2017 IRONMAN COMPETITION / COMPÉTITION IRONMAN 2017

By / Par MCpl / Cplc Madge, Vehicle Company / Compagnie des véhicules, RCEME School / École du GEMRC This year, the Canadian Army Doctrine Training Centre (CADTC) sent a team from the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical and Engineers (RCEME) School to CFB Petawawa to compete in the 2017 Ironman competition. The RCEME School team of five members completed the competition, a total of 50km divided into an initial 32km ruck march, 4km portage, 8km canoeing and a final 6km ruck march to the finish. Each participant carries a 40lb…

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An eye to the sky / Un regard vers le ciel

By / Par Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen F rom being a volunteer fire fighter to organizing air shows, Major (Ret’d) Rick Kurtzer is a man with a few tricks up his sleeve. Originally from Toronto, Kurtzer began his military career in 1970 as an Airframe Technician with 411 Air Reserve Squadron, located in his hometown. Eight years later, Kurtzer was commissioned from the rank of Warrant Officer to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned as the Squadron Aircraft Servicing Officer for the 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. Kurtzer served…

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Catch the Ace Angus gives back

By Archie Duckworth and Peter Mathiews, Co-Chairs of Catch the Ace Angus On Saturday September 30, at the Angus Legion Branch 499, Catch The Ace Angus donated $2,000 to the Angus Food Bank. Catch The Ace as been ongoing for eight weeks and our progressive pot has reached an estimated total of $9,000. We sponsor local charities and this time around we have chosen to support the Angus Food Bank. Normally, we would wait until the Ace has been caught prior to dispersing funds but because the food bank is…

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Thanksgiving history… stuffed with facts | Histoire de l’Action de grâces et faits nombreux

By / Par Yanik Gagnon, Citoyen Borden Citizen Thanksgiving is upon us and with the beauty of the leaves changing and the delicious smell of turkey in the air, it can be hard to remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving and where it comes from. Long before Europeans came to Canada, they held a festival to thank and celebrate harvest during the month of October. According to historians, the original Canadian Thanksgiving celebration took place when English explorer, Martin Frobisher, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578. He wanted to celebrate his…

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Putting safety into practise / Mettre la sécurité en pratique

In order to celebrate and emphasize the importance of safety during National Safety Week 18-22 September, the Canadian Forces Health Services Training Centre (CFHSTC) held a photo contest entitled “Putting Safety into Practice”. In an attempt to bring awareness to the job related hazards specific to CFHSTC, staff collaborated to document how they employ safe working practices. Their combined efforts assist daily in contributing to an increase in staff, student and patient safety from accidents which may otherwise result from neglect or a lack of awareness. The winning submission was…

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Peacekeeper’s Park honoured

By / Par Brooke Belliveau, Citoyen Borden Citizen The Angus Horticultural Society hosted their annual Flower and Vegetable Show and Tea on September 23, gathering together to appreciate one another’s hard work, and recognizing members of the community. This year’s show displayed the efforts of 11 exhibitors, with a total of 61 entries in various categories. Judge of the exhibits, Janice Schmidt, commended the exhibitors for their presentations; especially given the irregular weather we have experienced this summer. Following delicious homemade refreshments, it was time for awards. Individuals who competed…

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CAF National Sports – Soccer / Sports nationaux des FAC – Soccer

Men’s Final –As players arrived at CFB Borden’s fields early on the morning of September 14, adjusting a camera to film the men’s national soccer final was Brad, a representative for PSP based in Edmonton.  The game was being streamed on Facebook live which is a new initiative for CAF National sports adding a new perspective of what would be an exciting final. The men’s final had Gagetown representing the Atlantic Region, up against Montreal representing the Eastern Region.  It didn’t take long for Montreal’s attack to find the back…

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Fun at Family Day | Plaisir au rendez-vous à la Journée de la famille

By / Par Brooke Belliveau, Citoyen Borden Citizen Great excitement filled the air at CFB Borden’s baseball diamonds on September 16, as the community gathered for Borden Family Day. Previously known as Welcome to Borden, the event got a makeover this year as organizers from PSP, Borden Family Resource Centre (BFRC), and Official Languages took it outside under the beautiful sunshine, allowing for more activities and fun. CFB Base Commander, Colonel Liam McGarry welcomed everyone to the event, high fiving a minion on his way to the stage. “It turned…

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BBQ for benefaction / Barbecue de bienfaisance

Canadian Forces Military Police Academy (CFMPA) staff and students took a break from the mess, and held a charitable BBQ on September 7. Cpl Farrow and Cpl Essebier, organizers of the BBQ and students completing their initial training at the Academy, moved about the room refilling chip bowls, relocating condiments and making sure all was in order. “Each course that comes through raises money for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children (MPFBC),” explained Lt Ward, CFMPA Officer in Command of Training, explaining the purpose for the event. MPFBC was…

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