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  Meet the Team  

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Executive Director

Hello, I am the Executive Director at the 4 Wing MFRCS. I have over 25+ years of non-profit experience, and 20+ years in executive roles.

Some of my duties related to First Flights include overseeing the
day-to-day operations, budget and finance, fundraising, policy, marketing and customer service.

I moved to Cold Lake from Winnipeg in 2017 and have enjoyed my time here serving the 4 Wing and Cold Lake community.

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First Flights Manager

Hello, I joined the 4 Wing MFRCS team as the First Flights Coordinator in 2020 and became the First Flights Manager in May 2022.

I assist with overseeing and supporting the day-to-day operations of our Early Learning Centre, Out of School Care (OSC), Preschool, Summer OSC, and After Hours Care programs.


I have been working in the Early Learning and child care field for 20+ years, with many of those years spent as a Preschool Instructor. I completed my Early Childhood Education Diploma early in my career and then continued on to obtain my Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Program Management. 

I moved to Cold Lake in 2012 with my husband and 3 children from our home province of Manitoba. I have loved the time we have spent here becoming part of the Cold Lake community and meeting many new families and children!

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First Flights Coordinator

Hello, I am the Children's Programming Coordinator for all First Flights Programs. I have lived here in Cold lake for 20+ years.

I started my childcare career in North Bay, Ontario. I attended Canadore College and Nipissing University and obtained my Child Development Supervisor Diploma in 1995. I have taken Alberta's First Flights Child care curriculum in 2020 through Grant MacEwan University. I have worked with children for 25+ years.

I am the mother of four children, two adults and two teens. I have worked in all the 4 Wing MFRCS entities of child care over the years. It is my pleasure to serve our smallest citizens and their families as they grow, develop and learn how to be a contributing part of our community. 

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First Flights Coordinator

Hello, my name is Lauren Bailie. I am a Children’s Services Coordinator for First Flights.  I am certified as a Level 3 Early Childhood Educator.

Some of my duties include overseeing the day-to-day supervision of the Early Learning Centre, casual care bookings, and Enhanced Ratio Support. I moved to Cold Lake from Ontario in 2014 and became employed at the MFRCS as an Out of School Care Worker, from there I have worked in all areas of the child care programs including (former) Medley Day Homes as a Home Visitor, Preschool, and the Summer Program.

I became Children’s Services Coordinator in 2016 and have been enjoying the position ever since.



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