Protect yourself from the flu / Protégez-vous contre la grippe

Don’t forget to get your flu shot! From left to right, CWO Charette, CFB Borden CWO, MWO Sinclair, 31 CF H Svc CSM, Col Atherton, CFB Borden Commander, Maj Campbell, 31 CF H Svc Base Surgeon and Ms. Laurie Kimpinski-Greco, Community Health RN. / N’oubliez pas de vous faire vacciner contre la grippe! De gauche à droite : L’Adjuc Charette, adjuc BFC Borden; l’Adjum Sinclair, SM du 31e C Svc FC; le Col Atherton, commandant de la BFC Borden; le Maj Campbell, médecin-chef de la base du 31e C Svc…

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Feeding the CAF / Nourrir des FAC

Webb Hall, building S-149 at CFB Borden is a building everyone on base wants to be invited to for lunch. Why? Because this where all Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) cooks, new and qualified alike, are trained to feed their fellow members. When a member decides to join the CAF as a cook, they must complete Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) training, just the same as every other new member. However, with BMQ under their belt, new cooks are posted to the Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre (CFLTC) here in Borden, and…

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The gift of life x 50! / Le don de la vie multiplié par 50!

Warrant Officer Luc Martin of Canadian Forces Support Training Group completes his 50th blood donation at Dyte Hall at Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario on September 19, 2018. / L’adjudant Luc Martin, du Groupe de l’instruction de soutien des Forces canadiennes, effectue son 50e don de sang au Dyte Hall de la Base des Forces canadiennes Borden (Ontario), le 19 septembre 2018.        

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Are you Flexible or Mobile? / Êtes-vous souple ou mobile?

Hello Borden, my name is Shane Stillwell, I am a Fitness and Sports Instructor at the Buell Fitness and Aquatic Centre. I’ve been an instructor for over 3 years, and have deployed on Operation Reassurance as a Fitness, Sports and Recreation Coordinator. I am a Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer and an Adaptive Fitness Specialist. I have a Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma, and have studied Kinesiology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as well as Health Science at Thompson Rivers University. Throughout my life…

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Want to make some money for your club? / Aimeriez-vous recueillir des fonds pour votre club?

Each year, Operation Red Nose locations across Canada select deserving charitable organizations to receive donations gathered from participants during the annual campaign. These donations are presented to a local non-profit youth organization, preferably involved in amateur sports. If you are part of a non-profit athletic youth group, or club, write to us and tell us all about it. In 500 words or less, tell us about your youth group, club or activity and what impact a donation from the 2018 Borden Operation Red Nose campaign would have. All entries must…

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Take A Stand Against Family Violence / Luttez contre la violence familiale

What is family violence? We can all agree that family violence is present when accompanied by bruises, cuts, and other obvious physical signs. But what about family violence that does not involve physical contact? It is important to know that abuse takes many different forms and all are extremely serious, e.g. physical abuse; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; financial abuse, child abuse, and social abuse. Regardless of the type of abuse though, it is still unacceptable and it occurs because an individual wants control over another person. Unfortunately, family violence affects…

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Learn to save a life – free CPR clinic

Barrie Rotary Club and St. John Ambulance Barrie Simcoe Muskoka are pleased to present the 11th free CPR clinic! We invite you along with your friends and family to participate in this event to learn to save a life!  This free clinic will teach you how to perform adult and child CPR, what to do when someone is choking and how to use a defibrillator (AED).  We recommend attending even if you have participated in the past to practice your life saving skills. DATE:  Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME:  9:30…

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Building links / Établir des liens

On Wednesday, Oct 3, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden played host to 39 Deans representing technical colleges from across Canada. The College representatives were treated to a full day of information, demonstrations and hands-on learning providing them with the opportunity to learn and experience some of what the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has to offer its graduates. The morning consisted of briefings and information sessions, followed by an afternoon visiting schools including: Canadian Forces Logistic Training Centre (CFLTC), Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers School (RCEME), Canadian Forces School of…

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