Terrace air cadet program member receives medal

A LOCAL air cadet program member has been awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

RICK MEIJER

A LOCAL air cadet program member has been awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Hendrikus (Rick) Meijer was awarded the medal in absentia by the President of the Air Cadet League of Canada, Bob Robert at the Air Cadet League of Canada Annual General Meeting in Burlington, Ontario June 23.

The citation recognizes and acknowledges his extraordinary dedication, strong commitment to youth in Terrace and throughout Northern communities through the Air Cadet Program.

“We are very proud of him, he has been a staunch supporter of the Air Cadet Program in Terrace and throughout the north,” says Ilona Turra, chief administrative officer of the BC provincial committee, Air Cadet League of Canada.

“Our provincial committee is making arrangements to present this to Rick at our annual general meeting at the end of September, however, if there is a local community function that our provincial president can present it at, we would consider this also.”

The Air Cadet League of Canada and its BC Provincial Committee is the civilian organization that partners with the Department of National Defence to support and implement the air cadet program in B.C. and across Canada.

It oversees and supports 57 air cadet squadron sponsoring committees in B.C.