Extra effort packs soldiers' Christmas parcels - The Aurora Newspaper

Extra effort packs soldiers' Christmas parcels - The Aurora Newspaper

Extra effort packs soldiers' Christmas parcels - The Aurora Newspaper

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Colonel Mike Adamson told personnel at a recent town hall “all our crews and people will be back in Green- wood by Christmas, and we will have removed our footprint in the Middle East.” Canada remains commit- ted to the international effort to defeat of Daesh, leaving in place an Air Mobility Detach- ment with one CC150 Polaris aerial refueling aircraft and, now, two CC130J Hercules aircraft, a tactical helicopter detachment with up to four CH146 Griffons, a medical facility, personnel working to train and advise Iraqi security forces, support to the global coalition’s ministerial liaison team and personnel working Aurora crews coming home Sara White, Managing editor Holiday spirits are high this year, if support for the Adopt the Troops Christmas parcel program is any indication.

The Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre had all hands on deck – plus cookies and carols – for a present-packing party November 15. Sixty-six Canadian Armed Forces members away from home this Christmas will have treats and warm wishes from home delivered to them. “There are people on operations overseas and up north, at Alert,” says MFRC deployment support co- ordinator Hilary Ward. “What are they getting? Maple cookies, maple syrup, protein shakers and powders, beef jerky, Tim Hortons coffee, sports socks and puzzle books…. The big thing is, all the local schools all made Christmas cards, kids from here in Kingston and Greenwood, Bridgewater and down the Valley to Lawrencetown.

The cards are adorable!” This Christmas campaign had an extra hand, as Extra effort packs soldiers’ Christmas parcels Volunteers stuff local students’ letters and cards for deployed soldiers into their Christmas goodie boxes at the Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre November 15. S. White Continued on page 2...

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...cover 14 Construction Engineering Squadron Honorary Colonel Dan Hennessey stepped up his efforts over the past two years to attract community support. In his third year, he visited a number of businesses, orga- nizations and schools along the South Shore, where many of his squadron’s Regular and Reserve force members live, asking them to pitch in. “We started in October, getting organized,” said Hen- nessey. “In Bridgewater, Bos- ton Pizza, Pizza Delight and the River Pub gave a portion of their proceeds on a given day; Superstore and Sobeys in Liverpool and Bridgewater gave us gift cards; Sport Check gave us some gift cards, so we went and picked out a bunch of sports socks.

Gow’s Home Hardware asked customers to consider making a donation with their purchase – they even got me! Five schools made cards and gathered treats – one school apologized they were right down to the wire, but they were making little treat bags and were waiting for candy canes to come out!” at the All Source Intelligence Centre. New are Canadian Armed Forces engineers, delivering explosive threat training to Iraqi security forces.

The CP140 Aurora was one of the first CAF components to join the Op Impact effort in October 2014. With an initial two aircraft on deployment, and supporting crews, the single aircraft now in the field will have brought its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to Aurora crews... ...cover 871 sorties (as of November 12). Around 80 14 Wing per- sonnel have been deployed since Op Impact started, in three- and six-month stints, and the demands of main- taining the commitment have been felt on individuals who have made multiple trips, and their home squadrons and branches supporting the deployment and continuing responsibilities at home.

“The Royal Canadian Air Force’s long range patrol fleet has supported three years of valuable intelligence efforts over Iraq and Syria,” said Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac, commander Joint Task Force – Iraq, Novem- ber 17. “We welcome the Royal Canadian Engineers to our team, and know the Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal school’s instructors are look- ing forward to our contribu- tions to enhance Iraqi abili- ties to deal with explosive threats from Daesh. The additional CC130J Hercules will improve our ability to move the people and equip- ment needed to further sta- bilize Iraq to the benefit of its people.” Hennessey said the support was “just great.

I brought up $1,300 in cash donations for the MFRC today.” He was even more excited to be on hand for the actual parcel packing, as he’d not yet seen the final push to get Christmas “deployment ready.” He brought his daugh- ter, Grace, and they quickly jumped into the production line, packing, wrapping, tap- ing and labelling the dozens of cartons.

“We had a lot of support this season,” Ward said, giving Hennessey credit for enabling MFRC staff and volunteers to “really be able to think about what to put in the boxes, and have the resources ready to help make it all happen. “I go to the stores to pur- chase things, and the busi- nesses just want to do more. And, we had a lot more vol- unteers than we anticipated come today to help pack. All good problems to have!” The MFRC sends parcels several times a year to de- ployed CAF members, particu- larly around holidays, includ- ing small treats and notes from home. The Christmas parcel effort, though, is always extra special.

14 Construction Engineering Squadron Honorary Colo- nel Dan Hennessey, right, lends a helping hand. S. White There was no shortage of parcel wrap and packing tape, as Christmas parcels for depolyed troops were put together November 15 at the Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre. S. White The Graduate to Opportunity Program provides salary contributions to small businesses, start-up companies, social HQWHUSULVHVDQGQRQSUR̨ WRUJDQL]DWLRQVWRKHOSKLUHDUHFHQWJUDG To breathe new life into your workforce, visit NOVASCOTIA.CA/GTO KYLE IS A TALENTED YOUNG PROFESSIONAL WHO IS COMPETING WITH OTHERS WITH MANY MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, AND HE IS SUCCEEDING.

JENELLE SOBEY, NOREX MANAGING PARTNER Kyle Samson, Developer, Norex Sara White, Managing editor Almost 30 years ago, Wanda Porter’s sister, her sister’s fiancé and another young, married couple were driving home to the city after a summer family picnic. An impaired driver crashed into them.

“Instantly, four lives were lost,” Porter remembers, “but the impact has been far reaching, so many other lives have been affected. You never get over the pain; you learn to deal with it and that this is the new normal.” But it’s all preventable, Porter knows. She’s a mem- ber of the Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter, part of the team of volunteers and emergency respond- ers who launched the 2017 Project Red Ribbon Novem- ber 16 at the Greenwood Mall.

With the simple act of ty- ing a red ribbon onto a car antenna, MADD asks people to commit to not driving impaired, especially through the busy November and December holiday season.

“Have a plan for a safe ride home, stay overnight, call a cab,” said MADD Atlantic regional manager MADD shares safe, sober holiday wish Susan MacAskill. “Especially young people: don’t get in a vehicle with someone who is impaired.” MacAskill said MADD’s Red Rib- bon is a “powerful, simple signal in the fight against drunk driving,” and Bay of Fundy NS volunteers are ask- ing people from Greenwood west to Digby to “wear it, show it and share the message.

“Impaired driving will never be okay. We long for the day it will stop; it hasn’t happened yet.” On average in Canada, four people are killed and another 175 are in- jured because of impaired driving. Close to 1,500 people a year die; over 63,000 are injured. “It’s all totally preventable,” Mac- Askill said. Bay of Fundy NS volunteer Bill MacDougall lit a candle to remember all of those people hurt and killed, but “this is also a light that reminds us to think about those lives as the light that can break the darkness: of a crash, of RCMP having to go to someone’s door and say, ‘Your wife or son has been killed by an impaired driver.’” Kingston RCMP Sergeant Jamie Greene credited MADD for its work helping emergency responders keep people safe, and also support vic- tims and offer educational programs and resources.

“MADD is a good program, and the red ribbon means you support sober driving over the holidays. A reminder: our members will be out in force, with more patrols and checkpoints. We just wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a safe and sober driving holiday.” Kings and Annapolis RCMP representatives, along with members of the MADD Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia chapter, marked the beginning of the annual Red Ribbon “Tie One On” campaign in Greenwood November 16. S. White Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia volunteer Bill MacDougall lights a candle to remem- ber those lost and injured because of impaired driv- ing, but also to support emergency responders who deal with the effects of a crash, injury or loss of life.

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the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS Page 5 November 27, 2017 November 27, 2017 Page 4 the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS October 26, Warrant Officer Pat Nixon, 404 (Long Range Patrol & Training) Squadron, second from right; formally accepted the Flight Lieutenant D.M. Grant, DFC Award for Reserve Aviator of the Year from Royal Canadian Air Force Association District President Greg Spradbrow, second from left. 14 Wing Commander Colonel Mike Adamson, left, and Air Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Andre Arvisais were in attendance. Sergeant P. Nicholson, 14 Wing photojournalist October 26, 14 Wing Air Reserve Flight Master Corporal Christine Postnikoff received the first Career Managed promotion by 14 Wing Air Reserve Flight, promoted to sergeant, by 14 Wing Commander Colonel Mike Adamson, second from left.

Air Reserves Chief Warrant Officer Andre Arvisais, left; 14 Wing Air Reserve Flight Commander Major Ron Doiron, second from right, and Flight Master Warrant Officer Keith Mitchell were in attendance. Sergeant P. Nicholson, 14 Wing photojournalist October 25, 14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Mike Adamson, left, enrolled new aviators Adam McCluskey, a refrigeration and maintenance technician, second from left; and Katlyn McCluskey, a human resources administrator, centre; along with 14 Wing Air Reserve Commander Major Ron Doiron, second from right; and Flight Master Warrant Officer Keith Mitchell.

