Oshawa Observer

Editors

Karen Raets, Guy Berard, Charlie Turner

Photographer

Bob Thomson

April 1974

Correspondents

OSHAWA HEAD OFFICE:

Personnel: Meta von Moeller; Management Development: Terry Wrona.

 

DIVISIONS:

BOLANDS LIMITED: Betty Briggs; CODVILLE DISTRIBUTORS: Joe Perdue; COINAMATIC (U.K.): Brian Stansfeld Et Joe Bradley; COMSERVE: Sadie Stoddart; HICKESON-LANGS: Terry Geary; HUDON ET ORSALI LIMITEE: Hazel Butler Et Andre Duquette; HYPERMARCHE: Ginette Dubreuil; KENT DRUGS LIMITED: Lore Kuemmel Et Julie Ugolini; MALTON DISTRIBUTION CENTRE: Tom McClelland; ONTARIO PRODUCE: Ann Walker; RESTAURANT DIVISION: Jean Watts; TOWERS: (Toronto) Doris Petford, (Montreal) Betty Mason.

 

FOOD CITY*

Barrie: Pat Neil; Bathurst: Jennie Wood; Belleville: Mildred Graves; Brantford: Ben Winter; Brock: Joan Brooks; Chatham: Dirk Augustine; Cooksville: Ethel McPherson; Dixie: Stella Sereda; Don Valley: Hazel Wood; Galleria: Christine Miller; GEM Foods: Elsie Bell; Golf Club: Beatrice Raes; Hamiton: Agnes Hay; Jane Et Finch: Viette Winter; Lansdowne: Joyce Easton; Lawrence: Joan Johnston; Niagara Falls: Ron Loveridge; North Bay: Winnifred West; Oakville: Edna Simser; Owen Sound: Shirley Doherty; Oxford: Lois Hoeko; Saint John: Heather Earl; St. Catharines: Mickey Davirro; Stratford: Ruth Cummerford; Sudbury City Centre: Ann Strauss; Victoria Park: Gerry Spencer; Welland: Al Cibik; Wellington: Mary Lou Shadbolt; Westside: Ileana lannone; Woodstock: Phillip Thomas.

 

LES ALIMENTS BONIMART, QUEBEC:

Sherbrooke: George Jamis; St. Jean: Joseph Yaccatto.

Aurora: Dorothy Dewsbury; Newmarket: Dorothy Perry.

 

TOWERS:

Aldershot: Linda Scott; Barrie: Shirle Anderson; Belleville: Winina McLeod; Brampton: Edna May; Cyrville: Vivian Taylor; Dixie: Linda Symes; Galleria: Lorraine Gibbons; High Park: Cathy Harris; Jane & Finch: Jennie Curtsbaine; London: Kay Judge; New Minas: Marion Duggan; Niagara Falls: Mary Soave; North Bay: Barbara McCloskey; Oakville: Audrey Kulik; Owen Sound: Tim Wilcox; Peterborough: Pennie Buchner; Rexdale: Denise Cornish; Saint John: Russ Oickle; Scarborough: Betty Humphrys; Stoney Creek: Helen Dabrowski; Stratford: Mary Schmidt; Waterloo: Margaret Jolluet; Welland: Mike Broughton.

 

BONIMART, QUEBEC:

Chateauguay: Estelle Deere; Greenfield Park: Anne McKeller; Longueil: Jean Paul Pare; Metropolitan: Gisele Blanchet; Ste. Foy: Charlotte Landry; St. Jean: Lillian Lavalee.

President's Corner

The Province of Ontario is currently facing a decision which will have far ranging effects on shoppers, retailers and retail employees alike.

 

At Oshawa that includes Towers, Food City, Drug City and Restaurant Division employees.

 

The issue is retail hours, more specifically evening shopping. The government has been forced into deciding the issue by a massive lobby of small merchants.

 

When should the consumer shop? When it is convenient for the consumer or when it is convenient for the shopkeeper?

 

When you clear away all the whitewash that has been poured over this whole question of store hours and the red herrings that have been drawn in to confuse the issue, that is what it all comes down to.

 

If it were not for the pressure campaign which has been mounted under the P.U.S.H. banner by merchants who want stores to close at 6 p.m., it would be relatively easy for the Ontario government to see where the public interest lay. But it has been impossible to ignore the clamor that P.U.S.H. has generated in the last year.

 

The consumers, the men or women who pay the bills, the people who keep all of us in business, should understand just what is happening and why.

 

Twenty-five years ago there was no problem. Stores were clustered in downtown areas and along principal thoroughfares. People walked or took a bus to do their shopping. Groceries were bought at the corner store. Married women for the most part were housewives and had time to shop whenever they decided so long as it was during the day.

 

And then the world began to change. We became a mobile society, we moved away from the community core, suburban subdivisions sprang up, mushroomed. When it became evident that Canada was not going to sink back into a depression after World War II, people began to seek out a better life.

