Lord Strathcona Medal and Legion Medal of Excellence

Every year, each cadet unit across Canada has the opportunity to present the Lord Strathcona Medal and the Legion Medal of Excellence to a cadet.

This year, cadets that fulfill the criteria and wish to be considered for these awards need to submit their names by filling out an information form that can be found on Lt Roberts’ office door.

Legion Medal of Excellence (From CATO 13-16)

“The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Cadet Medal of Excellence is awarded in recognition for individual endeavours in citizenship that meet or enhance the aims and objectives of the cadet movement.”

“The main objective in awarding the RCL Cadet Medal of Excellence is to emphasize the citizenship aspects of the cadet program. To be eligible for consideration, a cadet must meet the following conditions:

  • enhanced the cadet corps/sqn through:
  • regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet; and
  • participated in a minimum of three community service events, in addition to those supported by the cadet corps/sqn;
  • met all requirements of the corps/sqn annual mandatory and optional training programs;
    • cooperation with peers and subordinates
    • comradeship
    • promoting goodwill and morale within the corps/sqn
    • aiding in the development of group identity and cohesiveness
    • supporting and assisting fellow unit members and
    • his/her involvement in the local community”

**In addition to the information form filled out, cadets who wish for their name to be considered for the Legion Medal will be required to supply 3 reference letters from supervisors of the community organizations that they work with. The letter should contain:

  • A description of the volunteer event(s) that the cadet has participated in with your organization;
  • An assessment of the cadet’s performance in executing their duties and responsibilities during their time with your organization (of note, the selection committee places a strong emphasis on the inclusion of direct examples); and
  • The dates or timeframe of the events and the cadet’s overall time commitment.

There is a sample letter to request reference letters available from the training department.

Lord Strathcona Medal (from CATO 13-16)

“The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal is the highest award, which can be bestowed upon a cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training.”

“The recipient must knowledge of the activities of the cadet movement and must meet the following requirements:

  • have a high level of physical fitness;
  • have qualified to a training level not below:
    • Petty Officer 2nd Class in Sea Cadets,
    • Silver Star in the Army Cadets, or
    • Level 3 in the Air Cadets;
  • have met all requirements of their corps/sqn’s mandatory training program and attended at least 75 per cent of the scheduled training parades in the year of nomination;
  • have met all requirements of their corps/sqn’s optional/support training program and participated in at least 50 per cent of scheduled activities in the year of nomination;
  • have completed three years as a cadet; and
  • be regarded by peers and supervisors as exemplifying the model cadet.”

**Cadets need not supply reference letters at this time for this award.

Due date for names and reference letters is January 4th, 2017. 

The information from CATO 13-16 will be printed in full and posted downstairs in Birchall. 

Weekly Events 28 Nov – 04 Dec 2016

Monday, November 28th 

  • Band 1800-2000 (Birchall) ** Please note change of location**
  • Drill team CANCELLED THIS WEEK
  • Flag Party CANCELLED THIS WEEK
  • Flying Scholarship 1800-2000 (Birchall)

Tuesday, November 29th 

  • Staff meeting at 1800 (Birchall)

Wednesday, November 30th  

  •  Regular training
    • 1815 – 2115
    • Only Warrant Officers should be arriving prior to 1815.
    • Cadets should bring a pencil and paper with them every week.
    • It is now winter dress. Cadets in levels 1-4 should wear C-4. Level 5s should wear C-2 (reference).
  • Parents Meeting 1900 at Birchall (upstairs classroom)
  • CAMP APPLICATIONS DUE: For cadets applying for music or staff cadet positions. 

Thursday, December 1st  

  • Biathlon practice 1800-2000  at Birchall
    • Open to all cadets, regardless of age, fitness or experience level
    • You do not have to compete to come train with us!
  • Level 3/4 make up training 1800-2000 at Birchall

Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th 

  • Level 5 Workshop – Shearwater
  • Transportation
    • The bus will be picking cadets up at Greenwood Dairy Queen on Friday December 2nd at 1945 sharp! Please ensure you arrive a few minutes early as the bus will not be able to wait.
    • Cadets will return to the same location at 1805 on Sunday, December 4th for pick up.

Upcoming Events 

December 9-11 

  • Greenwood Music Workshop

December 14th 

  • Annual Christmas potluck dinner

Notices 

The Kingston Lions Club is hosting a public speaking competition on December 5th and have invited our unit to send a competitor. Cadets that are interested must be in grades 9-12, and be able to prepare a 5 minute speech. Cadets interested must submit their name NLT Wed Nov 23.

REMINDER

Camp applications for those interested in applying for band and staff positions are due Wednesday, November 30th.

