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VOLUME 39, I SSUE 12 · M ONDAY, J UNE 13, 2005


Deadman's Island

Monument honours War of 1812 POWs


Family Days

This year's lineup is more exciting than ever

PAGE 15-27

Song and dance

NS International Tattoo announces 2005 show


Set sail

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Master Corporal Winters carrying the Eagle Staff with a member of the Mi'kmaq Nation.



TRIDENT, JUNE 13, 2005

Deadman's Island monument honours War of 1812 POWs

By Virginia Beaton

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ozens of tiny American flags mark the final resting place of 195 American prisoners of war, who died while imprisoned on Melville Island in the Northwest Arm near Halifax during the War of 1812. On Monday, May 30 at Deadman's Island, the prison's burying ground, a bronze plaque bearing the names of the dead was formally unveiled. The ceremony took place on the American holiday of Memorial Day, traditionally marked in the United States as a day to remember those who have died in the service of their country. "Today in Halifax, another page of Memorial Day history is being written as we remember 195 men who died while performing their duty, albeit a long time ago," stated Commander (Cdr (USN)) Brad Renner of the United States Navy, master of ceremonies. Guests for the occasion included Her Honour the Honourable Myra A. Freeman, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and the Honourable Lawrence A. Freeman; Len Hill, Consul General of the United States; John Dickson, American charge d'affaires ad interim; and Mayor Peter Kelly, mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). The American contingent included descendants of the prisoners, a colour party from USS CONSTITUTION, and the Kings Orange Rangers, dressed in period costumes,

Master Bombadier Blackburn standing behind small U.S. and P.O.W. flags put up for the monument dedication.

and currently serving members of the United States (U.S.) Armed Forces and the Canadian Forces. Members of the ship's company of HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN comprised the flag party, accompanied by the 78th Highlanders. "Our commitment to you, the people of the U.S. of America, in this, the Year of the Veteran, is as we honour our own veterans, we will also honour yours," Mayor Kelly told the audience. LCdr (USN) David Schilling,

exchange padre, read the commemoration and blessing, saying "May this burial ground be forever set apart to honour those who paid the price of duty with their lives. We know all too well that some must suffer so that all may remain free." Between 1803 and 1815, nearly 10,000 French and Americans soldiers, sailors and privateersmen were held at the Melville Island Prison. In 2000, HRM bought the Deadman's Island property in order to protect the burial ground. The North-

west Arm Heritage Association and the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio have been prominent in protecting the historic site. In his remarks, John Dickson emphasized the U.S. government's gratitude to all groups who cooperated in the establishment of the memorial at Deadman's Island. "Thank you Halifax, thank you Nova Scotia, thank you Canada," he stated. "This monument will also teach generations from here on about our history, the U.S. and Canada, and about the

broader lessons of history." Dickson observed that the site of the former military prison is now a civilian yacht club, and the military forces of Canada and the US have worked side by side in places as distant as Bosnia and Afghanistan. "Both American and British combatants of 1812 would no doubt shake their heads in wonder and probably disbelief, at the idea that Americans and Canadians, citizens of sovereign nations who have lived together peacefully for generations, would today stand side by side in collaboration to dedicate this monument to American war dead." Cdr (USN) Renner introduced the 78th Highlanders as they fired a ceremonial volley, followed by trumpeter Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) Raef Wilson of the Stadacona Band, playing taps. While the American flag was folded and presented to Mayor Kelly, bagpiper Master Bombadier Jeremy Blackburn played Mist Covered Mountains. The flag has been entrusted for safekeeping to HRM District 17 Councillor Linda Mosher and the residents of the nearby communities of Purcell's Cove and Armdale. "I want to reassure everyone that the residents of District 17 will be good stewards of Deadman's Island and all that it represents. This flag, a symbol of today's commemorative ceremony in memory of those who are buried here, will be proudly displayed in our nearby community centre for all to see," said Mosher.

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Shown here is the Grand Entry bearing the Eagle Staff, which honours all Aboriginal people in the different provinces and territories of Canada.

Eagle Staff a first in Canadian Forces

By Virginia Beaton

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ceremonial Eagle Staff carried by MS Chris Innes led the Grand Entry into a Pow Wow held at HMCS SCOTIAN in MARLANT. The Atlantic Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group (ADAAG) organized the June 1 event, titled Cele-

brate the Pow Wow Experience. It attracted a large crowd of CF members and DND employees and in honour of the Year of the Veteran, the special guests were Aboriginal veterans from Indian Brook, Millbrook and Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital. "A Pow Wow is a gathering of people to renew old friendships and

to make new friends," stated

ADAAG chair CPO2 Debbie Eisan

Shown here are traditional aboriginal drummers providing beats and chanting for the Pow Wow.

as she greeted the guests. "It's a very spiritual time, and a fun time." The MARLANT event was a way to introduce non-Aboriginal people to the activities that comprise a Pow Wow gathering, she noted, adding "We've essentially created a new type of Pow Wow, and that is our shared Pow Wow." Among those attending the event were RAdm Dan McNeil, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic, BGen Ray Romses, Commander Land Force Atlantic Area, and LCol Wayne Krause, representing 12 Wing Shearwater. Mary Lou Parker, Chief of the Metis Nation of Nova Scotia, and representatives of the Mi'kmaq Nation, Aboriginal elders and spiritual leaders were also present. "This is a celebration of pride, a celebration of honour and it's a celebration of respect," stated RAdm McNeil. Observing that the country has a lengthy heritage of Aboriginal people in military service, he emphasized, "The First Nations have supported Canada and they have served Canada, and we support them by being here today." Guest host Bert Milberg explained the meaning of the Eagle Staff by comparing its role to that of the Canadian Flag. "In times of battle, it was the Eagle Staff that led the warriors into battle." Now in peacetime ceremonies, Milberg stated, "The values that we honour are the strength of the people, the value of the warrior, and the respect of one another." Describing the design of the Eagle Staff, MS Innes, an Ojibwé, stated that while he was the person who began the process of creating the staff, several races and cultures, including Francophone and Mi'kmaq from Nova Scotia and New-

Chief Petty Officer Second Class Debbie Eisan dances in a traditional Pow Wow Intertribal dance.

foundland, had cooperated to bring it to reality. "This Eagle Staff represents all peoples of our nation, which is Canada." MS Innes carved the staff from ash and noted that while it has design elements of a traditional bow, "This bow is much larger than the bows of our grandfathers," since it represents a purpose much larger than each person's individuality. The Eagle Staff has been augmented with features that were ceremonially added during the Pow Wow. MCpl Amos Winters, an Inuit from Labrador, contributed a narwhal tusk and Anselm Benoit, a Mi'kmaq from Newfoundland, gave a carved eagle head to be added to the top of the staff. Grand Chief Mary Lou Parker then draped the staff with a Metis sash. Along the staff's bowstring are the Canadian and American ensigns, the CF ensign, provincial and territorial flags, and feathers from eagles, representing First Nations honour, and feathers from barred owls and snowy owls, repre-

senting Inuit wisdom. Finally, stated MS Innes, "The carving of the hand midway down the bow represents the presence of Aboriginal veterans who have come before us, and left their hand as a reminder of their hard labours, achievements and history." Mi'kmaq Elder Doug Knockwood and Formation Chaplain LCdr Robert Humble took it in turn to bless the Eagle Staff. According to MS Innes, the MARLANT Eagle Staff is probably the first one in the DND/CF. As well, he thinks that the Pow Wow, held at HMCS SCOTIAN, may be another first. "HMCS SCOTIAN may have some bragging rights now, as the first of Her Majesty's Canadian Ships in Canada to host a Pow Wow." Other displays during the Pow Wow included traditional dance, singing, and drumming by the Eastern Eagles drum group. Aboriginal crafts were on display for sale and the Pow Wow concluded with a sampling of traditional foods.


