PSOA Axe Throwing & Social Event, 27 Sep 2019

BLUF: You are invited to the latest PSOA social event – Axe throwing – on 27 Sep 2019 Friday @ 1800hrs. Please open email and use vote buttons (or reply to this email if no voting buttons are available) and let me know if you (and/or any guest(s)) are able to attend by NLT 18 Sep 2019 Wed.

Dear Colleagues,

It’s been far too long since the Personnel Selection Officer Association (PSOA) for Eastern Ontario (NCR, Kingston and Ottawa Valley) has had a social event. So as your Regional Representative, I am cordially inviting you to join myself and our colleagues at the BATL Grounds Backyard Axe Throwing League for an evening of entertainment and fun! Again, this will be a great opportunity to socialize and get to know each other outside of work.

Please forward to any new PSOs that have been recently posted into the area (NCR, Kingston and Pet), those visiting from out of town and those retirees that may wish to join and did not receive this email. For those retirees not on my dist list, I will take their names so I have them for next time.

The concept for this event will be to learn how to and have fun throwing small axes at one of Ottawa’s oldest inside axe throwing venues. Of course, if you wish to sit out and just socialize and drink/eat at the venue, that is okay too!

Here are the details – we hope you can make it!

Where: BATL Grounds, The Backyard Axe Throwing League, 2615 Lancaster Rd., Unit 29 | Ottawa, ON https://batlgrounds.com/axe-throwing-ottawa/
Reservation: Booked 4 axe throwing lanes of fun, can expand depending on interest/returns, but this is for at least 13 participants
When: 27 Sep 19, Friday after work: 1800hrs to 2000/2030hrs (depending on how long playoffs go)
Punctuality: If axe throwing, please show up at least 10 minutes before, as instruction by an axe throwing guru starts at 1800hrs
Parking: There is free parking in and around the plaza
Bus/Uber/Lyft: The location is on a bus route, and accessible by ride share apps

Cost if axe throwing: $46.32 (with HST) per person to be paid by individual or guest to venue
Dress, if axe throwing: Closed-toed shoes are a must for axe throwers
Returns: There are several options for your ‘Vote’ return through Outlook (or through an email reply).

·        “Yes for Axe” (that’s if it’s just you wanting to throw);

·        “Yes for Axe +1” (you and a guest);

·        “No axe, just socializing” (will be sitting back, drinking/eating, no axe throwing);

·        “No axe, just socializing +1” (you and a guest, socializing, no axe throwing);

·        “Maybe for socializing” (if you are tentative for socializing); and

·        “Can’t make it”.
No ‘Maybe’ returns for Axe: because $100 down payment has been provided and there are penalties for not fulfilling the reservation for axe throwing, I can’t accept ‘Maybe’s’ for axe throwing.

Cost if observing drinking/eating: Free!
Deposit: I have put $100 of my own funds for the non-refundable deposit. So if you say you are going to attend the axe throwing, please ensure you come out so I don’t lose my money. 🙂
PSOA Free Beer: The PSOA executive has graciously agreed to buy many pitchers and possibly finger food during the event.

If you don’t have a designated driver or don’t want to drive or carpool – take the bus!

See OC Transpo quick planner
http://octranspo1.com/travelplanner/travelplanner

Everyone is welcome! Bring a spouse, friend or just yourself. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Please send this to any retired PSOs in the NCR that may not have received this invite.

If you can’t make it – check out the latest PSO news on our website!

http://www.psel.org/
Please use the voting buttons as outlined above (or just send me an email reply with your return). Thank you.

Intellegere!

Dave Spurgeon
PSOA Eastern Ontario Representative
DAVID.SPURGEON{[at symbol]}forces.gc.ca

Passing of Dr. Vic Catano

Good day everyone, 

It is with a very heavy heart that I pass on the sad news the Dr. Vic Catano passed away last Friday, 10 May 2019. He was quite ill this winter semester and had decided to take an early retirement this August because of it.  

