V OLUME 44, I SSUE 1 • M ONDAY, J ANUARY 11, 2010
CPL PETER REED, FORMATION IMAGING SERVICES, HALIFAX
CPO1 Bob Cleroux, Lt(N) Christopher Grant and
VAdm Dean McFadden serve Christmas dinner to
the crew of HMCS Fredericton. The ship is deployed
on a six-month mission to the Arabian Sea, Gulf of
Aden and Horn of Africa to conduct counter piracy
and counter terror operations alongside Canada’s
NATO and Coalition partners.
Raising the flag An FDU first MFRC Faceoff
CNC flag to fly during 2010 Father and son share surface Halifax and region Environmental hockey
supplied dive programs for the tournament in February
PAGE 6 whole family
2 TRIDENT, JANUARY 11, 2010
CFNES brings the Navy to NSCC Truro
By Capt Scott A Butler the PLC works.
CFNES QCO During the day, Cdr Page and
CFNES Coxswain CPO1 Mario
O ver the last few years, CFNES
has been an active partner with
Skills Canada including participa-
Gagnon visited the event to assess
student engagement and to get a feel
for the value of the school’s partici-
tion in several events. Recognizing pation. After reflecting on the event,
the importance of technical skills Cdr Page said “As a naval technical
in both society and the military, and engineering training establish-
CFNES Commandant Cdr Simon ment, our link with Skills Canada is
Page, along with select members of vital; this Tech Shop was a superb
CFNES, maintained a solid commit- example of how the Navy can part-
ment to Skills Canada during the ner with Skills Canada and connect
Skills Canada Tech Shop at NSCC with young individuals interested in
Truro held on November 26, 2009. technical trades.” Cdr Page hopes to
Nine CFNES personnel participated host a future Skills Canada event at
in this event while PO1 Ian CFNES and expose potential recruits
McNaughton and I looked on. to that establishment. The existing
During the event, three senior relationships that have been bridged
sailors mentored grade 10 and 11 stu- with Skills Canada are setting the
dents by answering questions regard- scene for this possibility.
ing their careers in round table dis- The future presents many uncer-
cussions. PO1 Don Tazzman and tainties, including the health of
PO1 Daniel Savard emphasized the skilled trades both in the military and
importance of mathematics and sci- High school students participate in damage control scenarios organized by CFNES personnel during the Skills our society in general. By exposing
ences to the students and provided a Canada Tech Shop at NSCC Truro. the workforce of the future to what
realistic view point of life in the the Navy has to offer, it is guaranteed
Navy. PO1 Tazzman enthusiastically has acquired from being a sailor. Lat- included a damage control scenario which students were able to try on the that some young minds will discover
described the abundance of opportu- er, the students participated in dis- in which high school students acted equipment, and a Programmable an innate attraction to the Navy and
nity that he has had to travel as well plays including three major displays as the first responders to an emer- Logic Control (PLC) display allow- will become the CPOs and senior
as the rolodex of lifelong friends he executed by CFNES. The events gency, a HazMat clean-up display in ing students to see, first hand, how officers of tomorrow’s Navy.
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New Year’s Day marked by CNC flag raising in Halifax
By Virginia Beaton
SGT SHAWN PINEO, FORMATION IMAGING SERVICES HALIFAX
RAdm Maddison observed
Trident staff that the relationship between
Halifax and the Navy has
H alifax Regional Munici-
pality (HRM) welcomed
the New Year by raising the
grown through both world
wars, the Korean conflict, the
Cold War “and today our
Canadian Naval Centennial sailors, like those in HMCS
(CNC) flag in front of City Hall Fredericton, deployed in the
on the Grand Parade. Gulf of Aden, continue to act
Crewmembers from HMCS and to lead in the uncertain
Halifax conducted the cere- and constantly shifting post-
mony at 9 a.m. on January 9-11 security challenges that
1, 2010, during which the are so much a part of the glob-
CNC flag joined the Canadian al landscape and seascape
ensign and the HRM flag on of 2010.”
the flagstaff where it will be Stating his belief that “the
flown during the entire year. 21st century will ultimately
“This year, your centennial, come to be known as the mar-
is a chance for us also to be itime century,” and to meet
thankful for your sacrifice, all the associated challenges,
your dedication and your RAdm Maddison stated that
commitment to this communi- Canada would continue to
ty,” said Mayor Peter Kelly, require a modern and compe-
mayor of HRM. “You have tent Navy, “crewed by well-
been a strong presence since led, well-trained, proud and
day one and you continue to confident members of the
grow and prosper, as we grow Navy, who along with their
and prosper. It is important families, are supported by the
that we never forget that you whole community.”
and we are one and that these, Other attendees at the cere-
your good times, are ours, and mony included HRM council-
that your bad times are ours as lors, Commodore Mark Nor-
well. We want you to know man, Commander CANFLT-
that we support you, each and LANT; Capt(N) John Newton,
every step along the way.” Commander CFB Halifax; Cdr
RAdm Paul Maddison, Josée Kurtz, Commanding
Commander JTFA and MAR- Officer of Halifax; CPO1 Tom
LANT, thanked Mayor Kelly Riefesel, Formation Chief,
and HRM Council and said and CPO1 David MacDonald,
“Today we celebrate the start Fleet Chief.
of the second century of Capt(N) Craig Walkington,
Canada’s Navy with a short MARLANT CNC Project
and time-honoured naval Coordinator, gave an over-
tradition, the ceremony of In honour of the Canadian Naval Centennial, a special flag was commissioned and will be flown by all naval vessels and view of upcoming CNC
colours.” He noted that navies naval establishments as well as on Halifax’s Grand Parade throughout 2010. events, including the Febru-
around the world enact simi- ary 2 launch of a stamp hon-
lar daily ceremonies with warships and shore-based of the very close connection for over 250 years. And just the proven and professional ouring Victoria Cross recipi-
their national flags. “Today is naval establishments through- between Halifax and the as Halifax is no longer the Canadian Navy that Haligoni- ent William Hall. A Royal
the first raising of the Canadi- out 2010.” Navy, according to RAdm small garrison town of years ans know so well. A Navy that Navy veteran of the Crimean
an Naval Centennial flag, The flag’s presence on the Maddison. “The relationship past, your Navy has matured sailor for sailor, tonne for War, Hall was the first Nova
which was specially commis- Grand Parade throughout the between Halifax and the Navy from its comparatively hum- tonne, is the equal of any in the Scotian and the first person of
sioned to be flown by all naval year will be in recognition has been inextricably linked ble beginnings to become 21st century.” colour to win this award.
Four Canadian soldiers and one Canadian
reporter killed and five injured in an IED strike
By CEFCOM The incident occurred four km cial Reconstruction Team; Sgt Kirk Provincial Reconstruction Team; Canadian civilian official were
south of Kandahar City at approx- Taylor, 28, a member of 84 Inde- and Pte Garrett William Chidley, 21, also seriously wounded in the inci-
F our Canadian soldiers and one
Canadian reporter embedded
with Joint Task Force Afghanistan
imately 4 p.m., Kandahar time,
Wednesday afternoon as a result of
an improvised explosive device
pendent Field Battery, Royal Cana-
dian Artillery, based in Yarmouth,
Nova Scotia and serving with the
a member of the 2nd Battalion
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light
Infantry, based in Shilo, Manitoba
dent. All of the injured were evacu-
ated by helicopter to the Multi-
National Medical Facility at Kan-
(JTF-Afg) were killed, while four attack on an armoured vehicle dur- Kandahar Provincial Reconstruc- and serving with the Kandahar dahar Airfield. The injured soldiers
other Canadian soldiers and one ing a patrol. tion Team; Cpl Zachery McCorma- Provincial Reconstruction Team. and civilian are reported to be in
Canadian civilian official were Those killed in action include ck, 21, a member of the Loyal Michelle Lang, 34, a Canwest jour- stable condition.
injured in an improvised explosive Sgt George Miok, 28, a member of Edmonton Regiment, 4th Battalion nalist from Calgary, embedded with A ramp ceremony took place at
device (IED) incident in Kandahar 41 Combat Engineer Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan Kandahar Airfield on Friday, Janu-
province, on Wednesday, Decem- based in Edmonton, Alberta and Infantry, based in Edmonton, Alber- was killed in the same incident. ary 1, 2010 before the fallen were
ber 30, 2009. serving with the Kandahar Provin- ta and serving with the Kandahar Four Canadian soldiers and one repatriated to Canada.
4 TRIDENT, JANUARY 11, 2010
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January 11, 2010 — MFRC Events at the Maritime To register call, 490-5757. sailing, marching and more to all for
January 25, 2010
February 8, 2010 — MFRC
Museum of the Atlantic free. Everything is provided through the
February 22, 2010 — DND Discounts
On Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m, Shoes for Souls program at no cost to the cadet (or the
March 8, 2010 — MFRC/Home and Garden
John Langley, Chairman of the Cunard A project named Shoes for Souls parent.) Opportunities abound in this
March 22, 2010 — Posting Season Steamship Society, will give the first collecting shoes for needy people in great program for youth, from dances to
April 5, 2010 — MFRC talk in a series of three presentations Zambia. During a humanitarian trip to trips to summer training. We parade
April 19, 2010 — Battle of the Atlantic about the ships of the Cunard Line. The Kabwe, Zambia in May 2009, Kyle every Tuesday night at Bldg 4, Lower
May 3, 2010 — MFRC early years of the Cunard Line show an Warkentin saw that there was rubbish Base Shearwater from 6 to 9 p.m. For
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the Line’s first steam paddle wheeler, ing no protection from the rubbish.
June 28, 2010
July 12, 2010 — MFRC RMS Britannia. According to the World Health Organi- Magnificent welcomes
July 26, 2010 — DND Discounts On Tuesday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m., zation, 20 to 80 per cent of Zambia’s new Sea Cadets
August 9, 2010 — MFRC Richard MacMichael, coordinator of population is infected with the AIDS/ 24 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps
August 23, 2010 — Back to School visitor services at the Maritime Muse- HIV virus and Warkentin thought that Magnificent is accepting new Sea
September 6, 2010 — MFRC um, will give a presentation called RMS the spread of the virus could be mini- Cadets ages 12 to 18 on Wednesday
September 20, 2010 — Home Improvements Aquitania: The Ship Beautiful. For mized through the distribution of shoes. nights at 6:30 p.m. Join us to explore
October 4, 2010 — MFRC many marine enthusiasts, RMS Aqui- Shoes for Souls is looking for volun- free opportunities in sailing, seaman-
October 18, 2010 tania remains the finest ocean liner ever teers to donate several hours a week to ship and leadership. We are located at
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War memorial honours the fallen
By James Whitehead
just brought people together,” he
Trident intern said. “People that didn’t normally
talk in the building are actually now
E arly in the morning on Novem-
ber 11, a small group of civilians
busily made their final preparations.
talking to one another.”