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Community calendar

Publication schedule

for 2004 and 2005 November 1, 2004 ­ Remembrance November 15, 2004 ­ CANEX Grand Opening November 29, 2004 ­ Holiday Shopping Guide December 13, 2004 ­ Review of 2004 January 10, 2005 January 24, 2005 Feb 7, 2005 ­ Valentine's Special Feb 21, 2005 March 7, 2005 ­ Home & Garden Special March 21, 2005 April 4, 2005 ­ Posting Season April 18, 2005 ­ Battle of the Atlantic May 2, 2005 May 16, 2005 May 30, 2005 June 13, 2005 ­ Family Days June 27, 2005 July 11, 2005 ­ Career Special July 25, 2005 Aug 8, 2005 ­ Back to School Aug 22, 2005 September 5, 2005 ­ Air Show September 19, 2005 October 3, 2005 ­ Home Improvement October 17, 2005 October 31, 2005 ­ Remembrance November 14, 2005 November 28, 2005 ­ Holiday Shopping Guide December 12, 2005 ­ Review of 2005

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Canadian Blood Services is looking for volunteers who can help create a welcoming and appreciative atmosphere for blood and plasma donors who are helping patients at local area hospitals. Positions are available in Hospitality and with the Lifebus shuttle service. For more information on volunteering at Canadian Blood Services donor clinic, contact Carol Cann at Canadian Blood Services, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island at 474-8238.

Preschool Summer Camp at SMFRC

Dandelion Troopers is a summer camp designed for preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Children enjoy a variety of activities including arts and crafts, active play, special guests, water play and other summer fun enterprises. The core values of caring, honesty and respect are integral elements of the program. Themes for the weeks range from Welcome to the Jungle to Musical Melodies, and the camps begin on July 11 and run until August 19. For more information or to find out how to register your child, please call 720-1040 or 720-1885, or email [email protected]

There are lots of volunteer positions available including on-site activities, such as volleyball tournament, tug-ofwar, scavenger hunt, children's games, relay route/water stations, tabulation tent, welcome tent and start/finish line. Remember the time and spirit you give us not only ensures everyone involved has a fun, safe and memorable Relay, but also helps kids, teens and adults with physical disabilities in our community. To volunteer your time and talents, please contact Jennifer Knickle, Event Coordinator at (902) 453-6000 ext. 228 or via email [email protected]

CPR Level A/CPR Level C: June 18. Emergency First Aid/Standard First Aid CPR Level A Recertification: Monday, June 6, Saturday June 25. WHMIS: Tuesday, June 14 (E), Monday, June 27 (M). Defensive Driving: Monday/Tuesday June 20/21 (E), Wednesday June 29. For further information on courses contact our Training Department at (902) 464-5302 or toll free at 1-800-565-5056.

Fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research

The 16th annual Ladder-a-Thon Show & Shine event to support muscular dystrophy research takes place on Sunday, June 26. WCFFA Stations 17 and 18 in Cole Harbour host this event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events include static public displays, a timed relay for public viewing, food and prizes for participants, and a parade through the community. For further information, contact Andrew Lockyer at 830-8405, or Dan Nelson at 489-3599.

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The Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation is holding the seventh annual fundraising dinner and auction on June 18, 2005. The event will be held at the 12 Wing Shearwater Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess. The auction starts at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $50 and are avail- St. John Ambulance courses able at the Shearwater Aviation Museum St. John Ambulance NS/PEI Council Foundation Office, located at the Shear- will offer First Aid Training in the Dartwater Aviation Museum, or by calling mouth area on the following dates: 902-461-0062. Seating is limited. All Emergency First Aid/CPR Level A: proceeds support the Building Fund. Monday June 13, Wednesday June 22, Friday June 24, Saturday June 25, TuesVolunteers required for day June 28. Standard First Aid/CPR Level A: Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay The Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay is Monday & Tuesday, June 20 & 21. looking for enthusiastic, fun-loving volStandard First Aid/CPR Level C: unteers to spare four hours to help oth- Thursday & Friday, June 16 & 17. ers. The 24 Hour Relay will be taking Marine Basic/Marine Advanced place on Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, First Aid: Saturday/Sunday, June 25/26. July 10 at Saint Mary's University from Instructor Certification Program: 10 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday. Fri/Sat/Sun, June 17-19.

Nova Scotia Age Group Swim Team, which has been swimming in Nova Scotia for more than 50 years. We are currently recruiting swimmers between the ages of 5 and 18 to participate in the our competitive summer swimming program. Potential members should be able to swim at least one length of the pool. Our cost is $240 for the season, which gives the swimmer two hours daily training with coaches who are CSCTA (Canadian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association) and NLS (National Lifeguard Society) certified. Registration is ongoing through June. For more info please contact Gerry Groot-Koerkamp at 463-3146 or Bluefins rule the pool!

Annual BBQ and meeting at HMFRC

You're invited to the Halifax Military Family Resourse Centre (HMFRC) Annual Town Hall Meeting and BBQ on June 22. The BBQ is from 5 to 6 p.m., meeting 6 to 7 p.m. Halifax Military Community Centre, Bldg 106 Windsor Park. There is free childcare if registered by June 18. Please RSVP for the meeting and childcare at 427-7788. Join us for an evening of free food and the opportunity to review the accomplishments and challenges of the HMFRC over the past year. This is a chance to meet the Board of Directors and to let us know how we're doing. Come at 5 p.m. and enjoy some barbequed food with us. The whole family is invited. Call 4277788 for more information.

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PSP Community Recreation is pleased to now offer step-aerobics classes at the Stadplex gym. Come join instructor, Mary-Lynn Elms, for an invigorating cardio-vascular step class, which includes elements of strength and kickboxing.

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Navy and Army join forces for NEO at 12 Wing


organizers and media. Addressing the issue of the unified command, Gen Hillier noted that the Atlantic region was the testing ground. "We selected Atlantic region for a variety of reasons, to stand it up early and to learn the lessons for what we will do." The

plan is to establish Joint Region Atlantic on August 1, according to Gen Hillier adding that RAdm McNeil has already begun this work. "We will start the process in a more formal manner, giving them command authority to run operations anywhere in the

Maritime region or the maritime approaches for eastern Canada. And so clearly it is a place, a joint experimentation concept based on the Atlantic region, to learn all the lessons that we can and then transition those lessons across the nation to the other joint regions."