Dr. Catano was not only my professor, but my thesis advisor as well. As such, I spent many hours in his company and found his presence very calming. I last saw him three weeks ago at his home to discuss my thesis. He looked week but still had a sparkle in his eye whenever he spoke of his work and of his students. It was evident that he loved what he did and that teaching was his passion. I am very honoured to have had the opportunity to work with him.  

Dr. Arla Day is collecting stories about Dr. Catano and will be preparing a book of memories for his family. If you wish to contribute to this endeavour, please contact and/or send your stories toArla.Day@smu.ca.  

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone else who you believe would like to know about his passing.

Intelligere

Jennifer Price

LCdr

PSel O

The passing of Dr Robert (Bob) Walker – Maj (ret’d)

Dr. Robert William Walker –  DOB, July 23, 1943

After a short but graceful struggle with cancer, Dr. Robert William Walker died on December 4th, 2018 beside his loving family. Bob was most proud of two things, his “girls” (his wife, Colleen Walker, his daughter, Kimothy Walker, and his granddaughter Kyra Lambert), and his 50 years of public service in the military and the RCMP.

Bob is survived by two siblings, Patricia Bannister and Gordon Walker, and their beloved spouses Robin Bannister and Janet Walker, in addition to his niece, two nephews and a grand-nephew.

Most of all he loved his wife, Colleen, his partner of 52 years.

Bob started his career with the military while still in his teens and attended RRMC, RMC and eventually graduated from Queens University with an MA and Ph.D.  Bob was fiercely proud of RMC, Kingston and his university.

His military career took his family from Victoria to Kingston and on to Toronto, Winnipeg and Ottawa, where he joined the RCMP at the Canadian Police College before returning to the military as a civilian back at Kingston’s Canadian Forces Leadership Institute at RMC

Bob was one of the kindest men who ever walked the planet and will be deeply missed by those who knew him best.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his name to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation www.ottawacancer.ca or Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dogs (Autism Program) www.dogguides.com

A private ceremony will be held at a future date.

A message from Capt (retired) Richard Gilman

To whom it may concern:

I submit as a reflection from my past leading to a happy announcement in the present to convey as appropriate.

My career as a PSel officer began in 1980 and lasted 15 rewarding years. I served three back to back tours in Summerside, PEI, first as an Air Nav and then as an Air Operations Controller and finally as BPSO and BTrainIng and Education O. I was then “summoned” from this fair isle to NDHQ Ottawa to assist with the conclusion of the Women’s Trials (SWINTER for short) and thereafter as ABPSO at CFB Ottawa. I was ordered back to a field posting at CFB Trenton where I experienced my most fulfilling tour as BPSO. Beckoned again to Ottawa, I served as PSel consultant for social and economic analysts within DND followed by a brief team position in Military Occupational Structures. After 31 years of service, I elected a voluntary buy out. Perhaps, one of my greatest career achievements was to be recognized by my peers with the annual SCAN  award. This, along with the privilege of serving with some fine dedicated professionals and comrades, has left a very positive impact on my life both then and now and for the future. I proudly stand with all my fellow PSel officers in giving thanks for the great service you provide to members of the CF.

As I look back on my career, I wanted to acknowledge how much it played a significant part of who I have become, not the least of which is to celebrate 50 years of marriage  to my enduring love of my life, Karen, on Aug 24, 2018

Richard Gilman, Capt retired

Ottawa

Response from Col Noonan

Rich, it is great to hear from you after so many years and congratulations on your upcoming 50th wedding anniversary, which is remarkable. It is because of dedicated PSOs like you that our Branch continues to exist and thrive as we are building on the foundation that you and a small number of other committed individuals built 40 years ago. You will be happy to know that last year we were awarded a permanent PSO position as the Director of Personnel Generation Requirements (DPGR) which now includes the occupation/job analysis studies that you worked on, along with oversight of the selection standards and BPSO technical net, and overall management of the CAF Strategic Intake Plan (SIP). Our F/W/BPSOs continue to be heavily relied upon for vocational counselling, education upgrading and individual assessments, while our SCAN section has now become part of a larger initiative that has recently seen the stand-up of Transition Group, headed by a BGen and where we have a LCol position, several Maj positions and a host of distributed Capt positions to better care for the transition of all members, whether voluntary, medical or at CRA. You and Maj (ret’d) Terry Christopher, amongst others, would be quite proud of all the areas in which we’re now embarking in terms of transition services, policy and programs. In any event, thanks for your note as you took me down memory lane for a wonderful minute but also it reminded me that we are still integral to all of these functions in helping the CAF remain an outstanding organization. All the best to you and your wife this summer and on your anniversary.

