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					          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
INSIDE




               CNC flag to fly during 2010                    Father and son share surface   Halifax and region   Environmental hockey
               PAGE 3
                                                              supplied dive                  programs for the     tournament in February
                                                                                                                  PAGE 25
                                                              PAGE 6                         whole family
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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.
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                                         for 2010
    December 15, 2009 — MFRC
                                                                                                                                              exotic visitors.                                Learn marksmanship, seamanship,
    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
    May 17, 2010 — DND Discounts                                                                 incredible period of growth as the new       such as discarded syringes on sidewalks      more information, contact 883-1952
    May 31, 2010                                                                                 North Atlantic run became more and           and streets. Many people had no shoes        or 832-4438.
    June 14, 2010 — MFRC                                                                         more profitable. Leading the way was         or they wore sandals full of holes, offer-
                                                                                                 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
    November 1, 2010 — Remembrance                                                               built. Launched on April 21, 1913, it        help collect shoes, send out invitations,    Building 4, Lower Base, Shearwater.
    November 15, 2010                                                                            represented all that was great about the     make memos, answer calls and deliver         For more information, please call 720-
         — MFRC/DND Discounts/Holiday Shopping                                                   liner era. Aquitania served in both world    donation requests. For more informa-         1580 or 24.sea@cadets.net.
    November 29                                                                                  wars as a hospital ship and troop trans-     tion or to make a donation please
    December 13, 2010 — Naval Centennial Year End Review                                         port and was a popular and regular           contact Kyle Warkentin at 858-2315
                                                                                                 visitor to Halifax after the Second          or 830-8392 or send an email to              615 (Bluenose) RCACS
    Editor:                                                                                      World War.                                   kylewarkentin@eastlink.ca.                   welcome new Air Cadets
       (902) 427-4235, fax (902) 427-4238                                                           On Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30                                                            615 (Bluenose) Royal Canadian Air
    Editorial Advisor: Mike Bonin                                                                p.m., marine surveyor David A. Walker                                                     Cadet Squadron is currently enrolling
       (902) 721-1968 • bonin.mb@forces.gc.ca                                                    will give a presentation titled Cruis-       Halifax Winter                               youth age 12 to 18 years. If you are
    Reporter: Virginia Beaton
       (902) 427-4231 • reporter@tridentnews.ca
                                                                                                 ing Aboard Cunard’s RMS Franconia.           Shelter Program                              interested in learning more about flying,
    Graphic Designer: Jeremy Cormier                                                             This will be based on two cruises            As winter approaches, Halifax’s home-        leadership, sports, music, and many
       (902) 427-4234 • onguardart@tridentnews.ca                                                aboard RMS Franconia that Walker took     less will need a warm place to visit. The       more exciting activities, step up to the
    Office/Accounts Clerk: Carrie Rabouin                                                        in 1949.                                  Out of the Cold Emergency Winter Shel-          challenge and join 615 Squadron today.
       (902) 427-4237 • accounts@tridentnews.ca
                                                                                                    On Sundays at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30     ter is looking for dedicated volunteers to      We parade every Wednesday evening,
    www.tridentnews.ca                                                                           p.m., join the staff of the Maritime      help run/support an emergency shelter           starting September 9, 2009, from 6:15
                                                                                                 Museum of the Atlantic to learn about     this winter. The shelter will be located at     to 9:15 at the Stadacona Drill Hall
    Advertising Sales:                                                                           the music of the sea. Sea songs and       St. Matthew’s United Church on Bar-             (Building S14, CFB Halifax), main
    Dave MacNeil & Wanda Priddle (902) 427-4232 • sales@tridentnews.ca                           sea shanties are an important part of liferington St. JTFA units or personnel inter-      entrance at the corner of Almon and
                                                                                                 at sea and of the cultures of the Mar-    ested in supporting this worthwhile com-        Gottingen St. in Halifax. For more
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War memorial honours the fallen
By James Whitehead