Wong said the wall has actually
become a meeting place for people
Their project was a memorial wall who have personal connections to
set up in their office building in the military members who have fall-
Burnside, Nova Scotia to honour the en in Afghanistan.
CF members who have fallen in “When it first went up, people
Afghanistan. Set against a black mar- were just standing here in awe just
ble wall, poppies adorn their names looking at the names and faces,” he
and faces under the proclamation said, “and it created a lot of discus-
“Lest We Forget.” sion within the centre and it gave
James Wong, who served three everyone an opportunity to remem-
years in the Navy himself, spear- ber why they were over there”
headed the effort. Candice Giffon one of Wong’s
“I have a Canadian flag at home coworkers, was touched by the
that I fly at half mast every time a memorial. One of the soldiers,
Canadian soldier passes away (in Pte. Ricky Green, was her brother’s
Afghanistan), he said. “I remember best friend.
when every one of the soldiers on “It meant a lot to me to see the wall
that wall died.” knowing that my family was affect-
Wong’s company, Xerox runs on ed by it, and how many other fami-
an American schedule, meaning that lies have been affected by it as well,”
he and his coworkers have to work Candice Giffon takes a moment to remember the fallen soldiers in Afghanistan at the Memorial Wall put up by she said.
on Remembrance Day. her coworkers at the Xerox building in Burnside, Nova Scotia. There is no projected end date for
“Last year all we were able to the memorial wall.
do was have a moment of silence,” that things would be different. what these soldiers have done for received positive feedback from the “It will stay up there forever as far
he said. “I just wanted a place for people us,” he said. people in his office building. as I’m concerned,” said Wong. “It
This year, Wong was determined to put their poppies and reflect on Since the wall went up, Wong has “It’s amazing how much this has will never come down.”
6 TRIDENT, JANUARY 11, 2010
FDU(A) father and son dive Santa visits CFNES approximately a year because of mainte-
nance problems “and this was the first
gear-up to get it back online,” according By James Whitehead Bowdridge was promoted to
to CPO1 Simonsen. Trident Intern PO2 and LS Cyr is now a Mas-
He described the dive with his son as ter Seaman.
“a special event. I don’t get in the water
that much, I’m usually doing the paper-
work and watching the bubbles. But it’s
T he sound of Santa’s laugh
broke the orderly silence
of the Drill Shed on December
PO2 Ingram was presented
with the Admiral Jones Shield.
SLt Caldwell received the
great to get back in the water and back to 8 as the Stadacona Band CFNES Certificate of Achieve-
basics. Especially with this chance to hailed Santa’s arrival with a ment for successfully com-
dive with my son.” rousing rendition of Jingle pleting the Marine Systems
During the dive, “We only went down Bells. Santa paraded through Commissioning from the
about 40 bone-crushing feet.” While he the ranks of CFNES personnel Ranks academics course.
was on the bottom, CPO1 Simonsen says to loud applause. The officers ASLt Kester received the
he, as the red, or lead diver, relayed to the and NCMs of CFNES had gath- Commissioning Scroll and
LS Matthew Simonsen (front row, first on left) and CPO1 Mark Simonsen, topside “Tell yellow diver to try to keep ered for divisions to celebrate was appointed an officer. PO2
(front row, first on right) are the first CF father and son to do a surface supplied up.” He describes that teasing comment another successful year. Primeau received the first
dive together. as “all in good fun. He’s a young diver, clasp to the CF Decoration
he’s strong and he handled himself very Medal. CPO2 Hatcher, PO1
By Virginia Beaton LS Simonsen, a Naval Reservist, is a port well... It was a good dive, overall. We got “Be part of Cholock, PO1 Walters, PO2
Trident staff inspection diver but CPO1 Simonsen said a few of the bugs out and it was good for Veilleux, MS Gaudet, and Eli
“ He’s also done the prelim clearance the guys on the surface, it got them back the Centennial Collins each received the
I n October 2009, the Fleet Diving Unite
(Atlantic) (FDU(A)) celebrated a first
for the CF diving branch.
diver selection phase, so that qualified
him to go in the gear. Usually Reservists
don’t get that chance.”
in the process of the protocols of running
the dive, and everything else.
After enrolling as an infantryman in
tion for their work on the
NGRAIN project. Before dis-
“We both went in the water to test In an email to Trident, FDU(A)’s Com- December 2005, LS Simonsen later The celebration included missal for the CFNES Christ-
out some equipment and the opportuni- manding Officer, LCdr Roland Leyte, changed occupations and has been div- five promotions and several mas dinner, Cdr Page encour-
ty arose for for father and son to go said “This was the first time in our div- ing for two years. “I’d like to go clear- awards and certificates. SLt aged everyone to make two
together,” stated CPO1 Mark Simonsen, ing branch that we have had a father and ance diver and make a career of it,” he Sorensen was promoted to New Year’s resolutions. “Be
Coxswain of FDU(A). son conduct a surface supplied dive said. He hopes to be one of the candidates Lt(N), and ASLt Walsh and part of the Centennial next
The father and son in question are him- together while they were both in the CF.” selected for the clearance diver course ASLt Periard-Fourier both year,” he said, “and do some-
self and his son, LS Matthew Simonsen. The equipment had been down for starting in September 2010. were promoted to SLt. MS thing for yourself.”
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Grow a mo, save a bro
CPL PAMELA EVANS
ty much daily basis.”
Even though raising aware-
ness for prostate cancer has
not been a problem, Russell
says raising money has been a
bit more difficult.
“It’s been kind of slow
going, but we are hoping to
raise at least a couple hundred
dollars,” he said. “It’s the first
year we’ve done it and we
started a little late. Sometimes
it takes a little while to get the
Russell chalks up the diffi-
culty in getting donations
to the growing popularity of
the Movember movement.
Although they only have a
team of six, there are many
other mo bros and sistas
“We have been seeing a
lot more mustaches lately,”
The team has not given up
hope, however. Russell says
nothing is over until the final
tally comes in.
Give Me Mo, also had a
team photo taken which they
placed on the front desk at the
12 Wing Shearwater Sports
Centre along with a blurb
about the Movember cam-
Four men grew mustaches to raise money for Prostate
paign and a request for dona- We would like to show our
tions. Russell also plays hock-
Cancer Awareness for the month of November. From left to
right: Bobby Russell, John Gillies (sitting), and Adam ey once a week. He said their appreciation for all the men and
last game of the month was a
Legere. Missing from the photo was Noel Redmond.
fundraiser for the cause. But as women employed in the Canadian
By James Whitehead instructor at Stadacona and far as he and the team are con-
Trident Intern his brother Andrew, a Halifax cerned, there is no deadline Forces and their commitment to
regional police officer. on donating to a worthy cause.
fighting for our Country.
A few men at the 12 Wing
Shearwater Sports Cen-
tre banded together to fight the
Team Give Me Mo, said
they had personal reasons for
joining the Movember cause.
With money raised after the
November deadline, Russell
says he will still make sure it
good fight against prostate
cancer by growing handlebar
“We had a coworker who
had to go for biopsies,” said
gets to the Movember society.
The team did have some dif-
From now until January 31st,
mustaches in November. Bob-
by Russell, a Fitness and
Russell, “and I had an uncle
who had it too.”
fering opinions on whether
they would keep their mus-
all vehicles new and used will be
Sports Instructor with PSP,
recruited some of his cowork-
The team is very concerned
about raising awareness for a
taches after November 30 or
not. Russell said he found his
priced at a special DND only Price.
ers to “grow a mo and save a
bro” for Movember, an inter-
disease that is one of the most
treatable cancers and yet also
annoying and itchy. John how-
ever, enjoyed his. “Maybe I
Call 455-0566 or stop by our
national men’s health aware-
the most under-diagnosed.
“If you’re male, and you
will shave it off and just grow
it back again,” he said. Adam
showroom for details.
“Mo is a slang term for mus- live long enough, chances said he might change the
tache,” said Russell. “We’re are you’ll get prostate can- shape of his and just curl up
all mo bros.” cer,” he said. “The stats are the ends. “We’ll see,” he said.
The campaign is not really high.” Whatever the differences
exclusive to men, however. The team’s main focus in team Give Me Mo has about
Women are also encouraged 2009 was to raise awareness the fate of their mustaches,
and welcomed to take part in for prostate cancer, a cam- one thing they are all agreed
raising money and awareness. paign that has been going on is that for them, the end of
“They’re mo sistas,” said quite well. November did not spell the
Russell. “If was just me sporting the end of the team, or the spirit of
The members of team mustache, people would just Movember. They are all hop-
Give Me Mo—as they call kind of look at me oddly as I ing that next time, more mo
themselves—includes Fitness walk by,” said Russell, “but bros and mo sistas will make
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Commodore Mark Norman, Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, (front row centre) congratulates awards and honours recipients at the Admiral’s Honours and Awards ceremony on December 8.
Awards ceremony recognizes merit and sacrifice
By James Whitehead infection he contracted Somalia this country in whatever shape or ed his warrant as a CPO1, an office The JTF Afghanistan ROTO2
Trident Intern during the mid 1990s. LS Alexander form that takes,” said Commodore in which he has been serving since Commander’s Commendation was
was nicknamed Smiley and was Norman, standing in for RAdm April 2008. MCpl Denis Gaudreault awarded to Cpl Wayne Dagley for
T he annual Admiral’s Honours
and Awards ceremony took
place at the Wardroom on Decem-
loved and respected by his ship-
mates. One of the main flats in the
Charlottetown was named Alexan-
Maddison, who was unable to
attend due to illness. “This is not the
first MARLANT Sacrifice Medal to
received the first clasp to the CF
“The Canadian Forces Decora-
serving with distinction in the
Ammunition platoon NSE-JTF in
Afghanistan in OP MEDUSA.
ber 8, 2009. der Way in his honour. His widow, be awarded, and I am sure that, as tion is often a much maligned MARLANT Bravo Zulus were also
The Sacrifice medal was award- Ms. Sharon Rodenhiser, received unfortunate as that is, that is will not and underappreciated decoration,” awarded to Cdr Robert Clark, for his
ed posthumously to LS Darryl the medal on his behalf. be the last. I ask that you simply Commodore Norman said. “This is leadership and commitment during
Alexander who died November 26, “This is a special way for us to take that memory with you, and the one however, that really speaks his posting as Commanding Officer
2002, while serving in HMCS Char- acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice remember LS Alexander.” to dedication and loyalty to the of CFS St. John’s from July 2007 to
lottetown, of a chronic viral heart of those who serve us, who serve CPO1 Dexter Brown was award- institution.” June 2009; Lt(N) Craig Jollimore,
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for his dedication and sense went to MS Liberte Carrier, CPO2 Bill Atkinson for pro-
of duty as part of FMF
Cape Scott’s Project Manage-
ment team supporting Corner
and the MARLANT Civilian
Employee of the Quarter
award went to Sheldon Jones.
