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Reviewing Officer, LCdr Lucas Kenward (centre), signs the certificate officiating the command change between Outgoing Commanding Officer, LCdr Todd J. Bacon (right), and the Incoming Commanding Officer, LCdr Kristina Gray (left).
Photos by LS David Gariepy, MARPAC Imaging Services

HMCS Saskatoon Change of Command

Take the UrbaCity Challenge this fall

Take the UrbaCity Challenge this fall

The 7th annual UrbaCity Challenge just might be the most fun you can have supporting a charity. On Sunday, Sept. 24, hundreds of racers will take on amazing Challenge Stations that test brain and body, in a wild downtown Victoria adventure race. But before race day, the first challenge for all competitors is to fundraise […]

Parade marching down Belleville St. Photo by John W. Penner

National Peacekeepers’ Day

Last Wednesday, current and past military members converged on the B.C. Legislative Lawn to honour and remember Canada’s Peacekeepers.

Military members wave their white cowboy hats with Rear-Admiral Art McDonald at the Calgary Stampede. Photo by Ashley Materi, 3rd Canadian Division Public Affairs

Calgary Stampede – lots of military excitement

Ashley Materi, 3rd Canadian Division, Public Affairs ~ From July 7 to 16, visitors from around the world flocked to Calgary for “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” The Calgary Stampede provided the perfect opportunity for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members to interact with the public and demonstrate the skills and equipment used by sailors, […]

Naden Band set to honour Raid of Dieppe

Naden Band set to honour Raid of Dieppe

PO2 Katrina Bligh, Naden Band ~ As Aug. 19 approaches, Canadians from all walks of life will remember the sacrifices soldiers made in the face of insurmountable challenges 75 years ago. The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy will represent the Royal Canadian Navy at four 75th Anniversary ceremonies held in Dieppe, Puys and […]

Personnel from HMCS Regina (left to right): Lt(N) Craig Newman, Lt(N) Jessica MacMillan, MS Jamie Boparai, Cdr Colin Matthews, and SLt Dan Presseau gather on the flight deck with Saskatchewan Roughriders’ mascot Gainer the Gopher and ship’s mascot Gunner the Gopher (right). Photos by Peter Mallett, Lookout Newspaper

Roughrider mascot stars onboard HMCS Regina

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Gainer The Gopher, the official mascot of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, made the successful jump from football field to frigate, spending a day with sailors aboard HMCS Regina. The furry ground squirrel was accompanied on Sunday Aug. 6 by Roughriders President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Reynolds and two staff. “We […]

Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, Rear-Admiral Art McDonald (centre), salutes HMCS Winnipeg as the ship arrives at CFB Esquimalt. Photo by LS Sisi Xu, MARPAC Imaging Services

Double Homecoming

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The return of HMC Ships Ottawa and Winnipeg last Tuesday, after five months away, featured an emotional first kiss and two surprise wedding proposals. First down the gangplank of Ottawa was Sub-Lieutenant Kassandra O’Rourke, straight into the arms of her partner of seven years Eleni Holmes. “I missed everything about […]

Imagery contest open

Imagery contest open

CFMWS ~ The 2017 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Imagery Contest will be open for submissions from now until Sept. 1. This contest is open to the seasoned professional and amateur photographers in the Defence Team, including family members, in eight categories. In addition to the photography contest, this year’s contest will also have two video […]

The Outgoing Commanding Officer, Captain (Navy) Clive Butler is rowed ashore during the Change of Command ceremony. Photo by LS Valerie LeClair, MARPAC Imaging Services

HMCS Vancouver Change of Command

From left to right: Outgoing Commanding Officer, Captain (Navy) Christopher Earl; Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, Rear Admiral Art McDonald; and Incoming Commanding Officer, Captain (Navy) Ed Hooper sign transfer of command certificates. Photo by Cpl Blaine Sewell, MARPAC Imaging Services

Fleet Maintenance Facility Change of Command

PO2 Michael Stone, FMF CB ~ On the last Friday in July, under a clear summer sky, Captain (Navy) Chris Earl relinquished command of Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton (FMF CB), a position he has held for four years.  Capt(N) Ed Hooper assumed command of FMF CB following the conclusion of his command of the […]