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Soldier On Sports Recovery/Rehabilitation Fund

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Good Day to all; here are two links to upcoming events:

Kingston K2K Spin-a-thon
http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/asu_kingston/k2k/

CF RAAM 2009 Raising awarness for Soldier On
http://cfraam2009.donmacpherson.com/

Pictures from the Kingston K2K Spin-a-Thon

1. Start of the 24hr event
2. teams and volunteer crowd
3. Sgt Lorne Ford and Cpl Shawn Fevens are riding with some of the CF 2009 RAAM Team. LCol Tony O'Keeffe (lone rider attempting the race is in the middle of Sgt Ford and Cpl Fevens)

The updated total for funds raised is now sitting at $36,000 for the wknd!!! Congrats to all who made this event a very memorable one.

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The annual Surf n Turf is just a couple of days away. I will be participating with the 424 Sqn Sar Tech Team and am looking forward to seeing everyone. They are once again also raising awarness and funds for Soldier On so come on out and support.

http://www.cfcommunitygateway.com/en/Trenton/news/SurfTurf_e.asp

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LCol O'Keefe is a machine. The guy has done more Ironmans than one could care to count, and has done a bike race across the US.
 

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Good Day to all; just posting some links to recent articles-

https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/index.php?action=news.article&id=118

http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/reader-comments/Walking+walk+those+walked+talk/1668786/story.html

http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/joe_warmington/2009/06/17/9822156-sun.html

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1602454&auth=JORDAN%20PRESS

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Regional Adaptive Fitness Specialist ( now hiring )

We continue to move forward and build the best possiable support system for our injured and ill personnel.

http://www.cfpsa.com/en/corporate/services/hr/pubjobdetails_e.asp?job=4954

Position:  Regional Adapted Fitness Specialist 
Division:  Personnel Support Programs Division 
Base:  Headquarters, Ottawa
Position Status:  Full Time
Date Posted:  6/18/2009
Close Date:  7/2/2009
Start Date:  6/17/2009
Salary:  $ 58,430 - $ 68,750 per annum 
Experience: 
 
Requirements: 
Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Sciences, Kinesiology or a related field AND some years experience in adapted physical fitness and return to work programming for adults or a related field
OR
- Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Sciences, Kinesiology or a related field AND several years experience in adapted physical fitness and return to work programming for adults or a related field
AND
- Current Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certification

Language requirement: English essential, bilingualism (French / English) an asset for opportunities in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

French essential, bilingualism (English/French) an asset for opportunities in Québec.

Bilingualism (French / English) is essential for opportunities in Ontario and New Brunswick.

Knowledge Requirements
- Of physical fitness programming, evaluation protocols and techniques, and exercise prescriptions for persons with a disability
- Of physical fitness evaluations, physical training programs and exercise science
- Of principles of research and development in adapted physical activity
- Of the principles of attitude and behaviour change
- Of principles related to adult education
- Of physical fitness instruction techniques
- Of general business practices and theories
- Of loss prevention techniques
- Of risk management

Experience Requirements
- In planning, developing, managing and evaluating the operations and delivery of physical fitness and evaluation programs for persons with a disability
- In planning and conducting motor skill development sessions and/or individualized exercise sessions for persons with a disability
- In data collection, case management and report writing
- In working with community groups and organizations
- In applying policies, procedures, and regulations
- In reviewing technical reports and scientific documents
- In project management
- In budget administration
- In planning and conducting presentations and guest lectures
- In using software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, e-mail and Internet browsing

 
Summary: 
Under the direction of the Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Fitness and Sport Director, the Regional Adapted Fitness Specialist conducts adaptive physical fitness programming, motor skill development, evaluation protocols and exercise prescriptions for ill or injured Canadian Forces (CF) personnel participating in the return to work program within a Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) region. He/She performs fitness assessments and provides recommendations to Return to Work Coordinator for inclusion within the injured or ill military personnel’s return to work plan. The Regional Adapted Fitness Specialist manages the delivery of practical and theoretical adaptive physical fitness clinics, conferences, seminars, specialty courses, and workshops for military personnel, their families, fitness staff and community groups. She/He also promotes active participation of injured or ill CF personnel in Soldier On program activities, such as the Soldier On SportFit Camp, Soldier On Challenge and Soldier On Day.<<
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Positions available:<<
Halifax – Nova Scotia<<
Gagetown – New Brunswick<<
Valcartier – Québec<<
Toronto – Ontario<<
Petawawa – Ontario<<
Shilo – Manitoba<<
Edmonton – Alberta<<
Esquimalt – British Columbia<<

 
Additional Info: 
Successful candidate will be prepared to commence employment as soon as possible.

