Monthly Archives: February 2019

Wreaths Across America Mission Matters – February 2019

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


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It was a year ago this month that we (re)launched our monthly newsletter with a focus on the guiding principle used for everything we do here at Wreaths Across America — mission matters.

Our mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and their families, and Teach our
children about the cost of freedom, not only touches our volunteers, it makes up the true fabric of our country.

​​​​​​​Over the last year, we’ve shared countless stories of individuals and groups working everyday to play a part in support of the mission. Our goal for this year is to shine a light on the local communities across the country and people within them making a difference. If you know of someone whose story should be told, please share it with us via the link below!

Remember – Honor – Teach

With thanks,

Karen Worcester

Running FIR Wreaths
No parent should bury a child. It is a sacrifice too great for any mother, father, or nation to make. On April 26, 2013, Cathy Powers’ son, Senior Airman Bryce Kenneth Powers joined thousands of other young men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Bryce now rests in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Gold Star Mothers, like Cathy, know all too well that grief can consume or it can elevate. Out of her grief, Cathy discovered a passion for running. When she runs, she remembers her son and all the things we should be thankful for. Running has transformed her mind and body, and her spirit will take her far this year – to all 50 states, across 1,000 miles to honor our nation’s fallen veterans.

Cathy has partnered with Wreaths Across America to Remember, Honor, and Teach. Her goal is to run throughout the United States to raise awareness of the Wreaths Across America mission and, in doing so, earn the support needed to sponsor 7,777 veterans’ wreaths, one for each day Bryce was alive on this earth, to be laid at Arlington this December.

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Stem to Stone 5k/10k and Virtual Run
Run, walk, or ruck (or any of the above virtually) in our first annual Stem to Stone 5K/10K and Kids Fun Run July 13, 2019, presented in conjunction with CompetitorME as part of the Service & Sacrifice Series.

Everyone plays a part in our mission – Remember, Honor, Teach. Join us for this unique running event on the picturesque land in Downeast Maine where the balsam is harvested to make Wreaths Across America Veterans’ Wreaths. All proceeds from the event will help sponsor wreaths to be placed on a veteran headstone this December throughout the U.S. and abroad.

To learn more about this exciting event and to register for the Stem to Stone 5K/10K in Columbia Falls (or virtually!), visit

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Everyone Plays a Part
See how volunteers around the country have been playing their part.
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Sponsor Spotlight
Contract Leasing Corp. (CLC) is partnering with Wreaths Across America to offer a chance for carriers to lease a new, fully wrapped air ride aluminum roof Honor Trailer honoring our nation’s veterans. This is your chance to contribute to a very worthy cause while enjoying the benefits of operating this exclusive trailer for twelve months from April 17, 2019 and continuing through April 16, 2020. But that’s not the best part by a long shot! The winning bidder will receive a highly coveted spot of only 11 tractor trailers to travel in the 2019 Wreaths Across America week-long escort to Arlington National Cemetery!
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That Wreaths Across America does NOT decorate graves. We place LIVE, balsam fir wreaths as a symbol of honor and respect and ask our volunteers to say the name of each veteran out loud to keep their memory alive. Each veteran’s wreath is made up of ten bouquets, each with a specific meaning.
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What is a veterans wreath?
In addition to being a symbol of HONOR, RESPECT and VICTORY, each of the 10 balsam bouquets that make up each veterans’ wreath represent 10 special qualities that our veterans embody.

This month, our first bouquet, presented as a helping hand, represents veterans’ BELIEF in a greater good. Here are some ways that individuals and communities have played a part in February in support of this belief. Remember: Everyone Plays A Part!


A WWII veteran was surprised with a tank ride through the streets of Boston. The American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Massachusetts and community members came together to play a part in his special moment. Read more.
A man in the U.K. cared for the memorial of 10 fallen American Airmen for 75 years. Thank you, Tony Foulds! Read more.
Vietnam veterans came together to play a part in the mission and remember fellow American veterans at Mountain Rest Cemetery in North Carolina. Read more.
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What does it mean to sponsor a veteran’s wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to our veterans.

