Congratulations Brigadier-General McGarry! | Félicitations Brigadier-général McGarry!

Colonel Liam McGarry, CFB Borden base commander, was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General, on Dec. 7, 2017. Congratulations BGen McGarry! See next week’s edition for the full story. Colonel Liam McGarry, Commandant de la BFC Borden, a été promu au grade de Brigadier-général le 7 dec 2017. Félicitations Bgén McGarry! L’événement sera couvert en détail dans l’´dition de la semain prochaine. Photo: Avr Rachael Allen, CFB Borden Imagery / Imagerie BFC Borden

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Angus Tim Horton’s to the rescue

The Angus Tim Horton’s is giving back in a big way. Through the Smile Cookie program, the popular coffee shop raised over $10,776 this year. The Angus food bank received $3,445 that will directly go to those in need over the Christmas season. Betty Hunt, president of the Angus Food Bank, was extremely grateful for the support. “It’s great. We really appreciate what they’ve done for us and we have a great community here,” Hunt said. “I would like to thank Tim Horton’s for choosing us again this year. This…

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Return on Investment Rendement du capital investi

By / Par: Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen Although Financial Literacy month has come to an end, the Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP) Financial is still here to provide military personnel, and their families, with many financial services. On Nov. 22, SISIP hosted their annual open house, giving personnel a chance to learn more about the services they offer. Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) MJ Charette, Base CWO, believes that the services provided by SISIP have improved and continue to expand over time. “What it suggests to me is that…

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A Veteran’s Holiday | Un jour du temps des Fêtes pour des anciens combattants

A Veteran’s Holiday Luncheon

Sunnybrook Veterans received a warm welcome when they arrived at the Angus Edward Macdonald Royal Canadian Legion Branch 499 on Saturday November 25. The group stepped into the building where a Christmas-like gathering awaited them. From a Christmas diner to an Elvis impersonator, the group was endlessly entertained. For Debbie Pearson, head of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Angus Legion, this is her 28th year hosting this event. Describing the day as heartwarming, she can’t help but get a little emotional while talking about the event. “It brings tears to…

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Base Commander’s Town Hall | Assemblée générale du commandant de la Base

By / Par: Brooke Belliveau, Citoyen Borden Citizen On the evening of November 7, CFB Borden Base Commander, Colonel Liam McGarry thanked those congregated at the Terra Theatre for, “taking time out of their busy schedules to have a chat,” at the Base Commander’s Town Hall. Many great points arose over the course of the meeting, with some highlights including the following: -Strong, Secure, Engaged: With the new Defence Policy having been released a number of months ago, McGarry discussed what the growth of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will…

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Integrity Cup | Coupe Integrity

By / Par: Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen If you wandered into the Field House on Saturday Nov. 18, you might have been surprised to see many taekwondo enthusiasts take over the gym. Over the weekend, Base Borden welcomed over 170 athletes to a friendly competition at the Integrity Cup. With a wide variety of belt-ranks from yellow to sixth-degree black belt, the ages of the participants was just as diverse, ranging from the ages of six to over 60 years old. The Borden Taekwondo club welcomed competitors form the…

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National Child’s Day | Journée nationale de l’enfant

National Child’s Day   In 1993, the Government of Canada designated November 20 as National Child Day to commemorate two historical United Nation events: the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959 and the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989. National Child Day celebrates the value of children, it is a day to listen to, respect and marvel at all they have to offer. It’s a day to rejoice that children bring special meaning to our…

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Learning Support Centre: engaging students / Centre de soutien de l’apprentissage : favoriser la participation des stagiaires

By / Par Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen Learning in a classroom has changed. We no longer see students sitting in front of a black board taking notes, and teaching methods need to change to accommodate a student’s learning preferences. On November 1, the Learning Support Centre opened its doors, with a range of staff ready to share how to employ new learning methods. “The reality is that students nowadays don’t want to sit in front of an instructor and just see PowerPoint slides. They want something that’s far more…

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Make way for the new Splash Pad! Faites place à la nouvelle aire de jeux d’eau

By / Par Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen The wait is finally over! After being on hold for nearly 3 years, construction for the new splash pad is set to begin within the next few weeks. People of all ages will enjoy a shelter, a pathway and a washroom facility in addition to the splash pad. Standing behind the project, Janet Elliot, President of Open Space Solutions, the company who designed the splash pad, has big plans for the project. “At this point we want to create a destination park…

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