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Short and Sweet — Just Like Canadian Summer!

By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor - Bits and Pieces, Board member - EAA Canada Council

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August 2, 2022 – I’ll keep this short and sweet. We’ve all been so busy with AirVenture that I put this note together to let you know we had no time to issue a normal newsletter this month. After a busy last week in July, our friends in Oshkosh will all be breathing a sigh of relief after an amazing job well done. All your Canadian friends will have arrived home, hopefully safely with great memories of a wonderful event.

By the time you read this, I know that I’ll have met many of you at our Canadian Tent at AirVenture, perhaps over a cup of Tim Horton’s coffee, or at the Canadian Breakfast. If we talked, I probably tried to convince you to write something for Bits and Pieces. This newsletter only exists because you have interesting things to say. Please keep it coming by submitting an article or two. We expect to have several articles in the September issue about experiences in Oshkosh or getting there and back. If you had a great trip, or even a not so great one, we’d love to hear from you.

Writing an article for Bits and Pieces is simple. Ideally you can just write it straight into the body of an email, or unformatted in a word processor like Word or Open Office and attach some great pictures with suggested titles. A simple way to do this is just to name the pictures with those suggested captions. Remember not to use any formatting because it will probably have to be undone to fit with our style. Also, we like to use your EAA membership number with your article, and any chapter affiliations or other interesting responsibilities, so please include those with your submission. One thing that makes our electronic newsletter attractive is great photos so don’t forget to send some with lots of interest.

It seems all of our writers were frantically busy with Oshkosh planning or other responsibilities so watch out for a bumper edition of Bits and Pieces in September.

Lastly, I’d like to thank our colleagues in Oshkosh for all they do to make this newsletter great throughout the year. They edit my edits and make sure I don’t drop the ball. Believe it or not there are about half a dozen people who have reviewed your articles before they go out. I hope they get to enjoy a nice break after such a busy time.

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