The 2016 Hubbell Scholarship Recipients

The Hubbell Awards Inc. Scholarship Recipients with guest speaker, BGen Cochrane, and with the host, Jon Reyes, Manitoba Legislature, September 17, 2016.

This year the scholarship presentations were held on September 17, 2016 in Room 200 of the Manitoba Legislative Building. The scholarship recipients 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.

View the programme and all the pictures from the 2016 Awards Ceremony. (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging)

2016 Guest Speaker

Brigadier-General D.B. (Dave) Cochrane, MSM, CD
2 Canadian Air Division Commander

Brigadier-General D.B. (Dave) Cochrane grew up in Toronto and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1982. He received a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario in 1986.

Following receipt of his air navigator (ACSO) wings, BGen Cochrane spent his flying career with 426 and 436 squadrons in Trenton in the tactical and strategic airlift roles on the CC-130 Hercules. During these postings, he participated in several deployments including Gulf War I, Kurdish re-supply airdrop missions in northern Iraq, and Operation Airbridge in Sarajevo.

BGen Cochrane commanded 426 Transport and Training Squadron in Trenton from 2006 to 2009 and subsequently deployed, for six months, as Commanding Officer Theatre Support Element at Camp Mirage in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Upon return in 2010, BGen Cochrane assumed command of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, thanks to the great work by the 8 Wing/CFB Trenton men and women, in their support of the Search and Rescue mandate and the outstanding airlift support to Operation Hestia (Haiti), Op Mobile (Libya) and Op Athena (Afghanistan).

A graduate of the Aerospace Systems Course, BGen Cochrane enjoyed several staff tours at NDHQ, most memorable of which, being in the Directorate of Air Requirements where he was Project Director for the Airlift Capability Projects, focused on the successful acquisition of CC-177 Globemaster and CC-130J Hercules aircraft fleets.

BGen Cochrane is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College Course in Toronto, and holds a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College. BGen Cochrane also graduated in 2012 from the year-long Australian Defence College, Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies Course.

Upon returning to Canada in January 2013, BGen Cochrane assumed the position of Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor in the Privy Council Office in Ottawa. Promoted to Brigadier-General in 2015, he assumed the position of Commander 2 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg overseeing individual training and education for RCAF Officers and NCMs. In his spare time, BGen Cochrane enjoys watching the Leafs, Senators and now the Winnipeg Jets hockey teams and enjoys a friendly round of golf.

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2016 Surgeon Captain Gordon P. Fahrni, DSC, MD Award Recipient

Cadet PO1 George Gibson
49 RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC

Cadet PO1 George Gibson graduated from Grant Park High School and will attend the University of Manitoba Faculty of Arts where he hopes to study English Literature and History. He aspires to work in the public education system of Manitoba and help shape the youth of tomorrow.

As a Cadet he attended General Training at Quadra Sea Cadet Summer Training Centre as well as Intermediate and Advanced Music at Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre and is a qualified Drum Major. He has been a member of the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest) Honour Band for four years as the lead trumpet, as well as being the lead trumpet in his high school's concert and jazz bands. He has received Marksmanship Level 1, Silver Fitness, Standard First Aid and is his Corps' only qualified bugler.

His community volunteer activities include extensive work with the Ingolf Campers Association, Winnipeg Harvest and local cleanup crews in Winnipeg. He also assists the elderly in his neighbourhood.

Within his Cadet Unit, George has used his leadership skills as the Petty Officer of the band.

To view all pictures with Cadet PO1 Gibson click here (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging).

2016 Manitoba Navy League Division Award Recipient

Cadet PO2 Anetta Los
49 RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC

Cadet CPO2 Anetta Los graduated from Collège Garden City Collegiate and will attend the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering and is interested in pursuing an Ocean and Naval Architecture Engineering program at Memorial University in St John's NL in the future.