viding ceremonial guidance;
WO Michael Hartery, for
coordinating the gun salute
Providing the right training
Brook’s Short Work Period 7 Bravo Zulus also went out and the artillery component By Lt(N) Shawn Perry introduction of the Senior Acoustic Analyst
from July 2008 to January recognizing leadership and of the feu de joie; PO2 Bruce Executive Officer ADAC(A) Course (SAAC) and will soon be joined
2009, SLt Stephen Dugas, dedication during the Conse- Bragg for supervising set- by the Basic (Passive) Acoustic Analysis
fundraising on behalf of the
ALS Society of NS; PO1 Rod-
ney Helpard, for co-coordi-
cration of the Queen’s Colour
on June 27, 2009. The recipi-
ents included LCol Don Per-
up and tear-down; Sgt Burt
Frame for coordinating all of
the daily transport require-
T his is a critical and defining moment for
those in the business of collecting and
interpreting the noises generated underwater
The SAAC is a two-week seminar focus-
ing on the complete analysis of an acoustic
nating the 2008 and 2009 rin for coordinating the phys- ments; LS Valerie Boyer as by surface ships and submarines, otherwise signature. Held for the first time in July
JTFA GCWCC Kick-Offs and ical requirements for the the seating plan document known as acoustic analysts. The ever present 2009, the content of this course carries for-
MS Jay DeWolfe for identify- Garrison Grounds and the creator; LS Frankie Stewart as global geopolitical and environmental ward lessons that will be learned on the basic
ing an explosive device in Halifax Forum; LCdr Marie 2 I/C for the work party on the changes, particularly in respect to the Arctic and advanced courses. Its development was
his workplace and taking the Bourinot for the coordina- Garrison Grounds site and Ocean, means the collection of acoustic aimed specifically at the senior analysts that
proper steps to ensure the tion of cadet participation; Ken Doucette for coordinat- information is as important now as any time work in standards and training billets
safety of his colleagues. Maj Paul Doucette for the ing sponsorship support for in history. This fact is clearly reflected in the throughout the CF or are directly involved in
Charlie Chafe was com- coordination of all internal both the Admiral’s BBQ and Air Force and the Navy modernization pro- contributing to acoustic intelligence.
mended for his invaluable and external communica- the post-parade refreshments. grams now underway, including the intro- The BPAAC, meanwhile, is a three-week
dedication and contribution tions; Maj Ulpiano Honorio, Other organizations receiv- duction of the Cyclone helicopter, which course to be introduced in 2010, and will
to the submarine community for coordinating the physical ing MARLANT BZs included will eventually become the latest tool in the fulfill an Air Force training need by teach-
through his involvement in requirements at the Garrison FIS, CMS Translation Ser- acquisition of acoustic data. ing (primarily) AESOPS the basic theory
three refits, three Canadian- Grounds and Halifax Forum; vices, the Naval Construction The Acoustic Data Analysis Centre Atlantic and analysis skills required of them to con-
izations and an Extended Lt(N) Frank Laframboise, for Troop, the Non-Tech Work- (ADAC (A)) is evolving too, putting the final solidate their skills as Anti-Submarine War-
Docking Work Period from the co-ordination and tasking shop, and the N6 PTSD. There touches on ensuring the right training will fare operators.
2006 to 2009. Joy Clayton of all personnel support to the were also several cadet corps be available at the right time during every PO2 Greg Flemming, the Training Petty
was commended as Chair- CQC; Lt(N) Wes Mackey, that received MARLANT analyst’s career. Currently, Sonar Operators Officer for the AAAC, is at the forefront of
person of the FMF Cape Scott Director of Music for the BZs for their contribution to (Sonar Ops), Airborne Electronic Sensor these changes. “By bringing all of this train-
Adopt A Family program Cadet Band; Capt Christo- the CQC, including; RCSCC Operators (AESOp), and Acoustic Sensor ing together under one roof,” he noted, “we
from 2001 to 2009. Robert pher Semeniuk for coordina- Iroquois, RCSCC Llewellyn, Officers (ASO) benefit from the training have a real opportunity to build a centre of
Butt and Kenneth Briand tion and as liaison officer RCSCC Magnificent, RCSCC delivered at the centre. excellence here for all acoustic analysis, not
received the Merit Award for all 12 Wing requirements; Minas, RCSCC Nelson, To achieve this goal, the Advanced Acoustic just for the Navy and the Air Force, but down
for proposing protective cov- 2Lt David Noseworthy for RCSCC Sackville, RCSCC St Analysis Course (AAAC), a staple for CF and the road for the Army as well.”
ers for the AS-5157/SRD-502 creating and maintaining the Margaret’s Bay, RCSCC Bid- foreign acoustic analysts for more than 40 More information on ADAC(A) is avail-
antenna base CQC website; CPO1 Leonard well, NLCC CPO James Car- years, has been recently augmented by the able at http://halifax.mil.ca/n3/ADAC.
The MARLANT Jr. NCM of Hearns for coordinating the roll, NLCC Micmac, and
the Quarter (Ashore) award Naval Reserve participants; NLCC William Hall.
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10 TRIDENT, JANUARY 11, 2010
Upgrades to HMCS
By PO2 Bob Canning works, and an advanced network satellite bandwidth available, not
MARLANT N635 monitoring system called Xymon all classified networks are available
Classified Ships Support (pronounced Simon, formerly at the same time, but because of the
known as Hobbit or Big Brother) nature of its potential missions,
Veterans who have deployed under the UN or NATO command are
W ithin the past two months,
HMCS Fredericton’s net-
work infrastructure has taken on an
provides the ship’s support staff
insight into network performance
Fredericton has been given the
ability to change classified net-
works as operations shift. This
eligible to wear this patch. entirely new look, with multiple A new Video Teleconference allows for increased flexibility
National and Coalition Networks, Terminal was installed which will which has not been given to any
new and updated hardware and enable any sailor in Fredericton, MARLANT ship in the past.
software. Fredericton has been giv- when operations allow, to schedule Ships have always suffered from
en access to more networks, servic- a video conference with family and network congestion and lack of
es and capability simultaneously, friends at the MFRC. This was bandwidth. In most cases our ships
while utilizing less hardware and recently used with great success sail with not much more bandwidth
power, than any Canadian ship in and families were able to speak to than the old Internet dialup modem.
who we are
the past. This breakthrough was and see their loved ones live on To help with this problem, N6 has
accomplished by using Server Vir- November 30 while the ship was at installed Riverbed WAN accelera-
tualization, a new technology from sea. Finally, two GPnet (Internet) tor appliances on each network,
VMWare Corp. terminals were installed to provide which will help smooth out the
In the space formerly taken up by quick access to additional Internet network traffic and retain local
one server, Fredericton now has sites that previously could not be copies of files that are frequently
By Capt Michel Houle our colours. Even though eight out the equivalent of seven servers. viewed, which adds additional requested so the information only
FCE Ops, CFB Halifax of 10 members own a motorcycle, These servers provide a full service quality of life options to sailors. needs to transfer once across the
we are not an MC nor an association. environment equivalent to what a Fredericton has received access satellite link.
W e are a group of Canadian
Army, Air Force and Navy
personnel retired or still serving,
Your crest and patches belong to
you and will be worn by you only
because it is your personal identity.
sailor in the headquarters receives,
including an individual login
account, shared files and printing,
to a number of new classified net-
works and its existing networks
have been greatly enhanced. These
The details of the tremendous
changes made to Fredericton’s net-
works could take days to describe,
who have been deployed at least You should never forget that when email and access to web data and networks provide the ship with up but it took only a few months to
one time under the United Nations wearing your crest, you represent a military messages. To make man- to the minute access to operational install. The installation would not
(UN) or North Atlantic Treaty Orga- family of brothers and sisters. When agement of all of these new servic- information ashore, and connectiv- be possible without the outstand-
nization (NATO) command. Any wearing the crest, no bad behaviour es easier, N63, the information ity via email and chat with coalition ing work and dedication from
person wishing to wear the veter- or conduct will be tolerated. management section for MAR- ships and partners no matter what Fredericton’s sailors, 76 Comm
an’s patch must meet this criterion. Other memberships:Ladies: only LANT; has provided automatic mission the ship is given. Due to Grp Ottawa, FMF Cape Scott,
Our goals are, primarily, meeting a veteran’s spouse and daughters Microsoft Patch management and limitations of the existing infra- MARLANT N3 and MARLANT N6
and reminiscing and most impor- may wear the ladies’ crest and it is AntiVirus updates on all the net- structure currently onboard and the Organization.
tantly remembering those soldiers the veteran’s responsibility to pres-
who never made it back home or ent the crest to the ladies.
did make it home but were wound- Supporter: to become a support-
ed physically or emotionally. Wear- er, the person has to be referred by
ing this patch is to represent the a veteran member and the veteran
good name of the CF and to make is responsible for his supporter.
the public aware of what sacrifices Veteran support: a Canadian citi-
have been made. As a patch mem- zen who served a mission with UN
ber, you will also share the respon- or NATO, or served with another
sibility of passing the knowledge military organization from another
and importance of the meaning country can wear the Veteran Sup-
behind these patches. porter crest, as can a Canadian
Rules of engagement: police officer who served in a UN
Veterans: We don’t have any or NATO mission and has received
structure and we will never have his or her medal, or any soldier who
one. served as an attaché under CF Com-
This group of service and ex mand during a UN or NATO mission
service members was created so and has received his or her medal.
that members can find old friends, The Veterans UN/NATO Group is
stay in touch, share and mainly, not in any way affiliated with DND,
remember our brothers and sisters Veterans Affairs Canada, the Royal
at arms who have fallen in combat Canadian Legion or any other vet-
or who risk their lives in each mis- erans’ organization.
sion that they participate in. There is no annual fee, member-
We will have an official reunion ship or association fee. All you have
each year (not mandatory). A mis- to pay is your Veteran UN/NATO
sion is considered after a medal is Canada crest Patch.
awarded. We will wear our crests All meetings, rides or activities
with pride because they represent are not mandatory. Sailor of the Quarter
who we are. Our motto: Never forget who AB Robin Rossignol, Fleet Sailor of the Quarter for the last quarter of 2009, was selected from many out-
No criminal affiliation will be we are. standing sailors in the Fleet. She is a Supply Tech serving in HMCS Halifax.
accepted, no motorcycle club (MC) Our website is http://vetsunnato- Cmdre Mark Norman, CCFL, together with CPO1 David MacDonald, the Fleet CPO, present her with the
or one per cent crest will be part of canadaen.multiply.com. Sailor of the Quarter Coin. Bravo Zulu AB Rossignol.
