A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR QOVPC
St-Jean sur Richelieu, January 29, 2024 – The QOVPC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the arrival of Mr. Jonathan Caisse as Executive Director. He officially joined the team on January 15.
With a decade of experience in the management of non-profits, Jonathan Caisse brings to the QOVPC a wealth of experience, a passion for community work and an excellent reputation. Jonathan holds degrees in Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention (Maisonneuve College) and Sociology (UQAM).
“We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Caisse to the position of Executive Director,” says QOVPC chairperson Marie Christine Lalonde. “He brings new ideas and strategies to the table and will play an important role in our organization’s recovery from the pandemic.”
2022 Chairman’ s Award
The 2022-2023 Cadet Ambassador is WO2 Alek Guitard from 921 Optimiste Ancienne-Lorette Squadron.
You can watch the presentation of the finalists and WO2 Guitard’s speech on our YouTube channel : https://youtu.be/qaekMJWLI1w.
Congratulations to all the finalists!
2021 ACL ANNUAL MUSIC AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to FSgt Andrew Wylie from 100 Laval squadron!
Click here to read the press release!
MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY – QOVPC
Dear Volunteer Members,
Here is the new directive from the QOVPC Air Cadet League of Canada regarding the requirement for members to be properly vaccinated in order to participate in face-to-face activities.
As a responsible organization, we must put in place a process to ensure the protection of all our members as well as all those with whom we interact in our volunteer role.
Please familiarize yourself with this directive and the word from the CO as soon as possible. This directive is effective immediately.
We will be issuing an additional directive within the next few days that will address the logistics of verification of vaccine passport or proof of vaccination and attendance records that will need to be maintained and kept by the responsible authority.
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Word from the CO
2019-2020 service medals recipients
In the context of COVID-19 where the cadets saw their year of training end abruptly and this, with great disappointment, the Provincial Committee of Quebec and Ottawa Valley (QOVPC) decided to emphasize in a very special way their commitment.
To motivate cadets in continuing their engagement in the Cadet Program for the upcoming training year, the QOVPC is presenting you list of all the recipients for the 4-year service medal as well as the bar and rosette for the 5th and 6th year.
To consult the list, click on the medal below.
$10,000 DONATION FROM THE FONDATION DES AMIS DE L’AVIATION ROYALE DU CANADA
Engine replacement project
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, June 3, 2020. – The Quebec and Ottawa Valley provincial committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada (QOVPC) is proud to announce that we have received a $10,000 donation from the Fondation des amis de l’Aviation royale du Canada (FAARC), in support of the tow-plane engines replacement project for the gliding program.
Our finance committee presented this project to the FAARC’s Board of Directors, highlighting the challenges faced by the League to properly maintain the Air Cadet Gliding Program (ACGP).
The goal of the ACGP is to provide air cadets with practical experience in the field of aviation and to pursue a career in that field if they so desire. It also has an objective of providing at least one familiarisation flight per year to each cadet. The QOVPC owns six tow-planes, fifteen gliders and three mobile winches. These are operated in six designated locations, namely in St-Jean sur Richelieu, Bromont, Valcartier, Bagotville, Lachute and Smith Falls.
The QOVPC wishes to thank the Fondation des amis de l’Aviation royale du Canada for their financial support.
The Air Cadets League of Canada (Quebec and Ottawa Valley)
450-358-7698 ext. 6049
78th Annual Provincial Congress and Annual General Meeting
The 78th Annual Provincial Congress and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Air Cadet League of Canada (Quebec and Ottawa Valley) was held from September 27th to 29th 2019. Approximately 300 members, partners and cadets gathered at the École nationale de police du Québec in Nicolet for a weekend of training, exchanges and recognition.
The Chairperson’s award took place that same weekend. This is the highest award given by the Provincial Committee to a cadet who demonstrates the following qualities: a sense of responsibility and commitment, a willingness to excel and a sense of communication.
The grand prize winner and our cadet-ambassador for the year 2019-2020 is Warrant Officer 1st Class Tayeb Idjakirene of 518 Rosemont Squadron. He was awarded the Chairperson’s award and a check for $ 500. He becomes the spokesperson of the year for the Air Cadet League of Canada (Quebec and the Ottawa Valley).
M. Raynald Bouchard, Chairperson of the Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada (Québec and Ottawa Valley), Warrant Officer 1st Class Tayeb Idjakirene of 518 Rosemont squadron Cadet-Ambassador 2019-2020, Mr. James Hunter CD, President of the Air Cadet League of Canada and Mr. Marc Bigaouette, Honorary President of the Quebec Group of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.
Exceptionnally this year, thanks to the generous contribution of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association in collaboration with Bell Helicopter, 2 additionnal prizes where awarded.
A second prize of $ 300 was given to Warrant Officer First Class Beatrice Cajvan of 803 – North Shore Sabre squadron by Miss Claudia Boies, CAE’s Senior manager, Global communications.
A third prize of $ 200 was given to Flight Sergeant Vincent Amankwah of 75 Barrhaven squadron, by Miss Katy De Grandpré, Regional Vice-president, BMO Banque de Montréal.