Sergeant P. Nicholson, 14 Wing photojournalist September 28, Master Corporal Marc Cormier, centre, was presented the general Campaign Star – Expedition, by 415 (Long Range Patrol Force Development) Squadron Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Bernie Thorne, right, and Master Warrant Officer Jean Plamondon. Submitted September 28, Sergeant Sean Rogowsky, centre, was presented the general Campaign Star – Expedition, by 415 (Long Range Patrol Force Development) Squadron Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Bernie Thorne, right, and Master Warrant Officer Jean Plamondon. Submitted November 10, Master Corporal Kevin Conrick, centre, was promoted to current rank by 405 (Long Range Patrol) Squadron Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Marie- Claude Osmond, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Craig Chislettt.

Aviator E. Doyle November 10, Master Warrant Officer Darren Struble, left, was presented with the General Campaign Star by Long Range Patrol Standards Evaluation Team Major Jeff Hallam, right. Aviator E. Doyle October 3, 14 Air Maintenance Squadron held an honours and awards ceremony at the Annapolis Mess. Corporal Stan Confiant (centre) received the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal from Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Amy Tsai-Lamoureux, left, and Squadron Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Chittick. October 3, 14 Air Maintenance Squadron held an honours and awards ceremony at the Annapolis Mess.

Master Corporal Marc St-Laurent (centre) received the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal from Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Amy Tsai- Lamoureux,left,andSquadronChiefWarrantOfficerRoddyChittick. October 3, 14 Air Maintenance Squadron held an honours and awards ceremony at the Annapolis Mess. Master Corporal Tyler Youden (centre) received the General Service Medal – Expedition fromCommandingOfficerLieutenant-ColonelAmyTsai-Lamoureux, left, and Squadron Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Chittick. October 3, 14 Air Maintenance Squadron held an honours and awards ceremony at the Annapolis Mess.

Master Corporal Zachary Arenburg (centre) received the General Service Medal – Expedition fromCommandingOfficerLieutenant-ColonelAmyTsai-Lamoureux, left, and Squadron Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Chittick. October 3, 14 Air Maintenance Squadron held an honours and awards ceremony at the Annapolis Mess. Sergeant Tyler Feindel received the General Service Medal – Expedition from Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Amy Tsai-Lamoureux, left, and Squadron Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Chittick. October 3, 14 Air Maintenance Squadron held an honours and awards ceremony at the Annapolis Mess. Lieutenant-Colonel Amy Tsai-Lamoureux, Commanding Officer of 14 Air Maintenance Squadron, second from the left, received the Special Service Medal, with the ALERT bar; from 14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Michael Adamson, left, Chief Warrant Officer Denis Flamand, second from the right, and 14 AMS CWO Roddy Chittick.

October 3, 14 Air Maintenance Squadron held an honours and awards ceremony at the Annapolis Mess. Master Warrant Officer Gord White (centre) received the second bar to the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal, signifying 32 years of service, from Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Amy Tsai-Lamoureux, left, and Squadron Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Chittick.

Major Jaques Ricard, centre, 26 Canadian Forces Health Services; was presented with the Operational Service Medal - Humanitas by 14 Wing Commander Colonel Mike Adamson, left, and Wing Chief Warrant Officer Luc Emond during the 14 Wing Honours & Awards portion of the wing commander’s November 2 town hall. Master Corporal R. Wilson, 14 Wing Imaging Lieutenant-Colonel Illo Neri, centre, 14 Wing Operational Support Squadron commanding officer; was presented the General Campaign Star - Expedition by 14 Wing Commander Colonel Mike Adamson, left, and Wing Chief Warrant Officer Luc Emond during the 14 Wing Honours & Awards portion of the wing commander’s November 2 town hall.

Employment Opportunities at the Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre (GMFRC) COORDINATOR of VOLUNTEER SERVICES (Full-Time Position) COORDINATOR of COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (Full-Time Position) The Greenwood MFRC has proudly served military and defence team families for the past 30 years with enthusiasm and dedication. We offer services and support to Canadian Armed Forces families through times of celebration, crises, emergencies, and during operational duty requirements. We work in a fast- paced, rewarding environment. If you are interested in shaping GMFRC programming to reflect the uniqueness of the military family lifestyle in our community, consider joining our team! Hours • 37.5 hours per week (some evening & weekend hours are required.

Flexibility is a must.) For information on qualifications and skills set sought for each position, please visit our website at www.cafconnection.ca/greenwood OR at facebook.com/gmfrc Successful candidates must be prepared to commence employment in January 2018, complete a Child Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record Check, and Enhanced Reliability Check. Eligible candidates should submit a cover letter and resumé clearly outlining their ability to fulfill all position requirements, on or before noon on 21 December 2017 to: Margaret Reid, Executive Director Email: home@greenwoodmfrc.ca - subject line: resumé (MS Word or PDF format) Mail: Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre PO Box 582, Greenwood, NS, B0P 1N0 Fax: (902) 765-1747 Please note: Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Greenwood MFRC is committed to employment equity. Please visit cafconnection.ca to learn more about the Greenwood MFRC. Possibilités d’emploi au Centre de ressources pour les familles militaires de Greenwood (CRFMG) COORDONNATEUR/COORDONNATRICE des SERVICES DE BÉNÉVOLAT (poste à temps plein) COORDONNATEUR/COORDONNATRICE de l’ENGAGEMENT COMMUNAUTAIRE (poste à temps plein) Depuis plus de 30 ans, le CRFMG de Greenwood offre des services avec fierté, enthousiasme et dévouement aux familles de militaires et de l’équipe de la défense. Nous offrons aux familles militaires des services et une aide relative aux exigences des fonctions opérationnelles et pendant des célébrations, des situations de crise et des urgences.

Nous travaillons dans un environnement enrichissant où les activités se déroulent à un rythme rapide. Si vous désirez contribuer à élaborer les u programmes d CRFMG afin qu’ils reflètent le caractère unique du mode de vie des familles militaires au sein de notre collectivité, envisagez de vous joindre à notre équipe! Heures • 37,5 heures par semaine (le ou la titulaire est appelé à travailler le soir et la fin de semaine à l’occasion; il ou elle doit donc faire preuve de souplesse.) Pour en savoir plus sur les qualités et les compétences requises pour chaque poste, consultez notre site Web à www.cafconnection.ca/greenwood OU visitez notre page facebook.com/gmfrc.

Les candidats retenus doivent être prêts à entrer en fonctions en janvier 2018, et passer les vérifications suivantes : registre des cas d’enfants maltraités, casier judiciaire et fiabilité approfondie. Les candidats admissibles doivent envoyer un curriculum vitæ et une lettre de présentation indiquant clairement en quoi ils satisfont à toutes les exigences du poste au plus tard à midi le 21 décembre 2017 à : Margaret Reid, directrice exécutive Courriel : home@greenwoodmfrc.ca – ligne sujet : curriculum vitae (format MS Word ou PDF) Adresse postale : Centre de ressources pour les familles militaires de Greenwood C.

P. 582, Greenwood (Nouvelle-Écosse) B0P 1N0 Télécopieur : 902-765-1747 Veuillez prendre note que nous communiquerons uniquement avec les candidats retenus pour l’étape suivante du processus de sélection. Le CRFMG de Greenwood souscrit au principe d’équité en matière d’emploi. Visitez le site cafconnection.ca pour en apprendre davantage sur le CRFMG de Greenwood. bravo zulu | promotions & presentations 14 Wing Imaging unless otherwise indicated.

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C02 included Washing/sterilizing of bottles, synthetic wine corks, caps and sugars all included in fees. Wine bottles $9.99 per dozen if you make your wine with us. ($11.99 everyday price). Kingston holiday happenings Lunch Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., come in for a nice hot soup lunch – free - at the Kingston United Church, 733 Main Street. Open to everyone in the community. Christmas hamper applications The Friendly Neighbours’ Christ- mas hamper program applica- tions are now available at the following locations: Foodland, Coldbrook; Independent and Foodland, Berwick; Sobeys, Greenwood; Needs, Aylesford; Pharmasave, Kingston; Bert’s, Auburn.

All applications must be completed and returned to the store where they were picked up no later than December 8. Applications will not be accepted after that date.

Supper and sale November 30, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the All Saints’ A.C.W. will be holding its annual Christmas casserole supper and sale at the All Saints’ Church Hall, 521 Pleasant Street, Kingston (turn west off Bridge Street). Menu features a large variety of casse- roles, salads and desserts. Cost: adults $12, children $5; family rates available. There will be a bake table and take out. Tea and sale December 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a Christmas tea and sale at the Kingston United Church, 733 Main Street. Enjoy a delightful selection of sand- wiches and festive sweets, a white elephant sale, jams, pick- les, crafts, bake table and more.

