As we forge ahead into fall, Canadians are enjoying the cooler temperatures and beautiful trees as colours begin to change with the season. While we may still be in pandemic mode, there are many exciting things afoot at Canada Company.
This year, against the backdrop of deeply troubling events in Afghanistan, the 14th annual Canada Company Scholarship Presentation Ceremony was held virtually to recognize this year’s recipients and remember the ultimate sacrifice their loved ones made while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. We were honoured to hear from guests Chris Hadfield, General Wayne Eyre, and Chief Petty Officer First Class Gilles Grégoire as well as from 2021 scholarship recipient Katherine Bobbitt, who spoke on behalf of this year’s recipients and shared what the scholarship has meant to her.
We are preparing more programs and virtual events, including the unveiling of more LAV III monuments across Canada in remembrance of the military members who lost their lives serving in the War in Afghanistan. Stay tuned for more details. As always, we will continue to serve the brave men and women who put service before self.
14th Annual Scholarship Ceremony
Since 2008, Canada Company has proudly awarded scholarships to the children of our men and women in uniform who lost their lives in service to our country. To date, Canada Company has granted scholarships totaling $770,000 to 74 recipients from 39 families to help offset the cost of their post-secondary education.
Congratulations to the 2021 Canada Company Scholarship recipients. Thanks to our donors, bereaved students can continue to pursue their educational dreams.
If you missed the 14th annual Canada Company Scholarship Presentation Ceremony, you can register to watch the replay here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3237686/FF9C1575ED0D96AECCF7FF3C42CA1AF8
2021 Cadet Bursaries
Each year, usually 30 dedicated Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers are selected to receive a $1000 bursary to use towards tuition, learning pursuits, and more. This year, due to the COVID situation over the last 18 months, 26 Cadets and 10 Junior Canadian Rangers will receive bursaries. The Cadet recipients have been announced and the JCR bursaries will be awarded in October 2021.
Congratulations to the Cadets receiving Canada Company bursaries this year:
MCpl Rami Darawsha
MCpl David Lukashenko
PO1 Cadence Loiselle-Shire
PO1 Raden Scott
MWO Rhys Besson
FSgt Kurtis McGill
WO Sophia Nikolakakos
PO2 Aleksey Shchelkanov
Sgt Patrick Piao
Adj Étienne Beaulieu
Cpl Léa Bélanger
M1 Emmanuelle Lin
SgtS Daniel Tang
SgtS Maxim Laviolette
Cpl Nicolas Roy
Adj Alex Chunkuen Ou
M1 Laeticia Masini
SgtS Charles Antoine Allard
LAC Ekan Rochd Elbakali Kassimi
WO Zoe Zhao
WO Iuliya Tryguba
FSgt Martin Rene Alexander Leduc
WO2 Paresh Shah
Sgt Claire Nicole Llyod
Cpl Tianyou Luo
WO1 Adriana Lee
Je Me Souviens
We invite you to check out our education program, Je Me Souviens, for free resources on Canada’s 14-year participation in the War in Afghanistan:
This summer, we helped 76 children of military families to attend summer camps across Canada.
With the support of Canada Company, work has continued on the staff building, “the Annex,” at Camp Maple Leaf in Ennismore, Ontario — and with the help of members of the 2 CER from Petawawa and the Joint Signal Regiment from Kingston— the refurbished and upgraded facility will be completed this fall.
Canada Company is proud to support the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre by “Answering the Call” and helping set the stage for our Veterans to have access to exceptional care now and in the future.
Thank you for your commitment
As always, we would like to thank the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who work tirelessly to ensure our safety. We feel honoured to be able to provide those who serve, and their families, with a sense of community and reasons to celebrate.
Finally, we’d like to thank all our donors for their continued support. Thanks to you, Canada Company will always be here to Serve Those Who Serve.
Blake C. Goldring, C.M., M.S.M., CD
Founder and Chairman of Canada Company