 

Are stores in business to serve the needs of their customers? Or are customers there to provide a livelihood for store owners?

 

And commerce, as it will if left alone, reacted to the changes in public habit and demand. Some merchants realized they could do better if they went where the customers were instead of forcing the customers to come to them. Suburban shopping centres sprang up, at first a food market and a few independent smaller shops, later larger centres including independent merchants and department stores, still later large enclosed, temperature-controlled shopping malls.

 

It was an evolution, a marketing revolution based on providing better service to the customer who is our reason for being in business in the first place.

If the customer needed a place to park his car, then build a shopping centre with adequate parking. Don't force him to drive for blocks looking for a place to park. If the customer found it more convenient to shop in the evening, why that's the time to be open. If a working housewife couldn't shop during the day, then by all means make evening shopping facilities available to her.

 

 

 

At first only a few responded but when it became apparent just how many people were taking advantage of evening shopping facilities, many merchants, albeit some reluctantly, fell in line.

 

Cash registers, largely silent during daylight hours, rang merrily in the evening. At Towers, for example, a majority of all sales take place between the hours of six and 10 p.m.

 

Some downtown merchants, unhappy with the change, didn't take it lying down. Since in most communities downtown merchant groups exercised strong influence on local councils, they succeeded in having early closing bylaws passed whether the public liked it or not. The result of this was that shopping centres opened just outside municipal boundaries where township councils were not so easily influenced by downtown storekeepers.

 

But in many communities, the downtown merchants did not succeed in closing down business at 6 p.m. Most Ontario municipal leaders decided that hours of sale should be left to the marketplace — to the merchants and their customers. If people wanted to shop in the evening and stores were prepared to serve them ... well, that was up to them.

 

That was when the merchant establishment decided to go over the heads of the municipalities to the province itself and the P.U.S.H. campaign was launched. They would seek a provincial law that would take hours of sale out of the hands of the municipalities, out of the hands of the stores which are prepared to open evenings and most important of all, out of the hands of the people.

 

If they could get early closing legislation, the customers would have to shop when the merchants wanted ... and the clock would effectively be turned back to "the good old days."

Never mind that people who can only shop at--night would all be funneled into two nights. Never mind that thousands upon thousands of housewives and students augment the family income with evening part-time work which would disappear. Never mind the public convenience. Never mind freedom of choice. Get provincial legislation and ram daytime shopping down the public's throat.

 

Now to keep the public from getting up in arm a few red herrings were fished up. First, the public' was told by P.U.S.H. that evening shopping leads tcp higher prices (a statement that was debunked by the Governments Green Paper on Store Hours) when in fact the opposite is true. Second, imply that store employees have to work all kinds of weird and long hours including split shifts when in fact no suburban department store employs such practices so if anyone is forcing employees to work weird and long hours it can only be the downtown merchants. (Is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black?) Third, imply total gloom and doom. If evening hours weren't restricted, why then before long every independent merchant in the province would go bankrupt and then all we would have left would be chain stores, higher prices and less competition. In fact, it is the hot competition of those same chain stores that has P.U.S.H. hopping in the first place. Finally never use the words "restricted hours." Uniform hours has a fairer ring.

 

If you detect a note of cynicism in the foregoing it is only in response to the whole of the P.U.S.H. campaign which was born in cynicism and nurtured on a cynical and insensitive attitude toward the public interest. How else can you explain a campaign designed to take away from the public while all the time proclaiming "we are doing it for you."

 

Make no mistake. This is a clear attack on the public's freedom of choice. A P.U.S.H. official was quoted in press reports as saying "the people really didn't give a damn," (about store hours). We believe he is mistaken.

 

Moreover it is a clear attack on your right to work. Less hours of sale will result in fewer job opportunities. Perhaps your member of the provincial legislature should be told how you feel about all of this — now. Once a law is passed, it will be too late.

 

Oshawa is doing everything it can to preserve evening shopping. Through the National Retailers' Institute, we have fought every effort to pass restrictive municipal bylaws. We are fighting even harder now at the provincial level. But to win this final struggle will require the help of every store employee, their friends and relatives and, yes, even the customers, the ones who like to or need to shop at night. Please use every opportunity to let people know how their rights are being threatened. You can be of enormous help in bringing this matter to the attention of the public. Your help is earnestly requested and will be appreciated.

 

Marketing Man of the Year

Jack Wolfe, Group Vice President Institutional Food, was the recipient of the first annual "Canadian Produce Marketing Man of the Year" award at the Canadian Fruit Wholesalers' convention in Montreal.

 

The award was presented by Paul Campbell, editor of The Packer — the U.S. national weekly business newspaper of the fruit and produce industry.