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The medic’s trauma book

From the Legion Magazine.


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The medic’s trauma book

The medic’s trauma book

“They cannot knock on your house door, take you by the hand and
bring you to the clinic. If you don’t ask for help, nobody will come.”

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne
As a member of 5 Field Ambulance in Afghanistan, medic Macha Khoudja-Poirier treated so many patients with such a variety of ills and injures, she didn’t know what more she could see to fill out her “trauma book.”

Better known in English as a casualty book, the journal is a log of the cases a medic handles, like the “life list” birders keep of the birds they see or the logbook a pilot maintains of the planes they fly and the hours spent airborne. Khoudja-Poirier’s book covered the gamut.

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Military Milestones
Canadians start the first trench raids

Canadians start the first trench raids

In the dead of night on Feb. 28, 1915, 100 men of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry sneaked out of their trenches near Ypres, Belgium, crossed no man’s land and destroyed 30 yards of German trenches.

It was the first trench raid of the First World War.

The raids became more and more frequent, evolving into a standard technique used by both sides in the stalemate of trench warfare. Raiders damaged enemy trenches, gained information on enemy fortifications and captured prisoners for interrogation.

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This week in history
This week in history

February 28, 1991

Operation Desert Storm, the combat phase of the Persian Gulf War, ends.

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WWI DISPATCH February 26, 2019

From the World War One Centennial Commission.


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February 26, 2019

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The 369th Experience is in the national spotlight during Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and February 2019 has been a very busy time for telling the story of the African-American heroes of World War I — and we at the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission are thrilled by the exposure that the Commission-sponsored 369th Experience is getting nationally. Among other high-profile appearances, 369th Experience project leader Stephany Neal, and noted historian (and member of the Commission’s Board of Historical Advisors) Dr. Jeffrey Sammons (above) were featured on New York City’s ABC 7 “Here and Now” show. Click here to watch the video of that appearance, and get links to other appearances on well-know national programs.


Kansas City Film Premiere Screening of documentary “Pershing’s Paths of Glory”

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In recognition of the 125th Anniversary of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, the nation’s foremost military honor society for ROTC cadets & midshipmen, the Society is hosting a major premiere event in Kansas City, MO, home of the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Pershing’s Paths of Glory is a documentary that tells the exceptional story of one of America’s greatest military leaders, General John J. Pershing. The story is told by Pershing’s living legacy – members of the National Societies of Pershing Rifles, Pershing Angels, and Blackjacks. Click here to read more about this movie, and find out how to get tickets to the premiere event in Kansas City March 15.


National History Day seeks Volunteers and Judges for regional competitions

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National History Day (NHD) is an exciting way for students to develop their civic literacy as well as study and learn about historical issues, such as World War I, and other ideas, people, and events at locations around the country. NHD is seeking is recruiting judges and other volunteers for competitions in Washington, DC and other regions around the nation. NHD is also a partner of the U.S World War I Centennial Commission. Click here to read more about the DC contest and other events around the nation, and discover how you can take part in this forum in which students compete for excellence in historical understanding and exposition.


The Polar Bear Expedition — The True Story Behind America’s Forgotten War in Communist Russia

Polar Bear Expedition soldiers

Even as Germany’s surrender was being signed in a railway car at Compiegne Forest near Paris on November 11, 1918, even as throngs were celebrating in London and New York, Captain Robert Boyd and the men of the U.S. Army’s 339th Infantry Regiment, Company B, were fighting for their lives against hundreds of Bolshevik troops in the snowy, bitterly cold wastes of northern Russia. Writing for the Military History Now web site, historian James Carl Nelson, author of The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919, describes the “somewhat bizarre series of events that had brought this contingent of Doughboys to this remote and desolate place: the village of Toulgas on the Dvina River, 150 miles from the relative safety of the frozen port of Archangel on Russia’s northern coast.” Click here to get a better understanding of this largely-neglected sideshow of the United States involvement in World War I.


