The Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Inc. is proud to recognize individuals and groups of members who contribute to the ongoing goals of the Manitoba Air Cadet Program.
The Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Incorporated, Honorary Air Marshall Award is presented from time to time to individuals recommended to the Board of Directors for their exceptional personal achievements which have motivated and inspired the youth of Manitoba.
The award is presented at the Honours and Awards Dinner in the presence of distinguished members of the commuity and other invited guests.
The Award was introduced in 2008.
FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
The Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Incorporated, Distinguished Service Award is limited to individuals who have been members of the Air Cadet League of Canada for at least ten years and who have had, in the opinion of the selection committee, a significant and continued impact on the advancement of the Air Cadet Program through development, instruction, service or a combination of the three over an extended period of time.
The award was introduced in 2007 and consists of a certificate with the citation specified by the selection committee and approved by the ACL (MB) Executive Committee. The Award was renamed in 2013 in honour of the first recipient Douglas Inglis
The award is granted without regard to age, sex or nationality. The award need not be given each year.
Members may be nominated to the Honours and Awards Committee no later than 1 August of each year. Nominations, in letter format, must be signed by at least two members of the Provincial Committee and should include a narrative outlining the nominee's contribution. A nomination for the distinguished service award that is not awarded will remain for 3 years.
The Meritorious Service Award recognizes outstanding meritorious service to the Manitoba Air Cadet Program by a Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer.
The award was intoduced in 2008 and consists of a suitable certificate with the following citation:
“IN RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE MANITOBA AIR CADET PROGRAM”
Any member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre, who has contributed to the Manitoba Air Cadet Program, whose activities are exceptional because of the member's dedication performance and length of continuous service, is eligible for the award.
Members with suitable qualifications may be nominated to the Honours and Awards Committee no later than 1 August of each year. Nominations, in letter format, must be signed by at least two members of the Provincial Committee and should include a narrative outlining the nominee's contribution. A nomination for the meritorious service award that is not awarded will remain for 3 years.
The award is normally presented annually. Presentation may be withheld if the Honours and Awards Committee determines that no suitable candidate has been nominated. The award can be presented to a recipient only once in a lifetime.
"E.M. (BRAD) BRADSHAW AWARD"
Awarded annually to the Squadron Sponsor judged to be the most active, supportive and effective.
The trophy was donated by Captain R.D. Christie, Air Canada, a friend of cadets, in honour of Mr. (Brad) Bradshaw, an ex-Squadron Sponsoring Chairman, a former Director of the Manitoba Provincial Committee, and a Life Member of the Manitoba Provincial Committee.
"EDWARD VOPNI AWARD"
Awarded to Manitoba's most proficient Squadron during a specific training year. Honouring Mr. Edward Vopni's service with the Manitoba Air Cadet League from 1948 until 1957.
More about Ed Vopni may be found at the Chairmen's Biographies page.
"HAROLD STEELE AWARD"
Awarded annually to a Manitoba Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron for Proficiency in Cadet Training and Good Citizenship.
More about Harold Steele may be found at the Chairmen's Biographies page.
Awarded annually to the Most Proficient Air Cadet Squadron in Manitoba's Rural Area.
"DOROTHY (DOT) WOWK
Awarded annually to the most improved squadron in Manitoba.
This Annual Award is presented in memory of Dot Wowk's 34 year involvement with the Air Cadet League of Canada. Her legacy of community participation and citizenship continues through the thousands of cadet graduates whose lives were touched by Mrs. Wowk.
WALTER A. MILDREN CD AWARD"
Awarded annually to the squadron in Manitoba that recruits and retains the largest number of cadets.
Instituted in 2005, this Annual Award is presented to recognize the efforts and dedication of the most proficient squadron in attracting youths to their organization and retaining their interest and enthusiasm with a challenging and interesting program.
More about Wing Commander Mildren can be found at the Chairmen's Biographies page.