Honours and Awards

Our Cadets do great things and we want to recognize their great work. Our Cadets are eligible for a number of our Squadron Awards and National Honours.

Below are some of the awards our Cadets may achieve and lists of past recipients.

Squadron Awards

Pathfinder Trophy

In recognition of the contributions of the earliest members of the 199 St Vital Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. The Pathfinder trophy is awarded to the senior cadet (Sargent or above) who performs best in the three goals of the Air Cadet Movement: good citizenship and leadership; physical fitness; and interest in aviation. The recipient will be chosen from names recommended by staff and senior cadets to a panel consisting of the CO, Chair of the Sponsoring Committee and the Training Officer.

Recipients

  • Jesse Zillman

  • Mitchell Funk

  • Curtis Shonoski

  • Carl Barnson

  • Jordon Kozak

  • Cassim Hosein

  • Cassim Hosein

  • Stuart McCorrie

  • Cassandra Roberts

  • Sarah Orchard

  • Keelee Sproule

  • Liam Lokstet

  • Paul Zorbas

  • Eunice Dormitorio

  • Hermon D'Souza

Commanding Officers Academic Achievement Award

Awarded to the cadet who, during the current school year, achieves the highest academic standards (grade average) as judged by a review of the cadets' latest school transcripts. This award is to be applied for by the individual cadet.

Recipients

  • Spencer Libbrecht

  • Daniel Bilodeau

  • Carl Barnson

  • Robin Wainwright

  • Thyaharajan Visweswaran

  • Micah Doerksen

  • Brianne Jeanson

  • Sarah Orchard

  • Juliana Papaioannou

  • Megan Lokstet

  • Dominic Donato

  • Darin Ng

Chairman's Trophy for Aviation Excellence

In recognition of the contributions of the earliest members of the 199 St Vital Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. The Pathfinder trophy is awarded to the senior cadet (Sargent or above) who performs best in the three goals of the Air Cadet Movement: good citizenship and leadership; physical fitness; and interest in aviation. The recipient will be chosen from names recommended by staff and senior cadets to a panel consisting of the CO, Chair of the Sponsoring Committee and the Training Officer.

Recipients

  • Steven Rogers

  • Richard Gagnon

  • Cameron Kessler

  • Janelle Normandeau

  • Curtis Shonoski

  • Joseph Darcel

  • Carl Barnson

  • Keenan McCallum

  • Frederick Page

  • Owen Ginn

  • Alexandre Darcel

  • Ho-Joon Lee

  • Adam Gislason

  • Juliana Papaioannou

  • Dominic Donato

  • Faith Osoba

Top Cadet by Flight

Awarded to the cadet who, during the current school year, achieves the highest academic standards (grade average) as judged by a review of the cadets' latest school transcripts. This award is to be applied for by the individual cadet.

Hawk Flight

  • Justin Meilleur

  • Amitoj Singh

  • Godwin Hui

  • Justin Johnson

  • Cassim Hosein

  • Stuart McCorrie

  • Apoorav Soni

  • Eduardo Garcia

  • Ian Ponce

  • Phillip O'Reilly

  • Millicent Maingi

  • Isaac Bichon

  • Vrinda Vyas

  • Fatou Gadji

  • Shon Gadaev

  • Lewis Lu

Voodoo

  • Darian Simard

  • Cassandra Roberts

  • Micheal Reeve

  • Thomas Papaioannou

  • Artem Kulagin

  • Jin Hui Ruan

Tempest

  • Kaien Pagtakhan

Griffon

  • Amy Logan

  • Cody Todd

  • Dirk Sellsted

  • Jude Johnson

  • Aaron Penner

  • Fausto Melendez

  • Stuart McCorrie

  • Joshua Lambert

  • Brendan Brisbois

  • Kieran Schellenberg

  • Liam Lokstet

  • Samuel Behnke

  • Uday Shekhawat

  • Kylie Wilson

  • Stanislao Spina

Lysander

  • Peter Vernon

  • Tyler Guenot

  • Enric Nino

Viper

  • Logan Creran

  • Javan Medina-Anis

Flight Lieutenant Findlay Trophy

Awarded to the band member who, in the judgment of the Band Officer, demonstrates the highest level of attendance, dress, deportment and either overall musical ability or level of improvement thereof during the current cadet year.

Recipients

  • Brendan Ramsay

  • Keenan McCallum

  • Eric Barnson

  • Brianne Jeanson

  • Kassandra Poirrier

  • Cole Myrowich

  • Ian Ponce

  • Ho-Joon Lee

  • Daniel Jacobs

  • Samuel Behnke

  • Megan Lokstet

  • Jaiden Harris-McDougall

  • Lily Hadfield

  • Leonard Yoo

Recruit of the Year

Awarded to the recruit judged to best demonstrate the highest level of attendance, dress, deportment and learning among the first year cadets in the current training year. The recommendation of the Training Officer will be reviewed by the CO.