NPF employees must demonstrate the following core characteristics: team player, customer focus, positive attitude, excellence, and competence.

NPF is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities.
To receive this job poster in an alternative format, please contact the NPF Human Resources Manager.

Eligible candidates should submit a resume clearly outlining their ability to fulfill all position requirements by mail to: CFPFSS, 4210 Labelle Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2, by e-mail at recruiting@cfpsa.com, or online at www.cfpsa.com. Applications must be received before 1600 hrs 2 July 2009.

Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you have special needs and require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the NPF Human Resources Manager at that time.


http://www.cfpsa.com/fr/corporate/services/hr/pubjobdetails_f.asp?job=4954

Poste:  Spécialiste régional du conditionnement physique adapté 
Division :  Division des Programmes de soutien du personnel 
Base :  Quartier général, Ottawa
Situation du poste :  Temps plein
Date d'affichage :  6/18/2009
Date de fermeture :  7/2/2009
Date d'entrée en fonction :  6/17/2009
Salaire :  $ 58,430 - $ 68,750 per annum 
Expérience : 
 
Exigences : 
Qualification
- Maîtrise en éducation physique, en science des exercices, en kinésiologie ou dans un domaine connexe ET quelques années d’expérience du conditionnement physique adapté et des programmes de retour au travail pour des adultes ou dans un domaine connexe
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- Baccalauréat en éducation physique, en science des exercices, en kinésiologie ou dans un domaine connexe ET plusieurs années d’expérience du conditionnement physique adapté et des programmes de retour au travail pour des adultes ou dans un domaine connexe
ET
- Certificat valide de Physiologiste de l’exercice certifié (PEC)

Exigences linguistiques : L’anglais est essentiel et le français est considéré comme un atout pour les postes en Nouvelle-Écosse, au Manitoba, en Alberta et en Colombie-Britannique.

Le français est essentiel et l’anglais est considéré comme un atout pour le poste au Québec.

Le bilinguisme (français-anglais) est essentiel pour les postes en Ontario et Nouveau Brunswick.

Connaissances requises
- Des programmes de conditionnement physique, des protocoles et des techniques d’évaluation de la condition physique et de la prescription d’exercices pour des personnes handicapées
- De l’évaluation de la condition physique, des programmes d’entraînement physique et de la science des exercices
- Des principes de la recherche et du développement dans le domaine de l’activité physique adaptée
- Des principes du changement d’attitude et de comportement
- Des principes liés à l’éducation des adultes et à la dynamique de groupe
- Des techniques d’enseignement de cours de conditionnement physique
- Des pratiques et des théories générales de la gestion des affaires
- Des techniques de prévention des pertes
- De la gestion du risque

Expérience requise
- De la planification, de l’élaboration, de la gestion et de l’évaluation des activités et de la prestation de programmes de conditionnement physique et d’évaluation de la condition physique pour des personnes handicapées
- De la planification et de l’animation de séances de développement de la motricité et/ou de séances d’exercices personnalisés pour des personnes handicapées
- De la collecte de données, de la gestion de cas et de la rédaction de rapports
- Du travail avec des groupes et des organismes communautaires
- De l’application de politiques, de procédures et de règlements
- De l’examen de rapports techniques et de documents scientifiques
- De la gestion de projets
- De l’administration budgétaire
- De la planification et de la présentation d’exposés et de cours magistraux en tant que conférencier invité
- De l’utilisation de logiciels de traitement de texte, de tableur, de présentation, de base de données, de courriel et de navigation dans Internet