Hike December 9, join the Valley Trek- kers Volkssport Club for the Kingston walk. Meet at the Aurora Inn, 831 Main Street (take Exit 17 off Hwy 101, Kingston). Registra- tion begins at 9:30 a.m. for walk- ing at 10 a.m. This is a 5/ 10km, 1A walk. For info: 902-847-1772. 7th Christmas décor house tour December 10, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., take in the 7th annual Christmas décor home tour, presented by the Kingston United Church, 733 Main Street. Tour will consist of five homes and Kingston United Church, where refreshments will be served. Tickets $10, avail- able at Kingston and Middleton Pharmasaves; or contact Joann, who will also answer any ques- tions, 902-765-0105.

Get into the Christmas spirit with this wonderful event and fundraiser! Hike December 16, join the Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club for the Kingston Christmas Lights walk. Meet at the Kingston Superstore (470 Main Street). Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. for walking at 6 p.m. This is a 5/ 10km, 1A walk. Social time to follow. For further info: 902-847-1772. Seniors’ club The Kingston Area Seniors’ Association meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10 am. Fun days (cards and games) are every second and fourth Friday at 1 p.m. All at the Kingston Branch 98 Royal Ca- nadian Legion. For info, contact Marlene, 902-765-0088.

Jodi Bradbury, Vice president, Canadian Military Wives Choir Greenwood September 21 to 24, during the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in To- ronto, Greenwood’s Canadian Military Wives Choir shared the stage with 170 other choir members from bases and wings across Canada, and world famous soprano, Laura Wright; to perform the song “Invincible,” which she wrote especially for the occasion. This honour and privilege would not have been possible without the emotional and financial support of our very generous community here at home. Local businesses and people in the Annapolis Val- ley, especially in Greenwood and Kingston, did not hesitate to help us out in any way – whether it was donating items to our various fundraisers, attending our various events and sharing in our excitement at this once-in-a-lifetime op- portunity.

In order to be able to fly 15 choir members to Toronto with only six months’ notice, our fundraising goals were very lofty! It can’t be under- stated our presence at the Invictus Games would not have been possible without the support of our incredible community. We achieved our goals because of you! We wish to express our deepest gratitude to our local community, the leadership of 14 Wing Greenwqood, our families, and the local businesses of the Annapolis Valley. Thank you very much, and we hope to see you all at our future performances and fundraisers.

Choir full of memories, gratitude “Alice in Cuckoo Land, A Quest to Save Santa,” adapts the story of Alice in Won- derland - with a twist in the pantomime manner.

A pan- tomime is a comedy stage production for family enter- tainment. It was developed in the United Kingdom and performed around the Christ- mas season, with songs, gags, slapstick comedy and dancing; gender-crossing actors and topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale, fable or folk tale. Members of the military, their families and local com- munity artists have come together to put on this pro- duction to entertain families. Alice (Cassie Taylor) and her mother (Lee McVicar) are whisked away down the rabbit hole in attempts to free Santa Claus (John Ste- vens) from the dungeons of the evil Queen of Hearts (Rebecca Warrellow); all to return Christmas to Cuckoo Land.

Enjoy good laughs with whimsical characters banter- ing back and forth - including you, the audience, as part of this adventure. Two games Family show follows Alice down twisted holiday rabbit hole are planned for the kids, who could win special treats (just don’t tell the Queen!). The Greenwood Players have been staging commu- nity entertainment for 61 years as a military-based community club. As this is truly a family production, we are encouraging everyone to come enjoy the show. The show runs November 28 through December 2, with doors open at 7 p.m. and the curtain up at 7:30 p.m. The show is performed at the Morfee Centre, 24 School Road Greenwood.

Tickets are available at Pharmasaves in Kingston and Middleton, as well at the MFRC at the AVM Morfee and the Greenwood Recreation Centre. Tickets are $8, with children under 12 $5. For reservations, email gwdplayers@gmail.com, or contact 902-844-0053 (leave a voicemail).

The King of Hearts (Adam Broughton), the Queen of Hearts (Rebecca Warrellow) and Tweedle Dumber (Mike Cook). Submitted Do you want to get fit? Lose weight? Be healthy? Challenge yourself? Do you want strong legs? All these questions can be answered just by attend- ing indoor cycling classes with qualified C.O.R.E. in- door cycling instructors at the 14 Wing Greenwood Fitness & Sports Centre. Volunteer instructors will challenge you through outdoor cycling scenari- os as if you were racing, sprinting and climbing hills. The classes are moti- vational and challenging so you get the most benefits but, ultimately, are in con- trol of your own effort level.

No experience needed: instructors will set you up on a Keiser indoor bike so you can pedal as efficiently as possible. They will teach you to work with the BORG scale, and help you deter- mine what level of effort you are working.

Volunteer instructors include Cori “Coriogra- pher” Plante, Mike “The Italian Stallion” Dymond, Derek “Crazy Mountain Man” Salley, Eric “King of Greenwood” Plante and Natalie Dugas-Antle. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 12:45 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All classes are free for military personnel, full time Department of National De- fence or Non Public Funds employees and 14 Wing Greenwood Community Recreation Card holders with an ID card. The drop- in fee for all others is $6 at the front desk.

For information, contact Eric Plante, the F&S Cen- tre’s fitness coordinator and a 10-year indoor cy- cling instructor, 902-765- 1494 local 5022.

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the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS Page 9 November 27, 2017 November 27, 2017 Page 8 the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre (GMFRC) COORDINATOR of PREVENTION, SUPPORT, INTERVENTION Services Full Time Position The Greenwood MFRC requires a Coordinator of Prevention, Support and Intervention (PSI) Services, who as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, is responsible for the design and delivery of services to enhance the social functioning and emotional well being of Canadian Armed Forces families. Mandated services include education and prevention, self-help groups, assessment and referral, short- term intervention and counselling, and crisis support.

Advanced verbal and written communication skills are necessary to fulfill need for public speaking, facilitating workshops, and report writing. Ability to organize and prioritize workload effectively to meet deadlines is also essential. Experience in program development, management and evaluation. Excellent interpersonal and assessment skills will aid the requirement to work with people experiencing a challenging lifestyle. Awareness of risk management issues as well as a strong belief in the principle of volunteer involvement and leadership is required. A solid understanding of not-for-profit board governed organizations is necessary, along with the advanced ability to work both independently with little supervision and as part of a team.

Responsible to: Executive Director QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: • Ideal candidate is bilingual • A Bachelor of Social Work degree (and be eligible or registered with the appropriate provincial licensing body). • 3-5 years experience in crisis management, family education, short-term intervention, and family support. • Demonstrated high degree of interpersonal effectiveness, empathy, commitment to teamwork and strong understanding and application of ethical principles. • Experience in the development, implementation, facilitation and evaluation of adult education and training, group dynamics, crisis intervention, family violence, abuse, attachment, dynamics and processes.

• Excellent assessment skills as well as sensitivity in dealing with and tolerating highly stressful situations. • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage crisis situations.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to function collaboratively in a flexible and creative manner required. • Have a clear understanding of the community development process and a working knowledge of community resources. • Skilled in office procedures, administration, operation of office equipment, and computer programs. • Knowledge of the unique challenges of the military family lifestyle. • 37.5 hours per week – flexibility is required. Must complete a Child Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record Check, and Enhanced Reliability Check.

Eligible candidates should submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining their ability to fulfill all position requirements, on or before 1600 hrs Thursday, 7 December 2017 to: Margaret Reid Executive Director Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre PO Box 582, Greenwood, NS, B0P 1N0 Please note: Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted The Greenwood MFRC is committed to employment equity.

Please learn more about the GMFRC at: www.CAFconnection.ca email: home@greenwoodmfrc.ca Subject line: RESUMÉ – PSI (MS Word or PDF format) Fax: (902) 765-1747 OFFRE D'EMPLOI Centre de ressources pour les familles militaires de Greenwood (CRFMG) COORDONNATEUR OU COORDONNATRICE du programme de PRÉVENTION, DE SOUTIEN ET D’INTERVENTION Poste à temps plein Le CRFM de Greenwood cherche à combler le poste de coordonnateur ou coordonnatrice du programme de prévention, de soutien et d’intervention (PSI). Le ou la titulaire du poste fera partie d’une équipe de professionnels provenant de plusieurs disciplines et sera responsable de la conception et de la prestation des services visant à favoriser l’adaptation sociale des familles des membres des Forces canadiennes et à améliorer leur bien- être émotionnel.

Les services prévus dans le mandat comprennent l’éducation et la prévention, les groupes d’entraide, l’évaluation et le placement, l’intervention à court terme et le soutien en temps de crise. Il faut posséder de solides habiletés en communication orale et écrite pour être en mesure de parler en public, d’animer des ateliers et de rédiger des rapports. Il est aussi essentiel de pouvoir organiser la charge de travail et établir l’ordre de priorité des tâches de manière efficace en vue de respecter les délais. Il est nécessaire d’avoir une expérience de l’élaboration, de la gestion et de l’évaluation des programmes.

