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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

Immersion trip to Quebec City for the Continuous French Course, 2018-2019: Operation Picturesque

– For a group of CAF members at CFB Borden who had been taking the Canadian Forces Language School’s Continuous French Course at Borden since July 2018, a cultural and language immersion week in Quebec City was a unique and memorable element of their language learning.

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Canadian Rangers save brother and sister after snowmobile fIre

– A brother and sister escaped unharmed when their snowmobile was destroyed by fire while they were travelling from Wunnumin Lake to Nibinamik, two small Oji-Cree communities in the Far North of Ontario.

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Orca-class vessels visit northern Vancouver Island communities

– There were many firsts during recent community events undertaken by the Royal Canadian Navy on northern Vancouver Island: the first time Orca-class vessels fueled in Port Hardy, the first time they came alongside in Port McNeill, and the first time many youth in these communities met sailors in uniform.

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The Royal Military College Bike-A-Thon raises $12,000 for Soldier On

– On March 16, 2019, the 11th Annual Bike-A-Thon at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) raised in excess of $12,000 and biked over 13,000 kilometres in support of the Soldier On program.

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The Challenge of Distance Education

– For the past five years, the French as a second language virtual classroom pilot project has been the pride of Canadian Forces Language School Detachment Saint-Jean (CFLS Det Saint-Jean)

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Canada’s Military Airworthiness Authority among first to receive NATO recognition

– On March 1, Canada became the fourth nation (after the Netherlands, Italy and France) to receive a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Recognition Certificate for its Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA).

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Royal Canadian Navy ships conduct first-ever visit to Togo

– On a beautiful Tuesday morning, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Kingston and Shawinigan came alongside in Lomé, the capital city of Togo.

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CFLS completes another successful iteration of its Language Teacher Training Course

– In January, the Canadian Forces Language School (CFLS) welcomed 17 student-teacher representatives from 13 countries including representatives from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

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The Defence Team reflects on progress and ways ahead – addressing intersectionality, achieving equity

– On March 21, the Defence Team gathered in the National Defence Headquarters concourse to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

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Siblings honour RCAF father at gravesite

– Kerry Balcom was only seven years old in 1962 when his father, Sergeant Gordon Balcom, suffered a heart attack while on operations on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

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