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ain, fog, wind and chilly temperatures added to the tense atmosphere during a simulated Non-Combat Evacuation Operation (NEO) held at 12 Wing Shearwater on Tuesday June 7. According to organizers, the daylong operation, a combined effort between the Army and the Navy, focused on cooperation and integration and represented the future of joint efforts within the Canadian Forces (CF). Participants in the exercise included soldiers from 36 Canadian Brigade and sailors from HMCS ST JOHN'S. In the scenario, Canadian citizens were in a foreign country that was experiencing

an outbreak of civil disorder. They were to be quickly removed to a Canadian warship and transported to safety. But before they could leave, the would-be evacuees had to pass through a screening process. Several buildings at the Lower Base at 12 Wing served as centres for these procedures. In the first building, personnel asked preliminary questions and inspected evacuee baggage for items such as drugs, weapons or metal objects. The next step was diplomatic processing to ascertain Canadian citizenship, and medical processing. In the last building, the evacuees drank coffee, chatted and watched television as they awaited their removal to the ship. Several minor dramas had

played out along the way, according to Vice Admiral (VAdm) (ret'd) Duncan Miller, who was acting as the Canadian ambassador in the scenario. "There was someone who had been separated from his family." Another instance involved a woman in an advanced stage of pregnancy. Once ST JOHN'S arrived, 36 CBG soldiers escorted small groups of evacuees to the jetty. Several people had to be separated from the group, for reasons ranging from disruptive behaviour to possible communicable diseases. Another person was transported onboard on a stretcher because of internal injuries. Once the evacuation was completed, General Rick Hillier, the Chief of Defence Staff, arrived and spoke briefly to

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Navy launches Identity Campaign

By Virginia Beaton

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he new Navy Identity Campaign began on May 1, 2005. According to Lieutenant Commander (LCdr) Chantal AuCoin of the Directorate Maritime Strategy Strategic Communications, "The goal is to be more coherent with the image we want to portray in our messages to the public." Heritage and tradition have always been and will continue to be vitally important to the Canadian Navy, notes LCdr AuCoin. Informing the public about the Navy's purpose as a national institution requires consistency in the communication products, in order to convey a positive and contemporary message. "We want to be perceived as a modern, professional Navy." The campaign will promulgate

visual identity standards to distinguish the Canadian Navy so it will be more readily recognized in print and other visual media. Certain graphic design features, such as anchors and the colour blue, are common to the navies of all countries, observes LCdr Aucoin. Nomenclature is another topic, since several terms, including `Canada's Navy' and `Canadian Navy' are commonly used. "We also call ourselves Maritime Command," notes LCdr AuCoin, adding that the general public does not always understand this terminology. Terminology must also work in French as well as English. "One thing we want to convey is that this is the Canadian Navy." This new look will be visible in all Navy communications products. A Visual Identity Standards (VIS) manual is available online at the Chief of

The new 50-cent stamp will be unveiled today, June 13, 2005 in Victoria to honour search and rescue in Canada. Stamps will be available for sale at postal outlets in June or online at the Canada Post site. The stamp was developed in consultation with the National Search and Rescue Secretariat and the help of SAR organizations across the country.

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the Maritime Staff's website. There is a new wordmark that has been created and is now in use in many places, including items created by Navy Public Affairs. The purpose of the wordmark is to create a common design element in Navy communications. According to LCdr AuCoin, Navy establishments such as the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School (CFNES) and the Canadian Forces Naval Operations School (CFNOS) have been contacted about using the wordmark in their products. "They

have a lot of pamphlets and Power Point presentations." she points out. "We've developed some Power Point templates that look very professional. We're trying to make this easy for people." LCdr AuCoin stresses "We're not trying to limit units in their creativity. We want to make sure there is a common identifier in all the products we put out there." She states that people are encouraged to use up the old stock of products that they have on hand. "Once they're finished, when they renew

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t has been six years since Scott Latham stepped into the building where 339 Iroquois RCSCC was going to parade. He saw a flyer advertising the new Corps at his school. He went the first night because it sounded interesting; he stayed because there was going to be a band. Now six years later, Ordinary Cadet Latham has become CPO1 Latham and is commanding his Cadet Corp on his final Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR). It seems like a satisfying end to a cadet career, but CPO1 Latham had a little icing added to the cake. Two weeks before the ACR he received a phone call from Peter Townsend, the Nova Scotia Division President of the Navy Cadet League. CPO1

Latham had been named Sea Cadet of the Year for Canada, an award chosen annually by the National Board of Directors and given to the most proficient Royal Canadian Sea Cadet in the country. "I couldn't believe what he was saying," says Latham. "I don't think it was really setting in. I couldn't think of anything to say except thank you. It just seems unbelievable that I would be picked." When it was announced at the ACR that CPO1 Latham received the award, the building filled with cheers from the officers and cadets of 339. And while it may have seemed unbelievable to CPO1 Latham that he won, none of his fellow Cadets or Officers were surprised at all. CPO1 Latham was also award"He is a great cadet," said Lt(N) standard in everything that he does. Wes Mackey, band officer at 339. I can't think of anyone who ed the Medal of Excellence and "He is an achiever who raises the deserves this award more." Division Sea Cadet of the Year

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Navy league cadets from CFB Gagetown visit HMCS FREDERICTON

By Virginia Beaton

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ictoria Day weekend was a special time for 31 cadets from Navy League Cadet Corps 189 from Oromocto, New Brunswick. They were in Halifax to visit places of interest, including 12 Wing Shearwater, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. "At the end of the year we have a trip as a reward to the cadets for all their hard work and dedication to the corps," stated Sub-Lieutenant (SLt) Raymond Wilke, commanding officer of the cadets. "For some of them, this is the first time away from their mom and dad." In the morning of Sunday, May 22, the cadets were onboard HMCS FREDERICTON, waiting for members of the ship's company to give them a tour. Marissa Brown, age 10, has been a sea cadet for two years. Her father is Master Seaman (MS) Brown. "Yesterday we went to the Maritime Museum and last night we had a

Navy League Cadets from New Brunswick waited in the hanger of FREDERICTON for a tour of the ship.

dance," said Marissa. Brandon O'Reilly, age 13, has also been a cadet for nearly two years. He enjoyed the museum tour, "especially seeing the foghorn and all the old things." As they waited in FREDERICTON's hangar, O'Reilly said that he was looking forward to

the tour of the ship. "Especially the engine room." According to SLt Wilke, the 31 cadets were accompanied on the trip by 10 adult chaperones. Many are from military families, he noted, and observed that while some might see it as a challenge to have a Navy

cadet group on an Army base, the group was thriving. "We also have a sea cadet corps," observed SLt Wilke, who also teaches sailing. The corps prepared in advance for the visit onboard FREDERICTON. "Every one of them has a specific thing they want to see." SLt Wilke

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Fire onboard HMCS TORONTO; crewmembers hospitalized briefly

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fire occurred in the forward auxiliary machinery room (AMR) of HMCS TORONTO on Monday June 6. The ship was alongside in HMC Dockyard when the fire occurred at approximately 7pm, according to Lieutenant Commander (LCdr) Jeffery Zwick, TORONTO's Executive Officer (XO). At a press conference on Tuesday June 7, LCdr Zwick stated "At the time of the fire, one of TORONTO's forward diesel generators which supplies electrical power to the ship at sea, was undergoing a trial and maintenance period and was being run at full power." Ship's personnel were monitoring the trial and detected excessive smoke, said LCdr Zwick. They investigated, alerted the ship and went to emergency stations. "As is routine practice within Halifax Dockyard, when one ship goes to emergency stations, the remaining sister ships are also brought to emergency stations to provide assistance

to the ship with the emergency." HMC Ships FREDERICTON, PRESERVER, IROQUOIS and SUMMERSIDE provided extra firefighting personnel to TORONTO. The dockyard Fire Department and the fire tug also provided assistance. LCdr Zwick emphasized that TORONTO's duty personnel took the correct immediate actions by shutting down the diesel generator and conducting a rapid response to the emergency. "During this rapid response phase, the fire was located and attacked with a fire hose. Shortly thereafter, full firefighting teams were dispatched and just after 7:30, the fire was reported as out." As a precaution afterwards, five of the ship's duty watch personnel who were exposed to smoke were taken to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre for medical assessment. After testing, said LCdr Zwick, "All these personnel were then released this morning. At that time they came back onboard HMCS TORONTO." As an additional precaution, "We directed that all members of TORONTO's duty watch, including the five


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TORONTO flies her Battle Ensign during OP ALTAIR, 2004.

personnel who had already been assessed at the QE II, were then sent up to the base hospital for further medical assessment. All 16 personnel were medically assessed and cleared and with the exception of Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Anthony Crossley, who attended the press conference, the other 15 members of the ship's company were at home with their families. PO1 Crossley, a member of the ship's engineering department, was one of the first responders on the scene. PO1 Crossley stated that when he first went to investigate the smoke,

"There was too much smoke down there to proceed in the compartment so I came back, put a breathing apparatus on and proceeded back in because there were no visual signs of flames at the entry point to the AMR. When I was looking around, I looked up and saw some flames and conducted a rapid response with the first aid fire extinguisher." When that was not sufficient, PO1 Crossley said that they rigged the hose and poured water on the fire. Other team members were brought in "and we overhauled the fire and got it all out."

