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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

Blue Beret Parade celebrates 75 years of innovation, integrity and tenacity for Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

– The Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) celebrated its 75th anniversary during their national Blue Beret Parade held at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden on May 15, 2019.

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‘Swift, Skilled, Alert’ – mother and soldier Sergeant Melissa Walcott’s story

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Sergeant Melissa Walcott isn’t just “any other soldier,” as this mother of three is continually seeking challenges to push herself mentally and physically – all the while balancing the demands of being a soldier, signaller, leader, wife, mother, and role model!

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A licence plate for veterans: honouring the duty to remember

– On April 12, the new veterans’ licence plate was unveiled by Quebec Transport Minister François Bonnardel at the Quebec Garrison Club.

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Gladiators of the Culinary Arena; putting their skills to the test

– This year’s 44th Annual Joint Culinary Training Exercise/ Competition in Fort Lee Virginia, USA, was both exciting and challenging for the 2019 CAF Culinary Team.

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RMC places 8th out of 49 teams at the Sandhurst military skills competition

– Officer cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) captured 8th place on Saturday, April 13, at this year’s Sandhurst Military Skills Competition.

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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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