Career Expo Press Release

More that 500 Air Cadets from across BC and over 150 job seekers and familes gathered in Abbotsford to participate in an exciting Career Expo focusing on aviation and aerospace careers and the pathways to future employment.

Leading the way were 32 Exhibitors from all areas of aviation and aerospace as they touted the exciting benefits and opportunities of jobs and careers across many professions.  From Penticton to Kamloops and points in between, the Air Cadet League of Canada coordinated Squadrons of Air Cadets to participate in this event in order to expose young people to the many occupations available in these important sectors of Canada’s economy.

“We know that there is a current, and forecast, need for many more professionals and employees required in aviation and aerospace if Canadian companies are to maintain and grow their businesses”, noted Scott Lawson, Business & Corporate Development for the Air Cadet League who organizes these events throughout Canada.  “British Columbia is a key ‘hub’ of companies and providers from these sectors and we need to ensure that our young people – the future workforce – is fully aware of the great jobs and careers available across many types of companies.  Whether you’re interested in the skilled trades, technology or becoming a pilot, there will literally be thousands of jobs that will require skilled workers in the coming years.”

Having operated the Triple AAA Career Expos (Aviation, Aerospace & Air Cadets) in different regions, the Air Cadet League has now brought together over 2000 Air Cadets and a large number of other youth to engage and network with hundreds of professionals and companies across Canada.  Also on board have been many post-secondary education institutions, universities and flight training schools who provide a key pathway to many of the occupations that are available in the sector.

“What a fantastic event,” stated Dave Frank, Executive Director for the BC Aviation Council who participated in the event and also offer $60,000 in scholarships each year to young people and free memberships with their organization for students. “The Cadets and some parents cleaned us out of pins and tags and were very attentive to our message.”

In addition to the Career Expos, the national Air Cadet League also operates numerous initiatives to support skill development, training and education for youth and industry sector partners.  They range from STEM workshops to various scholarships and bursaries.  A new initiative –  AIM-AA (Advanced Incubator Model for Aerospace & Aviation) – brings together companies and educators to develop, test and evaluate new models and concepts for helping youth gain the skills, certification, credits or career pathway for any occupation in aviation or aerospace.

Media Contact
Scott Lawson
Air Cadet League of Canada
Business & Corporate Development
specialprojects@aircadetleague.com
647-884-2183

Cadet of the Year 2019

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OTTAWA, ON (October 3, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Samantha Keow from 333 Beaverbrook Squadron, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, who has been named the 2019 Royal Canadian Legion Air Cadet of the Year.

WO2 Keow’s excellence in demonstrating strong leadership and citizenship have earned her this title. She is highly motivated, having participated in the International Air Cadet Exchange program this summer and the National Effective Speaking Competition, in which she took first place in 2018. WO2 Keow’s commitment to her community, squadron, and her dedication to ensuring youth are part of building a strong foundation in Canada’s future, is an inspiration.

The Royal Canadian Legion Air Cadet of the Year acts as the youth representative for the annual National Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11th 2019 held in Ottawa, Ontario. During her time in Ottawa, WO2 Keow will be a member of the Vice-Regal Party which consists of the Governor General of Canada, Prime Minister, and Dominion President of the Royal Canadian Legion among others. WO2 Keow’s role for the National Remembrance Day Ceremonies will be to assist with the laying of the wreaths at the National War Memorial.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization which is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Stephanie Platero
T: (613) 722-5891
E: communications@aircadetleague.com

 

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Foundation of the Air Cadet League Scholarship Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Foundation of the Air Cadet League Scholarship Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 15, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Evan Luttrell who has been awarded the $1,000.00 Foundation of the Air Cadet League Scholarship.

WO2 Luttrell, from 161 C.K. Beveridge Squadron in New Brunswick, has shown great leadership and determination in all aspects of his life. While maintaining an excellent academic record, in his spare time WO2 Luttrell also volunteers at his local gliding site and church. He has completed the Glider Scholarship and is a member of the military band. In lieu of his tremendous efforts, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence. WO2 Luttrell plans on attending the Moncton Flight College in the hopes of obtaining his commercial pilot license.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Contact
Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613)722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Foundation of the Air Cadet League Scholarship Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Foundation of the Air Cadet League Scholarship Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 10, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Nicholas Irving who has been awarded the $1,000.00 Foundation of the Air Cadet League Scholarship.

