Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre
8th Recce Sword of Honour

Winners 1976 to date

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The Sword of Honour was donated to Vernon Army Cadet Camp in 1976 by members of 8th Recce Regt Association to recognize the very best course cadet each summer. No expense was spared. A solid case It was awarded to top course cadet 1976-89 and starting in 1990 was awarded to the top staff cadet. On the sword case are engraved the names of every winner. It is a great privilege to be nominated and an even greater honour to be awarded the sword. It is one of the more important highlights of the final parade every summer. Many a winner have gone on to greater goals in life. 

 

 

sword case (F. Arseneault)

 

detail of engraving (F. Arseneault)

 

Cadet Christopher M. Kane, 2289 5th (BC) Fd Regt RCA RC(Army)CC

1976

Chris Kane (Cam Leblond)

 

Cadet Neil A. McKinnon, 2560 RCA RC(Army)CC

1977

Neil McKinnon (Cam Leblond)

 

 

Cadet Paul F. Wynnyk, 2561 20th Fd RCA RC(Army)CC

1978

Paul Wynnyk (Cam Leblond)

 

Cadet Roland Chapin, 2137 Calg Highrs RC(Army)CC

1979

(Cam Leblond)

 

Cadet Cory Zelinsky, 2511 LSSR RC(Army)CC

1980

          

Cory Zelinsky (Cam Leblond)  

 

       

 Cdt Zelinsky being presented the Sword by LGov H.P. Bell, DSO, OBE, CD (F.Arseneault)

 

Cadet Jacques Hamel, Sherbrooke R RC(Army)CC

1981

Jacques Hamel (Cam Leblond) 

      

Being presented sword  LCol David Snow CD, CO VACC

 

Cadet Craig Dunnigan, 2947 12 Svc Bn RC(Army)CC

1982

Craig Dunnigan (Cam Leblond)

 

Cadet Craig Dunnigan, 2947 12 Svc Bn RC(Army)CC

1983

Craig Dunnigan (Vernon Daily News)

note: only 2-time winner

Cadet Michelle Sileck, 2822 R Westmr R RC(Army)CC

1984

(photo)
Cadet Brian Roberts, 2993 RCE RC(Army)CC

1985

(Vernon Daily News, Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)

Cadet Scott Raesler, 72 SH of C RC(Army)CC

1986

(Denis Lalonde)

Cadet Michelle I. Fleck, 2554 PPCLI RC(Army)CC

1987

 

Cadet W. Wilson

1988

 

Cadet Alex D. Jansen, 2472 15th Fd Regt RCA RC(Army)CC

1989

Cadet Alex Jansen being presented the Sword of Honour by reviewing officer LGen J.E. Quinn CMM CD Col Commandant RCAC, Aug 1989 (Wayne Emde)

 

 

In 1990 the Sword was now awarded to top staff cadet 


C/MWO Russ Campbell, 2136 C Scot R RC(Army)CC

1990

 

C/MWO Mario Sandoval, 2290 BCR RC(Army)CC

1991

 

C/MWO K. Christensen, 1390 78th Fd Bty RCA RC(Army)CC & C/MWO Mason Stalker, 2458 RM Rang RC(Army)CC (tied)

1992

Mason Stalker, BGen Walker, K. Christensen (Wayne Emde)

C/MWO Michael Neal, 2645 L Edmn R RC(Army)CC

1993

(photo)
C/MWO Amber Dales, 2509 RC Sigs RC(Army)CC

1994

Cadet MWO Amber Dales presented the Sword of Honour  by reviewing officer MGen Clive Milner OMM MSC CD (Wayne Emde)

C/MWO Christine Dickson, 2293 N Sask R RC(Army)CC

1995

C/MWO Christine Dickson receiving the sword from MGen C.J. Addy, OMM, CD - Commander LFWA

C/MWO Brandy Blum, 2704 116 Indep Fd Bty RC(Army)CC

1996

(photo)
C/MWO Michael Westhaver, 1726 C Scot R RC(Army)CC

1997

Cadet MWO Michael Westhaver being presented the Sword of Honour by reviewing officer LGen M. Baril, CMM, MSM, CD, Commander Land Force Command Aug 1997 (Wayne Emde)

C/MWO Karlee A. Biggar, 2947 12 Svc Bn RC(Army)CC

1998

Cadet MWO Karlee Biggar presented the Sword of Honour by Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD CD (Gladys Mason)

 

C/MWO Robert Earney, 2290 BCR RC(Army)CC

1999

C/MWO Robert Earney being presented the Sword by Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD CD

C/MWO Janel Wilson, 2815 10th Fd RCA RC(Army)CC

2000

(photo)
C/WO Zack Kenney, 1390 RCA RC(Army)CC

2001

C/WO Zack Kenney being presented the Sword by MGen John Sharpe

 

C/MWO Siobahn Parr, 2313 SALH RC(Army)CC

2002

C/MWO Siobahn Parr being presented the Sword by Deputy Commissioner Beverley A. Busson - RCMP

(Wayne Emde)

C/MWO Aimee Procyk, 2988 Svc Bn RC(Army)CC

2003

Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD CD, C/MWO Aimee Procyk, LCol Terry Kopan CD (Wayne Emde)

 

C/MWO Jeff Johnson, 2638 L Edmn R RC(Army)CC

2004

C/MWO Jeff Johnson, LCol Terry Kopan CD, Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD CD,  (Wayne Emde)

C/MWO Sandra Procyk, 2988 Svc Bn RC(Army)CC

2005

LCol Terry Kopan CD, C/MWO Sandra Procyk, Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD CD (Wayne Emde)

 

C/MWO Tammy Nilsson

2006

Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD CD, C/MWO Tammy Nilsson, LCol Al Dengis CD

 

C/MWO Heather Richardson

2007

Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD, CD, C/MWO Heather Richardson, LCol Al Dengis CD

 

C/MWO Laura Cormons

2008

 LCol Al Dengis, CD, Mrs Cormons, C/MWO Laura Cormons, Mr Cormons and Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD, CD

C/MWO G. Ravenor

2009

LCol Al Dengis, CD, C/MWO G. Ravenor and Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD, CD, 

C/MWO J. Carpino

2010

LCol Lyle Johnson, CD, C/MWO J. Carpino and Capt (ret'd) Tom Mason MiD, CD, 

C/MWO Tiffany Lu 2381 RCACC, Richmond, BC

2011

C/MWO Lu 2381 RCACC, Richmond, BC 

C/MWO Lu, OCdt Jon Carpino (2010 winner), BGen Paul Wynnyk (1978 winner), nurse Laura Cormons (2008 winner), Padre Art Gans, LCol Lyle Johnson. (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

C/MWO Rachel Lafitte 1726 C Scot R RCACC Comox, BC

2012

LCol Lyle Johnson, C/MWO Rachel Lafitte, Col David Anderson 

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