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All fourth-year cadets at Royal Military College destined for the Air Force will receive a copy of a new Air Force history book, On Windswept Heights: Historical Highlights of Canada’s Air Force, published April 1 to mark the 85th birthday of Canada’s Air Force. The book comes with a CD that expands upon many of the topics found in the book in both video and text format. To download the book click HERE.

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The Ross Munro Media Award was initiated in 2002 by the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) in concert with the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI). The Award recognizes, annually, one Canadian journalist who has made a significant outstanding contribution to the public’s understanding of issues relating to Canada’s defence and security. Past recipients are Stephen Thorne, Garth Pritchard, Sharon Hobson, Bruce Campion-Smith, Christie Blatchford, Matthew Fisher, and Alec Castonguay. The nominee’s work must be considered noteworthy in educating Canadians about security and defence, armed conflict, or the impact of these issues on society. The journalism may take various forms so long as it deals with Government policy or helps increase understanding of the role of Canada’s armed forces and the need to protect the security of the nation. The work will normally have been widely acclaimed as significant. Award: The winner of the Ross Munro Media Award receives a replica of the Ross Munro Statue and a cash prize of $2,500. The Award presentation is made during the annual Vimy Award dinner, held this year on Friday, November 20, 2009 at the Canadian War Museum. Entries must be received by 1 September 2009 and addressed to: Ross Munro Media Award Selection Committee Conference Of Defence Associations 222 Somerset Street West, Suite 400B Ottawa, ON, K2P 2G3.

Ross Munro Media Award Website

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CONFERENCE OF DEFENCE ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE: THE VIMY AWARD

Nominations are invited for the 2009 Vimy Award.

The Vimy Award was initiated in 1991 to recognize one Canadian who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of our nation and the preservation of our democratic values.

Previous recipients of the Award include the Right Honourable Joe Clark, General John de Chastelain, Major-Generals Lewis MacKenzie, and Roméo Dallaire, Dr. Jack Granatstein, the Right Honourable Brian Dickson, Vice-Admiral Larry Murray, Lieutenant-General (Retd) Charles H. Belzile, the Honourable Barnett Danson, Air Commodore Leonard Birchall, Colonel the Honourable John Fraser, General (Ret’d) Paul D. Manson, Dr. David J. Bercuson, Gordon Hamilton Southam, Brigadier General David Fraser, General
Ray Henault, and General (Ret’d) Rick Hillier.

The Award presentation is made during the annual Vimy Award dinner, held this year on Friday, November 20, 2009 at the Canadian War Museum.

Any Canadian may nominate a fellow citizen for the Award. Nominations must be in writing, and be accompanied by a summary of your reasons for your nomination and a short biography of the nominee. Nominations must be received by August 1, 2009 and should be addressed to:

VIMY AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE
CONFERENCE OF DEFENCE ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE
222 SOMERSET STREET – SUITE 400 B
OTTAWA, ON K2P 2G3

For more information, including ticket orders for the Award dinner (book early), contact the Conference of Defence Associations Institute at the above address, or Fax (613) 236 8191; e-mail: pao@cda-cdai.ca; or telephone (613) 236 9903.

INSTITUT DE LA CONFÉRENCE DES ASSOCIATIONS DE LA DÉFENSE: LA DISTINCTION HONORIFIQUE VIMY

Mises en candidature pour le prix Vimy 2009.

Le prix Vimy a été instauré en 1991 pour reconnaître un Canadien ou une Canadienne qui a fait une contribution significative et exceptionnelle à la défense et à la sécurité de notre pays et à la préservation de nos valeurs démocratiques.

Parmi les récipiendaires précédents du prix, on trouve le Très Honorable Joe Clark, le Général John de Chastelain, le Major-Général Lewis MacKenzie, le Major-Général Roméo Dallaire, M. Jack Granatstein (Ph.D.), le Très Honorable Brian Dickson, le Vice-Amiral Larry Murray, le Lieutenant-Général (ret.)
Charles H. Belzile, l’Honorable Barnett Danson, le Commodore de l’air Leonard Birchall, le Colonel Honorable John Fraser, le Général (ret.) Paul D. Manson, M. David J. Bercuson (Ph.D.), M. Gordon Hamilton Southam, le Brigadier-Général David Fraser, le Général Ray Henault, et le Général (ret.) Rick Hillier.

La présentation du prix aura lieu le vendredi soir du 20 novembre 2009 lors du dîner du prix Vimy, qui se tiendra au Musée canadien de la guerre.

Tout Canadien peut soumettre la candidature d’un de ses concitoyens pour le prix Vimy. Les mises en candidatures doivent être faites par écrit et être accompagnées d’un résumé des raisons qui vous motivent à proposer cette personne, ainsi que d’une courte biographie de la personne mise en candidature. Les candidatures doivent être reçues au plus tard le 1er août 2009 et devront être adressées à :

COMITÉ DE SÉLECTION DU PRIX VIMY
INSTITUT DE LA CONFÉRENCE DES ASSOCIATIONS DE LA DÉFENSE
222, RUE SOMERSET – BUREAU 400 B
OTTAWA, ON K2P 2G3

Pour en savoir plus, et pour commander des billets pour le dîner de remise des prix (réservez tôt), contactez l’Institut de la Conférence des associations de la défense, à l’adresse ci-dessus, ou par télécopieur au 613 236 8191; par courriel à : pao@cda-cdai.ca; ou par téléphone au 613 236
9903.