D’excellentes habiletés sociales et capacités d’évaluation aideront le ou la titulaire à travailler avec des personnes qui ont un mode de vie difficile. Il ou elle doit savoir comment gérer le risque et faire preuve de leadership et doit être convaincu de la nécessité de l’engagement bénévole. Il ou elle doit également bien comprendre le fonctionnement d’organismes à but non lucratif gérés par un conseil, et doit être en mesure de travailler de façon autonome sous un minimum de supervision et au sein d’une équipe.

Superviseur immédiat/Superviseure immédiate : Directrice exécutive QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIELLES • Le candidat idéal ou la candidate idéale est bilingue; • Baccalauréat en travail social (et être admissible à l’obtention d’un titre professionnel décerné par l’organisme de réglementation de la province ou posséder ce titre); • De trois à cinq ans d’expérience de la gestion de crise, de l’éducation familiale, de l’intervention à court terme et du soutien aux familles; • Faire preuve d’un très haut niveau d’entregent, d’empathie et d’esprit d’équipe et d’une très grande compréhension de principes éthiques et de l’application de ces derniers; • Expérience de l’élaboration, de la mise en oeuvre, de l’animation et de l’évaluation d’activités de formation et d’éducation aux adultes, de même que d’activités liées à la dynamique de groupe, à l’intervention en cas de crise, à la violence familiale, aux mauvais traitements, à l’attachement, aux dynamiques et aux processus; • Excellentes habiletés d’évaluation; tact et tolérance dans des situations causant beaucoup de stress; • Capacité manifeste de gérer efficacement des situations de crise; • Excellentes habilités en communication et habilités sociales; capacité de collaborer en faisant preuve de souplesse et de créativité; • Bonne compréhension du processus de développement communautaire et connaissances pratiques des ressources communautaires; • Habiletés nécessaires pour suivre les procédures de bureau, appliquer les procédés administratifs et utiliser l’équipement de bureau et divers logiciels; • Connaissance des difficultés propres au mode de vie des familles militaires; • 37,5 heures par semaine – le ou la titulaire doit faire preuve de souplesse.

La personne retenue devra passer les vérifications suivantes : registre des cas d’enfants maltraités, casier judiciaire et fiabilité approfondie. Les candidats admissibles doivent envoyer une lettre de présentation et un curriculum vitae dans lesquels ils indiquent clairement en quoi ils satisfont à toutes les exigences du poste, d’ici 16 h le jeudi 7 decembre 2017 à l’attention de : Margaret Reid Directrice exécutive Centre de ressources aux familles militaires CP 582, Greenwood, N.É., B0P 1N0 Veuillez prendre note que nous communiquerons uniquement avec les candidats retenus pour l’étape suivante du processus de sélection.

Le CRFM de Greenwood souscrit au principe d’équité en matière d’emploi. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le CRFMG, aller à : www.cafconnection.ca Courriel : home@greenwoodmfrc.ca Objet : CURRICULUM VITAE – PSI (en MS Word ou en PDF) Télécopieur : 902-765-1747 JASON BEZANSON ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION 9594 South Farmington RR1 Wilmot, NS B0P 1W0 902-840-0552 Specializing in Roofing • Free Estimates • Insured 74 Commercial Street P.O. Box 700, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0 Durland, Gillis & Shackleton Associates Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries W. Bruce Gillis, Q.C. • MaggieA. Shackleton, B.A., J.D.

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This will be a collaborative ef- fort encompassing the input and efforts of the 11 commu- nity health boards that make up the Western Zone. The end result will be a Collaborative Health Care Plan for the entire Western Zone.

Community health board needs your input The process involves a number of public engage- ment meetings held by the individual CHBs with in the Western Zone of Nova Sco- tia. This public engagement process also includes en- couraging the members and stakeholders of all our com- munities to complete a “Your Voice for a Healthy Commu- nity” survey by November 30. Completion of this anony- mous survey will help iden- tify the factors that affect the health of our community members and the health of the broader community. In other words, we want to know what prevents you from being the healthiest you can be.

It will also give us an indication of what prevents residents, their families, and the com- munity from living healthy lives. Completion of the sur- vey will also let us know what a healthy community looks like to you.

Completion of this sur- vey is critical in our efforts to develop the community health plan. The survey can be found at engage4health. ca/YOURhealthOURcom- munity. The survey can also be printed off in paper copy from this site. In the Kingston/ Greenwood area, completed paper copies of the survey can be dropped off at the Kingston Needs Store by placing them in an enveloped marked “Health Survey.” They will be picked up by a member of the com- munity health board prior to November 30, the deadline for completing the survey. Sara White, Managing editor West Kings District High School students celebrated diversity during their No- vember 8 Remembrance Day service, a fitting way to dem- onstrate their theme, “War does not discriminate.” “Throughout this ceremo- ny, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of all the diverse people here at West Kings,” said student MC Cassandra Blight.

“Welcome.” The national anthem was sung in three languages – English, French and Mi’kmaq; a choir shared the Gaelic “Mist Covered Mountains,” familiar to many as the song welcom- ing home Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan; a lyrical dance piece called “Waiting Game” was performed by students, a historical biogra- phy of the First World War’s landmark No. 2 Construction Battalion, the regiment of hun- dreds of African Canadians who served, was presented; and the much-loved “In Flan- ders Fields” was read by several students.

Merel Kardolus, the school’s first exchange stu- dent from Holland, was the guest speaker. “Canada and Holland have Students share remembrance, diversity an important relationship,” she said. “We’re just a dot on the map, but what Canada did for Holland – liberating us.” Kardolus described the impact of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s food drops during “the hunger winter,” when many Dutch people starved. She spoke of the Dutch royal family being given refuge in Canada during the war, and the gift of tulips every year since that thanks Canadians. She described how, every year on May 4, the Dutch remember life before the freedom which came May 5, 1945: “we lay flowers, just like you do, and the flag is at half-mast.

We have two minutes of silence. Then, at 10 p.m., a new ceremony starts, including drama, mu- sic, speeches and always one special moment: the lighting of the freedom light at mid- night. That will burn all year. And Liberation Day is May 5. We celebrate that we are free, that we can live without a war. There is a big parade, and veterans from all over the world will come visit us.” She closed, reading in Dutch, “At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them.” The ceremony is prepared by students who have at- tended the Royal Canadian Legion’s leadership camp, with the support of school staff and community resourc- es, including the Kingston Legion.

It closed with the now traditional lighting of candles, each marking the 158 Canadian Armed Forces members killed in service in Afghanistan. Pictures of all of them played on the large screens before the gym’s lights went out, leaving the glowing lights set before a white cross at stage front. School principal Donna Griffin thanked the audience. “November 11, take a mo- ment, attend a service. You are all incredible young Ca- nadians. You are also very proud.” West Kings students, also members of Precision Dance, prepared and performed “Waiting Game.” S. White Holland exchange stu- dent Merel Kardolus read in Dutch, “At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them.” Local student Cadets made an impact in all parts of the West Kings service of remembrance.

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the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS Page 11 November 27, 2017 November 27, 2017 Page 10 the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS Royal Canadian Legion Branch 098 would like to thank the public for their generous support during our 2017 Poppy Campaign. We also are grateful to the following local businesses for their donations and assistance with poppy boxes. November 11th is the most important time of the year for the Royal Canadian Legion and the simple act of wearing a poppy helps ensure that the 117,000 Canadian servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. With your help, the Kingston Legion raised more than $23,000 during our 2017 campaign! 1st Kingston Scouting 517 Air Cadet Squadron AA Munro Insurance Andy’s Tire Annapolis Valley At Home Care Annapolis Valley Reg.

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Sampson Ltd. Giant Tiger Goucher’s Farm Market Gould’s Auto Sales Green Elephant Café Greenwood Mall Greenwood Rent-All H.E. Armstrong Hair Expressions & Spa Hammersmith Auto Repair High Country Tire Home Hardware Irving Gas Bar Greenwood JC’s Hot Tubs and Pools Kenneth Bower Accountant Kentucky Fried Chicken J & R’s Pizzaria Kingston Elementary School Kingston Fire Department Kingston Lions Club Kingston United Church KMR Computer Leo Glavine Loomers Pumping Mama Sofia’s Pizza Markland Masonic Lodge Mary Brown’s Chicken McCabe’s Flooring McDonald’s Michael Bishop Accounting Ltd. Mid-Valley Construction Mimie’s Pizza Norm Smith Electric NSLC O.H.

Armstrong OK Tire Parker/Richter Law Pet Central Pineridge Middle School Post Office (Greenwood) Post Office (Kingston) Rafuse Mechanical Ltd. RCAFA 107 Valley Wing RCMP Kingston Reflections Hair Studio RE/MAX Banner Real Estate Repracorp RONA Building Supplies Rydel Homes Ltd. Scotiabank Shoppers Drug Mart Sobey’s Style Plus Hair Salon Subway Tarantula Auto Repair Taylor/MacLennan/Cochrane Law Terrie’s Clothing Tibbs Tumblers Locksmith Tim Horton’s Topline Equipment Ultramar Valley Credit Union Valley Drug Mart (Pharmasave) Valley Family Optometry Village of Greenwood Village of Kingston Walmart West Kings District High School West Nova Fuels World Wide Auto Sales We will remember them Colonel Mike Adamson, commander at 14 Wing Greenwood, left; and Wing Chief Warrant Officer Luc Emond attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veteran’s Park in Bridgewater.

Corporal B. White-Finkle, 14 Wing Imaging 14 Wing Greenwood Pipe Major Sergeant Andrew Bruce participated in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 79 New Ross No- vember 11 service of re- membrance.

Sergeant P. Nicholson, 14 Wing photojournalist In Kingston, just prior to the start of the November 11 service, are, from left, Wade Seymour, Kings West MLA Leo Glavine and Hughie Bagnell, Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus, Council 6297, Kingston/ Greenwood. M. Rolph The 14 Wing Greenwood Pipes and Drums marched in Royal Canadian Legion Branch 79 New Ross, Nova Scotia, November 11. Drum Major Gary Spinney lead the band to the community cenotaph. Sergeant P. Nicholson, 14 Wing photojournalist Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch 69 marched at the head of the Berwick Remembrance Day parade.

S. White 14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Mike Ad- amson spoke at the Remembrance Day ceremony November 11 at Veteran’s Park, Bridgewater. Corporal B. White-Finkle, 14 Wing Imaging 404 (Long Range Patrol and Training) Squadron Mas- ter Corporal Tyler Whelen could have worn his Scouts Canada uniform, as his son, Oliver, joined him in the Berwick Remembrance Day parade with the 2nd Berwick Beavers. S. White Berwick area Girl Guides showed their colours during the November 11 community parade. S. White Personnel from 14 Air Maintenance Squadron, 14 Wing Greenwood, represented the Canadian Armed Forces at Remembrance Day services in Middleton.

Corporal D. Salisbury, 14 Wing Imaging at Chief d 14 W Majo Bruc Roya Bran vemb mem Annapolis Valley RCMP personnel participated in Re- membrance Day services in Middleton, laying a wreath on behalf of the police service.

Corporal D. Salisbury, 14 Wing Imaging West Nova Scotia Regiment members lay a wreath in Middleton. Corporal D. Salisbury, 14 Wing Imaging

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After all, when you’re making 30 to 60 bottles at once, you want to enjoy the last bottle opened just as much - or even more - than the first. Cleaning and sanitizing is essential for producing stable and great tasting products. Clean start ensures great tasting brew Cleaning means you’ve re- moved all the visible dirt and residue; sanitizing means you treat your equipment with chemical solutions to eliminate and prevent molds, wild yeasts and bacterias.

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1. What’s available in space grey, silver and gold _ _ 2. How much can you save on Skor bits _ _ 3. Where can you get New York Style Cheesecake _ _ 4. Whose phone number is 902-242-2318 _ _ 5. When is the annual family Christmas Party on the Wing _ _ Middleton - 902-825-5525 • Greenwood - 902-765-2267 B.L.T. Grilled Wrap with 8 oz. soup and 21 oz. fountain drink $6.49 solution page 20 ACROSS 1. Emaciation 6. Exchequer 10. Sacs where fungi develop 14. First letter of the Hebrew alphabet 15. Unexplored waters 17. Berkeley athletes 19. Norse giantess 20. Crater on the moon 21. Resembles velvet 22.

Pearl Jam’s debut album 23. Hair-like structure 24. Turfs 26. Put in advance 29. First son of Lot 31. Native American language 32. Furry family member 34. Vedic God of fire 35. Genie 37. German city 38. Acquire 39. Cambodia currency 40. A person from a Balkan republic 41. More simple 43. Bleats 45. ‘The other white meat’ 46. __ student: learns healing 47. 04492, town in Maine 49. Paddle ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you might feel like you do not measure up to others this week. How others see you is completely different from your perception. Don’t be too hard on yourself. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, letting go is a hard lesson to learn this week.

You may have to retire a plan that just can’t come to fruition. But don’t worry, new ideas are in the works.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, try not to hold onto negative emotions. Focus on all of the happy memories you have made with others and your mood will instantly brighten. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Honesty is the best policy, Cancer. So have that frank conversation with someone even if full disclosure can be a bit uncomfortable. Afterward, you’ll be glad you did. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Don’t underestimate your abilities, Leo. You are imaginative and creative when the mood suits you, as it will this week. Look for your muse and get started.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, stay open to external influences and you may be able to infer some things about the future that can guide you in the days ahead.

It’s good to stay ahead of the curve. 50. Airline once owned by Howard Hughes 53. Big 10 athlete 57. Inflammation of the intestine 58. Key’s comedic partner 59. Chamomile and black are two 60. Distress signal 61. Assn. for translators DOWN 1. Measures engine speed (abbr.) 2. Wings 3. Founded a phone company 4. Upon 5. Superhigh frequency 6. Colorless liquid 7. Hostelries 8. __ fi (slang) 9. One who accompanies 10. Where rockers play 11 _ the Man’ Musical 12. Waxy cover on some birds’ beaks 13. Software that monitors for malicious activity (abbr.) 16. Becomes less intense 18. Lyric poems 22.

Touchdown 23. From end to end 24. __ Claus 25. Jedi Master Kenobi 27. Fencing swords 28. Famed child psychiatrist 29. Gossip 30. S-shaped lining 31 _ death do us part 33. Bar bill 35. Placed over a vowel to indicate sound 36. Steve Martin was one 37. Low paid educator (abbr.) 39. One who rampages 42. Backbones 43. ‘Friday Night Lights’ director 44. Anno Domini 46. One-time Yankees sensation Kevin 47. Fermented grape juice 48. Peruvian province 49. Former Braves outfielder Nixon 50. Entertainment award 51. Feeling good 52. Greek god of war 53. Famed NYC museum 54. Of the ears 55. Select 56.

Friend to the carrot LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, this is a good week to take stock of the people who mean the most to you. Express your feelings to these people and spend some time with them.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 A little dose of being naughty might do you some good this week, Scorpio. Call in sick from work and enjoy a day shopping or simply indulging in a little entertainment. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You have basic needs that have to be met, and a strong network of friends and coworkers can get you through any rough patch, Sagittarius. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, although you can’t narrow it down just yet, something doesn’t feel right in your world. Keep investigating and trust your instincts.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you have reached a crossroads where everything you have dreamed and worked for has finally converged.

This is the time to enjoy the fruits of all your labor. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, rather than looking at the differences between you and someone else, look at the similarities. This is a great way to begin a friendship. Volunteer opportunity – Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital The Nova Scotia Health Author- ity welcomes volunteers: we are looking for volunteers at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Volunteer roles require a weekly commit- ment of two hours. If you are interested, contact Jennifer Moore for more information, 902-365- 1701 local 3444 or jenniferl. moore@nshealth.ca. Criminal record checks are required for all volunteers.

Hospital fundraiser November 23 to December 8, Soldiers Memorial Health Auxiliary is holding its annual Christmas Light-a-Bulb fundraiser. Honour your loved ones by purchasing a memorial at Middleton Home Hardware Store Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. These memorials will adorn a Christmas tree in the lobby of Soldiers Memo- rial Hospital through December. Thank you for your support. Christmas hamper applications The Friendly Neighbours’ Christ- mas hamper program applications are now available at the following locations: Foodland, Coldbrook; Independent and Foodland, Ber- wick; Sobeys, Greenwood; Needs, Aylesford; Pharmasave, Kingston; Bert’s, Auburn.

All applications must be completed and returned to the store where they were picked up no later than December 8. Applications will not be ac- cepted after that date. Exercise class Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, free community low impact exercise program at the Wilmot Baptist Church Christian Fellowship Cen- tre. Geared for seniors, but open to everyone.

Lunch Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., come in for a nice hot soup lunch – free - at the Kingston United Church, 733 Main Street. Open to everyone in the community. Indoor soccer Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 14 Wing Greenwood personnel and their families are invited to join in friendly, indoor, pick-up soccer at the 14 Wing Fitness & Sports Centre. No skill level required - just bring your shoes and enjoy. Hosted by the CFB Greenwood women’s and men’s soccer teams. Knitting classes Fridays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: looking for something to do this winter? Whether you are a beginner or an advanced knitter, come join Beth for knitting classes at the 14 Wing Greenwood Library.

For info: 902- 765-1494 local 5430.

Community social November 27, noon to 2 p.m., seniors and community members are invited to a social group at the Wilmot Baptist Christian Fellow- ship Centre. Lunch and fellowship/ social time. This group began as a seniors’ group but men and women of all ages are welcome. Call Nancy, 902-765-4124, for details. Darts November 27, 7 p.m., the Berwick Legion hosts mixed doubles darts. Draw for partner, round robin format. $3 to play, cash prize to winners and high score. Exhibit talk November 28, 7:30 p.m., the Kings Historical Society presents the work of Justine MacDonald, a photographer, writer, and world traveller; at the Kings County Museum, 37 Cornwallis Street, Kentville.