TRIDENT, JANUARY 11, 2010 11
MARLANT welcomes the CNC
By 2Lt Cameron Hillier ning and executing the events, but we the historic connection between ship and
MARLANT CNC PA are also a resource for MARLANT per- city, the Navy plans to acknowledge
sonnel to draw upon and help them be every ship namesake community in
A fter the ball dropped on New Year’s
Eve, the Canadian Navy began
counting down in anticipation of its 100th
part of the festivities.
“This is a significant milestone for one
of Canada’s vital institutions; it is impor-
Canada. Volunteer sailors with special
ties to the respective communities will
present framed photographs of namesake
anniversary. A year of activities has been tant that sailors celebrate and are cele- ships with accompanying historical text,
planned to commemorate our past, cele- brated. We want them to know we are to each community.
brate our accomplishments and commit here to make sure this happens.” On May 4, 2010, following the Battle
to the next century of service to Canada. of the Atlantic ceremonies, RAdm Mad-
The MARLANT Canadian Navy Centen- dison will lead a large parade through
nial (CNC) team at Stadacona is responsi- The highlight of the Halifax to City Hall to formally exercise
ble for the coordinating and planning of Freedom of the City. Nearly 2,000 MAR-
the year long gala. centennial will be LANT personnel are expected to fill the
The CNC team has been planning ranks behind RAdm Maddison as they
numerous events designed to bring the International Fleet march to reaffirm the city’s trust in the
Navy to Canadians, not only to invite Navy, continue its relationship, and cele-
them to be part of the festivities, but also Review Week. brate the CNC.
to inform them of what the Navy does on The highlight of the centennial will be
their behalf. Located at the basement of One of the more complex projects International Fleet Review Week, June
S-21 (in the old CANEX area and co-locat- requiring strong support from sailors is 28 to July 2. The key event is the Interna-
ed with the Joint Personnel Support the CNC Namesake Project. Leading into tional Fleet Review on June 29 when
Unit), the CNC office is the nexus for the centennial year, the Namesake Com- more than 30 ships from Canada and
CFNOS donates to MFRC MARLANT centennial celebrations and a munity Partnership Program honours the around the world will fill Bedford Basin
On December 14, CPO2 Corbett, CFNOS Chief, and resource for personnel taking part. 320 Canadian communities whose names and Halifax Harbour in tribute to the
LCdr Carpenter, CFNOS Deputy Commandant, present a “2010 will be an exciting time for the have been shared with Canadian war- Canadian Navy’s 100 years of service.
cheque for $750 to the Halifax and Region MFRC. The Canadian Navy and MARLANT in partic- ships since 1910. Canadian warships car- All are encouraged to participate in the
donation supports programs and services offered to ular,” stated Capt(N) Craig Walkington, ry their names with pride, and those still 2010 celebrations.
military families. MARLANT CNC Coordinator. “We have in service value and promote the rela- Details can be found at the Canadian
Throughout the year, CFNOS raises money for charita- built a dynamic team who is enthusiastic tionship between ship and community Navy Centennial website: www.canadi-
ble donations by conducting fundraising activities.
and committed to making the CNC a year that their predecessors established and annavy100.forces.gc.ca. Please contact
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HMCS Glace Bay shares the Christmas spirit
By LCdr Sidney Green $300 was presented to the Glace Bay
CO HMCS Glace Bay Food Bank. Additionally the ship
had contacted the Every Woman’s
O n Sunday December 13, at 0
dark thirty, eight members of
the ship’s company of HMCS Glace
Centre and identified three families
that were in need throughout the hol-
idays. A list of children and their
Bay mustered in HMC dockyard’s wish lists was obtained and gifts for
parking lot and boarded two vehicles the families were purchased and
for a trip to their ship’s namesake delivered to Every Woman’s Centre
city. The primary purpose of the vis- along with food vouchers to obtain
it was to make a presentation of the the necessary food and accessories
Canadian Naval Centennial (CNC) for a Christmas dinner.
print to the Cape Breton Regional The visit concluded Sunday
Municipality (CBRM). Although the evening when Winnie Chafe, the
town of Glace Bay has been incor- ship’s sponsor, joined the Glace
porated into the larger CBRM, the Bay team for supper. For the CO and
people of Glace Bay keep the small DeckO this was an opportunity to
town spirit alive through many com- renew a friendship fostered during
munity based activities and chari- the ship’s namesake city visit
ties. Keeping this in mind, the deci- the previous June. Coxswain CPO2
sion was taken to present the CNC Gary White, a native of Sydney,
print to the local CBRM councillor reminded Mrs. Chafe of the life les-
Ms Lee McNeil. The presentation sons and discipline she had had
was conducted at the Bayplex, a key instilled in him when she taught
gathering spot for community activ- him in Grade Three.
ities. The print will be displayed at The visit was a great success, and
the next CBRM council session prior LCdr Sidney Green. centre, CO of HMCS Glace Bay, joins members of the ship’s company in presenting a CNC Glace Bay’s ship’s company looks
to being taken to its final resting print to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. forward to renewing the ties to the
place, the Glace Bay RCL, where the namesake city frequently over the
ship’s company has been graciously company the opportunity to make earlier in the year. Several weeks local Glace Bay charities. Some of coming year as we connect with
hosted on many previous visits. good on a promise to assist local earlier, the ship held several events the money raised was added to the Canadians during the Canadian
The visit also offered the ship’s charities made during a port visit to raise money for the GCWCC and ship charity fund and a cheque for Naval Centennial.
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Conference to study legacy of
women leaders in the Navy
By Virginia Beaton dian naval environment: challenges and
Trident staff opportunities for pioneering women and/or
male leadership, and women as part of the
F rom April 20 to 21, 2010, the CF leader-
ship Institute will present the Women
Leading in Defence Conference 2010. The
“We’re trying to align the past and the pres-
ent in this conference,” Davis said. “We’re
theme of the conference is Staking Our looking at history and at continuity.”
Claim!: The Legacy of Women and Leader- Keynote speaker at the conference will be
ship in the Canadian Navy, 1910-2010. Commodore Jennifer Bennett, Commander
“This theme is in recognition of the Cana- of the Naval Reserve. Davis said that confer-
dian Naval Centennial,” said Karen Davis,
ence organizers hope that other senior lead-
ers of the Navy and the CF will be present at
IMO thanks the Canadian Navy
The Canadian High Commissioner in London, His Excellency James R. Wright (left),
“Women have been a presence in the Navy the conference.
thanks the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, Efthimios E.
for a long time, so this is the opportunity to Regular and Reserve Force members, both Mitropoulos (right), for the IMO’s initiative to recognize those nations whose warships
examine the roles they have played.” officers and NCMs, are welcome to attend the contributed to counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. Capt(N) Harry Harsch
The event will be held at the CFMWC at CFB conference, according to Davis. (centre), Naval Adviser at the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff in London, receives the
Halifax. Davis said there is a call for propos- Deadline for submitting proposals for award on behalf of the Canadian Navy. Canada and 21 other nations received special cer-
als for papers to be delivered at the conference. papers was December 15, 2009, but Davis said tificates for exceptional services rendered to shipping and mankind. These certificates
“We invite proposals from interested mili- she encouraged any prospective contributors, were presented during the Bravery at Sea Awards ceremony held November 23, 2009 at
IMO Headquarters in London, as part of the 26th Regular Session of the Assembly of the
tary and civilian academics,” she said. even after that date, to contact her at
IMO. The Canadian warships recognized were HMCS Iroquois (then under the command
Researchers, leaders and members of the Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org or to Dr. Stephanie of Capt(N) Brendan Ryan); Calgary (then under the command of Cdr Kelly Larkin);
Navy community also are welcome to submit Belanger at Stephanie.email@example.com. Protecteur (then under the command of Cdr Sean Cantalon); Ville de Quebéc (then under
their proposals for papers, she noted. Conference registration opens on January the command of Cdr Chris Dickinson) and Winnipeg (then under the command of Cdr
The conference will look at both the his- 15, 2010. There is no fee to register, but Craig Baines). Iroquois, Calgary and Protecteur were part of Combined Task Force 150
torical and the contemporary aspects of registration is mandatory. For more informa- (then under the command of Commodore Robert Davidson) in mid-2008 and were part of
women in leadership the Canadian Navy. tion about this conference, please contact the initial international response to the menace of piracy. Ville de Quebéc provided direct
support to the World Food Programme in late 2008, helping to ensure that food aid was
Suggested topics include but are not limit- Melanie Denis, Conference Coordinator at
provided to those in need in war-torn Somalia. Winnipeg was in the region in the spring of
ed to leadership profiles and biographies, (613) 541-5010 ext 3868 or by email at 2009 as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group One.
leadership and professionalism in the Cana- Melanie.Denis@forces.gc.ca.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
No cover, free prizes, pub style menu
For more information contact: MS MacDougall 401-4122.
Dance Saturday, February 13, 2010
Finger foods, doors open at 1900
Tickets $10 each, for sale at the bar
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Welcome to the MFRC section of the Trident
Halifax & Region Military Family Quick Index fundraiser to support programs and Extravaganza Winners a small group of MFRC staff,” said
Resource Centre. www.halifaxm- Deployment corner pg 16. services for military families. Congratulations to the following organizer Lauren Copeland of the
frc.ca. Charitable number 8707 Francophone pg 17 We have various options for pur- winners of December’s draw. Janu- Halifax & Region MFRC. She was
5829 RR0001. Special events and activities pg 18. chasing the tickets: $120 per ticket ary’s draw will take place on Janu- thrilled to see turnout quickly grow
Halifax site Piers Military Com- Children 18. 1) Military personnel can pur- ary 11. Please see our website for from an expected 10-15 people to a
munity Centre: Building 106 Wind- Youth pg 18. chase tickets via payroll deduction winners http://extravaganza.hali- large group surpassing 40.
sor Park Halifax. Tel 24/7 427-7788. Adult pg 19. ($10/per month for 12 months). faxmfrc.ca. From November 3 to 5 2009,
Shearwater Site: Hampton Gray 2) New this year Civilian DND, Trip—Scotland Bed and Break- staff and board members from the
Memorial building in Shearwater. Upcoming MFRC Programs NPF and Reservists can now pur- fast and Castle Stay: Eric Griffith. Esquimalt, Gagetown, Greenwood
Tel 720-1885 (after hours call chase tickets through automatic $1000: John Ashley. and Moncton MFRCs met in Halifax
427-7788). bank withdrawal ($10/per month $500: Peter Hamon. and Shearwater to train and share
Visit our website at www.hali- Coming up! 2010 Vacation for 12 months). Note: For those $150 Package—Sports Check: best practices. The visit also includ-
faxmfrc.ca for more information on Lottery Extravaganza who wish to take advantage of the Fred Piercey. ed road trips to Gagetown and
programs and services. To sign up to Dreaming of an adventure or automatic bank withdrawal, please $150 Package—Get Fit Kit: Greenwood for additional training
receive the Trident newspaper by romantic getaway? Get a ticket in provide bank account information Derek Sobotkiewicz. and networking.
mail, please contact 720-1885, or the MFRC’s Vacation Lottery or void cheque. “I enjoyed the opportunity to
email firstname.lastname@example.org Extravaganza, for your chance to 3) One time payment of $120 by learn and share experiences,” said
with your mailing address. win one of 12 fabulous vacations or cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Coast to Coast Claudia Beswick, Moncton MFRC’s
other fantastic prizes. The 2010 Purchase early for more chances Connections among MFRCs Executive Director. “By working
Visitez notre site web au www.hali- Vacation Lottery Extravaganza to win. Early Bird prize draws start This fall, a simple conversation together we strengthen our pro-
faxmfrc.ca pour plus d’information ticket sales begin Monday, Febru- February 24. Monthly dream vaca- between the Halifax & Region grams and services, and improve the
au sujet de nos programmes et serv- ary 15 to Friday, March 5, 2010. On tion packages, 24 monthly cash (MFRC) and the Esquimalt MFRC resources we provide military fami-
ices. Pour recevoir la publication du Wednesday, February 17, H&R draws, 24 monthly bonus draws, about sharing some staff training lies across Canada.”
