CPO2 Mackenzie Nolan has written an excellent article on her experience as a Sea Cadet in Esprit de Corp magazine. This very accomplished cadet has also been named the Legion Sea Cadet of the Year.
Bravo Zulu Mackenzie!
Amelia Monteith the 2021 Sea Cadet of the Year, from RCSCC Illustrious (Brampton, ON) also receives a special presentation by the Legion National Foundation (LNF). See more...
Learn more about our two youth programs for 9 - 12 year-olds in Navy League Cadets and 12 - 18 in Sea Cadets plus opportunities for volunteers to support the programs in our community Branches and Cadet Corps across the Province.
The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation funds a variety of scholarships valued at $5,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1000, including the Chief Petty Officer Jack Scholarship.
The application deadline for Scholarships through the Sea Cadet Scholarship Foundation has been extended from 30 June to 1 August 2022 to maximize the period for applications through the online portal.
Who can apply?
· Have participated in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program for a minimum of 24 months and
· Be applying for post secondary education at a university or community college course leading to a degree or diploma or a post secondary training program that will lead to certification in a recognized profession.
· Aging Out - A cadet who is in the training program is eligible to apply in June of that training year. (Example; a Cadet Who ages out in November may apply in June Of the following year.)
· Not Aging Out - A Cadet who does not age out and remains active in the program while attending the first year of post secondary education may apply for program scholarship for the second year of the program.
· Gap Year - Cadets who decide to take a break of not more than 24 months between completing high school and starting a post secondary education program may apply for a scholarship in the year that they are going to recommence their formal education.
More information is available at http://canadianseacadetscholarships.ca.
And there is a link to the application process at https://canadianseacadetscholarships.ca/how-to-apply/
Other Cadet Scholarships are available through internal selection as alternates to the Foundation Scholarships and do not require an additional application. Some of these include:
Rear-Admiral Fred Mifflin Memorial Scholarship
Each year, the Navy League of Canada issues one Maritime Affairs Scholarship valued at $3,000 to an active Sea Cadet entering an accredited post-secondary program of a maritime focus. To apply for this scholarship, EF-55.pdf (navyleagueofcanada.org)
The Young Citizens Foundation donates $5,000 annually to support a Sea Cadet pursuing higher education. The Navy League of Canada identifies and selects the recipient from the pool of Top Sea Cadet nominees entering their first year of post-secondary studies. The Cadet cannot be directly entering the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Coast Guard College, or the Royal Military College.
Legion Scholarships and awards – often part of the Awards and Recognition program and Award nominations to National
Maritime Affairs Scholarship – for those applying to a program related to Maritime industry, operations or industry. (no additional application required if a cadet has applied through the RCSC Foundation
Congratulations to our Division Commander LCdr(NL) Michael Pigeon & Division VP Navy League Cadet/Branch President Milton Branch Don D'Souza in receiving the Sovereign's Medal for volunteers from Rideau Hall. The medal recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians and pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of volunteers. It is the highest honour for volunteer service that an individual can receive within the Canadian Honours System. Bravo Zulu!!
The #CadetSummer2022 page on Canada.ca has been updated to reflect the most up to date summer 2022 information for Sea Cadets. Visit the link below for more details at https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/summer-training/summer2022.html
The AWESOME CADET series, published by The Navy League of Canada, celebrates the achievements of Navy League and Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.
This month celebrates Amelia Monteith, 2021 National Sea Cadet of the Year, from RCSCC Illustrious in Brampton.
We are thrilled to announce that Bill 45, “An Act to Proclaim Ontario Cadets Week” was passed into law by the Ontario Lieutenant Governor on April 11, 2022.
The three Cadet programs of Ontario, Army, Navy and Air, plus the Navy League Cadet Program, will be recognized annually across the province of Ontario to “honour the outstanding young Canadians whose unique personal and collective development through cadet programs will help them be successful in Canadian society, as well as recognizing those who support the programs directly and indirectly.”
This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight our Sea and Navy League Cadets, our programs, and our officers, instructors and volunteers as Corps begin their local training programs this Fall. We look forward to seeing how your Branch and Corps plan to celebrate, engage and inform your local communities!
We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the Ontario Division Awards and Recognition for 2022. Congratulations and Bravo Zulu to all award recipients.
Ontario Division Top Sea Cadet
CPOC2 Mackenzie Nolan RCSCC Illustrious
Ontario Division Top Music Cadet
POC1 Ruth-Ann McKee RCSCC Falkland
Ontario Division Top Navy League Cadet
PO1 Grayson Yates NLCC Achilles
Distinguished Service Award
Lt(N) Melissa Jacques RCSCC Falkland
Lt(NL) Lori Oldfield NLCC Achilles
Meritorious Service Award
SLt(N) Sheldon Colwill RCSCC Quinte
Navy League Medal of Excellence
CPO2 Tanya Acosta-Drame NLCC Vice Admiral Kingsmill
CPO1 Kaitlyn La NLCC Carinthia
CPO2 Cassandra Lyn NLCC Carinthia
CPO1 Ava Loney NLCC Vice Admiral Kingsmill
Sea Cadet Medal of Excellence
CPOC1 Hunter Churchill RCSCC Defiant
CPOC2 Matthew Feito RCSCC Patriot
POC1 Noah Guindon RCSCC Tiger
POC2 Isabelle Georgeadis RCSCC Lanark
POC1 Wesley Gladish RCSCC Chaudiere
POC1 Jaden Hearns RCSCC Quinte
CPOC2 Andrew Huang RCSCC Ajax
CPOC2 Manvendra Jani RCSCC Dundas
CPOC1 Alysha Iaderosa RCSCC Lanark
CPOC2 Julien Liang RCSCC Falkland
CPOC2 Sreya Liju RCSCC Repulse
CPOC1 Liam Raper RCSCC Patriot
CPOC2 Talia Rossit RCSCC Barrie
CPOC2 Anjali Sabhaya RCSCC Illustrious
POC1 Arjun Girn RCSCC Haida
Ontario Division Bravo Zulu Awards
Mrs. Sue Argent Windsor Branch
NCdt Mike Harris RCSCC Dundas
PO2 Venkat Pakala NLCC Adventure
A/SLt Mike Rickards NLCC Adventure
CPOC2 Moheez Sarwar RCSCC Barrie
LC Shivram Shaw NLCC Exeter
PO2 Insha Shaikh NLCC Adventure
Rear-Admiral Bennett Award
A/SLt (NL) Jessica D'Souza NLCC Adventure
70 Year Certificate of Service
Mr. Roy Wakefield Guelph Branch
25 Year Certificate of Service
Ms. Rita Eidukas Windsor Branch
10 Year Certificate of Service
Lt(N) Shelly Baltin RCSCC Agamemnon
SLt(N) Thomas Huynh RCSCC Agamemnon
5 Year Certificate of Service
Ms. Hayley Goulin RCSCC Agamemnon
A/SLt(N) Robert Malone RCSCC Agamemnon
Testimonial Certificate (for 3 years)
Mrs. Sue Argent Windsor Branch
Mr Dar Gladish Milton Branch
Ms. Lynda Goatbe Windsor Branch
Ms. Cindy Mulder Windsor Branch
Congratulations to all award winners and thank you to the volunteers and officers for the service that has been recognized with certificates of service and testimonial certificates!
*Please note that cadet ranks on the announcement are as per the nomination and may not reflect their current ranks at this time.
Clarifications to the Revised Covid-19 Posture:
For those Branches who normally do joint fundraising with both Sea Cadets and Navy League cadets and staff participating, there has been a change for Sea Cadets and RCSCC officers:
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
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