Effective Speaking Competition 2017

 

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces

2017 National Effective Speaking Competition Winner

 

OTTAWA, ON (July 5, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Heather Blake from 514 Kinsmen Squadron, representing the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Committee, as the winner of the League’s National Effective Speaking Competition held on June 15, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

WO1 Heather Blake has always been passionate about flight and this dedication and commitment has allowed her to achieve both her glider and power pilot’s licenses through the cadet program over the last two years. She is a student of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, pursuing a Double Major Program, consisting of two Bachelor Degrees – Science and French. She aspires to become a medical doctor, with a specialty in obstetrics.

 

Thank you to WestJet, title sponsor of the competition, for providing Heather and all national finalists from across Canada with airfare.

 

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 Defense 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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2017 Dale Scholarship Announced

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2017 Dale Scholarship Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (May 23, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Christopher Hobden who has been awarded the $1,000.00 Robert Gordon Dale and Mrs. Mary Dale Scholarship.

WO2 Hobden from 699 Jasper Place Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron in Edmonton, Alberta, has excelled in the fundamental aims of the Cadet Program: leadership, citizenship, and physical fitness.  He is recognized for his academic excellence, his significant contributions to the Cadet Program, and his initiative and innovation. WO2 Hobden will be pursuing a degree in engineering at the University of Alberta, in hopes of working in the fields of nanotechnology and biotechnology.

Sarah Matresky, ACL Executive Director, says “the Air Cadet League of Canada is proud to be able to offer this scholarship and we acknowledge with thanks and appreciation the late Robert Dale and his wife Mary Dale. They have given exceptional service to Canada in times of both war and peace. Robert Dale served as our National President in 1972 and had continued to serve diligently as our Honorary President until March of 2013.”

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:
Anthony Langlois
T: (613) 941-3742
E: communications@aircadetleague.com

2017 Birchall Scholarship Announced

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2017 Birchall Scholarship Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (May 19, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Justin Pymento who has been awarded the $2,000.00 Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall and Mrs. Kathleen Birchall Scholarship.

WO1 Pymento from 110 Blackhawk Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron in Toronto, Ontario, has shown great leadership within the Air Cadets but also outside of the program. He is recognized for his academic excellence, his dedication to cadets and his initiative.  WO1 Pymento plans to attend McMaster University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. He plans on furthering his studies after that by applying to the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and to the Canadian Forces Medical Officer Training Program in hopes of becoming a Flight Surgeon.

Sarah Matresky, ACL Executive Director, says “the Air Cadet League of Canada is proud to be able to offer this scholarship and we acknowledge with thanks and appreciation the late Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall and Mrs. Kathleen Birchall for their generous donation which has made this scholarship possible.”

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:
Anthony Langlois
T: (613) 941-3742
E: communications@aircadetleague.com

2017 Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship Announced

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2017 Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (May 16, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Mackenzie McKnight who has been awarded the $5,000.00 Young Citizens Foundation (YCF) Scholarship.

WO1 Mackenzie McKnight from 580 A/M Hugh Campbell Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, in Havelock, New Brunswick, has consistently displayed a high degree of leadership, responsibility and determination. She has shown to be an excellent leader, a great team player and a passionate volunteer. She is active in the squadron band, the squadron biathlon and marksmanship teams and participated twice in the NB Provincial Effective Speaking Competition. WO1 McKnight will be attending the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, to obtain a Bachelor of Health Science, in hopes of one day becoming a radiology technologist.

Gary Bennett, the Young Citizens Foundation President, says “The Young Citizens Foundation is proud to partner with The Air Cadet League of Canada in promoting citizenship among Canada’s youth.  It is critically important for our collective future that these young Canadians, who have experienced the benefits of participating in the Air Cadet program, further their formal education so that they may have a better opportunity to take on positions of leadership in our future.”

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 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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Contact:
Anthony Langlois
T: (613) 941-3742
E: communications@aircadetleague.com

Jazz and Air Cadet League of Canada Sign Pilot Pathway Agreement

HALIFAX, Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (“Jazz”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Air Cadet League of Canada (“ACLC”) for the organization to become the tenth partner in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (“Jazz APP”).

This agreement includes two new annual national scholarship opportunities for successful graduates of the ACLC Power Flight program, continued funding of the ACLC Power Scholarships program, and ongoing support of the ACLC.

