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					                                                    Serving the Army in the West                                    NAIT hosting open house Oct. 15
                                                                                                                                CF members invited to explore career options
                                                                                                                                        Pages 8 and 12
                                                                                                               Exercise Limber Gunner tests artillery

                                                                                                                                          1 RCHA trains at CFB Shilo
                                                                                                                                          Pages 10 - 11
  Vol. 12, No. 18
  SEPT. 30, 2010                                                                                                                  CRA Programming
                                                                                                                                 Exciting fall activities and drop-in programs
                                                                                                       Pages 19 - 20


                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTO BY CAPT ROD DIETZMANN, 408 THS PAO
Aircraft technicians from 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron make final adjustments to a CH-146 Griffon helicopter. The Air Force personnel will soon participate in Exercise Maple Guardian at
CFB Wainwright prior to their deployment to Afghanistan. For more on this story, turn to page 5.

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                                                                                         Soldier awarded Sacrifice Medal
                                                                                            Lt(N) Michael McWhinnie                                                                                     “I want to do what I joined
                                                                                              Public Affairs Officer                                                                                 to do. I want to feel like I am
                                                                                                 CFB Esquimalt                                                                                       earning my pay as a soldier,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                     he emphasized. “As for the
                                                                                           The CFB Esquimalt Naval                                                                                   medal itself, I feel a bit con-
                                                                                         and Military Museum hosted                                                                                  flicted. It’s not the one anyone
                                                                                         a rare event on Sept. 14.                                                                                   wants to get. For me, it will be
                                                                                         R Ad m Nig e l G re e n w o o d                                                                             an outward sign of how resil-
                                                                                         spoke to a group of approxi-                                                                                ient all Canadians are. You
                                                                                         mately 20 people before he                                                                                  can hurt us but you can’t keep
                                                                                         pinned a Sacrifice Medal to                                                                                 us down. We will always come
                                                                                         the tunic of infantryman Cpl                                                                                back.”
                               Submitting Articles                                       William Edward Salikin.                                                                                        The Sacrifice Medal was
        The Western Sentinel does not have full-time reporters, photographers or           Standing in a room which                                                                                  first issued in 2009, although
    other clerical staff.We depend on you for your stories and photos!                   displays numerous Cana-                                                                                     eligibility is retroactive to
        So what makes a good story for the paper? Ask yourself the question,“Is it       dian military awards, RAdm                                                                                  2001.
                                                                                         Greenwood reflected on the                                               PHOTO BY LT(N) MICHAEL MCWHINNIE
    of interest to the military community?”                                                                                                                                                             It provides formal recogni-
        The military community includes serving and retired soldiers, Regular and        personal qualities of CF mem-      RAdm Nigel Greenwood, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific                   tion to those who are killed or
    Reserve. It also includes military families, cadets and civilian employees.This      bers who receive awards.           - Joint Task Force Pacific, awards the Sacrifice Medal to Cpl              wounded as a direct result of
                                                                                         “There are many types of           William Salikin.                                                         enemy action. The round sil-
    paper has many civilian readers as well who are interested in the CF.The paper
                                                                                         courage,” he said. “There is                                                                                ver medal bears a contem-
    reaches all Canadian Army units and bases across Land Force Western Area             the obvious courage required       civilians were also killed and     of a network of Joint Person-         porary effigy of Queen Eliza-
    (Thunder Bay, ON to Vancouver Island).                                               for battlefield service, but       10 were injured.                   nel Support Units (JPSU)              beth II with the reverse side
        Write about your jobs,your club,your hobbies and interests. Celebrate your       there is also the quiet courage       Cpl Salikin, originally from    intended to provide ill or            adorned by a representation
    successes and display your achievements.                                             exemplified by Cpl William         Grand Forks, B.C., has been        injured CF personnel and              of a statue that forms part of
        Articles may be mailed, e-mailed via the military system or civilian Inter-      Salikin’s continuing determi-      rehabilitating from wounds         their families with coordi-           the Canadian National Vimy
    net, or may be delivered in person to Room 224 of Building 181, 1 Area Support       nation to battle back from his     suffered to his arm, wrist,        nated, seamless and inte-             Memorial and the word “SAC-
    Group Headquarters (ASG). Submissions in person can be made on a 3.5 disk,           wounds.”                           neck and head. He credits the      grated care through the stages                   .
                                                                                                                                                                                                     RIFICE” The ribbon has a
    CD-ROM, or on hard copy.                                                               On Jan. 15, 2006 the driver      CF for improvements made to        of recovery, rehabilitation and       black central stripe, symboliz-
        Articles must include the author’s rank, first and last name, unit and phone      of an explosive-laden taxi         its casualty support organiza-     reintegration into military or        ing the mourning of the dead
    number.                                                                              swerved into a CF G-Wagon          tion.                              civilian life and employment.         and the shock of the wounds,
        Wherever possible, photos should be included with your article. The best         about one kilometre south of          “I feel the Army has come       Cpl Salikin is currently sup-         bordered on two sides by red,
    photo is an action shot. Digital photos should be of high resolution. If using       Camp Nathan Smith in Kan-          a long way in how it supports      ported by the JPSU Pacific            representing that blood has
                                                                                         dahar City. The suicide attack     injured soldiers,” said Cpl        Region office in Esquimalt.           been spilled.
    a scanner, set it to 300 dpi. Include a caption with the names of those in the
                                                                                         wounded Cpl Salikin and two        Salikin. “I am very grateful for      Cpl Salikin is optimistic             As of June, 544 Sacrifice
    photo and the name of the photographer. Include ranks and first names.                other soldiers, MCpl Paul          the help I have received.” Part    about his future and deter-           Medals have been awarded
        Be creative! If you have a great idea, contact us.                               Franklin and Cpl Jeffrey Bai-      of those ongoing improve-          mined to rejoin his regiment          nationally, including the post-
                                                                                         ley, and killed Canadian dip-      ments to casualty support          and resume his career as an           humous award to Glyn Berry,
                              The Western Sentinel                                       lomat Glyn Berry. Two Afghan       include the creation in 2008       infantryman.                          the only civilian recipient.
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                                                                                         Firefighter honoured
                                                                                                  Capt Glen Parent          at Edmonton’s Firefighter
    Commander of 1 ASG to provide advertising for The Western Sentinel.                        1 Area Support Group         Memorial Park.
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       The publication of advertisements in The Western Sentinel does not consti-        firefighters from across Can-      said Steve Shand, Cpl Hagan’s
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                                                                                         tary firefighter based at CFB      of his fellow firefighters.”       cle after Gerry is one of the         the Canadian Fallen Firefight-
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                   Stress injury clinic opens
           Jeff Sych               often result in individuals and       such services as medication
           Manager                 families feeling isolated or          and monitoring by a psychia-
    Alberta Health Services        that no one understands what          trist, individual talk therapies,
  Edmonton Operational Stress      they are going through. Some          couples counselling, family
         Injury Clinic             also believe that they can’t          therapy and group skill devel-
                                   be helped. The clinic’s open-         opment and education.
   The Edmonton Operational        ing is meant to get word out             The Edmonton OSIC was
Stress Injury Clinic (OSIC)        to these individuals and their        developed in consultation
officially opened on Sept. 8.      families — that they are not          with veteran’s organizations,
Although the clinic has been       alone, there is help and they         the CF and the RCMP. The
seeing clients for the past 18     can recover.                          clinic was built with their
months, the opening cere-             The Edmonton OSIC pro-             direct input to reduce the bar-
mony was significant for a         vides VAC disability assess-          riers that prevent those with
couple of reasons. First, the      ments, assessments for treat-         an OSI from seeking services.
high-profile event created         ment, and for the VAC reha-              For more information about
more awareness of how the          bilitation program. The mul-          services and how to obtain
clinic reaches out to military     ti-disciplinary team approach         a referral to the Edmonton
members and their families.        means that many of the serv-          OSIC, please contact the clinic
Second, the official opening       ices needed to support recov-         at (780) 342-2792 or phone
publicly reinforced the fact       ery from an OSI are located           Veterans Affairs Canada at
that there is a new resource       under one roof.                       1-800-268-7708. You can also                                                                PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF SYCH, ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
in northern Alberta which is          The OSIC team develops,            meet with a medical officer or
available for CF members.          with the individual, a treat-         social worker available on any      Laurie Hawn (left), Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre and Parliamentary Secretary
   Operational stress injuries     ment plan that can include            military base.                      to the Minister of National Defence, with dignitaries during the opening of the OSI clinic.

                                                                                 Soldiers awarded commendations
                                                                                 Lt Wright Eruebi            September 2008. His work           istan in 2008. “His ability to        sionate care and outstanding
                                                                                LFWA Public Affairs          ethic, quality of work and ded-    balance expediency with force         support to the wounded sol-
                                                                                                             ication quickly impressed his      protection minimized risks to         diers and their families.
                                                                           LGen Peter Devlin, Chief of       superiors. His actions helped      the troops and ensured timely,           MWO Olson now serves
                                                                         Land Staff, presented awards        to safeguard soldiers and, in      vital logistical support to Task      with 1 Area Support Group
                                                                         to four Land Force Western          one instance, he directly con-     Force units,” read his citation.      Headquarters in Edmonton.
                                                                         Area soldiers on Sept. 7 at         tributed to the prevention of         Capt Murphy of the King’s          Prior to that, he was the Chief
                                                                         CFB Edmonton. Capt William          a suicide attack. The citation     Own Calgary Regiment was              Clerk of 3 PPCLI and he was
                                                                         McAuley and MWO Roderick            read in part, “Capt McAuley’s      commended for her excep-              commended for his adminis-
                                                                         MacLellan were awarded the          leadership and professional-       tional performance and pro-           trative support to the families
                                                                         Chief of Defense Staff com-         ism contributed to the suc-        fessionalism as an Assisting          of the fallen and wounded sol-
                                                                         mendations and Capt Patri-          cessful preparation and con-       Officer. Her expertise in sup-        diers. His citation stated:
                                                                         cia Murphy and MWO Peter            duct of Task Force Kandahar        porting families of wounded              “MWO Olson performed
                                                                         Olson received Chief of Land        operations.”                       soldiers at the Landstuhl             with excellent professional
                                                                         Staff commendations.                   MWO Roderick MacLellan,         Regional Medical Center was           expertise and played a criti-
LGen Peter Devlin (left), Chief of Land Staff, presents a                  Capt McAuley, of 41 Cana-         also of 41 CBG, organized and      exceptional. Capt Murphy              cal role in providing continu-
commendation to Capt Patricia Murphy of the King’s Own                   dian Brigade Group in Cal-          led combat logistics patrols       was singled out by the Cana-          ous administrative support to
Calgary Regiment for service as an Assisting Officer for                 gary, deployed to Afghanistan       as a member of the National        dian staff at Landstuhl for her       the Battalion during a period
families of wounded soldiers.                                            as the leader of a field unit in    Support Element in Afghan-         very high standards, compas-          of turmoil.”

