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Imagery of 4 Wing Comptroller office area during the annual Courier decoration challenge with a Santa’s Work Shop theme, 4 Wing Cold Lake, on 09 December 2022 – Photo credit: Corporal Kastleen Strome, Royal Canadian Air Force Imagery Technician

 The 2022 Courier News Christmas Office Decorating Challenge is celebrating 20 years of fantastic holiday displays in the workspaces around 4 Wing.

Nine different offices entered the competition. In this article, we’ll take a look at four workspaces that made the finalist list, but were not chosen as the winner in this year’s yuletide tournament! 

10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FTTS)

10 FTTS offered a creative and fun look into how they could help Santa Claus with his Christmas flight! Features of their decorations included a radar control desk, flight map and even a gym to keep all the elves looking and feeling their best for the arrival of the big day!


Real Property Operations (RP Ops)

RP Ops welcomed the judges in with sights, sounds, and smells of holiday cheer! After welcoming the judges and singing a Christmas carol (in both English and French), the team showed the judges around their storybook office and then shared some Gingerbread cookies and dog cuddles! 

1 Air Maintainance Squadron (1 AMS) X Area 

What holiday isn’t complete without a visit from the Grinch? Members at 1 AMS X Area showed off their “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” theme with handmade decorations, tasty baking, famous Who Hash, and even a visit from the green misanthrope and Santa Claus!  

Wing Comptroller 

The Wing Comptroller office took the judges for a trip into Santa’s workshop an even featured a visit from an “imitation” Santa. During the tour, “Santa ” arrived and was quickly judged to be a fraud. After a brief struggle featuring both Nerf guns and snowballs, Santa was unmasked and found to be none other than Maj Gosselin! 

Ready your drum rolls! In the next article, we’ll announce the winning office for the 2022 Courier News Christmas Office Decorating Challenge!

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