“Strengthening our relationship with the Air Cadet League of Canada to provide a clear career pathway for future professional pilots in their high school years is an important step for our program,” said Steve Linthwaite, Vice President, Flight Operations, Jazz. “Our experience shows that the ACLC provides valuable life skills to a diverse group of young people right across this country. We’re proud to support two of their top air cadets by rewarding their commitment to maintaining high standards of flying, professionalism and discipline.”

The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism. Awarded to a full-time student accepted and enrolled in a Jazz APP-affiliated aviation program for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3,000 scholarship and the recipient will be selected by the Air Cadet League of Canada in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined are respected.

The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity. Awarded to a full-time student accepted and enrolled in a Jazz APP-affiliated aviation program who has self-identified as Aboriginal, a person with a disability, a visible minority, or female; for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3,000 scholarship and the recipient will be selected by the Air Cadet League of Canada in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined are respected.

These scholarships build on the existing relationship between Jazz and the ACLC. In 2012, Jazz began supporting the ACLC by funding one annual Power Familiarization Pilot Upgrade Scholarship valued at $2,500. Additionally, Jazz will continue the ACLC commitment to educate and enhance awareness of career opportunities for cadets and ACLC members, and encouraging Jazz employees to support their local ACLC squadron through the provision of various resources.

The Jazz APP now provides a clear pathway for high school students active in air cadets to a career with a commercial carrier. This is made possible through agreements with eight aviation colleges and universities, and industry partners Wasaya Airways and Air Canada.

“We are extremely grateful to Jazz for the new scholarships that provide a tremendous benefit and opportunity to young Air Cadets,” noted Don Berrill, President of the Air Cadet League of Canada, who work in partnership with the Department of National Defence to deliver the program. “The great relationship that we have with Jazz continues to prosper as both organizations look toward opportunities to help each other and provide leadership to the youth of Canada. These scholarships will give Air Cadets an exciting career path to pursue in the future as they leave our program and make their way to becoming future pilots in our important aviation industry.”

Since 2007 Jazz has been actively involved in shaping the curriculum and training of Canada’s future professional pilots through active engagement with aviation colleges and universities. In 2015, Jazz rebranded these efforts under the Jazz Aviation Pathway Program banner. To date, Jazz has announced agreements between the Jazz APP and the following institutions and organizations: Air Cadet League of Canada, Algonquin College, Centre québécois de formation aéronautique, Confederation College, Mount Royal University, Okanagan College, Sault College, Seneca College, Wasaya Airways and Western University.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc., a company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ‘CHR’. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4,100 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America, with a fleet of 113 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services (‘JTS’) is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca/pathwaysprogram.

About the Air Cadet League of Canada

Serving 25,000 young people, aged 12-18, across Canada, the Air Cadet League of Canada fosters development in youth of the values of self-confidence, self-discipline and leadership. The Air Cadet program is one of Canada’spremier, world class youth development movements. It strives diligently to be a proactive and innovative organization that encourages and enhances the development of well adjusted, civic minded youth to undertake leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world.

For more information, visit www.aircadetleague.com

 

SOURCE Jazz

For further information: Jazz Aviation LP: Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054, Halifax, NS, manon.stuart@flyjazz.ca; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, ON, debra.williams@flyjazz.ca; Air Cadet League of Canada: Sarah Matresky, Executive Director, 1-877-422-6359, sarahm@aircadetleague.com

2016 Pilot Training Achievement Awards Recipients

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the Pilot Training Achievement Awards. Congratulations to more than thirty recipients who will receive awards which range in value from $250 to $1000.
These awards are funded by associations and individuals who have donated to the Air Cadet League for that purpose. Below is the complete list of the awards for 2016.

Rockwell Collins Award
Irvin Erb Award
Virginia Mitchell Award
Sabre Pilots Association Award
The Canadian 99’s Award
Frank Kobe Award
Terry Angus Award
ATSAC Award
Bomber Harris Award
Bud Crandell Award
426 Thunderbirds Award
Garbutt Family – In Service to Others Award
Captain Jim Goodhand Award

The complete list of recipients can be found at this link.

The Pilot Training Achievement Awards are given annually to select graduates of the Power Pilot and Gliding Scholarship Program. The purpose of these awards is to provide funding for use in continuing a cadet’s flying or gliding training.

