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Get the shot, not the flu DEFENCE TEAM MESSAGE With flu season around the corner and the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must remain vigilant and continue to focus on an operationally healthy force. That is why this year is more important than ever for you and your family to receive the annual flu shot. The Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence needs to ensure that influenza doesn’t degrade our operational readiness if or when we are once again called upon to help Canadians. If someone with COVID-19 also has the flu, they are more likely to spread infection through flu symptoms like coughing and sneezing. For Regular Force members and full-time Reservists (>180 days): getting your seasonal flu vaccine is convenient and easy—simply attend a flu shot clinic organized through the Canadian Forces Health Services. Clinics will adhere to COVID-19 public health measures when administering flu vaccines. Further information regarding your local flu shot clinic is available from your local Canadian Forces Health Centre. We also recommend the flu vaccine for all civilian employees, Class A and Class B reservists (<180 days) and their families. The flu vaccine can be accessed through your provincial health care providers. National Defence is also exploring offering the flu vaccine for civilian employees currently working in the NCR and at bases and wings. Stay tuned for more information on this in the coming weeks. For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine, please visit the Government of Canada’s Flu (influenza): Get your flu shot web page. Do your part to stay healthy and safe.

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4 Wing Deputy Wing Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Alain Gagnon (left) receives his annual flu shot by Community Health Nurse Ms. Dani Verge at 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre on October 23, 2020.

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4 Wing Deputy Wing Commander Chief Warrant Officer (CWO), CWO Scott Dewling (left) receives his annual flu shot by Ms. Dani Verge at 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre on October 23, 2020. Looking for a little extra incentive to get your flu shot? 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre is entering everyone who gets their flu shot into a raffle for one of five $50 gift certificates to Sport Chek!

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4 WING COMMAND TEAM MESSAGE Colonel Dave Moar, 4 Wing Commander and Chief Warrant Officer Lee Darling, 4 Wing Chief Warrant Officer


o, here it is again, time to put away the patio furniture and search for that elusive window scraper that’s hiding in the garage or shed somewhere. Summer is behind us, the days are getting shorter and while initial worries might shift towards making sure the kids are bundled up or when should the winter tires get put on, there are definitely other things lurking in those long evenings that we need to be aware of. Summer ends abruptly here in Cold Lake and always without warning; activities enjoyed during the weekends and those splendidly long evenings find themselves replaced by the Dorito fueled binge watching sessions of whatever goodness Netflix has to offer. As if things weren’t challenging enough with the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions limiting our travel and socializing, we now add the inevitable winter, but don’t think

of it as inescapable! Be innovative and find new ways to enjoy the great opportunities found in the area; winter hiking, ice fishing, or cross country skiing are just a few ways to explore the area, add to fitness, and build mental resiliency. Adventures as these exist right in our own backyards and can be enjoyed with our family, close cohort of friends, or in small groups with social distancing. Also, the MFRC and PSP both provide additional, robust programming to enhance our physical and mental wellbeing. With events like virtual trivia nights and the ability to sign out sporting equipment at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre, many opportunities exist for us to unplug and do something different. Taking positive steps to prepare ourselves will help prevent that low seasonal mood that seems to grip us when the sun only shines while we’re at work. Make time to talk to friends

and family, explore the many recreational opportunities present in the area, and take advantage of the many programs and services offered by both the community and the Wing. Any of us can face a mental health challenge at any time, if you or someone around you needs support, please reach out to a Sentinel, padre, or to our mental health folks, they are always happy to lend a helping hand and a friendly voice. We realize that this is hard year for everyone, and the sudden, early onset of winter can exacerbate our situations, so let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Remember, we build strong teams through well supported individuals, every one of you is critical to the mission and sometimes we all need a little help. Don’t let winter get you down, it’s just like summer, only colder.