Trident, s.v.p. contactez le 720-1885 MFRC staff and volunteers will be 75 prizes total. There are no prizes programs generated a meeting of Working together allowed for
ou par courriel : sonia.lawrence at various locations throughout less than $150 value. For more more than 40 staff from five differ- MFRCs from both coasts to align
@forces.gc.ca en nous indiquant MARLANT and 12 Wing Shearwa- details contact 427-7208 or visit ent resource centres. their programs and work towards
votre adresse postale. ter. Extravaganza is a key MFRC www.extravaganza.halifaxmfrc.ca. “We expected good sharing from standardized programming that
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is more relevant for families. register for all programs at Halifax
Esquimalt presented two training or Shearwater. We also accept Upcoming Deployment
opportunities on programs they credit and debit cards for payment programs and events
have developed: one on customer over $5. Register for programs or call for
service and crisis intervention for Military families are given prior- information at Halifax 427-7788 or
frontline MFRC staff, and another ity for all MFRC programs and serv- Shearwater 720-1885.
on return and reunion which ices but spaces may also be avail-
Esquimalt MFRC staff performed at able for people not in a military
sea for personnel returning from family if space permits. Please call HMCS Fredericton CO’s Monthly
deployment in August. There were the MFRC for more information on Family Briefing and Pot Luck Event
opportunities for formal and infor- a specific program. Civilian partic- Halifax site.
mal networking, and all partici- ipation in MFRC programs may be Please join us for the monthly
pants enjoyed the chance to learn, at an increased cost. CO’s Family Briefing. The CO will
connect and see what was going on Unless otherwise listed, pro- call at 3 p.m. and provide us with a
with their colleagues. More than 40 people participated in the November training session. grams and events at the Halifax site power point and video presentation
“The more we enhance and align are located in the Piers Military of the ship’s happenings since it
our programs and services the bet- de la formation supplémentaire et ices, plus ils sont bénéfiques pour Community Centre, Bldg 106 departed Halifax. Following the
ter it is for our members and fami- du réseautage. nos militaires et leurs familles », Windsor Park and programs at the presentations, we will chow down
lies,” said Gaynor Jackson, Execu- « J’ai apprécié cette occasion déclare Gaynor Jackson, directrice Shearwater site are located in the on all the great food you brought in.
tive Director of the Esquimalt d’apprendre et de partager les exécutive du CRFM Esquimalt. Hampton Gray Memorial Building. When registering, please indicate
MFRC. expériences, affirme Claudia Please note that unless otherwise what type of food you will be bring-
Beswick, directrice exécutive du indicated, programs are offered in ing in—salad, dessert or main dish.
CRFM Moncton. En travaillant Looking for a great English. For other program infor- Sunday, January 24, February 21,
Les CRFM en lien ensemble, nous renforçons nos pro- volunteer experience? mation and details, please visit 2 to 7 pm.
dun océan à lautre grammes et services, et améliorons Would you like to volunteer at the www.halifaxmfrc.ca. All briefings will start at 3 pm.
Cet automne, une simple conver- les ressources que nous offrons H&R MFRC? We are always recruit- Note for all casual care programs: Casual care is available at no
sation entre le Centre de ressources aux familles de militaires partout ing and there are many ways to Parents are responsible to provide cost. Register for casual care no
pour les familles des militaires au Canada. » become involved. We have short necessary clothing and items for later than noon on Thursday before
(CRFM) Région de Halifax et le Le fait de travailler ensemble a term projects, special events and their children, i.e. appropriate indoor the briefing.
CRFM Esquimalt sur le partage de permis aux CRFM d’un océan à seasonal projects. Volunteering can and outdoor clothing/footwear, dia-
certains programmes de formation l’autre d’harmoniser leurs pro- be from the Shearwater, Halifax or pers, wipes, change of clothes, bot- Deployment Family Networks
du personnel a donné lieu à une réu- grammes et de travailler à l’uni- Cape Breton site, or even from your tles, etc. Family networks are a wonderful
nion de plus de 40 employés de cinq formisation des programmes afin own home. Contact Jill Clarke in and affordable means for military
centres de ressources différents. de les rendre plus pertinents pour our Volunteer Services Department Deployment Corner families with common concerns and
« Nous nous attendions à un bon les familles. Le CRFM Esquimalt a to find out about our current volun- interests to join in on a variety of fun
échange au sein d’un petit groupe présenté deux possibilités de for- teer opportunities at 427-7205 or social events every month for the
d’employés des CRFM, a dit l’or- mation sur des programmes qu’il a 720-2002. Deployment... duration of the deployment. Consist-
ganisatrice Lauren Copeland, du élaborés : un sur le service à la what does it mean? ing of family members and friends of
CRFM Région de Halifax. Elle a été clientèle et l’intervention en situa- Video Teleconferencing Is your daughter currently in the deployed CF members, networks are
heureuse de constater que le groupe tion de crise pour le personnel de The H&R MFRC has a video tele- Sudan? Your spouse away on IR? set up at the beginning of a deploy-
prévu de 10 à 15 personnes était première ligne des CRFM, et l’autre conferencing system at our Halifax Or perhaps your grandson is away ment for families to share informa-
devenu un grand groupe de plus de sur le retour et la réunion que donne site for families of members on course? Whenever someone you tion, make new supportive friends
40 personnes. le personnel du CRFM Esquimalt en deployed to Kandahar. Contact the care about is away, any work relat- and organize all kinds of special out-
Du 3 au 5 novembre 2009, des mer pour le personnel qui rentre MFRC at 427-7788 for more infor- ed separation is a deployment. ings and events. Get connected with
employés et des membres du con- d’un déploiement en août. Ces mation on the VTC system. Contact Deployment Services to the MFRC’s deployment services
seil d’administration des CRFM activités ont permis d’établir des ensure that all family members (of programs. Email deployment@hali-
Esquimalt, Gagetown, Greenwood réseaux formels et informels, et Programs for the whole family Regular and Reserve Force) are on faxmfrc.ca or call 427-7788.
et Moncton se sont réunis à Halifax tous les participants ont apprécié Register for programs or call for our deployment contact list.
et à Shearwater pour recevoir de la cette occasion d’apprendre, de information at Halifax 427-7788 or We can even contact people who
formation et échanger leurs pra- créer des liens et de voir ce qui se Shearwater 720-1885. are living in other provinces and HMCS Fredericton
tiques exemplaires. La visite com- passait chez leurs collègues. Registration: Registration is not put them in touch with the MFRC Family Network
prenait également des voyages à « Plus nous améliorons et har- complete until participants have nearest to them. deployment@hali- Halifax site.
Gagetown et à Greenwood pour monisons nos programmes et serv- paid for the program/event. You can faxmfrc.ca. February 1, 6 to 8:30 pm.
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Réseaux de soutien Cost: Free. Tous les jeudis à partir du Cost: $4/person. 19h00 à 21h00. Come and make noise and
Deadline to register: Thurs- 14 janvier. Deadline to register: Feb- Coût : 4$ par personne. have fun with the kids.
pour les familles day, January 28. de 10 h30 à 12h00. ruary 5. Date limite d’inscription : There will also be a nutri-
vivant un déploiement Coût : 2$ . le 5 février. tious snack provided. Seats
Venez rejoindre nos réseaux Francophone Activité pour les are limited.
de soutien pour les familles familles francophones - Sunday, January 17.
vivant un déploiement. Parent & Bambin Francophone Family Special events 3:30 pm till game is over.
Chaque mois, une grande 0 à 5 ans. Activity: Cosmic Bowling Quilles dans le noir and activities Cost: $6/person.
variété d’activités sociales Site de Shearwater. All ages. (Cosmic Bowling) Deadline to register: Janu-
plus amusantes les unes que Ce programme interactif STADPLEX. Pour toute la famille. Mooseheads Family Event ary 13.
les autres sont organisées s’adresse aux enfants et leurs Francophone social event: À Halifax – STADPLEX. Ages 3 and up.
pour permettre aux familles parents ou gardiens(ennes). families will bowl for two Activité sociale : les Halifax Metro Centre. Children
avec des intérêts et des soucis Les enfants participent à hours and enjoy a pizza familles vont jouer aux This month’s family event
communs de se rencontrer. différentes activités : jeux party. quilles dans le noir et se is going to see the Halifax Weekday Casual Care
Constitués de membres de la libres, bricolage, gym et Friday, February 12, from régaler de pizza. Mooseheads play against the Ages: 3 months to 5 years.
famille et d’amis des mem- comptines. 7 to 9 p.m. Vendredi, le 12 février, de Drummondville Voltigeurs. Halifax and Shearwa-
bres des FC déployés, les Mardi de 9h30 à 11h30
réseaux sont mis en place au du12 janvier au 8 juin.
début du déploiement pour Coût : 1$ par enfant.
permettre aux familles de Aucune inscription requise.
partager des informations,
rencontrer de nouveaux Bienvenue Bébé
amis et organiser toutes 0 à 24 mois.
sortes de sorties et d’évène- Site de Shearwater.
ments pour toute la durée du Ce programme s’adresse
déploiement. aux mamans attendant un
enfant ou aux nouveaux par-
HMCS Fredericton ents. Une infirmière fran-
cophone (et bilingue) de
Family Network Taping Capital Health est sur place
of Valentine Messages pour répondre à toutes vos
Halifax Site. questions. C’est une excel-
Families and friends can lente occasion de partager
record a personal message to vos expériences!
their loves one who is Chaque deuxième mardi
deployed on HMCS Frederic- du moi à partir du 7 janvier.
ton. Their message will be de 12 h30 à 14h00.
sent by Deployment Services Coût: 1$ par enfant.
to the ship—each member Aucune inscription requise.
will receive his/her own DVD
with their personalized mes- Soirées francophones
sage. The messages will be Joignez-vous à nous pour
recorded in a private room so une sortie au restaurant le
sign a song, perform a skit, dernier vendredi du mois.
bring the pets, etc. Messages Plaisir et rire garanti.
will be recorded on a first Chaque dernier vendredi
come, first served basis and du mois à partir du 29
there will be multiple cam- janvier.
eras to decrease the waiting Coût : chaque participante
time. défraie le coût de son souper.
