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MEDALS

Medals are prestigious awards that are worn on a cadets uniform. These medals can be awarded at the cadet corps.

The Cadet Award of Bravery may be awarded to a cadet who performs an outstanding deed of valour involving risk of life in attempting to save the life or property of others.

The navy blue represents the affiliation between the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets and the Royal Canadian Navy, the red is for the affiliation between the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and the Canadian Army and the light blue is for the affiliation between the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal is the highest award, which can be bestowed upon a cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training.

The Medal and the accompanying Certificate of Merit are awarded by the Lord Strathcona Trust. The issue and wearing of the LSM is authorized by the Chief of the Defence Staff. Each Army Cadet corps has the opportunity to award one medal in each training year, but the award of the medal is to be based solely on the availability of a worthy candidate. Awarding the LSM annually is not mandatory and is not a matter of any custom for a particular appointment or by seniority alone.

This medal is selected by the Commanding Officer on the advice of corps officers and NCOs.


2017 – CWO Avery White

The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Cadet Medal of Excellence is awarded in recognition for individual endeavours in citizenship that meet or enhance the aims and objectives of the cadet movement.

This medal is presented to a cadet who, over many years, has actively participated in community service activities and works exceptionally well with fellow cadets, volunteers and unit officers. The cadet must also consistently promote esprit de corps, comradeship, goodwill, and enhance the image of cadets in their local community. The cadet must have fulfilled all requirements of the corps local headquarters annual mandatory training program and participated in 75% of the optional training. In addition the cadet must have participated in at least three community service events, in addition to the corps supported programs.

This medal is selected by the Commanding Officer on the advice of corps officers and NCOs.


2017 – Sgt Jenna Campbell

Major-General W. A. Howard, CMM, CM, CD, QC, Colonel Commandant Royal Canadian Army Cadets from 1974 to 1979, established an annual award for outstanding army cadets known as "The Major-General W. A. Howard Medal" as a legacy to promote training excellence by senior Army Cadets through a structured assessment of a cadet's overall performance. This award will recognize the cadet in each province and territory who has achieved the highest results in the 4th year Gold training level annually as they prepare to enter into the Year 5 “Master Cadet” level.

Approving authority for this award is the Army Cadet
League of Canada.

The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS), as a legacy to its desire to promote excellence and awareness of the CCO, has established the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Cadet Medal of Merit (ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit).

One medal shall be awarded at each CTC to the top cadet, male or female, for each Instructor level course.

The Order of St. George will award a medal to honour Staff Cadets who distinguish themselves in their exemplary contribution at a CTC or at a Junior Canadian Ranger Enhanced Training Session (ETS) during the summer training period.

This medal is presented to an Army Cadet that has successfully completed four years of honourable service within the Canadian cadet program. Single bars are awarded for each additional year. 


Four Years

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Five Years

2017 – MCpl Josephine Huberdeau

Six Years

2017 –

ANNUAL AWARDS

Awarded to top cadets who meet or exceed the criteria for these local unit awards.

Sponsored by South Alberta Pipes & Drums

This award is presented to a cadet on the unit’s Pipes & Drums Band who excels in music and dedication to the band.


2017 – MCpl Conner Payne

This award is presented to the Junior and Senior cadet on the unit’s Biathlon team who excel in training, physical fitness, and competition.

Rhonda Dent was a staff member with 2313 RCACC for many years. She played a pivotal role in the operation of the corps as the Administration officer.


2017 – Cpl Liam Towle (Jr) & Sgt Zachary Granger (Sr)

Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion Redcliff Branch No. 6

After moving to Medicine Hat in 2008, Captain Gerbrandt took over as Commanding Officer of 2313 South Alberta Light Horse cadet corps, and the corps was awarded the Most Improved Cadet Corps that training year. In 2012, Captain Gerbrandt was recognized for his work with cadets with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Throughout his 15 years as a member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre, Chris was known for his dedication, his commitment, and his passion. Each and every cadet was made to feel included under Captain Gerbrandt’s leadership. He was known to be able to take something that may not seem at all interesting to a 12 year old, say, for example, drill team practice for 8 hours on a Sunday, and make it exciting. His enthusiasm was infectious to all staff and cadets who knew him, and it was that same enthusiasm and drive that got the corps drill team to Florida in 2015, a feat many thought, at first, was overly ambitious.
Chris has helped mold the young men and women of the future. Chris has shown that any-thing you set your mind to is within reach if you work hard enough for it. Captain Gerbrandt has touched thousands of lives in his years with the military and his memory will continue to do so for many years to come. This award goes to the cadet on the drill team who displays the highest standard of drill, dress, and deportment. Along with this award, a fund has been created in Chris’ memory, from which the recipient receives $200.


2017 – Cpl Chais Varga

Sponsored by Falaise Road ONCO Mess

This award is presented to the Junior and Senior cadet on the unit’s marksmanship team that demonstrate a keen interest in the shooting program and who excel in the elements of marksmanship.

Cpl Amber Dickson was taken on strength as a cadet with 2313 RCACC on April 26, 1996. She died at the young age of 15. She touched many lives and will be remembered by all who knew her. 700 people attended her funeral at Patterson Armoury.


2017 – MCpl Ayden Proteau (Jr) & Sgt Wyatt Martin (Sr)

Sponsored by Medicine Hat Kiwanis Club

This award goes to the cadet who showed the most improvement throughout the training year in honour of Craig Batsel, who passed away in 1998 while a member of the corps.


2017 – Sgt Graeme Heidinger

Presented to the Best All Round Cadet in each star level. These awards are given in recognition of exceptional standards met in all aspects of training including attendance, dress, deportment, effort and attitude.


2017 – Cpl Michael Lydon

Presented to the Best All Round Cadet in each star level. These awards are given in recognition of exceptional standards met in all aspects of training including attendance, dress, deportment, effort and attitude.


2017 – MCpl Braeden Ferguson

Presented to the Best All Round Cadet in each star level. These awards are given in recognition of exceptional standards met in all aspects of training including attendance, dress, deportment, effort and attitude.

Pam Johnson was a cadet with us from 1996 to 1999 when she was tragically hit and killed by a drunk driver.


2017 – Cpl Chais Varga

Sponsored by 3rd Canadian Army Veterans Coriano Ridge

Presented to the Best All Round Cadet in each star level. These awards are given in recognition of exceptional standards met in all aspects of training including attendance, dress, deportment, effort and attitude.


2017 – WO Callum Richardson

Sponsored by Royal United Services Institute

Presented to the Best All Round Cadet in each star level. These awards are given in recognition of exceptional standards met in all aspects of training including attendance, dress, deportment, effort and attitude.


2017 – MWO Kolten Gerbrandt

Justin Johnson was a good cadet, and a great person. He lit up a room when he walked in, and always put a smile on everybody’s face. Justin was the kind of person you just wanted to be around. He loved the cadet program, and he particularly loved being outdoors. In his memory, we have created the Corps Choice for Esprit Des Corps Award. This award, voted on by the members of the corps, is handed out to the cadet who best works toward creating an environment where all members feel involved and included.


2017 – Sgt Zachary Granger

LCol Doug Heine has been our representative from the Kiwanis since our partnership began back in 1997. Since then, LCol Doug Heine has been coming in on a regular basis to ensure that we had what we needed, provide mentorship, and manage our finances. To honor Doug’s commitment, the Kiwanis provide an annual $500 bursary to a deserving cadet. To qualify, a cadet must have been in the cadet program for a minimum of 3 years, maintain good scholastic standing, have a post-secondary plan, and demonstrate excellent attitude, effort, and attendance within the cadet corps.


2017 – CWO Avery White