Post Tagged with: "4 Wing MFRC"

Katherine Merrell-Anderson hopes to expand MFRC youth programs.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

New youth coordinator at MFRC

December 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Jeff Gaye Katherine Merrell-Anderson is the new youth programs coordinator at 4 Wing MFRC. Merrell-Anderson has worked with MFRC for a year and a half as a youth monitor, and during her practicum for her social work diploma from Portage College. She will be responsible for weekly programming and special events at the 4 Wing Youth Centre, and several annual events. “I’m currently working on the Family Day programming, which will include a dance andRead More

The CFB Cold Lake Brass and Reed Band, circa 1982. Then-Sergeant Bob Hall, left was the bandmaster. Hall retired from the RCAF Band as a CWO, and currently conducts a community band in Winnipeg.
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Concert will celebrate 35 years of the 4 Wing Band

October 3, 2017 at 5:33 pm

The Courier The 4 Wing Band celebrates 35 years of music on October 14 with a special concert at the 4 Wing Theatre. CFB Cold Lake had a band before 1982, but it was in November of that year that a message from National Defence Headquarters established the group as an official Regular Force Voluntary Band. Prior to that date, the band played as a recreational club. Official status meant the band was eligible forRead More

Families of deployed personnel can drop in anytime.
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Deployment Service Centre helps families deal with deployment separation

September 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

Jeff Gaye A military member’s deployment can create a whole set of challenges and stresses for the family at home. Some can be relatively minor, but others can potentially make the deployment period difficult. 4 Wing MFRC’s Deployment Service Centre (DSC) helps families deal with the many problems that come with separation, whether it’s lending a hand with household chores, helping with the kids, or dealing with emergencies. It starts with registration. Deploying members orRead More

Col Doyle remembered the ground crew and support personnel behind the Allied victory in the Battle of Britain.
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Battle of Britain: “The Few” had the help of many

September 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Jeff Gaye Cold Lake gathered at the cenotaph on Sunday to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The battle was the first to be decided by air power, and was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. The Royal Air Force, with participants from other nations including Canada, managed to repel Luftwaffe efforts to weaken Britain’s defences. Had they not, Hitler was prepared to launch an invasion of the island. TheRead More