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Bishop McCaig visits the Holy Name Chapel

Bishop McCaig visits the Holy Name Chapel

April 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has asked priests and bishops on many occasions to be good and faithful shepherds, constantly present with their flock. On April 5 the 4 Wing Catholic Parish community welcomed amongst its midst the Shepherd of the Roman Catholic Military Diocese Most Reverend Scott McCaig, CC. Bishop McCaig stayed on our base for five days. His stop over was one of several visitsRead More

More than 20 units sent cadets to 4 Wing for last weekend’s visit.
Photo: Justin Spinello

Northwest Region Cadets learn about CAF during 4 Wing visit

April 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

Jeff Gaye Approximately 500 cadets from Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia visited 4 Wing last weekend for a Canadian Armed Forces familiarization tour. The cadets visited 401 and 409 Squadrons and saw some of the teams behind the scenes, including W TEME, GSAR, ATC, and the Meteorology Section. They also had an interpretive tour of the mounted aircraft and radar displays, offering them a glimpse into RCAF history. Cadet MWO Parker Jackson from Fort McMurrayRead More

Learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Col JJ Parr Sports Centre

Learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Col JJ Parr Sports Centre

April 17, 2018 at 11:36 am

Lesley Devost, Community Recreation Supervisor Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent. Training in BJJ can be used for sport or self-defence. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training and in progressing through the ranking system. Our instructor, Matt Cochrane, has beenRead More

410 Squadron is the “A” Division champion.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Rec volleyball season ends

April 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

The Courier The Inter-Section recreational volleyball season finished last week. 410 Squadron won the “A” side championship, defeating 1 AMS in the final. The Medical/Dental team upset Team PSP to win the “B” side.

Cold Lake Marlins’ swimmers and coaches swam 200 laps, raised some money and had some fun at their annual swimathon on Friday.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Marlins hit the pool for swimathon

April 17, 2018 at 11:31 am

Jeff Gaye The Cold Lake Marlins swim club held their annual swimathon at the Col JJ Parr Sports Centre last Friday. Team members combined to swim 200 laps of the pool, and also raced in a fun relay against parents and competitive military swimmers. The event raised almost $2,000 for club activities and to support Swim Alberta. The club is wrapping up its 2017-18 season, but will start again in the fall. New members areRead More

Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

From Cold Lake to Humboldt: We’re with you

April 17, 2018 at 11:29 am

The Courier Shown are some of the units and sections that took part in Jersey Day for in honour of the Humboldt Broncos last Thursday. Many more units and individuals participated. Members wore NHL jerseys, amateur and minor hockey team jerseys, unit jerseys and even baseball, football and basketball gear to send the message. The CAF’s gesture was part of a Canada-wide campaign to let the Broncos, their families and their communities know that theRead More