 
Sommaire : 
Sous la direction du directeur du conditionnement physique et des sports des Programmes de soutien du personnel, la ou le titulaire du poste mène à bien des programmes de conditionnement physique adapté, le développement de la motricité, les protocoles d’évaluation de la condition physique et la prescription d’exercices pour les militaires des Forces canadiennes (FC) malades ou blessés qui participent au programme de retour au travail au sein d’une région de l’Unité interarmées de soutien au personnel (UISP). Elle ou il effectue des évaluations de la condition physique et formule des recommandations au coordonnateur du retour au travail aux fins d’intégration au plan de retour au travail du militaire malade ou blessé. La ou le titulaire du poste gère la prestation de cours pratiques et théoriques, de conférences, de séminaires, de cours spécialisés et d’ateliers portant sur le conditionnement physique adapté à l’intention du personnel militaire, de leurs familles, du personnel du conditionnement physique et des groupes communautaires. Elle ou il fait la promotion de la participation active des militaires malades ou blessés des FC aux activités du programme Soldat en mouvement, comme le camp de conditionnement physique et de sports, le Défi Soldat en mouvement et la Journée Soldat en mouvement. 
 
Information supplémentaire : 
Postes disponibles:
Halifax – Nouvelle-Écosse
Gagetown – Nouveau-Brunswick
Valcartier – Québec
Toronto – Ontario
Petawawa – Ontario
Shilo – Manitoba
Edmonton – Alberta
Esquimalt – Colombie-Britannique


La candidate ou le candidat retenu doit être prêt à entrer en fonction dès que possible.

Les employés des FNP doivent mettre en évidence les qualités fondamentales suivantes : esprit d’équipe, accent sur le client, attitude positive, excellence et compétence.

Les FNP souscrivent au principe de l’équité en matière d’emploi et de la diversité, et invitent les femmes, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les membres des minorités visibles à poser leur candidature.

Pour obtenir cet avis de concours dans un média substitut, veuillez communiquer avec le gestionnaire des ressources humaines des FNP.

Les personnes admissibles doivent soumettre leur curriculum vitae décrivant clairement leur capacité de répondre à toutes les exigences du poste par courrier à : SSPFFC, 4210, rue Labelle, Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0K2 ou par courriel à recruiting@aspfc.com; elles peuvent aussi postuler en ligne à www.aspfc.com. Les candidatures doivent être reçues avant 16 h le 2 juillet 2009.

Veuillez noter que nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les personnes convoquées à une entrevue. Si vous avez des besoins spéciaux et nécessitez des mesures d’adaptation dans le cadre du processus de sélection, veuillez en aviser le gestionnaire des ressources humaines des FNP à ce moment.

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Army News storey on One Year Countdown to the Paralympic Games in Vancouver
http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/lf/English/6_1_1_1.asp?id=3569

Loops For Troops includes Soldier On as one of their charities.
http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/lf/English/6_1_1_1.asp?id=3547

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Good Day to all;

We were able to purchase for Capt. Trevor Green a home gym to help further his recovery efforts. Thanks to all of you who continue to support each and every rep he does is thanks to you.
(Semi-Industrial Free Motion picture attached)

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Ironman, I was at the K2K and it was pretty awesome, alot of us from CFSCE really put in a lot of effort and the end was very much worth it as we raised alot of awareness (and cash) in the local and military community.

I hope that the effort continues and only gains awareness as time goes by, in my opinion this is hands down one of the best organizations / charities or whatever you want to call it out there.

Keep up the solid work on this.
 

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Left to right, Major Mark Campbell, Cpl. Jake Wilkinson and Sgt. Lorne Ford at Edmonton Garrison. The soldiers, all wounded in the line of duty, participate in the Soldier On program that, among other things, teaches sports skills.  Photograph by: Chris Schwarz, Edmonton Journal


Sports program helps wounded to Soldier On
Jamie Hall, Edmonton Journal, 4 Jul 09
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Knowing he could still ski, even without the use of his legs, was a transformative moment for Mark Campbell,

Even more life-changing was the realization that he was not alone in his struggle.

"That was the first time I had come into contact with other disabled soldiers," said Campbell. "It was huge for me."

Four months ago, he joined a handful of other soldiers from across the country--including two from Edmonton--in Mount Washington, B. C., for a weeklong ski trip arranged through Soldier On.

Like Campbell, many of the soldiers were amputees.

A major with the Edmonton-based 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Campbell had both legs amputated above the knee after he knelt on a buried landmine in Afghanistan's Panjwaii district during a tour of duty a year ago.

Since 2006,438 Canadian soldiers have been wounded in Afghanistan. That number includes a wide range of injuries; from a minor cut caused by a piece of shrapnel to catastrophic wounds that lead to the loss of limbs, or sight.