                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                           Christmas divisions
                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                               next year.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Commandant’s Commenda-
                                                                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                        ball rolling.”
                                                                                            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
                                                                                        on base.
                                                                                            “We have been seeing a
                                                                                        lot more mustaches lately,”
                                                                                        they said.
                                                                                            The team has not given up
                                                                                                                                Canadian
                                                                                        hope, however. Russell says
                                                                                        nothing is over until the final
                                                                                        tally comes in.
                                                                                            Give Me Mo, also had a
                                                                                                                                 Forces
                                                                                        team photo taken which they
                                                                                        placed on the front desk at the
                                                                                        12 Wing Shearwater Sports
                                                                                        Centre along with a blurb
                                                                                                                               Appreciation
                                                                                        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-
ness campaign.
                                   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
Coordinator John Gillies, and
fitness instructors Adam Leg-
                                   when they walk in and see four
                                   of us with these handlebar
                                                                                        themselves known.
                                                                                            We’d like to make it an
                                                                                                                              12 Lakelands Blvd. Bayers Lake Park
ere, and Noel Redmond. They        mustaches people are always                          annual thing,” said Russell.
have also recruited Isaac          like, ‘what’s the theme? why                         “We are looking forward to
Habib, a fitness and sports        are you doing this?’ on a pret-                      next year.”                          455-0566 www.halifaxchrysler.com
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    PTE KRISTEN MCCORD, FORMATION IMAGING SERVICES HALIFAX
    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
                                                                                                                       Decoration.
                                                                                                                          “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
                                                                                                                                                        Course (BPAAC).
                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                Upgrades to HMCS
                                                                                Fredericton’s networks
                                                                                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
                                                                                                                       and availability.
                                                                                                                                                               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




Never forget
                                                                                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
  CFNOS Staff would like to thank everyone for their
  continued support of these very worthwhile initiatives.          to remember.                                   enjoyed before them. To further strength-      the CNC office for more information at:
                                                                      “Not only is our team engaged in plan-      en ties with the community and recognize       +Marlant CNC@Halifax.




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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
                                                    command team.
                                                       “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,
conference co-chair.
                                                    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.davis@forces.gc.ca 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.belanger@rmc.ca.             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.




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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 sonia.lawrence@forces.gc.ca       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
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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.
  Cost: Free.
  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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meals with healthy ingredients.       Scrapbook Marathon                         6:30 to 8:30pm.                    Raising Responsible Kids                 and Sydney Garrison (Victoria Park).
You will be able to eat your yummy      Halifax site.                            Cost: $10/family.                     Halifax site.                         Email us at info@halifaxmfrc.ca.
creations, or take them home to         Join us for a whole day of scrap-        Casual Care provided, cost cov-       Do your children take responsi-       And don’t hesitate to contact (902)
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
January 28.                            Two nights, January 19 and 26.            Deadline to register: January 26. (Hampton Gray Memorial Building)


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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.               tbf@eastlink.ca.




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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
                                                                                                                                                                  stress.calm
                                                                                                                                                                    0800-1200 hrs      Stadacona


Forces are a family                                                                   23-24 Feb
                                                                                      7-8 Apr
                                                                                      18-19 May
                                                                                                           0800-1600 hrs
                                                                                                           0800-1600 hrs
                                                                                                           0800-1600 hrs
                                                                                                                              Stadacona
                                                                                                                              Dockyard
                                                                                                                              Shearwater
                                                                                                                                              (Fridays)
                                                                                                                                              25 Mar & 1 Apr
                                                                                                                                              (2-day workshop)
                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                    0830-1600 hrs
                                                                                                                                                                    0830-1600 hrs
                                                                                                                                                                                       Windsor Park
                                                                                                                                                                                       Shearwater
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,
a family. This is certainly evident       faction and comfort that even a pay         Joy.Geizer@forces.gc.ca or www.psphalifax.ca (click on Health Promotion Services).
during such occasions as the repatri-     cheque cannot offer.



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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


Environmental
                                                                     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
                                                                                                            A Seeds

                                                                                                   1. Couture (Trinity)
                                                                                                                                          B Seeds

                                                                                                                                 1. Wicks (LFAA)
                                                                                                                                                                      C Seeds

                                                                                                                                                              1. Elford (CFNES)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    D Seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                  a goaltender.
                                                                       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
of the action.                    Tournament at Shannon Park           LFAA/Hlth SVCS        15               55            10             75           35           35            25            250             4th
  To participate in the tourna-   Arena. Game times will be
ment, each team must submit       announced at a later date. Vis-      CFNOS                 60               30            50             10            0            0             0            150             5th
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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