The 2017 Hubbell Scholarship Recipients


The Hubbell Awards Inc. Scholarship Recipients and Future Hopefuls, Manitoba Legislature, September 16, 2017.

At a formal ceremony on Saturday, September 16, 2017, the 2017 Hubbell Awards were presented to nine Manitoba Cadets in the Manitoba Room of the Manitoba Legislative Buildings. These nine Cadets, two Sea Cadets, two Army Cadets and five Air Cadets, were chosen from over 40 applicants. The Hubbell Award recipients, their parents, other serving Cadets who could be potential nominees next year, and other dignitaries were in attendance at the ceremony.

This year's ceremony began with introductory remarks from Major-General (Ret'd) Ray Henault, CMM, MSC, CD, Patron - Hubbell Awards Incorporated (read speech notes) and Mr. Jon Reyes, St Norbert Member of The Legislative Assembly and Manitoba’s Special Envoy for Military Affairs. These remarks were followed by a keynote address from Brigadier-General Kelly Woiden, OMM, CD, Commander National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group (read speech notes).

After the speeches, the scholarships were presented to the Cadets. In addition to The Hubbell Awards scholarships, each of the Cadets received a bursary from the Manitoba Government. Presenting those bursaries, on behalf of the Manitoba Government, was Mr. Jon Reyes, St Norbert Member of The Legislative Assembly and Manitoba’s Special Envoy for Military Affairs.

A reception, in the Rotunda of the Manitoba Legislative Building, followed the presentation of the scholarships.

View the programme and all the pictures from the 2017 Awards Ceremony. (Photograph courtesy of 17 Wing Imaging)

2017 Guest Speaker

Brigadier-General Kelly Woiden, OMM, CD
Commander, National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group

Brigadier-General Kelly Woiden spent five years as an Army Cadet before joining the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve as an Armoured Reconnaissance Crewman with the British Columbia Dragoons in 1975. He was commissioned in 1981.

In 1984, he moved to Calgary and transferred to The King's Own Calgary Regiment where he served as a Troop Leader and Battle Captain. He completed an Advanced Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering Technology and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

He moved to Winnipeg in 1988 and transferred to The Fort Garry Horse where he served in numerous command positions from Battle Captain to Commanding Officer in 1997.

He attended the National Security Studies Seminar in 2001 and served in staff appointments at 38 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG) and Land Force Western Area.

He was recalled to 38 CBG as Deputy Commander in April 2003.

He was promoted to Colonel in 2004 and appointed Commander of 38 CBG. Four years later he was promoted to Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander Land Force Western Area and Joint Task Force West.

He served in Afghanistan for ten months in 2011 where he was responsible for Coalition efforts in developing the Afghan Ministry of Defence and the General Staff.

When he returned to Canada he was appointed Director General Land Reserve and Chief of Staff Army Reserve.

He was appointed Commander of the National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group in 2015.

While serving as a part-time reservist, Brigadier-General Woiden was employed at Bristol Aerospace Ltd in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1988 to 2012. When he left he was the Manager of the Composites Manufacturing Centre. He also has a Certificate in Management from the University of Manitoba.

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2017 Surgeon Captain Gordon P. Fahrni, DSC, MD Award Recipient

Cadet CPO1 Riley Nathan Marc Howells
49 RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC

Cadet CPO1 Howells will enrol in the welding program at Red River College, but his longer term objective is to enrol in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Hull Technician.

He first became interested in welding through the Vocational Program at Murdoch MacKay Collegiate. He has also completed the Shipwright course within Cadets which further exposed him to the trade.

He has been a Cadet since 2011 and received the Top Bandsman Award. He has attended several Cadet training programs during the summer including General Training, Basic Musician and Drill and Ceremonial. He has been the Staff Cadet for the Regional Interdivisional Competition, National Marksmanship and Regional Sail Regatta.

He volunteers at the local Legion Branch on an as required basis and helps to set-up for Veterans' Teas and Lunches, their poppy campaign, and Remembrance Day services.

As a senior Cadet, he sets the example and is a role model for others. Some people have referred to him as the 'go to person' because he can get things done.

He has earned the Silver fitness level and is a member of the school football team where he plays defensive back. He enjoys running, long distance bike riding and snowboarding.

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2017 Manitoba Navy League Division Award Recipient

Cadet PO1 Rheanne Lee Millet
49 RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC

Cadet PO1 Millet is a student at St. Mary's Academy and will attend the University of Winnipeg Integrated Education program where she will study to become a high school teacher. She is particularly interested in English and Psychology.

She received the four year service medal in 2015 and was recognized as the Top Junior Cadet in her corps. She has participated in both the Seamanship and Tall Ship Deployments in Victoria, BC. She has competed in several drill and marksmanship competitions. She is also the Drum Major of her corps and has been actively involved in the band since joining the Cadets in 2012.

