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The Latest News From The MFRC News

 

2015

June 21, 2015

The SALH was well represented at the Loops for the Troops fundraiser in Calgary today. Capt Ortiz-Osterroth finished 1st in the 10 km run, with Pte Smart and Pte Cena finishing in 4th and 6th place respectively in the 5 km run.

 

May 27, 2015

Mr. Eldon Wells (retired SALH) was presented the the Humanitarian of the Year Award by His Worship Mayor Ted Clugston at the recent Civic Awards in Medicine Hat.

 

May 9, 2015

The SALH in the news:

 

 

April 29, 2015

We are proud to announce that our very own MCpl de Roaldes of A Sqn will be representing The South Alberta Light Horse at the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands.  

http://medicinehatnews.com/news/local-news/2015/04/28/salh-member-off-to-netherlands-for-liberation-anniversary/

 

April 8, 2015

For prospective recruits in the Medicine Hat area, A Squadron will be hosting interviews and FORCE Fit Testing will be completed on the following upcoming Saturdays at Patterson Armoury:

  • April 11, 2015
  • April 25, 2015
  • May 2, 2015
  • May 23, 2015
  • June 6, 2015

 

Mar 02, 2015

The first meetings on how to develop Light Horse Park in Old Strathcona was held and plans are being drawn up on how to celebrate our history combining our old Armoury, the Holy Trinity Church, and the railhead where old soldiers shipped off to war.  More details to come as they unfold.

Feb 4, 2015

The SALH donated $35,000.00 of the proceeds from the Military Cup Golf Tournament to the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Center.  Click here for the thank you letter.

 

2014

 

November 14, 2014

A news reporter covers the recent Exercise Belligerent Grizzly.  Watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J9ECJXBcyo&feature=youtu.be

 

November 11, 2014

MCpl Winton and Cpl Comer of B Squadron perform Cenotaph guard for the City of Camrose during Remembrance Day 2014.

 


May 28, 2014

The Armoured Branch Trust, in cooperation with the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association, will again be offering cash bursaries. All serving members of the Corps(with certain exceptions) who are pursuing post-secondary education are eligible to apply for these bursaries. The application process is described in detail on the Corps website (www.rcaca.org – click on “tangible benefits” or “beneficios tangibles”). Typically bursaries are awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $2500. For the 2014 awards, the applications must be received by the Secretary not later than 31 July 2014.

 

2013

June 20, 2013

Click here for a ton of news from various army sources.

April 10, 2013


Operation Entrepreneur 

 His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has established Operation Entrepreneur, a program designed to provide opportunities for Canadian Armed Forces members transition from military service into self-employment in the business world.

This program includes entrepreneurial education, networking, business planning support, and mentorship.  It includes a week-long all expense summer "boot-camp" offered in the following locations: Memorial University of Newfoundland (21-21 July 2013), Université Laval in Quebec (11-17 Aug 2013, French only), and University of Regina (18-24 Aug 2013).  Start-up financing is available, with eligibility up to $45,000.

This program is available to Canadian Armed Forces members of any age who are within 12 months of voluntarily releasing, have been voluntarily released from the military, or have been (or will be) medically released (no time restrictions) who can learn more about the program and apply by visiting
http://www.cybf.ca/cybf_press_media/poe-means-business/ or calling 1-866-646-2922.

 

March 31st, 2013


SALH Silent Auction Planned For May 18th !!!





March 13th, 2013

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 Learning and Career Centre WORKSHOPS

 For info only contact
 +EDM OR@LCC@EDMONTON or local 5878

 Ref: DAOD 5031-50, (issued 2004-01-30)
 The Human Resource Management System (HRMS) is the DND system of record to capture civilian training data and must be used by all Level 1 advisors to record all civilian training activities, including those that are provided free of charge and those provided to civilians through the military training systems.
 The Prairie Region Learning and Career Centre (Edmonton) uses the HRMS 8.9 - Enterprise Learning online registration system.
 Attendance Details
       Workshop Description