      Sinister 7 team survives the Sisters
     MCpl Teague Bruneau           son, MCpl Teague Bruneau,             moderate depending on the           enteen hours. Everyone put
     742 Signals Squadron          MCpl Rob Johnson, Cpl Jona-           grade of incline. Although          forth their best effort and
                                   thon Trudel, Cpl Remi Lavoie,         this race is only three years       it showed in the final rank-
                                   and Pte Olivier Dionne. They          old, the number of racers has       ing among the teams. The
   What an aptly named             trained five days a week for          already escalated to over 600       Bulldogs placed 21 out of 94
race. The Sinister 7 is a gruel-   months in preparation for the         — a sure sign of its appeal         teams, a very respectable fin-
ling 146 km ultra-marathon         competition. Long runs and            to runners who love to chal-        ish.
through rugged mountainous         crossfit made for an intensive        lenge themselves to beauti-            I’d like to thank our team
terrain that provides a chal-      training regimen to prepare           ful, treacherous, and excit-        captain, MCpl Scott Ville-
lenge for any fit person or a      them to be at the top of their        ing terrain. There is no doubt      neuve, the PSP staff and 742
punishing trial for those not      game come race day.                   that the number of racers will      Signals Squadron for organ-
prepared. Seven elite runners        This race is hosted by the          continue to rise as this event      izing and supporting our
from 742 Signals Squadron in       towns of Blairmore and Cole-          gains in popularity.                efforts. They made this race
Edmonton dared to partake          man, Alta. and was inspired              The race has a deadline of       happen for us.
in this daunting race, and it is   by the nearby Seven Sisters           27 hours to complete. This             It was a great personal chal-
certain that at the end, some      Mountain, which is in the             year it started at 7 a.m. on July   lenge for each member, and I
asked themselves, “Was that a      Crowsnest Pass. The race legs         10. Even though our team, the       hope that next year even more                                         PHOTO COURTESY OF 742 SIGNALS SQUADRON
challenge, or punishment?”         range from approximately 12           Bulldogs, was riddled with          CF members will participate        Members of the running team from 742 Signals Squadron
   The runners were Capt Rob       km to 33 km, and the diffi-           sudden injuries, they com-          in this arduous yet rewarding      recently participated in the Sinister 7 marathon in the
Thompson, Sgt Scott Simp-          culty ranges from extreme to          pleted the run in only sev-         ultra-marathon.                    Crownest Pass area of Alberta.
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 Dean Brody performs
 at Edmonton Garrison
        Capt Glen Parent             brought Mr. Brody to the base             Mr. Brody performed several
     1 Area Support Group            as part of Country Music Week             of his hits including “Undone,”
     Public Affairs Officer          – the prelude to the Canadian             “Dirt Roads Scholar,” and
                                     Country Music Association                 “Brothers.” Brothers is a mov-
  Canadian country music             Awards, which were held in                ing song about the difficulty of
artist Dean Brody performed          Edmonton on Sept. 12.                     having a loved one deploy for
for hundreds of country music           Chris Sheetz, a Program                a military mission.
fans at the Edmonton Garri-          Director at CISN FM, said,                   The song remains popu-
son on Sept. 9.                      “Dean’s performance was a                 lar on American and Cana-
  “Coming here to perform            small way for us to say ‘thank            dian country music radio
for the troops is a huge thrill      you’ to soldiers and their                and the U.S. Army presented                                                                                                               PHOTO BY ROBERT SCHWARTZ, EDMONTON GARRISON IMAGING
for me,” said Mr. Brody before       families. We hope everyone                Mr. Brody with a certificate of           Canadian country music artist Dean Brody performs during his visit to Edmonton Garrison on
his performance. “They do            in attendance enjoyed the                 appreciation for the song in              Sept. 9.
so much for us and I’m hon-          show.”                                    recognition of its impact on
oured to be among them.”                Following an introduction              soldiers and their families.              autographs and meet with                                 time out of his packed sched-                                      ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Forces” said Sgt Justin Red-
  CISN FM, an Edmon-                 by LCol Tom Bradley, the CFB                 Mr. Brody stayed behind                fans. “It was absolutely won-                            ule to show his continued                                   mond, the Garrison RSM’s
ton country music station,           Edmonton Base Commander,                  after his performance to sign             derful that Dean Brody took                              support for the Canadian                                    Assistant.

                                                                                         Lieutenant-Governor now a Knight
                                                                                          David Hook                     also attended the ceremony.                               a humanitarian organization                                operations in Alberta which
                                                                                        President & CEO                     The Order of St. John is an                            offering volunteer emergency                               issues over 140,000 training
                                                                                 St. John Ambulance - Alberta            international Order of the                                medical community services                                 certificates annually and pro-
                                                                                                                         Crown established by Royal                                and training in first aid and                              vides close to 30,000 hours
                                                                                  His Honour, Col (Ret’d) The            Charter and administered                                  related health and safety pro-                             of public service annually
                                                                               Honourable Donald Ethell,                 in Canada by the Governor                                 grams.                                                     through a volunteer network
                                                                               L i e u t e n a n t- G ov e r n o r o f   General and in the provinces                                 His Honour oversees the                                 of over 600 people.
                                                                               Alberta, was promoted in the              by the Lieuten-
                                                                               Order of St. John to the level            ant-Governors.
                                                                               of Knight of Justice. He was              The worldwide
                                                                               also installed as the Order’s
                                                                               Vice-Prior for Alberta during
                                                                                                                         Order of St. John
                                                                                                                         is responsible for                                                                  THIS DOC IS OUT...
                                                                               a ceremony on Sept. 11 at the             St. John Ambu-
                                                                               St. John Ambulance facility in            lance in 42 coun-
                                                                                  Dignitaries from the Gov-
                                                                                                                         tries and the St.
                                                                                                                         John Eye Hospi-                                                                            THIS DOC IS IN.                       DOUG (DOC) DONNELLY
His Honour, The Honourable Donald Ethell, is knighted by                       ernment of Alberta and the                tal and clinics in                                                                                                                    MMM.CD.
RCMP Cpl Al Fraser, Chair of St. John Council for Alberta, in a                Board of Directors for the                the Middle East.
ceremony at St. John Ambulance in Edmonton on Sept. 11.                        Order of St. John in Alberta                 The Order is
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            Air crews prepare to deploy
    Capt Rod Dietzmann           preparations for Exercise
       408 THS PAO               Maple Guardian at CFB
                                 Wainwright are also in full
   As members of Canadian        swing.
Helicopter Force (Afghani-          Members must condition
stan) Roto 11 continue their     themselves while assist-
deployment preparations,         ing non-Roto 11 personnel
the operational tempo is         with unit preparation.
really flying. The first two        Vehicles must be ready
weeks of September cer-          to roll, Griffon helicopters
tainly brought the mem-          need to be prepared, and
bers together.                   all other aspects of food,
   “Now that we have 408         communications, logistical
Squadron members and             and administrative support
augmentees in town, we           must be in place.
have launched a ver y               So, when not in brief-
demanding schedule,” said        ings, many Roto 11 mem-
LCol Brian Derry, the Com-       bers find themselves pitch-
manding Officer of CHF(A)        ing in.
Roto 11.                            With CHF(A) Roto 11’s
   “It has been hectic, but      aviation support role at
we have covered a lot of         Exercise Maple Guardian,
important basics while           it is critical to have all the
starting to build important      Griffons serviceable.
team bonds.”                        “It takes work by every-
   The training curriculum       one – even those on Roto
has included everything          11, including augmentees,”
from air mission training to     said Lt Jonathan Lemieux,                                                                                                           PHOTO BY CAPT ROD DIETZMANN, 408 THS PAO
cultural and media aware-        the Deputy Squadron Air-
ness.                            craft Maintenance and              Cpl Andy Sinclair (left), a flight engineer with 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, demonstrates how to load a casualty onto a
   Several guest speakers        Engineering Officer. “Any-         CH-146 Griffon helicopter.
have peppered the squad-         time they are not training,
ron members with briefings       they are on the floor help-
and other types of prepara-
                                 ing maintain.
                                    “It has been a real team
                                                                    happened without every-
                                                                    one pitching in.”
                                                                                                        hangar. Several members
                                                                                                        deployed to Afghanistan            Prématernelle francophone
   As this training unfolds,     effort that couldn’t have            There is a real buzz in the       for nine months so until
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                                                                                                        tively few personnel at the
                                                                                                        unit lines.
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                                                                                                        April 2011.

