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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