Ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily

Guard of Honour - - NEWS - Col Richard Goodyear, CFSU(O) Com­man­dant

I hope every­one en­joyed their wellde­served Easter break af­ter what has been a busy month. April is com­ing to an end as we com­mem­o­rate the Na­tional Day of Mourn­ing on April 28.

May will be busy as well with the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Battle of the At­lantic on the first weekend of the month, to re­mem­ber those who served in the Royal Cana­dian Navy, the Royal Cana­dian Air Force, and the Cana­dian Mer­chant Navy dur­ing the long­est battle of the Sec­ond World War. The Battle of the At­lantic gala will be held on May 4 at the Cana­dian War Mu­seum. A week later, on May 13, the Mil­i­tary Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre of the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion will host its fourth an­nual Vic­tory Ball to help raise funds in sup­port of mil­i­tary families in the NCR. Please visit caf­con­nec­tion.ca/ncr to pur­chase your tickets. And speak­ing of galas, I wish to ex­tend my con­grat­u­la­tions to the Cana­dian Army on host­ing another fan­tas­tic an­nual Army Ball this past Satur­day at the Hil­ton Lac-Leamy Ho­tel.

May is also the start of fun health ini­tia­tives in the De­fence com­mu­nity. First, on May 1, the PSP Ot­tawa Health Pro­mo­tion team is launch­ing its 12th an­nual Pe­dome­ter Chal­lenge, which I am proud to cham­pion with my team: the CFSU(O) High Mil­ers.

Then, on May 20, the RCN is host­ing the first ever Navy Bike Ride; a fun fam­ily event open to cy­clists of all skill lev­els and all ages or­ga­nized in part­ner­ship with the Grand Prix Cy­cliste Gatineau. I en­cour­age you to sign up to both ac­tiv­i­ties and en­joy the warmer weather and out­doors. Fi­nally, the 20th North Amer­i­can Oc­cu­pa­tional Health and Safety week will oc­cur from May 7- 13 with var­i­ous events held across the area.

If you have an ar­ti­cle and pho­tos you would like to share with your peers within the lo­cal De­fence com­mu­nity, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact the

Guard of Hon­our at gh@forces.gc.ca.

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