MacDonald enjoys using these pursuits to explore history and the world in general. Her focus is on creating architectural and abstract images. “Remembrance Road” is an exhibit of photogra- phy from her travels through the battlefields of Europe. Tea and sale November 28, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), enjoy a Christmas dessert tea and sale at the Nictaux Christian Family Centre. Freewill donation for the tea, plus bake table, pickles, jam, jelly, homemade chocolates, crafts, sewing, crochet, knitting and $2 gift bags. Hosted by the Nictaux Baptist Friendly Auxiliary. Luncheon November 28, 11 a.m.

to 1 p.m., enjoy the Fireflies’ soup luncheon at the Middleton fire hall. Wonder- ful menu features your choice of two kinds of quiche, served with roll and salad ($10); corn chow- der or chicken vegetable soup ($9 each); along with pineapple delight or strawberry shortcake, tea/ coffee. Free deliveries to Middleton area may be arranged by calling Bonnie, 902-825-3062, by November 27.

Christmas open house November 28, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a Christmas open house at 62 Connaught Avenue, Middleton. There will be a Christmas flag at the end of the driveway. This is a two-storey home with steps inside and outside. Please bring along an extra pair of shoes to wear inside, and a bag to put them in. Hosted by the Taylor family, who have decorated their home for Christmas. No admission charged. Crib November 28, 7 p.m., the Ber- wick Legion hosts team play crib. $10 per player includes high hand, 50/ 50, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes and an ongoing cookie jar.

Greenwood Players Theatre November 28 to December 2, the Greenwood Players present “Alice in Cuckoo Land” in traditional pantomime style, complete with audience participation; at the Morfee Centre, School Road, Greenwood.

This family-friendly production is a quest to “save Santa,” as Alice and her mother are whisked away down the rab- bit hole to free Santa Claus from the dungeons of the evil Queen of Hearts and return Christmas to Cuckoo Land. Doors open at 7 p.m. for show time at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 (under 12) and $8, available in advance at Middleton and Kingston Pharmasaves, the Greenwood Military Family Re- source Centre and the 14 Wing Greenwood Community Centre. For reservations, contact gwdplay- ers@gmail.com or 902-844-0053. Pool November 29, 7 p.m., the Berwick Legion hosts round robin format pool.

$3 to play, cash prize to winner and an ongoing cookie jar. Kinsmen & Kinette Christmas support program November 29 to December 13, applications will be accepted by the 2017 Kinsmen & Kinette Christmas Miracle, which pro- vides Christmas gifts for Kings County children ages one to 13 years old. Application Dates are November 29, 30, December 6, 7, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and December 2, 9 a.m. to noon. The last day to apply is December 13, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Applications are available at the Kentville Recreation Centre, in the Kin Room (use the side entrance and go down stairs). Applicants must bring proof of age for each child (birth certificate or health card).

VPI meeting November 30, attend the VPI Greenwood meeting. Last meeting of the year. Pre brief 1500 hrs, take off 1600 hrs, land approx. 1645 hrs. Followed by debrief. See you there. Spaghetti dinner November 30, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., there will be a spaghetti supper at the Aylesford & District Lions Hall, 2160 Hwy #1, Au- burn. Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, Caesar salad, garlic toast and apple crisp dessert. Freewill offering for the Lions Foundation of Canada’s service dogs program. Supper and sale November 30, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the All Saints’ A.C.W. will be holding its annual Christmas casserole supper and sale at the All Saints’ Church Hall, 521 Pleas- ant Street, Kingston (turn west off Bridge Street).

Menu features a large variety of casseroles, salads and desserts. Cost: adults $12, children $5; family rates avail- able. There will be a bake table and take out.

Darts November 30, 7 p.m., the Berwick Legion hosts mixed doubles darts. Draw for partner, round robin format. $3 to play, cash prize to winners and high score. Open mic December 1, 8 p.m., the Lawrenc- etown Legion hosts an open mic and jam every second Friday. All welcome – come out and support our vets. Tremont Board Game Café December 1, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the free Tremont Board Game Café is “open” every first and third Friday at the Tremont Hall, 738 Tremont Mountain Road. Many of the newest and coolest games, in a friendly and relaxed environment. 902-765-4326.

Chase the ace and supper December 1, 5 p.m., the Berwick Legion hosts its weekly Chase the Ace and supper event.

Raffle tickets three for $5. LEGO challenge event December 2, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., take in “Hydro Dynamics,” the First LEGO League qualifying event for the regional champion- ship. Youth ages nine to 14 will think like scientists and engineers as the build and test a robot, solv- ing a real-world problem: how we find, transport, use and dispose of water. Admission is free at the COGS – Annapolis Valley Campus, 50 Elliott Road, Lawrencetown. Firstlegoleague.org/. Nativity tea December 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a nativity tea at the Harmony Baptist Church, 992 Harmony Road. Admission $5.

Enjoy seasonal sights, sounds and sweets; a bake table and a display of nativities.

Tea and sale December 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a Christmas tea and sale at the Kingston United Church, 733 Main Street. Enjoy a delightful selection of sandwiches and festive sweets, a white el- ephant sale, jams, pickles, crafts, bake table and more. Bake sale and ticket auction December 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a bake sale and ticket auction in support of children, teens and adults with autism at the Greenwood Mall. Contact Sandy, 902-242-2019, annapolisvalley@ autismns.ca. All proceeds stay in the Valley.

Seniors’ tea December 2, noon to 1:30 p.m., enjoy a seniors’ Christmas tea in the Family Life Centre, Middleton Baptist Church (across from the MacDonald Museum).

Tea, coffee, sandwiches and sweet treats will be served free of charge. Bring a friend! Hosted by MBC Kingdom Youth Group. Concert December 3, 3 p.m., the Middle- ton Choral Society, directed by Maureen MacLean and accom- panied by Elizabeth Harwood on piano and organ, presents its annual Christmas concert in St. John’s United Church, Middleton. Special guest performers will be individual members of the choir. A freewill offering will be taken at the door.

Christmas concert December 3, 7 p.m., enjoy the an- nual 14 Wing Greenwood Christ- mas Concert in the Annapolis Mess. Featuring the 14 Wing Band (under the direction of Warrant Officer Jeff Campbell), Honorary Colonel Terry Kelly, the Kingston Elementary School Choir and the Canadian Military Wives’ Choir Greenwood. Open to the public, free admission (donations to the Upper Room Food Bank gra- ciously accepted). Darts December 4, 7 p.m., the Berwick Legion hosts mixed doubles darts. Draw for partner, round robin format. $3 to play, cash prize to winners and high score.

Dessert tea and ticket auction December 4, 6:30 p.m.

to 8 :30 p.m., Berwick Pathfinders (Girl Guides of Canada) host a dessert tea and ticket auction at the Water- ville fire hall, County Home Road, Waterville. Admission $5 includes desserts and coffee/ tea; auction tickets 10 for $1, draws at 8 p.m. For info, Sara, 902-679-6568. Crib December 5, 7 p.m., the Berwick Legion hosts crib. Team play, $10 per player includes high hand, 50/ 50, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes and an ongoing cookie jar.

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Community social November 27, noon to 2 p.m., seniors and community mem- bers are invited to a social group at the Wilmot Baptist Christian Fellowship Centre. Lunch and fellowship/ social time. This group began as a seniors’ group but men and women of all ages are welcome. Call Nancy, 902-765- 4124, for details. Tea and sale November 28, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), enjoy a Christmas dessert tea and sale at the Nictaux Christian Family Centre. Freewill donation for the tea, plus bake table, pickles, jam, jelly, homemade chocolates, crafts, sewing, crochet, knitting and $2 gift bags.

Hosted by the Nictaux Baptist Friendly Auxiliary. Luncheon November 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy the Fireflies’ soup luncheon at the Middleton fire hall. Wonder- ful menu features your choice of two kinds of quiche, served with roll and salad ($10); corn chow- der or chicken vegetable soup ($9 each); along with pineapple delight or strawberry shortcake, tea/ coffee. Free deliveries to Middleton area may be arranged by calling Bonnie, 902-825-3062, by November 27.

Christmas open house November 28, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a Christmas open house at 62 Connaught Avenue, Middleton. There will be a Christmas flag at the end of the driveway. This is a two-storey home with steps inside and outside. Please bring along an extra pair of shoes to wear inside, and a bag to put them in. Hosted by the Taylor family, who have decorated their home for Christmas. No admis- sion charged. Seniors’ tea December 2, noon to 1:30 p.m., enjoy a seniors’ Christmas tea in the Family Life Centre, Middleton Baptist Church (across from the MacDonald Museum). Tea, cof- fee, sandwiches and sweet treats will be served free of charge.

Bring a friend! Hosted by MBC Kingdom Youth Group.