 Intro to PowerPoint
 11 April 2013
 0800-1600 hrs
 HRMS=115538
 Session#0050  In this course you will learn to recognize the different elements of the PowerPoint window by using:·
 - Wizard;
 - Create, print & run a presentation;
 - Starting Programs
 - Ever wondered what the entire buzz about PowerPoint presentations was?  - - Discover for yourself how much you can achieve in a single day.
 Understanding my Leadership Style
 24/25 April 2013
 0800-1600 hrs
 HRMS=300061
 Session#0124  The aim of these two days is to provide first level supervisors with an introduction to a common base of leadership aptitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to effectively carry out their work within National Defence as first level supervisors.
 At the end of the two days, participants will have a good knowledge of their personal Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) type and how this relates to leadership style, and they will have had an opportunity to explore various leadership models.
 CPPR
 3 May 2013
 09-1030 hrs
 HRMS =300627
 Session# 0030 This course will introduce you to performance management and will give you a clear understanding of the Civilian Performance Planning and Review (CPPR) process developed by DND ADM (HR-Civ) and the overall activities involved in employee performance management.
 Civilian Personal Learning Plans
 3 May 2013
 1030  -  12:00
 HRMS=300043
 Session #0333 Learning plans are an essential tool to plan and track learning progress. This session explains the background to and the process for the development of Civilian Personal Learning Plans (PLPs.)
 You & Change
 8 May 2013
 0800-1600 hrs
 HRMS=300002
 Session# 0219 Be able to identify how change and transition issues apply universally to all concerned and their different effects on individual;
 · Be able to describe how positive attitudes help them move through their change and transition;
 - Develop skills to respond well to change;
 - Create their own action plan, based on their needs;
 - Leave with a Personal Journal containing their action plans and contact resources for managing their individual change and transition situation. This will represent their follow-up activities to be pursued and executed after the session
 Harassm Prev & Resol Employees/ Supervisors
 21 May 2013
 0800-1600 hrs
 HRMS=300025
 Session#=0633 . Motivate supervisors and employees to contribute toward the maintenance of a harassment-free workplace;
 · improve participants' abilities to distinguish between conflict and harassment;
 · Assist participants in becoming better able to prevent and resolve harassment at work; and
 · Provide supervisors with information and intervention skills necessary to prevent and address harassment issues.

 Diversity & Employment Equity for Supervisors
 23 May 2013
 0800  -  1600 hrs
 HRMS=300611
 Session#0133  The purpose of this course is to enhance awareness, knowledge and skills of DND/CF managers and supervisors, which will support creation, leadership and management of a diverse Defence Team.  DND is committed to creating a workplace that is fair, respectful, inclusive and supportive of diversity and a workforce that is reflective of Canada's population.
 The Resume
 8:00-12:00 hrs
 4 June 2013
 HRMS =300162
 Session# 0026 This workshop deals with tailoring your resume for public service jobs.  Your resume allows the employer to see at a glance how you contribute to the workplace.
 Topics include: The purpose of a resume; Information that does not belong in your resume; covering letters; how to choose a resume style; choosing effective vocabulary; applying on-line.
 This learning activity is intended for those Public Service employees, particularly designated as affected, opting or surplus.
 CPPR
 6 June 2013
 09-1030 hrs
 HRMS =300627
 Session# 0032 This course will introduce you to performance management and will give you a clear understanding of the Civilian Performance Planning and Review (CPPR) process developed by DND ADM (HR-Civ) and the overall activities involved in employee performance management.
 Civilian Personal Learning Plans
 6 June 2013
 1030  -  12:00
 HRMS=300043
 Session #0335 Learning plans are an essential tool to plan and track learning progress. This session explains the background to and the process for the development of Civilian Personal Learning Plans (PLPs.)



