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November 27, 2014

The Navy League of Canada to host Navy Appreciation Day on Parliament

Ottawa – The Navy League of Canada is pleased to announce that Navy Appreciation Day 2014 will take place on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, 25 November 2014..
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September 29, 2014

New Queen's Award

Earlier this summer, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trust launched the Youth Leadership Programme at Buckingham Palace...
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July 30, 2014

The Passing of Mark Draibye

DRAIBYE, Mark Born July 25, 1930 Mark Draibye died on June 20, 2014, following a long battle with skin cancer and other debilitating conditions. Mark Draibye spent most...
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June 28, 2014

IMPORTANT New Electronic Messaging Rules

As of 1 July 2014, the government of Canada has changed the rules pertaining to emails and electronic newsletters. From now on, any message sent out on behalf of a...
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June 24, 2014

BC Mainland Division Regatta 2014

BC Mainland Division of the Navy League is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Navy League Regatta @ Jericho: Master Seaman Kaitlynn Govender and Petty Officer...
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June 19, 2014

A Message from the Chief Reserves and Cadets

Follow the link below to watch the Chief Reserves and Cadets summer message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4z_NatBcA
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May 23, 2014

CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR SENIOR ENGINEERS HONOURS THE RCN SUBMARINE SERVICE

The Canadian Society for Senior Engineers (CSSE), (La Société canadienne des ingénieurs seniors(SCIS)), is a Member Society of the Engineering Institute of Canada...
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May 14, 2014

PEI 2014 Includes Cadet Ceremonial Review

Cadet Corps from across the Island will converge on the Red Shores Entertainment Complex at Charlottetown, for a day of pageantry, displays, and military precision....
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May 1, 2014

The Navy League of Canada Awards a National President’s Commendation

OTTAWA- The Navy League of Canada is pleased to announce that the crew of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel White Star One have been awarded a National...
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April 17, 2014

The Navy League of Canada Elects New National President

OTTAWA- Established in 1895, The Navy League of Canada is pleased to announce Mme. Louise Mercier, of Ottawa ON, was elected the National President of the Navy League of...
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March 4, 2014

Sea Cadet Sailors Compete Internationally

Two dynamic Sea Cadets recently participated in the US Mid-Winter Florida Regatta...
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February 3, 2014

13 Year Old Heroes

In the video link below, 2 young Royal Canadian Sea Cadets from Drummondville, Quebec, are lauded for their bravery. The young cadets were being driven home by one of...
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November 25, 2013

Lockheed Martin Centennial Award Presentation

OTTAWA- The National President of the Navy League of Canada is very pleased to announce that Master Seaman William White-Brown from HMCS HALIFAX in Halifax, Nova Scotia...
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November 20, 2013

Former Sea Cadet receives Meritorious Service Medal

After growing up in land-locked Woodstock, a former resident is rising to the top in his profession spent under the sea. Chris Blonde, who in September received the...
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November 11, 2013

The Navy League of Canada Marks Remembrance Day

OTTAWA- This Remembrance Day marks 95 years since the Armistice went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. While there are no longer...
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October 10, 2013

REMEMBERING A DEDICATED MEMBER OF THE CAF (Excerpt from Esprit de Corps Magazine)

LIEUTENANT (NAVY) MIKE PILSON passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Ottawa General Hospital due to injuries he sustained while participating in a Regionally...
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September 10, 2013

Cadets Growing More Than Just Veggies

A group of Transcona youngsters were inspired to harvest for Winnipeg Harvest. The RCSCC #350 Transcona Sea Cadets took over five plots of the Transcona Community...
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August 6, 2013

Incredible regattas

Who would have thought that sea cadets would be able to sail keelboats[1]? Yet that’s precisely what the young people taking the Intermediate Sail and Sail Instructor...
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June 13, 2013

Cadet Amelia Cranford of New Harbour sailed the high seas this spring

Chief Petty Officer Second Class Amelia Cranford (right), 17, of 209 Great Eastern Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax to the...
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May 6, 2013