She has attended several Cadet camps including Basic Sail and Intermediate Sail courses and currently holds her CANSail Level 4. She is an Expert Marksman, holds her Excellence Fitness Level and is a biathlete placing second in the Provincials in 2015. She holds levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Small Craft Operators Program and has been a member of her unit's Guard since 2013, which placed first at the Lord Strathcona Trust Provincial Tri-Service Drill competition in March 2015.

She is heavily involved in the Polish community having danced with SPK ISKRY, as a dancer and volunteer at Folklorama and raising funds for the Polish Saturday School. She is a keen Dragon Boat racer and races in support of Cancer Care. She is a volunteer at the Children's Museum and is involved with the Santa shuffle in support of the Salvation Army. She has also volunteered with numerous other charities and is a member of the youth group at her church.

She is working towards her Bronze Level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Anetta is currently Secretary of her unit's Chiefs and Petty Officers' Mess.

To view all pictures with Cadet PO2 Los click here (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging).

2016 Lieutenant Laurence Gillmor Sherman Award Recipient

Cadet WO Zoé Fiola
2295 Royal Winnipeg Rifles RCACC

Cadet WO Zoé Fiola is a graduate of Collège Louis-Riel. She will commence her post secondary studies at Red River College where she will work toward a certificate in professional photography and hopes to set up her own business. She also plans on joining the CIC so she can help other youth blossom through the Cadet programme.

She has attended General Training, Basic Drill and Ceremonial and Drill Ceremonial Instructor courses as well as the Glacier Climb Regional Expedition. She has been a Staff Cadet at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre and was recognized with the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence and as the outstanding Cadet in her unit.

She has volunteered at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Le Festival du Voyageur and La Liberté. She has also served on her school's yearbook team.

Zoé is the Regimental Sergeant Major of her unit.

To view all pictures with Cadet WO Fiola click here (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging).

2016 Janice and Barry Rempel Honorary Colonel's Air Cadet Scholarship Award Recipient

Cadet WO2 Aidan Heaman
82 Brandon RCACS

Cadet WO2 Aidan Heaman graduated from Elkhorn School and will attend the University of Alberta this Fall in the Faculty of Engineering and upon graduation aims to create more sustainable means of construction and energy production.

He has completed General Training, Basic Drill and Ceremonial Drill and Ceremonial Instructor courses, St John Ambulance Standard First Aid, Glider and Power Pilot Training and Level Five Workshop Training. He was the top Cadet in his unit in his first, second, third and fourth years and is a recipient of the Terebrate Foramina in Caelum Award. He has received the Greatest Personal Contribution to Leadership Award, was top Manitoba Cadet on the Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course, Top Steinbach Cadet (Power) and received a Continuation Flying Award.

He volunteers at the Seniors Manor and was a member of his school's Student Council and assisted in organizing “Mini We Days” as well as delivery of Meals on Wheels. He is also part of his community's musical theatrical productions company.

Aidan enjoys participating in track and field and competed in the Boeing Classic Provincial Competition running the 60 metres in a personal best of 7.85 seconds.

To view all pictures with Cadet WO2 Heaman click here (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging).

2016 Flight Sergeant Fred Marean Award Recipient

Cadet WO2 Alexa Ilag
170 St James RCACS

Cadet WO2 Ilag is a graduate of Garden City Collegiate and will attend the University of British Columbia this Fall where she will pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science with a minor in pre-law. Her goal is to be a civil rights lawyer.

She has completed General Training, Basic Drill and Ceremonial, Fitness and Sports Instructor courses receiving the Top Cadet Award in all three of these courses. She was also a staff member for the Fitness and Sports Instructor Course. She was the top overall Cadet in 2013, Top Level 4 Cadet in 2014 and top Senior NCO in 2015 and placed first in the local effective speaking competition.

She volunteers at the Shine a Light Program, Winnipeg Harvest and was the youngest recipient of the inaugural Governor General Caring Canadian Award this year. She also works with the Mennonite Central committee to help provide relief for Syrian refugees.

