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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2010, 20:00:04 »
I had been talking to the good Capt(N) but unfortunately, my reasons for visiting Barrie are no longer - I went up for my mom's funeral 1 May.  My name is still in for Churchill, Manitoba but I KNOW that one is a long shot!
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2010, 21:55:49 »
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Sorry to hear the news.

The concert was 2 hours, including intermission. Free CDs of the music and other items were available to the public. The mix of music was entertaining and lively. It was a nice evening out. Between now and the fall, I will probably here them play again another three times.
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« Reply #77 on: June 10, 2010, 15:56:54 »
Remember this?
http://forums.milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,83325.msg879972.html#msg879972


Well, now for the name....
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Hi there!

I am the Navy's new Mascot!!!

Thank you for visiting my Internet page; here is where I will communicate my activities to you. For now, my site does not have a lot of information, but me and my friends are working hard to provide you a lot of interesting information. Continue to visit my page, you will see, it will improve rapidly :-)

A small service from you…

I would need your help to find a name for myself; at the moment, I have none.

How would you call me?

1-You can write your suggestion by e-mail at the following address:

navres_mascot@forces.gc.ca

2-You can also print and fill out the coupon below and mail it to me at the following address:

Navy Mascot

Naval Reserve Headquarters
Public Affairs section (N02 PA) 3rd floor
112 Dalhousie St.
Québec, QC, G1K 4C1

3- Keep in mind my name (the one you suggest) must:

- have a bilingual consonance; and

- be related to the sea and/or the Navy’s environment/history.

4- The unveiling of my name will be on September 16, 2010.

Don’t forget to visit my Internet page again to learn my name :-)

En français ici.

And what kind of a dog is this?  From the Statement of Work:
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.... His personality will be that of an average young boy of no particular age.  He will be clean living, fun loving, bashful around girls, polite, brave and clever.  He will not be a clown, nor silly or dumb.  He would never lose his temper or do anything dishonest or sneaky.  His age will vary with the situation.  When he is around children he will always be happy.  He likes to have fun around children and has all the energy and curiosity of a young boy.  Among dignitaries, he will be extremely humble and will politely shake hands ....
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #78 on: June 10, 2010, 16:27:05 »
Looks more like a black lion.   ;D
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Re: Poochie Mascot Needs a Name
« Reply #79 on: June 10, 2010, 19:32:39 »
Needs a name that works in both English and French, eh?

"Scopolamine" gets my vote.   ;D

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2010, 07:12:37 »
I thought this would be a good place to post the "Canadian Naval Centennial" future events list for planning purposes. Although it could stand alone. Please move if deemed appropriate.

Canadian Naval Centennial     (enter on link then click on event for more details)

http://www.navy.forces.gc.ca/centennial/3/3-c_eng.asp

 Event   Location   Date 
Commemorative Coin  ON - Ottawa  2010 
Canadian Naval Centennial Rose  ON - Toronto  2010 
Corvette Building Competition  NS - Halifax  2010 
Historical Conference  NS - Halifax  2010 
International Fleet Review  BC - Victoria  2010-06-09 to 2010-06-14 
International Fleet Review Week  NS - Halifax  2010-06-28 to 2010-07-02 
Canadian National Exhibition  ON - Toronto  2010-08 
Canadian Naval Centennial Ball  NS - Halifax  2010-08-07 
Canadian Naval Centennial Ball  BC - Victoria  2010-10-28 
RCN Benevolent Fund Project  National  2010 
Traveling Road Show  National  2010-05-01 to 2010-11-30 
Former HMCS Annapolis Placement  BC - Howe Sound  2010 Fall 
National Dragon Boat Race  ON - Ottawa  2010 
RCNC/RRMC Bell Repatriation  BC - Victoria  2010-09-10 to 2010-09-12 
PNE Canadian Naval Centennial Tattoo  BC - Vancouver  2010-09-04 
NOAC Conference & AGM 2010  NS - Halifax  2010-07-01 to 2010-07-04 
   