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What is the DWAO? Gender equality is not a woman’s issue. It is a human issue. It affects us all. DWAO The Defence Women’s Advisory Organization’s (DWAO) is your opportunity to play an active part in a growing movement that promotes the vision of “One Defence team that values everyone.” Those who subscribe to this vision of the evolving culture of DND/ CAF do so because they understand that our strength, operational effectiveness, and ability to represent the Canadian values we are called to defend, depends upon it. Lack of respect or value drives people away to find more rewarding and supportive work. Thus, the cohesiveness and winning edge of the whole team is

eroded, as valuable contributions are lost. The DWAO exists to provide women and men of DND/CAF an avenue to volunteer their energies and talents towards advising and networking with the leadership, their colleagues and their subordinates. The purpose is to assist in resolving any systemic issues that may be adversely affecting DND/CAF’s ability to capitalize on the full contribution that women can make towards a strong, effective and representative DND/CAF. Providing this voice for employees and members is crucial to completing the information leaders and individuals need to make decisions that affect our workplace.


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Influential Women in Aviation at 4 Wing A smile goes a long way JOY SMITH, REPORTER

Chief of Staff. than myself and contribute 110%. Throughout her military career, These values that I learned from sports Maj Cadieux has been an advocate of are applied to all areas of my life: career, friendship through sport; demonstrating family, education,” stated Maj Cadieux. her love of competitiveness, teamwork, “The CAF has given and supported me and leadership. “Sports is the core with amazing opportunities in sport pillar and passion of who I am. Growing that have led me to new friends and up and to this day, that is how I made experiences that I will cherish; rest friends, how I learned to lead and to be assured though, that each one was led, how to make goals, plan and work competed for and earned! To represent towards them and most importantly, Canada and the CAF at International how to be part of something bigger competitions is an amazing experience

The first thing most people notice about Major (Maj) Alana Cadieux is her smile, it’s always there. At work, running a marathon or spending time with friends and family her smile never seems to waver. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, Maj Cadieux spent her childhood playing sports and working on her parent’s berry farm. During her last year of high school Maj Cadieux attended a career expo, a poster of a female climbing a mountain caught her eye, “I visited a lot tables and the only one that truly caught my eye was this poster and low and behold it was the recruiting table for the military. I immediately signed up.” Maj Cadieux received her call for an interview with the Military as an Aerospace Controller in 1994. She completed Basic Training in Chilliwack, British Columbia. After various on the job experiences (OJE) in Ontario and Nova Scotia, Maj Cadieux attended the University of Dalhousie and in 1998 graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics. She went on to complete the Aerospace Control course and was posted to Cold Lake in 2000. Maj Cadieux has Submitted held several positions on 4 Wing since arriving in Cold Lake, she is currently Here is Maj Cadieux running the marathon at the 2014 Military World posted to 4 Wing Headquarters as the Games in Korea.

and each time I had the privilege of saluting to our National Anthem still brings goose bumps.” Maj Cadieux has represented the CAF proudly in several events as a long-distance runner. “Running is a passion and a lifestyle for me; to be able to run for the Canadian Armed Forces and represent my country is truly a privilege and honour.” Maj Cadieux has competed in the Military World Games in Korea and in International Military Sports Council (CISM) Marathon events in Surinam, South America, Eindhoven, Netherlands and Turin, Italy. She ran in the 2014 Boston Marathon and is a competitive hockey player in the off season. Friends have commented that Maj Cadieux not only smiles while she is running, but you can see her grin through her helmet when playing hockey too. “Sports and the foundations it has taught me have helped me with my career in the CAF.” In honour of Women’s History Month we asked Maj Cadieux what advice she would give girls considering a career in the CAF. “I would tell them that they would find a group of people with similar likes and that a career like this definitely gives you a sense of belonging, and a camaraderie that you may not find in any other field. And, why not? It does not have to be forever, but give it a try - you never know where it may take you!

CAF Sports Week a successful event

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Monday, October 19th was the warm-up event. Units were to participate in a self-led fitness walk, or called a Volksmarch. Here are staff and support members of the Transition Centre completing their Volksmarch with 7.6 km walked.

Janae Wandler

The Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Health Promotion team helped educate participants on healthy snack options to refuel with when exercising. Also, on Janae Wandler Saturday, October 24th, the PSP Friday, October 23rd was the cool- Community Recreation team gave down event with Yoga sessions members and their families a day being offered all throughout the filled with fun virtual events to day. participate in and win prizes.

