new crossing.

Our next get-together is May 14th –  that will follow the shenanigans that May 1st always brings and, of course, Cinco de Mayo.  It will be at Rivers Reach Pub, 320 6th St., New Westminster at 11:30.  Please let Dorothy Cummer or Earl Hansford know by May 12th if you plan to attend.

Earl Hansford


Kent Webster, South Surrey, British Columbia - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”
By: J. Mesic, Chief Correspondent
6 min read

April 11, 2024

Belated birthday wishes to Kent Webster from all the volunteers at BMO Cyber Pensioners and our Cyber Pensioners Community.  Kent is 91 and will be celebrating his 92nd birthday August 3, 2024.  He is a wonderful person who is smart, pragmatic, adaptable, humorous and so much more. Click to read what he had to say about himself. 

If you have any comments regarding this birthday communication or would like to recommend a BMO pensioner who is nearing 90 years old or is older for our 90 and Over Birthday Communication, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at  We look forward to hearing from you. 

BOMPA Northern Alberta Jubilations Dinner Theatre May 9th At 6:30 p.m.

March 28, 2024

We are going to see Beach Boys of Summer on Thursday May 9th at 6:30 p.m.   Tickets are $70.42 which includes the ticket price of $57.25 plus tax and 18% gratuity  I have reserved 24 seats.  You can call in at 780-484-2424 ask for the BOMPA table and they will sit us together  When calling, please note any dietary issues.  Tickets must be paid for by Monday, April 1st or they will release the tickets
Hope to see you there!

Donna Brausen


BC Lower Mainland BOMPA Lunch Get Together – New Westminster – March 12th

March 25, 2024

The first BOMPA “Second Tuesday at Rivers Reach” has been declared a success.  Activities included a reverse draw that was won by Bernie Edwards and a few regular draws won mostly by one table (it happens). 

Our next get together is scheduled for April 9th at Rivers Edge Pub, 320 6th Street, New Westminster – starting at 11:30.  If you want to be added to the email distribution list please let Ron Gillies know (

Ron Gillies


Cliff Lloyd, London, Ontario - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”

March 19, 2024

Today March 19th, 2024 is Cliff Lloyd’s 90th birthday and all the volunteers at BMO Cyber Pensioners and our Cyber Pensioners Community would like to wish him a very happy birthday and many more to come.  Click to read what Cliff had to say about himself.

If you have any comments regarding this birthday communication or would like to recommend a BMO pensioner who is nearing 90 years old or is older for our 90 and Over Birthday Communication, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at  We look forward to hearing from you. 




Central Ontario Pensioners - Invitation to the Spring Quarterly Meeting

March 4, 2024

The next meeting will be at the Institute for Learning- 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario at 1:00 PM, with registration at 12:30 on Thursday March 28.

The main 'speaker' will be Sharon Parenteau. Sharon Parenteau began her business in 2016, and quickly realized that the market segment that she most resonated with was the seniors downsizing niche. Since then she has been working to hone her skills, specialize her training, and develop the network of connections to serve the unique needs of senior sellers and buyers.

“The Decluttering Battle Plan” addresses the number one challenge facing seniors who are considering downsizing: what to do with their surplus stuff. In order to conquer clutter, a straightforward five-step plan is outlined that will provide inspiration along with information to overcome the overwhelm. No sales pitch - just helpful resources and tools to improve your home environment no matter your real estate plans.

For a complete agenda click here

Please tell any BMO Pensioners you know who currently do not attend our meetings, to come out and join us!!!



84th Annual Alberta BMO Employee Golf Tournament

February 29, 2024

The tournament is open to all BMO Employees or Pensioners.


Shotgun start at 1:30pm on Saturday June 15th at Carstairs Community Golf Club (#2 Highway 2A North, Carstairs, AB).


Cost is $155 per player which includes golf, dinner and everyone is guaranteed to go home with a prize! Early bird registration deadline is April 19th and final deadline is May 24th (or when we reach 120 golfers).


Feel free to register individually or as a team (or partial team). To register please etransfer $155 to


A new addition this year is the option for non golfers who want to network is to join at 4:00 for a Group Golf Lesson, followed by the dinner at a cost of $75 per person.


We will also be raising money in support of Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families again this year. Last year we had 82 golfers & raised $6,500 and this year I am looking to get to 100 golfers & $10,000 raised for CP Kids and Families! Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families (


A popular carry over from last year is we have 3 door prizes that will be drawn in advance of the tournament:


Early Bird Draw – Register and pay by April 19th and be entered to win a practice round at the Calgary Golf and Country Club with Jeff Hillyard (or an equivalent course in your market).

Returning Players – All returning players from 2023 are entered to win some swag courtesy of June Zimmer.

New Players – All new players (ie didn’t play in 2023 but could have participated previously) are entered win their golf cart being stocked with snacks and beverages courtesy of Craig Campbell.