Col Lisa Noonan

DPGR and PSel Branch Advisor

Passing of SLt Kellermann-Thompson’s mother

It is with sadness that we inform you of SLt Kellermann-Thompson’s loss of his mother who passed away on the afternoon of June 13, 2018. On behalf of the PSOA we would like to send our deepest condolences to SLt Kellermann-Thompson and family.
 
C’est avec chagrin que nous vous informons du décès de la mère du SLt Kellermann-Thompson qui nous a quitté le 13 juin 2018 en après-midi. De la part de l’AOSP nous tenions à exprimer au SLt Kellermann-Thompson et à sa famille nos sincères condoléances.
 
https://jamesreidfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/798/Susanne-Kellermann/obituary.html

RETIREMENT – COMMANDER FRASER BOYES, CD

SUBJ: RETIREMENT – COMMANDER FRASER BOYES, CD

1. COMMANDER (CDR) FRASER BOYES WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 9 APRIL, 2018, AFTER OVER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. CDR BOYES IS FROM WINNIPEG, MANITOBA AND INITIALLY JOINED THE PRIMARY RESERVE FOR THE SUMMER OF 1986 AS AN INFANTRYMAN WITH THE GOVERNOR GENERAL S FOOT GUARDS IN OTTAWA. UPON RETURN TO WINNIPEG AT THE END OF THE SUMMER, AND LURED BY THE PROMISE THAT PRACTICAL TRAINING DURING THE WINTER WOULD TAKE PLACE IN VICTORIA, BC AS OPPOSED TO DUNDURN, SK OR SHILO, MB, HE COMMENCED THE PROCESS TO JOIN THE NAVAL RESERVE AS A MARS OFFICER, ENROLLING IN DECEMBER 1987. AFTER COMPLETION OF HIS MARS TRAINING, HE SERVED IN VARIOUS MINOR WAR VESSELS PRIOR TO MOVING ONTO FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT AS A MILITARY CAREER COUNSELLOR AT CANADIAN FORCES RECRUITING CENTRE (CFRC) WINNIPEG IN DEC 1993 WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL HIS COMPONENT TRANSFER TO THE REGULAR FORCE AS A PERSONNEL SELECTION OFFICER (PSO) IN MAY 1997.  POSTINGS HAVE INCLUDED EMPLOYMENT AS THE UNIT PERSONNEL SELECTION OFFICER AT CFRC S WINNIPEG AND HALIFAX, WING PSO AND COORDINATOR OF THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTRE AT 17 WING WINNIPEG, BASE PSO AT CFB ESQUIMALT, AND SENIOR STAFF POSITIONS AT NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS IN OTTAWA AS THE NAVY COMMAND PERSONNEL SELECTION OFFICER, STAFF OFFICER WITHIN THE DIRECTOR PERSONNEL GENERATION REQUIREMENTS (DPGR), THE SECTION HEAD FOR THE IN-SERVICE SELECTION SECTION OF THE DIRECTOR MILITARY CAREER POLICY AND GRIEVANCES (DMCPG) AND THE SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT SECTION HEAD WITHIN THE DIRECTOR GENERAL MILITARY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS (DGMPRA).  IN ADDITION TO THESE POSTINGS, HE WAS SELECTED FOR POST-GRADUATE TRAINING AT SAINT MARY S UNIVERSITY WHERE HE COMPLETED A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY IN 2005 AND HIS GREY HAIR GAVE HIM UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO THE FACULTY LOUNGE. A CAREER HIGHLIGHT WAS HIS DEPLOYMENT TO HAITI IN 2011 ON OP HAMLET WHERE HE WAS THE CIVIL-MILITARY COOPERATION (CIMIC) STAFF OFFICER FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSON (IDP) CAMPS AT THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS.

