Gifts for de­ployed sol­diers

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NOUVELLES -

About 20 sol­diers from CFB Ba­got­ville will be de­ployed out­side the coun­try du­ring this ho­li­day sea­son. In or­der to of­fer them a bit of ho­li­day cheer des­pite the dis­tance from their lo­ved ones, the De­ploy­ment Sup­port Cen­ter ( DSC) and the Mi­li­ta­ry Fa­mi­ly Re­source Cen­ter ( MFRC) in Ba­got­ville have pre­pa­red pa­ckages to lift their spi­rits.

"It's a tra­di­tion. Each year, we pre­pare pa­ckages for mem­bers who are de­ployed. This year, we re­cei­ved money from the Base Fund for mem­bers’ wel­fare and we were able to put more in­to the par­cels," ex­plains the DSC di­rec­tor, Cap­tain Fa­brice Oc­teau.

Fa­mi­lies and the MFRC team vo­lun­tee­red to gift wrap the pa­ckages. Each pa­ckage contains dra­wings and Ch­rist­mas cards pre­pa­red by the chil­dren at École Ho­ri­zon de Chi­cou­ti­mi and the Ba­got­ville MFRC. Pa­ckages in­clude an as­sort­ment of jams, cakes and her­bal teas. Each mem­ber will al­so re­ceive a let­ter from his/ her squa­dron com­man­der along with other small gifts.

If you want to send a pa­ckage to a de­ployed mem­ber, you can do so for free du­ring the ho­li­days by contac­ting the Ba­got­ville DSC.

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