Concert December 3, 3 p.m., the Middle- ton Choral Society, directed by Maureen MacLean and accom- panied by Elizabeth Harwood on piano and organ, presents its annual Christmas concert in St. John’s United Church, Middleton. Special guest performers will be individual members of the choir. A freewill offering will be taken at the door. Ticket auction December 7, St. Monica’s Catho- lic Women’s League invites you to enjoy a festive, goodwill ticket auction at St. Monica’s Parish Hall, 37 Connaught Avenue, Middleton. Doors open at 2 p.m., draws begin at 7 p.m. All new priz- es and gift certificates, homemade breads, sweets, fudge, preserves.

Raffle for a handsome homemade quilt, lobster and gas certificates. 50/ 50 draw. Tasty canteen with chili and biscuits and hot dogs. At the Evergreen December 9, 7:30 p.m., the Ev- ergreen Theatre, 1941 Stronach Mountain Road, Margaretsville; presents “The Rink,” with the Lighthouse Theatre Company.

This comedy focuses on three retirees who return to their home town, meeting at a funeral for an old friend. The lawyer, engineer and old hockey player decide to build an outdoor rink, a focal point from their own childhoods, but there are obstacles in their way - including their own differences. The play is really about rekindling old friendships, and older people who have something to give. Tickets $15 at 902-825-6834 or evergreentheatre@gmail.com. When it comes to savings, we’ve all heard it before: “spend less than you earn and put the rest to work,” “the earlier you start, the more you will save” and the all important “pay yourself first.

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PARKER & RICHTER Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries Ronald D. Richter (B.A. Hon.), L.L.B. Kingston Legion Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Lic.# 115910-08 Regular Games - $ 100 • 3 Specials - 60/40 • Letter H - 80/20 • Triple Jackpot - R-W-B • 1 Lucky 7 - Progressive • 1 Bonanza - Progressive • Jackpot - 3 Chances Consolation $300 • Double Action Dee’sSewing CUSTOMSEWING,ALTERATIONS,TAILORING, MESS KITS, KILT MAKING & MORE! facebook@DeeSews Call Dee @ 902.765.8082 FOR RENT Centrally located at 241 Marshal St., Middleton. Adult, non-smoking, no pets, two-bedroom. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer.

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KINGSTON 902-765-2103 26 Commercial St. MIDDLETON 902-825-4822 Legion Calendar Sponsored by Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 5 6 Kingston Legion Br 98 ~ 4 3 7 9 11 8 10 12 2 Find us on facebook EXEC. MTG. 7 pm BINGO 1:30 EUCHRE 13 BINGO 1:30 14 15 18 17 16 BINGO 1:30 GENERAL MEETING 7 pm 19 20 21 No Breakfast 22 23 Chase the Ace! Meat Draw Chase the Ace! Meat Draw Chase the Ace! Meat Draw 25 24 26 NO BINGO MIXED DARTS 27 28 EUCHRE BINGO 7:30 BINGO 7:30 BINGO 7:30 NO BINGO Boxing Day Legion Open CRIB 7 pm CRIB 7 pm CRIB 7 pm CRIB 7 pm Children’s Christmas Party 29 30 31 Chase the Ace! Meat Draw Chase the Ace! Meat Draw Wishing you good health and happiness in 2018 MERRY CHRISTMAS New Year’s Eve: Dinner & Dance: 7pm-1am Band: Jokers Right (no jeans) Tickets: $25 member, $30 non-member New Year’s Day: President’s Levee 11am-1pm, All Welcome (no jeans) Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary “In Flanders Fields” by Col.

John McCrae first published on this date in 1915.

Workers’ Christmas Party President’s Draw - Legion closes at 6pm NO BINGO Legion Closed New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance No exercise classes on December 19, 21, 26 or 28th. Co-sponsored by Fraser’s Pro Home Centre • Mess Office Phone - 902-765-1494 local 5577 NOVEMBER/NOVEMBRE 2017 12 15 INFO TOW BAR Darts Available INFO TOW BAR Daily newspaper for your enjoyment 3 2 5 6 17 25 8 4 9 16 20 Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat 10 11 7 FRASER’S Home Centre BERWICK • 1-800-959-3727 | KINGSTON • 1-902-765-3111 KENTVILLE • 1-902-678-8044 | BRIDGETOWN • 1-902-665-4449 ANNAPOLIS ROYAL • 1-902-532-1500 21 19 INFO Internet/wireless available in TV Lounge/Mess 22 24 23 18 26 14 http://greenwood.mil.ca/cms/Community/ AnnapolisMess/AnnapolisMessHome.aspx 404 CHRISTMAS PARTY INFO TOW BAR Non-alcoholic beverages available LIKE US ON FACEBOOK w w w.

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Call for details 902- 765-6371, 902-847-1344 or 902-765-2791. (3806-43tp) SERVICE SERVICE – CHILDCARE – I am looking to watch children in my home and snow days. I have 15 years experience working with children. Call Nancy for more information at 902-242-2622. (3840-6tpb) SERVICE – Need your yard cleaned up? Offering property clean up and junk removal, including garages, base- ments etc. Also free scrap metal collection and derelict vehicle removal. Cheap rates and free estimates. Call or text 902-760-0547 or email: shell_4115@hotmail.ca. (3842-4tpb) CHURCH SERVICE – “The Peo- ples 25:40 Church” There will be a church service held every Sunday at the New Beginnings Center 1151 Bridge Street Greenwood provided by Pas- tor Leon Langille.

Pre service music at 2:50 p.m. Service 3:00 p.m. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome. (3533-ufn) October 24, the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum Society hosted its annual meeting at the museum, installing a new board of directors. Representatives include, in the front row, from left, Bert Campbell (secretary), Brian Handley (vice-president), Ian Patrick (chairman), Perry Matte (president/ CEO), Doug Butt (treasurer); and, in the back row, Malcolm Uhlman (public relations), Lloyd Gra- ham (volunteers and Flight Ed), Mary Lou Graham (accessioning), Liz Winchester (administrative services), Joan Patrick (director), Tom Gorman (membership), Frank Martyn (support services) and Dave Saulnier (director).

M. Uhlman November 20, the Halifax JointRescueCoordinationCen- tre dispatched a 413 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron Cormo- rant out of 14 Wing Greenwood just after 7 p.m., in response to an emergency beacon sound- ing 717 nautical miles east of St. John’s.

November 22, a Cormorant left Greenwood around 8:30 p.m. on a search for an emer- The Defence Women Advi- sory Organization (DWAO) for 14 Wing Greenwood will hold an information session De- cember 5 at 1 p.m. in the Tow Bar at the Annapolis Mess. The DWAO exists to provide women and men of DND/ CAF an avenue to advise and network with leadership, col- leagues and subordinates. The purpose is to assist in resolv- ing any systemic issues that may be adversely affecting DND/ CAF’s ability to capital- ize on the full contribution women can make towards a strong, effective and repre- sentative DND/ CAF.

Provid- ing this voice for employees and members is crucial to completing the information leaders and individuals need to make decisions that affect Museum marks AGM gency beacon sounding seven nautical miles northwest of Yarmouth. Shortly after 10 p.m., the search was resolved, with the signal located on land near Yarmouth. Ground search and rescue assets were dis- patched by JRCC and the heli- copter returned to Greenwood. 413 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron assets were sched- uled to be on a heightened Signals sound, searches launched Women’s advisory session December 5 invites wing participants our workplace.

This meeting will provide in- formation on what the organi- zation is about, and the activi- ties the DWAO will be hosting in the upcoming months. We are also actively looking for people interested in being part of the committee. If you are a dynamic person who wants to invest your time in this organization, please come out to the information session. If you are interested in being involved in the committee, contact the co-chairs: Major Tania Maurice, 902-765-1494 local 3915 or tania.maurice@ forces.gc.ca, or Rosie Smith- Gimblett, 902-765-1494 local 5246 or rose.smithgimblett@ forces.gc.ca.

Membership is open to all 14 Wing employees. 30-minute standby posture from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Novem- ber 27 for the opening of the fall lobster season in Lobster Fishery Areas 33 and 34. The JRCC and the Canadian Coast Guard heighten and augment their search and rescue posture during specific periods each year, in consultation with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and other agencies. Patrick presented Campbell with the museum’s Meritorious Award Pin for his ongoing contributions to the museum, having worn many hats in the growth of the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum.

Patrick presented outgoing president Handley with the museum’s Meritori- ous Award Pin, recognizing Handley’s outstanding leadership, steady hand and guidance over the past 10 years of unprecedented museum growth.

the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS Page 23 November 27, 2017 November 27, 2017 Page 22 the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS Dear Santa... The Aurora Newspaper is pleased to inform readers of all ages Santa Claus will be accepting Christmas letters at our office, 83A School Road, Morfee Annex, Greenwood; or, email auroraproduction@ns.aliantzinc.ca until 4 p.m. December 12, 2017. Writers should hand deliver their 50-word maximum length letter to our front desk, including their full name, age and home community; along with a photo of themselves if they like. A parent’s name and phone number must be included for those writers under age 18.