She is working towards her Bronze Level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and has achieved her Excellence Proficiency Badge for the Cadet Fitness assessment. She has participated in the RCAF Marathon and is a ballet and hip-hop dancer and her dance team, “Reality Check” has achieved Gold Honours for the last four years in the Provincial Dance Festival.

Alexa is the Wing Warrant Officer for her unit.

To view all pictures with Cadet WO2 Ilag click here (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging).

2016 Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) James Randolph Popplow, SBStJ, CD, BSc, BEd, MD, MSc, ABPM (AM), FACPM Award Recipient

Cadet Sgt Ronnie Bugia
177 Air Canada RCACS

Cadet Sgt Bugia is a graduate of Kelvin High School and will attend the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business in the Bachelor and Master of Management Dual Degree programme. He hopes to one day manage his own business.

He is a Level Four Sergeant, second in command of Sabre Flight and an instructor at his unit. He has won first and second place at the 177 RCACS Effective Speaking Competition and also represented his Squadron at the 2014 and 2015 Air Cadets Effective Speaking Competition.

He has volunteered with The Dream Factory helping kids with life-threatening illnesses to fulfill their dreams, like going to Disney World. He helped organize charity fundraising events at his school and was a peer tutor. He volunteered with his school's newspaper and has volunteered at Camp Clipper and Winnipeg Harvest.

As a unit instructor he has used in-class group learning activities to challenge Cadets to interact, think and learn together in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

Ronnie played on his school's volleyball, basketball and soccer teams as well as playing intramural badminton and table tennis.

To view all pictures with Cadet Sgt Bugia click here (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging).

2016 Honorary Colonel Ben Van Ruiten, MSM, CD Award Recipient

Cadet WO2 Ian Ellchuk
220 Red River RCACS

Cadet WO2 Ellchuk is a graduate of Linden Christian School and Kelvin High School and will attend the University of Manitoba where he hopes to obtain a degree in Computer Science and his long-term goal is to become an air transport or airline pilot.

He is his Squadron's Cadet Warrant Officer and has attended General Training, Basic Military Band, Music concentration courses and has attained his glider and power licenses through the Cadet programme. He has received the Lord Strathcona Award and was noted as a top musician in 2013.

He is heavily involved with his Cadet Squadron and spends many hours volunteering to ensure that his Cadets are well trained and looked after. As well he has spent many hours volunteering with Winnipeg Harvest.

Ian has achieved the Cadet Fitness Level – Silver.

To view all pictures with Cadet WO2 Ellchuk click here (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging).

2016 Royal Military Institute of Manitoba Award Recipient

Cadet CPO2 Sarah King
60 RCSCC Swiftsure

Cadet CPO2 King is a graduate of Vincent Massey High School and will attend Brandon University where she will pursue an Arts Degree with a major in psychology and a minor in gender and women's studies. She hopes to join the Royal Canadian Navy as an Officer and would like to be a social worker or a counselor.

She has completed General Training, Basic Drill and Ceremonial and Drill and Ceremonial Instructor courses. She has received awards for Top Marksman, Outstanding Leader, was awarded the Lord Strathcona Medal of Merit, the royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence and her Four Year Service Medal. In 2015 she did an International Cadet exchange in Japan and this year she attended a Seamanship Deployment onboard an Orca 55.

She has volunteered with Helping Hands Soup Kitchen, Samaritan House and the Christmas Cheer Board. She has volunteered at her school, helped raise money for a young child with cancer and has volunteered at the Victoria Landing Retirement Home.

She has participated in biathlon at the city and provincial level receiving a Bronze Medal in the Senior Individual Female category at the Stage III Provincial Biathlon competition. She also received a Bronze Academic-Athletic medal for placing second on her school's Honour roll and participation on the school's Varsity Rugby Team.

Sarah is currently the Coxswain of her corps and is heavily involved with the instruction and development of the younger Cadets.

To view all pictures with Cadet CPO2 King click here.