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  Colonel Sam Shaw, the 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Honorary Colonel, speaks                              your smile.
  with a veteran during the Battle of Britain Parade on Sept. 19 at the Edmonton City
  Centre Airport. This year marked the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain which was                   CALL TODAY!
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New horizons for BGen Coates
        Capt Rae Joseph              the ground, he began pre-de-           air defence and security of        work as much as I would have
          1 Wing PAO                 ployment training after being          the air space over the United      liked on the Chinook program
                                     selected to be appointed as the        States. CONR uses a collection     and a few other upcoming
   K I N G S T O N, O n t . — “ I    first Commander of the Cana-           of fighter aircraft, refuelling    requirements.”
would have been happy to             dianJTF-Afghanistan Air Wing           aircraft, ground and air based        And what was the one thing
remain with 1 Wing and tac-          in AfghanistanKandahar. He             radars and sophisticated           he would miss?
tical aviation, but I need to        led the deployment and estab-          communications systems to             “I will miss the family that
move on to make way for those        lishment of new air and avia-          respond to any aerial threats      I am leaving behind. I have
with such fantastic potential,”      tion capabilities in Afghani-          to U.S.A or Canadian Ssover-       grown up with the members
said BGen Christopher Coates         stan. It was during this period        eignty. In addition to the tra-    of 1 Wing. I have shared 20
before his Sept. 23 in regards       and under his leadership that          ditional threats, much of what     years of growth, dreams, dis-
to his upcoming Change of            Canada re-established its Chi-         CONR does changed after the        appointments, friendship and
c C o m m a n d e r p a ra d e o n   nook helicopter capability,            attacks of Sept. 9-111, 2001,      laughter with the men and
Thurs., Sept 23.                     directly in to the combat thea-        according to BGen Coates, and      women of 1 Wing. No one will
   BGen Coates passesd the           tre of operations.                     they are now structured and        ever take that away, but I con-
command torch of 1 Wing to              “During my period as Com-           postured to prevent a repeat of    sider the members of 1 Wing
Colonel Christiain Drouin            mander, 1 Wing has accom-              a similar attack.                  like family, and I will miss not
which was a déjà vu for them         plished things I could never              “I assist the Commander         sharing joys and frustrations,
- both as BGen Coates handed         have expected. We [Canadian            of CONR in ensuring that his       successes and challenges with
the controls of 427 Special          tactical aviation forces] are          assigned forces are ready to       this group of people who think
Aviation Operations Squad-           making a difference to Cana-           meet and respond to the chal-      similarly, who have come
ron over to Col Drouin in Peta-      dians in the most challeng-            lenges of today and tomor-         from similar backgrounds. I
wawa in 2006.                        ing combat circumstances,              row,” he said, adding that his     will miss the family.”
   over to Col Drouin who suc-       in Afghanistan,” BGen Coates           experiences in tactical avia-         The members of 1 Wing
ceeded the general as Com-           said adding. “In the process, I        tion taught him how to deal        exceeded all his expectations,
manding Officer for 427 Spe-         believe Canadian tactical avi-         with complex situations and        according to BGen Coates,
cial Aviation Operations             ation is seen by our Army and          how to work military solu-         over the last two years by
Squadron in Petawawa in              our allied partners as a world-        tions in a dynamic, challeng-      sending Griffons to Afghan-
2006.                                class capability. The risks of         ing environment. “Many of          istan, introducing Chinook
   “Col Drouin is eminently          failure were enormous, so              those skills are applicable to     helicopters directly into com-
qualified to be Commander of         to have this as the outcome            other situations, such as those    bat, together providing avia-
1 Wing,” BGen Coates said of         is phenomenal. During that             I face in CONR, however, I still   tion support to all phases of
his successor who just recently      time we also supported con-            have a lot to learn about my       1 Wing’s mission in Afghan-
returned from Afghanistan            tingency and domestic oper-            new position.”                     istan, supporting the Van-
where he served as as Roto 8’s       ations. We achieved every                 Looking back over his last      couver Olympics with a ter-
Commander of the Canadian            objective given to us by our           couple years, BGen Coates          rific composite aviation unit,
JTF-Afg Air Wing atin Kanda-         c o m m a n d e r s. B u t d o i n g   admitted two things – the one      responding to the disaster in
har Airfield.                        this has used every ounce of           thing he would have liked to       Haiti earlier this year, provid-
   ““He will know when and           energy, in every member of 1           have seen to fruition and the      ing critical support to the G8
how to seek advice and assist-       Wing.”                                 second was the one thing he’ll     summit and numerous other
ance and that approach will             Although this one chap-             miss.                              activities.
serve him well. That’s the           ter officially doesn’t “offi-             “I would have liked to have        “But it was the 1 Wing team
way our family works. If and         cially” closed onuntil Sept.           spent more time and energy         – the men and women of 1
when he asks for advice I will       23, BGen Coates has already            preparing for the future – for     Wing at six Squadrons and
be pleased to provide him my         begaun writing a new one as            example, participating more        the Wing HQ that did all that
thoughts.”                           the Deputy Commander Con-              in the development of the          – not me. I was simply for-
   BGen Coates’ term as com-         tinental United States NORAD           plan for the new CH-147F           tunate enough to be able to                                                  PHOTO COURTESY OF DND
mander has been a whirl              Region in Tyndall Air Force            Chinooks,” he said. “1 Wing        work with all those great team
wind to say the least. Within        Base in Florida. The Continen-         had to focus on preparing for      members. I am really happy         BGen Christopher Coates was recently appointed to the
a month of his appointmen-           tal NORAD Region, known as             immediate combat opera-            to have been a part of 1 Wing      position of Deputy Commander Continental United States
tof his proverbial boots on          CONR, is responsible for the           tions, so we were unable to        during this historic period.”      NORAD Region in Tyndall Air Force Base.
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        Eileen Bona M.Ed.
    Registered Psychologist
                                                        The war brain
                                    they “disordered, clinical,
                                    diagnosable, crazy?” The
                                                                       is in full action when we
                                                                       are in danger. Psychologi-
                                                                                                          wild. Their ancient brain cir-
                                                                                                          cuitry results in them being
                                                                                                                                                       Horses are great mir- non-intrusive, non-medi-
                                                                                                                                                     rors for human emotions. cated, calming, natural ways
                                    qualified answer is “no.”          cal changes include feel-          easily startled and when                   A sensitive horse will feed- to help our human brains
   From soldier to “disor-             At the time of a threat, the    ing more aggressive, angry         they are, their heads go high              back feelings of fear, uncer- return to balance.
dered.” From warrior to             human brain reacts simi-           and fearful and a “long term       into the air which triggers                tainty, anxiety, sadness or        It is a fact that when some
“outpatient.” From hero to          larly to that of a “prey ani-      fight/flight response” keeps       a chemical rush into their                 anger in their body posture, veterans return home from
“dischargee.” Too many of           mal.” Neuroscientist Mobbs         us in a a heightened state of      brains.                                    movements, position of their extended tours of duty there
our military folks, otherwise       (2007).                            fear and anxiety.                     The horses freeze and                   heads, breathing, licking and are sometimes unexpected
known as our upstanding                Mobbs found that peo-              Our fight/flight response is    their synapses stop firing.                chewing and much more.          feelings of isolation, anger,
Canadian citizens; our role         ple experienced a “freeze”         also controlled by the Sym-        Their reaction is neurologi-                 If people are hiding their fear or grief.
models of integrity, patriot-       response when they first           pathetic Nervous System            cal. They do not think, they               true emotions or are incapa-       Their brains have been
ism and sacrifice are return-       perceived a threat and at this     which is triggered when we         react by either “flighting” or             ble of understanding what soaking in a hormonal bath
ing to us from overseas dif-        time the front parts of their      perceive a threat, whether         fleeing from the object or sit-            they are, horses will react to for months on end, trigger-
ferent in a way that is earn-       brains showed the most             real or imagined.                  uation causing them distress               what is really happening.       ing all these feelings, keep-
ing them labels like “men-          activity.                             Psychological changes           or, if they can’t get away, they              The process is not easy, ing the soldiers “on their
tally ill” “mentally disor-            Forebrain activity pre-         include feeling more aggres-       will kick, bite or stomp it.               foolproof or immediate but toes” and in “high alert” to
dered” “damaged” or “bro-           pares our bodies to act phys-      sive, angry and fearful and           They react on their                     through working with horses, ensure their survival. Ani-
ken.”                               ically and determines ways         a “long term fight/flight          instincts which are driven                 people in “war brain” mode mal assisted programs run
   They are facing thera-           to avoid being harmed. It          response” keeps us in a            by their brain and nervous                 can learn to understand by qualified professionals
pists, counsellors and psy-         also keeps our midbrains           heightened state of fear and       system responses. They are                 that their condition is a nor- are plentiful. Perhaps it is
chologists to talk about their      inactive, which keeps us           anxiety.                           keenly “survival skilled” and              mal response that requires time this healing medium is
“depression” their “anxiety”        from moving so we can stay            In the brain of a horse, we     this served their species well             understanding, awareness brought forward to provide
and their “PTSD (Post Trau-         still and think. When a pred-      see the same brain patterns        in the last several hundred                and a return to peace time.     assistance to our Canadian
matic Stress Disorder).”            ator approaches, the fore-         at play. Whenever a horse          thousand years.                              Dogs are being recognized Forces personnel.
   They are taking medica-          brain functions shut down          experiences anything that             What happens when                       as a comfort and sup-
tions and hoping like hell          and the midbrain functions         is different, unknown, not         hyper-alert veteran meets                  port to warriors who
they can ascend from the            are activitated. The mid-          immediately recognized as          i n s t i n c t- d r i v e n h o r s e ?   have trouble sleeping,
depths of their memories,           brain activates what is called     safe it triggers into a “freeze”   Well, for one, they are both               nightmares and other
shut out the fury of their          “flight or fight” responses,       response.                          actively engaged in their                  fear-based reactions
recent horrifying experiences       our defensive system. We              This can be anything from       primitive survival minds.                  that assisted them in
and descend into a peace-           either run away from the           a piece of flying plastic to a     They are both on high alert                surviving the combat
ful, undisturbed sleep rou-         threat (flight) or stand and       kite, to a bicycle on the road.    and share a common under-                  zone.
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       NAIT supports your education
         Maj Ilene Fika                       Nancy saw a chance to take         NAIT Business Administra-
Area Personnel Selection Officer              advantage of this opportu-         tion Management Diploma.
        CFB Edmonton                          nity.                              Upon successful completion
   and Dawn Crosman – NAIT                       “I had always wanted to         of the RMBO, a QL4 RMS
           advisor                            further my education, but it       clerk requires only eight
                                              wasn’t until 2009, when my         additional courses to com-
   In 2001 Nancy Chicoine                     two boys were old enough           plete the Business Admin-
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Resource Management Sup-                      towards my goal to complete        willing to evaluate your mili-
port (RMS) Clerk. Nancy                       a degree,” said Nancy.             tary training and experience.
always wanted to continue                        The CF Advanced Credit to       For more information on the
her education both within                     NAIT programs helps. Trying        CF List of Advanced Credit to
and outside of the military.                  to get the course done with a      NAIT programming go to:
   “The military encourages                   busy job and a busy home    
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for their own education. And                     “In the military, we are        for-credit.htm
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tribute in a more meaning-                    merely a matter of getting a       Project Coordinator (780)
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form part of a member’s                       the online Introduction to         CFB Edmonton (780) 973-
annual performance review,                    Accounting course.                 4011 ext. 5824 or ext. 5759
so pursuing civilian educa-                      NAIT has developed a               Join us at the NAIT Open      MCpl Nancy Chicoine, who works in the Orderly Room at CFB Edmonton, is enrolled in
tion is a win-win situation for               list of over 20 military occu-     House on Oct. 15. As a spe-      continuing education courses at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
the soldier and the military.                 p at i o n s t hat hav e s o m e   cial salute to the CF Defence
   When NAIT recently                         advanced credit towards            Team, NAIT will be hosting       will be served. Enjoy the free   sonal perspective, and get a          learning approach that turn
announced its plan to                         NAIT programs. RMS clerks          CF Personnel, their families     information sessions and visit   sense of life at NAIT by vis-         our students into job-ready
provide RMS clerks with                       with QL3 will be granted           and DND employees. There         the booths of over 250 pro-      iting our classrooms, labs            graduates. Phone (780) 973-
advanced credit for some                      five advanced credits to the       will be free transportation      grams. Talk to students, fac-    and facilities. You’ll see the        4011 ext. 5824 or ext. 5759 to
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    Exploring the leader in you          Oct. 13 and 14 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                                                                                               Budget busting
      Strategic career think-                                                         Sandra Nolan                    moment you are spending                 There are numerous home                almost that easy as well. The
    ing and skills assessment               Oct. 19 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                  Freelance writer                 over a thousand dollars a               systems available that do the          only thing you have to do is
                                                                                                                      year on water. For stuff that           exact same thing the water             clean it. Most will go into the
                                                                               Bottled water: Better for              comes out of the tap.                   place does. Just on a smaller          dishwasher now. You will
     Harassment prevention                  Oct. 21 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.         you or not? The debate rages                 It tastes better you say?            scale. There is a large range          also have to fill it and place it
                                                                            on. Never mind that every                 Take this under consider-               of prices as well so check             into the fridge.
    Introduction to PowerPoint              Oct. 28 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.         other week there is a new                 ation - a lot of the bottled            around.                                   The good thing is you can
                                                                            study out calling the plas-               water out there is just plain              Check out the filtering             refill it throughout your day.
                                                                            tic bottles themselves into               old tap water. Some bot-                equipment available. There             If you get the right type of
                                                                            q u e s t i o n . E nv i ro n m e n -     tlers run it though a couple            are easy to install filters for        bottle you can refill it not
    Personnel Selection Office, CFB Edmonton                                tal and health concerns                   of processes to change the              your faucet or water jugs              only with water but coffee,
                                                                            aside, let’s look at this from            taste or remove impurities.             that filter the water and keep         tea and other hot beverages.
      Pete Davies (780) 973-4011 ext. 5819                                  a purely economic point of                The regulations for tap water           it cold in the fridge as well.         Any item that can do more
                                                                            view. The disposable water                are more stringent than                    That’s a double bonus               than one thing is always
         NAIT open house                                                    bottles are just disposing of             those for the bottled water             since you don’t run the tap            good for the budget.
                                            Oct. 15 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
          Location: NAIT                                                    your income.                              industry.                               to get cold water. It’s a much            Sandra Nolan is a free-
                                                                               The following example                     If taste is what you are             cheaper option.                        lance writer from Rocky
     SCAN transition briefing                                                shows how quickly the costs               worried about, try one of the              Now let’s consider the              Mountain House. Her work
        Location: NAIT                   Oct. 19 and 20 Timings TBA         add up.                                   huge numbers of home sys-               convenience angle. Yes, it is          can be found in various
                                                                               For a family of four, say              tems out there. In the long             very easy to just reach into           Alberta newspapers.
                                                                            one bottle each per day at                run they will be a lot cheaper          the fridge and grab a bottle              Contact her at slnolan@
      O.T. monthly briefing                    Oct. 22 9 - 10 a.m.           a cost of one dollar for each             than buying bottles.                    of water on your way out the  with any ques-
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                                                                            thinking it is only a buck a              sold is reverse osmosis.                   The reusable bottle is
       Education briefing                      Oct. 22 10 - 11 a.m.          day each. Correct but it adds
    Location: PSO classroom                                                 up to outrageous amounts
                                                                            quickly. That buck soon
SCAN medical information seminar                                            becomes $4 a day, then $28
        Location: NAIT                       Oct. 26 Timings TBA            a week. At that rate we will
                                                                            spend $112 in one month.
                                                                               Still think it’s no big deal?
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                A girl and a gun
        Aspen Gainer              fire, illumination, or creat-   and the gunner pulls the         spin and increased pro-
      Student Journalist          ing smoke screens. This big     lanyard, sending the shell       pulsion. When the lanyard
                                  gun is run by a minimum         shooting off into the dis-       is pulled, it triggers the fir-
   I love guns, so I was espe-    seven-soldier detachment.       tance. If you pay close          ing pin which hits the cap,
cially thrilled to straddle the      The rounds are assem-        enough attention, you can        igniting a spark that sets off
trails of a 2-tonne howitzer,     bled by hand. The correct       even track its path for a lit-   the charge and pushes the
yank the lanyard and brace        charge (from one to seven       tle while before the shell is    shell out of the casing and
against the recoil of the 105     pouches filled with cordite,    lost to the naked eye.           out of the barrel. The empty
mm, 33 pound round flying         an explosive similar to gun-       Before Sept. 13, I didn’t     casing is propelled out of
from the barrel. On Sept. 13      powder) is placed in the        know anything about how-         the back end of the barrel.
and 14, I got a close up view     casing and then the casing      itzers. Now, I understand        Same mechanism, larger
of artillery with 1 Royal         is fitted onto the shell. As    that they really aren’t much     scale.
Canadian Horse Artillery          the round is being assem-       different from the rifles I         So, do I feel different now
at CFB Shilo, Man. during         bled, the gun’s elevation       shot as a farm kid.              that I have used a gun you                                                     PHOTOS BY ASPEN GAINER
Exercise Limber Gunner.           and bearing are adjusted.          Size aside, the mecha-        need to ride to shoot? Not
   The C2 105 mm Howit-              When everything is ready,    nism is pretty much the          so different. But having          Gnr Preston (left), MBdr Brown (middle) and Gnr Johnson
zer is a 2,264 kg gun with        the firing orders come over     same—the barrel has              the chance to fire a howit-       (right) of B Battery, 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery await
a range of 11 km. It can be       the radio, the second-in-       rifling on the inside to give    zer was a very unique and         orders during Exercise Limber Gunner on Sept. 14 at CFB
used for direct or indirect       command gives the word,         the shell that stabilizing       memorable experience.             Shilo, Man.