Reminder that summer camp application information is out and can be accessed on the website. 

November Parent Meeting

Please take note that there will not be a parent meeting this evening. I will be holding the meeting next Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused and if there was anything urgent you needed to speak to me about tonight, please reach out through our social media and I will get back to you ASAP. 

Sincerely, 

Capt Bourque 

Weekly Events Nov 21 -27

Monday, November 21st

  • Band 6-8 (Morfee)
  • Drill team 8-9 (Morfee)
  • Flag Party 6-7 (Morfee)
  • Flying Scholarship 6-9 (Birchall)

Wednesday, November 23rd 

  •  Regular training
    • 1815 – 2115
    • Only Warrant Officers should be arriving prior to 1815.
    • Cadets should bring a pencil and paper with them every week.
    • It is now winter dress. Cadets in levels 1-4 should wear C-4. Level 5s should wear C-2 (reference).

Thursday, November 24th 

  • Biathlon practice 6-8 at Birchall
  • Open to all cadets, regardless of age, fitness or experience level
  • You do not have to compete to come train with us!
  • ***Cadets who missed the 3/4 training weekend due to zone competitions will be required to attend training on Thursdays from 6-8 regardless of the timings of biathlon practice. If biathlon practice is cancelled or ends before 8PM, we will continue to make up the material that was missed.

Upcoming Events 

October 28th 

  • No activities at the Morfee Center due to a Greenwood Players Production.

December 2 -4 

  • Level 5 Workshop
  • Cadets will be transported and housed at Shearwater.
  • Cadets who are attending have already submitted their names and travel information will be passed on when we receive it.

December 9-11 

  • Greenwood Music Workshop

December 14th 

  • Annual Christmas potluck dinner

Notices 

The Kingston Lions Club is hosting a public speaking competition on December 5th and have invited our unit to send a competitor. Cadets that are interested must be in grades 9-12, and be able to prepare a 5 minute speech. Cadets interested must submit their name NLT Wed Nov 23.

Congratulations to the 517 Biathlon Team who represented the unit well at the Nova West Zone Competition on Saturday. Medal results:

Team Awards

Sgt Ouellet and LAC Ouellet – Gold  (Open Female)

FSgt Zinck and FCpl Walsh – Bronze (Open Mixed)

Individual Awards

AC Keddy – Silver (Junior Boys)

LAC Ouellet – Silver (Junior Girls)

FCpl Walsh – Bronze (Senior Girls)

Sgt Ouellet – Gold (Senior Girls)

Reminder that summer camp application information is out and can be accessed on the website. 

Weekly Events Nov 14 – 20

Monday, November 14th

  • Band 6-8 (Morfee)
  • Drill team 8-9 (Morfee)
  • Flag Party 6-7 (Morfee)
  • Flying Scholarship 6-9 (Birchall)

Wednesday, November 16th 

  •  Regular training
    • 1815 – 2115
    • Only Warrant Officers should be arriving prior to 1815.
    • Cadets should bring a pencil and paper with them every week.
    • It is now winter dress. Cadets in levels 1-4 should wear C-4. Level 5s should wear C-2 (reference).

Thursday, November 17th 

  • Biathlon practice 6-8 at Birchall
  • Open to all cadets, regardless of age, fitness or experience level
  • You do not have to compete to come train with us!

Friday, November 18th – 20th 

  • Level 3 & 4 weekend
  • Some level 5s will be coming as staff
  • This is a mandatory weekend. Level 3s will be completing leadership classes. Level 4s will be completing their 409 PC (Instruct a 30-minute lesson) as well as some leadership. They will also have the opportunity to re-test for level 3 PCs that were incomplete last year.
  • Drop off is at 1730 hrs Friday at Birchall where we will have kit checks and then bus to Camp Aldershot. Pick up is at 1630 hrs Sunday at Birchall.

November 19th 

  • Biathlon zones
  • This is only for the competition team that has been announced and discussed with those that come out to practices.
  • Transportation will be provided. Lunch will be provided. We’re look at a 0700-0730 departure time and this will be finalized at Thursdays practice.

November 19th 

  • Santa Claus Parade at the Greenwood Mall
  • 1115 – 1215
  • Cadets will be in C-1 Dress or black pants and a white shirt.

Upcoming Events 

December 2 -4 

  • Level 5 Workshop
  • Cadets will be transported and house in Shearwater.
  • Cadets who are attending have already submitted their names and travel information will be passed on when we receive it.

December 9-11 

  • Greenwood Music Workshop

Reminder that summer camp application information is out and can be accessed on the website.