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Tag: Sports – Active Living

Sailor up for CISM Athlete of the Year Award

– AB Yvette Yong has been a rising star in the world of military sports and martial arts. She brought home the gold in the 2018 Pan American Taekwondo Championships where she represented the Canadian Armed Forces, and was ranked number one in the world in women’s fin weight category.

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Former soldier goes on a conquest of Canada for a good cause

– After having served his country for the past 14 years, Master Corporal (retired) Keven Martel, a former member of the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, is planning a cross-Canada journey from the most easterly point to the most westerly point in June 2019.

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RCAF sweeps national sports awards

– RCAF personnel won all five of the sports achievements awards at the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces sports awards and an RCAF member was inducted into the sports honour roll.

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Going the Iron Distance on the Triathlon World Stage

– On October 13, Colonel John Giguère, a 35 year Reserve Force armoured officer currently working at Military Personnel Command in Ottawa, was one of seven athletes representing the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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CAF athletes excel at World Master Athletics Championships

– Canadian Armed Forces athletes excelled at the World Master Athletics Championships held September 4-16, 2018, in Malaga, Spain.

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2018 Canada Army Run shirts get unique CADPAT design

– The 2018 Canada Army Run shirts had a unique Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) camouflage design for the first time in the event’s history, as well as short-sleeve versions.

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RCAF Sports Achievement Awards

– Earlier this year, the recipients of the 2017 RCAF sports achievements awards were announced. The winners have also been nominated for the national Canadian Armed Forces Sports Awards, to be presented October 18, 2018.

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Team Canada announced for Invictus Games Sydney 2018

– Team Canada will be competing alongside more than 500 competitors from a record 18 participating allied nations in 11 sports at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia from October 20 to 27.

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15 Wing DameBusters inspire roller derby community

– Created in April 2016 by Captain Andie Gallagher, the 15 Wing DameBusters are the first military roller derby team. Despite the team’s young age, they are well known in Saskatchewan for the rapidity at which the beginners progress through their training and “benchmark”, which allows them to compete in bouts.

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Sisters represent Canada at international volleyball championship

– The Chang sisters wanted to give a special shout out to their high school coaches, Trish Nicholson and Stephanie Knowles. They say it was them who made them fall in love with the game, leading them on this journey to represent Canada at an international level.

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