The breech of a C2 105 mm howitzer. The weapon has a range of 11 km.                               MBdr Brown verifies the elevation and bearing of a howitzer before firing during Exercise
                                                                                                   Limber Gunner.
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Flying kitchen serves hot meals
       Kim Collins-Lauber           out in the field.”                 ers going.
       Student Journalist              Cpl Young was cleaning up          Little preparation is done
                                    after serving breakfast to about   ahead of time to ensure that
   CFB SHILO, Man.-When             300 troops in the field on Sept.   troops are served the freshest
people think of military exer-      13 at CFB Shilo, where 1 RCHA      meals possible.
cises and combat, food is not       was taking part in Exercise           When a kitchen is deployed
generally the first thing that      Limber Gunner.                     to the field, the cooks don’t
comes to mind. It is, however,         An ability to adapt quickly,    have the luxury of having a
a very important part of train-     good organizational skills,        building close by filled with
ing for troops.                     and the ability to work as a       supplies in case they forget
   “The food that we prepare        team together are important        something.
is the morale of the guys,” said    traits of an effective kitchen        “The biggest thing is being
Cpl Rob Young, one of the           staff. They could be called out    seasoned — no pun intended
cooks in 1st Regiment, Royal        to deploy a kitchen at any time    — in the field and knowing
Canadian Horse Artillery (1         — sometimes in the middle of       how to utilize your equip-
RCHA) flying kitchen. “We put       the night.                         ment,” said Cpl Young.
out good food for the guys and         The “flying kitchen” is a          “When you have to feed
they appreciate it.                 trailer that folds up for ease     lasagna to 400 people and
   “There’s nothing better than     of moving and takes about 45       you’ve got four ovens to cook it
having a fresh meal after a day     minutes to set up with burn-       in, you have to be organized.”

                                                                                                          Top: Pte Audrey Blanchet
                                                                                                          prepares hamburger soup
                                                                                                          in a flying kitchen during
                                                                                                          Exercise Limber Gunner
                                                                                                          Sept. 13 and 14 at CFB Shilo.

