Were you once an Army Cadet?

A call to all past Army Cadets,

Can you attribute your personal or professional success to what you learned from the program?

The Army Cadet League of Canada is interested in compiling accounts from individuals from across the country who have spent time in the Army Cadet program and have gone on to serve their community in the arts and sciences, business, military, politics, volunteerism, medical and teaching professions, sports etc.

We are not looking to receive only the names of people in the public spotlight such as an astronaut, a rock star, or a general in the military.  We would also like to include are stories from those who are successful and involved within their community, such as bank managers, thriving business owners, school principals and teachers, leaders of youth organizations, municipal, provincial or federal politicians and those who give their time as volunteers to community based organizations.  Your stories can inspire today’s cadets by providing them examples of teenagers who came before them and persevered in the cadet program and have since, become successful, understanding it’s not how far you get but how far you go from when you started.

Submit your stories using this online form:

http://fs2.formsite.com/aclc/pastcadetstories/index.html

or visit

http://www.armycadetleague.ca/news-events/success-stories/

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Avez-vous déjà fait partie des cadets de l’Armée ?

Une demande à tous les anciens cadets de l’Armée,

Pouvez-vous attribuer votre succès personnel ou professionnel à ce que vous avez appris du programme ?

La Ligue de cadets de l’Armée désire assembler des histoires de personnes de partout au pays qui ont participé au programme des cadets de l’Armée et qui plus tard ont servi leur communauté dans le domaine militaire, des arts, des sciences, des affaires, de la politique, du bénévolat, de la médecine, de l’enseignement ou des sports.

Nous ne voulons pas seulement recevoir les noms de personnes qui sont connues du public ou qui sont devenues célèbres, tel un astronaute, une étoile de la chanson, un haut gradé militaire.  Nous recherchons aussi des histoires de gens qui ont une carrière réussie et qui s’impliquent dans leur collectivité, comme des directeurs de banque, des propriétaires d’entreprises florissantes, des directeurs d’école et des enseignants, des leaders d’organisations de jeunes, des politiciens aux niveaux municipal, provincial et fédéral ainsi que des personnes qui donnent de leur temps comme bénévoles dans des organismes communautaires.  Vos histoires peuvent influencer le cadets d’aujourd’hui en leur donnant des exemples d’adolescents qui les ont précédés dans le programme des cadets et qui ont atteint leur succès.  C’est important de leur démontré que ce n’est pas simplement ou on se rend dans la vie mais où on se rend en considérant d’où on a commencé.

Envoyez-nous vos histoires en utilisant le formulaire électronique suivant :

http://fs2.formsite.com/aclc/pastcadetstories/index.html

ou visitez

http://www.armycadetleague.ca/news-events/success-stories/

ANAVETS 51st Dominion Convention

Members from coast to coast gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba September 23-26, 2012 for the 51st Biennial Dominion Convention of The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS). The three day event was widely attended with delegates making policy decisions and determining the focus of their lobbying efforts on behalf of veterans and their families over the next two years.

Delegates heard from many guest speakers on benefits, programs and services available to veterans, serving personnel and their families. The Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs, The Chief of Defence Staff and the Veterans Ombudsman were some of the many speakers invited to inform our members to the programs and concepts currently being addressed. You can listen to all of the speakers by clicking on the audio links below.

The culmination of the convention came with Deputy Minister Anne Marie Smart presenting 56 members in attendance with their Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals and the convention floor electing Comrade George Beaulieu of Sherbrooke, Quebec as their Dominion President for 2012-2014.

It is our hope that all the delegates and guests enjoyed the camaraderie, speaker topics and other events they took part in and went back to their home units and shared the knowledge gained with all of the other members in their Units.

Large scale events such as a Dominion Convention are never easy to execute flawlessly and we would like to thank Keith Flight, President; Syd Stamper, Convention Chair, and the Convention Committee Members of Manitoba & NW Ontario Command for an exceptional job. We would also like to thank the executive and members of Assiniboia Unit #283, Rockwood Unit #303, Fort Garry Unit #60 and John Osborn VC Unit #1 for the wonderful hospitality.

We look forward to seeing many of you again in Penticton in 2014 as well as new delegates who have yet to experience a national convention.

Delegates attending ANAVETS 51st Biennial Dominion Convention

Delegates attending ANAVETS 51st Biennial Dominion Convention

Photos from the Convention:

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Speeches from our Guest Speakers:

Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada -Mary Chaput

Chief of Defense Staff – General Walter Natynczyk

ANAVICUS President – Jake Comer

American Legion National Commander – James Koutz

Presentation – CF Support Agency – Commodore Mark Watson

Presentation – Last Post Fund – Major General (Ret;d)  Edward Fitch

Presentation – Veterans Ombudsman – Guy Parent

Presentation – Commonwealth War Graves Commission-  Dominique Boulais

Presentation – Military Families Services and Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation –  Lisa Vaters and Andree Steel

Minutes from the Convention:

CLICK HERE