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

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

Work Opportunity

The Air Cadet League of Canada is hiring! We are looking for someone to join us as an Administrative Assistant starting in September. Please see below for all the details.

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Administrative Assistant     

Reference No: ADM17-005

Position(s): One (1) Part Time – Admin. Assistant (1 yr. contract)

Term:  Starting Sept 2017 (24/hrs/wk)

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will be one that is highly organized with a keen attention to detail and will provide general administrative support and assist with office logistics and organization, particularly in fundraising administration. Flexibility, adaptability, problem-solving, and sound communication skills are key qualities for this position.

NOTE: Please submit a cover letter and CV to aircadetleague.hr@gmail.com outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate. Indicate any experience as a cadet if applicable.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in daily administrative operations and fundraising administration.
  • Answer phone, handle correspondence, letter campaigns and assist other staff as required;
  • Data-input donor information, searches, mail merges, generate information from fundraising database;
  • Monitor action items for the management team and follow up to ensure completion;
  • Track, collate, and distribute documents for meetings, often working within tight timeframes;
  • Archive records; and administer the retention and destruction of records;
  • Draft documents for review, including correspondence, minutes, agendas, and reports;
  • Proofread text with detailed attention to grammar, punctuation, style, tone and consistency; and
  • Maintain an organized electronic/paper filing system with the ability to retrieve information and documents efficiently.
  • Completes all functions and tasks in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Standards, League policies and procedures, and other relevant legislation.
  • Other duties and projects as required

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience related to the position
  • Post-secondary education
  • Excellent customer service abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, in English and French
  • Experience using MSOffice, SUMAC (or equivalent fundraising tools), databases
  • Well organized, self-starter, independent
  • Possesses good judgment, professional, ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team

Job Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

Employment Status
Part-time 1-year contract

Application Deadline
2017-08-31

Classification
$18/hr 

About the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL)
The ACL is the non-profit charitable organization and civilian partner working with the Department of National Defence in the delivery of the cadet program to over 25,000 air cadets between the ages of 12 and 19. The ACL has a national office headquartered in Ottawa, 11 provincial and territorial committees, and over 450 local squadrons and are supported by over 6,000 dedicated volunteers.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
aircadetleague.hr@gmail.com

Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.

 

 

Civic Holiday

Please note the National Office of the Air Cadet League of Canada will be closed Monday, August 7 for the Civic Holiday.

Social Media When Traveling

For everyone who is traveling this summer, please find below a useful infographic on social media best practices.

 

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.

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

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