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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Social Media When Traveling

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Canada’s New Astronauts

Congratulations to both Dr. Jennifer Sidey and LCol Joshua Kutryk for being selected as Canada’s two new astronauts ! Both are extremely qualified and we wish them the best in all their future endeavors.
On a side note, LCol Joshua Kutryk used to be an air cadet and was part of 341 Mundare (Alberta) and 551 Whitehorse Lions (YT) squadrons.

Jazz Scholarships Deadline

This is a reminder that there is still time to apply for the Jazz scholarships. The two scholarships that will be awarded for the first time in 2017 are:

  1. 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 $3000 scholarship to one of the Jazz App programs.
  1. 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 $3000 scholarship to one of the Jazz APP programs.

Air cadets have until June 30, 2017 to send us their application. For all the details, visit http://aircadetleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ACC65-Jazz-Scholaships_Feb2017.pdf.

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