We will publish all letters in the December 18 edition - the last one Santa will read before his big Valley visit December 25. Aurora t h e Winter Wonderland At the Annapolis Mess Doors open at 1800 hrs ~ Meal at 1900 hrs Band starts at 2100 hrs Tickets: Member, plus first guest: $25 Each All other Guests: $30 Each There will be NO tickets available at the door! Cut-off for tickets is NOON on Friday 8 Dec 2017 Reserve your (pre-paid) bottle of Champagne with your ticket. Music: Shaydid plus a DJ Food: Buffet Chicken Kiev w/Béarnaise Sauce OR Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Spinach Salad with Cranberries & Mushrooms - Potato Salad Garlic Mashed Potatoes - Sautéed Mixed Vegetables New York Style Cheesecake Dress: Semi-Formal attire Safe Ride available between Berwick & Middleton Sara White, Managing editor 14 Wing Greenwood work sites opened their doors November 1, and dozens of personnel brought along extra workers for the day, as Grade 9 students from local schools took part in Take Your Kid to Work Day.

The base coordinates a day of experiences for base employees’ children, en- suring supervised access to sometimes less open – or even restricted – work spaces. With a focus this year on the wing’s vehicles, the experience was varied. “This day will provide a glimpse of what your par- ents do and, maybe, what you may be doing in the future,” said organizer Cap- tain Matt Zalot, the wing’s public affairs officer. “You’re going to see a lot of things on the wing, with a focus on vehicles – on the domestic Work options on display Wing personnel show off during take Your Kid to Work visit side, and the aircraft.” The day started with an orientation briefing at the Birchall theatre, with 14 Wing Greenwood Com- mander Colonel Mike Ad- amson welcoming close to two dozen participating students.

“Welcome to everyone – both the students and your parents,” he said. “Get the most out of your day, talk to people and ask questions. This is your opportunity to be exposed to a kind of lifestyle and the challenges that come with working in uniform and for the govern- ment. Look at what jobs are like, from the administrative side to flying airplanes to blowing things up.” The day’s schedule in- cluded visits to the wing’s fire hall, Military Police quar- ters and hangars for tours of static aircraft. Visitors also stopped for lunch at the Annapolis Mess.

Local Grade 9 students joined their parents for a co- ordinated Take Your Kid to Work Day tour of 14 Wing Greenwood work spaces November 1.

Corporal B. White-Finkle, 14 Wing Imaging Judy McCool & Stephanie Bannister 14 Wing Library Stephanie, the volunteers and I at the 14 Greenwood Wing Library would like to wish our patrons a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This is a very special time of the year, to be shared with family and friends. We hope to see many of you so we can personally wish you the best of the season. Our Christmas tree is up, decorated and surrounded by lots of great Christmas “reads,” just waiting for you to take them out and enjoy. What a great time to find a quiet corner and be transported to another world! We encourage you to come in and get stocked up on.

New titles include “Hardcore Twenty-Four,” byJanetEvanovich;“EndGame,” by David Baldacci; “The Midnight Line,” by Lee Child; “The Rooster Bar,” by John Grisham; “Don’t Let Go,” by Harlan Coben; and “Two Kinds of Truth,” by Michael Connolly.

To all of our volunteers, what would we do without you? Cov- ering books, shelving books, reading shelves, leading story times, special projects and re- cycle jobs - your volunteer hours help make the 14 Wing library a better entity. We extend our gratitude for your assistance! A big thank you is extended to the Friends of the Library Society; since their inception in 2010, members have purchased an amazing 616 new books for the library through fundrais- ing and acquiring grants. The Friends are always looking for new members to assist them; anyone wishing to help them out may contact Beth Lennox at 902-768-8826.

What’sgoingonatthelibrary? Learn to knit with Beth – Fri- days, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Under The story Tree story time – Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Book club – the first Mondays of the month, 6 p.m. The Friends of the Greenwood Library – the last Wednesdays of the month, 1:30 p.m. Book sale! Fill a bag with W.Abbott, Markland Lodge Markland Lodge 99 AF&AM of Kingston held its last meet- ing October 23 in the Masonic Temple on Victoria Street in Kingston. It was 54 years to the month Markland first held a meeting at this Lodge. Prior to that, the Lodge rented space in the old IOOF hall on Bridge Street and, when it burned down in 1938, Markland shared space in Aylesford until a new IOOF hall was built; Markland met Kingston’s Markland Lodge marks milestone there until 1963.

Fifty brothers attended the farewell meeting. All the offi- cers in the various seats were past masters of Markland Lodge, with Doug McKeil, master in 1971, sitting in the East. Markland Lodge mem- bers ranged in age from Al Lathem, 92, to Daniel Davidi- son, 29, our newest member. District Deputy Grand Master for Kings District Gary Galley was in attendance, as well as 30 other Masons from around Nova Scotia. A supper was held prior to the meeting, and 14 Wing Library – Serving those who read books for only $5. We have quite a variety of paperbacks and hardcover.

Upcoming events December 11 to 17, the Friends of the Library host their annual craft and bake sale at the library during open hours.

All proceeds go towards purchasing new books for the library. December 20, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Santa is coming for a special visit to the library and will be reading Christmas books. Pre-register your little ones for this event at 902-765-1494 lo- cal 5430. Library hours Monday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday - noon to 4 p.m. Sunday - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our 24-hour book drop, lo- cated by the library’s main door, is always available for returns. a fellowship hour followed the final Masonic meeting.

Lodge historian Winston Abbott read the minutes of the first meeting held in the Lodge, October 28, 1963. Sev- eral members rose to relate stories of Lodge happenings over the past 54 years in the Kingston Lodge hall. Markland was the main supporters of the Kingston Steer BBQ for years until it grew too large to handle. The Lions took over and since then, have made it a huge success working in partnership with the village and the Legion.

Markland Lodge 99 will now hold its meetings at the Masonic Hall in Berwick com- mencing in November. Submitted

November 27, 2017 Page 24 the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS CHRISTMAS At the Annapolis Mess Wed 6 December 2017 Doors Open at 1800 hrs Games start at 1900 hrs $4100 in Prizes Door Prizes + 50/50 Draw $10 per Booklet (1 x 3 up booklet) To be purchased at the door Gift Cards from Local Valley Merchants Grand Prize: $1000 Canex Gift Card Total of 15 Games – 1 Winner per Game Open to Annapolis Mess Members and their signed in Guests Family Christmas Party on the Wing Fête familiale de Noël à l’Escadre 2017 Annual de N Fêt Annapolis Mess Annapo p lis Mess Sunday, December 3 ay, Decem 1 - 3 p.m.

To register, To reg egister, r, contact the GMFRC contact the GMFRC RC at (902)765-5611 Pour vous inscrire, veuillez Pour vous inscrire, veuillez communiquer avec le muniq quer av CRFMG au CRFMG au MG a (902) 765-5611 Mess Annapolis Mess A p dimanche 3 décembre nche 3 3 d 13 h à 15 h a Po Po Hot Chocolate Story Time with Santa Kids Activities and Treats Chocolat chaud Heure du conte avec le Père Noël Activités pour enfants et gâteries 14 Wing Christmas Concert 7 p.m.

Wing Tree Lighting 8:30 p.m. Concert de Noël de la 14e Escadre 19h00 Éclairage d’arbre de l’escadre 20h30 www.kellocks.ca Kellocks Restaurant 160 Commercial Street Berwick, Nova Scotia 902-538-5525 To show our appreciation to those that serve our country, Kellock’s would like to offer a 15% discount for the month of November to all members of the Canadian Military & Veterans. Thank you from everyone at Kellocks! 515 Carleton Road, Lawrencetown for sampling, growler fill ups or choose a glass from our nine local craft beer taps, cidars and sodas. Thursday 12-9 | Friday 12-11 Saturday 12-11 For more information on our beer and events check us out on Facebook, Instagram,Twitter or lunnsmill.beer If you're feeling hungry try our burritos, tacos, quesadillas and nachos with lots of tasty and fun fillings for everyone! Applications for the Friendly Neighbours’ Christmas ham- per program are now available at the following locations: Foodland, Coldbrook; Indepen- dent and Foodland, Berwick; Sobeys, Greenwood; Needs, Aylesford; Pharmasave, Kings- ton; Bert’s, Auburn.

All applica- tions must be completed and returned to the store where picked up not later than De- cember 8. Applications will not be accepted after that date. November 29 to December 13, applications will be ac- cepted by the 2017 Kinsmen Lunch together Kingston Lions President Russell Maillet, centre, took a moment during the busy November monthly community luncheon to thank representatives of the Kingston Superstore, manager Glenda Hubley, left, and customer service manager Tonya Patterson, right. The business partnered with the Lions to host this month’s event. Submitted Holiday hamper, gift help available now & Kinette Christmas Miracle, which provides Christmas gifts for Kings County children ages one to 13 years old.

Ap- plication Dates are November 29, 30, December 6, 7, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and December 2, 9 a.m. to noon. The last day to apply is December 13, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Applications are available at the Kentville Recreation Centre, in the Kin Room (use the side entrance and go down stairs). Appli- cants must bring proof of age for each child (birth certificate or health card).

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