American presence in Germany from 1918-1923 had lasting effects on the culture, ideology and politics of the region

Doughboy on guard occupied Germany

Sit in on any WWI history class in U.S. schools today and you probably won’t hear much about the American occupation of Germany that followed the war and lasted until 1923. Arizona State University (ASU) School of International Letters and Cultures German instructor Christiane Reves thinks that should change and hopes an exhibit now on display in the lobby of the Durham Language and Literature building at ASU will help. On the 100th anniversary of the presence of American occupational forces in the regions between Trier and Koblenz, “Stars and Stripes Above the Rhine: The American Occupation in Germany after World War I” aims to educate ASU students, faculty, staff, and the wider community about the laudable and conciliatory interactions between the Americans and the people who were once their military opponents. Click here to read more about this ASU exhibit which illuminates the effects on the culture and ideological history of the region occupied by the American forces.


A World War I poster still has a lot to teach us about #FoodWaste

Food Waste poster

In a guest blog post for the University of California (UC) Food Observer web site, UC researcher Wendi Gosliner shared this observation: “Food waste presents a major challenge in the United States. Estimates suggest that up to 40% of the food produced nationally never gets consumed, causing substantial economic and environmental harms. Wasted food utilizes vast quantities of precious land, water and human resources, yet rather than nourishing people, it feeds landfills, producing methane gasses that poison the environment. Much of the food waste (43%) occurs at the household level.”  Click here to read how Gosliner thinks a World War I poster has advice we’d be well served to heed today in order to address this issue.


From the World War I Centennial News Podcast

Historian’s Corner:
Dr. Hal Chase on Fort Des Moines, IA

Dr. Hal Chase

In February 8th’s edition of the World War I Centennial News Podcast, Episode 109, host Theo Mayer spoke with historian and native Iowan Dr. Hal Chase about Fort Des Moines, Iowa, a significant landmark in African American history. Over 600 African American officers were trained and commissioned at Fort Des Moines, before deploying to France. Click here to read a transcript of this insightful interview.

100 Years in the Making:
Pangolin Editions’ Steve Maule

Pangolin

In February 22nd’s edition of the World War I Centennial News Podcast, Episode 111, host Theo Mayer spoke with Steve Maule, a director at Pangolin Editions. One of the largest and most advanced art foundries in the world, Pangolin will play a crucial role in bringing the National Memorial to life. Click here to read a transcript of the interview as Mr. Maule provides us with incredible insight into the process of bringing an artist’s concept into a bronze reality.


WWI Centennial NEWS Podcast

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The WW1 Centennial News Podcast is about WW1 THEN: 100 years ago this week, and it’s about WW1 NOW: News and updates about the centennial and the commemoration.  Available on our web siteiTunesGoogle Play, PodbeanTuneInStitcher Radio on Demand.  Spotify  listen on Youtube. New – Comment and ask questions via twitter @TheWW1podcast

Famine resulting from WWI

Episode #111
Highlights: War, Pandemic, Now Famine!

Host: Theo Mayer

In The Headlines This Week – Host | @02:10

War Caused Famine Spreads – Mike Shuster | @07:50

“Y” Girls Serving in War-Torn France – Dr. Edward Lengel | @12:05

100 Years in The Making – Pangolin Editions Foundry – Steve Maury | @18:40

Remembering Veterans – 369th Experience Band Concert – From Video | @25:55

Historians Corner – African American Nurses – Dr. Charissa Threat | @36:20

Speaking WWI – Barnstorming – Host | @44:10

Highlights from the Dispatch Newsletter – Host | @49:00

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Literature in WWI This Week

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The Story of Freddie Stowers, the First African American Recipient of the WWI Medal of Honor

By Courtney L. Tollison Hartness, Ph.D.
While researching African Americans who served in the WWI American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) from her community, oral historian and Furman history professor Courtney L. Tollison Hartness discovered the compelling story of one soldier whose influential and enduring legacy would have been inconceivable to him.

September 28, 2018, marked the centennial of his death. His name was Freddie Stowers, and he was the first African American Recipient of the WWI Medal of Honor. Yet he didn’t receive the award until 73 years after he perished during the Battle of Meuse-Argonne. Read Tollison Hartness’ account of uncovering Stowers’ legacy this week at WWrite!