In describing Mr. Wolfe's contributions to the produce industry of Canada, Mr. Campbell read some excerpts from letters written to The Packer. One letter read: "This man has made a major contribution to the industry by his devoted aim to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. The manner in which he went about doing this added pride and prestige to the industry."

 

And another letter read: "He has always evidenced rare insight into the man changes taking place affecting us and was one of the leading advocates for the establishment of a stronger more broadly based promotional program. It was not surprising therefore that as Chairman of the Fresh for Flavour Foundation, his vision and strength of leadership has carried the foundation over its difficult beginning and shaped the direction of its future success."

 

People who work with Jack Wolfe know him as a man who stands behind a job until its finished.

 

As Group Vice President Institutional Food, he's responsible for divisions engaged in wholesaling and packaging vegetables, growing mushrooms, freezing and storage facilities and distributing a wide variety of foods to the institutional trade.

 

In addition, he is a member of The Ontario Food Terminal Board, Director and Past President of the Toronto Wholesale Fruit and Produce Merchants' Association, Past President of The Canadian Fruit Wholesalers' Association and • is a member of the Board of Arbitration, Canada Department of Agriculture appointed by The Canadian Fruit Wholesalers' Association and representative to the Canadian Horticultural Council.

Linda Clark co-publisher as Students Take Over

"Students will run newspaper while editor takes a holiday' ran the headlines in the Niagara Falls Review.

Its not everyone who can add publishing to their list of credits when they graduate, but Linda Clark, a part-timer in the Niagara Falls Food City Bake Shop certainly can.

 

Linda was one of five Niagara College journalism students given the chance to run their own newspaper.

 

Paul Vieira, editor and part owner of the Niagara Advance, a 3,500 weekly circulation, is also a lecturer at the college. A veteran newsman, he remembers what a tough time he had breaking in.

 

"If I ever get the chance to give a novice some experience, I'll do it!" he vowed. And he did.

For three weeks while he was vacationing in Tobago, the third-year students operated the storefront weekly. They covered all the news beats, took photographs and handled technical work including' layout and developing pictures. "It was hectic at times," admitted Linda, "but what a great experience."

 

Linda also plays an important role in the publication of the magazine "Triad," another project of the third-year students. "A project like Triad was never attempted at the College before," explained Linda. "It was entirely the students' idea, developed not only to keep the public informed, but to provide us with some practical experience."

Editor's note: To assist Linda in her practical experience, not to mention making use of her talents, Linda will now be the new Correspondent for Niagara Falls Food City. Welcome aboard Linda.

 

 

Oshawa's First Professional Development Seminar for Women

Much has been said about the movement to rescue women from the "confines of the home." While Women's Lib may have had a little to do with it, it's a known fact that economical and social pressures have resulted in a large increase in the percentage of women in the workforce. There is substantial evidence of this at Oshawa and the role women play in the Company is becoming increasingly important.

 

"It's Oshawa's policy to provide our people with a continuous education program in order to give them the tools necessary to increase their effectiveness in their present job and to prepare them to-progress to higher levels of responsibility," Harvey Wolfe, Oshawa's President has said.

 

In keeping with this policy, Ralph Albert, Oshawa's Manager Management Development, assembled about 20 women from various divisions to find out what areas they want to know more about. This was the start of Oshawa's first Professional Development Seminar for Women.

 

Ralph, a well-known behavioral scientist, has a rather fascinating and unique method of operation.

 

Although Ralph has prepared hundreds of these seminars and could have set it all up in nothing flat, he chose the "not so easy" method of setting up a task force.

Each girl was assigned certain areas of responsibility for making hotel arrangements to discussed how physical fitness research, from making transparencies to preparing the material. The girls soon  affects our work habits. recognized that Ralph's theory of development through practical application was more difficult, but also more rewarding.

 

"A company's main resource is its people" says Ralph, a strong believer in drawing on "Oshawa's people power." Accordingly, many of the presentations were made by our own people with knowledge in a specific area regardless of its relevance to their everyday job.

 

Ralph's patience and quiet perseverance paid off. Under his guidance the seminar from beginning to end was completed with a team effort and a team spirit.

 

The seminar started off with a tour of the new corporate offices giving many of the girls a chance to meet some of the corporate executives they had only heard of, and a "get acquainted" coffee in the boardroom. Then, off to the Sherway Inn.

 

"Insights into the Oshawa Group" was the leading topic, covered the first day by Vern Barber, Group Vice President Food Divisions, and the second day by Sam Crystal, Vice President Public Affairs. The basic facts these men covered were definitely insights. The interest and the questions were strong indicators of the hunger for knowledge about our Company.

 

"Shape Up" describes the next two sessions handled by Joanne Taylor, Director her subconscious mind to control Physical Fitness, Skyline Health Club and Michelle Pesce, Oshawa's Consumer  movement of the Chevreul 

Joanne covered not only the importance of keeping fit physically but mentally as well. The importance of physical fitness in conjunction with one's ability to function mentally and respond spontaneously were aspects few of us had ever thought about.