Recipients

  • Filip Kurlowicz

  • Aaron Penner

  • Robin Wainwright

  • Fausto Melendez

  • Abbigail St Germain

  • James Ouellet

  • Elishia Ratel

  • Paul Zorbas

  • Megan Lokstet

  • Nicol Marshall

  • Tae Gyoem Ahn

  • Lily Hadfield

  • Andres Seunarine

  • Alyona Telyatnykova

Sponsoring Committee Participation Award

Awarded to the cadet in any training level who shows the most effective level of participation in advancing the aims, goals and activities of the unit during the current cadet year. Recommendations will be passed from staff and the Parents' Committee to a panel made up of the CO, the Chair of the Sponsoring Committee and one parent not related to any of the candidates.

Recipients

  • Jason Nault

  • Nikita Nault

  • Justin Krahn

  • Jeanette Dugas

  • Rachel Grossman

  • Devontae Sarrasin

  • Cassandra Marsh

  • Mathieu Perrin

  • Cole Myrowich

  • Sarah Orchard

  • Sarah Orchard

  • Sarah Orchard

  • Adam Gislason

  • Kieran Schellenberg

  • Paul Zorbas

  • Lily Hadfield

Outstanding Drill Award

Awarded to the cadet who achieves the highest degree of proficiency and perfection on the parade square during the current cadet year. The recommendation of the Training Officer and the Squadron Warrant Officer will be reviewed by the CO.

Recipients

  • Eric Elder

  • Frederick Page

  • Cassim Hosein

  • Stuart McCorrie

  • Brianne Jeanson

  • Taylor Judd

  • Elishia Ratel

  • Paul Zorbas

  • Isaac Bichon

  • Paul Zorbas

  • Sijun Zhao

  • Darin Ng

  • Sijun Zhao

  • Tyler Guenot

Outstanding Marksman Award

Awarded to the cadet who achieves the best results during regular marksmanship training and, if applicable, during local, provincial or national competition. The recommendation of the Marksmanship Training Officer will be reviewed by the CO.

Recipients

  • Janelle Normandeau

  • Aaron Penner

  • Eric Barnson

  • Carl Barnson

  • Barrett Pineau

  • Jerome Guay

  • Ian Ponce

  • Ian Ponce

  • Andrew Lamb

  • Dominic Donato

  • Juliana Papaioannou

  • Lily Hadfield

  • Caitlyn Ambatan

  • Thomas Donato

Phoenix Cup

Presented by the Training Officer to the Flight who performs above all others at our annual Rising Phoenix competition. Cadets are presented with, and assessed on, individual and group tasks in the areas of citizenship, aviation, physical fitness and various other topics within the Air Cadet Program. While the competition serves as an opportunity for the Cadets to make use of the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout the year, the Phoenix Cup would recognize the effort put forth by the Cadets.

Recipients

  • Buffalo Flight

  • Voodoo Flight

National Awards

Lord Strathcona Medal

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.

Lord Strathcona’s objectives in establishing his endowment were to:

a. encourage the improvement of the physical and intellectual capabilities of cadets; and
b. foster patriotism in cadets through the acquisition of a good knowledge of military matters.

Recipients

  • Curtis Shonoski

  • Cassandra Roberts

  • Keelee Sproule

  • Paul Zorbas

  • Megan Lokstet

  • Samuel Zimmerman

  • Lily Hadfield

Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence

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.

Recipients

  • Joseph Darcel

  • Sarah Orchard

  • Alex Darcel

  • Megan Marshall

  • Liam Lokstet

  • Juliana Papaioannou

  • Uday Shekhawat

  • Sijun Zhao

Air Force Association Medal

The Air Force Association of Canada (AFAC) has established annual awards to be presented to Air cadets for excellence demonstrated on the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) and the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS).

One medal shall be awarded to the top cadet, male or female, on both the GPS and the PPS at each of the five Regional Gliding Schools; this means five medals for the GPS and five medals for the PPS for a total of ten medals each year

The following selection criteria shall be used to determine the medal recipients:

a. overall achievement on the course;
b. leadership qualities;
c. dress and deportment;
d. motivation; and
e. cooperation with others.

Recipients

  • Dominic Donato

Glider & Power Pilot Training Course Graduates

Glider Pilot Training Course

These cadets have successfully completed the Air Cadet Glider Pilot Training Course (previously known as the Glider Pilot Scholarship Program) in accordance with CATO 54-26

Recipients

2004
Victoria Howe
Heather Shonoski

2005
Matthew Bittner
Cameron Kessler

2007
Janelle Normandeau

2008
Curtis Shonoski

2009
Carl Barnson
Joseph Darcel

2011
Frédérick Pagé


2014
Ho-Joon Lee

2016
Adam Gislason
Juliana Papaioannou

2017
Dominic Donato
Liam Lokstet

2018

Shrinal Patel

Power Pilot Training Course

These cadets have successfully completed the Air Cadet Power Pilot Training Course (previously known as the Power Pilot Scholarship Program) in accordance with CATO 54-27

Recipients

2005
Richard Gagnon


2009
Brendan Ramsay
Curtis Shonoski


2010

Joseph Darcel
Delroy Hiebert


2012
Frédérick Pagé

2014
Alexandre Darcel

2015
Ho-Joon Lee


2017

Adam Gislason
Seonghyun Park


2018
Dominic Donato
Liam Lokstet

Juliana Papaioannou


2022
Quinton Cheung