Behind Their Lines

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Director Peter Jackson has released news of his upcoming J. R. R. Tolkien biographic film that explores the influence of WW1 on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Read more about Tolkien’s “first fellowship” and his grief at losing close friends killed in the First World War.


Doughboy MIA for week of Feb. 25

Wesley J. Creech

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Monday’s Doughboy MIA this week is Private Wesley J. Creech. Born 15MAR1886, in Hallsboro, North Carolina, Wesley Jackson Creech was the fourth of six children that Henry and Martha Creech would rear. He signed his 05JUN1917 draft card at Bolton, North Carolina, where he listed himself as a lumber inspector and two months later married Miss Francis Williamson, age 19. Creech received his draft call shortly thereafter, reporting for duty on 01OCT1917 and was sent to Camp Jackson for induction. From there he went to Camp Sevier for infantry training and was placed in Company C, 120 th Infantry Regiment, 30 th ‘Old Hickory’ Division. Departing Boston, Massachusetts for overseas service on 12May1918 aboard the transport Bohemian, Creech’s division was brigaded with the British in the Somme sector that summer. Records show Wesley Creech as being killed in action on 31AUG1918 and buried by a British unit, however later identification of his grave by American Graves Registration personnel proved fruitless. As such, he is memorialized on the Tablets to the Missing at the Flanders Field American Cemetery at Waregem, Belgium.

Want to help solve Pvt. Creech’s case? Consider making a donation to Doughboy MIA at www.usww1cc.org/mia. It takes only a moment and your tax deductible contribution can be as large as you want or as small as $10.00 on our ‘Ten for Them’ program. Your contribution helps us make a full accounting of all 4,423 US MIA’s from WWI, and keeps these lost men from being forgotten. Make your tax deductible donation now, with our thanks.


Official WWI Centennial Merchandise

Lest We Forget jacket

Lest We Forget

World War I Prints from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library 

As the United States commemorates the centennial of World War I, one of the nation’s premier military history institutions pays tribute to the Americans who served and the allies they fought beside to defeat a resourceful enemy with a lavishly illustrated book.  It is an official product of the United States World War One Centennial Commission. The story of WWI is told through the memorable art it spawned―including posters from nations involved in the conflict―and a taut narrative account of the war’s signal events, its major personalities and its tragic consequences; and the timely period photographs that illustrate the awful realities of this revolutionary conflict. Most importantly, this book is a tribute to those who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and what would become the Air Force.  Proceeds from the sale of this book help fund the WW1 Memorial in Washington, DC.

This and many other items are available as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial.


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Sabin Howard at Pangolin

Sabin Howard (above), the sculptor for the work at the heart of the new National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC, recently visited the site of the Pangolin Editions foundry, where his sculpture will be brought forth in bronze using a unique combination of age-old artistic techniques and 21st. Century technology.  Click here to read the entire article about Sabin and the sculpture on the Medium web site.


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Francesco Di Cresce

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of ww1cc.org

Francesco Di Cresce

Submitted by: Frank M. Seleno {Grand Nephew} 

Francesco Di Cresce was born around 1894.  Francesco Di Cresce served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service

Francesco Di Cresce was born in the small hill town of Sora Italy located in the commune of Lazio and the province of Frosinone. Francesco was the 3rd child and oldest boy of seven (7) children of parents Pietro and Lucia Di Cresce (Matacchione).

Older sisters Vincenza (1) , Restitutta (2) and younger brothers Antonio (4) , Giulio/Julius (5), Innocenco (6) and Sante (7). They were considered “contadini”. People who made their living farming. Francesco and Restitutta were close and when young would go to the market in town to sell the tomatoes and zucchini grown by the family. Being called a “contadino” in Italy was not an insult. But in America, the new way of thinking was like this. The moment an Italian peasant sets foot on Ellis Island, he becomes a “Signore”. A gentleman.

Read Francesco Di Cresce’s entire Story of Service here.