Cadets in HMCS Preserver as AOR deploys to Joint Warrior

Nine cadets will get a taste of the Navy this spring, joining HMCS Preserver for a 40-day deployment. “The hope is they can start into a watch rotation with the...
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May 6, 2013

Admiral Gardam's View

As citizens of our country, we have a profound responsibility to build the nation of tomorrow and ensure its ongoing freedom and prosperity. Our youth and the way that...
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April 17, 2013

Two Local Sea Cadets Enjoy Unique Adventures

Recently, Cassandra Zinck and Shyanne Mosman each returned from their own cadet-oriented adventure, which, while being difference experiences, were both ones neither...
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March 25, 2013

A life at sea for me - Local - The Journal Pioneer

SUMMERSIDE – As Petty Officer First Class Brandon Waite stood with his fellow Sea Cadets on the bridge of a Royal Canadian Navy ship, he took a moment to take in his...
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March 14, 2013

TSO shows cadets the musical ropes

TIMMINS - Cadets from Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Tiger’s band got a glimpse into the world of professional musicians by attending a rehearsal of the Timmins Symphony...
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February 19, 2013

Cadets Corps Plans for Planking

When Scott Briand decided to form a new Navy League of Canada cadet group in the Bedford-Lower Sackville area, he had hoped to have 25 children between the ages of nine...
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February 19, 2013

Sea cadet can’t wait to sail tall ship along European coast

CORNER BROOK — PO1 Joshua Sparks has some boating experience, but nothing like the one he will have this spring. The petty officer from the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets...
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February 5, 2013

Local cadet group celebrates 60th anniversary

Just last year the commonwealth commemorated the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II taking the throne, and now another Royal Windsor is celebrating its diamond...
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February 1, 2013

Timmins Sea Cadets off to Provincials

TIMMINS - Spirits were high as 191 competitors took to the trails Saturday morning at the Algoma Rod and Gun Club in Sault Ste Marie. Sea, Army, and Air Cadets from 28...
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January 16, 2013

Timmins Cadets Gear Up for Competition

The Timmins Armoury buzzed with activity as Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Tiger returned from its winter break. Cadets are opening 2013 with a month-long training...
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December 6, 2012

Replenishment ships are a naval necessity

The initial design and acquisition of Canada’s current support ships occurred under the government of John Diefenbaker in the early 1960s...
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December 6, 2012

Cadets brave cold for training

TIMMINS - Sea, Army, and Air Cadets from Timmins and Iroquois Falls converged on Pit Lake Friday evening take part in a joint outdoor training exercise. Cadets braved...
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December 5, 2012

Sea Cadets Visit the Kruzenshtern

Thanks to the Navy League of Canada Quebec Division, seven cadets from the Quebec City area attended a cocktail reception on October 9 onboard the KRUZENSHTERN, a...
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October 23, 2012

Atlantic Fleet Commander recognizes Shelburne sea cadets

Petty Officer First Class Evan Bower and Chief Petty Officer Second Class Nick Williams of 180 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) Saxon in Shelburne, N.S. were...
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October 3, 2012

Support programs make lives normal for Halifax family facing blood disorder

When Rhys Watson was born on April 3, 2000, the first thing his father Sandy thought was, “A boy! A rugby player!” Moments later, his plans were dashed as the doctor...
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September 14, 2012

Living History

The Great Lakes Deployment is an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about the CF and, in particular, Canada’s Navy, while the Navy ships are alongside in their...
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September 13, 2012

Couple honoured for 50 years as Navy League volutneers

Richard and Shirley Beresford, of Windsor, have received a Queens diamond jubilee medal for volunteering with the Royal Canadian sea cadet corps and the Navy league of...
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September 7, 2012

Another Successful National Regatta Come and Gone

The National Sea Cadet Regatta is an event that takes place at the end of every summer in Kingston, Ontario. The 50 best sailors from around Canada all come together for...
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September 6, 2012

Sea Cadets Want to Compete Against Canada’s Best Youth Sailors

With temperatures reaching abnormally high +35c, for a week in August sixteen sea cadets from the Prairie and Pacific regions took on the best youth sailors in Canada in...
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August 30, 2012

