Cel­e­brat­ing our her­itage

Guard of Honour - - NEWS -

Warmer weather is here and the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion offers us a wide va­ri­ety of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties to en­joy the sun­shine and the many sights of the area. The 12th CFSU(O) Pe­dome­ter Chal­lenge is well un­der­way with 100 teams reg­is­tered. I en­cour­age you to seize ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to be phys­i­cally ac­tive and reach the healthy goal of 10,000 steps a day.

Last week ( April 23- 29) was Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week. I want to thank all the vol­un­teers who make the var­i­ous events held in the NCR a suc­cess. With their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion, they pro­mote esprit de corps within the De­fence Com­mu­nity and fos­ter the health and well­ness of mil­i­tary fam­i­lies.

The De­fence Com­mu­nity will be cel­e­brat­ing the Na­tional Abo­rig­i­nal Aware­ness Week from May 23-26. Please con­nect with the De­fence Abo­rig­i­nal Ad­vi­sory Group to learn more about events and pro­gram­ming planned in hon­our of abo­rig­i­nal CAF mem­bers and Cana­di­ans, and their her­itage.

I would like to con­grat­u­late the Naval As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada and the Royal Cana­dian Navy (RCN) on host­ing a won­der­ful gala din­ner in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Bat­tle of the At­lantic - Canada’s long­est mil­i­tary en­gage­ment of the Sec­ond World War, this past Satur­day at the Cana­dian War Mu­seum. The RCN is also part­ner­ing with the Cana­dian Coast Guard to host a Mar­itime Gala Ball on June 10 to hon­our and cel­e­brate 150 years of Mar­itime Ser­vice to Canada. The event will be held at the Hil­ton Lac Leamy in Gatineau. Lastly, a re­minder that the RCN’s in­au­gu­ral Navy Bike Ride is on May 20. The 10 km ride will take cy­clists through Gatineau and down­town Ot­tawa, with a separate 30 km route of­fer­ing up an ad­di­tional route in the Gatineau Park. This fun family event is open to cy­clists of all skill lev­els and all ages.

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.

Col Richard Goodyear Com­man­dant de l’USFC(O)

Col Richard Goodyear

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