Here is the cadet-ambassador’s team for 2019-2020:
From the Saguenay / Lac St-Jean / Côte-Nord region, Warrant Officer 2nd Class David Girard from 634 Jonquière Squadron. From Montérégie Region, Flight Sergeant Samantha Desbiens from 867 – Vaudreuil- Dorion Squadron, from the Laurentides region, 2nd Class Warrant Officer Derviine Muthukuraman of the 757 Mascouche Squadron, out of the Ottawa region Sergeant Vincent Amankwah of 75 Barrhaven Squadron, Montreal West region Warrant Officer 1st Class Beatrice Cajvan of the 803 North Shore Saber Squadron and the Montreal East Region the cadet-ambassador Warrant Officer 1st Class Tayeb Idjakirene.
Of course, the event could not have been held without the involvement of our dedicated volunteers. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their outstanding generosity : CAE, BMO Banque de Montréal, NAV Canada, Royal Canadian Air Force Association in collaboration with Bell Helicopter.
2018 Provincial Band and Drill Competition
The Provincial Band and Drill competition took place on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Saint-Jean Garnison. All 12 finalists from the Air Cadet program’s regional drill competitions and the Eastern Region Cadet Music Festival came together to take part in this exciting event.
It is important to note that this event would not have taken place without our dedicated team of volunteers. We would also like to thank:
- Our special guests: Lieutenant Colonel Benoit Mailloux and Chief Warrant Officer Marina Roberge
- The judges for the Illsley category: Captain Émilie René and Captain Karine Ramsay
- The judges for the drill category: Chief Warrant Officer Jean Boivin, Warrant Officer Richard Nadeau and Major Peter Jaeggi
- The judge for the inspection of uniforms: Chief Warrant Officer Marina Roberge
- Masters of Ceremonies: Flight Sergeant Yoann Di Rienzo from 729 Salaberry Squadron and Flight Sergeant Bing Chen Peng from 898 Squadron Brossard
- Photographer: Bruno Ringuette
What is the Band and Drill Competition?
The Band and Drill Competition is a one-of-a-kind event where cadets come together to work as a team and act as leaders. Discipline, respect and solidarity are all concepts that capture the essence of this exciting competition.
The competition is broken down into four categories:
- Walsh: military drill exercise in teams of 16 or 19 cadets
- Strathcona: military drill exercise in teams of 22 or 25 cadets
- Improvisation: military drill exercise in teams of at least 13 cadets
- Illsley: orchestra of at least 15 cadets
2017 Provincial Effective Speaking Competition
On Saturday, April 8, the Air Cadet League of Canada – Quebec and Ottawa Valley Provincial Committee (QOVPC) held the Provincial Effective Speaking Competition at Université Laval. The event brought together the 9 finalist candidates from the regional competitions.
The Air Cadet League Effective Speaking Competition is a competition that takes place at all levels (local, regional, provincial and national) and its objective is to allow cadets and cadets to improve their presentation in public, to gain greater self-confidence and to communicate their messages more effectively. WO 2 Sabrina Gallant Monette, winner of the provincial competition, has the merit of representing Quebec and Ottawa Valley at the national competition to be held on June 15, 2017 at the National Convention.
The Effective Speaking Competition is divided into two parts. First, all candidates must present a prepared speech of 5 to 6 minutes on a topic that they select themselves from the themes announced by the Air Cadet League of Canada. For the second part, they had to present an impromptu speech lasting from 2 to 3 minutes. The theme of this speech was the same for all candidates and they only had 3 minutes to prepare. This year, the theme of the impromptu speech was: Tell us about your passions other than the Air Cadets. It will be said that all the cadets participating gave us exceptional performances. Congratulations to all applicants!
Of course, this event could not have been possible without Université Laval’s generosity, the involvement of our dedicated volunteers and the participation of our invited judges, Mr. Steve Guillemette and Mr. Simon Hébert. Also noteworthy is the participation of FSgt. Alice Hardy, attached to 921 Optimist L’Ancienne-Lorette Squadron, as Master of Ceremonies.
View the results
COCKTAIL DINER 2017 – L’Auto-Cadet 2016-2017 draw
It was in the evening of Wednesday, February 15th that the l’Auto-cadet draw was held at the Cocktail diner 2017 that took place at the Corporation du Fort St-Jean. This event brought together several volunteers, members and military officers as well as various dignitaries and Aerospace industry players.
In addition to presenting a unique opportunity to proceed to the l’Auto-cadet draw, this evening aim to thank and highlight the importance of the dedication of its members and cadets. As mentioned by Serge Philibert, President of the PCQOV, “without [their] involvement, none of this would be possible. Thank you all for supporting us and for working with us”. Moreover, the success of our organization would not be possible without the support of our partners such as Aéro Montréal and FDC Composite Inc. who were present at the event. Also note the presence of Roger Couture, director of the county office of Jean Rioux, Member of Parliament for St-Jean, Patricia Harritt, territorial director at KIA Canada, and Paolo D’Inzeo, owner of Ville-Marie Kia, who are constantly renewing their desire to support us.
The evening began with a visit to the Fort St-Jean Museum, followed by a short networking period and a word from the President. This speech will be published on our website (cadetsair.ca), on YouTube and on the Facebook page of the PCQOV (/CadetsAviationQVO). WO 2 Ryan Campbell of 867 Vaudreuil-Dorion Squadron, our cadet ambassador, then spoke in an extraordinary speech, which will also be broadcasted in the various digital media listed above. The event ended with the closing word as well as the draw of the door prizes.
L’Auto-Cadet 2016-2017 draw
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to the many partners who made it possible to hold this event!
To view the results of the draw, click here.