A program of the Canadian Forces, Soldier On was established in 2007 to offer permanently injured and disabled soldiers services, support and opportunities to maintain an active lifestyle through physical fitness and sport.

In B. C., Campbell found himself navigating a slope he had skied 20 years before.

"I knew the hill, but it's a little different when you're cinched into a little bucket seat and you're this high off the snow as opposed to standing up," said Campbell, 44.

"I couldn't even sit upright the first day, even balancing with those little outriggers."

He persevered, ignoring the dull throb in his shoulders. On Day 3, something clicked.

"I got my groove back, I got my centre of gravity back," said Campbell.

Schussing down the mountainside to the sound of hooting and hollering from his instructors and friends, Campbell felt as though he'd gone "from zero to hero."

Since then, at other Soldier On clinics, he has learned about a number of disabled sports, among them wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, rock climbing and swimming.

Sledge hockey remains his hands-down favourite. "It really is a lot of fun," said Campbell.

It's also one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games; soldiers are often joined at the clinics by members of the national Paralympic team.

"The military has its share of 20-something soldiers who have been permanently disabled and are looking for challenges," said Campbell.

"They're fit by virtue of their training and their lifestyle."

Sgt. Lorne Ford credits that lifestyle with his survival on the night of April 17, 2002, when his unit was bombed by a U. S. fighter pilot while on patrol in Afghanistan. Pte. Richard Green died in the attack, as did Pte. Nathan Smith, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer and Sgt. Marc Leger. Ford lost an eye and suffered nerve damage in his left leg that has left him with a permanent limp.

"One of the many factors that helped me survive that night was my fitness," said Ford, who was with Campbell in B. C. "General fitness is tied so closely with physical and mental well-being; it doesn't matter if you're injured or not.

"But for someone who has been wounded, you're much better able to cope with things the more fit you are, there's no doubt in my mind."

Cpl. Jake Wilkinson was also on the ski trip. He called his involvement with Soldier On an "eye-opening experience," a term he says he has used frequently in the year since he lost the vision in his right eye.

"I seem to use it all the time," he said with a rueful smile.

Wilkinson's unit was towing a vehicle with a tank last April when it struck an improvised explosive device that blew the protective gear off his head. He still has his eye, and there's a chance he may regain some vision over time, but there's no guarantee.

Wilkinson attended his first Soldier On clinic last December in Kingston; until then he had never heard of the program. News of the program is generated solely through word of mouth; privacy issues prevent the type of widespread awareness that would benefit wounded soldiers.

"The very people that Soldier On targets--those who are permanentlydisabled-- are the very people whose medical conditions cannot be divulged because of confidentiality," said Campbell.

The trio has made it their mission to spread the word.

"Going from fully fit and able-bodied to disabled with no legs instantly is a tough row to hoe, it really is," said Campbell. "Everything you used to take for granted is now a deliberate undertaking. Everything takes longer and everything's extremely difficult.

"But at the end of the day, it's programs like Soldier On that make your new life 'tolerable,' for lack of a better word.

"It would be easy for me to feel sorry for myself, but I refuse to do so. Soldier On, and being part of the army, teaches you not just specific sporting skills, what it teaches you is that there are new things you can do.

"It also teaches you that the journey's not complete, and that you're not alone."

jhall@thejournal.canwest.com

 

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This from the City of Thunder Bay:

"Thunder Bay has been chosen as the launch site of the second annual Healing On The Albany event scheduled for July 10 through the17th.

“After last year’s exceptional welcome, we did not even consider any other city from which to begin our Canadian adventure” said Mark Snyder, event coordinator for the organization Project Healing Waters. 

The non profit group was founded by a retired U.S. military officer – Ed Nichols - to assist wounded soldiers in their physical and psychological healing after battle field trauma. “Learning and practicing the art of fly fishing offers these soldiers a peaceful place to acquire the skills of angling” Snyder said.

In July 2008 soldiers from both the U.S. and Canada were officially welcomed to Thunder Bay and then to Miminiska Lodge a Wilderness North Fly In Fishing destination on the Albany river.

The ten soldiers in this year’s event have all be selected by “Soldier On” in Canada and by Project Healing Waters in the U.S. to enjoy a week in the boreal forest of Northwestern Ontario, after suffering serious injuries in foreign wars.

