Junior Canadian Ranger receives Canada Company bursary
MCpl Lori Kendall - Special to The Bulletin
Junior Canadian Ranger, Summer Southwind of Lac Seul First Nation has earned the Canada Company Bursary Award for her outstanding contribution to the Junior Canadian Ranger program in 2022.
Each year, thirty dedicated Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers are selected to receive a $1000 Canada Company bursary to use towards tuition, learning pursuits, and more. In a private virtual ceremony, Commodore Josée Kurtz, the national Commander of Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers, personally hosted thirteen cadets and their families from all across Canada to congratulate them on a significant achievement.
The aim of this program is to recognize Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs) who exemplify attributes of leadership and citizenship and are motivated to pursue post-secondary education, vocation, or other learning opportunities. Annually, through the Cadets and JCR Bursary Program we award 24 bursaries of $1000 to five JCR, four Sea Cadets, six Army Cadets and nine Air Cadets.
Summer has been with the program since the age of 12 and plans to use these funds to further her education in the trades. “Summer has been a pleasure to watch and grow through the years.” Said MCpl Lori Kendall, Canadian Ranger with 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3CRPG). “She really deserves the honour.” Summer also participated in the Leadership Program at Camp Loon. The camp provides the Junior Rangers with a range of activities that are not normally available to them in their small communities. They include specialized instruction with air rifles, boating, mountain biking, driving all-terrain vehicles, first aid, and traditional arts and crafts. Summer also led her team representing Ontario in the Junior Canadian Marksmanship competition in Quebec. “Summer has become a leader with the program and always a person I could count on. We couldn’t be more proud of her.” said MCpl Kendall.