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo  NS - Halifax  2010-06-30 to 2010-07-08 
Point Pleasant Park Signage  NS - Halifax  2010 Summer 
Dedication Ceremonies – Public Parks  NS - Halifax  2010 Summer 
Sail Training Vessel Tuna  NS - Halifax  2010 Summer 
The Canadian International Military Tattoo  ON - Hamilton  2010-06-13 to 2010-06-14 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up, Canadian Forces Fleet School Québec  QC - Québec City  2010-09-18 
Open House  ON - Kingston  2010-06-21 
Manitoba Military Tattoo  MB - Winnipeg  2010-10-24 
Rememberance Day Parade  QC - Rimouski  2010-11-07 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up, HMCS DISCOVERY  BC - Vancouver  2010-09-18 
Ceremony of the Flags  ON - Windsor  2010-07-23 to 2010-07-25 
Freedom Of The City  QC - Sept-Îles  2010-10-15 
Canada Day  BC - Victoria  2010-07-01 
Freedom Of The City  QC - Québec City  2010-10-02 
Sourdough Raft Race  AB - Edmonton  2010-07-11 
Centennial Dinner  ON - London  2010-09-11 
Warriors Day Parade
 ON - London  2010-09-11 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up, HMCS PREVOST  ON - London  2010-09-18 
Canada Day Celebration  PE - Charlottetown  2010-07-01 
Open House  PE - Charlottetown  2010-10-02 
Freedom Of The City  PE - Charlottetown  2010-10-03 
Canadian Naval Centennial Ball  PE - Charlottetown  2010-10-09 
Remembrance Day Ceremony  PE - Charlottetown  2010-11-11 
Navy Week  PE - Charlottetown  2010-10-02 to 2010-10-09 
Freedom Of The City  QC - Trois-Rivières  2010-09-24 
Colour Party at local sporting events  ON - Hamilton  2010-10-02 
Canada Aviation Museum  ON - Ottawa  2010-01 to 2010-07 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-UP, HMCS QUEEN CHARLOTTE  PE - Charlottetown  2010-09-18 
Oak Tree Planting  PE - Charlottetown  2010-10-04 
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (R.C.N.V.R.) Plaque to be Remounted  ON - Toronto  2010-09 
Canada Day Display  NB - Saint John  2010-07-01 
Freedom Of The City  NB - Saint John  2010-10-16 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up, HMCS BRUNSWICKER  NB - Saint John  2010-09-18 
Run the Rock  NL - St. John's  2010 Summer 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up, HMCS MONTCALM  QC - Québec City  2010-09-18 
Art Exhibition  NS - Halifax  2010-05-04 to 2010-07-16 
International Fleet Review  NS - Halifax  2010-06-29 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up, HMCS CARLETON  ON - Ottawa  2010-09-18 
Open House  QC - Saguenay City  2010-07-03 to 2010-07-25 
Canada Day  QC - Sept-Îles  2010-07-01 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up, HMCS MALAHAT  BC - Victoria  2010-09-18 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up  AB - Edmonton  2010-09-18 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up  PE - Charlottetown  2010-09-18 
Naval Stampede Breakfast  AB - Calgary  2010-07-02 
HMCS CALGARY Cup Regatta  AB - Calgary  2010-09-12 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up  AB - Calgary  2010-09-26 
Canadian Naval Centennial Ball  AB - Calgary  2010-10-23 
HMCS TECUMSEH Band Christmas Concert  AB - Calgary  2010-12-12 
Salute to the Navy  BC - Victoria  2010-06-13 
TD Great Canadien Shoreline Clean-Up  SK - Saskatoon  2010-09-18 
Dinner  SK - Saskatoon  2010-11-06 
Civic Remembrance Day  SK - Saskatoon  2010-11-11 