 Learning and Career Centre Edmonton
 780-973-4011 ext.5878
 CSN 528-5878
 Web site –

 

http://img-tun-i002047/CourseCalendar/en/ncc_home_e.asp

 

February 20th, 2013

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Subject:       FW: EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT FUNDING UPDATE **** *VERY IMPORTANT*****
Importance:    High

Good day all,
This message is being sent on behalf of Commander Canadian Defence Academy (Comd CDA) and the CFB/ASUWainwrightBase Personnel Selection Office.  As you are probably well aware by now, we are experiencing some funding issues with regards to the Education Reimbursement (ER) programs and we just recently received further directions from CDA Comd on the way ahead.  Please allow for widest distribution to all service members utilizing the Education Reimbursement/ ILP programs.

The ER Programs in their existing form have been in effect since 2004.  While these programs have never guaranteed funding for Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), funding has always been available to fully reimburse ILPs.  However, due to current departmental fiscal pressures, the funds available for ER will in all likelihood be significantly reduced on 1 Apr 2013.  I can ensure you that Comd CDA is well aware of the consequences this situation may have on the members.

At this point there are funds available to reimburse commitments until the end of the Winter semester.  This will give the members time to consider withdrawing from courses they have already made commitments for, without incurring any personal financial burden.  As we do not know at this point the full extent of the fiscal pressures and what impact this will have on the ER funding envelop, the following actions will be taken in order to ensure that we do not commit funds that we just do not have:

1 – Claims up to end of the winter semester 2013 for those who already have an approved ILP can be processed as per normal;

2 – Any questions about ILPs that do not fall into the traditional winter semester can be E-mailed to National (CDA).  These will be reviewed on a case by case basis;

3 – New ILPs that are submitted will remain with a “submitted status” until there are sufficient directions WRT the departmental fiscal pressures;

4 – ILPs already in the system will be handled in one of two ways.  First, amendments submitted before the winter semester began and have been waiting in the Queue, will be approved for winter 2013 only at this time.  Secondly, ILPs in the queue that are new and requesting new funding for Winter 2013 plus, will not be actioned at this time pending further directions.  These members should not be taking courses without an approved ILP and should be counselled in this matter;

5 – CEOTP members and Ill and Injured personnel remain CMP priorities and will continue to be funded and reimbursed as per normal;

6 – The information will be disseminated throughout the CF in accordance with the following communication plan:
a.  Comd CDA will provide all the L1s with a heads up;
b.  A Notification to users will be generated by the ILP system advising all the users of the situation (an example is enclosed);

c.  A FAQ and answers document (enclosed) has been prepared and will be posted on the CDA website; 
d. A CANFORGEN has been drafted and will be released in due course; and
e. Further details will be posted on the CDA website as they become available.

It is with heavy heart that I have to disseminate this very difficult message to our service members.  We understand that this current situation puts service members with ILPs in the system in a very difficult situation given these financial restrictions, however, I would ask for your understanding that this is not the responsibility or decision of theCFB/ASU WainwrightBase Personnel Selection Office or it's staff, but rather decisions that were made as a result of DRAP and SR, and were necessary to ensure the survivability of the Education Reimbursement program.  My office will provide you with additional details in due course as they become available from CDA.  Thank you.

Nadia Worthington
Captain/Capitaine
Base Personnel Selection Officer /
Officier de sélection du personnel de la base
CFB/ASU Wainwright / BFC/USS Wainwright
National Defence / Défense nationale
Denwood AB Canada T0B 1B0
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone / Téléphone (780) 842-1363 - Local/Poste 5000
BB: (780) 261-1600
CSN / RCCN - 530-5000
Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada

 

 

January 20th, 2013

Edmonton Shooting Club - Available To Join For Members of the Regiment.

