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Battle of Britain flyby planned

A pair of CF-18 Hornets will cross the sky over Cold Lake on Sunday in celebration of the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The pair of aircraft from 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron will cross over Heritage Park, located on Veteran’s Way, just after 11:00 AM. “The flyby will be at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest obstacle over ground level and run from...

Mess staff honoured for outstanding service

JJ Grey (left), Mess Manager, and Sara Ashley Hayes (right), Mess Function Coordinator were honoured by the Officers’ executive committee at the Fall General Mess Meeting (GMM) for their outstanding service the past few months. The token was awarded by Major Gosselin (centre). This token acknowledged the efforts placed in maintaining membership morale, facilitating the TGIW’s and weekly Trivia...

The Steel Spirit features artist Brian Lintner

The Steel Spirit is a platform for artwork submissions by Military, First Responder and Hospital Practitioners. They are always looking for new and emerging artists with and without experience, from every background and every age. For more information or if you would like to be involved, please visit: www.thesteelspirit.ca Featured artist Brian Lintner, born in Toronto, is the son of Irish and...

How dull you are!

When we are young we often take things for granted that we miss when we hit middle age.  Keeping up physical resilience, for instance. A twenty-five year old will easily undergo all kinds of shocks, jumping down from a vehicle or rolling down a hill without blinking an eye.  Later on, however, we begin to get what can be described as “physical regret” when we take the leaps that were once so...

Editorial: Nice to meet you

Hello. Hi. Bonjour. My name is Mike and I’ll be looking after the Courier News from now on. I figured the first piece I should write would be something about me, so that you can understand where your news and information inside the Courier is coming from. I was born down Highway 28 in Edmonton some thirty years ago. I’ve lived in a few places in my life, some of the names might be familiar like...

Spots still open for CAF longest drive competition

Spots are still available to try your hand at the CAF National Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin competition at the Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club.  PSP Sports Coordinator Jerry Ingham says October 7th is the day golfers will compete in either the under-40 or 40-plus year-old categories. “Eleven people have registered so far and we’re hoping to get at least twice that.” It’s...

FASD Awareness Day

September 9th was recognized as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (FASD) Day. FASD is a lifelong disability caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. FASD disorders fall on a spectrum, as alcohol will affect fetuses differently depending on where they are in their development cycle, the amount of alcohol that is consumed and the genetic makeup of both parents. These disorders can range from...

Wing Commander Wellness Challenge – Week 14 Winner!

Congratulations to Melissa Krohn for being the Week 14 winner of the Wing Commander’s Wellness Challenge. Each Monday, we’ll post two photos of our Sleepy Sheep on the 4wingconnection Facebook page or 4winghealthpromotion Instagram page! Your goal is to go out, find them and snap a selfie while learning a fun fact about sleep. Post your selfie on social media (Facebook or Instagram) with...

4 Wing MFRCS – We’ve Got Something To Smile About!

During the week of 13-19 September 2021, purchase a delicious Tim Hortons Smile Cookie for only $1.00 + tax at any of the Cold Lake locations (North, South, Tri City Mall) and ALL proceeds go to the 4 Wing Military Family Resource Centre Society (MFRCS) to enhance our programs and services! Show your support by purchasing Tim Hortons Smile Cookies during the week-long campaign, and challenge...

The retirement of MWO Roger Best

Flag party, led by WO Nantel Photo: MCpl J.W.S. Houck, 10 FTTS Imaging   On September 1, 2021, Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Roger Best shall be hanging up his uniform and saying farewell to the RCAF after 30+ years of dedicated and loyal service. “It is a hard decision for me, but it’s my time to go,” stated MWO Best during his goodbye speech to 10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10...

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