Special thanks to Jeff, June and Craig for donating these prizes!


Any questions please let myself (Donna Brausen) Hussein Bhanji, Karl Armstrong or Gobind Prihar know.



For a larger picture click here


BOMPA – Vancouver Island Christmas In February

February 22, 2024

Our annual Christmas luncheon (which we have after Christmas for a better turnout) was delayed from January due to a heavy snowfall the night before the event was to be held. So we postponed until February 21st and it was a happy group of 47 pensioners that got together at the Four Mile Brew Pub, enjoyed some delicious pub fare including a full roast beef and yorkshire pudding meal, some great fellowship time (at times the noise was deafening!) and finished off with lots of door prizes for those with the winning numbers.

President Susan McWhirter had welcomed everyone with a belated Happy New Year and most importantly welcomed 3 new members to the group – she also recognized and thanked Deb Gemmell for organizing the dinner – and that wrapped up another successful BOMPA-VI get together.

Hope to see everyone again at our Spring event – yet to be determined but promised to be fun!

Click Here to see the pictures.

Joan Firkins


BOMPA Northern Alberta Steak Dinner Yellowhead Casino Last Thursday of the Month

February 22, 2024

We are trying something new!  Every Month on the last Thursday of the month,  a bunch of us will be going to the Yellowhead Casino for their steak dinner.. Right now it is $17.99 for steak, shrimp, baked potato and fixings, vegetables and a piece of garlic toast.  We will be going on Thursday Feb 29th at 5:30 p.m.  This will work much like the breakfasts on the first Tuesday of the month  - just show up.  
Hope to see you there! 
Donna Brausen


Bernie Edwards - Delta, British Columbia - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”

February 20, 2024

Today February 20th is Bernie Edwards’ 90th birthday and all the volunteers at BMO Cyber Pensioners and our Cyber Pensioners Community would like to wish her a very happy birthday and many more to come. 

The following is what Bernie had to say about herself.  Click to read.
If you have any comments regarding this birthday communication or would like to recommend a BMO pensioner who is nearing 90 years old or is older for our 90 and Over Birthday Communication, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at  We look forward to hearing from you. 



Retirements and Obituaries for December 2023

February 17, 2024


The list of retirements and obituaries from BMO as of December 2023 is available. Note that they are now on "My Benefits & Retirement" website ( Access is fairly complex and instructions are available here. (Click Here).



REX Gathering January 26, 2024

February 16, 2024

From Bottom right (clockwise) Claire Baxter, Byron Morse, Mel Rosenfeld, Susan Kowalskyj, Mike Chambers, Flavio Tintin, Bob Monteith, Ted Witkowski, Les Monita, Grant Kinsley (behind), Dennis Reinsborough, Andy Hamilton, George Grainger.  Missing: many of you away south or away this month!

This is a picture of the recent (Jan 26, 2024) monthly gathering at the REX hotel in Downtown Toronto. We usually meet the last Friday of every month for lunch, beverages, and good cheer.  Generally never discuss the Bank ecept in passing, though ‘war stories’ are often retold (truthfully or not).  We have been gathering pretty consistently for well over 15 years (obviously a break during Covid).

Currently the meet is organized by Byron Morse ( who sends out reminders and maintains an email distribution list of regulars and interested parties.

Note that you are responsible for your own tab (there are no subsidies etc).  

Thanks to Byron Morse for sharing.


BOMPA Northern Alberta Orchid Fair March 22-24, 2024

February 13, 2024


Fran James has asked me to send this on, There is an Orchid Fair at the Enjoy Centre in St Albert March 22-24.  Fran will be there on Sunday from 10 am until noon she would love to see you.

Donna Brausen



BOMPA Northern Alberta Luncheon February 23, 2024

February 13, 2024

BOMPA Northern Alberta will be getting together on Friday Feb 23, 2024 at Astro's Restaurant at 11:30 a.m.  The address is 10038 - 167 Street, Edmonton.  Please RSVP by Feb 19/24 Thanks.  Parking is limited but there is parking across the street!

P.S.  Ladies, there is a great shoe store next door! 

Donna Brausen




April 2024
Kent Webster, - South Surrey, British Columbia - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”

March 2024
Cliff Lloyd, - London, Ontario - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”

February 2024
Bernie Edwards, - Delta, British Columbia - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”

November 2023
Desmond Kavanagh, - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”

March 2023
Dorothy Hutchinson, Langley, British Columbia - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”

February 2023
Darwen Lowe, St. Thomas, Ontario - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”

November 2022
Lloyd Varner, Sackville, New Brunswick - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”
Anne Reed, Ajax, Ontario - “90 and Older Birthday Celebrations”
Colin Bartlett, Parksville, British Columbia - "90 and older Birthday Celebrations”


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