                                                                                                          Right: Pte Blanchet and Cpl
Troops participating in Exercise Limber Gunner line up for a hot meal in the field, courtesy of            Cory Breen prepare a meal
the flying kitchen.                                                                                        for soldiers.                                                         PHOTOS BY KIM COLLINS-LAUBER

                                              Medic loves her job
    Kim Collins-Lauber             ber Gunner on Sept. 14.         an advertisement in her          tary life that MCpl For-
    Student Journalist                She credits her 12           local paper. She hasn’t          ester appreciates. Look-
                                   years in the military (the      looked back since.               ing back at her life as a
  CFB SHILO, Man.—                 first six were spent in the        Being part of the mili-       civilian, she feels that
Being in the militar y             Reserves) with making           tary family has changed          she was living in a bub-
changes people.                    her the relaxed person          her in other ways as well.       ble, noting a big differ-
  For MCpl Lisa Forester,          she is today.                   MCpl Forester said she           ence between civilian
the changes have been                 “I don’t take things as      appreciates the simple           and military workforces.
so positive that she can’t         seriously as I used to,”        things in life more.                “In the civilian work-
imagine doing anything             said MCpl Forester.                “I’m a girl, so I like to     force, you won’t neces-
else with her life.                   “It would be very hard       shop,” she said. , “But I        sarily put yourself out for
  “I love my job,” she             to offend me now. The           also don’t have a need           someone you don’t get
said. “I think I have the          little things don’t bother      for possessions. I really        along with.
best job in the world.”            me anymore.”                    appreciate my fam-                  “But, in the military,
  MCpl Forester, a medic              With a love of serving       ily more. They are my            you would let that per-
with A Battery, 1st Regi-          people and caring for           number one priority in           son drink from your can-
ment, Royal Canadian               them, becoming a mili-          life.”                           teen if they need water,
Horse Artillery, was in            tary medic seemed an               Working together as           and you’ll still take care
the field at CFB Shilo             obvious choice for MCpl         one cohesive unit is             o f t h e m a n d p ro t e c t
supporting Exercise Lim-           Forester when she saw           another quality of mili-         them.”                           MCpl Lisa Forester provided medical support during Exercise Limber
                                                                                                                                     Gunner which occurred on Sept. 13 and 14 in Shilo, Man.
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Soldiers in gruelling Nijmegen March
       MCpl Jody Harting          remaining two days of the         to expect we began march-
            2 PPCLI               week were spent with PSP          ing along the route, but then
                                  staff doing spin classes and      at around 5:30 we walked
   The annual Nijmegen inter-     core/circuit training workouts    around a corner and there
national four-day march           focusing on legs which proved     were hundreds of local resi-
occurs in in the Netherlands.     to be very helpful.               dents lining the streets wait-
It is a rigorous and prestig-        By the first week of July      ing to greet us. This over-
ious event that draws approxi-    most of the team had racked       whelming support carried on
mately 45,000 marchers from       up over 650 km and were very      throughout the four days.
50 countries and is witnessed     well prepared to be put to the       The welcome we received
by over 1 million spectators.     test.                             in every village we walked into
   The CF has participated in        The team arrived in Eind-      was overwhelming. The most
this event since 1952. The 94th   hoven on July 17 and jumped       memorable day for us was the
Nijmegen March was held July      on buses en route to Camp         third day when we marched
20 to 23, and military partici-   Heumensoord in the city of        into the town of Groesbeek,
pants were required to com-       Nijmegen. After getting a         where we had the privilege of
plete the 160 km march over       quick lay of the ground we        paying respects to our fallen
four days while wearing CAD-      were cut loose to go explore      brothers at the Canadian War
PAT uniforms and carrying         the city.                         Cemetery. Walking through
a rucksack with a minimum            The next day we made the       the rows of the 2,338 Cana-
load of 10 kg.                    four-hour drive to Vimy Ridge,    dian soldiers buried there I
   Our training for the           where we were greeted by stu-     found a soldier who was only
Nijmegen March started on         dents from Canada who had         16 years old. I laid my poppy
Apr. 5. The team consisted of     being studying military history   on his grave, geared up and
two soldiers from 2 PPCLI,        in the area for the past three    carried on for the remaining                                                      PHOTOS COURTESY OF MCPL JODY HARTING, 2 PPCLI
three from 1 Royal Cana-          months. The students took         15 kms of the day.                The Nijmegen March team visited
dian Horse Artillery, and one     us on a very insightful tour of      For me this was a once in a    the Vimy Memorial in France to
member of Area Support Unit
Shilo. The two members from
                                  the site through the tunnels
                                  and trenches from the battle,
                                                                    lifetime opportunity. It was
                                                                    a very proud four days to be
                                                                                                      honour fallen Canadian soldiers
                                                                                                      from the First World War.
2 PPCLI were MCpl Jody Har-       focusing on the employment        wearing the Canadian uni-
tling and Pte Brent Peters.       of Canadian troops and the        form.
   Training began with short      tactics they used to take
marches of 10 km the first        Vimy Ridge.
week. The second week it             T h e n e x t d ay t h e
jumped into 15 km and 20 km       marching began. Rev-
marches, and then moved up        eille was at 3:30 a.m.
to 20 km and 40 km marches        and we stepped off at 5
until deployment. The             a.m. Not knowing what
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                              SUNRAY: A
        Reviewed by
                             book review
                                  community as it is about            plete definition of family           has brought us a well
       Lori Truscott              one person.                         restricted her ability to see        researched and well
    Public Affairs Officer          Fortney admittedly                that Nichola was part of             told book that is as
         CFB Shilo                wasn’t very familiar with           two communities, or fami-            complete as a biogra-
                                  the military prior to her           lies, that were not mutually         phy ever can be. It’s
   Journalist and author          decision to write the book.         exclusive. For Nichola, at           extremely difficult to
Valer ie For tney begins          That bias shows through at          least, it was quite possible         write about the life
her telling of Capt Nichola       the book’s weaker points.           to be part of each and still         of someone who is
Goddard’s life by taking          Nichola is portrayed as             feel whole. At times, Fort-          still very fresh in our
the reader to the action in       constantly defending her            ney, the journalist, seems to        memories. Any one of
May 2006, and the reason          choice of career. Through-          be not quite understanding           us who knew Nichola
for writing the book. That        out Nichola’s personal              her subject matter, but writ-        will approach this
action and what followed          growth at RMC and during            ing the story anyway.                book with interest,
are detailed within the first     her posting to 1 RCHA in               One of the themes in the          and with a some-
chapter.                          Shilo Fortney writes of the         book is gender and how               what jaundiced
   Subsequent chapters            conflict within and with-           it did, or did not, affect           eye. We remember
travel back in Nichola’s          out.                                Ni c h o l a’s c a re e r p a t h.   our own version of
life to weave a story of a          Writing as the prover-            Always the “elephant in the          events and have
woman who from an early           bial outsider does give             room” throughout her CF              our own stories to
age showed that required          Fortney unprecedented               experience, Nichola her-             recall. SUNRAY is
combination of determina-         access to Nichola’s child-          self would not let the fact          a worthwhile read
tion and compassion to be         hood and civilian life but          she was a woman affect her           and we will man-
a leader in the CF. SUNRAY:       she has a limited under-            choices. Fortney, however,           age to fill in the
The Death and Life of Cap-        standing of esprit de corps         tries to make the case that          gaps in Fortney’s tapes-
tain Nichola Goddard is as        and the camaraderie of sol-         it did.                              try of the events of Nicho-
much a story of family and        diering. Fortney’s incom-              Ultimately, Fortney               la’s life.

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      Stand against family violence
         Tanya Pankiw                 seniors are immune. Seven                  physical or behavioural signs                                                        manding officers have specific    nity in talking about family         Watch for the Family Vio-
   Health Promotion Manager           per cent of males report being             of abuse among the victims,                                                          professional obligations to       violence in order to promote     l e n c e Te a m a t t h e C F B
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show that 51% of Canadian             impacts operational readi-                 ever, these events or associ-
women have experienced at             ness, work performance, good               ated emotions do not justify
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MFRC celebrates 20th anniversary
             Jennifer Bosch                     several high-profile guests. They
      Marketing & Communications                included Senator Tommy Banks,
              Coordinator                       who is a patron on the MFRC, LCol
            Edmonton MFRC                       Al Markowicz, a former base com-
                                                mander and LCol Tom Bradley,
   The Edmonton Garrison’s Mil-                 the current base commander. They
itar y Family Resource Centre                   joined
(MFRC) was enormously pleased                      Kaetlyn Corbould, the Edmonton
at the turnout                                                 MFRC Board President,
for their 20th                                                 to speak to the crowd.
Anniversary                                                       All guests enjoyed the
celebration on                                                 petting zoo provided by
Sept. 18. The                                                  Horse Sence. There were
event occurred                                                 also various displays
indoors at the                                                 hosted by 1 Military
Lecture Train-                                                 Police Unit, the Garri-
ing Facility at                                                son Fire Department
CFB Edmon-                                                     and the Lord Strathco-
ton because of                                                 na’s Horse (Royal Cana-
the unseason-                                                  dians).
ably chilly weather.                               The armoured vehicles drew
   Bob Mann, the MFRC Deputy                    quite a bit of interest from every-
Director, estimated that 450 to 500             body. The Royal Canadian Artillery
people attended the event.                      Band provided musical entertain-
   “It was a great opportunity to               ment as participants enjoyed games
celebrate with the community we                 and crafts provided by the CRA and                                                                                                  PHOTO BY JENNIFER BOSCH, EDMONTON MFRC
serve, and the turnout was incredi-             the MFRC’s
ble,” said Mann. The military fami-                F ra n c o p h o n e S e r v i c e s a n d   Kaetlyn Corbould (right), Edmonton MFRC Board President, and other dignitaries cut the cake during the MFRC’s
lies who participated were the real             Deployment Services.                            20th anniversary festivities on Sept. 18 at CFB Edmonton.
celebrities, however there were

