Colonel Paul Doyle, Wing Commander of 4 Wing Cold Lake, Chief Warrant Officer Debbie Martens, acting Wing Chief, along with padres Captain Jacques Tremblay, Lieutenant-Commander Zbigniew Jonczyk, and Captain Marcin Rosinski help kick off the Christmas Hamper program at Wing Headquarters, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta.
Cpl J.W.S. Houck, 4 Wing Imaging

Gift of food

November 20, 2018 at 9:26 am

CHRISTOPHER KING The spirit of giving is alive and well at 4 Wing with another Christmas Hamper program which started this year on November 13, 2018. The Wing Chaplains co-ordinate the annual program, which aims to help families overcome any potential financial burden during the Christmas season. Captain Jacques Tremblay, 4 Wing Cold Lake chaplain, is the 2IC (second in command) of the program, and said there is no good or bad reason to askRead More

417 Combat Support Squadron Pilot, Captain Rob Hannam, gives the children of Dr. Clark School a tour of a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon Helicopter during their visit to Dr. Clark School, Fort McMurray, Alberta, on November 13, 2018.
Cpl Justin Roy, 4 Wing Imaging

Dropping in – 417 Combat Support Squadron visits with students in Fort McMurray

November 20, 2018 at 9:17 am

CHRISTOPHER KING What started out as a normal request, turned into an opportunity for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to visit a school in Fort McMurray, Alta., and talk to students about a Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter team. Jessica Roy, principal at Dr. K.A. Clark School, said they invited a parent of a student, who is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), to be part of their school’s 2018 National Veterans’Read More

A dancer performs Bharatnatyam, a classical Indian dance, during the Lakeland Multicultural Association’s Diwali event at
4 Wing Cold Lake on Saturday Nov. 10,
Christopher King

Diwali at 4 Wing

November 13, 2018 at 10:55 am

CHRISTOPHER KING 4 Wing Cold Lake was bursting with culture last weekend during the Lakeland Multicultural Association’s (LMA) first official event. On Saturday Nov. 10, 2018, the LMA celebrated Diwali, an annual Indian festival which takes place in the fall season and is typically celebrated with fireworks, candles, food, and gifts. Anmol Bansal, founding member of the LMA, said the association was founded in the spring of 2018, and is pleased with the turnout atRead More

The 4 Wing Cold Lake Defence Team and members of the Lakeland community participate at the Remembrance Day ceremony that was held at the Cold Lake Energy Centre in Alberta on November 11, 2018.  L’équipe de la Défense de la 4e Escadre Cold Lake et des membres de la communauté participe au Jour du Souvenir au « Cold Lake Energy Centre » en Alberta, le 11 novembre 2018.
Photo by LS Lisa Sheppard, 4 Wing Imaging

“We are grateful” Cold Lake commemorates the centennial of the Armistice

November 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

CHRISTOPHER KING Cold Lake’s Energy Centre was filled with silence on Sunday for the centennial anniversary of the armistice of World War 1. On Nov. 11, 2018, veterans, current serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), members from organizations such as Scouts Canada, Cadets Canada, and local emergency services, gathered to witness the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211’s ceremony held in conjunction with 4 Wing and the City of Cold Lake. The ceremony openedRead More

An explosion during Exercise TAZ TORNADO 2018, a Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise designed to practice render safe procedures and Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Jimmy Lake Range, Saskatchewan on November 5, 2018.
AB Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

Rendered safe

November 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

CHRISTOPHER KING Members from 4 Wing Cold Lake caught an explosive glimpse into the world of ordnance disposal last week as Exercise Taz Tornado (Ex TT) wrapped up at the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. On Nov. 7, 2018, just over 30 members, civilian and military, took part in a familiarization event to demonstrate how weapons technicians, clearance divers, and combat engineers can safely dispose of, or make safe, explosives. Master Corporal (MCpl.)Jonathan Boisvert, AirRead More

Janelle Haviland, age 13.
Photo by Liane Haviland

National Child Day – power of play and recreation

November 6, 2018 at 10:15 am

SUBMITTED “On Dec. 20, 2015 at the age of 10, Janelle was diagnosed with High Risk Stage 3 Favourable LOH+ Wilms Tumour. (a form of Kidney Cancer). She’s been through surgery, 12 rounds of radiation, and 33 weeks (11 cycles) of chemotherapy.” – Liane Haviland, Janelle’s mother. Like many kids her age, Janelle attends a camp over the summer, but during the summer of 2016, Janelle was undergoing treatment for her cancer, which made itRead More