In search of our hero / À la recherche de notre héros

Monica and Ron Badger   We want to say a big thank you to Corporal Patrick (?) of CFB Borden. Unfortunately, we can’t remember his last name. On October 28, my husband, Ron Badger and I were returning home from visiting a friend in Orillia. My husband was ill with the flu so I was driving. We were almost through Angus, ON when my husband asked me to pull over because he was feeling that he might be sick. Ron climbed over the guardrail as I looked in the rear-view…

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Showcasing military and first responder’s Steel Spirit / Mettre en vedette « l’esprit d’acier » des militaires et des premiers intervenants

The Steel Spirit of both military members and first responders were on full display at Barrie’s City Hall from October 11 through October 31 this year. Doubling in numbers and popularity from its inaugural year in 2017, the Steel Spirit art gallery display featured twenty-three artists showcasing 46 pieces of artwork spanning a variety of genres from woodwork, painting, photography and metalwork to name a few. Barbara Brown is not only the exhibits Curator and organizer, she is also the person responsible for the concept and launch of the art…

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day – Nov. 17

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people who are affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities for support and resources. The important thing to remember is that Survivor Day has three main goals. The first goal is to educate, the second is to offer an opportunity for attendees to share, and lastly to help suicide loss survivors meaningfully commemorate their loved ones and the day—Survivor Day—itself. Join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort…

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Help Will Dwyer become the ‘Million Dollar Man’ in Support of the Terry Fox Foundation

Will Dwyer is a 93-year-old, retired Second World War veteran, has 25 years of military service and 10 years as a public service employee. He has been involved with the Terry Fox Run for 38 years, and has raised over $860,000 to date; his mission is to reach $1 million before he hangs up his sneakers. Since his retirement, Mr. Dwyer has been a volunteer at Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), Parkinson’s Society and The Poppy Fund. Join CFB Borden firefighters on Thursday, October 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

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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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Extraordinary angling in Angus

Vince Marrello poses with his catch of the day, a large Salmon caught in the Nottawasaga River. Fishing is all about personal goals, and attaining those goals is a sure way to improve self-esteem. It’s also a lifelong skill that I’ve come to enjoy starting when I was a child. The best memories I have are with my father and relatives in the early spring and summer mornings; the smell of the coffee pot brewing at 5 a.m. was a sure indication we were well on our way. The excitement…

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Battle of Britain – Barrie pays homage / Bataille d’Angleterre – L’homage de Barrie

The parade gives the general salute during the 78th Anniversary Battle of Britain Parade hosted by Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF) 16 Wing Borden at Memorial Square, Meridian Place, Barrie, Ontario on September 16, 2018. Salut général des membres du défilé pendant le 78e anniversaire de la bataille d’Angleterre.Le défilé était organisé le 16 septembre 2018 par la 16e Escadre Borden de l’Aviation royale du Canada (ARC) à Memorial Square, Meridian Place, à Barrie, en Ontario. Over 100 Canadian aircrew flew in the Battle of Britain from July to October 1940. It was the first time in Canadian history…

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Our doors are open to you… for bowling!

Attention all non-military community members, our doors are open to you! Did you know that CFB (Canadian Forces Base) Borden has a number of offerings for non-military community members as well as military members? The Citoyen Borden Citizen will be featuring one of the many offerings Borden has for the community regularly – all are welcome on Base to enjoy these top-notch facilities and events. For information on all of the programs and facilities available to surrounding community members please visit www.CAFConnection.ca and select “Borden” at the top left under…

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Low-cost rabies clinics are back

Pet owners can take advantage of a series of rotating rabies clinics across Simcoe and Muskoka over the next five weeks. Thanks to local participating veterinarians, the clinics are being held to provide low-cost rabies vaccines at select locations across the region. The clinics provide an inexpensive way to get the rabies shots for dogs and cats over three months old. This year there are 21 clinics and about 18 participating vets to make it easier to attend. They start on September 26 and run through to November 11. A…

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South Simcoe Superstars get big boost

On Wednesday, September 12, the Special Olympics team of South Simcoe aptly named the “Superstars” received two generous donations, which will allow them to offer more sports for their members. Sadly, after losing her brother, Donna Febbo had to decide what charity to donate some of the inheritance to – she chose the South Simcoe Superstars and was thrilled to attend the evening of bowling at the Circled Pine Bowling Ally at CFB Borden to present a cheque to the Community Coordinator, Mark Shave. Another donor, Mr. Stan Smug, a…

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