Tuesday, 21 July 2020

An Invitation from John Sontrop in Ottawa

Saludos a todos/Greetings everyone:

First, I hope this finds all of you in good health and getting used to living through this Covid pandemic. Of course, like many people, I have found that I have even more time on my hands now. It's been a while since I last was in touch with some of you.  Some of the old (yes, we are all getting older!!) Ottawa CIASPers have been getting together on occasion and keeping in contact with each other.   

Since it will be 50 years next fall since the last CIASP group went to Mexico (Summer 1971), one of the things I have been working on is researching the old national CIASP files which Kevin Morris provided to me last fall (- he had been keeping them in his "archives" since 1972!!  A bit musty but nevertheless in good shape.).  I found that it makes for some interesting if not nostalgic reading, given the many fond memories I have of those times.  I thought you might be interested in these as well so I decided to scan the paper documents to electronic format and uploading them onto my Dropbox (see attached link below).  I've provided the link below so that you can access them and make comments or observations if you wish.  I've also uploaded a few photos I have managed to collect over the years( - not having a camera during the three summers I spent in Mexico is definitely a regret I'll always have.  So much for trying not to look like a tourist during theses times!) 

If you are not familiar with Dropbox, there are different ways of viewing the files (- to the right of "Members" column, click on the drop down arrow to the right of the icon with the three bars. There are three choices - small, large or list). To make or view comments you will need to view the files and/or photos in the "list" viewing format.  For each file or photo click on the icon with the three dots to the right of the screen. From the drop down screen choose "Add Comment".  I have already provided various comments on some of the documents and photos.  In order to see the entire comment on the more lengthy ones you need to click on the comments section.  Mind you, you can always send me your comments, corrections or photos and I will add them to the appropriate files and photos in the Dropbox.

You are the only ones for whom I have what I assume is an up-to-date e-mail.  If you know of other CIASPers who may be interested in this and have an up-to-date email for them please let me know and I will send them a link to my Dropbox.  

If you have any issues with Dropbox and accessing the files, please let me know and I'll try to resolve them.

Un abrazo a todos mis amigos!

John  (Juandote)

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