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Valentine's Day Random Act of Kindness for Long term care residents

Valentine’s Day Random Act of Kindness for Long term care residents

Contributed by Broadmead Care–– Lois Delaney Harnett-Shaw, Grade 7 student at St. Margaret’s School, brought 225 hand-written and many hand-made Valentine’s cards for each resident living at Veterans Memorial Lodge. Hearts for Happiness, as she calls it, is her own project.  For many nights and weekends, Lois worked on the cards. She organized students in […]

HMCS Malahat takes on virtual simulation training

HMCS Malahat takes on virtual simulation training

SLt Donald DenHMCS Malahat Public Affairs Officer–– While current COVID-19 protocols make the holding of regular training challenging, many units are getting creative in maintaining a state of readiness. During the weekend of Feb. 6 to 7, members of Victoria’s Naval Reserve Division (NRD) HMCS Malahat were able to take part in virtual ship training […]

A 'Wray' of hope with Soldier On

A ‘Wray’ of hope with Soldier On

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– Nicole Wray brings a bounty of experience to her new position as Soldier On Regional Coordinator B.C.  She holds a Master’s degree in sport and organizational psychology, is a researcher, a strength and conditioning coach, an avid outdoor athlete, and grew up surrounded by a  military family and the military community. Combined, […]

Taste of success for Chef Bammy

Taste of success for Chef Bammy

On Valentine’s Day, S3 Tanveer Bammy, a navy cook by trade, successfully accomplished his confirmation dinner to complete one of his training packages. This dinner included four courses and was evaluated on things such as preparation, procurement, time management, service, hygiene, and sanitation. The menu consisted of fresh dinner rolls, tuna sashimi poke bites, spinach […]

NDWCC Wrap-up

NDWCC Wrap-up

Every year, CFB Esquimalt’s Defence Team comes together to support those in need through the National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC). This year, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, CFB Esquimalt raised just over $170,000 for local communities, money that will help make a big difference during what has been a very hard year […]

Combined Task Force (CTF) 150: The Anatomy of a Drug Bust

Combined Task Force (CTF) 150: The Anatomy of a Drug Bust

Lt(N) Melissa KiaOp Artemis / CTF 150 PAO–– The breaking sun languishes off a bleary horizon in the Northern Arabian Sea on a strip of ocean known as the “Hash Highway” as a suspicious vessel plods its way south off the coast of Oman. The dhow is being shadowed by the HMS Montrose, a Royal […]

Pink Shirt Day - Wednesday, Feb. 24

Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday, Feb. 24

The Mental and Social Wellness Working Group of the MARPAC Health and Wellness Strategy is encouraging Defence Team members to dress with a difference, and proudly wear pink. Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when two students from Nova Scotia took a stand against bullying. Since then, Pink Shirt Day has evolved into an annual […]

HMCS Regina stewards become "Military-issued" best friends

HMCS Regina stewards become “Military-issued” best friends

Lt Jeff KlassenHMCS Regina PAO–– Two base brats from different coasts meet up in basic training, become best friends, get posted to the same Canadian warship, get promoted at the same time – and somewhere in there they buy puppies together. That’s the story of Sailor Second Class (S2) Liam Fisher, 21, from Greenwood, Nova […]

Lookout Newspaper February 22 2021

Volume 66, Issue 7, February 22, 2021

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"Chefing" from home for volunteers

“Chefing” from home for volunteers

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– Organizers of this year’s Volunteer Appreciation event have found a unique way to celebrate the occasion while respecting provincial COVID-19 health and safety directives: a fully supplied virtual cooking class. The invitation-only, digital event take places Feb. 20 with an expected 99 invitees. Sponsored by the CANEX Volunteers’ Recognition Program, the evening […]