           Life at the MFRC
        Jennifer Bosch                    getting underway around                    The fruit, Frost says, is one
 Marketing & Communications               the Base, including the Mil-            to “cherish in hand, lift down,
         Coordinator                      itary Family Resource Cen-              and not let fall.”
       Edmonton MFRC                      tre (MFRC). In fact, there is              As the night lengthens,
                                          quite a bit of renewal hap-             becomes equal with day and
  School has begun, the                   pening at the MFRC, with                surpasses it after the autumn
autumn equinox approaches,                new Deputy Director Bob                 equinox, the MFRC con-
and as Robert Frost wrote,                Mann on board, helping out              tinues to care for its crop of
“Essence of winter sleep is on            Executive Director Roza Par-            classes and families, provid-
the night.” With the fading of            lin. There is a new staff in the        ing life’s apples for those who
summer, and the encroach-                 Communications and Mar-                 are the strength behind the
ment of autumn, it seems                  keting Department as I have             uniform.
nature is readying for dor-               joined the team. A new Fund                References are to Robert
mancy. Yet people are begin-              Development Coordinator,                Frost’s poem, After Apple
ning to move faster than ever,            Barry Turner, is all set to heat        Picking. For more infor-                                                             PHOTO AND STORY BY JENNIFER BOSCH, EDMONTON MFRC
increasingly busy as they pre-            things up at the MFRC. And              mation on the Anniversary
pare for the months ahead of
us, stuck indoors. As leaves
                                          employment and volunteer
                                          opportunities continue to be
                                                                                  Celebrations, volunteer or
                                                                                  employment opportunities,                                      Gorillas in the park
wither, life at the Edmonton              available throughout the sea-           please visit the Edmonton
Garrison is flourishing.                  sons.                                   Garrison MFRC @ www.fam-             Edmonton-based soldiers participate in the city’s Gorilla Run on Sept. 11 in Laurier Park.
  T h e Fa l l C o m m u n i t y             These programs, activities  or call (780) 973-       Funds raised will support the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund.
G u i d e i s i n c i rc u l at i o n ,   and the excited staff are the           4011 ext. 6300.
classes and programs are                  ‘apples’ of the MFRC.
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         Nicole Abbott
                                                        Are you in balance?
                                          24 hours in every single day.                         3. Is really going to matter   with yourself. Are you on the     each day, jot down one thing          tant to you.
   Health Promotion Manager               Time management doesn’t                           in five years. How important       career path that you really       that you feel good about hav-            Life is too short to hate
         CFB Edmonton                     mean that we can plan our                         is it to you?                      want? If not, what do you want    ing accomplished at your job          Sunday nights because you
                                          day based on a 48 hour clock                          Research shows that people     to be doing and how can you       and one thing you feel good           dread Monday mornings. Be
  According to the Canadian               and cram more into our 24                         who are able to spend their        make it possible? Research        about having done for yourself        honest with yourself: What
Mental Health Association, 58             hours, it’s based on planning                     time doing the things they         has shown that an essential       or with friends or family. Use        are you passionate about?
per cent of Canadians report              our days realistically with the                   enjoy, while balancing profes-     key to happiness is liking your   the journal to reflect on what        What makes you happy?
feeling overloaded from try-              time we have. How we choose                       sional and personal priorities,    everyday profession.              makes you happy and what              What keeps you motivated?
ing to balance pressures from             to spend our time – whether                       experience a greater sense of         2. Slow down: Reclaim your     doesn’t. The patterns you dis-        Ask yourself these important
home, work, family, friends,              focusing our attention on                         control over their lives. Work-    personal life. Schedule dates     cover will help you make bet-         questions to keep yourself
and life in general. Are you a            tasks, dealing with unex-                         life balance is an extension of    with your friends and partner     ter decisions in the future.          in balance and on the career
part of this statistic?                   pected distractions (or daily                     your time management skills –      or spouse. Be proactive and          5. Reach Out: Ask for sup-         path that will be most fulfill-
  The fall months can be                  hassles), or planning time to                     it’s finding a balance between     schedule time for yourself in     p o r t f ro m t h o s e y o u a re   ing to you.
particularly difficult due to             be proactive – is the variable                    your multiple roles and goals      advance and treat those com-      close to or from a profes-               If you want more infor-
shorter days and fewer hours              which you can control.                            (professional and personal),       mitments as seriously as you      sional. Health Promotion’s            mation on nutrition, social
of daylight leaving us feel-                Look at your priorities and                     and achieving happiness in         would a work commitment.          Stress: Take Charge is a great        wellness, active living and
ing like we have less time for            ask yourself if what you’re                       both. When you manage your            3. Use visual cues: Keep a     resource for helping you              injury prevention, or addic-
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no wonder why some get the                your goals (short term and                        friends, you are less likely to    ers like a picture from a fam-    you do have control over –            (780) 973-4011 ext. 6146,
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enough time!” But time is                 they don’t have enough of                         blahs to reclaim your life:        stress.                           ing your time in a way that           Edmonton, Health Services,
not the variable – we have                their own.                                            1. Know your goals: Be real       4. Journal: At the end of      reflects what’s truly impor-          and then Health Promotion.

     Edmonton Garrison Base Chapels
The Edmonton Garrison base chapels are at                            Parish Pastoral Council meet 3rd Sunday of
the corner of Mons Avenue and San Fortunato                          each month, 9 a.m.
Crescent.                                                            Choir — Meet Wednesday evenings
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday                        CHAPEL OF ST. LUKE AND ST. JOHN
                                                                                                                                                           ueen’s Own
Telephone: (780) 973-4011 ext. 4999                                                (Protestant)
Fax: (780) 973-4051
               (Roman Cathloic)
Chapel Life Coordinator Fr. Jean El Dahdouh
                                                                   Chapel Life Coordinator (CLC) Padre Kenneth
                                                                   Telephone: (780) 973-4011 ext. 1492
                                                                   Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                    Q        ameron Highlanders
Telephone: (780) 973-4011 ext. 4983
Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.
                                                                   Sunday School: Children up to 10 yrs (con-
                                                                   current with Worship Service)
                                                                                                                                                             of Canada
 Weekday Mass: Tues–Thurs, 12:15 p.m.                              Youth Group: 11 yrs old and up (concurrent
Baptismal Prep: Last Sunday of each month                          with Worship Service)
— mandatory for every baptism
Baptism: First Sunday of each month
                                                                   Baptism: Call CLC at (780) 973-4011 ext. 1492
                                                                   Protestant Ladies Guild: Meet second
Marriage: Six months notice
Confession: By appointment or before Mass
                                                                   Wednesday of each month
                                                                   Senior Choir: Every Thursday, 7 p.m. Septem-
Sacrament of the Sick: By appointment                              ber - June.                                                                                                                   October 22-24, 2010
Programs/Classes                                                   Emergency Chaplain (during silent hours):                                                                                     Winnipeg, Manitoba
  Children’s Liturgy during mass                                   through Base Operator, (780) 973-4011 – ask
  Catholic Women’s League — Meet second                            for Emergency Chaplain.                                                                                                         Friday,      October 22
  Tuesday of each month                                                                                                                                                             Welcome “Meet & Greet” Evening

                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday,          October 23
                                                                                                                                                                          Freedom of the City Parade, Presentation
                                                                                                                                                                         of Commemorative Plaque to the Province
                                                                                                                                                                                     of Manitoba and Gala Dinner

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sunday,         October 24
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   It has been said
                                    Who owns the night?
                                                object. By staring at account various conditions          I could do to avoid the moose,      lights on when it is clearly        cate you are stopped at the
that with all the                               this object my imag- and considerations when              I didn’t see it until it was too    dark outside? Driving in the        side of the road. Weather per-
high-speed night                                ination went wild. driving in the dark of night.          late. Thankfully, I was not         dark without your headlights        mitting, get your family out
vision equip-                                   I thought, and will Reduced visibility can cause          injured and my car was OK           on is just asking for an acci-      of the vehicle and away from
ment we have in                                 swear today, that some drivers to dread getting           to continue on driving, but I       dent.                               the vehicle if you are going to
our inventory, we                               t h e re w e re ma n y behind the wheel at night,         could have had a much differ-          Use your high beams when         be at the side of the road for
own the night. I                                men dancing around and they will avoid it as much         ent story to tell. I didn’t panic   driving on a road that is not lit   an extended period of time.
will have to say                                that tree line I was as possible.                         and I was also lucky.               by street lights or other light-    There have been cases where
this is not true.                               staring at. In fact        Spring and fall are the           Nighttime driving totals         ing and always look beyond          another vehicle has stuck the
Great kit will not Billy                        there was no one times when more animals                  25% of all road trips, but more     the part of the road illumi-        broken down vehicle, killing
make you a bet-                                 there, at night if you such as deer, elk or moose         than 40% of traffic fatalities      nated by your headlights. You
                                                                                                                                                                                  passengers inside.
ter soldier in the                              think you see some- wander across the roads and           occur at night, according to        should be able to see 12 sec-          Night operations do not
field unless you SURVIVAL                       thing do not stare at highways. In the dark those         Transport Canada. Once the          onds travelling distance in         have to be stressful and scary.
p ra c t i c e u s i n g                        it. Look away from animals can be a serious haz-          sun goes down familiar roads        front of you when driving at        Many people enjoy driving at
this kit. Working                               the object and then ard if you do not pay atten-          can seem very unfamiliar. We        night.                              night and will only travel at
at night is not a normal thing      go back. I usually look left and tion at all times when driving.      lose much of our colour rec-           Many drivers are unsure          night.
that our body is accustomed         then right of the object, then If you see an animal on the            ognition, depth perception          when they should dim their             Bolen’s Survival developed
to. It’s very different, because    at the object for a very short road when driving slow down            and peripheral vision in the        headlights from high beams          a set of 106 Common Sense
most of us have been work-          time.                                and honk your horn. Do not       dark.                               to low beams. Your head-            Security Cards, which provide
ing, playing and just surviving        S ounds seem to travel swerve into oncoming traf-                     Vehicles driven with their       lights must be dimmed at            information so your family,
in the daytime.                     better at night due to your fic or drive erratically, remain          lights on at all times are less     least 200 metres (650 feet) in      friends and you will feel safe
   Here is a little test you can    heightened sense of security calm.                                    likely to be involved in col-       advance of oncoming vehi-           and secure no matter where
do to show you the difference       and less noise from the day’s          L ess likely to be seen,       lisions than those operated         cles and must be kept dim           you are. Our cards are avail-
between doing something             activity. At night your sight moose are so tall that their            with their lights on only at        until the vehicle has passed.       able in Edmonton at the 1
that is second nature to you        plays a role too, and                           eyes are normally     night, studies have shown. In       When driving at a speed of          PPCLI Kit Shop, in Shilo at the
and something different. Take       things may appear                               above the beams       Canada we have daytime run-         100 km per hour, you should         2 PPCLI Kit Shop and Supply
a pen and paper and sign your       l a r g e r a n d f a r-                        of most vehicle       ning lights for newer vehicles,     dim your headlights when the        Sergeant in West Edmonton
name. Then write the first five     ther away. It takes                             headlights. This      but older vehicles may not          oncoming vehicle is about           Mall. If you would like to con-
things that express how you         approximately 30                                happened to me        have these.                         eight to 10 seconds away.           tact Billy or Dolly Bolen about
signing your name felt. For         minutes to get your                             while driving from       How many times have you             If your vehicle breaks down      Bolen’s Survival, please e-mail
example, you could say it felt      night vision, and a                             Grande Prairie to     been driving and witnessed          at night make sure you use          us contact rangerbolen@hot-
normal, easy and neat.              single flash of light                           Edmonton quite        a vehicle without their head-       your hazard lights to indi-
   Now sign your name using         to destroy it. That’s                           a few years ago. A
the other hand, and write           why if you are walk- Dolly                      large moose ran
a few things down about             ing along a road at                             into the side of my
how that felt (hard, awk-
ward, messy, etc.). You see
                                    night and a vehicle         Bolen
                                    passes by you, close SURVIVAL
                                                                                    small car at night
                                                                                    and all I could see                             Set a New Course ...
that when you try something         one eye and don’t                               were tall, hair y
that your body is not used to,
                                                                                                             SCAN Transition Seminar and
                                    stare at the light                              legs coming for
things become more unfamil-         with the other eye.                  my car. The moose took off
iar or difficult.                      Now, this could be a good the passenger side mirror
   Typically, a night opera-        survival tip if you have to walk and its hair was found in the
tion is more difficult to con-
duct and also puts more men-
                                    alone at night. Carry a small hatchback of my car. That was
                                    light, and if someone tries to a very terrifying experience
                                                                                                             Medical Information Seminar
tal strain on the troops. Ever      ambush you, shine the light for me, and there was nothing
                                                                                                             Submit your names to your
since we were kids, the only        right into their eye to
                                                                                                             Unit Training Co-ordinator
thing that came out at night        blind them for a few
was the boogie man. Most            seconds, then make               PROFESSIONAL HELP WANTED                to be put on the SCAN
of us are good to go, to be at                                                                               Nomination Roll:
                                    y o u r e s c a p e. Av o i d