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.

2016 Recipients of the Continuation Flying Training Awards

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the Continuation Flying Training Awards. Congratulations to the recipients below who will receive formal presentation by their provincial committees in the near future.

Alberta – Taylor Rae Hemmings (810 Sqn), Benjamin Robak (903 Sqn), Jonathan Storrow (604 Sqn)
British Columbia – Jack Gilfillan (655 Sqn), Caitlyn Lam (386 Sqn), Victoria Welte (205 Sqn)
New Brunswick – Nigel Sood (334 Sqn)
Ontario – Vince Ou (140 Sqn), Reanna Palleske (598 Sqn), Justin Pymento (110 Sqn), Tristan Rhoads (532 Sqn), Benjamin Skippen (826 Sqn)
Prince Edward Island – Chris Zhou (60 Sqn)
Quebec and Ontario Valley – Maximillian Berari (555 Sqn), Simon Coletti (100 Sqn), Dylan Oakes (690 Sqn)

The purpose of the Continuation Flying Training Awards is to provide cadets who have successfully completed the Power Pilot Scholarship Course the opportunity to continue to accumulate pilot-in command flight time. These awards given to the highest achievers as determined by the Chief Flying Instructor at the assigned flight school, range in value from $1000 to $2500 and are established by the generosity of organizations like the Air Line Pilots Association, CAE, the Air Canada Pilots Association, the Air Transport Association of Canada, the Canadian Business Aviation Association, Jazz Aviation LP, the Royal Canadian Air Force Association and the College of Professional Pilots of Canada.

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.

2016 Recipients of the Annual Music Awards for Excellence

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce William Mann, of 18 Dartmouth Lions Squadron in Shearwater, Nova Scotia, and Dylan Scheerschmidt, of Bow Valley Squadron in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, as this year’s recipients of the Air Cadet League of Canada Annual Music Awards for Excellence.

As part of the Annual Music Awards for Excellence, two awards are presented annually, one each to an outstanding Air Cadet Military Band Musician and an outstanding Air Cadet Pipe Band Musician. William Mann has earned the Air Cadet Military Band Musician Award and Dylan Scheerschmidt the Air Cadet Pipe Band Musician Award.

In addition to a cheque in the amount of $350 provided by Long & McQuade, each cadet musician will receive a watch courtesy of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.

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.

2016 Recipient of the WestJet Pilots’ Association Continuation Pilot Training Award

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce WO2 Ryan Petrie, of 330 Danforth Tech Squadron in Toronto, Ontario, as this year’s recipient of the WestJet Pilots’ Association Continuation Pilot Training Award.

WO2 Petrie has completed his Basic Aviation Course, his Advanced Aviation Course, his Glider Pilot Scholarship Course and his Power Pilot Scholarship Course. He has earned the distinction of Top Student Glider Pilot in the Central Region and obtained a score of 96% on his Transport Canada Private Pilot Exam. He will be enrolled in the Aviation Technology Flight Program at Sault College to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Aviation Technology and a Commercial Pilot’s License.

The WestJet Pilots’ Association Continuation Pilot Training Award is presented annually to one of the top graduates of the Power Pilot Training Program who expresses an interest in a career as a commercial pilot. Applicants must be actively involved in an Air Cadet Squadron and must hold a current Transport Canada Private Pilot License.

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.

2016 Recipient of the CASARA Foundation Continuation Flying Award

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce FSgt Marika Dewar-Norosky, of 317 Strathclair Squadron in Newdale, manitoba, as this year’s recipient of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) Foundation Continuation Flying Award.

Outside of cadets, FSgt Dewar-Norosky is a member of her local fire department and would like to use her license to volunteer with the CASARA. She wants to continue enhancing her navigation skills and help bridge the divide that exists between the ground and the air. She hopes one day to be able to work as a gliding instructor and eventually a tow pilot for the gliding operations.

The CASARA Foundation Continuation Flying Award is presented annually to one of the top graduates of the Air Cadet Power Pilot Training Program who expresses an interest in using their flying qualifications to help other individuals or organizations. Applicants must be actively involved in an Air Cadet Squadron and must hold a current Transport Canada Private Pilot License.

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.