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War, Pandemic, Now Famine: Episode #111

From the World War One Centennial Commission.


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War, Pandemic
Now Famine

Episode #111

Famine resulting from WWI

Hundreds of millions face famine resulting from WWI

War, Pandemic, Now Famine

Episode #111

Host: Theo Mayer

  • In The Headlines This Week – Host | @02:10
  • War Caused Famine Spreads – Mike Shuster | @07:50
  • “Y” Girls Serving in War Torn France – Dr. Edward Lengel | @12:05
  • 100 Years in The Making: Pangolin Editions Foundry – Steve Maury | @18:40
  • Remembering Veterans: 369th Experience Band Concert – From Video | @25:55
  • Historians Corner: African American Nurses – Dr. Charissa Threat | @36:20
  • Speaking WWI: “Barnstorming” – Host | @44:10
  • Highlights from the Dispatch Newsletter – Host | @49:00

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Coming up next week:

Dr. Patricia Fara on Science and Suffrage in WW1

Author Sarah Elizabeth Sawyer on Choctaw Code Talkers

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Canada-US Relationship Summits

From the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


February 22, 2019    
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Government of Canada
For more than 60 years, Canadian military members and their families have been present in southern Colorado, US, typically stationed at the headquarters of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). New Year’s Eve 2018 presented a first-of-a-kind opportunity for one member of this group.  READ MORE

La relation canado-américaine atteint de nouveaux sommets Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Depuis plus de 60 ans, des militaires canadiens et leur famille habitent le sud du Colorado, aux États-Unis, travaillant habituellement au quartier général du Commandement de la défense aérospatiale de l’Amérique du Nord (NORAD). En 2018, la veille du jour de l’An s’est révélée une occasion unique pour un de ces Canadiens. LIRE PLUS

Henry J. Langdon: An RCAF, industry and union pioneer Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Air Force maintained high standards for those it enlisted during the conflict. This is reflected in the achievements of many of the Black-Canadians who served in the RCAF during the war — for instance, four became lawyers post-war.  READ MORE

Henry J. Langdon, pionnier de l’ARC, de l’industrie et du syndicalisme Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l’Aviation royale canadienne a fait preuve de grande rigueur dans son recrutement de militaires, comme en témoignent les réalisations de plusieurs Canadiens noirs qui ont servi dans l’ARC pendant la guerre, dont quatre sont devenus avocats après la guerre. LIRE PLUS

First interim fighter jets arrive in Cold Lake Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
On February 17, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marked the arrival of the first two interim fighter aircraft, an important milestone and investment in sustaining our current CF-18 Hornet fleet. Through Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure Engaged, the Government of Canada is ensuring we have the mission ready aircraft we need to meet our domestic and international obligations in advance of the arrival of jets to replace the entire CF-18 fleet.  READ MORE

Arrivée des premiers chasseurs provisoires à Cold Lake Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Le 17 février 2019, l’Aviation royale du Canada (ARC) a souligné l’arrivée des deux premiers chasseurs provisoires d’Australie, une étape importante et un investissement dans le soutien de notre flotte actuelle de CF-18 Hornet. Grâce à la politique de défense du Canada, Protection, Sécurité, Engagement, le gouvernement du Canada veille à ce que nous ayons des aéronefs prêts pour les missions, et dont nous avons besoin pour remplir nos obligations nationales et internationales, en prévision de l’arrivée de chasseurs pour remplacer la flotte entière de CF-18. LIRE PLUS

Mark your calendars for the 2019 RCAF Run Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
It’s that time of year again — the time to set new goals for a new year. Why not make fitness one of those goals? Many people decide to try a new sport or start going to the gym more often. But the best way to start a new habit is to have a goal to work toward, and here’s one for you: participate in the 11th Annual Royal Canadian Air Force Run happening at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, on May 26, 2019.  READ MORE

