Out­stand­ing ac­com­plish­ments

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This past June 21 was Na­tional Abo­rig­i­nal Day. Var­i­ous events were held across the coun­try and in the NCR to cel­e­brate the rich her­itage and di­verse ac­com­plish­ments of In­dige­nous Peo­ples in Canada. The De­fence Abo­rig­i­nal Ad­vi­sory Group com­mem­o­rated the event in the NCR by cel­e­brat­ing the con­tri­bu­tion of In­dige­nous serv­ing CAF mem­bers and veter­ans over the years with a a cer­e­mony held at the Na­tional Abo­rig­i­nal Veter­ans Mon­u­ment.

We also cel­e­brated the health and fit­ness ac­com­plish­ments of De­fence Com­mu­nity mem­bers i n the NCR at the CFSU(O) Pe­dome­ter Chal­lenge Awards cer­e­mony on June 22 at the RCAF Of­fi­cers’ Mess. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all who par­tic­i­pated in PSP Ot­tawa Health Pro­mo­tion’s ac­tive life­style ini­tia­tive. This year saw record num­bers of peo­ple count­ing their steps to­wards healthy liv­ing with over 2,700 peo­ple com­plet­ing the chal­lenge.

This sum­mer CFSU(O) is bid­ding farewell to its Se­nior Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fi­cer, Cdr Ruth Da­ge­nais, af­ter two years of tremen­dous ded­i­ca­tion and out­stand- ing work with the unit. Cdr Da­ge­nais is go­ing on full-time lan­guage train­ing and we wish her the best of luck. CFSU(O) is also say­ing good­bye to LCol Jean-Pas­cal Paris, Car­ling Cam­pus Project Man­ager. LCol Paris is re­tir­ing from the Reg­u­lar Force af­ter a com­mend­able 38 years of ser­vice and trans­fer­ring to the Re­serve to stay in the area and con­tinue serv­ing his coun­try. Chief Dubuc and I would like to thank them both for their ser­vice and wish them all the best in those next steps in their ca­reer.

Last but not l east, I wish you all a Happy Canada Day! This year ’s Canada 150 cel­e­bra­tions on the hill will be ex­cep­tional; a day not to be missed. Our men and women in uni­form make us proud to be Cana­dian ev­ery day.

If you have an ar­ti­cle and pho­tos you would like to share with your peers within the De­fence Com­mu­nity, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at gh@ forces.gc.ca.

Col Richard Goodyear, CFSU(O) Com­man­dant

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