Asked to assess the fire, PO1 Crossley commented, "It wasn't as bad as the fire school. At the fire school, when we go out for our training, it normally gets a lot worse. With training, they try to put us in worse situations than we would see onboard." "There is an ongoing detailed damage assessment being conducted onboard HMCS TORONTO," stated LCdr Zwick. "There will be an ensuing investigation into this event. Early indications are that heat produced by the diesel generator exhaust, ignited material that was stored one deck above the diesel itself." Early investigation indicated that the materials that caught fire were filters for the ship's fresh water system. They were stored on a steel catwalk, one deck above the generator. Initial assessment of the damage suggested that it could be repaired in time for TORONTO to continue with a scheduled sailing in early July. At the time of the fire, the ship had been in a scheduled short maintenance work period for five weeks, according to LCdr Zwick.

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TRIDENT, JUNE 13, 2005

Castine Fund of 1815 established university and military library in Halifax

By Virginia Beaton

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or eight months in 1814-1815, a combined Royal Navy and Army force from Halifax invaded and held a significant segment of eastern Maine, stretching from the St. Croix River to the Penobscot. Known as the Castine Expedition, "it was the only operation of the entire war [of 1812] that had the objective of occupying and holding American territory, stated John Boileau, author of Half-Hearted Enemies: Nova Scotia, New England and the War of 1812. On May 17 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Colonel (Col) (Ret'd) John Boileau gave a presentation during which he described the events surrounding the Castine Expedition. Illustrating his talk with maps and diagrams, Boileau outlined this little known episode in Canadian history. According to Boileau, the War of 1812 was unpopular in New England, where it was dubbed `Mr.

Madison's War after the American president at that time. Like their neighbours in the Maritimes, most citizens in Maine were concerned that the war would disrupt the economy and trade that was vitally important to the region. Nova Scotia's Lieutenant Governor, Sir John Sherbrooke, established a truce with New England but at the same time, the British authorities worried about an invasion by land through Maine to New Brunswick. Fearing this, and seeing an opportunity to expand the border, Lord Bathurst, Secretary for War and the Colonies, ordered Sherbrooke to occupy Maine. In July of 1814, Captain(N) Sir Thomas Hardy led a squadron to Moose Island in Passamaquoddy Bay. LCol Andrew Pilkington and the 102nd Regiment accompanied Capt(N) Hardy, distinguished as the naval officer in whose arms Admiral Horatio Nelson had died during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

When they presented their terms to the American garrison commander on the island, he immediately surrendered and according to Boileau, "Everyone on the island had to take the oath of allegiance to King George III. Two-thirds of the island's population of 1,500 agreed to become British subjects."

"It was the only operation of the entire war [of 1812] that had the objective of occupying and holding American territory."

and LCol Pilkington left later that month, "some of the town's prominent citizens presented them with an address that gratefully acknowledged the liberal and honourable conduct observed by the British towards them and their property." A detachment of the 102nd Regiment remained behind and Boileau observed that when they departed for good in 1818, they were the last British troops to leave the United States. Early in September 1814, the Royal Navy and Army forces captured Castine, a town near the mouth of the Penobscot River and within two weeks, the British controlled all of eastern Maine from the Passamaquoddy to the Penobscot. Boileau noted that the American government never attempted to recapture the region, though approximately 26,000 citizens lived there. During the occupation, which The British occupation of the lasted until April 1815, normal island was benign, Boileau noted, trade and commerce proceeded as adding that when Capt(N) Hardy usual, with the British collecting

approximately £11,000 in customs duties on the imports and exports that moved through the region. The Treaty of Ghent, signed on Christmas Eve 1814, ended the war and the British left Maine in April 1815. The money was called the Castine Fund and was turned over to the Nova Scotia Treasury. Directions from Britain were that the money should be used for general improvements in the colony. In 1817, the Earl of Dalhousie, the Governor in Chief of British North America, decreed that some of the money should be used to establish the Officers' Garrison Library. It continues today as the Cambridge Military Library in Royal Artillery Park. Most of the money in the Castine Fund went to establish a university. In 1820, the earl laid the cornerstone for Dalhousie College, the institution that would eventually become Dalhousie University. The Castine Fund is still commemorated on the Dalhousie campus, with a route named Castine Way.

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embers of the ship's company of HMCS HALIFAX are getting ready to hit the road. Starting on June 13, two teams, each with 12 people, will run through Nova Scotia to raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation. "One team will start in North Sydney and run towards Halifax, and the other team will start in Yarmouth and run towards Halifax," stated Lieutenant (Lt)(N) Amy O'Rielly, team spokesman. It will be a relay event, with each participant running 5KM at a stretch for an average distance of 10KM per day per person. According to Lt(N) O'Rielly, the teams will be wearing T-shirts that read HMCS HALIFAX. Chaser vehicles will follow them, decorated with posters about the Children's Wish Foundation. On June 17, the last day of the run, the teams start at a point in Dartmouth and run across the bridge. "Then we head to the Dockyard and wind up at HMCS HALIFAX for a barbecue and a cheque presentation to the Children's Wish Foundation." Other members of the ship's company will be along the route as they approach the ship, cheer-

ing them on and holding balloons to welcome them back. This will be the second year that the ship's company of HMCS HALIFAX has done this run. "Last year we raised $7,000," stated Lt(N) O'Rielly. The run organizer is the coxswain, Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) John Chapman, who also organized the first Run The Rock event when he served in ST. JOHN'S. Team members are training on their own, and face the additional challenge of spending three weeks at sea just before the run. "We'll be on the treadmills to stay fit." Those who have signed up for the run include representatives from all ranks and all departments of the ship. "From Ordinary Seaman to the Executive Officer," says Lt(N) O'Rielly. LCdr Brian Santarpia, the ship's Executive Officer (XO) will be running. "It's a great way to get to know people from every department," observes Lt(N) O'Rielly. June 17, the last day of the run, will be a hectic one for everyone in HALIFAX. There will be a change of command parade that morning and following this, the runners will drive to Dartmouth to complete the last stint of the fundraising run.


HMCS HALIFAX team to run Canadian for Children's Wish Foundation Navy Sheriff

By Virginia Beaton By C1TI4 (Ret'd) John Francis Lipton DSM


t was 1954, the ship was HMCS ALGONQUIN. The place San Diego, the spring of 1954 and whil walking along the street, PO Tel. Len Murray and I stopped to look in the window of a curio shop.


That will be a bittersweet day for

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This move by our captain was a real morale booster.