In addition, we will be hav- Date Limites D’inscription
ing a BBQ while you wait. All : le vendredi d’avant.
food will be provided by Pour connaître le lieu de
Deployment Services. notre prochaine rencontre
Thursday January 21, 4 to communiquez avec le 720-
8pm. 1885 ou le 720-2113.
Deadline to register: Mon- Nouveau programme
day, January 18.
immersion anglais -
Café au Lait
All Deployed Site de Shearwater.
Families Ice Skating Venez-vous joindre à nous
Shannon Park Arena, pour pratiquer vos capacités
Dartmouth. linguistiques. Nous dis-
All deployed families are cuterons sur une gamme de
invited to attend the public sujet relié au quotidien en
skate at Shannon Park Arena. milieu anglais. Une excel- HALIFAX, NS HALIFAX, NS AMHERST, NS
6100 Young St. 1668 Barrington St. Amherst Centre Mall
Following skating we will lente occasion pour explorer 902-431-1100 902-431-6300 902-667-4835
be providing pizza and hot les tournures de phrases,
chocolate. Please note that pour ajouter à votre vocabu- BRIDGEWATER, NS TRURO, NS YARMOUTH, NS NEW MINAS, NS SUMMERSIDE, PE CHARLOTTETOWN, PE CHARLOTTETOWN, PE
Bridgewater Mall Truro Mall Yarmouth Mall County Fair Mall County Fair Mall Charlottetown Mall Kirkwood Mews
skates are not supplied. laire et pour apprendre à rire 902-527-2111 902-843-3388 902-749-5200 902-681-1900 902-436-7997 902-367-5115 902-367-3569
Sunday January 31, 1 to de vous-mêmes. Tous le
3 p.m. monde est bienvenu!
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ter site. Tickles & Tunes Baby Time 9 am to 12 pm. This youth-driven program offers searching tips, learn to ace job
Casual Care is available to mili- Ages: infant to 18 months. Cost: $ 2/military child. youth the opportunity to explore interviews, and attend an informa-
tary families when they have a day- Shearwater site. Deadline to register: Wednesday such topics as body image, creativ- tion session on scholarship and bur-
time appointment, need a break or Join us as we play with our chil- before the session. ity, expression, stress, healthy liv- sary opportunities.
have errands to complete. The pro- dren using bouncing and tickling ing and others! Saturday, February 27 and Sun-
gram offers activities based upon rhymes, songs, and stories. Enjoy Dad & Me Sleigh Ride Mondays, January 11, 25, Febru- day, February 28, 9 to 4 pm.
children’s interests and encourages the social interaction and support of Ages: 3 and up. ary 8, 22, March 8, 22. Cost $10.
children to explore and enjoy their other parents. Tickles & Tunes pro- Come and enjoy an afternoon of 6:30-8:00pm. Deadline to register: February 5.
surroundings as they socialize with vides the opportunity to use song to winter fun at Hatfield Farms where Cost: $25.
their peers. increase vocabulary and pronuncia- we will be going on a sleigh ride, Deadline to register: registra- Youth Centre
Activities include art experi- tion skills while playing and inter- having hot dogs and taking a turn in tion will be considered on an on- Ages: 8 to 18 years.
ences, songs, story time, age appro- acting with your child to build a the rubber rodeo. Be sure to dress going basis. The Henderson Sweetman Youth
priate toys and games. strong positive bond. warmly for the sleigh ride. Centre is located in Shearwater.
Monday to Friday mornings 9 am Every Friday afternoon. Sunday, January 24. Pre-teen Esteem Club for Boys Membership for the year is $20.
to 12 pm and afternoons 1 to 4 p.m. 1 to 2:30 pm. Cost: $8.00/person. Ages: 8 to 13 years. Drop-ins
Fee: $4/children under 18 months, Cost: $1/child. Deadline to register: January 20. Shearwater site. Pre-teen Drop-in. Ages: 8 to 12
$3/hour for children over 18 months No Registration required. This youth-driven program offers years. Saturday 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday
and $2/hour/siblings. Dad & Me Winter Wildlife Walk youth the opportunity to explore 1 to 4 p.m.
Registration available one week Gymboree Shubenacadie Wild Life Park. such topics friendships and feuds, Teen Drop-on. Ages: 13 to 18
in advance, for Shearwater site Ages: infant to 5 years. This month Dad & Me is going to bullying, stress, body Image and years. Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m., Friday 6
call 720-1038 and for Halifax call Gymboree is a program that pro- take a winter walk through the others. to 9 p.m.
722-4663. vides children with the opportunity Shubenacadie Wild Life Park, to Tuesdays, January 12, 26, Febru- Open Drop-In. Ages: 8 to 18
to interact with other kids and play see what the animals do when it is ary 9, 23, March 9, 23. years. Monday to Friday 3:30 to 5
Saturday Casual Care in a gym filled with bikes, balls, cold. We will then have a snack and 6:30 to 8 pm. p.m., Monday 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday 5
Ages: 3 months to 12 years. tunnels, hoops, mini putt, toys and play in the snow. So grab your boots Cost: $25. to 8 p.m.
Shearwater Site: January 23 and much more. A light snack will be and coat and let’s take a winter walk Deadline to register: registration Youth Floor Hockey.
February 6. provided and the morning will close with Dad & Me. will be considered on an on-going Game #4, January 13.
Halifax site: January 16 and 30, with songs and finger plays. February 28, 1 to 3pm. basis. Game #5, January 20.
February. Shearwater site: Saturday, Febru- Cost: $3 per person. Game #6, January 27.
10 am to 3 pm. ary 6. Deadline to register: February Valentines Dance Teams and time TBA.
Fee: $4/hour for children under Halifax site: Saturday, January 24. Ages: 8 to 12. Sports Drop In: Badminton.
18 months, $3/hourfor children 23, February 13. Shearwater site. Ages: 8-18 years.
over 18 months and $2/hour/ 10 to 11:30am. March Break Day Camp The first pre-teen dance of 2010 Shearwater site gymnasium.
siblings. Cost: $2/child Ages: 5 to 12 years. at the Hampton Gray Gym is com- Want to learn a new sport? Come
Deadline to register: Wednesday Deadline to register: Wednesday Halifax site, 38 MacDougall ing up. Join us for the liveliest join us and learn some new skills or
before the session. before the session. Street. Valentines Party. brush up on your old ones.
Looking for March Break plans? Friday, February 12, 7 to 9pm. Thursday, February 4, 6 to
Parent and Tot Kids Stay and Play We have awesome games, crafts, Cost: $5 at the door. 7:30pm.
Ages: infant to 5 years. Ages: 5 to 8 years old. and activities planned for this week Cost: Free for Youth Centre
This program is for parents and Shearwater site. long program. Each day is jammed Job Search Jump Start members.
children to come together and par- This program is designed for pack with activities for everyone. Ages: 16 to 18 years. Valentine Chocolate making.
ticipate in circle time, art, songs, children to meet and connect with Monday through Friday, March Shearwater Youth Centre. Ages: 8 to 18 years.
free play and snack. other military children in their com- 15 to 19. Are you a military youth looking Must be a Youth Centre member
Shearwater site: Monday, Tues- munity. Children will participate in 7 am to 5pm. for a job this summer? This to participate.
day (French), Wednesday and a variety of planned activities and Cost: $ 90/week; $20/day. Employability Workshop offers Saturday, February 6, 1 to
Thursday. receive a light snack. They will also Deadline to register: March 5. you a head start to job readiness 2:30pm.
9:30 to 11:30 am. have the opportunity to explore our Registration starts February 1. just in time for summer job appli- Cost: $3/per person.
Halifax site: Tuesdays and Youth Centre which features an cations. Deadline to register: February 4.
Thursdays, Building 38 on Mac- assortment of interactive stations Youth Get assistance from the experts: Cooking class: Valentine
Dougall St. including board games, computers, develop your résumé and cover Short- bread cookies.
9 to 11 am. video games and art supplies. Pre-teen Esteem Club for Girls letters, complete an interest/ Ages: 8 to 18 years.
Fee: $1/child. January 16, 23, 30. February 6, Ages: 8-13 years. skills inventory, connect one-on- Must be a Youth Centre member
No registration required. 13, 20, 27. Shearwater site. one with a career advisor for job to participate.
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Thursday, February 11, 6 to 8 pm. Thursday, February 25, 6 to 8 pm. The Breakaway program is 9:30 to 10:30am. Various weekly Create an original masterpiece.
Cost: $3/per person. Cost: $3/per person. exactly that... a break from the dai- programs. Cost for this depends on what you
Deadline to register: February 9. Deadline to register: February ly routine. In partnership with the Cost: $2 unless otherwise speci- decide to paint.
Valentine Party. 23. Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), fied. Deadline to register: One week
Ages: 8 to 18 years. the H&R MFRC is excited to be Deadline to register: Thursday prior to event date.
Must be a Youth Centre member Adult able to offer programming for sen- prior for Tuesday session or Friday
to participate. Come join us for iors within the CF family. This pro- prior for Wednesday session. Brunch Bunch
games, prizes and some Valentine Lighthouse Circle gram includes gentle exercise for The last Saturday of every
activities.Saturday, February 13, 1 Shearwater site the body and mind, therapeutic Single Parent Group month, we will meet at a different
to 4 pm. Lighthouse Circle is a group of activities such as music, stretch, Halifax site. location for brunch and social time
Cost: $4/per person. women who experience the military relaxation, games, cooking, out- This group provides single par- away from the kids/pets etc. Come
Deadline to register: February 11. lifestyle and connect every second ings, and more. ents the opportunity to come out and meet some new people in
Movie (new release TBD) and week to share and develop their This program is run by profes- together and share their thoughts your community, and take some
treat. knowledge, understanding and ways sional VON staff and volunteers, and feelings about how to navigate time to relax, and who knows, you
Ages: 8 to 18 years. of meeting the challenges of deploy- and can accommodate to numerous through their current situation for may be able to win your meal. Feel
Must be a Youth Centre member ment and life stressors. Come out conditions. This also a great respite themselves and their children by free to bring a friend/spouse and
to participate. and join us for social activities with opportunity for caregivers and VON learning new coping mechanisms we’ll see you there.
Thursday, February 18, 6 to 8 pm. laughter and fun. offers much needed support to and strategies to move forward Participants are responsible for
Cost: Free. Every second Thursday, Jan 21, those in the care giving roles. with life. their own expenses, location TBA.
