It’s Cyber Monday at the Air Cadet League, and for this occasion, we are happy to announce the launch of the official Air Cadet League of Canada ring. Just in time for the Holidays, this exclusive item will be the perfect gift for that special Air Cadet person in your life. Ring in the New Year with the ACL! Order NOW to receive it by Christmas.
Marie Shannon, RBC Credit Representative, Moncton Advice Center, New Brunswick*
As a single mom, Marie Shannon wanted her children to spend time in activities that would help them learn and grow, and quite frankly, stay out of trouble. Her stepdad, who had been in the Air Cadets suggested the program. Looking back, Marie says it was the best decision she could have made. Her eldest, Nathan, joined first and was big into sports and band competition. “My youngest, Balinda, wouldn’t talk to a soul. She was incredibly shy. Four years later, she was standing in front of her squadron, as Squad Commander, Warrant Officer First Class, leading them all.”
Marie witnessed firsthand how the program instilled the kind of skills and values that help young people grow into solid adults. “You learn how to listen to others and how to work together as a team. One night could be band practice, another could involve a sports activity. You learn about our military history and are introduced to a variety of career choices. You improve your self-confidence, physical fitness and communication skills.” Because of what the experience did for her children, Marie spent several years volunteering on the parent committee, a couple of those years as chairperson.
*This story was originally published by the Royal Bank of Canada and is reproduced with permission.
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Air Cadet League of Canada Receives Governor General’s Patronage
OTTAWA, ON (October 23, 2018) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) is proud to announce that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has accepted our request to become our viceregal patron.
The Governor General plays a key role in promoting national identity by supporting and promoting Canadian values, diversity, inclusion, culture and knowledge. As such, the Governor General supports associations and organizations for their outstanding contributions to society. According to Rideau Hall, the granting of viceregal patronage is a longstanding practice. Building on the viceregal tradition, support through patronage is aimed at recognizing exceptional contributions to Canadian society, bringing special attention to worthy causes and showcasing excellence.
The Air Cadet League of Canada has been honoured to receive the patronage of the Governor General since our inception in 1941. Mr. C. Mervin Ozirny, President of the ACL, declared “We are delighted to learn that Her Excellency will grant us her viceregal patronage, thus continuing a tradition going back 77 years. We look forward to build on that relationship as we guide thousands of youth each year in the development of the skills and attributes which they will need to succeed in their chosen professions.”
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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The Air Cadet League of Canada was honoured to present a Certificate of Recognition to one of this year’s recipients, Steve Linthwaite, VP Flight Operations at Jazz Aviation. Steve has been an outstanding supporter, advocate and ambassador for the Air Cadet program, and was the key mover to establish 2 new bursaries from Jazz in the past year. In addition, Jazz has been a strong leader and supporter working with the Air Cadet League and our industry partners on new projects, from being a premier sponsor for the Career Expos to looking at new initiatives for Air Cadets in training, education and career programs.
Pictured at a recent presentation at Jazz Aviation Head Office of the certificate and the new 233 Glider print that was awarded to Steve and Jazz Aviation. L to R: Don Berrill (Immediate Past Chair), Steve Linthwaite of Jazz, Jerry Elias (Governor) and Scott Lawson (Business & Corporate Development).