3. CDR BOYES IS EXTREMELY THANKFUL FOR THE REWARDING EXPERIENCES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT SERVICE IN THE CAF AFFORDED HIM AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, FOR THE FRIENDSHIPS HE MADE ALONG THE WAY.  LIKE MANY BEFORE HIM, UNDER THE GUISE OF RETIREMENT, HE WILL REMAIN IN OTTAWA WITH HIS WIFE, LILA, AND TWO SONS, MICHAEL AND NATHANIEL, CONTINUING TO SUPPORT THE CAF AS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE WITH DGMPRA.

4. ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES ARE INVITED TO JOIN CDR BOYES FOR A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, 6 APRIL 2018 COMMENCING 1300HRS AT 3 BREWERS KANATA, 565 KANATA AVE, KANATA, ON.  THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND ARE ASKED TO CONTACT MAJOR KATHARINE BERLINGUETTE NO LATER THAN 30 MARCH 2018 AT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL: MICHELLE.BERLINGUETTE@FORCES.GC.CA.

5. BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS ARE WELCOME AND MAY BE SENT TO MAJOR BERLINGUETTE BEFORE 16 MARCH 2018.

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OBJ: RETRAITE CAPITAINE DE FRÉGATE FRASER BOYES, CD

1. LE CAPITAINE DE FRÉGATE (CAPF) FRASER BOYES PRENDRA SA RETRAITE DES FORCES ARMÉES CANADIENNES LE 9 AVRIL 2018, APRÈS PLUS DE 30 ANS DE BONS ET LOYAUX SERVICES.

