Serving the Army in the West Hundreds of Izzy dolls are ready The Western Seniors knit dolls for Afghan kids Page 8 Enjoy a Christmas concert SENTINEL RCA Band to perform at Winspear Page 17 Vol. 12, No. 22 NOV. 25, 2010 CRA Programming Ski trips scheduled; Join the Army football team www.army.gc.ca/ws/ Page 23 Canadians Remember DND PHOTO BY CPL KEITH WAZNY Canadian and Afghan soldiers remember the fallen during a Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at a forward operating base in Afghanistan. There was record attendance at Remembrance services across Canada as people showed their respect for the fallen. For more on this story, turn to pages 12 and 13. Canadian Publication – Mail Product # 40065260 2 WESTERN SENTINEL n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 Sgt Miok Memorial Scholarship COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF proof of military service to: ALBERTA ATTN: George Miok Schol- arship Undergraduate education External Relations Office students are invited to apply Faculty of Education for the Sgt George R. Miok 4-107 Education North Memorial Scholarship. Two Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5 $1,000 awards are available Neil.firstname.lastname@example.org in this scholarship, and the application deadline is Nov. Please include full name, 30. student identification, Submitting Articles This is open to second, third address, phone number and and fourth year undergradu- e-mail address. The Western Sentinel does not have full-time reporters, photographers or ate education students with Sgt George R. Miok joined other clerical staff.We depend on you for your stories and photos! superior academic stand- the Army Reser ves in his So what makes a good story for the paper? Ask yourself the question,“Is it ing, with a preference for stu- Grade 12 year, and served of interest to the military community?” dents who have served in the while earning his teaching The military community includes serving and retired soldiers, Regular and Canadian Forces as Regular degree at the University of Reserve. It also includes military families, cadets and civilian employees.This or Reserve members. Alberta. Sgt Miok received his paper has many civilian readers as well who are interested in the CF.The paper Bachelor of Education Degree Application process in 2005, and taught Grade 7 reaches all Canadian Army units and bases across Land Force Western Area (Thunder Bay, ON to Vancouver Island). Each applicant must sub- at St. Cecilia High School in mit a 500 word essay describ- Edmonton. Write about your jobs,your club,your hobbies and interests. Celebrate your ing the impact the CF has had Sgt Miok’s desire to end suf- successes and display your achievements. in building a better world. The fering and protect the human Articles may be mailed, e-mailed via the military system or civilian Inter- two recipients for this award rights of others is what com- net, or may be delivered in person to Room 224 of Building 181, 1 Area Support will be selected based on their pelled him to serve with the Group Headquarters (ASG). Submissions in person can be made on a 3.5 disk, demonstration, in the essay, CF in Bosnia in 2002, and in CD-ROM, or on hard copy. of exceptional understanding Afghanistan in 2006 and 2009. Articles must include the author’s rank, ﬁrst and last name, unit and phone of the crucial role the CF has Sgt Miok was one of five sol- number. in improving the nations in diers killed when their vehicle Wherever possible, photos should be included with your article. The best which it has served. was hit by an IED on Dec. 30, photo is an action shot. Digital photos should be of high resolution. If using The student must send their 2009 in Afghanistan. a scanner, set it to 300 dpi. Include a caption with the names of those in the essay, contact information and SGT GEORGE R. MIOK photo and the name of the photographer. Include ranks and ﬁrst names. Be creative! If you have a great idea, contact us. The Western Sentinel The Western Sentinel is published every second Thursday under the Military Mom’s ﬂag unfurled in B.C. authority of the Commander, 1 ASG. The Editor reserves the right to edit or GERRY BELLETT filling up, Bell said. reject any copy or advertising material. VANCOUVER SUN “I know what the flags will The Western Sentinel is independently published under contract by The mean to our sons and daugh- Edmonton Sun Publishing Company. The Edmonton Sun is authorized by the Reprinted with permission ters. My son spent Christmas Commander of 1 ASG to provide advertising for The Western Sentinel. in Afghanistan last year. It can Contracts for advertising are between The Edmonton Sun and the party It ’s called the Militar y be a lonely time for them, and Mom’s Flag and when she to get a flag and the support providing the advertising.The Department of National Defence, the Canadian unpacked it last week, Marilyn from home is a real boost to Forces, 1 ASG, and the Commander of 1 ASG are not parties to such contracts Bell burst into tears. But what their morale,” she said. and have no liability with respect to the publication and distribution of The Bell held in her hands was “It shows there is love and Western Sentinel, either by contract or otherwise. more than a flag, it was a ban- support for them while they The publication of advertisements in The Western Sentinel does not consti- ner carrying the affections of are away and we are so very tute an endorsement by the Department of National Defence or 1 ASG of our numerous Canadians for the proud of each and every one advertisers, their products or services. Any opinions in The Western Sentinel troops in Afghanistan shown of them.” are not to be considered official expressions of the Department of National in the messages, pins, crests PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILYN BELL The flags will be part of Defence, the Canadian Forces, 1 ASG, or the Commander of 1 ASG. and ribbons attached to it. Marilyn Bell (centre) with two veterans from the Royal a consignment of donated Chairman, Editorial Board: Col Scott Kennedy, Commander 1 ASG. When she took it out of the Canadian Legion in Coquitlam with the Military Mom’s Flag cookies, snacks from the Hero box and saw the signatures of which was sent to troops in Afghanistan to show support. The to Hero program and T-shirts Managing Editor: Capt Glen Parent, (780) 973-4011 extension 4061, e-mail glen. seven moms who, like herself, ﬂag contains numerous messages, ribbons and badges and being sent to the troops on email@example.com. had a son or daughter who was created by the mother of a soldier who lives in Ontario. a military flight from the Air Editor: Grant Cree, (780) 973-4011 extension 4151, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. was serving or had served in Force base in Trenton, Ont. Afghanistan, she was over- Troops In Afghanistan web- mom in Kamloops and now to “A mom from Leamington, Advertising: Allison Ferradas, (780) 444-5463, fax (780) 468-0389. come. site, and a month ago a mom Coquitlam, where Bell lives. Ont. has a daughter in Afghan- Subscriptions and Distribution: Grant Cree, (780) 973-4011 extension 4151, “I’ve never met any of those in Whitby, Ont. came up with “I’ve been making arrange- istan and she’ll be receiving e-mail email@example.com. moms, but to see their words the idea of creating a flag and ments for people to sign it and the flags and they’ll be sent to on the flag was a very power- sending it through her com- attach pins and crests,” said the forward bases,” Bell said. Publication Dates ful thing for me,” she said. munity so the police, firefight- Bell, who has taken it to fire- However, a space is being The following is a list of our publication dates for the coming issues: Dec. 9 The idea for the flag, which ers and emergency services halls, police and emergency left on the original flag for an Jan. 20 and Feb. 11, 2011. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Wednes- will be sent to troops man- people could sign it,” she said. service stations. Ontario mom who e-mailed day the week prior to a publication date. ning remote posts in Afghan- When other people became On Saturday the flag was after the flag left Ontario and istan, came from another aware they wanted to sign it taken to the George Derby asked if she could sign it. