If you find yourself in Alberta this March, check this out: our Alberta Provincial Committee is having a fundraiser featuring Dave Hadfield! Join them for a night of original music and highlights of Dave Hadfield’s aviation career and cadet involvement. This event is taking place on March 22 for Calgary and March 23 for Edmonton. Click here for more information, including how to buy tickets.
Do you know a teen who has what it takes to leave ordinary behind? This summer, NAV Canada is bringing back its Explore Aviation Summer Camp. For 24 young women and 24 young men entering Grade 10, this will be a unique opportunity to get insider access to learn how aviation works in Canada. This one week camp located in Cornwall, ON, will feature hands-on learning to explore the exciting careers of the aviation industry. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. For more information, please visit NAV Canada’s website.
The recipients of the 2018 PTAA, CFTA and Music Awards were announced at the Air Cadet League’s 77th Semi-Annual Meeting during the President’s Recognition Breakfast back in November. Congratulations to all the winners!
In 2018, the Air Cadet League of Canada awarded more than $20,000 in post-secondary scholarships to deserving Air Cadets across the country. This year, we are proud to offer eight post-secondary education scholarship awards to Royal Canadian Air Cadets. They are the Young Citizen Foundation Scholarship, the Birchall Scholarship, the Dale Scholarship, the Alex Venables Scholarship in Engineering, the Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism, the Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity, and, new this year, two Air Cadet League of Canada Foundation Scholarships.
On behalf of everyone at the Air Cadet League of Canada, we would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Our thoughts turn to all of you who are constantly working hard to advanced the Air Cadet program and in this holiday season spirit, we would like to thank you and wish you a great holiday season and a happy new year. May you all enjoy the holiday break and a healthy and successful year 2019!
Please note that the National Office will close on December 21, 2018 and reopen January 2, 2019.
Having difficulty finding the perfect gift for your loved ones? Spent hours browsing the Web without finding a gift idea? Search no more! The Air Cadet League of Canada has what you need for the Holidays! We have ties, golf shirts, T-shirts, 3D crystals and decorative plates. We also have great stocking fillers such as key chains and lanyards. To find even more wonderful items, visit our online store at https://www.joedrouin.com/cat.php?l=en&nbCatID=42 .
It was a good fit. I looked forward to the meetings and, while holding down a couple of after school jobs, learned the importance of time management.
Summer camps in Clinton, Greenwood and the Senior Leaders Course at Borden were exciting but learning to fly and participating in an exchange visit to the UK were special highlights.
Lasting friendships were made as an Air Cadet. In addition to establishing personal discipline; teamwork, adaptability and leadership were stressed. Fitness was part of the learning package along with developing sound judgement.
This extraordinary Air Cadet experience was exceptionally supportive during my time in the Canadian Armed Forces and afterwards in the Foreign Service while posted at Canadian Embassies in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia and the USA.
My last diplomatic appointments were as Canadian Ambassador in Kuwait, Qatar and Iran.
In representing Canadian interests in numerous geopolitically volatile parts of the world, the life lessons gleaned from those early Air Cadet years were essential in supporting many critical judgement calls; particularly those as the Canadian Ambassador in tough neighbourhoods far from home.
By the way, I still love to fly airplanes/gliders and make good use of my pilot licence. Hats off to the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program!
(592 Canadair Community Squadron: 1956-1960).
Ambassador Terry Colfer; former ambassador to Kuwait, Qatar, and Iran.
It’s Cyber Monday at the Air Cadet League, and for this occasion, we are happy to announce the launch of the official Air Cadet League of Canada ring. Just in time for the Holidays, this exclusive item will be the perfect gift for that special Air Cadet person in your life. Ring in the New Year with the ACL! Order NOW to receive it by Christmas.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stan Horton, a past Chairman and Lifetime Director of the British Columbia provincial committee. Stan had been involved with the Air Cadets since his eldest son joined in 1968. His hard work and dedication will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Please note the National Office of the Air Cadet League of Canada will be closed Monday, November 12 and Monday, November 19.