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October 20th – 22nd gave members the option to “Try-a-Tri” by participating in activities based off a triathlon. One-hour spots were booked for members to either go for a lane swim, take a spin session or run on the treadmill. Be sure to check out our edition next week for a recap on prizes awarded and who took home the most Wing Commander Cup points. This event was made possible thanks to a sponsorship with Inter Pipeline.

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Canadian Forces Housing Agency Cold Lake offering modern bungalows CFHA

sheds and outdoor storage for the apartment buildings Canadian Forces Housing on site. This inclusion to Agency (CFHA) Cold Lake has the RHUs was accomplished several projects on the go to specifically for those units ensure their 703 residential without a garage needing housing units (RHU) are in outside storage. the best condition for their Most notably, HSC Cold occupants, Canadian Armed Lake is managing to renovate Forces members and their 7 bungalow-style units. With families. While adjusting to the availability of vacant the public health and safety RHUs, the Agency took the protocols put in place at the opportunity to undertake beginning of the pandemic, a complete renovation of the Housing Services Centre these units. The 30 year old (HSC) Cold Lake team houses are being updated with managed to keep working updated amenities, including towards the betterment of the new furnaces and hot water housing portfolio. tanks. The 3-bedroom units For the safety of the have also been modified to a occupants, attention was modern open-concept layout shifted to outside maintenance and will be equipped with a projects. Work is focused on new kitchen and bathroom. multiple projects, from new These housing units will concrete patio pads to complete also benefit from brand new exterior retrofits. In addition electrical wiring, energyto the 75 concrete pads and efficient windows, insulation patios completed, CFHA and floors. has also installed 58 garden The project involving

the renovation of the 7 housing units, which will be completed in early 2021, will provide an additional option to Canadian Armed Forces members and their families in the competitive housing market of Cold Lake. The first renovated unit should become available to occupants in the coming weeks. As additional RHUs are vacated in the coming year, they too will be included in a plan to see further RHUs renovated as efforts continue to modernize the housing portfolio at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake. CFHA welcomes your feedback and suggestions, please contact your local Cold Lake Housing Service Centre at 780-594-4325 or visit Canada.ca/military-housing. You can also follow CFHA on Twitter for tips and tricks regarding RHU maintenance at @CFHA_ALFC.


Many RHUs have been equipped with new bathrooms.


Outside maintenance is being made on several RHU units on base to include a complete exterior retrofit to some units.

A time of celebrations Samhain and Halloween


t’s that time of year again, when we mark the changing of the seasons. Those beautiful golden leaves have started to fall and snowflakes are already flying. Each change of the seasons have their own customs and traditions. And as we shift from the fall into those long winter nights, there are plenty of rituals and celebrations to be had. Many children in Cold Lake are eagerly anticipating a celebration that marks the end of the fall and the beginning of that cold winter weather. They are picking out costumes, carving pumpkins and decorating the house with ghosts and goblins as they get ready to celebrate Halloween. And while this night will look different due to COVID-19, children are getting excited for some safe and socially distanced trick-or-treating. As a chaplain, one of the beautiful gifts of my trade is to learn as much as I can about other faith traditions, their celebrations and rituals. And this year, I have been blessed to learn about a festival from Celtic Polytheism which takes place from October 30th to


A kitchen upgrade has been made to many RHUs on base.

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November 1st. Samhain (pronounced suh-win) is the first holiday of the year for pagans and neo-pagans. It is a celebration that is rich in meaning and traditions. And some of its symbolism has given rise to many of our beloved Halloween traditions. Samhain marks the end of the summer and harvest seasons and the beginning of the dark days of winter. During this time, it’s believed the boundary between the world of the living and the dead becomes thinned and blurred. Because of this, our ancestors and other spirits may return to visit us. It is a time for deep reflection, celebration and commemoration for those who have gone before us. Feasts are usually held and it’s traditional to set a place at the table with an empty seat for those who have passed away. Samhain also marks the beginning of the Wild Hunt. Various Gods or Goddesses lead this spectral horde in which they gather up the souls of the departed and take them to the next world. Avoiding the Hunt is a good rule of thumb. And some would caution that if

you were to ever witness it, you would be swept up in it and taken to the land of the dead. Pagans used to carve turnips and leave them on windowsills to ward off these wayward spirits. Today we carve pumpkins; leaving them on our doorsteps to welcome trick-ortreaters. Some pagans also wore masks so that the Hunt wouldn’t recognize them and carry them off. This tradition carried on but changed over time. In the UK during the 18th century, masks were no longer worn to avoid the soul-snatching Hunt, but rather, to trick your neighbours until they paid the price of sweat treats. Whether you’ll be celebrating Halloween with some social-distancing trick-or-treating or sinking into the beautifully contemplative and reflective holiday of Samhain, blessed be your celebrations. A special thank-you to Tanya St-Jacques for her generous teachings and being a fantastic source of information for this article.