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: mom whose son served seven too, she said. Care Centre in Burnaby, where So the flag will be making Western Sentinel months in Afghanistan with Now the flag has made the elderly veterans added their a detour to her home before Edmonton Garrison the Princess Patricia’s Cana- rounds of the mothers’ com- messages and tokens. making its way to Afghani- PO Box 10500, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4J5 dian Light Infantry. munities in Ontario, including The response has been so stan. Publication mail agreement No. 40065260 “We got to know each other a trip to the House of Com- unexpected that a second flag “She lost her son there in through the Suppor t the mons in Ottawa. It went to a has been added and is quickly 2008,” Bell said. n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 WESTERN SENTINEL 3 Canadian Paciﬁc – ties that bind LT SUSAN MAGILL schools in Revelstoke, B.C. ARMY NEWS OFFICER The ceremony did more than simply commemo- On Nov. 7, staff and guests rate the final spike, it helped of Canadian Pacific and renew relationships that CP Parks Canada gathered at forged in the 1880s. Craigellachie, B.C. to mark “Canadian Pacific is the 125th anniversary of the renewing its longstand- driving of the last spike to ing relationship with one of complete Canada’s trans- Canada’s earliest Army reg- continental railway. iments, the Lord Strathco- O ver 400 guests gath- na’s Horse (Royal Canadi- ered in the small town of ans),” said Mr. Green. “This Craigellachie to witness the could not be more fitting as ceremony. They included we share a common grand- CF members, elected offi- father, Donald Smith or Lord cials, school children and Strathcona, who drove the descendents of witnesses of last spike.” the original event. Lord Strathcona funded “The significance of the the completion of the rail- last spike can be seen most road after it stalled at of all in the rise our great Craigellachie due to a short- nation,” said Dean Del Maes- age of funds and equipment, tro, Member of Parliament and he hammered home the for Peterborough and Chair last spike in the CP railway. of the All Party Rail Caucus. He also used personal funds “Many Canadians, including to stand up the Strathconas PHOTOS BY LT SUSAN MAGILL, ARMY NEWS myself, can trace their family for their service in the Boer history in this country to the War. Canadian Paciﬁc and Parks Canada officials re-enact the hammering in of the last spike during a ceremony on Nov. 7 in work force that was recruited C P R a i l o f t e n w o rk e d Craigellachie B.C. to mark the 125th anniversary. to build this railway.” alongside the Canadian mil- To mark the occasion and itary. families to deal with the dif- strengthen old ties, Cana- “During times of conflict ficulties that arise from mil- dian Pacific’s 16th Presi- Canadian Pacific mechan- itary duty. LCol Cadieu said, dent and CEO, Fred Green, ical shops and telegraph “To date, this fund, sup- announced a number of services were pressed into ported entirely by dona- financial grants and dona- service,” said Mr. Green. “We tions such as these, has tions. In recognition of fam- developed a scheme to ferry helped nearly 500 families ilies of CF members serving planes overseas, our ships endure some of their great- overseas today, Mr. Green shuttled thousands of sol- est challenges in their dark- announced a contribution diers and supplies to war.” est moments.” of $100,000 for the Military LCol Trevor Cadieu, Com- Grade 4 and 5 students Families Fund. manding Officer of the Lord from Arrow Heights Elemen- Additional grants included Strathcona’s Horse (Royal tary School in Revelstoke $50,000 to a Revelstoke Canadians) said, “I cannot concluded the ceremony by youth leadership program, begin in a 30 second speech singing Gordon Lightfoot’s $100,000 to two native schol- to convey the gratitude of . ‘Railway Trilogy’ After their arship programs, $500,000 the men and women of the performance, the audience to the University of British Canadian Forces for what responded with a standing Columbia, $1 million to the Canadian Pacific has just ovation. The federal govern- Van Horne Institute at the done for our families.” ment announced that Nov. 7 The ceremonial train arrives at Craigellachie on Nov. 7 to mark the 125th anniversary of University of Calgary and The Military Families Fund will henceforth be known as hammering in the last the spike. $30,000 for digital devices for offers assistance to military National Railway Day. New opportunities for Infantry Privates, Corporals KATHLEEN SHORE in the CF. gible Infantry soldiers into Qualification training or the occupations in which providing new challenges The facts are simple: The occupations available to to Privates and Corporals they are interested. The and opportunities. Partici- OTTAWA – As a result of Infantry occupation has too them within the CF. already DP 1 (QL3) Infantry BPSO will submit a letter to pating members will also staffing decisions to sup- many Privates and Corpo- The SVOTP will increase qualified. To apply, eligible D Mil C 7-3 Ottawa with your develop marketable skills port operations in Afghan- rals and to address the over- retention of Infantry sol- members must be referred preferences and eligibility and experience for future istan, the Infantry is cur- age, a Special Voluntary diers within the broader CF, by their unit Command- criteria. Available occupa- civilian careers. rently over preferred capac- Occupational Transfer Pro- restore effective staffing lev- ing Officer to the local Base tions will be in accordance Further information ity despite the annual Vol- gramme (SVOTP) is being els within the Infantry and Personnel Selection Officer with the Monthly Reassign- on the SVOTP is availa- untary Occupational Trans- offered to provide these sol- help occupations that are (BPSO) who will provide ment List, which is held by ble through CANFORGEN fer Programme (VOTP). This diers with an opportunity under strength and in need counselling on the occupa- the BPSO. 202/10 or through your local has created a new opportu- to change occupations on a of personnel. tions available for transfer. E l i g i b l e m e m b e r s a re chain of command. This pro- nity for Infantry Privates and voluntary basis. The intent The program is open to The BPSO conducts encouraged to participate in gram will only be available Corporals to embark on an is to streamline the occupa- Infantry Privates who are assessments with regard to this program as it can extend for as long as the Occupa- exciting and different career tional transfer process of eli- awaiting Infantr y Basic the eligibility of soldiers for their career in the CF while tion Advisor authorizes it. 4 WESTERN SENTINEL n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 National Safe Driving Week MCPL JASON METCALF safely. They can be, among they’re servicing? One colli- second nature, we can work MSE SAFETY SUPERVISOR other things, traffic and road sion can absolutely snowball. together in reducing the high 1 SERVICE BATTALION conditions. A driver must take There are some excellent number of preventable col- TRANSPORTATION COMPANY all these things into consider- accident prevention tips we lisions each year, lower our ation as there are a lot of costs can use ALL the time, even costs, improve our vehicle Every year more than 200 when a driver hits something with our own vehicles, RV’s, serviceability rates, and elimi- vehicle collisions are caused with their vehicle. boat trailers and so on: nate the problems with losing by drivers misjudging the The vehicle is no longer 1. Always know the dimen- our vehicles. clearance between their vehi- usable, so that’s one asset sions of your vehicle, and Dec. 5-12 is Safe Driving cle and another fixed or mov- down. There’s the cost of take into account anything Week. The CFB/ASU Edmon- ing object. There are a vari- repairs, not only to the vehicle sticking up, i.e. antennas, ton MSE Safety Section puts ety of reasons for this, practi- but to whatever the vehicle hit vents, etc. together a few incentives to cally all of which should have — buildings, poles, other fixed 2. Know how your vehicle mark this annual campaign. been taken into account by obstacles, other parked vehi- handles, especially when You’ll notice that the PSP elec- PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.SXC.HU the driver. cles, the list goes on. turning right or left, and tronic message board and the National Safe Driving Week begins Dec. 5 at CFB Edmonton, This year’s Safe Driving Drivers may be required to where your trailer rides. safety board located in front and the Transport Safety Section will reward drivers with Week theme is “Misjudging undergo remedial training to 3. Use your mirrors. They are of the Fire Hall will be assist- handy vehicle safety items to mark this annual campaign. clearance” . refresh them on safe vehicle there for