Bringing home the hardware | Le Club de taekwondo de Borden remporte des médailles

By / Par Maj L. Blanchette, Instructor / instructeur, Borden Taekwon-Do / Club de taekwondo de Borden Several members of Borden Taekwon-Do recently competed in the Pan-American championships for the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) which were held from the 28th to the 30th of July at the Mattamy Training Center in Toronto. This international event was hosted by the Canadian Elite Taekwon-Do. It involved athletes from multiple countries spanning from North to South America. The competition included both coloured and black belt competition. All athletes competed in patterns and sparring….

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Putting people first | Accorder la priorité aux gens

A large crowd gathered together at CFB Borden’s North Gate on the morning of August 3 to start the day off on a positive note, celebrating inclusiveness, equality, and dignity. This year marks the second annual Pride Flag Ceremony at CFB Borden. Acting Base Commander and Commanding Officer of the Administrative Branch, LCol D. Grebstad had a powerful message to share. “The Defence Team at Base Borden is committed to putting people first. We embrace diversity through inclusive personnel policies, ongoing education and awareness initiatives, training, and events across the…

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Another aviation first | Une autre première dans le monde de l’aviation canadien

By / Par Brooke Belliveau, Citoyen Borden Citizen HCol Gerald P.J. Haddon is the grandson of J.A.D. McCurdy, Canada’s first pilot who flew a Silver Dart on February 23, 1909 over Bras d’Or Lake, in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Haddon was also the Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering from October 2010 to April 2014. This helps to explain his keen interest in aviation in Canada, and of course, its rich history. In 2009, he was given the unique opportunity to have a hand in…

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Township of Essa: Low Cost Rabies Clinics

All domestic animals welcome! Location: 5654 County Road 21 Intersection of County Road 21 and County Road 56 (Township of Essa Roads Garage) Cost for Vaccination: $20 -Saturday September 30, 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by: Essa Veterinary Services Veterinarian: Dr. June D’Souza DVM -Saturday October 14, 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by: Mill Street Animal Clinic Veterinarian: Dr. Varsh Patel DVM -Saturday October 21, 2015 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by: Essa Veterinary Services Veterinarian: Dr. June D’Souza DVM Please exercise caution as there…

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Ready to offer assistance / Prêt à venir en aide

Corporal (Cpl) Laila Stone a Royal Canadian Air Force Aviation Systems Technician with 417 Combat Support Squadron, inspected a CH-146 Griffon Helicopter as she works during Operation LENTUS at Kamloops Airport, in Kamloops BC on 21 July 2017. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2013. Cpl Stone, originally from Blue Mountain Ontario, is pleased to have the opportunity be able to help her fellow Canadians during this difficult time. Passionate about animals she hopes for a rapid conclusion to this year’s wildfire season not only for the humans involved…

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A natural partnership / Une combinaison gagnante

PSP and Canadian Tire Jumpstart: a natural partnership For one military family, the unique challenges of life in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) resulted in financial hardship. With a change in trade, 3 moves, a Cpl. in the CAF was worried about the not being able to afford sports for their children. “Sports are very important to our family, that is how we make most of our friends. It would have broken my heart if they had not played this year,” says Cpl. The Cpl.’s family has an important history…

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CAF Appreciation: Honda Indy Race / Activités de reconnaissance des Forces armées canadiennes : course Honda Indy

300 Canadian Armed Forces members, including a group from CFB Borden, had the opportunity to attend the Honda Indy Toronto Race at Exhibition Place on July 16 . The group marched on the track to the opening ceremony where Sgt David Grenon, a conducting student at Canadian Forces Logistic Training Centre’s (CFLTC) Music Division had the honour of singing the national anthems. A great time was had by all! Trois cents (300) membres des Forces armées canadiennes, y compris un groupe de la BFC Borden, ont eu l’occasion de participer…

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One year in Command / Bilan d’une première année au commandement

By / Par Col L. McGarry, CFB Borden Base Commander / Colonel Liam McGarry, commandant de la BFC Borden Last week marked one year of my tenure as Commander here at CFB Borden. It has been a busy year closing out the centennial celebrations, while maintaining the unrelenting training tempo across the base and training group. Nevertheless, I still carry the ambition and excitement I had for the job when I first stepped into the Command Suite. When I first arrived, I said that I would take the first one…

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