We went in and asked the clerk to show us the Sheriff badge in the front window. We looked at the badge that had USN printed on it. We asked if he could have RCN put on the badge. He said yes, no problem. The next weekend we picked up the Sheriff badge with RCN

"This will be his last event with the ship." With many of the runners who ran in 2004 returning to do the 2005 run, Lt(N) O'Rielly says that they hope to raise a significant amount of money to donate to the Children's Wish Foundation. "We had a lot of fun doing this last year and people are looking forward to doing it again."

inscribed on it. Sunday after upper deck rounds, the First Lieutenant told the coxswain, Chief Petty Officer Borgal to report to the Captain--PFX (Patrick Francis Xavier Russell, who pinned the Sheriff badge on the coxswain and told him that from now on he would be known as the Ship's Sheriff. The ship's company cheered. Sheriff Borgal was informed by the captain that if he neglected to wear his badge he was to sacrifice his TOT to Chief Lipton DSM. This move by our captain was a real morale booster. On return to Halifax we tied up at jetty #5. The Sheriff was piped and needless to say, the Admiral's Office heard the pipe. Chief Borgal was no longer the Sheriff. Since that time the Sheriff's badge has gone missing. If by chance someone should know of its whereabouts, please call George Borgal at 455-4969.


TRIDENT, JUNE 13, 2005

Discovery Centre hosts How will I be remembered? Defence Team families

Padre's Corner

By Pat Haight

Halifax MFRC

By Capt. TA Edwards Chaplain


he Halifax Military Family Resource Centre (Halifax MFRC) in partnership with the Discovery Centre had the pleasure of hosting Defence Team families at two great science adventure days. Over 600 military, NPF and DND family members went to the events held on May 15 and 29, and from all reports had a superb time. They ventured from activities such as the bubble room, dinosaur exhibit, beat your speed on the racetrack, to constructing a bridge. For some families it was their first visit, and by the


expressions on the faces, it's surely not to be the last. Thank you to the staff and management of the Discovery Centre for a great science adventurous day. Visit the Discovery Centre's tent during DND Family Days, June 17 and 18, brought to you by the Halifax MFRC. For more details on the special membership offer from the Discovery Centre's for Defence Team families please contact Pat Haight at the Halifax MFRC at 427-4892.

he headlines of today's news remind me that when I die, all that will remain is a memory of the kind of person I was, and perhaps some of the things that I accomplished. The size of the television I owned won't matter. The value of my RRSPs will be irrelevant. It won't make a difference what schools I went to or what neighbourhood I grew up in. What will matter is how I treated people. Here are the two headlines that demand my attention as I write this: "Thousands streaming past Pope's body" and "`Killing Fields' gravesite privatized in Cambodia." Both glimpse the legacy that was left behind by two very different men. In the former news article, the tribute of tens of thousands of people who have been touched by a single man, These very different men Pope John Paul II, is the focus. will be remembered, and the It is anticipated that over 3 lives that they led will have million mourners will travel a lasting impact on genera-

to Rome for the funeral not out of obligation but out of respect. He has been remembered as a man of the people and a man of peace. The second article speaks of a very different legacy and the gravesite to which the article refers consists of a memorial tower of 8 thousand skulls. Pol Pot, Cambodia's dictator for four years during the 1970s, and his ruthless Khmer Rouge destroyed 1.7 million lives.

All I truly desire is that people will remember me as someone that cared, that I was someone who tried to do the right thing.

tions to come. And that got me thinking about my life, about my contribution to the world, or more realistically, my little corner of it. How will I be remembered? It is unlikely that I will ever do anything of global or even national significance, but I must admit that I have a desire to live a life that matters. When I die I hope that my life will have made a difference. I don't need to be a celebrity or a millionaire or the best at anything. And I certainly don't want to leave a legacy of horror like Pol Pot. All I truly desire is that people will remember me as someone who cared, that I was someone who tried to do the right thing even when it was difficult or unpopular, and that the times I behaved poorly were easily outnumbered by those times when I loved and loved well. As we mourn the loss of a beloved Pope, take the time to reflect on what sort of legacy you hope to leave behind. How will you be remembered by your family, your coworkers, the person at Tim Hortons who serves you most mornings? It's never too late to work on your legacy.


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DND Family Days 2005 to be the biggest yet

By Virginia Beaton

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ND Family Days 2005 will

offer more fun, more prizes, more free giveaways, and more activities for the whole family. This will be the ninth annual Family Days celebration, during which MARLANT shows thanks and appreciation to the families of Canadian Forces (CF) members, Department of National Defence (DND) and Non-Public Funds (NPF) employees, for their support throughout the year. On Friday June 17 and Saturday

June 18, DND/CF personnel are invited to bring their families to the south end of HMC Dockyard for two days of entertainment for all. Activities that range from face painting and carnival rides for the children, to an evening rock concert featuring David Wilcox and Honeymoon Suite for the adults. Rear Admiral (RAdm) Dan McNeil, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic, stated "We in the military consider ourselves to be one great family. The truth is we could not do our jobs without the support of our real

families, our civilian support staff and the communities we live in. Family Days is an opportunity to show our appreciation for this support. It is also a very exciting and interesting time for the Canadian Forces in the Atlantic area because the new Defence Policy is going to bring us closer together. The policy calls for greater unification and integration of the Canadian Forces in a regional command structure.

This will include all of us who work for Canadians in the defence and security domain. Family Days is a time for celebration; to bring together our people for a good time. On behalf of the defence team I would like to thank the Personnel Support Services Team and the Corporate Sponsors for helping to make this great event happen." Ken Doucette, Corporate Ser-

vices Director for MARLANT's Personnel Support Programs (PSP), states that events start on Friday, June 17 at noon and run until 6 p.m. "The gates open at 11:30." Saturday hours for Family Days are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dockyard entrance is through Rainbow Gate and everyone is required to have DND ID, or military family ID, or be accompanied by a military or civilian member with an ID. All non-DND personnel entering the dockyard accompanied by a military or civilian DND member will still require a photo ID, except for children under 12. Backpacks and similar items are discouraged, as they may be subject to search and

this delays entrance to the site. One of the most eagerly awaited events during Family Days is the daily prize giveaway, which takes place in the main tent both days at 2 p.m. "We have thousands of dollars of draw prizes," Doucette stated, adding "An event like this would not be possible without the support of volunteers and the generosity of corporate sponsors." He emphasized that while the draw tickets are free, people must be there during the draw to be eligible to win the prizes. Among the prizes are two return trips for two to anywhere in Canada that CANJET flies. Another prize

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is a return trip for four, first class, to Toronto by VIA Rail. Arthritis and Injury Care Centre will be giving away a large number of bicycles. These prizes were enthusiastically received by last year's draw winners. Other prizes include hotel weekends, car rental weekends, printers, office chairs, barbecues, carpets, Air MilesTM, spa gift certificates, restaurant dinners for two, water coolers, and other items. Many corporate sponsors will be handing out free items, including Minigo from Yoplait, dairy items from Farmer's Dairy, cookies from Sobeys, and much more. The Sobeys tent, which features activities such as games and cookie decorating, is a popular stopping

point for families with children. At the Xerox tent, families will have the chance to pose and have their pictures taken, and return to pick up their photos. For anyone who likes to see farm animals up close, a visit to the petting zoo to see the livestock is high on the priority list. Other children's activities include the army obstacle course, face painting, Milo the clown, Sunshine Sue, and children's entertainers performing balloon art. Many mascots will be strolling through the site, including Yoplait's Minigo. Children are always happy to go on the free carnival rides provided by Maritime Rides. Two new rides this year are the kiddie roller coaster and the kiddie rocket ride. Glow Promotions will have a selection of

their oversize bounce toys on hand. The trackless train is also back, "by popular demand," says Doucette. Another new addition this year is the youth zone, with events and activities for teenagers. There will be a chance to take a harbour ride in a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB). Ships will be open for tours by visitors, the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) will have a display booth, and a Sea King will be on static display. The Fire Department will have several trucks out and Fire Department members will be staging their annual Buzz Cuts for Breast Cancer fundraiser. Several Community Recreation groups, including the Medieval Club and the Shearwater Scuba Club, will have displays set up and members on hand to answer questions. Other organizations that will have displays on hand include St. John Cadets, Community Policing NCM, Ministry, Formation Safety and Environment, Callow Buses, Girl Guides of Canada, and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Barbecue stands will be operating, selling inexpensive food such as hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages, chicken burgers and beverages. Refreshments for adults are available at the entertainment tent. On Friday evening, the dockyard closes at 6pm to prepare for the main tent concert at 8pm with David Wilcox and Honeymoon Suite. Admission is for age 19 and over,




