Category Archives: RCAF Association

RCAF Foundation Scholarships

This item from our colleagues in the RCAF Association may be of interest to some readers.


The RCAF Association works very closely with the RCAF Foundation.

We recently shared the RCAF Foundation’s exciting scholarship announcement details of which are repeated below.

Some have responded asking us how to apply, along with other questions more appropriately directed toward the RCAF Foundation, Mr. Jeremy Diamond whose contact information ( jeremy@rcaffoundation.ca ) and phone number are shared (again below) in the original announcement.

For further information please visit the RCAF Foundation website at this link:

https://rcaffoundation.ca/portfolio-items/student-scholarship/

Application forms can be accessed at the above link

Developed for Canada’s next generations of leaders, and explorers in science and space, these twenty $1,000 scholarships are open to any Canadian youth 25 years of age or younger who is either entering or studying in a post-secondary institution or flight school.

They are designed to encourage all students in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) studies or flight that could lead to future careers the Aviation or Aerospace industry.

Categories include:

  • Ten $1,000 scholarships to young men and women whose parents are either current or former serving members of the RCAF and are either entering or already attending any Canadian post-secondary educational institution or flight school
  • Five $1,000 scholarships to young women who are entering or attending any Canadian post-secondary educational institution or flight school
  • Five $1,000 scholarships to any young person who is entering a Canadian post-secondary educational institution or flight school and identifies as any one of the following: – Indigenous – Visible minority – LGBTQQIP2SAA – Person with disabilities

To apply students, choose one of these categories and answer two questions:

  • What are your career aspirations and vision for your future in the Aviation and Aerospace?
  • What is the most important character attribute or personal life experience you possess that will help you make a meaningful contribution to your future workplace and community? Submission Deadline – Friday July 16, 2021. I hope you will be able to share this information with your networks. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you! — Jeremy Diamond CEO RCAF Foundation 416.722.9754

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RCAF Foundation Scholarships

An item from our colleagues in the RCAF Association that may be of interest to some readers.


The following message is shared with the support of the RCAF Association Chairman Colonel (Ret) Terry Chester,CD;

As CEO of the RCAF Foundation, I am thrilled to announce that today we launched our first RCAF Foundation Student Scholarships!

Developed for Canada’s next generations of leaders, and explorers in science and space, these twenty $1,000 scholarships are open to any Canadian youth 25 years of age or younger who is either entering or studying in a post-secondary institution or flight school.

They are designed to encourage all students in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) studies or flight that could lead to future careers the Aviation or Aerospace industry.

Categories include:

• Ten $1,000 scholarships to young men and women whose parents are either current or former serving members of the RCAF and are either entering or already attending any Canadian post-secondary educational institution or flight school

• Five $1,000 scholarships to young women who are entering or attending any Canadian post-secondary educational institution or flight school

• Five $1,000 scholarships to any young person who is entering a Canadian post-secondary educational institution or flight school and identifies as any one of the following: – Indigenous – Visible minority – LGBTQQIP2SAA – Person with disabilities

To apply students, choose one of these categories and answer two questions:

• What are your career aspirations and vision for your future in the Aviation and Aerospace?

• What is the most important character attribute or personal life experience you possess that will help you make a meaningful contribution to your future workplace and community? Submission Deadline – Friday July 16, 2021. I hope you will be able to share this information with your networks. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you! — Jeremy Diamond CEO RCAF Foundation 416.722.9754

Royal Canadian Air Force Association,405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca

RCAF Association News

An item from the RCAF Association to pass along.


RCAF Flyers Gold Medal (1948) Hockey Team

The last surviving member of Canada’s famous gold-medal-winning hockey team – the RCAF Flyers – Murray Dowey (goalie) has passed away. View details here at this link. ​

RCAF Association Elections

The ballot for the 2020 election to the RCAF Association Board of Directors (formerly National Executive Council) and for the RCAF Association Board of Trustees has now been released. Voting closes 26 June 2021. Members-in-good-standing who have shared their e-mail address with us, (over 2,870 members) have received their ballot and are now exercising their rightful privilege to vote. If you have not received a ballot or you would like to receive one, you may e-mail Dean Black ( director@airforce.ca ) to learn more.

Instagram ( @rcafassociation )

Are you on instagram? We encourage you to “follow” the RCAF Association Instagram page @rcafassociation Please help us increase our follower numbers. We will be offering up three (3) AVi-8 RCAF Mk. I watches to three (3) lucky Instagram followers on Canada Day – so please follow our @rcafassociation Instagram page

 

Royal Canadian Air Force Association,405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca

Support to the Air Cadet League Royal Canadian Air Cadets

One or more of our members may be interested in helping out with this activity.


Our friends at the Air Cadet League have reached out to us seeking someone to volunteer to serve as a judge or Royal Canadian Air Cadets competing in their annual Public Speaking competition. Anyone interested in acting in this capacity, please e-mail director@airforce.ca. Bilingual essential, as many of the cadets offer presentations in both official languages or in french. Thank you for your continuing interest in our Heritage-Youth-Advocacy mission. Your services will be required on Saturday 5 June 2021.

Nos amis de la Ligue des cadets de l’Air nous ont contactés à la recherche d’une personne bénévole pour servir de juge pour les Cadets de l’Air royale canadienne participant à leur concours annuel d’art oratoire. Toute personne intéressée à agir à ce titre, veuillez envoyer un courriel à director@airforce.ca. Bilinguisme essentiel, car plusieurs cadets offrent des présentations dans les deux langues officielles ou en français. Merci de l’intérêt que vous portez à notre mission Heritage-Youth-Advocacy.

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Royal Canadian Air Force Association,405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca

Gratitude of the Netherlands Government

If you know of someone who qualifies, please reach out to the folks at the RCAF Association.


The RCAF Association in co-operation with the Department of National Defence/Canadian Forces (DND/CF) has offered to help the government of the Netherlands send flowers to our ageing veterans of the Second World War campaign to liberate the Netherlands.

If you are caring for one of our eligible veterans, or if you know of a veteran who participated in the campaign or a family caring for a loved one who happened to be involved in the liberation of the Netherlands, please consider reaching out to us and let us know of the street address to which the flowers can be sent.

Please reply to director@airforce.ca with the information needed.

Thank you for your very kind consideration and co-operation.

 

Royal Canadian Air Force Association,405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca