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  • NEWSLETTERS ARCHIVE
    from 1947 to the present
2017 Cordovan
2016 Cordovan
2015 Cordovan
2014 Cordovan
2013 Cordovan
2012 Cordovan
2011 Cordovan
2010 Cordovan
2009 Cordovan
2008 Cordovan
2000-2007 Cordovan
1990-1999 Cordovan
1980-1989 Cordovan
1976-1979 Cordovan
1950-1958 Spindrift
1947-1949 Spindrift
  • The Cordovan Newsletter

    THE CORDOVAN NEWSLETTER – is the local community newsletter published three times a year by the Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs (CBA).

    The Cordovan is e-mailed to CBA members – if we have your e-mail address. Please update us if you have recently changed it: cbamail@shaw.ca.

    We mail the newsletter by snail to CBA members without email addresses.
    Printed copies are left at five places for those without computers:
    55 Plus Association Centre, Super Duper Dollar Store, Pure Pharmacy, Cordova Bay United Church and the bench opposite Paper Chain at Mattick’s Farm.

    We’re always looking for interesting articles so do contact us by e-mail: letter-to-editor@cbasn.com.

    Members of The Cordovan newsletter committee are:
    Debbie Sherwood (Coordinator)                                                                                                                Anahita Ariana
    Chris Harbord                                                                                                                                              Julianne McCaffrey
    Contributor: Roger Stonebanks
    CBA Board Liaison: Larry Gontovnick


    Digitizing and archiving the past newsletters

    The history of Cordova Bay has been reflected in Spindrift, the monthly newsletter of the Cordova Bay Community Club from 1947 until it ceased publication in 1958, and in The Cordovan, the current newsletter of the CBA which has appeared four to six times a year since the Association was founded in 1976. These publications are now available on the CBA website as a community service.

    The electronic newsletters are a tribute to our history, past editors and directors of the CBA thanks to the generosity of Richard Alexander, his company LGL Limited, environmental research associates in Sidney, and assistant Connie Kleckner (also a Cordova Bay resident) who scanned all the pages into searchable electronic PDF format.

    The digitized records were donated, along with the hard-copy originals, to Saanich Archives in November 2009, and the electronic versions posted on the CBA website in February 2010. The digitized newsletter collection totals 275, of which 117 were the Spindrift editions (1947-1958) and 158 were the Cordovan editions (1976-current).