By Catherine Villeneuve, The Guard –
The ever-popular Take Our Kids to Work Day event was held this year on 14 November at Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC). And as per usual, the wide variety of entities and organizations on display provided exceptional programming to the Grade 9/Secondaire 3 students participating.
Serving CAF members as well as DND/NPF civilian employees had the opportunity to bring their children to the CRPTC to visit kiosks such as:
- Field Dental Unit
- Field Ambulance
- C3 105mm Howitzer – 30th Field Regiment
- Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear (CBRN)/Field Equipment/Weapons
- EOD and Bomb Disposal Equipment
- Cadet Training Camp – Air Rifle Display
- Quality Engineering Testing Establishment
- Military Police cruiser
- Royal Canadian Navy display bus
- Mini Obstacle Course
- Military Family Resource Centre of the National Capital Region
- Tutor and CF-18 Cockpit and Pilot
- Clothe the Soldier – CFSU(O) Clothing Stores
- PSP Recreation – Personnel Support Programs
The event gathered a record number of over 800 participants, who spent hours exploring the indoor and outdoor facilities despite the cold winds and early snowfall.
“The Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre is proud to have once again hosted this annual event for the NCR. Take Our Kids to Work Day is a fantastic opportunity to showcase for children of CAF/DND families in the NCR, the types of work their parents perform on a daily basis across a spectrum of capabilities provided in support of CAF operations domestically and abroad. I hope those who participated enjoyed the experience and the staff at Connaught look forward to hosting this event again next year,” explained Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Pedley, Commanding Officer CRPTC.
Take Our Kids to Work Day is a national initiative that was implemented in 1994 by the Learning Partnership. According to their website, it is the most recognized career education event in Canada, with an estimated 200,000 students visiting workplaces every year on that day.
Photo: CFSU(O) IMAGING SERVICES/Ordinary Seaman Alyssa Jackson
This post is also available in: Français (French)