She is active within the Filipino and church communities and has performed at Folklorama. Within her unit, she participates in the poppy campaign and has been a member of the band at Remembrance Day Services.

She instructs music theory and drill within her unit and has been a leader in seamanship classes.

She plays basketball, but her sports activities have been hindered recently as a result of injuries. She has earned the Bronze level of Cadet fitness.

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2017 Lieutenant Laurence Gillmor Sherman Award Recipient

Cadet CWO Gisele Irakoze
553 Sgt Tommy Prince, MM RCACC

Cadet CWO Irakoze will attend the University of Winnipeg where she will study Criminal Justice with the intent of becoming a police officer in the future.

She speaks five languages: English, French, Kinyarwanda, Luganda and Swahili.

She has attended summer Cadet training in Bagotville, Vernon and Cold Lake and participated in a tour of battlefields in Europe in 2016. She qualified as a Master Cadet in 2016 and completed the Mantario Trail in 2016, and an International Expedition to Chili in 2017.

She was the top female Cadet in her unit for three consecutive years and was awarded the Legion Medal of Excellence in 2016.

She volunteered for more than 200 hours in the past three years with organizations such as Downtown Winnipeg Biz, Siloam Mission, Special Olympics, Festival du Voyageur, and Canadian Blood Services. Within Cadets she has volunteered with the National Marksmanship Competition, Remembrance Day Services, Vimy Ridge Commemoration parades as well as the local Centennial Neighbourhood Cleanup.

Cadet Irakoze is a leader within her unit and sets the standard for junior Cadets. She instructs classes and mentors new Cadets.

She earned the Silver level of physical fitness and has played basketball with the Windsor Park Collegiate.

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2017 Honorary Colonels' Army Cadet Scholarship Award Recipient

Cadet CWO Evan Dyson
2520 (71 Battery) Brandon RCACC

Cadet Dyson attended Vincent Massey High and plans to become a corporate lawyer. He will initially study business administration at Simon Fraser University before moving on to law.

Within the Cadet program he has earned the Bronze Level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, a City of Brandon Award for Volunteerism and the RCMP Top Red Star Cadet Award. He attended the Wild Winter Expedition in 2016.

He is active with the 26 Field Regiment Pipe and Drums and has been a volunteer at the Westman Multicultural Festival and Remembrance Services in the City of Brandon.

He is the Regimental Sergeant Major of his unit and provides leadership and guidance to junior Cadets. He is also the Pipe Major which allows him to instruct junior Cadets and be a role model.

He has been a member of the school rugby team for four years as well as the soccer team for three years.

Cadet Dyson is currently attending university in Vancouver and was not available for the Presentations evening.

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2017 Janice and Barry Rempel Honorary Colonel's Air Cadet Scholarship Award Recipient

Cadet WO2 Anson Chan
170 St James RCACS

Cadet WO2 Chan attends Fort Richmond Collegiate and plans to continue his studies at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Science. His ultimate objective is to become a dentist.

He is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Cadet Chan has attended several Cadet training programs including Basic Aviation, Advanced Aviation, and the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course. Additionally he was on the squadron marksmanship team. He was selected to attend the 2017 International Air Cadet Exchange to the United Kingdom.

He volunteers at the Victoria General Hospital on weekends. He is normally assigned a number of tasks to support the staff and patients. These consist of things such as delivering newspapers and lab results.

He has also volunteered at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre, which is a seniors' home. The duties normally consist of assisting residents and staff within the facility. On some occasions he has served as an accompanist for a singer.

He is also active with the school's Amnesty International Club that does charity work such as bake sales and other fund raising events.

170 St. James Squadron has more than 130 Cadets, and he is the Squadron Commander. He is personally in-charge of 60 Cadets and ensures their standards of drill, dress and deportment are up to standard. He teaches classes in aviation and shares his personal experiences.

He has played on the school volleyball team and is currently a member of the badminton team. His fitness was further confirmed when he achieved the Excellence rating in the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

Janice and Honorary Colonel Barry Rempel are the sponsors of this award. They were not available for the Presentations evening. The award was presented on their behalf by a serving officer in the RCAF.

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

2017 Flight Sergeant Fred Marean Award Recipient

Cadet WO2 Adam Daniel Gislason
199 St Vital RCACS

Cadet WO2 Gislason is enrolled in the immersion program at École Secondaire Oak Park High School and is bilingual.

He plans to study engineering at the University of Manitoba. He aspires to become a snowbird pilot with the RCAF.

He recently earned his glider pilot license and has received an award for Aviation Excellence.

He has completed several Cadet programs during the summers that will assist him to meet his aspirations of becoming a pilot. He is also a skilled musician and has been a member of the Cadet Honour Band on three separate occasions.

