The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces New Vice-President

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces New Vice-President

OTTAWA, ON (November 2, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce that Ms. Hille Viita has accepted the position of Vice-President and will now be part of the organization’s Executive Committee.

This follows the recent departure of Ms. Darlene LaRoche who decided to focus her time and energy to the local level of the organization. She made the following statement: “Being part of the Air Cadet League of Canada has changed my life for the better.  I have learned through participation over many years as a parent, Squadron Sponsoring Committee member, Alberta Provincial Committee member, Governor and now Vice-President of the Air Cadet League, that this organization instills the best principles and characteristics of leadership in not only our air cadets but in our members as well.”

The Air Cadet League of Canada would like to thank her for her many years of service and dedication. Her hard work was greatly appreciated and she will be missed by everyone at the national level.

In addition, Mr. Kevin Robinson, Governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada, has accepted to take over the responsibilities of Chair of the National Communications Committee, left vacant by Ms. LaRoche’s departure.

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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2017 DALE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2017 Dale Scholarship Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (September 18, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Keith Wonsch who has been awarded the $1,000.00 Robert Gordon Dale and Mrs. Mary Dale Scholarship.

WO2 Wonsch from 364 Lancaster Canadian Air Cadets Squadron in Windsor, Ontario, is an exceptionally dedicated and motivated cadet who strives for excellence in everything he does. His confidence as a leader and his leadership skills makes him a role model and mentor to younger cadets. WO2 Wonsch will be pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering, in hopes of creating new designs to benefit society in an ever-changing world.

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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Anthony Langlois
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2017 Cadet of the Year

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2017 Cadet of the Year

OTTAWA, ON (September 6, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Andrew Crawford from 767 Dearman Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, in Surrey, British Columbia, who has been named the 2017 Royal Canadian Legion Air Cadet of the Year.

WO2 Crawford is an exemplary illustration of what a model cadet should be. He is an enthusiastic pilot and hardworking cadet who is well respected by his peers and commanding officer. Cadet Crawford volunteers in his community, is an avid athlete and strives to give back to the Cadet Program.

The Royal Canadian Legion Air Cadet of the Year acts as the youth representative for the annual National Remembrance Day Ceremony, held in Ottawa, Ontario. During his time in Ottawa, WO2 Crawford will be a member of the Vice-Regal Party for the National Remembrance Day Ceremonies and 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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National 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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Anthony Langlois
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2017 Director of the Year

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OTTAWA, ON (July 2, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Ernest Wiesner who has been recently awarded the 2017 Director of the Year Award at their 76th Annual General Meeting held on June 17th, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Following an extensive and varied career with the Nova Scotia Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada, Ernest Wiesner moved up to the National level where over the past several years he has tirelessly employed his talents. His exemplary service particularly in the areas of finance and his contributions to numerous Renewal Working Groups clearly shows the worthiness of him being recognized as National Director of the Year for 2017.

The Director of the Year award has been presented annually since 1953 by the Department of National Defense. This award is in appreciation for the meritorious manner in which the person has stimulated interest in the Air Cadet Movement through service to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

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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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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Anthony Langlois
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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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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

 

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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.