DND Fire Service, CFB Halifax Once again CFB Halifax's DND Family Day celebrations is upon us and we will be holding our 5th annual DND Fire Service Buzz For Breast Cancer Research Fund Raising Campaign. This event will take place June17, 2005, during the DND Family Day celebrations, where exposure and attendance exceed several thousand persons. To date we have raised nearly $20,000 in generous pledges. All proceeds are donated to Canadian Cancer Society, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Atlantic Chapters. We also will have some of our fire apparatus on display, including our

vintage 1942 American LeFrance Fire Truck and our Hazardous Material Decontamination Tent along with demonstrations of high angle rescue techniques. which is always a favorite with the crowds. Come join us, meet Sparky and the firefighters, enjoy the festivities, and help support our fundraising to find a cure for breast cancer.

and tickets cost $20 and are available at the PSP Kiosk and at the Halifax Military Community Centre. The party mood will be further heightened during DND Family Days 2005 by having C-100 doing live broadcasts from the scene. DND Family Days 2005 has 35 corporate sponsors, a record number of participating sponsors, according to Doucette. Sobeys is a presenting level sponsor. Platinum Level sponsors include Molson Canadian, L-3 Communications, Raytheon Canada, Burnside Floors Plus, C-100, CANJET, Cambridge Suites, Halifax Chrysler Dodge and Jeep, Discount Car and

Truck Rentals, Yoplait Canada, GCR Tires and Xerox. Silver level sponsors include MacFarlands Rentit, Glow Promotions, Canadian Springs, Thermoshell, Canada Bread, Transcontinental, Pepsi Bottling Company, Corporate Express, Aliant, Arthritis and Injury Care Centre, Royal Canadian Legion, and VIA Rail. Bronze Level sponsors include Eastern Sign Print, Boston Pizza, Maritime Rides, Coldwell Banker, Mariana Cowan Homeselling Team, Tim Hortons, Farmers Dairy, Divine Touch Day Spa, SISIP, CANEX, The Personal Insurance, and ZEP Manufacturing.

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DND Family Days' Schedule, June 17 and 18, 2005

By Stacey Robichaud

Community Recreation Director


ND Family Days will be held this year at the south end of the Dockyard on June 17 and 18, 2005. A host of free activities and events will be offered over two fun filled days for both military and civilian members and their families. This year's program includes:

many prize giveaways. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. ­ Main Tent Patio Open. 6 p.m. ­ Dockyard Closes. 7 p.m. ­ Dockyard opens to Concert ticket holders. 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., Main Tent ­ David Wilcox and Honeymoon Suite Concert. Tickets will be available at Kiosk and HMCC for $20 each.

Friday, June 17, 2005: Saturday - June 18, 2005: Noon - 6 p.m., the Dockyard ­ 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., the Dockyard ­ BBQs, Maritime Rides, Petting Zoo, BBQs, Maritime Rides, Petting RHIB rides, children's activities, Fire Trucks, MFRC and Family Unit Activities, Ships open to Visitors, Stadacona Band, CF displays and rides, Clowns, Unit Recreation Club Displays, and Fleet Diving Unit demos and displays and much more. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Main Tent ­ Stadacona Band Concert. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Main Tent ­ Kickoff and Opening Ceremonies with


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pensive BBQ food such as hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages, chicken burgers and refreshments will be available for purchase at various BBQ stands during the two days. CF members and DND employees are also reminded of the security requirements when entering the Dockyard. All personnel will require a DND ID, a military family ID or be accompanied by a military or civilian member with an ID. All non DND personnel entering the Dockyard accompanied by a DND member military or civilian will still require a picture ID, unless they

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ncore cette année, les activités des journées de la famille du MDN se tiendront les 17 et 18 juin à L'Arsenal (extrémité sud). Plusieurs activités gratis sont prévues au cours de ces deux jours pour divertir les militaires et employés civils ainsi

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Sécurité -on rappelle aussi aux militaires et aux employés du MDN les mesures de sécurité en vigueur pour accéder à L'Arsenal. Tout le personnel devra présenter une carte avec photo d'identité du MDN, une carte d'identité avec photo de famille militaire ou être accompagné par un militaire ou un employé civil possédant une carte avec photo d'identité. Tous ceux qui ne font pas partie du personnel du MDN devront pour entrer à L'Arsenal être accompagnés par un membre du MDN (mil ou civ) et devront aussi présenter une carte d'identité avec photo, sauf s'il s'agit

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12 Wing dentist works to promote mouth guards for kids

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aptain (Capt) Wajahat Khan is a Canadian Forces dentist by profession, and an educator and philanthropist by choice. In 2002, Capt Khan established the Khan Foundation for Children, a not-for-profit organization with the goal of raising awareness of, and preventing sports-related dental injuries in children. "It's actually named for my grandfather. He was an interpreter to a British general in Africa during the First World War," says Capt Khan, adding that his grandfather received the Military Cross. He states "The purpose of the foundation is to promote mouth guard use in children." Parents and children learn that mouth guards use during sports activities can prevent maxillofacial injuries, he notes. Dental irregularities, such as missing or damaged teeth, affect people's self-con-

fidence in many ways, even making them reluctant to smile and show their teeth, according to Capt Khan. Through his foundation, he says, "We tell kids to wear mouth guards so if they get a blow to the face, they don't lose any teeth or cut themselves or get a concussion." The organization also works to reach out to groups in less advantaged areas. "We try to create a means by which we can provide, for people in those marginalized parts of town, free or affordable mouth guards." Currently the foundation is working to develop a program for kids at a boxing arena in Halifax. Once they have dealt with all the preliminary requirements such as parental consent and other legalities, "We want to provide these kids with some mouth guards." Capt Khan is the Dental OIC at the Shearwater Clinic, 1 Dental Unit Detachment Halifax. Growing up in Scarbor-

ough, he recalls "When I was in high school, I always had an interest in business, the military, and health care." In 1998, after completing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and while working on his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, Khan joined the CF. Shortly after being posted to Halifax, Capt Khan pursued his business interests by completing an MBA. "Near the conclusion of my degree, a lot of the projects I was involving myself in had to do with the improving operational effectiveness of the dental clinic, or dentistry in the military." While strong dentistry skills were vital in treating patients, Capt Khan notes that in their practice, dentists see certain dental problems escalating over time. "A lot of the work we do is at the treatment intervention level," he noted. "A small filling, then you're doing a bigger filling, then you're doing a root canal."


CO Col Alan Blair, Capt Wajahat Khan, CWO John Quilty, and LCol Martin Field at the 12 Wing Dental clinic.

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Sense. I've taken my time, and some of my friends, and gone over to Dalhousie and provided mouth guards for some of the athletes on the St. Mary's and Dalhousie sports teams. That was more of a venture through the NSDA. But you see the project, and we go to do it." Capt Khan is a sports aficionado. "I play hockey, baseball, soccer. I try to get out for as many sports as I can. Knowing that sports injuries are common, Capt Khan says that he always asks his patients if they play sports. "If they do, I try to make sure they get a mouth guard." While some people may at first object to wearing a mouth guard, believing that they won't be able to breathe, "We always say, Let's make you one and if you have some discomfort we'll tweak things and make it something you can use." Now that more professional athletes, including hockey players, wear mouth guards, it's easier to persuade people to give them a try, according to Capt Khan.