Ne ratez pas la Course de l’ARC de 2019 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
C’est de nouveau le moment où l’on se fixe des objectifs pour la nouvelle année. Pourquoi ne pas faire du conditionnement physique l’un de ces objectifs? Beaucoup de gens décident d’essayer un nouveau sport ou commencent à aller au gymnase plus souvent. Toutefois, la meilleure façon d’adopter une nouvelle habitude, c’est de se fixer un but, et en voici un pour vous : participer à la 11e Course annuelle de l’Aviation royale canadienne à la 17e Escadre Winnipeg, au Manitoba, le 26 mai 2019. LIRE PLUS

CANSEC 2019 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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Are you ready for CANSEC 2019? The largest defence and security show in Canada is in three months! With just over three months to go, exhibit space is already 97 per cent sold out!  READ MORE

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It’s time to register for the Aviation Week DefenseChain Conference Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The two-day Conference is supported by decision leaders within equipment manufacturers and suppliers that support the supply chain for the defense industry, program managers, business and corporate development and marketing executives, market analysts, investment bankers and financial institutions. Delegates gain new tools, information and relationships that will support and enhance their organization’s growth opportunities. READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2019 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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Envisioned as Canada’s premier and world class youth development movement, the Air Cadet program seeks to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic minded youth in undertaking leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world. The Air Cadet League of Canada’s mission is to promote Canadian youth to develop an interest in aviation and aerospace and to provide opportunities to engage in enriching program elements such as physical education, music and public speaking. Since 1941, the Air Cadet League of Canada has supported the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, both financially and through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, to ensure that Canada’s Supporting Air Cadets makes a difference in the lives of young people. Let’s work together to make sure that every Cadet has the opportunities — donate today!  READ MORE

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada 
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE

 

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Next 2 weeks: Cybersecurity and Scaleups. You’re Invited!

From another of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Upcoming C100 Events
Thursday, February 28th
Palo Alto, CA**

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join C100 for an evening welcoming the visiting entrepreneurs from the Lazaridis Institute’s Scale-Up Program, one of Canada’s top accelerator programs. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us February 28th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend. Location will be announced 48 hours before the event.

**Please note the change of location from San Francisco to Palo Alto. If you’re unable to make it to Palo Alto, please let us know**

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Tuesday, March 5th
San Francisco, CA

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
C100, in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada and the Government of Ontario welcomes cybersecurity entrepreneurs and partners for an evening of discussion and networking.
This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend. Location will be announced 48 hours before the event.

Please join us!

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C100 Event Recap
Growth Summit & Canadian Intern Event
On February 5-6, C100 hosted our 2nd annual Growth Summit for a dynamic group of CEOs and execs from 19 of the highest-growth startups in Canada and Silicon Valley, and leaders from C100’s supporting corporate and ecosystem partners.

Founders behind three of Canada’s most influential startups (Ritual, Hopper, and Borrowell) shared their stories of entrepreneurship and why they believe Canada is poised to lead.

Several more distinguished leaders including Laszlo Bock, Michele Romanow, Chris O’Neill, Rahim Fazal, Brittany Forsyth, Derrick Fung, Nilam Ganenthiran, Shuman Ghosemanjumder, Ashira Gobrin, Oleg Rogynskyy, Melissa Taunton, Irfhan Rawji, Mark Jacobson and Michelle Zatlyn, shared their advice on scaling and growth, leadership, and talent.

To learn more about 2020’s Growth Summit, keep an eye on our newsletter andwebsite for updates. For more details on the speakers, schedule and topics from this year, please visit: c100growthsummit.org.

The Canadian Intern Event: February 12, 2019
Did you know that dozens of Canadian undergrads complete internships in the SF Bay Area each semester?
On February 12, we hosted 40 of them in our San Francisco office for an evening of dinner and conversation. Fangjin Yang (pictured above), Co-Founder & CEO of Imply, a Bay Area startup focused on real-time analytics with Apache Druid shared his entrepreneurship journey, including how he transitioned from engineer to co-founder, built meaningful business connections in the Valley and made the most of his internships to kick-start his career as an entrepreneur.

If you are interning in the Valley or are interested in hosting them, please let us know!

Special thanks to our Foundational Partners, Corporate Members, and event partner, PadPiper, for helping us make this event possible!

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