Deadline to register: February 16. February 4, 18 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Every Friday Morning 9:30am to Monday evenings: January 26, January 30, Parkside Pub in
Teen Movie (new release TBD) Casual care available. 12:30pm. Feb. 9, 23 and March 9. Highfield Park and February 27,
and treat. Please register the Tuesday before Registration ongoing. 6 to 8pm. Emmas Eatery , Eastern Passage
Ages: 13 to 18 years. by 4 p.m. Cost: $5/session. 10 to 1 pm.
Friday, February 19, 7 to 10 pm. Best of You Casual Care provided, cost cov- Deadline to register: Wednesday
Cost: Free for Youth Centre Coffee Connections Shearwater site. ered by Prevention, Support and prior to event date.
members, $2 for non-members. Halifax and Shearwater site. Join the H&R MFRC & PSP for the Intervention.
Sledding party. Come out and meet new people Best of You. This program will give Deadline to register: Thursdays
Ages: 8 to 18 years. while sharing some common expe- you the opportunity to participate in prior to the session. Healthy Cooking for the
We will be sledding at the hill riences with other military family mini workshops to learn the how New Year (Cooking Classes)
coming onto the base, snow permit- members. Meeting topics and activ- to’s of fitness and healthy lifestyle. Out `N’ About Sobeys in Russell Lake, Dart-
ting. Youth are asked to bring their ities will depend on your input. (i.e.: Yoga, learn to run, water aero- We’re going Out ‘N’ About this mouth.
own sleds. After sledding we will Friday Mornings 9:30 to 11:30 bics, exercise equipment, cycling, wonderful city, and we want you to Is one of your New Year’s Reso-
had over to the Youth Centre for hot am. nutritional information etc). You join us. This program is open to all lutions to start eating healthier? Do
chocolate and cookies. Program fee: Free. will have access to equipment, military members, their families you want to make changes in your
Saturday, February 20, 1 to 4 pm. Casual Care: $6/family. classes and guest speakers who can and friends (19+). Once a month we eating habits and are unsure how to
Cost: Free. Deadline to register: Tuesday pri- offer assistance for a healthy are calling on all adult military fam- do it?
Craft Corner, TBD. or if Casual Care required. lifestyle. All workshops are begin- ily members to get together and If so, these cooking classes
Ages: 8 to 18 years ner workshops learning the how have some fun. are for you. Participants will meet
Must be a Youth Centre member Breakaway Program for Seniors to’s of different areas of fitness. Friday, February 19, 8 to 11 pm. at the Sobeys in Russell Lake,
to participate. Shearwater site. Tuesday or Wednesday Mornings Clay Café in Halifax. and learn how to cook healthy
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the family. booking and card-making. A new ered by Adult and Family Services bility for their actions? Are they 720-1885 or email sonia.lawrence@
Saturday January 16 and 23, page layout idea will be shared with Deadline to register: Thursday, accountable for choices they make? forces.gc.ca to receive information
11am to 1pm. the group and help is available with January 14. Are your children respectful not prior to your arrival.
Cost: $15/person per session. some basics if you have never only to you as parents but to the out-
Deadline to register: January scrapbooked before. Stampin’Up side world?
14, 21. will also be here to assist in making Helping Children Cope with Come join us as we explore what Posted to the HRM Area
valentine cards. Participants are Emotions and Learn Self Control children need to develop these and seeking employment?
Tole Painting: Valentine Project responsible for their own lunch. Ages 5 to 8 years. skills and what we as parents can do If you’re being posted to the Hal-
Halifax site. Saturday, February 20, Shearwater site. teach these skills resulting in kids ifax Regional Municipality and you
Learn the basics of how to pre- 9 am to 4 pm. Adults teach children many dif- who feel good about themselves. will be seeking employment in this
pare a surface, use base coats and Cost: $20. ferent life-long skills—tying shoes, Tuesdays, February 16 and 23. region, we recommend you make
transfer patterns, apply fine line Casual Care: $12/child or using the telephone, right and 6:30 to 8:30pm. contact with Education & Employ-
techniques and finish a product. All $20/family. wrong. These skills help children to Cost: $10/family. ment Services at the H&R MFRC
supplies will be provided for your Deadline to register: Thursday, manage in the world. There are Casual Care provided, cost cov- before your arrival so we can help
use during class time and you can February 16. many other life skills that children ered by Adult and Family Services. you jump-start your job search.
take your finished product home. need too, such as how to stay calm Deadline to register: Thursday, Here are a few things that we rec-
Wednesdays, February 3 and 10. Parenting when feeling scared or anxious, February 11. ommend you do before or when
6:30 to 8:30pm. how to channel feelings of anger so you arrive.
Cost: $10. Sibling Rivalry no one gets hurt, and how to look on Welcome to Halifax You should make contact with
Casual Care: $6/family. Parents of children ages 3 to 10 the bright side when life seems Whether this is your first posting employment services (www.hirea-
Deadline to register: Thursday, years. hard. These skills help children in here, or you are returning, the H&R militaryspouse.ca).
January 28. Halifax site. all aspects of their lives. MFRC has lots of information to Update your resume and start
Are your children constantly test- This will give parents proven help you get acquainted with your preparing a general cover letter.
ing your patience with their fighting successful activities to do with new community. Contact us or Record contact information of
Emergency First Aid and constant struggles to be the first children to teach them relaxation, drop-in to receive a Welcome Pack- your references.
and Level C CPR or the best or to have more than stress management, and positive age: it contains information on the Begin researching the area for
Halifax site. their sibling? perspectives. This is an interactive community, school boards, and potential jobs/leads
This one-day program will pro- Join us for this interactive work- program in which parents and chil- much more. Take a tour and meet staff... start
vide you with certification in Emer- shop that will explore what parents dren participate in separate and We have regular programs and networking.
gency First Aid/CPR level C. can do to bring more peace into joint activities. special events for military families Set up an appointment to have
Spaces are limited. their lives. Participants will learn Sundays, January 31, February 7, in the HRM and surrounding areas. your resume reviewed, discuss your
Saturday, February 6. more about preventing sibling 14, 21, 28 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Volunteering is also a great way to job search.
9 am to 5 pm. rivalry and helping children to Cost: $10/family. become familiar with people in Visit www.hireamilitaryspouse.ca
Cost: $40. $20 refundable deposit solve some of their own conflicts, Casual care available for children your new community. on a regular basis.
upon completion of course. relieving parents of their referee- not participating in program: $3/ The H&R MFRC is located in Hal-
Deadline to register: Thursday, ing duties! child or $6/family. ifax (Windsor Park), Shearwater
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Realtor thanks military community with cash back
S ince January 17, 2008, many,
many military families have
bought and sold their homes with
“I know they’re out of pocket,”
said Keith about the expenses of
military members at moving time.
realtor Keith Tannahill. Keith has “Regardless of how much they are
saved them literally thousands of compensated by the DND for their
dollars of their money when selling, posting, there are always extras.”
and given cash back when buying. Other real estate companies give
A number of deployed CF mem- travel miles worth less than $200 on
bers who have read online about a $200,000 purchase. However, you
Keith’s offer have contacted him to get $1,000 or more back, available to
make inquiries to get information in spend when you like and as you like.
order to prepare for the time when “There are no conditions,” said
they return and are considering Keith. “You can use the extra mon-
moving to a new home. ey any way you wish, because it’s
If you are posted to or from Hal- not the DND but me, Keith Tan-
ifax, or even if you are moving to a nahill, giving back to the members
new home within this area, Keith and their families, who in turn give
Tannahill can help put extra cash in so much.”
your pocket. Keith said he’s glad to do his part
If you purchase your home and hopes his cash back offer will
through Keith, he will give you his support CF members and their fam-
cash to buyer incentive. ilies at a time when they will appre-
This applies to all MLS listings in ciate having extra money to manage
the Halifax and surrounding areas. their expenses.
Keith Tannahill is an experienced “There’s no obligation to deal
full-time real estate agent offering Keith and he writes an acceptable your home for $200,000, you’ll moving time. with me,” said Keith. “You can deal
qualified professional service with offer from a qualified buyer, he will receive $1,000 cash back. Even though the military covers with anybody else you want, but if
all of his listings on the MLS sys- give you, the seller, two per cent of During the past 25 years, Keith much of the expense for posting, you deal with me you are going to
tem. He can offer you all the bene- the purchase price. and his wife Linda have worked Keith says he knows money is get money in your pockets to say,
fits of MLS with advertising and For example, if Keith helps you with military families posted in and always helpful—whether it is to ‘Thank you so much.’”
promotion plus the added incentive sell your home for $200,000 you will out of the Halifax area. During that quickly replace a broken appliance, Keith can be reached at
of his cash back offer. receive between $2,000 and $4,000 time, they’ve come to appreciate get new window dressings or take a (902) 452-3456 or email him at
Should you list your home with cash back. If he helps you purchase the importance of extra cash at holiday after the move. email@example.com.
