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Mobility Cup sets sail in Esquimalt Harbour

Mobility Cup sets sail in Esquimalt Harbour

A team of volunteers are getting set to huff, puff, and put some wind into the sails of this year’s Mobility Cup. The Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA) located at Munroe Head on the north side of Esquimalt Harbour is host to the 24th annual edition of Canada’s international regatta for sailors with disabilities, Sept. […]

Atomic bomb survivor makes game-changing donation

Atomic bomb survivor makes game-changing donation

So far, Second World War veteran Rudi Hoenson has given away $4 million of his fortune, but says his latest donation may be his most meaningful. Earlier this month the 92-year-old Victoria philanthropist, and atomic bomb survivor, announced he would match donations of up to $200,000 to help cover the costs of new overhead lifts […]

Personal green transportation with style

Personal green transportation with style

Want to get to from point A to B quickly, in style, off road, and use green transportation? Segways are the total solution. Not sure what a Segway is? No worries, vendor Ride the Glide – Segway Tours and Events, the self-balancing specialists, will be showcasing the personal transporters at the Sept. 17 CFB Esquimalt […]

Exchange program strengthens bonds

Exchange program strengthens bonds

Preparation is the key to operational excellence. Sailors devote countless hours to sharpening their skills in order to maintain readiness throughout the fleet. As the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) continues its high pace of operations and prepares to receive the future fleet, it is vital this readiness is maintained through training of its sailors. Since […]

Historic Visit

Historic Visit

A hawk circled high in the bright blue sky and a family of otters splashed and frolicked by the shoreline as Sgt Moogly Tetrault-Hamel and paddlers from the Songhees nation headed for an inlet off Esquimalt harbour in a traditional Coast Salish family canoe last Wednesday. In his hands was the Canadian Armed Forces Eagle […]

Last days of summer and the Tri-Cadet Camp-out

Last days of summer and the Tri-Cadet Camp-out

Youth wanting that last summer camping trip – with no parents –  should look no further than the Tri-Cadets Camp-Out at Albert Head. From Sept. 1 to 3, youth can camp out in tented bivouac sites and participate in air rifle marksmanship, canoeing, orienteering activities, hiking, and a range of sports, and discover what the […]

Cadet on target at Bisley

Cadet on target at Bisley

He traded in his trumpet for a Fullbore rifle and now WO Philippe Asselin is making beautiful sounds on the shooting range. “There are so many similarities; playing trumpet and shooting are both about breathing control and concentration,” says WO Asselin, a member of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets National Rifle Team (RCAC NRT).  “While […]

Naden Band joins forces with prolific composer

Naden Band joins forces with prolific composer

Seated far back in the crowd at the bustling Ladner Band Festival last June, Bob Buckley was entranced by the perfectly played music of the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. “They were unbelievable that day,” says Buckley. “They are probably one of the best wind ensembles I’ve ever heard in the world.” Buckley, […]

Ravens spread their wings on career day

Ravens spread their wings on career day

As recruits in this year’s Raven program prepare to soar into adulthood, they are learning why a career in the Canadian Armed Forces may be the right flight-path for them. On the morning of Aug. 7, participants in this year’s Aboriginal youth employment program received words of inspiration and encouragement from CPO2 Gus Greer and […]

Distance swimmer just shy of world record

Distance swimmer just shy of world record

After 50 hours submerged in the choppy, wind-blown waters of Cowichan Lake an exhausted Cpl Alex Cape decided to call it quits. She swam a remarkable 94 kilometres in the large freshwater lake over the August long weekend, but fell two kilometers short of the world record for longest continuous open-water swim. “I swam pretty […]