The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 National Effective Speaking Competition Winner

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 National Effective Speaking Competition Winner

OTTAWA, ON (June 19, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Cameron Kinsella from 807 Mount Pearl Squadron, representing the Newfoundland & Labrador
Provincial Committee, as the winner of the League’s National Effective Speaking Competition held on June 13,
2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

From Left: Master of Ceremonies and 2017 Winner Heather Blake and WO1 Kinsella

WO1 Cameron Kinsella has always strived to become a better leader and make the most of the many opportunities that the Air Cadet Program offers. Since his induction to Squadron 807 in 2013, Cameron has completed General Training, Basic Aviation, Advanced Aviation, the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, and the Power Pilot Scholarship Course during summer training programs. In his first year with Squadron 807, he became a member of the marksmanship, biathlon, and drill teams. Today his responsibilities include drill team commander, band’s drum major, and a glider familiarization pilot.

Thank you to WestJet, title sponsor of the competition, for providing Cameron 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 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.

From Left: CWO William J. Crawford, WO1 Kinsella, and BGen David Cochrane.

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Contact
Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613)722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

Reminder: Ontario Aerospace Council Scholarships

Are you considering a career in aerospace or are you currently enrolled in aerospace studies? This is a reminder that the Ontario Aerospace Council is offering four scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year including one Women in Aerospace Canada Scholarship! The value of each scholarship is $2,500 and the deadline to apply is May 3, 2019. For more information, please visit the OAC website.

Work Opportunity

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

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Assistant Communications Officer 
Reference No: ACO19-001
Position(s): One (1) Permanent Part Time – Assistant Communications Officer
Term:  Starting May 2019 (22.5 hours/week)

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will be one that is highly organized and tech-savvy with a keen attention to detail and will be working with the Communications Officer in coordinating and administering communications, public relations, websites and databases, as well as other administrative duties as required. 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:

  • Maintain and update the national website using WordPress in English and French
  • Write, revise and format various documents and reports in English and French (press releases, letters, brochures, magazine articles, newsletters)
  • Design and update documents containing graphic elements
  • Manage and monitor social medias accounts of the ACLC
  • Participate in meetings on public relations and communications
  • Provide general technical support to members and ACLC staff
  • Daily administrative operations including filing, scanning, mailing
  • Assist with providing logistical and clerical support for our Annual General Meeting and Semi-Annual Meeting
  • Travel within Canada for national events
  • Other duties and projects as required

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience related to the position
  • Post-secondary education in communications, technology or related field
  • Experience using MSOffice, databases, Adobe Acrobat, WordPress
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, in English and French
  • Well organized, self-starter, independent, detail oriented, fast learner
  • Excellent customer service abilities, ability to work in a team
  • Ability to adapt to change, to meet deadlines
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization and/or the cadet program is an asset

Job Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Employment Status
Permanent Part-Time

Application Deadline
2019-05-13
(Although an application deadline is provided, the Air Cadet League of Canada could make hiring decisions before this date.)

Classification
$17/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 18. 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.

Work Opportunity

The Air Cadet League of Canada is hiring for a summer position! We are looking for someone aged 15 to 30 to join us as an Administrative Assistant from July to August. For more details including how to apply, please consult the following document.

Retirement of Geoffrey Johnston

The Air Cadet League of Canada thanks Mr Geoffrey Johnston for his outstanding professionalism, tireless dedication and valuable contribution in support of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program and the Air Cadet League of Canada. Geoffrey served as National Governor from 2009 to 2018.

LOCAL ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADET SQUADRON CELEBRATES CHARTER PARADE

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LOCAL ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADET SQUADRON CELEBRATES CHARTER PARADE

CALGARY, AB – March 2, 2019: Local Air Cadet Squadron “918 Griffon” celebrated their Charter Parade yesterday at their squadron at 6311 Norfolk Dr. NW.  The Reviewing Officer for the ceremony was LCol Denis Letellier Commanding Officer Regional Cadet Support Unit (North West).  The Reviewing Party consisted of LCol Letellier, Chief Warrant Officer James Leamy RSM RCSU NW, Mr. Merv Ozirny, National President Air Cadet League of Canada and Captain Erica Angel 918 Griffon Commanding Officer.

After inspecting the Cadets, LCol Letellier said, this is a proud day to stand up a new Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Canada and you should all be proud of your accomplishments today.  He also acknowledged the Officers, parents and the Air Cadet League for working together towards the success of this squadron.  LCol Letellier also presented the Squadron banner to the Commanding Officer, Capt. Erica Angel who then passed it to Mr. Martin Ponciano, SSC Chairman, who then passed it to WOI Wong who presented it to the Flag Party.  The banner was then marched through all of the ranks to celebrate the official Stand Up of 918 Griffon Royal Canadian Air Cadet squadron.

Chief Warrant Officer First Class WOI Dylion Wong, masterfully commanded the parade square of 90 Cadets on parade.   The Cadets on parade were able to demonstrate how hard they have worked on their drill and deportment to make this Charter Parade so successful. The squadron band played very well to compliment the ceremony and parade.

Mr. Merv Orzirny, National Air Cadet League President, addressed those assembled and related a true story about why we are involved supporting Air Cadets.  The story was of a young man choosing to join the Civil Air Patrol in the USA, rather than continue down a dark path.  The Civil Air Patrol is a similar program to our Canadian Air Cadets. That young man grew up to accomplish so much in the USA Air Force and had a very successful career. By joining the Civil Air Patrol he managed to avoid the pitfalls of his former friends.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets, in partnership with the Air Cadet League of Canada has been training youth in Canada for over 76 years.  The Cadets are the largest government funded youth program in Canada with over 52,860 cadets across Canada, and of that total, over 26,254 are Air Cadets in 461 Squadrons.  The Royal Canadian Air Cadets accepts youth between the ages of 12-18 who have a desire to learn more about the air element of the Canadian Forces, wish to develop the attributes of leadership and good citizenship and who wish to promote physical fitness.  Air Cadet uniforms are supplied free of charge.  While the program is military based, there is no obligation for a cadet to join the Canadian Armed Forces when he or she finishes their cadet career.  Cadets are also encouraged to learn more about opportunities within Canada’s aviation industry.

For more information on the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, please visit www.cadets.ca.
For more information about the Air Cadet League of Canada, please visit www.aircadetleague.com.

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Media Contact
Mr. Brian Lewis
PR Director, Alberta Provincial Committee
Air Cadet League

Ontario Aerospace Council Scholarships

Are you considering a career in aerospace or are you currently enrolled in aerospace studies? The Ontario Aerospace Council is offering four scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year including one Women in Aerospace Canada Scholarship! The value of each scholarship is $2,500 and the deadline to apply is May 3, 2019. For more information, please visit the OAC website.