Camp

Day Camp at St. Joseph’s and Trinity Chapel 17-21 July, Ages 4-5 mornings, ages 6-12 full day Registration: $25 per child (full day), $15 per child (half day) For more details, call 705-424-1200, ex 2318 or 5617 Camp d’été a la chapelle St. Joseph et Trinity 17-21 juillet, Âges : 4 et 5 ans ,matinée seulement, De 6 à 12 ans ,journée complète Frais d’inscription : 25 $ par enfant (journée complète) ou 15 $ par enfant (demi- journée Pour plus amples renseignements, ou si vous êtes intéressés a y…

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Helping children flourish / Pour aider les enfants à s’épanouir

By / Par Brooke Belliveau, Citoyen Borden Citizen When Madelyn speaks about gymnastics, she lights up. An infectious smile spreads across her face, and she is ready to share. However, according to her Mom, Lynn Dove-Russell, that wasn’t always the case. “[Gymnastics is] the best thing that’s happened to her, and I can honestly say that two years when Madelyn started…it was very hard for her to come out of her shell. Madelyn has autism and extreme anxiety. She didn’t want to try new things, and didn’t trust people,” explains…

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Exploring military culture and beyond / Explorer la culture militaire, et plus encore

O n June 5, CFB Borden had the chance to educate, and guide a group from the 2017 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC). The GGCLC allows future leaders from across our country to travel to a different province, and experience different organizations, businesses and projects, learning what makes them tick. The goal is to enhance knowledge, understanding and leadership skills in the chosen individuals, that they can then employ as they reach more senior positions in the future. “They are being exposed over ten days to a variety of…

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Down on the range / Au champ de tir

Braving the heat with bows in tow, archers made their way to the outdoor range on June 10 for the Base Borden Rod and Gun Club’s Archery Contest. There were all ages and all abilities represented, from seasoned shooters to people who had never handled a bow. Everyone was having a great time, aiming down range at the 3 dimensional animal targets, and the square targets as well. Among the participants was grade two student, Mason, who came out with his dad and younger brother, Mathis. “This is our second…

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Borden Dance / Club de danse de Borden:

Stars on Stage / Les étoiles de la danse By / Par Brooke Belliveau, Citoyen Borden Citizen Bright lights illuminated the stage at the Terra Theatre on May 27 for Stars on Stage: the Borden Dance annual recital. Some of the younger dancers looked unsure as they skipped onto the stage for the first time, while the more experienced had a look of either focus and determination, or pure joy on their faces as they glided, tapped and leaped across the space. The audience, dominated by proud family members and…

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A better future, one coffee at a time / Un avenir meilleur, un café à la fois

By / Par Leighsah Millward, Citoyen Borden Citizen Kids were the winners on Wednesday, May 31 when Tim Hortons locations across the country celebrated Camp Day, a charity that allows children from low-income families to thrive through summer camp experiences. “Everyone on Base, it’s such a tight knit community, came out to support the cause. Lots of volunteers and lots of people buying our Camp Day bracelet, and coffee…all going to a great cause,” said one of CFB Borden’s Tim Hortons Owner/Operators, Chris Naylor. “They (the military) are always willing…

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No picnic for participants / Pas de la tarte pour les participants

By / Par Leighsah Millward, Citoyen Borden Citizen A large group of eager individuals laughed and smiled, prepared to meet the challenges that last Friday’s misty morning brought, as Health and Physical Fitness Day returned to CFB Borden. An energetic warmup by PSP, pumping music and the enthusiastic laughter and cheers of the participants led the day. Everyone then broke into their units for the Fittest Unit competition, and those who were doing yoga or the Team Building Fitness Challenge went their separate ways. Fittest Unit was a tough challenge,…

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Pizza is Hot and Ready!

By / Par Brooke Belliveau, Citoyen Borden Citizen A line snaked throughout the store front at Little Caesar’s in Angus on May 30- their opening day- and out back the staff danced around the kitchen, to keep up with the demand. “We [are doing] lot better than we even thought we would. We were hoping for some traffic from the high school, but not a line-up out the door,” said owner, Lee Carson at approximately 11:30am… before the majority of Canadian Armed Forces personnel even started their lunch break! “This…

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Emergency Preparedness Week | Semaine de la sécurité civile

Several Firefighters made an appearance outside of CANEX on May 10, in conjunction with Emergency Preparedness Week. Literature and information was made available to the community about a range of natural disasters, which is even more pertinent considering the flooding conditions that have been experienced over the past weeks. “It is important for the Fire Department to engage with public during Emergency Preparedness Week, especially due to the fact that our region is susceptible to a wide range of weather emergencies such tornadoes, ice storms, and flooding to name a…

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