a reason, and be ing in getting this year’s “Mis- Does anyone remember the operating practices. And then aware of your blind spots judging Clearance” theme to 4. Have your lights on, no of defensive driving in the Defensive Driving Course def- there’s the cost when a DND your mirrors won’t show all garrison members. matter the weather or time Edmonton Garrison area. inition of a preventable colli- vehicle hits a third party. you. MSE Safety will be conduct- of day.5. Avoid distractions, Remember that DND vehi- sion? It is one in which the The costs to the Crown can 4. Use a ground guide when ing random roadside vehicle such as cellphones, and cles and DND drivers stand driver failed to do everything rise dramatically. Who loses operating in tight quarters, spot checks and safety patrols other wireless devices. out whenever and wherever reasonable to prevent it. What that money when they have to even when moving for- where we will follow a driver S a f e t y i t e m s av a i l a b l e they are travelling in Canada. is the definition of defensive pay from their budget? What ward. for a short period, observ- include emergency shovels, Our aim in MSE Safety is driving? In part, “Driving to if the vehicle is unique and 5. If no one is available, do a ing their driving techniques. snow brushes for cleaning for every driver to operate in prevent collisions in spite of a specific task, i.e. a Zoom- walk-around so you know You may be pulled over and windows, emergency elec- a safe, courteous and profes- the conditions around you…” Boom, a piece of heavy equip- where obstacles are. awarded a vehicle safety item tronic warning devices, car sional manner, thereby pre- What constitutes everything ment, or a CQ’s three-ton? 6. Always watch for road haz- if you: care kits, booster cables, or senting a positive image for reasonable? What are these They lose big-time as now ards, such as tight construc- 1. Have valid DND 404’s. emergency first aid kits. the Canadian Forces. conditions? they can’t complete task- tion areas, and how high 2. 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Fax: 780-431-5624 firstname.lastname@example.org Donnelly a Trusted Name in Real Estate n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 WESTERN SENTINEL 5 Unsung hero CPL BILL GOMM lot easier because you don’t mony which occurred at the PHOTOJOURNALIST have to worry about the home Regina Inn and Conference 38 CBG PUBLIC AFFAIRS front.” Centre. Sgt Wagman received the “Presenting this award REGINA — “I would like to Unsung Hero award on Oct. means a lot to me because of thank my family, they make it 22 during the Reserve Force my military background,” said easy to go, not because they Honorary Colonels confer- Mr. Huyghebaert. “I think over are bad but because they are ence in Regina. The Honour- the numbers of years that the so accepting,” said Sgt Robbie able D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert, military are gaining a lot more Wagman of the Royal Regina Saskatchewan Minister of recognition in the eyes of the Rifles. “When you have a good Corrections Public Safety and Canadian public. I know in wife like Stacey, and if you’re the Provincial Military Liai- my early days in the military doing a mission, it makes it a son, presided over the cere- there were times when you didn’t even feel like wearing your uniform downtown.” The Unsung Hero award was created by James Cav- anaugh of Morristown, New Jersey. He wanted to hon- The Honourable D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert presents Sgt Robert Wagman with a watch specially our one Unsung Hero from designed to honour American and Canadian Unsung Heroes during the Reserve Force every state and territory in the Honorary Colonels conference on Oct. 22 in Regina. United States and every prov- ince and territory in Canada. The award consists of a watch or an oil painting. “Sgt Wagman is an Unsung Hero in the purest sense,” said Mr. Huyghebaert. “He is a model Reserve part time sol- dier in that he unselfishly has served his country for 18 years taking time from his civilian commitments to deploy on five overseas operations and attend numerous military courses as a student and as an instructor.” When he is not working with the military, Sgt Wagman is employed as a Provincial Corrections Officer. “I would just like to say I’m honoured,” said Sgt Wagman. “The hero on the award is PHOTOS BY CPL BILL GOMM really humbling. The [soldiers who fell] in Afghanistan and The Unsung Hero watch that was presented to Sgt Wagman in the [soldiers] who come back a ceremony on Oct. 22 in Regina. injured are the heroes.” Reserve Force Honorary Colonels gather at a conference on Oct. 22 in Regina. 6 WESTERN SENTINEL n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 Rangers teach survival skills CAPT WRIGHT ERUEBI Before the exercise, the The forest near Windy PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER troops spent two days at Point, B.C. is known for its LAND FORCE WESTERN AREA Windy Point, B.C. which is wildlife. Deer, caribou, foxes near MacKenzie. They learned and bear roam freely, and Twenty-three soldiers from practical survival techniques each soldier was expected to Land Force Western Area taught by veteran Canadian live off the land. (LFWA) recently participated Rangers including paramedic MCpl Andy Belicka of in a three-day survival exer- Greg Laureta who was also Kamploops-based the Rocky cise near Prince George, B.C. the medic on site. Mountain Rangers reflected The training was conducted Ranger Bill Bradley, an on his first night in the wilder- Oct. 27 to 30 by members of expert in survival food and ness. 4 Canadian Ranger Patrol water-collection techniques, “We learned we could have Group (4 CRPG) which is is also the Second-in-Com- made our hoochie [impro- headquartered in Victoria. mand of the Queen Charlotte vised shelter] a little better, The soldiers were grouped Island Patrol. but we did okay,” he said. into two-person teams, and “The soldiers were eager to MWO Tony Fozzard, the each pair was located several learn and determined to make Sergeant-Major for the B.C. kilometres apart in the wilder- it through, which was good to Ranger Detachment said, ness near MacKenzie, B.C. It see,” said Bradley, who is from “We wanted this exercise to was a test of resourcefulness, Massett, B.C. be challenging but realis- perseverance and endurance. Eleven Rangers taught the tic for both our instructing Each team was issued a shot- troops a variety of wilder- Rangers and the soldiers who gun, two axes, two bottles of ness survival techniques. For came to learn and I believe we water, one ration and basic example, the soldiers learned achieved both handsomely.” first aid accessories. how to build a survival shel- Canadian Rangers are citi- “We wanted the soldiers ter, burn firewood efficiently, zens from a variety of back- to experience the challenges and use specific foliage to sig- grounds. They volunteer for they could face if, say, the air- nal search and rescue aircraft. basic military training and craft they were travelling in The soldiers received tips on serve as the eyes and ears crashed and suddenly they how to trap and skin wildlife, of the CF in Canada’s vast had to survive without help gather water without roam- wilderness and long coast- for three nights in a harsh ing, and food preservation lines. Field exercises such as environment under austere techniques. They also learned this one contribute to effec- PHOTOS BY CAPT WRIGHT ERUEBI, LFWA PUBLIC AFFAIRS conditions,” said Capt Russ what berries make good tea tive operations involving the Ranger Josh Mercanti of the MacKenzie Patrol discusses wilderness shelter construction with Meades, the Deputy Com- and what mushrooms to Rangers and CF members. soldiers from Land Force Western Area during a ﬁeld exercise conducted Oct. 27 to 30 near manding Officer of 4 CRPG. avoid. Prince George, B.C. Operation Grey Cup GREG J. BURNS BPR the LRT entrance. Our plan ing action for the military by MARKETING MANAGER is to transform the parkade creating our own Support our EDMONTON CITY CENTRE into one of the must-be-there Troops campaign. venue events of the year. Edmonton City Centre Come experience the game Underground invites all CF members and in Edmonton’s largest indoor This bash is like no other. their families to join us at Sup- Grey Cup party. There will It is the only event in Can- port our Troops: Operation be large screen TVs, refresh- ada held in an underground Grey Cup on Nov. 28 between ments, food and entertain- parkade. Hip and urban are 2 and 9 p.m. at Edmonton City ment. just some of the themes that Centre. Edmonton