WO2 Irving, from 349 Campbellton Squadron in New Brunswick, has shown great leadership and determination in all aspects of his life. While maintaining an excellent academic record, in his spare time WO2 Irving also volunteers at his local gliding site and is a member of the band, marksmanship and biathlon team. Last summer he was a Drill and Ceremonial Instructor. In lieu of his tremendous efforts, he was awarded the Lord Strathcona medal. WO2 Irving plans on attending the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup in the hopes of obtaining a certification in the domain of cyber-security.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613)722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Alex Venables Scholarship Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Alex Venables Scholarship Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 10, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Michaela Trevisan who has been awarded the $2,000.00 Alex Venables Scholarship in Engineering.

WO1 Trevisan, from 756 Wild Goose Squadron in Georgetown, Ontario has shown great leadership and determination in all aspects of her life. While maintaining an excellent academic record, in her spare time WO1 Trevisan also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. She is a Glider graduate and a member of the shooting team. In lieu of her tremendous efforts, she has won the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Lord Strathcona Medal. WO1 Trevisan plans to attend the University of Waterloo to pursue the Management of Engineering program.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Contact
Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613)722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 10, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Christopher Redfearn who has been awarded the $3,000.00 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism.

WO1 Redfearn, from 3 Striker Squadron in Strathroy, Ontario, harbours a special love of flying. While maintaining a great academic record, Redfearn also volunteers at his gliding site and was a Glider Pilot Instructor during the summer of 2018. He has completed the Glider and Power scholarships, and has won the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence and the Lord Strathcona medal. Redfearn plans to attend Conestoga College in the hopes of pursuing an Aviation-General Arts and Science program.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613) 722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Dale Scholarship Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Dale Scholarship Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 10, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Anne-Florence Lambert who has been awarded the $5,000.00 Robert Gordon Dale and Mrs. Mary Dale Scholarship.

WO2 Lambert, from 742 National Capital Squadron in Ottawa, Ontario, is an exceptionally dedicated and motivated cadet who strives for excellence in everything she does. Her confidence as a leader make her a role model and mentor to younger cadets. WO2 Lambert will be pursuing a degree in biomedical science at the University of Ottawa, in hopes of becoming a military dentist.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613) 722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship Award Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship Award Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 10, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Robert Benjamin Shuert who has been awarded the $5,000.00 Young Citizens Foundation (YCF) Scholarship.

WO2 Shuert, from 62 Grimsby Phantom Squadron in Grimsby, Ontario, has consistently displayed a high degree of leadership, responsibility and determination. While maintaining a great academic record, Shuert also coaches junior football and participates in many different bands, including the Hamilton All Star Jazz Concert Band. He has won the Duke of Edinburgh award, the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence, and the ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Excellence. Shuert has applied to Lampton College in the hopes of becoming a Millwright Mechanical Technician.

The mission of the Young Citizens Foundation is to assist young Canadians to grow and mature as committed, knowledgeable and contributing Canadian citizens. The Foundation achieves this objective by encouraging young Canadians to participate in development programs operated by nationally recognized organizations such as The Royal Canadian Air Cadets that provide life-learning opportunities for our youth which will significantly influence and benefit their development as committed Canadian citizens.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613)722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 9, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Zachary Collins who has been awarded the $3,000.00 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity.

WO2 Collins, from 2 Vandenbos Squadron in Whitby, Ontario, harbours a special love of flying. While maintaining a fantastic academic record, Collins is also a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Toronto. He has completed the Glider scholarship and the Canadian Forces Parachutist Course and has won the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence, the Lord Strathcona medal and the Duke of Edinburgh award. Collins plans on attending the University of Waterloo in the hopes of pursuing the Science and Aviation program.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613)722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Birchall Scholarship Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Birchall Scholarship Recipient.

OTTAWA, ON (July 8, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Cameron Kinsella who has been awarded the $9,000.00 Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall and Mrs. Kathleen Birchall Scholarship.

WO1 Kinsella, from 807 Mount Pearl Squadron in Newfoundland, has shown great leadership and determination in all aspects of his life. While maintaining an excellent academic record, in his spare time WO1 Kinsella also volunteers at the local soup kitchen and coaches the special Olympic team. He is a Glider and Power graduate, and has dedicated many hours to the gliding site. In lieu of his tremendous efforts, he was considered the National Scholarship Committee’s top choice for 2019. He has won the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence, the Lord Strathcona Medal, and the Air Force Association Medal.  WO1 Kinsella plans to attend the University of Waterloo to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Contact
Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613) 722 – 5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com