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Festival of Trees ready to light up All Ranks

The 2021 Festival of Trees – Supplied Photo It’ll be a winter wonderland at the All Ranks Lounge, says the 4 Wing Messes.  December 6th marks the start of decorating for their Festival of Trees competition. “We encourage all 4 Wing units and squadrons to partake in this festive competition!” remarks the mess team in a post on their Facebook page. “Each unit and...

Reasonable Doubt

We live in a time of competing truths. The pandemic has challenged many of us to sift through the flurry of studies, reports, news articles, opinion pieces, YouTube videos, and the list goes on in an effort to inform ourselves and make the best decisions for our own health, the health of our loved ones, and the health of our neighbours. It is hard to know for sure what the truth is. But this...

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Dec 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This year, the theme is “Courageous Conversations for a More Equitable, Diverse, Inclusive, and Accessible Future.” The day aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, to increase awareness of disability issues, and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights, integration, and inclusion of persons...

Get To Know Your Team: Coordinator Civilian HR at 4 Wing

At 4 Wing, we have over 325 Public Service Employees of which 154 report to the Wing Commander. My role as the 4 Wing Coordinator, majorly consists of being the advisor to the Wing Commander and report our staffing progress. This task occurs on a quarterly basis via the HRSC meeting. This is where we discuss strategies, operational requirements and discuss mandatory training requirements that...

4 Wing MFRCS hosting online 50/50

The 4 Wing MFRCS launched an online 50/50 draw on November 26th – Supplied Photo The 4 Wing Military Family Resource Centre Society (MFRCS) is hosting another chance to win cash while supporting their services. A 50/50 online raffle has begun where the winner will receive half of the ticket sales, up to $10,000. “One winning ticket will be drawn, we’re hopeful that this Raffle...

November 4 Wing Command Team Message

Just like that it’s winter, how did that happen already?  Outside of the unsolicited cold weather serviceability check of our car batteries and the blanket of snow that invaded our streets and driveways, November was another busy month for 4 Wing! We were fortunate to host Maj (Ret’d) Dee Brasseur’s visit to hear her perspective and experiences as one of Canada’s (and the world’s) first two...

Christmas Hamper, Angel Tree donations underway

The 4 Wing Angel Tree inside the CANEX Mall – Photo by Mike Marshall A festive way to assist Canadian Armed Forces members at 4 Wing during the holiday season is underway. The 2021 Christmas Hamper and Angel Tree program is up and running. Units across the base are now taking donations of various food items along with toiletries and other household items to make up the hampers, along with...

Impacted Kringle Syndrome

I was in Canadian Tire a few months ago on a mission. It was the end of the summer season, and I was fervently hoping that the left-handed lawn edger with collapsible sun-shelter and double cup holder would be on sale. Or that they’d even have such a thing. As I went into the lawn and garden section, I noticed that they’d already started putting out the Hallowe’en decorations. It was near the...

4 Wing Messes put on successful Halloween Haunted House

The 4 Wing Mess Team put on a successful Haunted House this Halloween – Photo by Janae Wandler  This past October was an exciting month for the 4 Wing Cold Lake Messes. It marked the first occasion since the beginning of COVID-19 that the Messes were successful in offering membership an in-person event within the Mess. The Messes opened their doors to volunteering members from a multitude...

Get To Know Your Team: Wing Personnel Selection Officer

The WPSO office at 4 Wing, located in the Centennial Building – Photo by Mike Marshall The job of a Personnel Selections Officer divides into two main areas: In-Service Selection, and Transition. For In-Service Selection, we are the specialists to address concerns with regards to person-organization and person-job fit, in the context of career changes. With our members, we discuss...

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