City Centre is are planned for this year’s the only regional downtown event. Show support shopping centre. We are work- It’s anticipated that the lim- Our goal is to show support ing to add to the downtown ited amount of tickets for Sup- for the men and women who experience. port our Troops: Operation serve in the military. This fits into our mandate Grey Cup at Edmonton City The event will occur in the of making downtown more Centre will sell out fast. Tick- Ranger Bill Bradley of the Queen Charlotte Patrol teaches soldiers how to trap squirrels and City Centre underground vibrant and more supportive ets are available at Ticketmas- bigger animals during a ﬁeld exercise conducted Oct. 27 to 30 near Prince George, B.C. parkade, lower level, near of our community. We’re tak- ter. n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 WESTERN SENTINEL 7 8 WESTERN SENTINEL n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 Izzy dolls for Afghanistan GRANT CREE In May 2010, several res- them something like that, ble-take when they saw THE WESTERN SENTINEL i d e nt s o f P l e a s a nt v i e w but it makes a huge differ- their older siblings were and Mountwood retire- ence to those children.” getting these dolls. The look On Nov. 10, more than ment homes in Edmon- Maj Muralt recalled his in their faces said, ‘I hope 200 senior citizens pre- ton decided they would do favourite Izzy doll story there’s some of those left sented 725 Izzy dolls to the something to make a differ- from when he served in when it’s my turn.’” CF for distribution to chil- ence for children in Afghan- Afghanistan in 2006. He was Maj Muralt noted the dren in Afghanistan. Maj istan. part of a team of soldiers experience provided joy for D av e Mu ra l t, t h e L a n d “Folks across the country who did a medical outreach the military members who Force Western Area Public make them according to a north of Kandahar City. handed out the dolls. Affairs Officer, accepted the certain pattern and require- “A fellow brought his 15 “The reaction of those donation on behalf of the ments,” said Maj Muralt. kids, and as they were being kids made all the difference. CF from residents of Pleas- “One of the requirements is checked by the doctor and Kids are the same the world antview retirement home in that each doll must fit into dentist, the other broth- over.” Edmonton. the pocket on your CADPAT ers and sisters were given For more information on The first Izzy dolls were pants, it can’t have anything Izzy dolls. The younger kids the Izzy dolls, visit www. a pattern which originated sharp in it. looked over and did a dou- isfeldbc.com. in 1994 by Carol Isfeld, the They’ve been a fantas- mother of MCpl Mark Isfeld tic hit around the world. who served as a combat We have given out bushel engineer in Croatia. Mrs. baskets of these dolls in Isfeld saw images of the war Afghanistan.” torn country, and realized Maj Mu ra l t , w h o h a s the children didn’t have toys served two tours in Afghan- or other items to give them istan, recalled that hand- comfort. She crocheted the ing out Izzy dolls was a real dolls for CF soldiers to give bright point for him and to children who they met other soldiers. while on duty overseas. “For a lot of those kids, MCpl Isfeld was killed in that’s the only toy they will 1994 while clearing mines ever have,” explained Maj in Croatia. Despite that, Muralt. “That’s one of the PHOTO BY GRANT CREE, THE WESTERN SENTINEL Mrs. Isfeld continued knit- things which is very diffi- ting the Izzy dolls, which cult for us to understand, Each Izzy doll must be made to a certain pattern and speciﬁc have since become some- because we come from a This man brought his 15 children to a CF medical clinic north requirements. For example, they must ﬁt into a pant pocket on thing of a Canadian institu- very rich country. It’s a very of Kandahar City, and his children loved the Izzy dolls. a CADPAT uniform. tion. little thing for us to give Residents and staff from Pleasantview retirement home in Edmonton with some of the Izzy Some of the 725 Izzy dolls knitted by residents of Pleasantview and Mountwood retirement dolls they made for children in Afghanistan. homes in Edmonton. The residents donated the dolls to the CF on Nov. 10 because they wanted to help make a difference for children in Afghanistan. NEED STORAGE? WE CAN HELP! Militar y nt Units Discou • ble • Sizes from 5’ x 5’ to 12’ x 40’ • Moving Boxes & Blankets • Private, Secure, Indoor Vehicle Storage Availa • A Convenient, Central Location • No Security Deposit Required • 24 Hr. Digital Camera Surveillance OFFICE HOURS: Storing your prized possessions since 1999 EXTENDED HOURS OFFERED AT OUR FACILITY. 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LCOL JOHN MCCRAE, MD (1872-1918) CANADIAN ARMY DOCTOR In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders Fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The Torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow PHOTO BY JOE ZASADA In Flanders Fields. Soldiers from 3 PPCLI, cadets, and members of the Beaumont Fire Department gather following Remembrance Day services in Beaumont, Alta. n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 WESTERN SENTINEL 13 Canada Remembers GRANT CREE The Military Museums in Cal- terdome in Edmonton, and ment for Calgary Southeast, THE WESTERN SENTINEL gary hosted its Remembrance 9,000 attended a ceremony delivered a Remembrance Day Service to a crowd of in Saskatoon’s Credit Union Day message on behalf of the Remembrance Day cere- approximately 12,000 people, Centre. Government of Canada. WO monies occurred on Nov. 11 and it was estimated to be the The Honourable Jason Ken- Patrick Tower, SMV, spoke to in communities across the largest ceremony in western ney, Minister of Citizenship, the crowd about sacrifice. nation as Canadians paused Canada. Approximately 5,000 Immigration and Multicultur- Tom D ou c e tte, E xe cu - to show respect for the fallen. spectators were at the But- alism and Member of Parlia- tive Director of The Military Museums, was the master of ceremonies, and Reverend Eric Haffenden was the Serv- ice Chaplain. “ We t h a n k t h e p u b l i c for joining us at The Mili- tary Museums for this year’s Remembrance Day Service,” Doucette said. “Clearly the Museum is one of many ven- ues that will recognize this solemn occasion throughout the city.” Canadian military members in Afghanistan also took time to remember the sacrifices of those who came before them and the comrades they have lost in Afghanistan. Operation Athena is Cana- da’s participation in NATO’s International Security Assist- PHOTO BY CPL SHILO ADAMSON, CF COMBAT CAMERA ance Force mission in Afghan- istan. Focused on Kandahar Above: An Air Force member stands guard at a Province in southern Afghan- cenotaph in Ottawa during Remembrance Day istan since the fall of 2005, the services. mission has one over-arching objective - to leave Afghani- Above: Members of the Joint Task Force stan to Afghans, in a country Afghanistan Air Wing salute during that is better governed, more Remembrance Day ceremonies. peaceful and more secure. 14 WESTERN SENTINEL n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 Korean War vets remember SARA CUMMING “What was it like in the someone reported his age to stayed until December 1951. SHILO STAG war?” a child in the audience the authorities, and he was “You could smell the coun- wanted to know. given an honourable release try 30 miles out to sea,” he The two veterans sat silently “ H e l l ,” D a v i d W h i t e , because of his age. said. “The whole country as a music video of Terry another member of the KVA, Later, he rejoined the Army was saturated with human Kelly’s “A Pittance of Time” quickly answered. and was posted to Calgary. manure.” played. The audience, a group “Rough,” Ewasiuk said. He saw photos of men par- “That’s how they grew their of Grade 5 students from For- During the Second World achuting out of planes, and rice,” White added. rest Elementary School, was War, Ewasiuk, who was from decided that was what he Aboard a train to Seoul, quiet as the video played. Sandy Lake, Man., lied about wanted to do. His regiment, Ewasiuk discovered more evi- However, once it was turned his age and joined the Cana- 1 PPCLI, went officially air- dence of poverty. off, their attention turned to dian Army in 1944 at age 16. borne on Jan. 1, 1949. By Feb- “I went to the washroom, the two gentlemen who were He trained in Shilo during ruary Ewasiuk was on the and the washroom was a hole standing in front of them. the summer of 1944, then basic parachutist course, and in the floor (of the train),” Peter