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Wing Commander’s Wellness Challenge – Week 1 Winner

Erin Garneau with her son, Hayden. Photo: Submitted Congratulations to the Week 1 Winner of the #P4Challenge: Erin Garneau! Thank you to all who participated last week. There are still plenty of prizes to be one over the next 15 weeks, so don’t miss out! This week the Goldie Squad moved and there are four new places to find them, snap a photo and share. Registration required to win prizes:...

Kicking and Screaming

Photo: CFMWS After ten long and interminable years, it finally happened.  No, I wasn’t selected to represent Canada at the world’s curmudgeon finals.  And CSIS hadn’t caught up with me – at least not yet.  Instead, as most of CFB Edmonton was cheered to hear, I was posted.  Where? they asked in febrile interest, eyes shining with intensity.  Where?!  Why, Cold Lake [cue guffaws of laughter...

UPDATE – Exercise AMALGAM DART kicks off in Cold Lake

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is conducting Exercise AMALGAM DART, an Arctic air defence exercise, from June 10 to 18, 2021. The exercise will feature a variety of military aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) operating out of Alaska U.S. and other northern locations including 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. While the majority of...

Live Music coming to Elk Point July 10

Featuring Canadian country star Aaron Pritchett as a special guest Elk Point, AB:  2nd Chance Trail Ride Society is hosting ‘Tunes and Tailgates’ Drive-In Concert July 10, 2021 in Elk Point to raise funds to continue supporting transplant patients through their journey. The event will include performances by Aaron Pritchett, Ray Mussell of “Paradise Motel”, Cross Parallel, a dynamic musical duo...

John Howard Society announces closure of their overnight Mat program

To our Staff, Volunteers, Guests and Community Partners: It is with regret that the Board of Directors of the Cold Lake John Howard Society must announce the closure of our overnight Mat program due to a lack of sufficient funding to continue operations. The final day for this program will be the night of Sunday, June 13th; we encourage guests impacted by this to contact our outreach worker to...

Exercise AMALGAM DART taking place at 4 Wing Cold Lake

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be conducting Exercise AMALGAM DART, an Arctic air defence exercise, from June 10 to 18, 2021. The exercise will feature a variety of military aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) operating out of Alaska U.S. and other northern locations including 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta. While the majority of...

National Day of Prayer – Mourning the Loss of 215 Indigenous Children

As news came on May 28, 2021, that the remains of 215 children were found in undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, we entered into a national time of mourning for these children, their families, and their communities. Gatherings were held around sacred fires across the country. Prayers were sung and spoken. Church bells were rung. Orange...

Health Promotion’s Feature Friday initiative

It’s time for #FeatureFriday! Today’s featured member is Maj Alexia Hannam. As a pilot, Maj Hannam has been in Cold Lake for six years, spending five years at 417 Combat Support (CS) Squadron and currently in the role of the Wing Flight Safety Officer. To stay healthy, Maj Hannam has been working out in her living room using YouTube! She also enjoys running and biking with her dog and...

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