Freedom of the City / Sunset Ceremony  ON - Toronto  2010-09-03 
NOAC Centennial Ball  ON - Toronto  2010-10-23 
Great Lakes Deployment - Ships Visit  ON - Toronto  2010-09-02 to 2010-09-07 
Toronto Fleet Week & International Air Show  ON - Toronto  2010-09-02 to 2010-09-07 
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up  ON - Toronto  2010-09-18 
Canadian Naval Centennial Ball  ON - Toronto  2010-10-23 
Street Banners  ON - Toronto  2010-07 to 2010-08 
Renaming Ceremony at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School  NS - Halifax  2010-07-09 
Navy 5K and 10K Run - Centennial Edition  NS - Halifax  2010-08-22 
Canadian Naval Centennial Dockyard Tours  BC - Victoria  2010-02-01 to 2010-08-21 
Family Day  BC - Victoria  2010-06 
Victoria Symphony Splash "Salute to the Navy"  BC - Victoria  2010-08-01 
CNC Navy 10K Run  BC - Victoria  2010-08-15 
Homecoming  BC - Victoria  2010-09 
"Royal Tea: Salute to the Naval Centennial"  BC - Victoria  2010-10-13 
Centennial Airshow  QC - Quebec City  2010-06-12 to 2010-06-13 
Centennial Airshow  QC - St-Georges  2010-06-24 
Centennial Airshow  NB - Charlo  2010-06-26 
Centennial Airshow  BC - Dawson Creek  2010-07-21 
Centennial Airshow  AB - Lethbridge  2010-07-24 to 2010-07-25 
Centennial Airshow  AB - Wetaskiwin  2010-08-07 to 2010-08-08 
Centennial Airshow  BC - Abbotsford  2010-08-13 to 2010-08-15 
Centennial Airshow  ON - Windsor  2010-08-21 to 2010-08-22 
Centennial Airshow  QC - Val d'Or  2010-08-28 to 2010-08-29 
Centennial Airshow  ON - Windsor  2010-09-04 to 2010-09-06 
Centennial Airshow  NS - Shearwater  2010-09-11 to 2010-09-12 
Spirit Walk  ON - Guelph  2010-09-12 
Arrival of Navy Vessels to Burrard Inlet and Pacific Coast Terminal and Sail Pass  BC - Port Moody  2010-07-02 
Pacific Coast Terminal Open House and Navy Ship Viewing  BC - Port Moody  2010-07-03 
Closing Ceremonies  BC - Port Moody  2010-10-02 
Halifax Public Gardens - Summer Concert Series  NS - Halifax  2010-09-05 
Travelling Road Show  NS - Sydney  2010-07-31 
Travelling Road Show  QC - Québec City  2010-08-26 
Travelling Road Show  QC - Trois-Rivières  2010-09-15 
Travelling Road Show  QC - Saguenay City  2010-09-17 
Travelling Road Show  QC - Sept-Îles  2010-09-19 
Travelling Road Show  NB - Edmondston  2010-09-21 
Travelling Road Show  NB - Fredericton  2010-10-13 
Travelling Road Show  NB - Saint John  2010-10-15 
Travelling Road Show  PE - Summerside  2010-10-10 
Naval Reunion HMCS BRUNSWICKER  NB - Saint John  2010-07-30 to 2010-08-02 
The Dalhousie Art Gallery  NS - Halifax  2010-05-21 to 2010-08-04
Naval Air Display  ON - Mount Hope  2010-05-21 to 2010-08-04
Decoration Day  ON - Manitoulin Island  2010-05-21 to 2010-08-04
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #81 on: June 25, 2010, 15:55:13 »
Saw the dog today (Don't know if he has a name yet), We almost had one of the instructors talked into doing this stint for Halifax but he claimed if he did it, he was going to stop at every fire hydrant and p*** on it - and knowing him, he probably would have! For those unawares, he is a Newfoundland dog - The mascot, not the instructor!......
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #82 on: July 06, 2010, 09:50:22 »
I had a couple of photos from my trip to the IFR that do not fit with that topic, but they are CNC related.