Ewasiuk, President deployed to England on the two months later, he earned Ewasiuk recalled. of Unit 17 of the Korea Vet- New Amsterdam, a ship that his wings. “They had nothing,” he erans Association (KVA) told carried 5,500 troops. Soon he got the news that said. “I’d never seen such the schoolchildren that they After enduring long waits he was going to Korea. poverty and starvation in all are the future of our country. for food and avoiding sea- “I didn’t even know where my life. Even if I had to do it all He added that he would fight sickness for the entire jour- it was,” Ewasiuk said. “I had over again, I would do it,” said in the war over and over again ney, Ewasiuk had an unpleas- no idea.” Ewasiuk. in order to protect their rights ant surprise. Shortly after they He soon found out. Ewasiuk “We’re very proud of serv- and freedoms. arrived at their destination, deployed in June 1950 and ing in the Forces to protect you people,” White said to the PHOTO BY SARA CUMMING, SHILO STAG schoolchildren. “To go some- place and protect what you Korean War veterans Peter Ewasiuk (left) and David White Defenders help War Amps kids have here, it’s worth every second.” speak with Grade 5 students from Forrest Elementary School on Nov. 8. Chapter 19 and Club Presi- prosthetic since she was five BRUCE PEEVER dent Lawless Barnes says he months old. SHILO STAG and his fellow bikers have one “I thank you so much for goal - to help child amputees. this donation. You veterans, Members of the Defenders “A s c l u b m e m b e r s w e and those on active serv- Motorcycle Club have been donate money from every ice, have done so much for active locally only one year, ride we make. We also had amputees. CHAMPS hon- but already are ‘champs’ to a poker run in June which ours vets and vets honour area child amputees. At its raised significant funds. All CHAMPS,” said Auriat. monthly meeting on Nov. 2 money raised by us, except She also mentioned the the club presented a $700 for operating expenses, goes Operation Legacy project, ittle in Forest Ridge Gain a Lot For L cheque to the War Amps to help CHAMP,” said Barnes. in which War Amp Child CHAMP Child Amputee Pro- In accepting the donation, Amputees made 20 hours of gram. 15-year-old Olivia Auriat of Canadian Army newsreels d to create lasting with everything you nee The Defenders Motorcycle Brandon thanked club mem- available on a six-DVD set. 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RCHA, tells us what they want the Second World War, LCol It also doesn’t hurt that the to achieve, what scenario they Young told of a Brigadier Gen- computer-generated scenario want and we build it to their eral who called in a 668-gun looks a lot like ‘Call of Duty’ , specs. All our civilian trainers attack firing 3,000 rounds at giving that video-gaming feel are ex military so they know one German installation. That to some serious training exer- the principles and doctrine,” kind of fire power would be cises. said Robinson. next to impossible to replicate A two-week long compu- anywhere in 2010 except on a ter exercise was recently held at the LFWA Simulation Cen- “This is a very cost computer screen. “Today, it would be hard to tre. During the first week of effective way to be group together 600 big guns, November, members of 1 but with this process we can RCHA trained with the simula- training military tactically attack with artillery. PHOTO BY BRUCE PEEVER, SHILO STAG tors while the following week, staff” Our junior ranks don’t get to Soldiers participate in a computer assisted exercise at a simulation centre in CFB Shilo. it was 2 PPCLI’s turn. Later, do that normally,” he said. computer assisted training – Ross Robinson, Calian Because it is computer gen- will head to LFWA Headquar- Technologies erated, the exercise can easily Stock up for Christmas ters in Edmonton. It will all be be repeated if the desired end part of a major exercise called Overseeing both armies result is not achieved. Redo- Winged Warrior in 2011. in a separate room is Cal- ing the operation is far easier Ross Robinson, a contrac- ian contractor Dan O’Keefe. inside the Simulation Centre tor with Calian Technologies, He can track movements of than it is out on the field. To is overseeing the computer- both armies instantaneously that end, LCol Young notes the assisted training. 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Next placed in the Circle of Excel- compete for top spot. CFB SUFFIELD ney Keller, the Base Com- ognition.” mander at LCol Keller encourages CFB SUFFIELD, Alta - Cele- CFB Suffield. “But Commu- bases not already involved brating hard work and dedica- nities in Bloom is about more to consider participating tion to making the community than flowers - it is an opportu- next year, and begin working a warm and inviting place to nity to recognize sustainment toward the ideals of the pro- work and live. That describes and community. It is encour- gram. the Communities in Bloom aging to have green spaces, CFB Suffield received spe- competition which CFB Suff- tidiness, and environmental cial mention for having Can- ield won. action recognized in a national ada’s Largest Natural Green Parade Square. At nearly one- half hectare in size, a special marigold floral display in the form of a large yellow ribbon pays tribute to our deployed troops. The awards presenta- tions were held in Halifax on Oct. 30 at the Dalhousie Uni- versity Arts Centre. LCol Keller accepted the awards. CWO Blake Budd and Dean Flamminio, the Chair for CFB Suffield Communi- ties in Bloom, were also on stage in front of a large crowd of attendees from Canada and around the world. PHOTOS COURTESY OF NICOLE BURT “With resources being what they are the past few years, we LCol Rodney Keller (right)the Base Commander of CFB Suffield, and his team after winning the have had to be creative in find- National Award at the CF Communities in Bloom competition on Oct. 30 in Halifax. ing ways to encourage new Communities in Bloom ini- tiatives,” said Mr. Flamminio. “Initiatives like an Eco Coffee Break and a flower pot contest this past summer have been great ways to get the greater base community involved. I’ve seen renewed ownership by the staff, they take care of their own areas, we just assist with our expertise. 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Enjoy an RCA 2010 5th Annual Christmas Concert Christmas concert In Support of the Troops and Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta SGT JEFF CAMPBELL ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY acclaimed vocalists Chris- tian Mena and Kelly Alanna. tion that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening 7:00 pm, Thursday, 9 December, 2010 BAND The evening will be hosted by illnesses. All proceeds from The Royal Canadian Artil- Master of Ceremonies, Rob Christie from Capital FM. “A ticket sales will support this important cause. at the Winspear Centre lery (RCA) Band will bring the Christmas Wish 2010” aspires Since the inception of “A spirit of Christmas to the Win- to be entertaining for the Christmas Wish” in 2006, Featuring... spear Centre as it presents its whole family and will include audiences have grown each 5th Annual Christmas Con- cert on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. “A a sing-a-long of your favour- ite carols. year as has money raised for Make-A-Wish Northern The Richard Eaton Singers Christmas Wish 2010” prom- ises to be an entertaining The night will also include powerful renditions of four Alberta. Last year, an enthusi- astic audience of almost 1,200 Guest Vocalists - Kelly Alanna and Christian Mena concert which will feature a diverse selection of reper- traditional carols performed by the Richard Eaton Singers, helped raise over $6,000 for Make-A-Wish. and Rob Christie from Capital FM - Master of Ceremonies toire that will capture the joy the RCA Band brass and Jer- Tickets are $10 for adults of the season. The RCA Band emy Spurgeon on the spec- and $5 for children and can All proceeds from ticket sales go to will be joined by the Richard tacular Davis Concert Organ. be purchased from the Win- Eaton Singers, Edmonton’s The RCA Band is proud to spear Box Office by calling premiere Symphonic chorus present this annual event as (780) 428-1414 or 1-800-563- directed by Dr. Leonard Rat- a salute to our troops and as 5081. zlaff. a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Fo r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n Two special guests will Northern Alberta. 