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The Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute 2017
Captain Nichola Goddard “Game Changer” Award
Call for Nominations
The Conference of Defence Associations and the CDA Institute, in collaboration with Vanguard Magazine, have created the Captain Nichola Goddard “Game Changer” Award to recognize and honour a young Canadian innovator and trailblazer who has made a significant contribution to Canadian security and defence.
Captain Nichola Goddard’s name was chosen for this new award because she was very much a game changer in her own right. Nichola was the first Canadian female soldier in a combat role killed in action (in Afghanistan on 17 May 2006). This award is about remembering Nichola’s vibrant spirit and celebrating other “Game Changers” who live by Canadian values of inclusivity, innovation, ethical leadership and commitment.
Selection Criteria
The nominee must:
  • Be a young Canadian who has made a significant contribution to Canadian security and defence through demonstrated dedication and service to the military, and/or to have published research in one of the many fields of security and defence, and/or for not-for-profit/charity work in support of the Canadian Armed Forces and/or Veterans.
      Nomination Procedures:
  • Only individuals may submit nominations. All nominations must consist of a clear summary of the reasons for the nomination (500 words or less), at least two letters of support, and examples of the nominee’s work. Electronic submissions are preferred.
  • Submissions may be submitted in either of Canada’s official languages;
  • Only the person selected and the nominator will be notified;
  • All documents submitted as part of the submission will be kept at the CDA Institute national office and not returned to the nominator;
  • Nominations must be received by 5 September 2017, and addressed to:
The “Game Changer” Award Selection Committee
Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute)
151 Slater Street, Suite 412A
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3, Canada
The Award and grant will be presented to the recipient at the Graduate Student Symposium held in Kingston on 12 October 2017.
For further information please contact: [email protected]
 Le Prix Capitaine Nichola Goddard « Game Changer » 2017 – 
Conférence des Associations de la défense (CAD) et l’Institut de la CAD

Appel de mise en candidature

La Conférence des Associations de la défense (CAD) et l’Institut de la CAD, en collaboration avec la revue Vanguard, ont créé le Prix Capitaine Nichola Goddard «Game Changer» afin de reconnaître et honorer un (e) jeune innovateur (trice) et pionnier (ière) canadien (ne) qui a apporté une contribution importante à la sécurité et à la défense du Canada.
Le nom du capitaine Nichola Goddard a été choisi pour ce nouveau prix puisqu’elle est responsable d’avoir changé les règles du jeu. Elle fut la première femme soldat canadienne dans un rôle de combattante tuée en action (le 17 mai 2006 en Afghanistan). Ce prix nous permet de nous souvenir de l’esprit dynamique de Nichola et de célébrer d’autres «Game Changers» qui choisissent de vivre selon les valeurs canadiennes d’inclusion, d’innovation, de leadership éthique et d’engagement.

Critères de sélection
       Le candidat doit:
  • Être un (e) jeune Canadien (ne) qui a apporté une contribution importante à la sécurité et à la défense du Canada par son dévouement et service à la profession militaire, et/ou la publication de recherche dans l’un des nombreux domaines de la sécurité et de la défense, et/ou un travail à but non lucratif/travail de charité à l’appui des Forces armées canadiennes et/ou des Anciens combattants
       Procédure de nomination :
  • Seuls les individus peuvent soumettre des candidatures. Toutes candidatures doivent inclure un sommaire des motifs de la nomination (500 mots ou moins) au moins deux lettres de support et des exemples de travail du candidat. Les soumissions électroniques sont préférées; 
  • les soumissions peuvent être soumises dans l’une ou l’autre des langues officielles du Canada;
  • seule la personne sélectionnée et le candidat seront informés;
  • tous les documents soumis dans le cadre de la soumission seront conservés au bureau national de l’Institut de la CAD et ne seront pas retournés au présentateur;
  • les candidatures doivent être reçues avant le 5 septembre 2017 et adressées au :

Comité de sélection du Prix «Game Changer»

L’Institut de la Conférence des Associations de la défense 
151 rue Street, suite 412
Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 5H3 
Ou sous forme électronique à: [email protected]
Le prix et la subvention seront présentés au récipiendaire le 12 octobre 2017, lors du Symposium annuel des étudiants diplômés tenu à Kingston. 
Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez contacter l’Institut de la Conférence des Associations de la défense at (613) 236-9903 ou par courriel : [email protected]


Dianne Knight: Honouring the Memory of Her Daughter

Inspired by the example her daughter set of always striving for excellence, Grafton resident Dianne Knight has always strived to honour her memory in the eight years since she died in Afghanistan.

And given what a star athlete 22007 Michelle Knight Mendes (Class of 2001) was, participating in the Bike Up Northumberland fundraiser has seemed an appropriate way to do so — Dianne even rode the 100K option last year.

Known to many by her rank of Major (which she achieved by the age of 30), Michelle stood out in the student body of both Grafton Public School and CDCI East before being accepted into Kingston’s Royal Military College for a history degree and a career she loved.

Dianne would always marvel at her daughter’s drive (for example, she found the girl swimming in the family pool one day while reading a book), and participating in the Bike Up event is her own tribute — and her own way of supporting her local hospital, as proceeds from the Sept 9 event will be shared between Northumberland Hills Hospital and Campbellford Memorial Hospital.

Dianne hopes you will consider signing up as well. But if you are not available to do so, she said, please make a pledge to show your support.

And if you have no one else to pledge, you can support her efforts by calling 905-349-2214 or visiting Here.

Article By: Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today


WANTED: Re-enrollment Air Force Experience

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is actively seeking to re-enroll ex-military members of the Canadian Armed Forces

(CAF) who were fully trained in an RCAF occupation, and meet the suitability requirements. Due to manning shortages, per-

sonnel from RCAF occupations are being sought.

