Post Tagged with: "International Women’s Day"

A group of students from the community walk back to the hanger after receiving a helicopter ride from 417 Combat Support Squadron.
Photo: AB Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

More photos from International Women’s Day

March 12, 2019 at 9:59 am
Captain Vanessa Fulford works as a Flight Test Engineer (FTE) at Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE).
Photo: MS Kathryn Poudrier, Image Data Systems, AETE

The sky’s the limit for the determined

March 12, 2019 at 9:10 am

Joy Smith When Vanessa Fulford was growing up in Fort McMurray, AB she wanted to be an astronaut. That is quite a lofty goal for a young person, especially for someone who, at that time, had very little understanding of what was involved in becoming an astronaut. Today, Vanessa Fulford is an Aerospace Engineer at the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE), specializing as a Flight Test Engineer. She is also a Captain in the RoyalRead More

On June 20, 1989, Captain Jane Foster (left) and Captain Deanna “Dee” Brasseur stand atop a CF-188 Hornet fighter jet. According to the original caption of this photo, they were at that time the only two women in the world flying fighter jets in operational squadrons. In 1979, Captain Brasseur, Captain Leah Mosher and Captain Nora Bottomley had become the first women in the Canadian Armed Forces to earn their pilots’ wings after the occupation opened to women. 
Photo: CKC89-3773, DND Archives

Celebrating women in aviation

March 5, 2019 at 9:11 am

James Carruthers In 1974, six years before the job of Canadian Armed Forces pilot was opened to women, Major Wendy Clay got her wings. Major Clay, who would go on to earn the rank of major-general, was a doctor in Canada’s military. She undertook the pilot training to have a better understanding of the medical needs of pilots and other aircrew. She held the title as Canada’s only qualified female military aviator until 1979, whenRead More

Mentors Wanted

Mentors Wanted

February 5, 2019 at 6:06 am

Cpl Emily Gillis On 8 March 2019, 4 Wing, Cold Lake will celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). This day is commemorated each year in Canada. Established in 1977 by the United Nations, it recognizes women’s great achievements in our society. IWD will take place at 4 Wing Cold Lake on Friday, March 8 from 0730 until 1600 hours for the purpose of acknowledging women in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and providing outreach to girlsRead More

Sandra Perron. 
Photo: Ross Macdonald

Canada’s first female infantry officer to speak March 8

February 27, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Courier Sandra Perron, Canada’s first female infantry officer, will give a presentation at an International Women’s Day event at Club 41 on Thursday, March 8. Perron is the author of Out Standing in the Field, a memoir of her military career. The book made the long list for CBC Radio’s popular “Canada Reads” panel. Perron is a senior partner with A New Dynamic Enterprise Inc, specializing in Organizational Behaviour, Trauma Informed Care and Diversity.Read More