His has used his skills as a musician to help other Cadets to play the trombone, trumpet, euphonium/baritone, saxophone, flute and percussion.

He was selected to attend the Air Cadet League General Annual Meeting where he was given the opportunity to present some of his ideas for future leaders of the Cadet Program.

He is a team captain at the annual Cerebral Palsy Association Stationary Bike Race, which is its sole fund raising event.

He is a Squadron Warrant Officer in his unit and leads and coaches junior Cadets.

He has a double black stripe in Tae Kwon Do. He is also a member of the Oak Park Raiders football team.

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2017 Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) James Randolph Popplow, SBStJ, CD, BSc, BEd, MD, MSc, ABPM (AM), FACPM Award Recipient

Cadet WO2 Cody Jeffrey Lincoln
249 Beausejour RCACS

Cadet WO2 Lincoln is a student at Ecole Edward Schreyer School and will attend the University of Manitoba. He aspires to study aerospace engineering where he will use that training in conjunction with his pilot's license. Major airlines now require their pilots to have a degree and his studies will assist him to meet his goal.

When he was 12 he attended the Young Eagles Air Academy where he became interested in the Cadet program. He joined with the intentions of qualifying as a pilot and has done that.

He has participated in a variety of other Cadet programs. He has been part of the competitive marksmanship team for several years. He is a member of the Air Cadet Concert Band. He is an experienced public speaker and won the Effective Public Speaking Gold Medal in 2017. He earned the Outstanding Cadet Award in 2016 and was the top shot also in 2016.

He participates in the National RCMP Youth Advisory Committee, which is a virtual group that weighs in on current issues affecting youth and justice. He has volunteered at Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest and the annual poppy campaign. He has delivered speeches for Remembrance Day and other Cadet and aviation related engagements.

His unit has grown from 20 to 60 Cadets in the past few years. That has provided him with additional opportunities to teach and mentor new recruits. He has also helped other Cadets with their school work on non-Cadet evenings.

He plays Varsity basketball and enjoys waterskiing, canoeing, swimming and hiking. He has earned the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and has Bronze Cross and Bronze Medallions from the Life Saving Society.

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2017 Honorary Colonel Ben Van Ruiten, MSM, CD Award Recipient

Cadet FSgt Jefferson Charles Holod
301 Alan McLeod, VC RCACS

Cadet FSgt Holod attends Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive High School and will attend Seneca College to study for a Bachelor of Aviation Technology degree. He aspires to become an RCAF pilot.

He has been a Cadet since 2012 and has completed several training programs including General Training, the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course and Advanced Aviation Technology.

He has received both the Lord Strathcona and Long Service Medals and was the Top Manitoba Cadet on the Power Pilot Scholarship Course.

Within his community he has volunteered with several organizations and events. He has helped prepare the Fall Supper at Grosse Isle Community Hall and helped to set-up, serve and clean at the Inwood Jamboree. He participated in the Youth in Philanthropy program at his school.

He is an instructor for Level 3 Cadets and is a mentor to a Level 4 Cadet.

He follows a healthy living lifestyle and has a gym membership. He was the Top Athlete within his squadron in 2015 and 2016.

Cadet Holod is attending Seneca College and was not available. Arlene VanRuiten, who is the award sponsor, made the presentation to his parents.

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2017 Royal Military Institute of Manitoba Award Recipient

Cadet WO2 Marka Jean Dewar-Norosky
317 Strathclair RCACS

Cadet WO2 Dewar-Norosky attended Strathclair Community School and has enrolled in the engineering program at the University of Manitoba. She is particularly interested in Biosystems and Environmental Engineering. One of her objectives is to continue to support her unit as an adult and attending the University of Manitoba will help facilitate that as well as allow her to continue to do some other local volunteer work.

She is a recipient of the Lord Strathcona Medal, the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence and the Long Service Medal. She has completed both the Glider and Power Pilot Camps in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Within her squadron she has won several awards including Most Dedicated Cadet, Marksmanship, Best Senior NCO, and Mentorship Award.

She has been a volunteer at the Women in Aviation Day. She has been part of the Women's Fly Day and has taken young Cadets on their familiarization flights. She is a medical first responder with St. John Ambulance and is in the process of training to be a first aid instructor. In addition to these volunteer activities she has found the time to participate in the Countryfest in Dauphin and is a member of the local fire department. She is involved with the 4-H.

She has helped her unit by developing and delivering a presentation to local schools to promote the program and encourage youth to consider joining.

She started a Ground School Programme so other Cadets with the same dream could have the resources and assistance to help them.

When she was an aspirant for the Glider Pilot Scholarship, she felt that as a petite person she might need more strength so she started a vigorous resistance training program. She has participated in other sports such as alpine skiing and biking.

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