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It’s obvious he Craftsman Levesque stud- seas, like every mom, but it is has a great deal of pride in his In 2007, Craftsman Jean ied mechanics at a civil- a risk [in service to] Canada.” trade, pride in the Strathconas Hugues Levesque enrolled in ian school, and at age 20 And Levesque’s whole fam- and in the CF. the CF to follow in the foot- began working as a civilian ily understands that risk—his He works hard and earns steps of his grandfather, Luc- mechanic. wife is also in the Forces, as the respect of his fellow sol- ien Laferriere, and to carry on When he enrolled in the CF, was her father before her. diers, and he also takes pleas- his legacy of service to Can- there was no question what But Craftsman Levesque ure in being able to fix their ada. Laferrierre, a vehicle his trade would be. His other and his family don’t have to problems. technician by trade, served in grandfather, now 93, was an face the rigours of military life “ Yo u ’ r e t h e p e r s o n t o the Korean War in 1952 and aviation technician in the Sec- on their own. The Strathco- repair his mount—it’s like the 1953. ond World War, so he carries a nas are a cohesive group with horse—so you fix it and he Craftsman L evesque is lot of history and family pride a great deal of pride in their goes away happy. You see it a vehicle technician with on his shoulders. unit history. They are a close on his face,” added Levesque. the Lord Strathcona’s Horse As the father of a five- brotherhood and take care With this kind of job sat- (Royal Canadians). He month old baby, Levesque of their own as if they were isfaction, it’s no wonder that jumped at the chance to work doesn’t get to return to his blood. Craftsman Levesque plans to with the tank squadrons at native Montreal very often, “The military is not a job— continue his trade for another CFB Edmonton. but you can tell that his fam- it’s a vocation,” Levesque twenty-five years. He is an “I’m very happy to have a ily is always in his heart and pointed out. asset and a source of hon- chance to work on the tanks,” his mother and father are “They take care of you. They our to his own family and to he said. “Maybe it’s not the happy to come to Edmonton take care of your family when the family he has found in the same machine my grandfa- to visit their new granddaugh- you are away, and families Strathconas. ther worked on, but it’s the ter. When asked if his family is speak with other families. It’s His grandfather would be same mechanism. He proba- proud of his military service, not like civilian work.” proud. bly would have worked on the Levesque said, “Absolutely. Craftsman is a perfect word PHOTO SUPPLIED “The military is not a job—it’s a vocation.” Craftsman Jean Hugues Levesque works on the engine of a Leopard C2 Main Battle Tank that belongs to the Lord Craftsman Jean Hugues Levesque Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) armoured regiment. JR RANKS MESS DECEMBER SUNDA NDAY ND D SUNDAY MONDAY M TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY HAPPY 1 2 3 4 KARAOKE TGIF PRIVATE 19: 19:30 Hrs. Donairs FUNCTION 5 HOLIDAYS 6 7 8 9 PRIVATE FUNCTION 10 1 TGIF 11 1 PRIVATE KARAOKE CHICKEN FUNCTION 19:30 Hrs. 12 CHILDREN’S 13 14 16 16 17 18 CHRISTMAS 15 KARAOKE TGIF PARTY 19:30 Hrs. Pizza 19 21 22 23 24 25 MERRY 20 CHRISTMAS 26 27 28 HAPPY 29 2 30 31 31 NEW YEAR! NEW YEAR’S DANCE Website www.cfcom Website www.cfcommunitygateway.com ebs te b t Visit Our Websit - www cfcommunitygateway.com fcommunitygateway com mmunitygateway.com mm n tygat way tyg t ygateway n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 WESTERN SENTINEL 19 Student media and the artillery CPL BILL GOMM of the journalism students, gunners or privates.” PHOTOJOURNALIST was assigned to B Battery. All CF members receive 38 CBG PUBLIC AFFAIRS She spent the next two days media awareness train- with Sgt McCauley’s howitzer ing throughout their career. SHILO, Man. — “Every- crew. Embedding student journal- body always says support “It’s been really awesome,” ists is one way to test the effec- your troops,” said Sgt Murray said Ms. Gainer. “This has tiveness of the training. McCauley of 1 Royal Canadian been way beyond anything “I have done media train- Horse Artillery (1 RCHA). “But I could possibly have imag- i n g ,” s a i d M B d r A d a m we really need to get out there ined.” Wienenga from 1 RCHA after and let them know exactly “I learned basically what being interviewed by Ms. what we do. What each trade it’s like to be in the military. Gainer. “My regiment does a does.” I know it’s not even close to pretty good job of keeping us In mid-September, 1 RCHA really being in the military, but up to date with that. I thought deployed to the Shilo train- I got to spend a day out here, it went pretty good, she asked ing area for Exercise Limber living the life, jumping in and some pretty good questions. I Gunner. During the exercise, out of the truck at a moment’s was prepared with the answers two student journalists from notice and eating from a flying for the most part.” Edmonton were embedded as kitchen.” Lt(N) Graham will contin- media for two days. The stu- During his tour of Afghan- ueing this project by involv- dents were guided by Lt(N) istan in 2006, Sgt McCauley ing students in other exercises Melanie Graham, the Public worked with embedded media such as Maple Guardian. Affairs Officer for 1 Canadian so he was accustomed to hav- “My ultimate goal is to do Mechanized Brigade Group. PHOTO BY CPL BILL GOMM ing journalists in the area. a real connection between “It’s a Brigade driven pro- Student journalists Kim Collins-Lauber (left) and Aspen Gainer (centre) interview Cpl Homer However, for the other mem- some of the youth in Canada gram right now,” said Lt(N) Sayer from the 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery maintenance section. bers of his gun crew, it was a who are studying journalism, Graham. “We are basically something new experience. multimedia, broadcasting testing out the process and Canada — whether they are with flak jackets, tactical vests, cle to their assigned loca- “It should be a good expe- and the military,” said Lt(N) coming out with both an Land, Sea or Air — to work helmets and ballistic eye- tion. One student rode in a rience for them,” said Sgt Graham. administrative and opera- with journalism and multi- wear. After a tour of 1 RCHA, G-Wagon, and the other trav- McCauley. “It’s good for them “So that there is a better tional process that can be sus- media students.” they were each assigned a elled in the back of a dust cov- to get to understand how we appreciation of the role the tained and standardized to When the students arrived gun battery to cover and then ered 10-tonne truck. have to deal with media right military plays in defining Can- make it easier for units across in Shilo, they were issued departed in a military vehi- Aspen Gainer, who was one from the beginning, right from ada.” GREAT PRICE! STARTING ONLY AT ONLY 9 UNITS REMAINING! $ 239,900 Offer expir es January 31, 2011 Morinville’s best new townhouse community. 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MFRC and can use the Mili- tary Family Resource Centre for special activities. • Fa m i l y D a y H o m e s • The providers have secu- The Edmonton Garrison base chapels are at day of each month care is constant. Over 60% of can provide care for chil- rity in knowing they will the corner of Mons Avenue and San Fortunato Parish Pastoral Council - Third Sunday of all military families have chil- dren up to 12 years of age, be paid for their services Crescent. each month, 9 a.m. dren under the age of 12. which means a family’s pre- because they are paid by the Choir — Wednesday evenings Edmonton Garrison has schooler and school age child day home agency. Families Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday approved family day homes can be together. have the security of know- Telephone: (780) 973-4011 ext. 4999 CHAPEL OF ST. LUKE AND ST. JOHN in Lancaster Park. This is • Family Day Homes can ing they will have someone Fax: (780) 973-4051 (Protestant) in addition to the numer- meet the needs of families to provide care for their chil- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Chapel Life Coordinator Padre Kenneth Mac- ous approved day homes requiring flexible hours of dren as the agency arranges Rae throughout Edmonton and care. for backup providers should OUR LADY OF LORETTO CHAPEL Telephone: (780) 973-4011 ext. 1492 surrounding areas. • Day home providers have the provider require a day (Roman Cathloic) Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. • Providers receive a access to a free toy lending off. Chapel Life Coordinator Fr. Jean El Dahdouh Sunday School: Children up to 10 yrs (con- monthly visit from a Family library and resources about • Subsidy from the Provin- Telephone: (780) 973-4011 ext. 4983 current with Worship Service) Day Home Agency Consult- children and their devel- cial Government is available Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. Youth Group: 11 yrs old and up (concurrent ant to offer on-going support opment. They get together to families who qualify. Weekday Mass: Tues–Thurs, 12:15 p.m. with Worship Service) and resources. to discuss childcare topics The Edmonton MFRC also Baptismal Prep: Last Sunday of each month Baptism: Call CLC at (780) 973-4011 ext. 1492 • With a maximum of six and provide support to one offers low cost part-time — mandatory for every baptism Protestant Ladies Guild: Second Wednesday children, including the pro- another. childcare solutions includ- Baptism: First Sunday of each month of each month vider’s own, a small group • Approved family day ing casual care, deployment Marriage: Six months notice Senior Choir: Every Thursday, 7 p.m. Sep- and family environment is home providers receive addi- care and emergency care. Confession: By appointment or before Mass tember - June maintained. No more than tional income from the Prov- For more information about Sacrament of the Sick: By appointment two children under the age ince of Alberta and can com- being an approved Family Programs/Classes Emergency Chaplain (during silent hours) of two years or three children plete Early Learning and Day Home, call Janna Stirling Children’s Liturgy during Mass through Base Operator, (780) 973-4011 – ask under the age of three years Childcare practicums in their Gilchrist at (780) 973-4011 Catholic Women’s League — Second Tues- for Emergency Chaplain can be in the home at the homes. ext. 6314. Donate a toy to help make a Christmas come true for all kids in the Edmonton and local area. Special offer to all military members Donated toys will be Military Members renting at any Boardwalk Rental delivered to Communities property in Edmonton, St. Albert or Santa Spruce Grove will receive: Anonymous • $99 Security Deposit Edmonton • PLUS get your move-in month for free Being transferred? Pay $0 lease break fee We are looking for new, unwrapped toys For a list of properties please visit our website! for ages 1 to 12. Collection boxes will Offer available to military members only on new 6 or 12 month leases, restrictions apply. Offer subject to change/cancellation without notice. Toys can be dropped in designated appear on the base boxes at the following locations: November 15 and 1 CMBG HQ, 1 PPCLI, 3 PPCLI, LdSH, will be removed December 12th 1-800-310-WALK 1 CER, 1 HQ and Sigs, 1 ASG HQ, 1 Svc Bn/Main Building, 1 Svc Bn/Supply Questions to www.bwalk.com Coy, 1 Field Amb, 408 Sqn, MFRC, Gym Lt Shawna Rogers at (780) 973-4011 ext. 4182 22 WESTERN SENTINEL n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 Ready for Army football? ALEX MOTUZAS and civilian football players in the Army and it’s here to information contact: MILITARY FITNESS CENTRE and coaches. Our goal is to stay. However, we need your President : Cpl Mike But- CFB EDMONTON have a base team comprised help to make sure the pro- ler – mike.lancaster.legion@ entirely of military players gram is successful. gmail.com Lancaster Park Legion is a and coaches. Our football team plays full Vice President: Cpl Mack second year men’s amateur To achieve that goal, we contact Canadian rules foot- Reid – mack.lancaster.legion@ football team in the Alberta are inviting all military per- ball in the Alberta Football live.ca Football League. The team sonnel with football expe- League. We are looking for Fitness and Sports Director: is in the process of changing rience (or those wishing to players, coaches, trainers and Alex Motuzas – alex.motu- its name to the CFB Edmon- learn) to contact us for more many other team positions for email@example.com ton Army football team. This information. the 2011 season. PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.SXC.HU team is comprised of military Football is now finally back Are you ready? For more The CFB Edmonton Army football team is recruiting new members. CRA ski trips CRA Youth BREANNE LAMBERT CRA offers active games homework and have noth- ing to do, come by with your friends and enjoy yourself. ules of activities are availa- ble at the Edmonton Garri- son Military Fitness Centre CHERYL TAYLOR Ski or snowboard Alber- CRA members 13+ years - $84 / Non-CRA members $95.50 Program and sports for children aged 6 to 12. Our fall 2010 programs had several participants and Drop-in programs start again the week of Jan. 3, 2011. Some of the energetic games front desk or online at www. cfcommunitygateway.ca. Please contact the CRA Rec- ta’s magnificent Rockies by joining CRA for a day at Mar- CRA members 6 to 12 years - $47.25 / Non-CRA members offerings were very entertaining and fun. If you’re finished all your include dodgeball, soccer, and snowshoeing. Sched- reation Coordinator at (780) 973-4011 ext. 4618. mot Basin in Jasper. Trips will $57.75 Computer classes Winter guide take place on Jan. 8, Feb. 12 CRA members under 6 and Mar. 12. The DND bus years - $21 / Non-CRA mem- will depart from the Edmon- bers $31.50 (for bus only) ton Garrison Military Fitness The registration deadline Centre at 4 a.m. and return by is one week before the trip LISA CARVER puter courses instructed by STACI LATTIMER for your submissions, it was a 10:30 p.m. date. Please register soon so EDMONTON GARRISON CIRRUS Computer Solutions. difficult decision and we hope A minimum of 20 passen- we can make final arrange- COMMUNITY LIBRARY Class sizes are small, ensuring The Edmonton Garri- the popularity of the cover gers are required for each ments with the ski hill. Par- individual attention. Sign up son CRA 2011 Community contest continues to grow for trip for the event to be con- ticipants are to provide their Do you need to brush up on for one or all seven. Guide has a new, fresh look the spring guide. ducted. Seats are limited, so own equipment or arrange your computer skills before Participants will receive with many new programs Registration for all CRA pro- register early. Prices include for rentals at the ski hill. Call returning to the workforce? instruction packages with each and information about what’s grams begins on Dec. 6 for a full-day lift pass and trans- (780) 973-4011 ext. 4571 for Tr ying to stick to your course and a binder if regis- happening at CFB Edmon- CRA members (another bene- portation. The prices are: more information. household budget, but always tered for the whole set. Bet- ton from January to March fit of having CRA membership) lose those scribbled-on scraps ter yet, we’ve planned these 2011. The Guide is easy to read and Dec. 10 for all others. of paper? Does your seven year courses around the MFRC’s with a colour-coded index to Register for a program: old know more about comput- casual care timings so you can assist you in finding programs 1. In person at the Edmonton Pool maintenance ers and the Internet than you? Have you ever needed a file or an email, only to discover that it’s gone forever? focus on learning while your kids are taken care of. Please contact the MFRC at (780) 973-4011 ext. 6300 to coordi- whether you’re looking for children’s programs, events or community contacts. We would like to congratu- Garrison Military Fitness Centre 2. By calling the CRA Facility & Customer Service Desk at The Edmonton Garrison Military Fitness Centre Aquatic If you answered “yes” to any nate childcare needs. Pick up late our “cover winners” - Capt (780) 973-4011 ext 4392 Facility will be closed starting Nov. 29 for annual mainte- of these questions, we have the a copy of CFB Edmonton’s Dave Shaw who took first place 3. Online at www.bk.cfpsa. nance. Barring any unforeseen issues, the pool will reopen solution for you. On Wednes- Winter Community Guide or and won a new Kata DC-437 com/edmontonpub for Christmas Holiday swim hours Dec. 27 to 30 from 1 to day mornings in February and go online at www.cfcommuni- digital camera case, Jennifer (requires client account, 3:30 p.m. March 2011, the Edmonton tygateway.ca to view compu- Gaudet who placed a close contact the Facility & Cus- Garrison Community Library ter course descriptions, times second, and Lt Conner Vena- tomer Service Desk to create will offer seven different com- and fees. bles in third place. Thank you an account in your name) CRA Aquatic CFB Edmonton Energy Awareness Community Guide Programs Ti p JADE BENNETT Winter 2011 Edmonton Garrison Community (January - March) & Recreation Association offers a Programs ~ Services ~ Events variety of swimming lessons through Serving our military and surrounding community. the Red Cross Program. Our win- ter session of lessons will start in January. We are offering a variety of classes such as Red Cross Preschool, Cold Weather and Cars Red Cross Swim Kids, CRA Youth • If your car’s engine is warm, it will require less fuel to start. Learn to Swim, Red Cross Adult, Use a block heater on cold mornings. Junior Lifeguard, Bronze Medallion/ Cross, and Master Swim. • Remember, a vehicle only needs to be plugged in for three hours Please note that if you are a CRA before starting, even on the coldest day. member, registration opens Dec. 6. • Use an outdoor timer or power saver chord and save up to $13 General registration begins Dec. 11. a month in the winter. To register, call (780) 973-4011 ext. 4392. Visit http://www.climatechangecentral.com/ for more information. www.familyforce.ca www.cfcommunitygateway.ca n THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 WESTERN SENTINEL 23 Your home is your castle day or early evening until early you have a weapon and you morning. Once you open the know how to use it then use door, this is where Hell begins, it if you think you must. If you once they gain entry, they will do fight you must fight with be very forceful and violent, extreme prejudice because if and you will be hit and most you lose, your family loses to. likely tied up. This is what we call the “Shock of Capture” when we teach our soldiers Combat Survival. The whole Billy house will be awakened and Bolen there will be mass confusion. By having a plan in place SURVIVAL there may be a chance that some family members might Your home has always been escape. You have to tell them Dolly associated with safety. When not to be the heroes - if they you were a young child and can get out during that first few Bolen you got frightened you always minutes of chaos, they must SURVIVAL ran home. As adults we like to escape. It’s better for them to come home from all the stress get away and go for help than There are many tips on how at work, put our feet up, and stay and try to help. If no one you can make your home feel safe and secure in our cas- knows that your family is in secure, and these tips are easy tle. If you are like me and enjoy trouble, who will come to your enough for the whole family watching the news, you may rescue? to follow. The first tip is you start to wonder “How safe is According to a Statistics should always lock the door my castle? Do I need to have a Canada crime reporting sur- even when you are at home. moat around my home?” vey, about half of home inva- You would be surprised how There have been a few high sion incidents involved a many people leave their door profile cases of home inva- weapon being used in the inci- unlocked when they are home sions in the past few weeks. dents compared to 60 per cent until they go to bed. Teach They include a man being of all other types of robberies. your children never to open beaten with bats and pipes in The most common weapons or answer the door until you Calgary, and a brutal attack used in home invasions and know who is at the door. that left one lady dead and her other types of robberies were Having a clear view around husband shot in Ontario. knives or some kind of other the perimeter of your home The definition of home inva- cutting instruments. In 47 per will make you a harder target. sion is a break and enter of cent of home invasion inci- Proper lighting on the outside occupied residential premises dents, the victim reported sus- is a great security measure - with forced confinement, taining some kind of physical most bad guys like to work in assault or battery of occupants. injuries. The survey also found the dark. It does not matter if Home invasion is a forceful that the elderly were targeted you use motion sensor lights attack on you and your family more frequently. or just normal outside lights and is not just a robbery. Most How do you lessen your just ensure that they can’t be PHOTO BY CHRIS THOMBS robbers will wait until you are chances of getting attacked at broken easily. not at home and then break your home? Most criminals Having a cell phone in your Simple precautions can prevent you and your family from becoming victims of a home into your home. don’t want to get caught and upstairs bedroom or in your invasion. Cr iminals who commit like most predators will only family/TV room is smart, just these crimes in most case do go after the weak. in case your land line gets cut. not act alone. There will always So you may live in a castle, Know exactly who to call in picious people around your the handy man or woman will do something instead of be a few of them. There are a but you have to make it appear case of an emergency whether area, call the police. They will shows up, you already knew looking like a deer in the head few methods that these invad- to be not worth the effort. If it is 911 or your local police. most likely do a drive by and they were coming over and lights. Every second counts ers use to gain entry into your you drive around your neigh- Different areas may have dif- see what’s happening. This will you check their IDs. There are and what you do in the first home. Some may look inno- bourhood obser ve homes ferent numbers to call and it is scare most criminals away. other things you may want few seconds when Hell breaks cent enough and knock on though the eyes of a bad guy. in your best interests to know Some homes come with a to do when you have work- lose can be the difference your door asking for assistance Look for homes that have more what number to call before you safe room/panic room. These ers come to your home. Eve- between and happy ending or (car broke down, need to use than one flashy new vehicle have to call in an emergency. rooms could be a closet that ryone will always look around a sad one. phone, have a parcel you need and that just stand out more. Teach your kids the number has reinforced walls and a steel your home so hide anything Bolens’ Survival developed to sign) and because most of The more expensive your to call and practice calling, but door with a lock on the inside. that you think is valuable, like a set of 106 Common Sense us are caring people we let home looks the more attention make sure they know not to These are not a bad idea and expensive paintings or jewel- Security Cards, which provide them in. it will draw from the criminals. make crank calls to 911, use it are cheap to make. lery boxes. information so your business, If you feel that this person Most robberies will take only in emergencies. If you are going to construct Remember, all it takes is family, friends and you will is okay still tell them you have only a few minutes to less For people who live in apart- one of these rooms, do it right for one worker to tell a friend feel safe and secure no matter phoned the police to assist than thirty. On the other hand ment buildings or gated com- and ensure that once you are about something you have where you are. them and then you could open home invasion does and can munities where there is an in it will be very difficult to and they tell a friend and so Our cards are available at the door if you feel safe. Any last for hours. The longer the intercom at the front door, you impossible for the bad guys to on, next thing you know you the PPCLI Kit Shop located at bad guys would most likely invaders are in your home, should take special care when get in. get robbed. 1 PPCLI at Edmonton Garri- run after you told them you the greater chance they may it comes to whom you buzz in. You should also have a cell The best defence in any son, 2 PPCLI Kit Shop located called the police. Other meth- commit other acts of violence The neighbourhood watch phone on a charge there at all emergency is to have a plan, in Shilo, Man., and Supply ods to get into your home are toward your family. program is a very good way to times so you can call for help. and practice the plan. Sergeant in West Edmonton more direct and they just kick To fight or not will always get to know each other and it is Do not use your land line for If you have discussed this Mall. If you would like to con- in the door. be your choice, no one can tell proven that a close-knit com- this. plan with your family mem- tact Billy or Dolly Bolen about In most cases these attacks you what to do because every munity has less crime and is If you have some work to bers and something similar Bolen’s Survival, contact rang- will happen later during the situation will be different. If a harder target. 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