Sea Cadet Earns Engineer's Ticket

While some youth spent the summer sleeping in, playing video games, or lounging at the lake, Chilliwack teen Katherine Mcwilliams was working hard for the navy...
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August 21, 2012

National Regatta-Training Continuum

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet National Sailing Regatta is a unique event in which cadets from across Canada come together to compete against one another in a race of...
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August 20, 2012

The National Regatta- Behind the Scenes

Each year at the end of August something special happens in the waters surrounding the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. This summer, just like...
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August 14, 2012

HMCS Ontario Performs Ceremony of the Flags

KINGSTON, Ont. — A bit of rain could not dampen the spirits of the Ship’s Company of HMCS ONTARIO on Friday evening, where the Navy Night celebration entertained all who...
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August 14, 2012

Local Navy League Officer Saves 3 Lives

PORT HOPE – It was a holiday weekend, and the end of a wonderful week-long camp on the St. Lawrence River for a group of local Navy League cadets, when one of their...
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August 14, 2012

Newfoundland cadet awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Don Peckham, Newfoundland representative of the Navy League of Canada, presented the medal during a parade at HMCS Acadia Aug. 3....
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August 3, 2012

Against All Odds: Determination Key to Sea Cadet's Success

For a sixteen-year-old sea cadet, she was born with no limitations when given a challenge. For the rest of us, we would see it differently if we were missing much of...
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August 1, 2012

Local Lt Leads Cadet Adventure

Lt. (Navy) Russell Wood, who is a cadet instructor with the local Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Tiger, was selected to escort 10 Canadian Sea Cadets on an...
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July 24, 2012

HMCS Avalon SIT REP week 2 2012

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July 19, 2012

Navy League Cadets attend camp in Newfoundland and Labrador

JUNE 22nd – 24th, Navy League cadets from all over Newfoundland participated in a fun-filled Summer Camp. Located at Burry Heights Camp in Salmonier, Newfoundland, it...
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July 16, 2012

Thoughts from Rendez-vous navale de Quebec

On the 8th, 9th and 10th of June 2012, was held in Quebec City, Rendez-vous navale de Québec 2012. During this memorable weekend more then a thousand Royal Canadian sea...
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July 16, 2012

HMCS Avalon SITREP Week 1

Week One Overall week one was a great success. As we continue to monitor the wind we are able to make better decisions to maximise our time on the water. Here are a few...
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June 25, 2012

NL Cadet Wins Diamond Jubilee Medal

The Northern Ranger Navy League Cadets handed out awards during its annual inspection at the community centre on Holden Street, Mount Pearl, June 9. Among the winners...
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June 21, 2012

Royal Canadian Navy Facing Capability Gap

OTTAWA — Canada’s navy will have to do more with less in a few years as internal documents and Defence Department insiders have confirmed the country’s aging fleet of...
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June 21, 2012

NS Cadets can now earn High School Credits

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May 29, 2012

Insight Newsletter Winter 2012

Check out some great stories of Sea Cadets in this recent edition of the Prairie Region newsletter!
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May 28, 2012

Ehvan Griffin wins cadet excellence award

A 12-year-old cadet from Colliers has earned a prestigious award from the Navy League of Canada. Chief Petty Officer II Ehvan Griffin was presented with a Cadet Award...
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May 28, 2012

Aldergrove Navy League Cadets Take Top Prize

On Thursday, April 19, the Navy League of Canada's Central Fraser Valley Branch, along with the officers and instructors, held a short recognition ceremony for the NLCC...
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May 4, 2012

Unveiling of RCN Monument

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today unveiled The Royal Canadian Navy Monument on Richmond Landing in Ottawa. The Monument pays homage to the hundreds of thousands of...
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May 1, 2012

NSMD Hosts Annual Navy League Cadet Competition

The Nova Scotia Mainland Division of the Navy League of Canada held another successful Navy League Cadet training competition on Saturday, 28 April 2012.
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April 17, 2012

Navy League cadet corps opens in Sackville

Sackville resident Scott Briand (left) has been involved in the Nova Scotia Sea Cadet program for years and is proud to say both of his boys are following in his...
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April 10, 2012