The Air Force Intake & Liaison Team (AFI&LT), which is based in Ottawa, works to identify and staff initiatives aimed at im-

proving the re-enrollment of former skilled personnel into the RCAF. In an effort to reduce waiting times the AFI&LT is work-

ing closely with Canadian Forces Recruiting Group (CFRG) and the career managers to expedite re-enrollment.

For more information on re-enrollment or to re-enroll

Please contact the AFI&LT team:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1-877-877-2741


TPL Expedition: Himalayas 2018 – Call for Soldier Team Applications

Building on the success of previous expeditions, in 2018 True Patriot Love will bring together a team of ill and injured Canadian soldiers and Veterans, along with business and community leaders, to take on unique and life-changing challenges together. This expedition will provide soldier participants with meaningful mentorship opportunities and shed a light on the stigma of mental illness and the challenges of Veterans’ transition.

2018 marks the 65th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s iconic first ascent of Mount Everest. To mark the anniversary, Peter Hillary, Sir Edmund’s son and two-time Everest conqueror himself, will guide a group of True Patriot Love expeditioners on a once-in-a-lifetime trek to Everest Base Camp. After reaching Everest Base Camp, the team will ascend the 20,000-ft. peak Lobuche East, which sits next to Mount Everest in Nepal.

Leading the expedition will be Everest enthusiast and acclaimed documentary film maker Ben Webster, and his experienced team of western and Sherpa mountaineering guides, providing rare and privileged access into the Sherpa culture and Hillary legacy.

We are actively seeking Canadian soldiers and Veterans who have sustained an injury or illness as a result of their military service to apply for this incredible experience. All expenses related to the expedition will be covered by fundraising initiatives led by the expedition’s civilian participants and True Patriot Love.

To download the soldier team application, click HERE. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017. If you have any questions, or to submit your application, please contact Jillian Thomson at [email protected].

For more information about joining the 2018 civilian team, please contact Megan McDonald at [email protected].


TACWest – Western Canada’s Military/Law Enforcement Expo (Range Day, Trade Show and Conference)

Western Canadian Defence Industries Association (WCDIA)

WCDIA has an upcoming event in Calgary, September 19, 20, 21 for military and law enforcement called TACWest. It is a range day, conference and trade show with a very notable keynote speaker that I am sure your members would be very eager to see, Lt. Col David Grossman.

WCDIA is a regional not-for-profit industry association representing over 250 companies, academia and government agencies with membership coverage across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It is the voice for the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Law Enforcement Association industry in Western Canada. WCDIA’s role is to facilitate the development of the defence, security and law enforcement industries in Western Canada. The association focuses on strengthening members’ business growth, the region’s economy, and Canada’s security through education, networking and advocacy. For more information on the association, go to

TACWest was launched in 2016 for the purpose of connecting law enforcement and military agencies and operators with training opportunities, tactical debriefs, networking and the supporting industry. It is specifically targeted to all members of law enforcement and security such as police, corrections, sheriffs, CBSA, Fish & Wildlife, Military police, TEMS, etc. and is closed to the general public. The 2016 show started with a range day including a tactical pistol operators course and a variety of mid and long range activities and was followed by two days of conference and trade show activities. Last year saw over 100 attendees and over 30 exhibitors and companies represented on the show floor. Four briefing sessions were also held for attendees with topics including: Terrorism, Radicalization and High Risk Travellers, Less Lethal, Operations and Deployment of Unmanned Vehicles – Case Studies, and First Aid in Policing.
2017 Highlights include:

· Keynote – Lt. Col David Grossman – U.S. Army (Retired) : “The Bullet Proof Mind”

· Advanced tactical courses – CTOMS, Millbrook Tactical – Night fighter course, MD Charlton (courses – TBD)

· Range Day – Pistol & Sniper activities and industry demo’s

· Tactical debriefs – American and Canadian incident debriefs

· Trade show, prizes and draws

· Alberta Tactical Officers Association Members Banquet

The vision for TACWest is that it will continue to be an annual event in Western Canada that grows in size and attracts participants, technologies, training opportunities, innovations and exhibitors specifically focused on all aspects of the law enforcement industry.

The event is only open for sworn military and law enforcement personnel, active or retired and all of the details can be found at

Information and Registration at

Visit the website at WWW.WCDIA.COM


Canada 150 Servicewomen Salute Reception & Dinner

Join us as we recognize and honour former and current Canadian Armed Forces Service Women’s contribution to Canada.
Three-course dinner with wine.

13 December 2017

Reception 1730 – 1845 hrs
Dinner 1900 – 2400 hrs

Dress: Mess Dress, Business Attire, (optional Former Era Service Dress)
Location: Canadian War Museum – 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON L1A0M8
Cost: $80/person

Ticket Reservations open: Now open

Purchase Tickets Here

More info – Here






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A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status – Chapeau aux membres suivant qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:  9064 Pierre Desnoyers; 9133 Donald MacKay – Lifetime Membership; 9224 Peter Davies; 13764 Peter McDougall – Lifetime Membership.

For memberships due to expire soon; please contact us asap with your renewal.

Please Remember:

The RMC Club relies on its members. Contact us to renew or to take out an annual or life membership.

1 – 888 386 – 3762

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Le Club des CMR compte sur ses membres. Afin de renouveler ou de vous procurer une adhésion annuelle ou à vie, veuillez communiquer avec nous au : 1- 888 386 – 3762

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

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For those who have let their membership lapse during 2016 & before – we miss you. Please update soon.

À ceux qui ont laissé leur adhésion prendre fin en 2016 ou plus tôt, vous nous manquez. Veuillez renouveler bientôt.