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Crossword ACROSS 1. Engine additive 4. Undemanding 8. ‘__ your enthusiasm’ 10. Well-known island 11 Not saintly 12. Habitual 13. Central parts of church buildings 15. Trust 16. Intestinal 17. Deep-bodied fish 18. Live up to expectations 21. Snag 22. Partner to haw 23. General’s assistant (abbr.) 24. Sheep disease 25. Male term of endearment 26. United 27. Popular TV host 34. Overnighters 35. Beloved British princess

36. Obtains from 37. Third Mughal Emperor 38. Shares the opinion of 39. Central European river 40. Feudal estates 41. KU hoops coach Bill 42. Spreads out for drying 43. ‘The Partridge Family’ actress Susan DOWN 1. Picturesque 2. South Pacific island country 3. Shrub of the olive family 4. Establish the truth of 5. Unfettered 6. Originations 7. Famed English park

9. Sheep’s cry 10. Danced 12. More upstanding 14. Upstate NY airport (abbr.) 15. Type of lettuce 17. Place to call a pint 19. Backs 20. Partner to cheese 23. Makes it there 24. Value

25. One’s convictions 26. Former CIA 27. Clashed 28. Affirmative 29. Journalist Tarbell 30. Athletic shoes 31. Roof style 32. Make possible 33. Make less dense 34. Healthy food 36. Silly

CAPRICORN - December 22 - January 19 You are a natural leader who prefers overseeing projects to getting your hands dirty. But to strengthen authority, you sometimes have to handle some of the nuts and bolts. AQUARIUS - January 20 - February 18 Now is the time to increase your income rather than the pressure on you. That means thinking outside the box in terms of additional work. Consider selfemployment. PISCES - February 19 - March 20 Pisces, most of the time you like making your contributions from the background. But lately you are ready to step into the spotlight. ARIES - March 21 - April 19 Aries, rest and relax now because it may be a bumpy ride over the next few days. Rely on your energy reserves to make it through. Things will calm down soon enough. TAURUS - April 20 - May 20 Taurus, allow friends to lavish attention on you. You deserve a little more time in the limelight because of all the hard work you have been putting in. GEMINI - May 21 - June 21 Gemini, by making yourself more vulnerable, you can show others how you are compassionate and in tune with your softer side. This may help create alliances. CANCER - June 22 - July 22 Cancer, try a new and interesting hobby that aligns with your current interests. Don’t worry if it has nothing to do with your profession. It’s okay to branch out. LEO - July 23 - August 22 Make some changes to your wellness routine, Virgo. Changes could help you feel better in your daily life and set the course for many positive things in the future. VIRGO - August 23 - September 22 It is always good knowing someone has your back, Virgo. This can be a best friend, a romantic partner, a family member, or even a colleague. It is a relief to have support. LIBRA - September 23 - October 22 Libra, a pleasant routine is essential for improving your mood and outlook. It’s easier to handle stressful situations when you make smart choices. SCORPIO - October 23 - November 21 There are many things happening around you, and it is best to focus on the positives even in the most hectic times. Immerse yourself in your favorite hobbies. SAGITTARIUS - November 22 - December 21 Being in tune with your feelings is a very good thing this week, Sagittarius. It can help you focus on goals that will make you happy and avoid situations that make you upset.

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MFRCS receives sponsorship for children’s programs MFRCS

The 4 Wing MFRCS celebrated Cenovus Energy’s $10,000 sponsorship of the Child Care Nutrition Program with new aprons and great appreciation! Funds received ensure that the children in our programs receive daily nutritious and delicious homemade meals and snacks.

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