2. LE CAPF BOYES EST ORIGINAIRE DE WINNIPEG (MANITOBA) ET S’EST D’ABORD JOINT À LA PREMIÈRE RÉSERVE À L’ÉTÉ 1986 À TITRE DE FANTASSIN AU SEIN DU GOVERNOR GENERAL’S FOOT GUARDS À OTTAWA. À SON RETOUR À WINNIPEG À LA FIN DE L’ÉTÉ, ATTIRÉ PAR LA PROMESSE QUE L’INSTRUCTION PRATIQUE DURANT L’HIVER AURAIT LIEU À VICTORIA (C.-B.) AU LIEU DE DUNDURN (SASK.) OU DE SHILO (MAN.), IL ENTREPREND LES DÉMARCHES EN VUE DE JOINDRE LA RÉSERVE NAVALE EN TANT QU’OFFICIER DES OPÉRATIONS MARITIMES ET SOUS-MARINES (MAR SS) ET S’ENRÔLE EN DÉCEMBRE 1987. APRÈS AVOIR TERMINÉ SON INSTRUCTION MAR SS, IL SERT À BORD DE DIVERS PETITS NAVIRES DE GUERRE AVANT D’OCCUPER UN EMPLOI À TEMPS PLEIN À TITRE DE CONSEILLER EN CARRIÈRES MILITAIRES AU CENTRE DE RECRUTEMENT DES FORCES CANADIENNES (CRFC) WINNIPEG EN DÉCEMBRE 1993, OÙ IL RESTE EN POSTE JUSQU’À SON TRANSFERT DE CATÉGORIE DE SERVICE À LA FORCE RÉGULIÈRE COMME OFFICIER DE SÉLECTION DU PERSONNEL (OSP) EN MAI 1997. DANS LE CADRE DE SES DIVERSES AFFECTATIONS, IL A NOTAMMENT EXERCÉ LES FONCTIONS D’OFFICIER DE SÉLECTION DU PERSONNEL DE L’UNITÉ AUX CRFC WINNIPEG ET HALIFAX, D’OSP DE L’ESCADRE ET DE COORDONNATEUR DU CENTRE DE RÉSOLUTION DES CONFLITS À LA 17E ESCADRE WINNIPEG, AINSI QUE D’OSPB DE LA BFC ESQUIMALT, EN PLUS D’OCCUPER DES POSTES D’ÉTAT-MAJOR SUPÉRIEURS AU QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL DE LA DÉFENSE NATIONALE À OTTAWA COMME OFFICIER DE SÉLECTION DU PERSONNEL DU COMMANDEMENT DE LA MARINE, OFFICIER D’ÉTAT-MAJOR AU SEIN DE L’ORGANISATION DU DIRECTEUR – BESOINS EN PRODUCTION DE PERSONNEL (DBPP), CHEF DE SECTION DE LA SÉLECTION À L’INTERNE DE L’ORGANISATION DU DIRECTEUR – POLITIQUE ET GRIEFS (CARRIÈRES MILITAIRES) ET CHEF DE SECTION DE LA SÉLECTION ET DE L’ÉVALUATION AU SEIN DE L’ORGANISATION DU DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL – RECHERCHE ET ANALYSE (PERSONNEL MILITAIRE) (DGRAPM). EN PLUS DE CES AFFECTATIONS, IL A ÉTÉ CHOISI POUR EFFECTUER DES ÉTUDES SUPÉRIEURES À L’UNIVERSITÉ SAINT MARY’S, OÙ IL A TERMINÉ UNE MAÎTRISE ÈS SCIENCES EN PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUÉE EN 2005, ET SES CHEVEUX GRIS LUI ONT DONNÉ LIBRE ACCÈS AU SALON DU CORPS PROFESSORAL. L’UN DES FAITS SAILLANTS DE SA CARRIÈRE FUT SON DÉPLOIEMENT À HAÏTI EN 2011 DANS LE CADRE DE L’OPÉRATION HAMLET OÙ IL A AGI À TITRE D’OFFICIER D’ÉTAT-MAJOR DE COOPÉRATION CIVILO-MILITAIRE DES CAMPS POUR LES PERSONNES DÉPLACÉES À L’INTÉRIEUR DE SON PROPRE PAYS (PDIP) AU SIÈGE DE L’ORGANISATION DES NATIONS UNIES.

3. LE CAPF BOYES EST EXTRÊMEMENT RECONNAISSANT DES EXPÉRIENCES ET DES POSSIBILITÉS QUE SON SERVICE AU SEIN DES FAC LUI A OFFERTES ET, PLUS IMPORTANT ENCORE, DES AMITIÉS QU’IL A NOUÉES TOUT AU LONG DE SA CARRIÈRE. COMME DE NOMBREUX MILITAIRES AVANT LUI, SOUS LE PRÉTEXTE DE LA RETRAITE, IL DEMEURERA À OTTAWA AVEC SA FEMME, LILA, ET SES DEUX FILS, MICHAEL ET NATHANIEL, ET CONTINUERA D’APPUYER LES FAC À TITRE DE FONCTIONNAIRE AU SEIN DU DGRAPM.

4. LES AMIS ET COLLÈGUES DU CAPF BOYES SONT INVITÉS À SE JOINDRE À LUI POUR UNE CÉRÉMONIE DE DÉPART DANS LA DIGNITÉ QUI AURA LIEU LE 6 AVRIL 2018 À COMPTER DE 13 H AU RESTAURANT LES 3 BRASSEURS KANATA, 565, AV. KANATA, À KANATA (ONTARIO). CEUX ET CELLES QUI SOUHAITENT Y ASSISTER SONT PRIÉS DE COMMUNIQUER AVEC LE MAJOR KATHARINE BERLINGUETTE PAR COURRIEL AU PLUS TARD LE 30 MARS 2018 À L’ADRESSE SUIVANTE : MICHELLE.BERLINGUETTE@FORCES.GC.CA.

