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Team Canada Competitor Captain (Ret’d) Ryan Carey. Sports have always played a key role in the life of Retired Captain Ryan Carey, who played in the Canadian Football League before joining the Canadian Armed Forces. Listen to Veterans Affairs Canada’s new podcast series, Faces of Freedom, to hear his story of how training to compete in the 2021 Invictus Games has reignited his competitive spirit.
Photo: The Maple Leaf

Invictus Games – Dreams on hold

September 15, 2020 at 4:17 pm

DND This past May, Team Canada was scheduled to compete at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, but due to COVID-19 they have had to put their dreams and training on hold until next year. The postponement of the Invictus Games was no doubt a big disappointment for the competitors. To recognize their dedication and motivation, Veterans Affairs Canada collaborated with Soldier On to create a podcast series featuring members of Team Canada. TheRead More

Photo:  LS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

8 September 2020: Message from the Wing Commander, COVID-19

September 8, 2020 at 4:36 pm

Hello members, families and friends of 4 Wing, It has been a while since my last message and a lot has occurred in the last two months. I hope this update finds you in good health. The Wing has been exceptionally busy this summer. Our efforts throughout July and August were dedicated to improving our work processes, modifying our office spaces, and getting people back to work as fast as was safely possible. Now, withRead More

Hockey may not look the same for the upcoming season as it has in the past but the 4 Wing sports department will do all they can to have a program that is safe but also enjoyable for all involved. Photo is from January 2020, when Cold Lake was able to host Canada West Regional Men’s Hockey.
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy

Where there’s a will, there’s a way! 4 Wing works hard to bring sports back for the fall!

September 1, 2020 at 3:34 pm

Josey Yearley, 4 Wing Fitness and Sports Manager It is an undisputed fact that sports participation is embedded into the very fabric of military culture; proving itself again and again as an effective means of building and maintaining physical, mental and social wellness. That is why, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 4 Wing Military Sports Department, under the guidance of Wing Leadership, is working hard to bring organized sports programming backRead More

August 26 marks a day to give man’s best friend a little appreciation. The first occurrence of the national holiday was in 2004 by an animal behaviorist to honour dogs. So on this day, be sure to give your special friend an extra treat or two. And just for a little COVID-19 humour, Blitz the Shepherd Pup gives us a little lesson on how to wear our PPE properly.   
Photo: Instagram @blitztheshepherdpup

August 26 is International Dog Day

August 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm
OS Eloise Lavoie was just one of the many military members deployed to Quebec as part of Operation Laser. 
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Reservist, nurse pleads for unity in pandemic fight

August 18, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Peter Mallett A naval reservist who returned in June from her work at a long-term care home in Quebec has one small request of Canadians: Wear a mask and follow the guidelines of health experts. “It’s vitally important that all people in all parts of the country follow the rules because it will save countless lives as this global pandemic unfolds,” says OS Eloise Lavoie, a registered nurse. “Even if you live in a regionRead More

You will find exercise equipment spread throughout the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre for booking. The Blue Arena has a Spin bike section, as well as several fitness “pods” with access to various types of equipment available for use, such as dumbbells, kettle bells, pre-weighted barbells, BOSU balls, physio balls, tubing, sandbags, battle ropes, three rowing machines, push/pull sled, tire flips, various benches, lifting rack (one rack), medicine balls, mats, foam rollers, etc. See page 2 for more fitness zones available for booking.
Photo: Janae Wandler

Changes to Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

August 18, 2020 at 2:27 pm

Janae Wandler A lot has happened this year that has changed how the world operates. In response to the World Health Organization proclaiming that COVID-19 was a pandemic back in March, 4 Wing took action for the safety of everyone. This included closing the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre. Things are evolving and we’re learning more and more about the virus. With this new knowledge, we are able to start opening up more facilities withRead More