The CNC garden at Windsor Park, part of Formation Halifax


and the C&PO Mess CNC Memorial positioned next to the Halifax Port Authority
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #83 on: July 06, 2010, 09:55:23 »
Interesting that the C&POs Association chose to use the pre-1949 badge of the RCN (only nine maple leaves).
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #84 on: July 06, 2010, 10:24:01 »
Interesting that the C&POs Association chose to use the pre-1949 badge of the RCN (only nine maple leaves).

Same for the crown; what many refer to as "the King's Crown", as opposed to the one we have for Queen Elizabeth II.
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #85 on: July 06, 2010, 14:46:19 »
The monument is to commemorate events of the Battle of the Atlantic, the Second one I assume even though it is not clear... I think it is very
appropriate to use the badge the men fought and died under during that time and not one that came after 

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #86 on: July 06, 2010, 19:12:22 »
Ya - There probably should have been a second photo of the other side which lists all World War II RCN losses. That would explain the "Kings Crown" when they were all HIS Majesty's Canadian Ships.
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #87 on: July 06, 2010, 19:59:26 »
Students at CFSATE were asked to produce 13 CNC posters. Here are three of them:





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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #88 on: August 24, 2010, 18:34:05 »
Hi,

For those interested in visiting the HMCS Fredericton, the ship will be in Montreal this Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Here's the link... and enjoy your visit :)

http://www.forces.ca/fredericton2010/index.html#

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #89 on: August 25, 2010, 10:47:34 »
Hi,

For those interested in visiting the HMCS Fredericton, the ship will be in Montreal this Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


Just a few points on form and format (and please take no offence, for none is intended):

In proper Canadian military writing style, ships' names are always written in full capitals.  Civilian publications tend to use italics. 

We don't refer to ships as "the HMCS FREDERICTON."  It's just "HMCS FREDERICTON."  If you think about it, you would never say, "the Her Majesty's Canadian Ship FREDERICTON," so "the HMCS FREDERICTON" is also incorrect.  To say "I'm going to visit the FREDERICTON" is not too bad, but it's better to say, "I'm going to visit FREDERICTON."  Unfortunately, the fact that many of our ships are also named for places, makes things a bit confusing, so it's good to remember the capitalization rule above.  Please also note, that these rules do not apply in French.

A few other things that didn't come up in the above post, but are good to know nonetheless:

Ships' captains may be referred to by their ships' names.  For example, "the Admiral met with FREDERICTON, MONTREAL and ST JOHNS," means that he had a meeting with three of his commanding officers.  "The Admiral visited FREDERICTON, MONTREAL and ST JOHNS," means that he went on board those ships.  When challenging a small boat (i.e. "Ahoy there") if the response, "FREDERICTON" is received, it means that the Captain of FREDERICTON is in the boat.

We sail in ships NOT on ships.  I had an XO years ago who threatened to make anyone who referred to sailing on the ship sling a hammock on the upper decks and never be allowed to go inside.

When speaking of several ships, we say, "HMC Ships FREDERICTON and MONTREAL" or if speaking in more general terms, simply "HMC Ships."  We never say, "HMCS ships."  It's similar for "HMC Dockyard."

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #90 on: August 25, 2010, 12:50:51 »
Ha ha - If you know who I am, you are likely shocked I left that one alone!..but alas, it is true. I especially cringe though when I see said faux pas in our own Chronicle Herald.
NOTE - I do not let that one go!!
All that aside, good to see FRE's crew in a slightly more 'relaxed' sailing environment that they were previously!
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #91 on: August 25, 2010, 21:54:34 »
Pusser,

Thank you for the lesson, I'll try not to forget it.

Just a few points on form and format (and please take no offence, for none is intended):

No offence taken at all although I am completely aware of my lacks of knowledge concerning the English language and its "little tricks".

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In proper Canadian military writing style, ships' names are always written in full capitals.

On the link from the CF, http://www.forces.ca/fredericton2010/index.html#, HMCS is capitalized but Fredericton is italicized so I was wondering, which is the right way?

