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Tag: Recognition – Recognition and awards

Sailor of the Quarter known for promoting fitness, helping others

– He may not have been born in Canada, but Leading Seaman Eric Saenz, originally from Costa Rica, has become a valuable member of the Royal Canadian Navy, and was recently named the Atlantic Fleet’s newest Sailor of the Quarter.

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Weapons tech is ‘steadfast’ doing his job

– Corporal Bradley Birrell is a believer in treating people the way you want to be treated, and it is through that positive attitude that the corporal was awarded with the CFB Shilo Solider of the Year award.

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Sailor up for CISM Athlete of the Year Award

– AB Yvette Yong has been a rising star in the world of military sports and martial arts. She brought home the gold in the 2018 Pan American Taekwondo Championships where she represented the Canadian Armed Forces, and was ranked number one in the world in women’s fin weight category.

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Canadian Ranger receives Order of Military Merit

– Sergeant Kamenawatamin is the first woman among the Rangers in Ontario to receive the Order of Military Merit, an honour that was created in 1972 to recognize outstanding service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Canadian Rangers awarded by Ontario Provincial Police for contributions to search and rescue

– The Canadian Rangers of Northern Ontario received an award from the commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, recognizing their value in search and rescue operations.

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Five Employee Assistance Program referral agents honoured for their years of service

– Laurence Sianchuk has been volunteering with the program to assist civilian employees for 23 years, and Medhat El Nakady, Willow Vokey, Sheila Sparkes and Deborah Chaplin have been volunteering their services for ten.

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Governor General to invested 69 recipients into the Order of Military Merit

– The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada invests 69 recipients into the Order of Military, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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Kenora Armoury renaming honours First World War Indigenous Private

– Just two days shy of the 100th anniversary of his actions that earned him the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), a public ceremony was held on September 29 to officially the rename the Kenora Armoury as the Private David Kejick, DCM, Armoury.

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Winnipeg mom named Silver Cross Mother

– Anita Cenerini of Winnipeg was named Canada’s National Silver Cross Mother on November 1, the first Silver Cross Mother whose son died of suicide directly related to his military service. On the day she was named Silver Cross Mother, she brought a message of hope, understanding, dignity and compassion in a presentation at the Winnipeg Military Family Resource Centre at 17 Wing.

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Governor General invests 69 recipients into the Order of Military Merit

– Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at the Canadian War Museum, on November 6, bestowing the honour on one commander, 14 officers and 54 members.

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