 

Michelle followed with an introduction to nutrition and the importance of eating the right kinds of food at the right time. She provided tips for speedy breakfasts, proper snacks and in general the overall effects of good and poor nutrition.

 

Then Ralph skillfully and quickly led us through a series of topics on personality development, biorhythms, controlling emotional stress and mind power. Ralph outlined how we CAN change the way we are and made it all too clear that "you cant means you won't."

 

We were introduced to our ego states by Karen Raets, Oshawa's Manager Communication, in her presentation on Transactional Analysis and then the importance of communication was covered by Gord Bonner, Manager Training and Development, Ontario Food Division.

 

Ralph wrapped up the day discussing subconscious motivation.

 

Through the course of the seminar we were subjected to some mind boggling theories and ideas in areas that we didn't know existed. Perhaps we were even a little confused as to how we could apply this new-found knowledge once we got it all sorted out. But there was one undeniable fact brought to light and that was the extent to what there was to learn about ourselves and the art of management.

 

What each participant got out of the seminar was determined by her ability to accept new concepts and search for a constructive personal application. Some gained little more than a day off work but others found they had taken the basic step to self development.

 

The seminar was not intended to turn anyone into management overnight," Ralph summed up. "It was designed to provide you with some of the tools you need to develop yourself into a fuller more aware person. Oshawa has the need for development of people but only you can develop yourself."

Growing Mushrooms - Like Baking a Cake

Mushrooms as expensive as caviar?

Sound a little unrealistic? Well they would be if it wasn't for vegetable growers like Oshawa's Dominion Mushroom Company Limited, one of Canada's largest and most modern mushroom farms.

In Locust Hill, about 30 miles from Toronto on 128 acres of land overlooking the hills that sweep down to Lake Ontario, stands the Dominion Mushroom farm. In fact, it's so picturesque that, unless you knew what you were looking for, you'd probably go right by.

The "farm" consists of 36 growing houses in two rows which somewhat resemble blocks of windowless townhouses.

But while these growing houses are not too interesting in

appearance, the process that goes on inside —the skill and 

precision required to produce a maximum crop, quality and

production wise, is pure fascination.

"It's just like baking a cake." said Jack Wolfe, Group Vice

President Institutional Food. "If you have the right ingredients at the right time at the right temperature and remove at the right time —you cant miss."

The process of mushroom growing begins (are you ready sports fans?) with the daily pickup of horse manure from the nearby farms and stables. This is then processed through a Turner machine where hay, brewers grain and enough water to last for a growing period of 50 days is added and mixed.

Within a week the compost is transported to the growing houses and placed in wooden slat-sided beds where for the next ten days it will undergo pasteurization.

During the process of pasteurization the temperatures of the houses reach between 140 to 160 degrees. A constant check on temperature, water and air is very important.

Mushrooms are produced from spawn, purchased from a "Mushroom Nursery." These mushroom spores have been nurtured on special grains and incubated until tiny white hair-like threads appeared, which produces commercial spawn.

Once the pasteurization has been completed, the spawn is literally thrown over the beds. This is called "broadcasting." The spawn is worked into the compost by hand or machine before tamping to a uniform depth of about 7" to 8".

For two weeks the spawn is allowed to feed on the compost, massing together in a network of white threads, before "casing" the beds with one inch of top soil. This topping causes a change in the physical balance between carbon dioxide, air and moisture which acts on the matured spawn to produce mushrooms. (Sound complicated? It is.)

 

Within three weeks tiny mushrooms pop up through the dark soil. Soon the white dots begin to cluster together to form mushrooms in countless numbers.

And then the picking begins. For seven weeks the mushrooms are picked with a new crop being produced every ten days.

"It is imperative that mushrooms are delivered to customers almost as quickly as they are picked," said Mr. Wolfe. Mushrooms are low in calories but rich in minerals and vitamins. They're even a fairly good source of protein and iron and can be eaten raw, cooked by themselves, or as an excellent additive to any dish. Is it any wonder that so many nutrition-oriented shoppers are adding mushrooms to their shopping list?

And Dominion Mushroom helps meet the increasing demand as one of Canada's rapidly growing specialized farming activities. Mushroom production rates third in dollar value of Canada's vegetable industry.

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Joanne Taylor, Skyline Health Club discussed how physical fitness affects our work habits.