home alone and walk around          walking in unlit areas                                                   Contact: Barb Johnson
the streets or woods during         and always walk with a                                                   Tel: (780) 973-4011 ext. 5791
the day, but when the sun           fire team partner.                                                       E-mail: Johnson BE@CFB/
goes down it’s a whole differ-         Going out at night                                                    ASUEdmonton@Edmonton
ent story. I have taught many       should not be some-

navigation courses and have         thing you dread, as
watched many troops who             long as you walk with
would navigate by themselves        confidence and plan
during the day, but refused         your route. If you do see
to go into the same woods at        trouble or feel insecure
night by themselves.                then leave that area. It               REQUIRED FOR A
   Understanding what goes          is better to stay in well-
on at night will help you in        lit areas and public               CONSTANTLY GROWING
many survival situations.           places when venturing            DENTAL OFFICE LOCATED IN
Night time brings on a whole        out. So have fun, take
different sets of factors, one of   your spouse out to a            COBDEN, ONTARIO ON HWY 17.
them is your imagination —          dinner and a movie and
which of course could cause         be B.A.D. (Be aware,             IT IS A GENERAL PRACTICE
you problems.                       Anticipate, Dodge).
   I remember when I was a                                           OFFERING ALL ASPECTS                    Transition Seminar: Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct 19th & 20th 2010
young soldier and I was on
my first exercise. I was alone
                                                                         OF DENTISTRY.                       Medical Information Seminar: Tuesday, Oct 26th 2010
in a trench at night and was           Driving at night is                                                   Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) SHAW Theatre
supposed to keep an eye             v e r y d i f f e re nt t ha n       PLEASE CONTACT                       For more information about SCAN visit the Edmonton BPSO website at:
to my front. I thought I saw        driving during daylight.       
something and stared at the         You have to take into               FOR MORE DETAILS.
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    Inter-section golf putts out for the season
           Lynn Belley                   up everyone. The tournament           #1 scored 65 to win the B divi-     Edmonton HQ and Jen Sny-
        Sports Coordinator               format was an 18 hole two ball        sion. WO Lee Spencer and            der from LFWA HQ won third
          CFB Edmonton                   scramble and it was a very            Capt Doug Elliott from 1 Field      place. Cpl Harry Reid and
                                         good competition.                     Ambulance came in second            Kathy Roley from 7 CF Supply
   All good things must come                The tournament was divided         place with a score of 69 just       Depot earned the most honest
to an end. Sept. 29 was the              in three divisions: A, B and          ahead of Cpl Ryan Nistor and        golfer award.
last CFB Edmonton inter-sec-             the ladies divisions. In A divi-      Pte Pierre-Oliver Laforce from         The men’s longest drive was
tion golf day. The league had            sion it was very close between           1 CMBG Headquarters and          awarded to Todd Clarke from 1
another great season with                first, second and third. Marty        Signals Squadron with a score       CMBG Headquarters and Sig-
75 teams competing every                 Pearcy and Bob Crossman               of 70.                              nals Squadron. Millie Clarke
Wednesday since May 12. The              from 7 CF Supply Depot took              In the ladies division it was    from 742 Signals Squadron
league was divided in two divi-          first place with a score of 74        also a close competition, Mil-      won the award for the wom-
sions - A division had 7 teams           followed by a team from LFWA          lie Clarke and Bev Downey           en’s longest drive. The men’s
and B division 68.                       HQ with 75. In third place was        came in first with a score of       closest to the pin was awarded
   In A division, the team from          another team from 7 CF Sup-           82. In second place Cheryl          to Cliff Miller from 7 CF Sup-
1 Combat Engineer Regiment               ply Depot with 76.                    McQuaid and Judy Bischler           ply Depot and the closest to
took the lead very early in                 Andy Flemming and Joe              from NIS had a score of 85.         the pin for the ladies went to
the season and never looked              Ziegler from 1 Service Battal-        With a score of 87 MCpl Dan-        Cheryl McQuaid from the NIS.
back. They finished the sea-             ion Maintenance Company               ette Letourneau from ASU            Congratulations to all.
son with 21 points. The Lec-
ture Training Facility team,
with 15 points, placed second
and in third place there was
a two-way tie between LFWA
HQ and 1 Field Ambulance.
Both teams finished with 13
   In B division we had a much
closer race, but the 1 Service
Battalion Supply team won
with 28 points. They were only
two points ahead of 7 CF Sup-
ply Depot #5 and 1 Service
Battalion Maintenance Com-
pany #3 who were tied with 26
points. 1 PPCLI #2 was right
on their heels with 25 points.
   On Sept. 10, the league had
its annual tournament with
183 golfers participating. It was
only 8 degrees Celsius when
we started under a cloudy sky,                                                                        PHOTOS COURTESY OF FITNESS & SPORTS, CFB EDMONTON
but the sun made an appear-              MWO Rick Dube of 1 Area Support Group Headquarters tees off at hole #1 during the inter-
ance in the afternoon to warm            section golf day on Sept. 29 at CFB Edmonton.

   Test your sports trivia knowledge                                                                                                                      A player follows through during the inter-section golf day on
                                                                                                                                                          Sept. 29 at CFB Edmonton.
      PO1 Bill Sheridan                 Davis Cup awarded?               18. Who were the Fab-         20. Who was the first run-
     HMCS Charlottetown              9. How many major leagu-               Five?                         ning back to have con-

1 . W hat ro o k i e g o l f e r
                                        ers have played in over
                                        3,000 games?
                                                                         19. When is the Kentucky
                                                                            Derby held?
                                                                                                          secutive 200-yard
                                                                                                          games?                                                                 Energy
   entered the 1991 PGA
   Championship as the
                                     10. Who was the Manassa
                                        Mauler?                                                                                                                                  Awareness
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ti p
                                                                          20. O.J. Simpson                 Hockey
   9th and final alternate           11. Who had the most pass            19. First Saturday in May    12. Three including Ice
   and went on to win the               receptions in one sea-               and Ray Jackson               the Colts (2002)
   tournament?                          son at 143?                          Howard, Jimmy King        11. Marvin Harrison of
2. Who holds the Major               12. How many Gold med-                  ber, Jalen Rose, Juwan    10. Jack Dempsey
   League Baseball record               als did Canada w in                  team of Chris Web-        9. Eight
   for most consecutive                 at the 1920 Summer                   1992-1993 basketball      8. Tennis
   games with a hit?                    Olympics?                         18. Michigan Wolverines      7. Triathlon
3 . Ca s i m i r St a n i s l au s   13. Who was the Greek                   recovery                      Murray
   Gzowski was instrumen-               goddess of victory?                  and first fumble              dyshack played by Bill
   tal in initiating which           14. Where is the U.S. Open           17. First player traded      6. Greenskeeper on Cad-
   horse race?
4. Who is known as the
                                        of tennis played?
                                     15. Which halls of fame are
                                                                             anyone else)
                                                                             (over 700 more than
                                                                                                           Ernie Nevers
                                                                                                           one person at (40) by             Kitchen Energy Tips
   great white shark?                   in Cooperstown, N.Y.              16. Hank Aaron – 6,856           points in a game by                • Set your refrigerator temperature at 3ºC and your freezer temperature at
5. The oldest record in the             and Canton, Ohio?                 15. Baseball and Football    5. Nov. 28, 1929. Most                   -18ºC for optimum efficiency and food safety.
   NFL is from what year?            16. Who holds the record                Queens                    4. Greg Norman
6. At the movies, who was               f o r t h e m o s t ‘ To t a l       New York Borough of       3. Queens Plate                        • Also, make sure the coils of your fridge are cleaned regularly and air can
   Carl Spackler?                       bases’?                           14. Flushing Meadows,        2. Joe Dimaggio                          circulate freely, otherwise the motor works harder and uses more electricity.
7. What sport features               17. Bob Nash was noted               13. Nike                     1. John Daly                           • Purchase Energy Star rated appliances. They use less electricity and save
   the Hawaiian Ironman                 as the first player in the                            ANSWERS                                           you money. You may also qualify for provincial and/or municipal rebates.
   Championships?                       NFL for a couple things.
8. In what sport is the                 Can you name them?                                                                                    Visit for more information.
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                                                                                                                           Make a commitment
                                                                                                                    Patty McDonald

