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Veterans Affairs Canada is asking us to send homemade valentines for our Veterans in long term care facilities. Make sure to go to Sports Stores at the back of the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre to pick up your card making package before January 25! 

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Make a Valentine for a Vet

January 19, 2021 at 2:13 pm

PSP Community Recreation Each year, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) invites Canadian schools, individuals and organizations to make Valentines for Vets. VAC then distributes the valentines to Veterans in long-term care facilities across the country by February 14. This tradition began in 1989 by newspaper columnist Ann Landers, who encouraged her readers to create special valentines for Veterans throughout Canada and the United States. Although Ann Landers passed away in 2002, VAC is committed to ensuringRead More

Don’t skip leg day; or the winter Alpha program

Don’t skip leg day; or the winter Alpha program

January 19, 2021 at 2:11 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman The Military Christian Fellowship and Saint Mark’s Chapel organized an Alpha program last fall to the encouragement of all who participated. If nothing else, it was a chance to talk to other (adult) people. I’d say that it was a chance to get out of the house during a lockdown, but it wasn’t – we did it over Zoom (groan) – but it was like getting out of the house.Read More

Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets from 410 Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake are given a farewell salute before they conducted a fly past of the memorial service for Calgary Police Service officer, Sergeant Andrew Harnett, in Calgary, on January 9, 2021.

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Photo of the Week

January 19, 2021 at 2:07 pm

From Your 4 Wing Imagery Team

Have your voice heard with the rcafé forum

Have your voice heard with the rcafé forum

January 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm

rcafé is an on-line, open forum to discuss, collaborate, share information & develop solutions to common problems. RCAF leadership is fully engaged in both the creation and participation in this forum and we are seeking your help to grow the number of participants so that voices from across the RCAF are heard in the discussion. The rcafé is hosted on a landing page for the RCAF Dispatch software. The goal is to increase the conversationRead More

Robert Beauchamp and his wife, Nicole Robidoux.

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Giving hope to the bereaved

January 19, 2021 at 2:01 pm

Yves Bélanger, Servir The death of a child or a spouse always creates a shock wave in a family. The HOPE program exists to help those who have lost a loved one who served in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). A resident of Montérégie shares his experience as a volunteer for this program. Created in 2006 by the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), the HOPE program offers confidential support to bereaved families throughRead More

Lt(N) Garrett McKenzie is one of the 4 Wing Positive Space Ambassadors, as well as being the military co-chair for the Defence Team Pride Network.

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4 Wing embraces diversity

January 19, 2021 at 1:55 pm

Janae Wandler, Courier News Manager Just what is a positive space? Is it a place where everyone is positive all the time, or is it a place where we can be free to express ourselves without any negative consequences, or can it be much more? What we really need is just true acceptance of others, free from any judgement. We all want to come to work and be accepted for who we truly are. HowRead More