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Up the Ladder

  • Alfred Stuck from Grocery Clerk to Produce Clerk, Owen Sound Food City

  • Anne Marie Plamondon from Coupons Clerk to Junior Clerk, Buying Department, Hudon et Orsali

  • Bernard Leger from Manager Grocery Sales to Director Merchandising Grocery Sales, Hudon et Orsali                                                

  • Bettie Parnell from Sales Clerk to Senior Sales Clerk, Hardware, Peterborough Towers

  • Bill Scott from Assistant Store Manager to Store Manager, Welland Food City

  • Bill Waicus from Senior Sales Clerk to Supervisor, Cameras, Jane & Finch Towers

  • Bob Dearden from Group Merchandise Manager to Vice President Merchandising Hard Lines, Towers Head Office

  • Bob Martin from Manager Merchandise Administration to Administrator Advertising and Sales Promotion, Towers Head Office

  • Bob Nield from Inventory Control Coordinator to Manager Replenishment, Towers Head Office

  • Bob Pierson from Assistant Store Manager, Dixie Towers to Store Manager, Brampton,Towers

  • Carlo Bryce from Manager Operations to General Manager, Model Laundry

  • Carole Tourville from Cheque Preparer to Accounts Payable Clerk, Hudon et Orsali

  • Caroline Robinson from Assistant Manager to Manager, Kent Drugs Pharmacy, Riverdale,Towers

  • Charles Edouard Dufort from Laborer to Order Selector, Hudon et Orsali

  • Chris Collins from Senior Clerk to Assistant Manager, Kent Drugs Pharmacy, Riverdale,Towers

  • Chuck Newton from Supervisor Hardware/Houseware to Assistant Buyer Hardware

  • Claire Desaulniers from Filing Clerk to Junior Clerk, Accounts Payable Department, Hudon et Orsali

  • Clarence Mercer from Assistant Store Manager to Store Manager, Don Valley Food City

  • Claudette Dupre from Clerk Typist to Junior Clerk, Accounts Payable Department, Hudon et Orsali

  • Dale Sallows from Assistant Store Manager, Albion Road Food City to Store Manager, Victoria Park Food City

  • Daniel Neath from Assistant Meat Manager to Meat Manager, Stratford Food City

  • David Brioux from Assistant Meat Manager to Meat Manager, Brock Food City

  • David Christopher Bamber from Stockboy to Assistant Head Cashier, Sudbury Bonimart

  • Denis Pigeon from Junior Clerk to Intermediary Clerk, Printing Department, Hudon et Orsali

  • Diane Suda from Stock Ledger Clerk to Stock Ledger Supervisor, Kent Drugs Head Office

  • Don Hazeldine from Driver to Warehouse Supervisor, Hickeson Langs, Toronto

  • Donald Eaton from Senior Grocery Clerk to Assistant Store Manager, Barrie Food City

  • Donald Parrack from Meat Cutter to Assistant Meat Manager, Oxford Food City

  • Dorothy Glasspool from Senior Clerk to Assistant Store Manager, Orangeville Drug City

  • Doug Simpkins from Meat Department Order Desk to Administrative Assistant, Customer Services Department, Ontario Food Division

  • Fabian Venier: from Grocery Clerk, Dixie Food City to Administrative Assistant, Sales Promotion, Ontario Food Division

  • Frances Carcone from Payroll Clerk to Supervisor Accounts Payable Department, Kent Drugs Head Office

  • Francois Duquet from Supervisor Men's, Boys' Et Children's Wear, Dufferin and Dupont Towers to Merchandise Specialist,Towers Head Office

  • Gail Green from Junior Clerk to Senior Clerk, Kent Drugs Pharmacy, Riverdale Towers

  • Gertie Kennedy from Senior Sales Clerk to Supervisor Children's Wear, Dixie Towers

  • Gilbert Albert from Order Selector to Fork Lift Operator, Hudon et Orsali

  • Giselle Russo from Merchandise Clerk, Cameras to Senior Sales Clerk, Records, Jane and Finch Towers

  • Glyn Hacking from Director General Merchandise, Hypermarche Task Team to General Manager, Hypermarche Laval

  • Gord Newman from Service Manager to Sales Service Manager, Eastern Region, Dispenser Division

  • Gordon Murray from Director Personnel to Vice President Personnel, Towers Head Office

  • Guy Berard from Assistant Director Personnel to Manager Personnel, Hudon et Orsali

  • Hartley Winsor from Manager Trainee to Store Manager, Collingwood Stripe

  • Helen Sheerin from Head Cashier, Jane and Finch Towers to Staff Supervisor, Westside Towers

  • Henry Swinkles from Assistant Produce Manager to Produce Manager, Stratford Food City

  • Irene Bricker from Cashier to Cash Room Clerk, Jane Et Finch Towers

  • Isadore Roitman from Group Merchandise Manager to Vice President Merchandising Soft Lines, Towers Head Office

  • Jack Genser from President and General Manager, Towers Head Office to Group Vice President General Merchandise, Oshawa Corporate

  • Jack Jellis from Store Manager, Jane Et Shoreham Drug City to Supervisor Drug City Stores, Kent Drugs Head Office