                                                                                                               The CRA has adult classes
                                                                                                            that accept drop-in partici-
                                                                                                            pants – so make your own
                                                                                                               Try Yoga with Mary, on
                                                                                                            Monday and Thursday from
                                                                                                            7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Commu-
                                                                                                            nity Centre Dance Studio. This
                                                                                                            Yoga class is adaptable to eve-
                                                                                                               Ashtanga Yoga is referred
                                                                                                            to as Power Yoga, this physi-
                                                                                                            cal form of yoga is guaran-
                                                                                                            teed to make you sweat and
                                                                                                            build muscle. Ashtanga Yoga
                                                                                                            is available on Tuesdays from
                                                                                                            6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Unarmed
                                                                                                            Combat Room.
                                                                                                               Strollercize with Erin com-
                                                                                                            bines cardio exercise with
                                                                                                            strength training using your
                                                                                                            child as resistance. Before
                                                                                                            attending any drop-in class
                                                                                                            you must purchase a drop-in
                                                                                                            ticket from the Edmonton
                                                                                                            Garrison Military Fitness Cen-
                                                                                                            tre Facility Customer Service
                                                                            PHOTO BY CHERYL TAYLOR, CRA        The cost to drop-in to a fit-

                                     E.T. – go home!
                                                                                                            ness class is $12. If you haven’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                 QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO
                                                                                                            had the opportunity to try our
                                                                                                            classes, take a chance with a       Yoga will make you sweat and build muscle. Contact CRA to
  The Welcome to Edmonton Family Barbecue and Movie Event was an extraterrestrial event.                    drop-in. What do you have to        join Ashtanga Yoga or other exciting fitness classes offered
  E.T. came and went in a blur of carnival games, hot dogs, juice boxes and popcorn. About                  lose?                               this fall by CRA.
  750 hot dogs were served and approximately 350 people stayed for the movie. Garrison
  the Gopher, the new Edmonton Garrison community mascot, made his debut for the event.
  Garrison (Garri for short) was a hit with the kids and Base Commander alike. This event
  was sponsored by The Personal Insurance, CANEX, Save On Foods, Sobeys and Safeway.
  Many thanks to the volunteers who helped set up and work this event.

  Fitness and sports activities
          Alex J Motuzas             Friday from 6:15 to 7:15 a.m.    to 12:50 p.m. Open to all.
    Fitness and Sports Director      for lane swimming. Open to          CrossFit competition -
        CFB/ASU Edmonton             all.                             Military Fitness Centre Oct.
                                        Noon hour fitness classes     27 Oct. Contact Military Fit-
  Early morning swim -               - Monday to Friday in Mili-      ness at (780) 973-4011 ext.
 Monday, Wednesday and               tary Fitness Centre from 12      4324 for details.

French Scout group seeks members                                                                            CRA offers a variety of swimming lessons for people of all ages.
                                                                                                                                                                                               PHOTO COURTESY OF CRA

         Helene Duguay               Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.    wise advised. The first meet-
                                     The $40 registration fee cov-    ing will be on Nov. 4.
   The Scout.e.s. Francoph-
one would like to establish
a French Scout group at the
Edmonton Garrison commu-
                                     ers all costs for the entire
                                     year. This includes a uniform,
                                     three camps that take place
                                     throughout the year, and ena-
                                                                        Registrants are asked to
                                                                      provide their mailing address,
                                                                      primary and secondary phone
                                                                      contact information, and the
                                                                                                                 CRA fall aquatic programs
nity, it will be called Scout.e.s.   bles participants to attend      child’s Alberta Health Care             Jade Bennett & Cheryl Taylor      that are designed just for your     and techniques. This pro-
Francophone Garnison                 various field trips with the     number when registering.                                                  needs. Whether or not you           gram is conducted from 7 to
d’Edmonton. This Scout               Scout.e.s. Francophone Gar-      The registration fee may be              The CRA has a total of 154       want to improve your stroke,        8 p.m. on Thursday evenings
group is for boys and girls          nison d’Edmonton.                paid by cash or cheque made           participants registered in          increase your endurance or          until Nov. 4. You receive regu-
aged 7 to 18 years who wish to         The Scout.e.s. Francophone     out to Scout.e.s. Francophone         the Red Cross Program for           even just learn to swim this is a   lar coaching and learn how to
participate in scouting activi-      Garnison d’Edmonton will         d’Edmonton.                           fall swimming lessons. If you       great option for any age.           improve speed, technique and
ties conducted in French.            meet on Friday evenings from       Fo r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n   missed out on getting registered      CRA also offers a Master          style in your swimming abili-
   Registration will take place      6:15 to 7:45 in the Edmonton     please contact Florent or             for a lesson you can still sign     Swim Program designed for           ties. The drop-in fee to par-
at the Edmonton Garrison             Garrison Community Centre        Helene Duguay at (780) 633-           up for private lessons. Choose      adults who want to advance          ticipate in this program is $12
Military Fitness Centre on           Dance Studio unless other-       2847.                                 from three, six or nine lessons     their swimming endurance            and all adults are welcome.
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                            On the Beach in                                                                                                                                                                                      à neige               z 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         , Saint-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Moritz —

      We have a Winner!                                                                                                                                          voici la gagnante !
      next draW january 20th, 2011                                                                                                                                                           le prochain tirage aura
                                                                                                                                                                                              lieu le 20 janvier 2011
                                                                                                                      Tracey Kent - July winner!
                                                                                                                   Tracey Kent est la gagnante du
                                                                                                                           mois de juillet !

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                                                                                               CRA DROP-IN PROGRAM SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                 September to December 2010
     MONDAY                                  TUESDAY                             WEDNESDAY                             THURSDAY                                   FRIDAY                              SATURDAY                                         SUNDAY
 EARLY BIRD SWIM                                                                EARLY BIRD SWIM                                                            EARLY BIRD SWIM
     6:15 to 7:15 am                                                                6:15 to 7:15 am                                                           6:15 to 7:15 am
                                                                                                                          COW BUS
*STROLLERCIZE                                                                  *STROLLERCIZE                           9:30 to 11:00 am
10:00 to 11:30 am                                                              10:00 to 11:30 am

RHYTHM & RHYME                                                                     OPEN SKATE
  STORYTIME                                                                           Arena A
 10:30 to 11:30 am                                                               10:30 TO 11:45 am
   LANE SWIM                               LANE SWIM                                LANE SWIM                          LANE SWIM                             LANE SWIM
11:30 am to 1:00 pm                     11:30 am to 1:00 pm                     11:30 am to 1:00 pm                 11:30 am to 1:00 pm                   11:30 am to 1:00 pm
 NOON FITNESS                            NOON FITNESS                             NOON FITNESS                       NOON FITNESS                          NOON FITNESS                              LANE SWIM               LANE SWIM
 12:05 to 12:50 pm                       12:05 to 12:50 pm                        12:05 to 12:50 pm                  12:05 to 12:50 pm                     12:05 to 12:50 pm                       Noon to 1:00 pm          Noon to 1:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Holiday Crafts
                                                                                                                                                                                                        1:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oct 2 & 23,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     OPEN SWIM               OPEN SWIM
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1:00 to 3:30 pm         1:00 to 3:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    OPEN SKATE              OPEN SKATE
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arena B                 Arena A
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2:00 to 3:30 pm         2:00 to 3:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Knitting Know-How
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2:00 to 4:00 pm
      LANE SWIM                                                                      LANE SWIM                           LANE SWIM                                                                INDEX
     5:00 to 6:00 pm                                                                5:00 to 6:00 pm                     5:00 to 7:00 pm                                                           • Lane Swim, Open Swim, Noon Fitness &
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Open Skate are free for Military and
                                             Youth Sports                          Youth Dodgeball                       Teen Time                                                                  CRA Members. All others pay facility
                                                                                                                                                               OPEN SWIM
                                             6 to 12 Years                          6 to 12 Years                      13 to 17 Years                                                               drop-in fee
                                                                                                                                                              5:30 to 7:30 pm
      OPEN SWIM                             6:00 to 7:00 pm                        6:00 to 7:00 pm                    7:00 to 8:00 pm                                                             • Youth and Teen Drop-in programs are
     6:00 to 8:00 pm                        *ASHTANGA                               OPEN SWIM                        *MASTER SWIM                                                                   free for CRA Members. All others pay
                                                YOGA                               6:00 to 8:00 pm                    7:00 to 8:00 pm                                                               facility drop-in fee
  *YOGA WITH                                6:30 to 8:00 pm                                                            *YOGA WITH                                                                 • Drop-in Fitness Class Fee * $12
      MARY                                                                         ADULT CO-ED                             MARY                                                                   • Co-ed Volleyball – pay facility drop-in fee
 7:00 TO 8:30 PM                                                                   VOLLEYBALL                         7:00 TO 8:30 PM                                                             • Library Programs are free
                                                                                   8:15 to 9:30 pm                                                                                                • Knitting Know How – bring own knitting
                                                                                                                                                                                                    supplies to this program.

POOL                FIELD HOUSE                      LIBRARY                   TWIN ARENAS                       DANCE STUDIO                      BLUE ROOM                      MARTIAL ARTS ROOM                                               UPPER GYM

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