The Great NDWCC 2nd Annual Tug-of-War

Photo by S1 Mike Goluboff, MARPAC Imaging Services, Esquimalt

Photo by S1 Mike Goluboff, MARPAC Imaging Services, Esquimalt

Margo Cutcher
NDWCC Coordinator

Cold and an overcast sky could not dampen the spirits of Defence Team members as they clenched a lengthy rope to tug-fight for charity.

Seven teams met on the volleyball court outside the Naden Athletic Centre Nov. 18: defending champions Base Commander Executive, Base Administration, Naval Personnel Training Group (NPTG) HQ, three teams from Naval Fleet School (Pacific), and a NDWCC Team joined by Dave Ramsey from the United Way of Greater Victoria.

“This event is supposed to be fun, but the real reason we’re doing this is for a great cause, our National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign,” said Capt(N) Sam Sader, CFB Esquimalt Base Commander.

Two teams were sponsored by local businesses Max Furniture and Ali Baba Pizza, growing the fundraising pot to over $3,500.

Competition was fierce, but in the end NPTG HQ emerged with the first place victory.

Capt(N) Sader presented the coveted Tug-of-War trophy to Capt(N) Jason Boyd, A/SLt Balijet, A/SLt Miller, MS Harvey, and MS Dent.  

He also recognized Personnel Support Programs staff for organizing the logistics and ensuring the event could go ahead safely in the current pandemic environment.

“We are well into our National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign and we’ve had a number of events, despite all the challenges with COVID-19 this year. I’m so proud of the way the Formation has come through,” said Capt(N) Sader. “This is what we’re known for here in the community – for being tremendously generous despite all the challenges. We all have to be proud of this and I thank you for being part of it.”

The Defence Team can continue to donate by e-Pledge, credit card, or Paypal until the end of February 2021.


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