  • Jacqueline Mireault from Filing Clerk to Accounts Payable Clerk, Hudon et Orsali

  • James Ward from Grocery Clerk to Assistant Store Manager, Trafalgar Food City

  • Jean Paul Theoret from Director BonneTable to Assistant Vice President Sales, Hudon et Orsali

  • Jim Lucas from Meat Cutter to Assistant Meat Manager, Dixie Food City

  • Joe DeBraga from Meat Cutter to Assistant Meat Manager, Oakville Food City

  • John Hamblin from Sales Clerk, Cameras to Senior Sales Clerk, Toys and Stationery, Peterborough Towers

  • John Rowe from Receiver to Supervisor Central Receiving, Peterborough Towers

  • John Share from Director Warehouse Operations to Vice President Distribution, Towers, Queensway Warehouse

  • Jon Macklem from Serviceman to Service Manager, Dispenser Division

  • Joseph Beaudoin from District Sales Manager, Area #7, Towers to Assistant General Manager, Hypermarche Laval

  • Joyce Beaton from Cashier to Assistant Head Cashier, Wellington Food City

  • Karen Raets from Public Relations Assistant to Manager Communication, Oshawa Corporate

  • Kay Warner from Sales Clerk to Senior Sales Clerk, Domestics, Peterborough Towers

  • Larry Harman from Senior Grocery Clerk to Assistant Store Manager, Newmarket IGA

  • Laurie Bazilewich from Filing Clerk to Grocery Order Desk Clerk, Customer Services Department, Ontario Food Division

  • Leif Christensen from General Manager, Model Laundry to Vice President and General Manager, Restaurant Division

  • Linda Symes from Staff Supervisor to Operations Manager, Dixie Towers

  • Liperle Grenier from Junior Clerk to Intermediary Clerk, E.D.P., Hudon et Orsali

  • Lise Vaudreuil from Retail Clerk to Accounts Payable Clerk, Hudon et Orsali

  • Louise Gagner from Accounts Payable Clerk to Intermediary Clerk, E.D.P., Hudon et Orsali

  • Ludvina DeClou from Cashier to Head Cashier, Jane Et Finch Towers

  • Margaret Slavin from Senior Sales Clerk to Supervisor, Tobacco Department, Dixie Towers

  • Maria Rosolen from Assistant Head Cashier, Dixie Food City to Head Cashier, Dupont Food City

  • Mary Kaponay from Senior Sales Clerk to Supervisor H Et BA, Jane Et Finch Towers

  • Michael Arsenault from Order Selector to Fork Lift Operator, Hudon et Orsali

  • Mitchell Kelsey from Produce Clerk to Assistant Produce Manager, LaSalle Food City

  • Murray Halligan from Senior Grocery Clerk to Assistant Store Manager, Lansdowne Food City

  • Nicholas Sneek from Price Comparison Analyst to Senior Buyer Sporting Goods, Department 72, Towers Head Office

  • Noel Jacques from Order Selector, Warehouse to Order Selector, Frozen Foods, Hudon et Orsali

  • Norman Babyak from Management Trainee to Assistant Store Manager, Trafalgar Food City

  • Norman MacLeod from Meat Cutter to Assistant Meat Manager, Trafalgar Food City

  • Norman Wilson from Grocery Clerk to General Merchandise Manager, Cooksville Food City

  • Paul Hackett from Senior Grocery Clerk _to Assistant Store Manager, Riverdale Food City

  • Paula Laturski from Junior Clerk to Assistant Store Manager, Whitby Stripe

  • Pauline Lemire from Filing Clerk to Direct Shipment Clerk, Hudon et Orsali

  • Peter Newman from Supervisor to Manager Training and Development, Towers Head Office

  • Raynald Roy from Meat Specialist, Quebec City to Senior Meat Specialist, Montreal Corporate Et Franchise Stores, Hudon et Orsali

  • Rejean Turmell from Meat Manager, St. Jean Bonimart to Meat Specialist, Quebec City and St. Maurice Valley, Hudon et Orsali

  • Rejeanne LeBouthillier from Intermediary Clerk, E.D.P. to Junior Clerk, Accounts Payable, Hudon et Orsali

  • Rejeanne Martin from Clerk Typist to Secretary, Hudon et Orsali

  • Rene Labelle from Meat Supervisor to Meat Buyer and Assistant Manager Meat Sales and Merchandising, Hudon et Orsali

  • Rene Laviolette from Director Marketing to Director, Toronto Region, Comserve

  • Richard Pitt from Order Selector to Receiver, Warehouse, Hudon et Orsali

  • Rick Lambert from Senior Clerk to Assistant Store Manager, Lawrence Food City

  • Robert Bertrand from Order Selector to Fork Lift Operator, Hudon et Orsali

  • Robert Luce from Assistant Meat Manager to Meat Manager, Niagara Falls Food City

