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Empowering the Skies: CFB Cold Lake member among attendees at Montreal’s Women in Aviation Event

Canadian Armed Forces participants, including CFB Cold Lake member Captain Monica Matzner (back row, right)  at the CWIA Conference with Anika Nowak, founder of Purposeful Empathy by Design – All photos from Warrant Officer Pamela Evans. A conference celebrating women in aviation was recently hosted in Montreal. The Canadian Women in Aviation (CWIA) Conference, hosted from May 14th to the...

Full Throttle Festival and After Burner Concert to Light Up Cold Lake and Bonnyville on Air Show Weekend

Guests say hello to an entertainer at the 2022 Full Throttle Festival in Cold Lake – File Photo As the Cold Lake Air Show gears up for its 2024 edition, residents and visitors alike are in for an unforgettable experience with two vibrant celebrations: the Full Throttle Festival in Cold Lake and the After Burner Concert in nearby Bonnyville. Both events promise a thrilling combination of...

Join the Fun at Summer Sports Day at 4 Wing Cold Lake on June 14th

4 Wing members play Volleyball at Summer Sports Day in 2023 – File Photo 4 Wing members can participate in friendly competition once again as 4 Wing Summer Sports Day returns on June 14th. The day will run from 8 AM until Noon and see members participating in up to 9 different activities. 4 Wing Personnel Support Programs Fitness and Sports Manager Tammy Buchanan says the day will go, rain...

CF-188 Hornet flyby for the Edmonton Elks Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Game

File Photo A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-188 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake will conduct a flyby shortly before the Edmonton Elks game on Saturday, June 8, 2024. At approximately 2:04 p.m., the aircraft will fly over the Commonwealth Stadium from North to South at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest obstacle over ground level. Royal Canadian Air Force flybys, requested by...

Chalk the Walk Set to Brighten CFB Cold Lake on June 7th

File Photo The Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Cold Lake community is invited to spread positivity via sidewalk chalk on Friday. 4 Wing Personnel Support Programs is hosting Chalk the Walk on June 7th. Organizers say starting at 10 am people can pick up a piece of chalk and write an inspirational message, drawing, or creative piece on the sidewalk. The event begins at the Colonel J.J. Parr Sports...

Padre’s Ponderings – Being Grounded

Stock Photo The concept of grounding and its benefits has its roots in many cultural and spiritual practices. Simply defined, grounding “is a set of simple strategies that can help you detach from emotional pain.” It’s also a way to dig deeper, reflect on your life, to get to know yourself and your God or your “Other” better. Winona State University, in Minnesota, authored a document,...

2024 Cold Lake Air Show – Three more performers you don’t want to miss!

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Avro Lancaster – Photo from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum The 2024 Cold Lake Air Show is shaping up to be one of the most awe-inspiring celebrations of aviation in the country. On July 20th and 21st, performers from far and wide will take to the skies above Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake to showcase their skills and aircraft to thousands of...

Seven advance after Golf Playdowns at 4 Wing

A golfer tees off at the 4 Wing Golf Playdowns, held at the Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club at CFB Cold Lake, from May 29th to the 31st – All photos by Mike Marshall / The Courier News Golfers at 4 Wing hit the links recently to see who would move on to the Candian Armed Forces (CAF) Sports Golf Regional Championships later this month. Members were out at the Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club from...

Vendor Opportunities Available for CFB Cold Lake’s Cultivate and Craft Market

Vendors and attendees take in the Cultivate and Craft Holiday Market at Club 41 on December 3rd, 2023 – File Photo Upcoming Cultivate and Craft Markets are looking for interested vendors, says organizer and 4 Wing CANEX Manager Sheri Klein.  The markets provide the 4 Wing Community with the opportunity to shop and experience products from the areas around Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake....

Doing The Right Thing Has Rewards!

Supplied Photo 4 Wing Cold Lake Military Police, Cold Lake RCMP and City of Cold Lake Municipal Enforcement Officers are continuing their summer program which rewards youth throughout Cold Lake with Positive Tickets. Tickets will be given to youth who are caught practicing personal safety, being a community hero, and making smart choices. All youth who receive a ticket this year will be...

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