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The Canadian Winter/Spring 2010 Health Promotion program schedule
Addictions Education for Supervisors
13-14 Jan 0800-1600 hrs Shearwater 22 Jan – 19 Feb
0800-1200 hrs Stadacona
Forces are a family 23-24 Feb
25 Mar & 1 Apr
0800-1500 hrs Shearwater
ation of a fallen comrade but most 21 May – 18 Jun 0800-1200 hrs Shearwater
Padre’s Corner importantly on the battlefield, where Applied Suicide Intervention (Fridays)
the success of the mission and, our Skills Training (ASIST)
By Padre Matthew Ihuoma very survival depends on our com- 12-13 Jan 0800-1600 hrs Stadacona stress.calm for Pre-Teens (8-12 years)
FADO/Formation Chaplain mitment to have each other’s backs. 31 Mar – 1 Apr 0800-1600 hrs Shearwater 2-23 Feb 1830-2100 hrs Shearwater
This commitment to each other does
8-9 Jun 0800-1600 hrs Shearwater (Tuesdays)
not or should not only kick in when
I n spring 2007, I was with an Inu-
vialuit elder in a small Arctic com-
munity in the Northwest Territories,
tragedy strikes or when we are
deployed. Rather, it ought to find
constant expression in our daily
Basic Relationship Training for Couples
19, 20 & 27 Feb - Stadacona 4 & 18 Feb
Top Fuel for Top Performance
0830-1600 hrs Windsor Park
while I watched the ramp ceremony experiences and interactions with (weekends) 4 & 11 Mar 0830-1600 hrs Shearwater
for six of our fallen comrades from each other. 6 May – 10 Jun 1830-2030 hrs Shearwater 7 & 14 Apr 0830-1600 hrs Dockyard
Kandahar. While the bodies were
loaded onto the aircraft in an intense-
ly emotional ceremony, the piper
Yes, the elder (Thursdays) 5 & 12 May
9 & 16 Jun
played Amazing Grace. Approxi-
mately 60 pallbearers sombrely but
was correct, Basic Relationship Training for Singles
25 Feb – 18 Mar 1600-1800 hrs Windsor Park Nutrition for Youth in Sport
with absolute dignity, carried those
flag-draped coffins on their shoul-
we are a family. (Thursdays) 28 Jan 1800-2000 hrs Windsor Park
18 Feb 1800-2000 hrs Shearwater
ders as tears dripped down their This commitment can be as simple
Butt Out: Self-Help Program
cheeks. Immediately following the as reaching out to a colleague who
ramp ceremony, they embraced each looks moody, depressed, or who is Tuesdays 1045-1200 hrs Stadacona Injury Prevention for Youth in Sport
other in small groups as they wept. just having a bad day. This is Wednesdays 1100-1200 hrs Shearwater 26 Jan 1800-2000 hrs Windsor Park
The elder who was with me looked because, as in a natural family, our 25 Mar 1800-2000 hrs Shearwater
squarely at me and said “Do you self-interests and well-being are Managing Angry Moments
know what I really like about these inextricably linked to those of others. 28 Jan – 25 Feb 0800-1200 hrs Shearwater Weight Wellness Lifestyle Program
folks?” Feeling the question was an We are in this together. It is a call to
(Thursdays) 2 Feb – 9 Mar 1800-2000 hrs Windsor Park
unwelcome distraction, I retorted empathy, which is also central to the
“What’s that?” He continued “They moral codes of all our faith and reli- 9 Apr – 7 May 0800-1200 hrs Dockyard (Tuesdays)
are like a family. They remind me of gious traditions. I am my brother’s (Fridays) 6 Apr – 11 May 1300-1500 hrs Shearwater
the time we lived off the land; we keeper; I am my sister’s keeper. It 20 May – 17 Jun 0800-1200 hrs Shearwater (Tuesdays)
always laughed and wept together; beckons us to go beyond the call of (Thursdays)
we always had each other’s back.” duty and make a difference and hav-
Yes, the elder was correct, we are ing done so, we are filled with satis- For more information or to register, please contact: Health Promotion Services (PSP) at (902) 721-7806,
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Navy charity and the Grey Cup
By CPO1 Dennis Oliphant Here’s a snippet of the conversa-
HMCS Queen tion: “Riders enjoy home field
advantage in Calgary (their second
A s soon as the Saskatchewan
Roughriders won the CFL’s
western final, the wheel started
home) and are going to kick it on
Sunday.” “Yeah, well, the Als have
the best rated offence and defence
turning as far as potential wagers in the league, so prepare to get beat,
went. Luckily, the Alouettes won no, killed, next week.” “Oh yeah?
the eastern final and the Riders Well, my dad can take your dad...”
instantly came into the possession Or something like that.
of that most desirable of positions Of course, everyone now knows
in professional sports: The Under- that the Riders handed the game and
dog. The self-professed Canada’s the cup to the Alouettes in the final
Team relished the pressure that was minute of the 97th Grey Cup game,
now squarely on its opponent, and losing by a single point due to a
took the time to thoroughly scruti- counting error by a coach. It was
nize every inch of Alouette tactics then that the piper came a-calling,
and strategy, all the while maintain- albeit with a reduced amount of vol-
ing a cool sense of calm. ume than in the pre-game talk. The
On the other hand, things in the day of reckoning came soon enough,
wardrooms of Navy ships across and the sense of humiliation on the
the country were starting to heat up. face of LCdr Corey Thiemann, CO of
The gauntlet was thrown down a Members of HMCS Queen are gracious in the defeat of their team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in the HMCS Queen, was evident as soon
couple of weeks before the big 2009 Grey Cup. as his hands touched the red, white
game, by the Executive Officer of and blue jersey. “Let’s get this over
HMCS Queen, the Naval Reserve tions to the charity of their choice, Derek Moss, the Commanding Offi- CFL’s team flag on their yardarm for with.” Ugh. “Hoist flag zero. Um, I
division in Regina, to its opposite and the losing Commanding Offi- cer of HMCS Regina, based in CFB a week.” HMCS Montreal, based in mean flag Alouette.” Double ugh.
unit in Montréal, HMCS Donnacon- cer has to wear the opposing team’s Esquimalt, upped the ante by adding CFB Halifax, accepted the addition- In the end, it was all in good fun
na. “The winner will donate the jersey for a photograph.” to the wager. “The losing namesake al bet, and then the smack talk began and in keeping with the best princi-
sum total of the individual dona- It was on. Not to be outdone, Cdr city frigate will hoist the winning in earnest. ples of the Navy.
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CFNES wins at Cock of the
Walk squash tournament
By SLt C. Lien was divided into four seeded categories decide the top honours. CFNES won the
CFNES (A, B, C, and D) according to their skill match 3-1 and took the championship
level on the team. Players then compet- with 66 points.
A s expected, the 2009 Cock of the
Walk (COTW) Squash Champi-
onship was a close and exciting battle.
ed in a round robin format with the oth-
er players within their category.
After a well-played tournament with
Playing in COTW sports is a great
opportunity to meet new people with-
in your sport and experience their
Five teams of four players each met in only one match to play, it was exciting different styles and camaraderie. Until
the squash courts in December with a as CFNES and FMF were tied with 61 next year, congratulations to team
common goal: to win the prestigious team points each. It was fitting that it CFNES and thanks to all players for
COTW Squash Tournament. Each team came down to the two team captains to their participation.
Hockey Tournament COTW Squash tornament standings
Team standings Individual standings
set for February 1. CFNES: 66pts
2. FMFCS/CFMWC: 62pts
1. Couture (Trinity)
1. Wicks (LFAA)
1. Elford (CFNES)
1. Wyatt (MWC/FMF)
By Jennifer Ellis warmup, three 15-minute stop 3. Trinity: 40pts 2. Melnychuk (CFNES) 2. Wright (CFNES) 2. Lee (FMF/MWC) 2. Lien (CFNES)
PSP Marketing Coordinator time periods, a three penalty
rule in effect (with the excep- 4. LFAA: 32 pts 3. Mullins (FMF/MWC) 3. Lebel (FMF/MWC) 3. Lauckner (LFAA) 3. Ryan (FADM)
I t’s back: the GCWCC Envi-
ronmental Hockey Tour-
nament, in which six teams
tion of interference) and a
minimum seven skaters plus
5. FADM: 15 pts 4. Saweczko (LFAA)
5. Rudderham (FADM)
4. Sicard (Trinity)
5. Bertling (FADM)
4. McWilliams (Trinity)
5. Francis (FADM)
4. Wood (Trinity)
5. LFAA (Lawton)
fight for the tournament’s The tournament will be a
bragging rights. With two single round robin format.
teams from each environ- Teams will be allowed up to
ment, these rights are up for 35 players on their roster, 2009/2010 COTW sports
grabs. Will it be Army Snipers, however, only 18 players will
Air Force Flyers, Navy Cen- be eligible to dress for any one Team Soccer Golf SloPitch Running Badm VBall Squash Points Place
tennial, Army Tanks, Air game. Each team must consist
Force Wings or the Navy of players who belong to the June June Sept Oct Oct Nov Dec
Destroyers? Come and cheer environment for which they
CFNES 30 100 80 45 50 50 70 425 1st
for your favourite team. It’s are playing (i.e. no Air Force
sure to be lots of fun, with a playing for Navy team). CFMWC/FMFCS 45 40 20 60 65 80 55 365 2nd
twist of competitiveness and So mark February 16 to 19
of course a chance to support on your calendar and come to MARLANT 0 85 65 20 80 65 0 315 3rd
the GCWCC. Don’t miss any the Environmental Hockey
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To participate in the tourna- Arena. Game times will be
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a minimum $100 entry fee it psphalifax.ca over the com-
TRI/ADAC 0 20 35 30 20 0 40 145 6th
which will be donated to the ing weeks for the most up to
GCWCC. The rules of the date schedule. For additional FADMO 0 0 0 90 10 20 10 130 7th
game include: no body con- details on the tournament,
tact, regular icing rules, slap please contact Jonathan Berg FLOG/FCE 0 70 0 0 0 10 0 80 8th
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Shearwater has its own
Tiger on the golf course
By Jason Price In international competition CWO Stuckless
12 Wing sports coordinator has medalled in the Senior Division in Jack-
sonville earning gold, in Pakistan earning a sil-
C WO Tony Stuckless; affectionately called
Tony the Tiger, has been playing military
golf now for more than 20 years. CWO Stuck-
ver, and bronze at Sun City, South Africa, and
Windhoek, Namibia. CWO Stuckless helped
the Canadians win two silver medals, and two
less, 12 Wing HQ WOps, essentially taught bronze medals in team competition at the
himself the game by pounding bucket after World Military Golf Championships as well.
bucket of balls on the driving range. He picked 2009 was especially fortuitous for CWO
up the game in his 20s and hasn’t looked back. Stuckless. Despite the minimal amount of
A member of Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club, rounds played this year that are typically
Tony the Tiger is on a first name basis with a required for high level of play, CWO Stuckless
lot of the membership. Often seen helping any managed to win gold at the first CF National
number of people with their game, he is a true held in 19 years in a strong field of competi-
ambassador to the sport of golf and has repre- tors. In the same competition he was awarded
sented Shearwater, CFB Halifax, and the CF the Dedication to Sport Award donated by the
with honour and sportsmanship. Royal Canadian Legion. “This award means
CWO Stuckless, currently playing off a 3 more to me than any medal I have ever won,”
index, has had many successful outings on the said CWO Stuckless, who was visibly stirred by
course. Some of his most notable accomplish- the trophy. The award is given out annually
ments include winning four regional champi- through a nomination process, and CWO
onships, and placing second in two others; win- Stuckless was the overwhelming winner.
ning the North Bay Golf and Country Club The year continued to get better on the inter-
Championship four times; winning numerous national front as well. CWO Stuckless helped
Wing/Base playdowns; and winning or placing his fellow Canadians win the Bronze medal at
in the top three of several invitational tourna- the sixth World Military Golf Championships,
ments across Ontario. secured a bronze in the Individual Senior Divi-
CWO Stuckless was identified early on to sion, and represented Canada to the fullest as
represent Canada in the CISM Golf Program, the team was presented with the Fair Play Tro-
at the first World Military Golf Championship phy which was voted on almost unanimously
hosted in Jacksonville, Florida. He has fin- by the other participating countries. All of this
ished in the top two at CISM Golf training occurred as he celebrated his 50th birthday in
camps on multiple occasions, earning him a style. “Maybe I should hang it up... there isn’t
spot on the team each time he was available much else I could do in a year to top this.” joked
for competition. CWO Stuckless. CWO Tony Stuckless, fondly known as Tony the Tiger, is a dominant force in CF golf.
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