 

All, You can join the CRA here:

http://www.cg.cfpsa.ca/cg-pc/edmonton/en/familyservices/communityrecreation/Pages/default.aspx

which will then allow you to gain access to the shooting club as per Phil's offer:

> Subject:      RE: Edmonton Garrison Shooting Club
>
> Ladies and Gents
>
> Just a reminder we have a range booked for Sunday 27 January.
>
> I know its the same weekend as the CHAS gun show at northlands but if you want you can go to the gun show on Saturday buy something and try it out on Sunday.
>
> Meet at the Range Control building 1000, sign in and head to the range, I will sell memberships for the Shooting Club at the range while we do the setup, Bring your CRA membership card I need to see it to sell you a membership.  >
>
> Bring your own paper targets, we have the Paschendale range booked.
>
> Plan is to shoot rifles at 100m first and if there is any interest we will move 5m-25m for pistol and shotguns, after that if anyone wants to do some longer range shooting we can move back to 100m-300m.
>
> If your on this e- mail distribution and want to be removed let me know, also if there is anyone else interested in being on this e-mail distribution send me an e-mail and let me know.
>
>
>
>
>
> Phil Quaghebeur
>
> Shooting Club President
>
>
> Major | Major
> LFWA Range and Training Area Management Officer | SOFT Officier de la Gestion des Champs de Tir et Secteurs d> '> Entrainement
> Land Forces Western Area Headquarters l Quartier général du Secteur de l'Ouest de la force terrestre
> National Defence | Défense nationale
> Edmonton, Canada T5J 4J52
> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
> Telephone | Téléphone 780-973-4011 ext 5705
> Facsimile | Télécopieur  780-973-4006
> Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
>

January 16th, 2013

News Stand To Magazine,

From: Peter Fuerbringer [mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Sent: Tuesday, 15, January, 2013 10:33 AM
Subject: New Stand To Magazine: Request for Submissions

Alcon,

1. For the upcoming issue of the new look Stand To Magazine, PA is looking for submissions.

2. These can be in the form of stories (or story ideas), photos with captions, or information regarding a remarkable reservist in your unit.

3. There will be a number of new segments in the new Stand To which will include:

 a. Fitness & lifestyle: For this we are looking for a reservist (or a couple of individuals) in this brigade who would like to be a regular contributors. Perhaps individuals with a background as a fitness trainer, etc... who would like to put in workout tips, or a regular routine piece, healthy eating tips etc...
 b. Remarkable Reservists Feature: These are individuals who lead an interesting life in their civilian capacities, or who have accomplished something worthwhile in their military service. If you have someone you would like to send through for this, give me a little bit of information, and contact details for the individual if possible.
 c. Blog-ins: This segment is meant for troops to write in with interesting observations, commentary, tips, anecdotes etc... about reserve life.
 d. LCF: This is for imagery from across brigade where we look good doing what we do. All imagery must be submitted with a caption about what is going on, by whom, and when, and if possible, the names of all individuals in the image.

4. In the upcoming edition, there will be a section on 'the top 10 pieces of kit they don't issue'. In this section, we are looking for submissions on what the 'must have' pieces of kit are the troops like to bring with them in the field to make life that little bit more pleasant. We will pick the top 10 items.

5. As you can see from the above, we are taking a different approach to the magazine. We want to focus more on the people that make up this Brigade & tell the story of reserve life. We will also be doing regular features on individuals as they are submitted. This magazine will have appeal beyond our ranks, and will be a great talking point for military families, and the public in general. It will also be a great tool that units can use when recruiting. The commander's intent is to publish either quarterly or bi-annually, depending on resources.

6. To assist in the venture, we will be using a small group of photographers & student journalists that will be able to deploy in our garrison cities. The only ones I can't seem to get a local J student are Medicine Hat & YKN at the minute. This team is still coming together, so please note, we are in the early stages of this new concept and will have bugs to work out. The intent is to have the first copy of the new look out NLT March 01, 2012, in line spring training, ComRel, recruiting efforts, etc...

7. As a side note, if a member would like to work with us on this as a photojournalist, or journalist, please let me know. I can't offer much more than Honour and Glory, and the opportunity to see names up in print, but it will be a good effort and one that will till some.

8. All submissions should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (more capacity than ye old military email).

