3rd Canadian Division News Stories

Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium. This event is one of many held in 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
November 7, 2017

Soldiers  right before taking part in the Edmonton YWCA’s 2017 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser

Swapping army boots for high heels for a worthy cause

Edmonton, Alberta — Over 400 men participated in Edmonton’s YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser on September 20, 2017, teetering along a downtown block in high heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence.
October 24, 2017

Fort St. John, B.C

Military convoy celebrates Veterans, Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — A collection of retired military vehicles has been given a new lease on life by a group of enthusiasts that has taken them on a journey of over 6,000 kilometres to salute veterans.
September 21, 2017

Canadian Army Reservists from 38 Canadian Brigade Group

Canadian Army Reservists exercise skills with allies in South Dakota during Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE 2017

Belle Fourche, South Dakota — A group of Canadian soldiers and officers from 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) participated in Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE, an engineering exercise with Danish and American soldiers run by the South Dakota Army National Guard. The exercise took place from June 12 to 20, 2017 throughout the Black Hills region of South Dakota and Wyoming to exercise American National Guard units and provide engineering and logistic support to several groups in South Dakota.
August 2, 2017

A Navy member helps a little sailor get ready for the high seas

Mock minefields, tanks: lots of military excitement at the Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Alberta —From July 7 to 16, 2017, visitors from around the world flocked to Calgary for “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” providing the perfect opportunity for CAF members to interact with the public and demonstrate the skills and equipment used by sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen.
August 2, 2017

Commander of the Canadian Army visits soldiers on Operation UNIFIER

July 16, 2017 – Kyiv, Ukraine – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
July 16, 2017

Canadian Army soldiers parachute into Australia

July 13, 2017 – Edmonton, Alberta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
July 13, 2017

Change of Command at CFB Suffield

Ralston, Alberta  – June 26, 2017
June 27, 2017

Canadian Army female Infantry Officer to command Queen’s Guard

June 26, 2017 – London, United Kingdom – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces 
June 26, 2017

Captain of the Guard

Canadian is first female infantry officer to lead Queen’s Guard

London, England — A Canadian Army (CA) officer who on June 26, 2017 became the first woman infantry officer to serve in the role of Captain of the Queen’s Guard is calling the experience a privilege.
June 26, 2017

Colonel William Fletcher, Commander of 1 CMBG, shakes the hand of a soldier to be deployed

Edmonton soldiers deploy to lead NATO battlegroup in Latvia

Edmonton, Alberta – Throughout early and mid-June 2017, 450 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members deployed to Latvia on a renewed Operation REASSURANCE, the Canadian Armed Forces’ support to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe.
June 19, 2017

CFB Suffield first responders train at Ralston School

Ralston, Alberta – June 16, 2017
June 19, 2017

Mayor Randy Boyd  inspects the soldiers during the Freedom of the City

Bon Accord, Alberta bestows Freedom of the City on 1 Combat Engineer Regiment

On June 3, 2017, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER) was granted Freedom of the City of Bon Accord, Alberta.
June 14, 2017

Soldier with sword at doorway

CFB Shilo Honoured With Freedom of the City

Shilo, Manitoba – June 10, 2017 Canadian Forces Base Shilo has been granted Freedom of the City of Brandon. The honour was bestowed on the unit during a parade and ceremony this morning at Brandon City Hall.
June 12, 2017

Leading Seaman Christina Gillis clutches a carabiner clip

Canadian Ranger Staff survive bites and bruises to learn white water rescue

Shadow River, Ontario — A group of Canadian Amy instructors and staff from the headquarters of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3 CPRG) completed a demanding swift water rescue training course on May 26, 2017 to acquire white water lifesaving skills that they will take to the First Nations of Northern Ontario.
June 12, 2017

Civilian actors simulate burial ceremonies

Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE troops seek post-battle solutions

Wainwright, Alberta — On this day of Ex MR 17, a furious battle has ended but there is still important work to be done.
June 2, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel James L’Heureux

Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE puts learning into focus

Wainwright, Alberta — Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE (Ex MR) is the Canadian Army’s largest and most comprehensive annual exercise. This year’s edition includes some 5,000 Canadian and Allied troops, all counting on their hosts at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) in Wainwright, Alberta to provide a highly realistic dress rehearsal for future combat missions.
May 30, 2017

Chief Warrant Officer Dan Sembalerus, addresses the audience during the Swearing-in Ceremony

Indigenous youth challenged in new military co-op program

Duck Lake, Saskatchewan — Twelve high school students from Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation (BOFN) are notably challenging themselves to become members of the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve through a new high school co-op program. Over the past several months, the students have been testing their mettle to complete their Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) and graduate from the program on June 16, 2017.
May 26, 2017

British Army conducts live-fire training exercise at CFB Suffield

Ralston, Alberta – May 3, 2017
May 10, 2017

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