Local Navy League Branch Commemorates Titanic

The Titanic Gala Fundraiser hosted by the local Navy League of Canada branch this month promises to be a night to remember. "If you like the story of the Titanic, it's...
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April 10, 2012

Compressions budgétaires: deux institutions militaires de la région disparaissent (french only)

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April 2, 2012

Rendez-Vous Navale Quebec

Current version is french only. English to follow. Please visit http://www.rendezvousnaval.com/en/home for more information.
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February 14, 2012

Arctic warfare computer game includes Canadian navy

A new computer game about Arctic warfare will be released this spring.The game, Naval War: Arctic Circle, is set in the Arctic in the year 2030. The world at odds over...
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February 7, 2012

11 area residents honoured with Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper presided over the inaugural presentation ceremony. The new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012...
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January 30, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Medal Call for Nominations

The Navy League of Canada is seeking nominations for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. For more information, please visit our webpage...
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January 23, 2012

Appeal for Donations

This past weekend, Winnipeg experienced an arson fire that destroyed an apartment complex. Unfortunately there is a family that is now out of a home and belongings. They...
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January 17, 2012

Calling all former Officers and Cadets of NLCC JRK Millen

ATTENTION Calling all former Officers and Cadets of NLCC JRK Millen, #4, Winnipeg, Manitoba. We are hoping to establish a Corps Alumni and are looking for former...
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January 17, 2012

Consistency in The Designation of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps

Based on discussions with the Directorate History and Heritage and RCN Historian, the convention prior to unification (and post WWII) was for the names of HMC Ships to...
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January 16, 2012

Heading for Home

Heading west through the Strait of Gibraltar and leaving the gateway to the Mediterranean behind, HMCS Vancouver begins the first leg of her homeward journey and ends a...
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January 12, 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

As National President of The Navy League of Canada it is an honour to report that the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, has...
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January 9, 2012

Obituary Lt(N) Buck Rogers

The HMCS Acadia Alumni Association Board of Directors is saddened to announce that its First Vice President, Eugene “Buck” Rogers has passed away. Buck will be sadly...
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December 21, 2011

CF on Guard during Christmas Holidays

The song I’ll Be Home For Christmas has become hugely significant for anyone away from home during the holiday season, but there are many who won’t be joining their...
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December 21, 2011

2011 Maritime Affairs Scholarship winner

Mr. Ron Buck, 1st National Vice-President, The Navy League of Canada, presents a $3,000 Maritime Affairs scholarship to Jeremy Gingras of RCSCC 267 Kondiaronk. Jeremy is...
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December 15, 2011

Poster Challenge

The 2012 edition of the Poster Challenge is now available at www.posterchallenge.pch.gc.ca. The complete list of entry rules, eligibility ...
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December 15, 2011

Grand Falls Man hailed as a hero

Jarris Sampson of Grand Falls-Windsor knew what he wanted to do with his life, even as a young man. Now 27, he was 17 when he joined the Canadian Navy, with his...
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December 13, 2011

Lt(N) Sandra McKay Receives Award for Sailing in Manitoba

The President's award is awarded annually to the volunteer who has contributed the most to developing sailing within the province during the previous year. This award...
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December 13, 2011

Submarine Program

In this latest issue of Frontline Defence magazine, Mme Louise Mercier discusses the importance of Canada's Submarine Program. Click the link below to view the article.
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December 12, 2011

Wreaths Across Canada

If today’s youth are disconnected from the Canadian bloodshed on foreign shores all in the name of freedom, it certainly wasn’t apparent on Sunday afternoon. More than...
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December 12, 2011

UK Procurement Report

Armoured vehicles such as tanks, reconnaissance and personnel-carrying vehicles are essential for a wide range of military tasks. Since the 1998 Strategic Defence...
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November 2, 2011

Navy League Pays Tribute to Veterans

The Navy League of Canada is proud to pay tribute to Canada's Veterans from all conflicts. Canadian Veterans from all walks of life have paid dearly for the freedoms...
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