  • Roger Hamel from Senior Buyer Groceries to Promotion Manager Grocery Sales, Hudon et Orsali

  • Sam Crystal from Director Public Affairs to Vice President Public Affairs, Oshawa Corporate

  • Stan Lipson from Vice President Merchandising to President and General Manager, Towers Head Office

  • Stephen Edwards from Assistant Buyer to Buyer, Men's and Boys' Sportswear, Towers Head Office

  • Ted Pulpin from Senior Grocery Clerk to Assistant Store Manager, Rosebury Square Food City

  • Terry Maize from Management Trainee to Group Sales Manager Soft Lines, Woodstock Towers

  • Trudy Robinson from Switchboard Operator to Supervisor Switchboard, Ontario Food Division

  • Wally Mulholland from Manager Creative Advertising, Ontario Food Division to Manager Advertising, Towers Head Office

  • Wes Green from Group Merchandise Manager to District Sales Manager Eastern Region, Towers Head Office

  • William Allen from Meat Cutter to Assistant Meat Manager, Trafalgar Food City

  • William Brick from Grocery Clerk to Assistant Stole Manager, Oxford Food City

  • Wolfgang Kramer from Baker to Lead Hand, Bake Shop, Albion Food City

 

 

The Stork Market

  • Archie Anderson, Golf Club Food City, daughter Catherine

  • Barbara Ridler, Thriftway Food City, son Christopher

  • Ben Winter, Brantford Food City, son Harold

  • Brian Arnold, Lawrence Food City, daughter Sherry Lynn

  • Brian Moffatt, Thriftway Food City, daughter Kimberley Elizabeth

  • Brian Wood, Lawrence Food City, son Michael

  • Bud Simmons, Woodstock Food City, son Chad

  • Carl Van Heuvel, Todmorden Food City, daughter Karen

  • Carmen Thieme, Dupont Food City, son Richard

  • Charlene Koren, Produce Office, Ontario Food Division, daughter Kelly Lynn

  • Chris Powell, General Merchandise, Ontario Food Division, daughter Stephanie Ann

  • Colette Empey, Oshawa Meat Distribution Centre, Ontario Food Division, son Christopher Michael

  • Dave Taylor, Niagara Falls Food City, daughter Deborah Lynne

  • David Gidden, Aurora IGA, son Geoffrey David Arthur

  • Dennis Valiquette, Inventory Control, Ontario Food Division, son Chad

  • Dick Vanderlek, Niagara Falls Food City, daughter Suzanne Aletta

  • Ed Wilkinson, Dupont Food City, son Danny

  • Ernest Crowe, Niagara Falls Food City, daughter Tiffany

  • Gail Rutledge, Oshawa Real Estate Department, son Brett William

  • Glenda Clements, Peterborough Towers, son Brent

  • Greg Feld, Jane Et Shoreham Drug City, son David Leslie

  • Helena Campagnoni, Oshawa Corporate, daughter Angela

  • James Osborne, Strathbarton Food City, daughter Julie Anne

  • Joe Bigeau, Malton Distribution Centre, Ontario Food Division, son Serge

  • John Giove, Westside Food City, daughter Loretta Lynn

  • Larry Sturino, Dupont Food City, daughter Sarah

  • Lee Sampson, Towers Head Office, daughter Maxine

  • Len Lister, Grocery Purchasing, Ontario Food Division, daughter Janette Louise

  • Luciano Dirancesco, Malton Distribution Centre, Ontario Food Division, son Giovanni

  • Malcolm Hirst, Transportation, Ontario Food Division, daughter Kelly

  • Norman Wilson, Cooksville Food City, daughter Linda

  • Peter Meester, Brock Food City, son Peter Ian

  • Reg Drury, Produce Office, Ontario Food Division, son David Gordon

  • Rene Ouellet, Transportation, Ontario Food Division, son Peter

  • Robert Kydd, Stratford Food City, son Stephen Robert

  • Robert Luce, Niagara Falls Food City, son Nathan

  • Robert Stewart, Welland Food City, son Dennis Anthony

  • Ron Burns, Towers Head Office, daughter Shawn

  • Russ Oickle, Saint John Towers, son Carman Russell

  • Sheldon James, Riverdale Food City, adopted son Ronald

  • Streat Hollingsworth, Jane and Finch Towers, daughter Joanne

  • Teresa Adams, Hickeson-Langs, Toronto, son Adrian Craig

  • Terry McQuaide, Oshawa Meat Distribution Centre, Ontario Food Division, son Nathan

  • Tony Stante, Malton Distribution Centre, Ontario Food Division, daughter Lora

  • Tyrone Gonsalves, Oshawa E.D.P., son Jason

  • Vince Fiacco, Transportation, Ontario Food Division, daughter Sonia

  • Vincent Volpe, Malton Distribution Centre, Ontario Food Division, daughter Patricia