5. VOUS POUVEZ FAIRE PARVENIR VOS MEILLEURS VŒUX, ANECDOTES ET PHOTOGRAPHIES AU MAJOR BERLINGUETTE AVANT LE 16 MARS 2018.

DGMPRA Spring Gala – Gala de printemps de la DGRAPM

 
Sent to you on behalf of Susan Truscott
 
Good day,
 
I hope you will join me on Friday the 26th of May for the DGMPRA Spring Gala, one of the social activities planned to help celebrate a decade of personnel research excellence!
 
Please find enclosed the invitation extended to you and your guests with menu options. Tickets for this event will be $55 each and will include a full course meal followed by live entertainment byThe Derringers. For more information about the entertainment, please see https://thederringers.com
 
Please RSVP NLT the 12th of May.
 
Any questions may be directed to DGMPRA’s 10th Anniversary Planning Committee Lead, Major Knight at edith.knight@forces.gc.ca
 
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Envoyé au nom de Susan Truscott
 
Bonjour,
 
Je vous invite à vous joindre à moi le vendredi 26 mai, à l’occasion du gala de printemps de la DGRAPM, une des activités sociales organisées pour célébrer une décennie d’excellence en recherche sur le personnel!
 
Ci‑joint l’invitation qui vous est adressée ainsi qu’à vos invités, accompagnée des choix de menu. Le prix des billets pour cette manifestation a été fixé à 55 $ par personne, ce qui comprend le repas complet suivi d’une prestation musicale par le groupe The Derringers. Pour tout renseignement complémentaire à ce sujet, veuillez consulter le site Web suivant : https://thederringers.com.
 
Veuillez répondre, au plus tard le 12 mai.
 
Toute question peut être transmise au major Knight, responsable du Comité de planification du 10e anniversaire du DGRAPM, à l’adresse edith.knight@forces.gc.ca.

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Passing of Pierre Dalrymple

Hello PSO Friend/Colleague,

Just in case any of you have not yet heard, our dear friend and colleague Pierre Dalrymple, PSel Major (Retired) died on Monday 3 April 2017…peacefully, at home, with Linda and his two sons at his side.

I am told by the family that Pierre’s obituary will appear in the Ottawa Citizen Saturday 8 April and that there will be a memorial service for Pierre at Beechwood Cemetery on Tuesday, 11 April 2017, beginning at 1 PM.   The plan for speeches at this celebration of life includes Pierre’s son Michael, Pierre’s 11-year-old grandson, plus Digger MacDougall, Karol Wenek and myself.

Should you have a memory, message or anecdote about Pierre that you would like shared at the celebration, feel free to send (or telephone) it to me…I will do my best to do justice to all that I receive.
To those who will be at the Tuesday service, I look forward to seeing you there.
Martin Hankes-Drielsma
hankesdrielsma@gmail.com
(613) 387-3274
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Hello friends,
My/our friend Pierre Dalrymple passed away at 4 PM on Monday. We were close friends since the time we first met on the training program for Personnel Selection Officers in 1970. At that time we shared a hotel suite for the better part of five weeks, and got to know each other quite well as we recounted a lot of Army and life experiences, I followed Pierre through three military postings at CFB Borden, FMC Headquarters and the NDHQ Administrative Unit. This gave us an additional time to share notes and learn of each other’s professional attributes that we brought to our jobs as military psychologists, staff officers, counsellors, and leaders with within our branch and the military units and headquarters we served.
In retirement we started a “Breakfast Gang” of friends and colleagues, which met regularly over more than a dozen years. Pierre dubbed this group “The ROMEOs” which stood for – retired old men eating out.
Pierre mentored and helped me through my cancer surgery and recovery. We even went to the cancer center in Ottawa together to offer our services as volunteer counseliors to help others who were experiencing difficulty with their illnesses and/or recoveries. I will be ever grateful for his assistance.
I enjoyed his humour and his lightning quick wit, sharing his knowledge of current affairs, having fish and chips with him at the Royal Canadian Legion in Orleans, and above all, his friendship. I will miss him.
Rest well, my friend.
Digger