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By Virginia Beaton

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he 2005 Nova Scotia International Tattoo should be the best show in the production's 27 year history, according to Tattoo artistic director Ian Fraser. Announcing the lineup for this year's show at a May 31 press conference, Fraser admitted "I don't know how many years I've been doing this... But this year is the biggest and the best ever." This year's Tattoo runs from July 1 to 9 at the Halifax Metro Centre. For the first time, the Tattoo will have an act from Africa. The Afro Jambo Acrobats, a group from Kenya, heard about the Tattoo and according to Fraser, asked if they could perform. It will be their North American debut, he notes. The Russian Army Paratroopers Song and Dance Ensemble is another ensemble making their North American as well as their Tattoo debut. "They are the equivalent of the Green Berets in the US," stated Fraser. Other Russian military musicians will accompany the paratroopers. Another new addition is Pipeworkz, a band from New Zealand. They have a repertoire that blends Celtic music, modern rock and Maori history. Crowd favourites, the Flying

Grandpas from Hamburg, Germany, are returning to the show. Fraser stated "Every year you ask people what they'd like to see in the show and it never fails. They say, the Flying Grandpas." Also from Germany, the Luftwaffenmusikkorps 4 (German Air Force Band No. 4) and Drill Team of the 5th Company of the Federal Ministry of Defence's Guard Battalion will participate. From the United Kingdom, participants include the 51 Highland Brigade Band and Pipes, North Irish Territorial Army Band, Pipes, Drums and dancers, the Parc and Dare Brass Band, and the Queen Victoria School Pipes and drums and dancers. This year's Obstacle Race will pit reservists from 36 Brigade in Halifax against a Regular Force team from the second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (2RCR). Then Army will compete against Navy, represented by a team from HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN. As this is the Year of the Veteran, the Tattoo will mark several special events. This is the 150th anniversary of the volunteer militia in Canada, and the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The Tattoo will acknowledge that anniversary, said Fraser, "but not in the usual fashion. The theme will be of reconciliation." More than 2,000 military and

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civilians perform in the show each year. The Canadian Forces (CF) participation will consist of over 200 members from MARLANT, Land Force Atlantic Area (LFAA), and Maritime Air Group. The Stadacona Band of Maritime Forces Atlantic will be the pit band. Crew members of HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN will participate in the combined obstacle race and the TriService Guard. Soldiers from CFB Gagetown, and 36 Canadian Brigade Group will be present. New this year is a nine-person Jeep Stripping Team from 3 Area Support Group at Gagetown.

2RCR Pipes and Drums and the LFAA Band will play during the show and LFAA members will par-

ticipate in the Tri-Service Guard. Maritime Air Group will also be represented in the Tri-Service Guard by members from 12 Wing Shearwater, 14 Wing Greenwood, and 14 AES Bridgewater. Other Canadian military participants include the Band of the Ceremonial Guard from Ottawa. The RCMP will also participate. The Black Watch Association (Nova Scotia International Tattoo) Pipes and Drums, the Tattoo Choir, children's chorus, Tattoo Dancers

and Atlantic Gymnasts, will all be seen in settings ranging from the annual fantasy scene to the Tattoo Finale, which brings all the show's participants out on the floor. Jordie Gillis, a student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) won this year's Tattoo poster design contest, with a poster that uses the elements of the Nova Scotia flag. In the poster, the lion rampant marches while carrying the mace and provincial crest. Fraser emphasized that the Nova Scotia International Tattoo is the world's largest annual indoor show and generates significant tourism revenues for the city and the province. "This show is the biggest single event, in terms of drawing tourists to Atlantic Canada." The Tattoo opens on July 1 with a show at 6:30 p.m. "so people can go to see the fireworks afterwards," said Fraser. Otherwise, the show opens at 7:30 p.m. on July 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Matinees are held at 2:30 on July 3 and 9. Department of National Defence (DND) employees and CF personnel can buy Tattoo tickets at the PSP Info Kiosk and satellite locations. Tickets are available for the July 7 show at 7:30 p.m. and the closing matinee at 2:30 p.m. on July 9. Ticket price is $19 and the seats are located in the upper bowl.

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Health Promotion Services is hosting the following lunch n' learn workshops during the months of June and July. All sessions will run from 1200-1300 hrs and participants are invited to bring their lunch. For more information or to register for one of all of these sessions, please contact Lynn Taylor at 721-7806. Further details regarding location will be provided upon registration. A minimum of 10 participants are required for each session to proceed. common posture problems will be discussed and an overview of specific exercises to help reverse these concerns will be provided.

Isn't it Fitting: How to properly fit Summer footwear

Stadacona - June 22 & Shearwater - June 29 Now that we are moving into the season of having that barefoot feeling, it is most fitting to have a discussion about summer footwear and the special requirements around fitting these types of shoes and sandals. Craig MacDonald, footwear specialist from Oh My Sole, will facilitate this interactive discussion.


n today's supermarkets and corner stores, various sports drinks can be purchased by not only the professional athlete, but by the non-athletic person who just 1. Drink the liquid quickly; wants a new flavour of drink. don't let it linger or sit in While many people consume your mouth. these solutions as a recre- 2. Alternate with sips of water to wash down some ational drink, there are some of the caustic acids. implications of which we 3. Don't brush your teeth need to be aware. right after consuming a According to a recent study bottle or two, because that published in the General Denwould exacerbate the tistry Journal, many sports

drinks have been shown to wear down tooth enamel over long periods of consumption. This is because of the additives and organic acids contained in such products. To offset the potential damage caused to tooth enamel, J. Anthony von Fraunhofer, primary researcher for the study, advises the following:

enamel damage. 4. Rinse your teeth, and then wait for a least an hour after consuming the sports drink before brushing. If you are interested in learning more about fluid replacement and nutrition or energy requirements for moderate and high intensity activity, your local Strengthening the Forces Health Promotion team has recently launched a new series of workshops entitled Nutrition for Action. For more information about this article or our Nutrition for Action workshops, please contact the Health Promotion Services at 721-7806.

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Shearwater - June 15 & Stadacona - June 16 Join Jessie Jollymore, Nutritionist with Farmers Dairy, for a fun and dynamic session that will focus our palates on a lighter and healthier menu for the summer. Jessie has appeared several times on Breakfast Television and has been a guest speaker in many of our local CF Weight Wellness programs. This is a session that should not be missed as we move into the Summer season.

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Shearwater - July 6 & Stadacona - July 7 Join Melanie Bower, Health Promotion Manager, for a captivating session on the stages that we go through when working toward changing a personal habit or behaviour. This interactive discussion will focus on things to consider as we move toward making such changes.