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We don't refer to ships as "the HMCS FREDERICTON."  It's just "HMCS FREDERICTON."  If you think about it, you would never say, "the Her Majesty's Canadian Ship FREDERICTON," so "the HMCS FREDERICTON" is also incorrect. 

If I think about it no, I would not say "the Her Majesty's..." and to tell you the truth I had no idea that HMCS referred to "Her Majesty's Canadian Ship" now that I know, I also realize that I wrote it wrong in the french forum since in French, NCSM, Navire canadien de sa majesté, would stand for HMCS.

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Please also note, that these rules do not apply in French.

Granted.
Our French rules are different when it comes to capitalization (and a lot of other things also) and we refere to frigates as "elle", "une frégate" since it is a feminine noum... but I'm not sure if we would say "she" or "her" in English.

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2010, 23:32:51 »
Alea,

Don't sweat it.  It has been discussed, and  - like the Matrix -  will be discussed again here
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #93 on: August 26, 2010, 00:14:53 »
Our French rules are different when it comes to capitalization (and a lot of other things also) and we refere to frigates as "elle", "une frégate" since it is a feminine noum... but I'm not sure if we would say "she" or "her" in English.

Naval warships are always referred to in the feminine.  "She's a fine ship", "Her boilers are shot".

Also, see this explanation.   ;)

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« Reply #94 on: August 26, 2010, 09:40:21 »
Naval warships are always referred to in the feminine.  "She's a fine ship", "Her boilers are shot".

Also, see this explanation.   ;)

Depends upon the culture.  Russians go the male route for their ships.

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #95 on: August 26, 2010, 10:16:20 »
Depends upon the culture.  Russians go the male route for their ships.

Well, I learned something today.  After doing a bit of reading, it appears the French do the same.

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #96 on: August 26, 2010, 10:58:46 »
Unlike many other languages, English does not actually classify most of its nouns into masculine feminine or neuter.  Not that it really matters because verbs and adjectives do not agree with nouns based on gender anyway.  Ships are "she" in English, simply by custom and because we who have gone down to the sea in ships know full well that they are living entities with fickle personalities that wear this honour well.

Most nouns in English are actually neuter and the only ones that are masculine or feminine are those that refer to a living thing that actually is biologically masculine or feminine (e.g. ewe, ram, sow, boar, cow, bull, doe, buck, dominator, dominatrix,...)
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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #97 on: August 26, 2010, 17:49:38 »
On the link from the CF, http://www.forces.ca/fredericton2010/index.html#, HMCS is capitalized but Fredericton is italicized so I was wondering, which is the right way?
The CF has posted the following on the Canadian Naval Centennial website:

1)    A Canadian warship is known in writing as H.M.C.S. Buckingham or HMCS Buckingham, even, the Buckingham; but a ship’s name should never appear in quotation marks. The name when used for the designated class is not in italic and only the first letter is capitalized. In the Department of National Defence documents, names of ships are written entirely in upper case and are not italicized: HMCS HALIFAX.
Ref: The Canadian Style – A guide to writing and editing. Dundurn Press Limited, Toronto, 1997, p.107.

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #98 on: August 26, 2010, 18:14:54 »
Well, I learned something today.  After doing a bit of reading, it appears the French do the same.

Yes we do "the same" as the Russians but not for all ships. For example, a boat will be "un bateau" in French but a frigate or a shuttle boat will be referred to as "une frégate", "une navette".

Thank you for the link you provided. I now understand why a ship is a "she/her" in English ;)

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Re: Canadian Naval Centennial
« Reply #99 on: September 01, 2010, 11:41:56 »
As part of the CNC events, starting tomorrow you may see more Naval uniforms around Toronto through the long weekend.

HMCS YORK will exercise the privilege, Freedom of the City, 3 Sept 2010 at Nathan Phillips Square.
Spectators are requested to please be seated by 1845hrs.

Associated with this event, 2 - 6 Sept 2010 will be Navy Week in Toronto. There will be many events hosted around the city and many city owned attractions are waiving admission prices to those in uniform. Confirm with your unit if CO authorizes dress of the day.
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