PHOTOS: Thousands participate at CFB Esquimalt’s Defence On The Dock (with video)

Equipment was set up during the Defence on The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
People toured HMCS Winnipeg during the Defence on The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
A Search and Rescue dog investigates a visitor at the Defence on The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Participants learned about many aspects of the Department of National Defence at the Defence on the Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Kids learned about firefighting at the Defence on The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff) Kids learned about firefighting at the Defence on The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Kids learned about boats at the Defence on The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Michael Smith & Adam Comeau strike a pose at the Defence on the Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Underwater bomb disposal teams were some of the highlights at the Defence on the Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Participants learned about many aspects of the Department of National Defence at the Defence on the Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Liam LaFontaine in a rescue float at the Defence on the Dock event at CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 15 (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Lauryn Naylor participates in an obstacle course demonstration at the Defence on the Dock event. (Jessica Williamson/News Staff)

The second annual Defence On The Dock event at CFB Esquimalt was a a huge success, with thousands of people participating in the family-friendly event.

“We bring CFB Esquimalt to the community,” said CFB Esquimalt Base Commander Sam Sader. “The base is comprised of 7,000 members, both civilian and military, men and women with all professions…they have all kinds of capabilities that we want our neighbours and friends to understand.”

ALSO READ:Navy vessel departs CFB Esquimalt for five-month mission

At Defence On The Dock there were four different classes of ships, including submarines and training crafts, as well as representation from the Canadian Air Force and the army, the CFB Esquimalt Fire Department and the military police.

Interactive stations included flight simulators, virtual reality, boat rides, obstacle courses, and talks from the cadets about outdoor survival.

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca


 

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
and Instagram

CFB EsquimaltDND

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Organizer, Victoria councillor, VicPD talk about upcoming rally for Black lives

‘It’s a simple ask’: Peace rally for Black lives organizer asks people to listen

George Floyd mural appears on Victoria street

Victoria artist Paul Archer painted the mural outside his shop on Fort Street

PHOTOS: Dozens show up to rebuild vandalized Victoria people-less protest

Chalk messages of support surround the fountain in Centennial Square

Parkland grads mark end to high school in virtual ceremony

North Saanich grads pre-tape graduation ceremony days before school officially reopened

Vancouver Island’s current COVID-19 case count officially hits zero

Of the 130 recorded Island Health cases, five people have died, 125 recovered

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

POLL: Are you sending your children back to school this month?

Classrooms looked decidedly different when students headed back to school for the… Continue reading

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Most Read