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Decorations at 4 OSS CLAWR Ops on December 14, 2023. Photo Credit: Corporal Julia Currie, Royal Canadian Air Force Imagery Technician

The 2023 Courier News Christmas Office Decorating Challenge is in its’ 21st year of celebrating fantastic holiday displays in the workspaces around 4 Wing.

Seven different offices entered the competition. In this article, we’ll take a look at the six workspaces (in no particular order) that made our hearts glow with Christmas cheer, but were not chosen as the winner in this year’s yuletide tournament! 

10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FTTS)


10 FTTS brought the judging crew into a Winter Wonderland! Highlights included lights, decorated trees and handmade snowflake decorations featuring CF-18 Hornets!



4 Operations Support Squadron Cold Lake Air Weapons Range Operations ( 4 OSS CLAWR Ops)

4 OSS CLAWR Ops’ office took the judges to a Christmas decoration haven, as well as some friendly competition between the Wing Commander and Wing Chief Warrant Officer. Featuring a hockey shootout, basketball and even some in-office Nerf target practice, this office left everyone smiling!


4 Wing Imaging

Treats, imagination and creativity galore! 4 Wing Imaging dressed up their workspace with some nifty homemade crafts and a beautiful piece of winter artwork that left no detail out. Tasty treats under the Christmas tree completed the display! 

1 Dental Unit (1 DU)

1 Dental Unit took the judges on a Barbie-themed Christmas journey! Features included Sears Christmas Wishbooks from years past, Barbie-fied staff and some cuddly four-legged friends, the Wing Commander and Wing Chief were even lucky enough to see themselves living in Barbie Land! 

4 Wing Greenhouse

The 4 Wing Greenhouse welcomed judges with their beautiful homegrown holiday display at the front door. Greenhouse employees took the judging crew for a tour of their operations inside, with highlights including their Koi pond, Nightcrawler tank, and beautiful coffee area.

4 Wing Military Family Resource Society (4 Wing MFRCS)

The 4 Wing MFRC office featured a sweet look at the holiday season, complete with a Gingerbread House welcome desk! other highlights include cozy fireplace decorations and a traditional tree to welcome Santa! 

Have you had a chance to see these incredible offices? Make sure to stop by and join in the holiday cheer!

Ready your drum rolls! In the next article, we’ll announce the winning office for the 2023 Courier News Christmas Office Decorating Challenge!

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