Calgary sailors enjoy sundaes on Sunday

Photo by: Kathryn Mussallem

Photo by: Kathryn Mussallem

Lt(N) J. Ryan Edgar, HMCS Calgary ~

Vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream with a choice of toppings; this is the morale-boosting dessert sailors of HMCS Calgary can look forward to after Sunday suppers while at sea during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 in Hawaii.

Sundaes on Sunday is a naval tradition that even the saltiest Chief remembers chowing down on from when they first joined.

Its origins are unknown but for many sailors on deployment it is used as a marker to help orient them to the day of the week. It is also a way to take time to socialize with fellow crew members and reflect on the hard work, challenges and achievements of the past weeks and those to come.

A sundae on a Sunday evening at sea is relied upon by all sailors as a time of camaraderie and cheer.

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