2017 The 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 Univeristy 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.