Cadets Canada is the largest federally funded youth program. It is open to youth from twelve to eighteen who are interested in participating in a variety of challenging activities while learning about the Canadian Forces.
Many former cadets have become leaders in Canadian society and attribute their desire to succeed to the time they spent in the program.
Cadets Canada's web site reports that they are committed to sharing Canadian values, paying particular attention to:
"LOYALTY, the expression of our collective dedication to the ideals of the Cadet Movement and to all its members;
PROFESSIONALISM, the accomplishment of all tasks with pride and diligence;
MUTUAL RESPECT, the treatment of others with dignity and equality; and
INTEGRITY, the courage and commitment to exemplify trust, sincerity and honesty."
The Hubbell Awards Incorporated is a small charity whose mission is to provide scholarships to cadets currently enrolled in a Manitoba unit who will continue their education at a civilian technical institute, college or university.
When the program was initially incorporated as a charity in 2004, it presented three $500.00 scholarships using the proceeds from the Awards Dinner.
The following year the program entered into an Agreement with the Winnipeg Foundation. All donations are placed in the Hubbell Awards Scholarships Trust Fund that they hold. The interest earned in that account is used to fund the program. That ensures the program can continue indefinitely.
The program currently provides seven $1,000.00 scholarships: three to air cadets; two to sea cadets and two to army cadets. The distribution of the scholarships is based upon the number of youth enrolled in each element and the number who qualify for post secondary education. As the Trust Fund continues to grow, so will the number and value of the scholarships.
Presentation of the Awards
The 2015 scholarships were presented on September 19, 2015 in the Rotunda of the Manitoba Legislative Building. The winners and their parents were invited to attend the evening.
Other serving cadets who could be potential nominees the following year were also invited to attend the function.
2015 Award Winners
Cadet CPO1 Zachary Raymond Berry, 350 Transcona, RCSCC - Surgeon Captain Gordon P. Fahrni, DSC, MD Award
Cadet CPO1 Berry will attend the University of Manitoba Faculty of Science where he will major in Genetics. He aspires to become a genetic counsellor. In September 2015 he was selected to sail with the Royal Canadian Navy and was unavailable to attend the presentations evening. He will attend university beginning in January 2016. One of the unit officers accepted the award on his behalf from MGen Bury and Gen (Retd) HenaultPhotograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging
Cadet CPO2 Siobhan Evison, 25 Crusader, RCSCC - The Manitoba Navy League Division Award
Cadet CPO2 Siobhan Evison will attend the University of Manitoba and study for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences. She is seen receiving her scholarship from MGen Bury and Ms. Lynn HawkeyePhotograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging
Cadet WO Nathalie Jaclyn Grace Castagner, 2701 PPCLI, RCACC - Lieutenant Laurence Gillmor Sherman Award
Cadet WO Nathalie Castagner will attend the University of Manitoba. She plans to study dentistry. She is seen receiving her scholarship from MGen Bury and LCol (retd) Ivan Poitras. She was also a winner of 2015 Manitoba Support Our Troops Scholarship that is awarded by the Province of Manitoba. The value of that scholarship was also $1,000.00.Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging
Cadet CWO David Wall, 2295 Royal Winnipeg Rifles, RCACC - The Honorary Colonels' Army Cadet Scholarship Award
Cadet CWO David Wall received his scholarship from MGen Bury and HLCol el Tassi. He is a first year student at the University of Manitoba but has not made a final decision about his major.Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging
Cadet WO1 Matthew Jonathon, 82 Brandon, RCACS - The Janice and Barry Rempel Honorary Colonel's Air Cadet Scholarship Award
Cadet WO1 Matthew Jonathon will attend Brandon University to study aerospace engineering. After earning his baccalaureate, he plans to attend graduate school at the University of Minneapolis. MGen Bury and HCol Rempel presented him with his scholarship.Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging
Cadet FSgt Courtney Masson, 6 Jim Whitecross, RCACS - The Flight Sergeant Fred Marean Award
Cadet FSgt Courtney Masson is studying at the University of Manitoba and will enrol in the Faculty of Nursing for her second year. Her longer term plans are to study medicine. She received her scholarship from MGen Bury, June Poitras and Kaela Parker. June Poitras and Kaela Parker are FSgt Marean's niece and grand niece respectively.Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging
Cadet FSgt Amber Donnelly, 82 Brandon, RCACS - Simon Park - Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) James R. Popplow, SBStJ, CD, BSc, BEd, MD, MSc, ABPM(AM) FACPM , Award
Cadet FSgt Amber Donnelly recently earned her wings as a pilot. She is a student at the University of British Columbia where she is studying Engineering Physics. She wants to center her career on the advancement of science and the universe.
She is seen receiving her scholarship from LCol (Retd) James Popplow, MD, at the Wings Graduation Parade that was held in August 2015.Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging
Contact us at:
The Hubbell Awards Incorporated
Suite 190, 680 Whytewold Road
PO Box 17000
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3Y5