During their stay last year, soldiers were also special guests at the Fort Hope’s Eabamatoong First Nation Pow Wow, and honored in a special community wide ceremony. Plans include another such ceremony this year...."

More on attached news release
 

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Here is a link to an article about MCpl Cyr PPCLI. He along with Glen Kirkland are at this time enjoying a week in North Western Ontario with Project Healing Waters Flyfishing.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Soldier+story/1669391/story.html
http://www.tbnewswatch.com/News/?cid=60837

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Good Day to all; it has been a busy summer with fund raisers going on across the country.

In Picture left to right President Mr.Jacques Plante,Randy Watts,Dave Skeard,Greg Legace

During the winter of 2008 MWO Dave Skeard and I were conducting Fire Safety Inspections along the North Warning System.  During one of those inspections, at Cambridge Bay, we were approached by one of the Camp Chefs, Bernie Doucette.  A strong supporter of the Troops, he asked us if there was something he could do to show more support.  We all agreed that Bernie would paint two pictures and Dave and I would go through the process of raffling them off.  The paintings took Bernie approximately 200 hours to paint and they turned out beautifully.  There was really no problem in making up the tickets and conducting the raffle, where we did have a problem was what charity would support the troops the best.
After much research, and one particularly lengthy conversation it was decided to donate the money to the Soldier on program.  This program, run by WO Andrew McLean, deals directly with the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers suffering from physical and Operational Stress Injuries.  With the help of Nasittuq and North Warning Personnel we were able to raise and donate $1600.00. The cheque was presented to Mr. Greg Legace, head of the Soldier-on Program, on 29 June 2009.  Incidentally the winners of the paintings were Ray Carmichael of Surrey BC who won the Wolf painting and the Hockey painting went to Scott Babcock of Aurora Ontario.  Many thanks, to all who supported this worthwhile event.

Randy Watts
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Nasittuq Corporation
 

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Frank Bouchard and Jody Mitic. This was taken in Texas during the visit to the Brooks Army Medical Facility for the Triathon camp.

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Good Day to all; here is a link to a MUST SEE VIDEO the Ottawa Rehab Hospital Annual Report "Proud History of Service" and their work with the Canadian Military. They highlight MCpl Mike Trauners road to recovery with video of his rehab sessions. This is a must see.

Also at the same hosptial is Pte Andrew Knisley and Cpl Bill Kerr.

http://www.worldclasscare.ca/en/success-stories/a-proud-history-of-service

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Loops for Troops newsletter link July/Aug 09. Picture posted is of MCpl Mitic and Cpl Fuchko who participated in the event.
www.rausi.ca

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Good Day to all; just adding a couple of links about Capt Simon Mailloux. Picture of him is in the second link cycling.

Frech:
http://www.lactualite.com/20080221_152638_4672

http://www.canadianembassy.org/ca/2009-06-01-eng.asp

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The Other Canadian Open. Read this article from the Winnipeg Free Press on what Canadian personnel and coalition forces are doing this weekend in Kandahar. :piper:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/golf-course-blossoms-in-desert-51561892.html

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Good Day to all; MCpl Jody Mitic finished his first official week here in Ottawa as the Soldier On Outreach Coordinator. We look forward to having him here to help out.

Our Soldier On Fund Terms of Ref are now listed on our webpage www.soldieron.ca/www.soldatenmouvement.ca along with the long awaited Grant Application. Please go there and read through the grant application. I will not spoil the surprise but for those who can benefit you will be very happy.

I can tell you after working on this for 3 years Greg Lagace and I are very happy with how things are moving and progressing.
Hiring of the Adaptive Sports Specialists for the JPSU's will be taking place shortly and that will be another resource for our injured and ill.

And to finish this post off please visit www.halifaxrockfest.ca they will be donating $1 dollar from each POP sold so I hope each and every fest goer will be riding a sugar high while the bands play on. I think this concert is probably one of the best entertainment shows ever put on by the CF. PSP Halifax has done an amazing job getting this together along with all the other sponsors that are listed on the site. Check out the bands, Finger Eleven, Our Lady Peace and more....

Thank you to all who continue to support and promote Soldier On, it is not just a program but a way of thinking and we are all worth the effort.

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Link to an older article but the wedding is coming up. Best wishes to Ruth and her brother Andrew Knisley.
"Wounded Soldier Up for wedding walk" :piper:
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/01/22/8108286-sun.html

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