Cheers,
Peter

 

 

January 15 - CO, OC B messages updated

January 10 - St. Nazire Dinner Invitation

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South Alberta Light Horse

 

Cordially invites you to the

5th Annual

St Nazaire

All Ranks Formal Dinner and Dance

To be held at

The Jefferson Armoury Senior NCO’s Mess

11630 109 Street, Edmonton AB

On Saturday, 2nd of February, 2013

1900 hrs for 1930 hrs

 

Kindly RSVP and coordinate payment by 26 Jan 2013 with:

 

Sgt J.C. Encinas

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Cellular : 780-668-0217

Updated Regimental Calendar loaded HERE

 

2012

Church Services At Holy Trinity Announced


http://holytrinity.ab.ca



Regular Sunday Worship is at 8:30 (Book of Common Prayer, a more traditional language service), 10:30 Choral Eucharist (Band on 3rd Sunday) from the Book of Alternative Services (more contemporary language)

December 16th :

Kid’s Church Theatre presents the Christmas Pageant.  This event will be taking place in the Lower Hall following the 10:30AM service. All are invited to attend and enjoy the hard work the kid’s have put into preparing this program.

December 23rd :

Pulpit Exchange w/ Trinity Lutheran Church.

December 24 th : 4:30 PM  – Family Christmas Service with Children’s Guerrilla Pageant

All children who attend the service are welcome to take part in the pageant.

7 PM  – Christmas Eve Eucharist

Come and worship as we celebrate Christ’s birth with the Christmas Eucharist. Sing your favourite hymns accompanied on organ and piano.

11 PM  – Festive Choral Eucharist

Celebrate Christ’s incarnation with full choir, organ, and sung Eucharist.

December 25 th :

We will be celebrating Christmas Day with a Christmas Day Eucharist at 10:30 AM.

December 30th :

Regular service schedule of 8:30AM and 10:30AM services.


“Amahl and the Night Visitors” 


Holy Trinity and Edmonton’s coOPERAtive are proud to present the 2nd annual performance of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”.  This beautiful Christmas Opera in one hour tells the story of a little boy named Amahl and his meeting with the Three Kings as they journey following the star.  Performances are December 20th/21st at 7pm @ Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 – 84th Ave., Edmonton).  Tickets $15 for Adults, $5 for Children

 

November 5th,2012

RSM Message and B Sqn Training Calendar updated

 

October 16th, 2012

B Sqn Training Calendar updated to make less "fuzzy".

 

October 10th, 2012

Scholarships for 2012 have been announced and submission details are available on the scholarship page:

Scholarships Application Form Here

 

 

August 27, 2012

Routine Orders for Mar-May Added under Regiment\Routine Orders

 

 

August 24, 2012

MCpl McVeigh wins Army Image Of The Week Award:

Email Send To RSM:

> RSM Talty,
>
> I have the pleasure to inform you that the image submitted by MCpl McVeigh depicting one of your troopers, Trooper Sher Shahidzadeh won the Army image of the week.  This image will be prominently displayed on the Canadian Army web and social media sites this Friday following the necessary translation.  This image will also be forwarded to the CDS> '>  and the Commander of the Canadian Army office to update their weekly slide deck.
>
> MCpl McVeigh,
>
> Your participation to the Army Image of the week is providing 41 CBG South Alberta Light Horse (SALH) outstanding exposure, very well done and great image.  We> '> re looking forward to next week> '> s submission

 

 

English/Anglais

 

WA2012-028-004

 

15 Aug 2012

 

Wainwright Alberta

 

Soldier Fires C9

 

 

 

Trooper Sher Shahidzadeh of the South Alberta Light Horse (SALH) fires his C9 during his Development Phase 2 (DP2) Armoured Recce Course.

 

 

 

Land Force Western Area Training Center (LFWA TC)  Wainwright is responsible for training Canada's Western Army from Basic soldier Qualifications to Armoured Corps Training.

 

 

 

Photo By Master Corporal David L McVeigh Army Integrated Communications

 

August 21, 2012

Sqn Calendars Uploaded and review for viewing in the Calendar page

2012 AAG documents and instructions loaded under 2012 AAG page

Video Clips added from youtube

- Soldier for a Day

Standby as we upload more documents

 

August 13, 2012

Sit updates continue with intent to have all sections completed for Sept 1, 2012 start of training year. 

Standby