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Respect is the key at the Shearwater Jiu Jitsu Club

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here are many different forms of jiu jitsu. In fact, there are probably hundreds, according to MS Jim Clark, sensei, or chief instructor of the Shearwater Jiu Jitsu Club. The club, which MS Clark established five and a half years ago, practices NinjaRyu jiu jitsu. "It's a Canadian form of jiu jitsu," says MS Clark. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Shearwater Sportsplex. A children's class runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by an adults' class from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Barefoot and dressed in simple cotton robes, the adult class stands in a line facing MS Clark. It is customary to bow at the beginning of each class, to display courtesy for the opponent. As well, before they start to fight, the opponents slap hands to convey friendship and respect. "We're big on camaraderie and sportsmanship," says MS Clark. The group begins with a warm-up comprising run-

ning, push-ups, and strength and flexibility exercises. MS Clark delegates an advanced member of the group to lead the warmup, and that leader counts off the numbers of pushups, as well as the other simple commands, in Japanese. As he watches, MS Clark talks about the history and discipline of jiu jitsu as a martial art. He is a third degree black belt, currently working towards his fourth degree, and also has a black belt in judo. "Jiu jitsu is constantly changing and evolving," he comments. As a method of self defence, jiu jitsu has integrated elements from fighting systems such as wrestling, western boxing, Kali, and others. Ninja-Ryu jiu jitsu practitioners learn to defend themselves against weapons such as knives and sticks. As well, "They have to learn self defence against various striking angles," says MS Clark. This includes learning defence against an assailant who strikes from behind, or while you are standing, or sitting down, or after you have been knocked to the ground. For this, jiu jitsu partici-


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One fighter signals for a break as they practice their moves.

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MS Clark observes. "Most of

us have studied other martial arts as well." After the warm-up ends, the class participants pair off and begin to practice joint locks, trying to seize the opponent and capture him by locking a knee, wrist, elbow, or even a thumb.

"We have a couple of safety rules, such as no eye gouging," MS Clark emphasizes. Also, no kicks or other blows to the head. "That's the golden rule," says MS Clark. "These are all our friends." Clouts to the groin are likewise discouraged, as they tend to quickly terminate the fight, according to MS Clark, who

says, "We want to continue fighting." They stress safety constantly, he notes. "Instructors have to be first aid qualified." As the class progresses, the students spar while sprawled on the mat, but also while standing up. "Standup sparring is like kick-boxing," observes MS Clark.

As he takes a break to watch from the sidelines, Corporal (Cpl) Kevin Fidler says after having studied judo and kung fu, he prefers jiu jitsu. "I like the realism involved in self defence." Jiu jitsu brings together the elements that he looks for in a martial art, Cpl Fidler comments. Instructing the group, MS Clark gives pointers in bettering one's skills. "Watch an experienced person. When you fight, always try to take somebody better than you." He describes his early experiences, recalling "I was in with a better group, better fighters. I got my butt kicked every time but I learned really fast." After this, the matches become more purposeful as the fighters practice their moves; grappling, flipping each other, seizing every chance to outdo the other. When someone thumps twice on the mat, it's the automatic signal to stop for a moment. Before going on to the next final segment of the class, MS Clark reminds them that in any situation, there are always solutions other than getting into a physical altercation.


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Shearwater Yacht Club sets sail for another year

By Major Bob Schwartz

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fter a long cold winter, it's time to put down your well worn copies of Cruising World and catalogues, and get ready for another (all too short) sailing season. The past month has been an active one at the club as folks get their boats ready for launch and another summer on the water. A year's worth of refitting, repairing, replacing, sanding, patching and painting all get jammed into four or five weekends. Not to say that there hasn't been activity over the winter. The building of new fingers for the marina continued over the winter month. The new wave barrier kept things interesting as well. It does a fantastic job of sheltering the marina, but sustained some damage that required our members to apply some long unused battle damage repair skills. Permanent repairs have since been made and we expect our wave barrier will provide years of service.

But all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Between Friday night dinners, beer bottle racing, Sunday afternoon seminars and a few parties, we managed to keep each other's spirits up as we waited out the winter. The marinas are ready and the boats are going in the water. The club has had its first Wednesday night race and the Friday night steak nights are now well under way. It promises to be a very busy year for the club. In addition to the regular Wednesday and Sunday races, the Metro Regatta. will also be hosted this year, and promises to be an outstanding event that runs from July 29 to August 1. Around 100 boats are expected to participate in a variety of classes. The sail training schedule is quickly filling up with programs on prams for the little ones, 420s for the not-so-little ones and our first year of Canadian Yachting Association courses for the more adventurous. A recent addition to the club is STV Tuna. We are looking for-

Sailing season is underway at the Shearwater Yacht Club.

ward to running a couple of courses and renting her out for day sails in the harbour. There are a lot of challenges operating her with a staff of volunteers so the plan is to start slowly and see how things go. Our cruising program is also coming along nicely with cruises planned to Petpeswick and Rogue's Roost. For the first time in recent

memory we are organizing a rally-- or a group of boats--to sail to Cape Breton. It all started with one of the members deciding to take his boat to Cape Breton. He asked around if anyone else was interested and before he knew it he had 10 boats for company. Everyone is responsible for individual planning with stops and timings up to the skipper's dis-

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Military presence will be felt at the Canadian Women's open

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or the first time in 66 years, a major professional golf tournament is coming to the Atlantic Provinces. From July 11 to 17, the 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open will take place at Glen Arbour Golf Course in Halifax. This is the first time that the LPGA has been east of Montreal and the players will be competing for a purse of $1.3 million US. The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Forces (CF) will have a high profile at the opening events on Monday July 11. According to Mike DeYoung, club tournament chairman at Glen Arbour, "This being the Year of the Veteran, we thought it would be nice and important to recognize the veterans. At the opening ceremonies, a Second World War veteran will hit the first shot." The Stadacona Band of Maritime Forces Atlantic, the Land Force Atlantic Area (LFAA) band, and the 12 Wing Pipes and Drums are all scheduled to play that day. A colour party including members of the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL), the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS), the Merchant Navy, the Canadian Navy, the

Army and the Air Force, will also be present. "There will be a military presence at the spectator entrance area, giving out promotional material from PSP as well as CF Recruitment material, " said DeYoung. At the end of the day there will be a sunset ceremony with the cadets and the 12 Wing Pipes and Drums. A reception for CF and DND employees past and present will follow. During a press conference to announce the lineup of events, Sean Van Kesteren, Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) director of professional women's championships, stated "For our Canadian golfers, the opportunity to compete in the Canadian Women's Open is an experience they will remember for a lifetime." Among the prominent Canadian female golfers participating in the tournament will be Lorie Kane, A.J. Eathorne, Angela Buzminski, Isabelle Beisiegel, Nancy Harvey, and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Dawn Coe-Jones. Lorena Ochoa, currently the third-ranked player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) money list, will also compete at the Glen Arbour tournament. Meg Mallon, the golfer who made history in 2004 by be the first player to win both the Canadian and U.S.

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Open titles in the same year, will also be at Glen Arbour to defend her Canadian title. Lorie Kane, a Charlottetown native who has been on the LPGA tour for 10 years, emphasized her pleasure at participating in a tournament so close to her home province. "I'm really excited about the opportunity to play in front of the

hometown crowd." On the table to her right was the immense silver trophy for which she will be competing in July. There will also be another new award presented this year. "There is a special award for the top finisher in terms of order of merit," said Michael Beckerman, chief marketing officer of BMO Financial Group. "It is named after one of

Canada's great golfing legends, Jocelyn Bourassa." In a brief interview after the press conference, Kane stated that she looked forward to welcoming fans from DND and the Canadian Forces. "It's always nice to have them as part of events. With the current state of events across the world, it's nice to know that we can have them on the positive side here and on friendly grounds. We can thank the people who keep us safe." The 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open is Canada's only LPGA Tour event. More than 1,300 volunteers have signed on to help out in many ways at Glen Arbour during the championship events. The week's schedule includes a women's pro-am and open qualifier on Monday, July 11, Family Day with junior clinics and a celebrity skins challenge on Tuesday, July 12, championship pro-am on Wednesday, July 13, and four championship rounds running Thursday through Saturday. The PSP Information Kiosk at A Block in Stadacona will be selling tickets by request to military, civilian DND and retired CF members and their families. The kiosk telephone is 721-1201, please call or drop by for more information.

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