  • Wayne Brown, Galleria Food City, son Michael

  • Wayne Hayward, Malton Distribution Centre, Ontario Food Division, daughter Stephanie

  • William Rose, Perishables Distribution, Ontario Food Division, daughter Kustin Nicole

  • Yvonne Bolton, Audit Department, Ontario Food Division, son Christopher David

 

 

 

Ball and Chain Club

  • Bob McMaster, LaSalle Food City Rita Sanders, Belleville Food City

  • Don Elliott, High Park Towers

  • Ethel Scorrer, Westside Food City, became Mrs. DeKelver

  • Eugenie Allen, Oshawa Real Estate Department, became Mrs. Ames

  • Giselle Endrizzi, Jane & Finch Towers, became Mrs. Russo

  • Harry Tschirhart, Oshawa E.D.P.

  • Jeanette Doorakkers, City Centre Food City, became Mrs. Zbeetnoff

  • Linda Browne, Dixie Food City, became Mrs. Young

  • Margaret Boucher, Peterborough Towers, became Mrs. Donald Deyell

  • Maria Andrushenko, High Park Towers, became Mrs. Peter Newmen

  • Rhonda Wolfe, Towers Head Office, became Mrs. David Wolfe

  • Robert Smit, Smith's Falls Drug City

  • Tom Henderson, Lawrence Food City

 

 

 

3,000,000 Accident-Free Miles

Oshawa truck drivers have established a magnificent record — 3,000,000 miles of accident-free driving — and have received a special Merit Award. Howard Winchester, Manager Loss Prevention, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company presented the award to our Transportation Department. It reads:

AWARD OF MERIT

OSHAWA GROUP LIMITED

TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TORONTO
IN RECOGNITION OF THE OUTSTANDING
SAFE DRIVING RECORD ESTABLISHED
BY THEIR EMPLOYEES

There was a note of pride in his voice when John Brown, Vice President Warehousing and Distribution, said "Our drivers not only drive safely, but they're friendly, courteous and helpful to other motorists on the road. They frequently stop to assist motorists in distress. Many letters have come in from grateful motorists commending Oshawa's drivers."

 

BACK ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Edsel Saunders, Dispatcher; Mike Kurcharczyk; Jim McGarry; Richard Tracey, Dispatcher; Gerry Haderer; Gord Treleaven; Guy Laurence; John Amann; John Erdtsieck. MIDDLE ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Mike Cutone; Vasile Hibovski, Director Fleet Operations; Bernie Hauck; Heiner Willmer; John Davis; Lawrence Bristol; Gord Taverner; William Wensley; Sam Simeonoff, Dispatcher; Basil Dudley; Ralph Parker. FRONT ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Joe Straub; Hubert Blacquier; Jim Murray; Joe Kozar, Driver Trainer; Carmen Costabile; Al Fraser; Orion Shreve; Ossie Konhauser, Dispatcher; Fred Voss; Charlie Selesnic, Dispatcher; Herman Easterhouse. MISSING ARE DRIVERS: Gerry Adamson, John Alonzi, Frank Amore, Ed Barber, John Baumann, John Bell, Don Blacquier, Bob Blake, Mike Bond, Jim Buckingham, Glen Burns, Jim Butson, Guido Canali, Ray Chambers, Frank Chiaramonte, Tom Chong, Walter Churchill, Doug Coakley, Tom Carless, John Cuttruzzola, Nino DeAngelis, Pete DiMascio, Jim Doucette, Bert Eastman, Vince Fiacco, Dominic Forte, Bruce Fraser, Charlie Fronte, Willie Gallant, Steve Hadada, Ron Hestia, Mac Hirst, Dave Holloway, Jim Hubbard, Klass Koenes, Don MacLean, Pat Malatesta, Emellio Marrelli, Gerry Martell, Harold Mclndless, Al Moser, Mike Morrison, Rene Outlet, Al Paradiso, Earl Powell, Joe Piacente, Tony Paaila, Dominic Pulsone, Brian Rafferty, Vince Recine, Al Risk, Dominic Rizzo, Bill Ross, Collin Shaw, John Silvestre, Max Smilde, Cal Uretsky, Hubert Urdl, Emerick Vecherick, Tony Virgillio, Keith Webb, Burne White, Horst Wischer, George Yateman, Gerald Yates, Don Zadko; and DISPATCHER: lssie Poirier.

Barber CNE Director

Vern Barber, Group Vice President Food Divisions, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Exhibition. The CNE is not a new territory for Mr. Barber.

As a member of the Food Products Association he became active in the program of the CNE Food Building several years ago and later, a member of the Canadian National Exhibition Association.

The Board of Directors, comprised of members of the Metropolitan Toronto Council and businessmen, meets regularly to examine and pass on all business affairs relative to the CNE and its various properties.

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