Perry receives special award

Clayton Hunt
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Recognized by Canadian Armed Forces

Jennifer Perry, a teacher at Fitzgerald Academy and a Lieutenant in the English Harbour West Cadet Program, received a great honour on Sunday, June 8 as she was recognized by the Vice Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Major Dan Walsh presented Lieutenant Jennifer Perry with a very special and rare award from the Vice Chief of Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces during the 3065 English Harbour West Cadets annual ceremonial review on June 8. Perry was recognized for her outstanding role with the cadet corps in Repulse Bay during the eight years she spent teaching in the community.

Major Dan Walsh presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Perry during the cadet’s annual ceremonial review.

Perry spent eight years teaching in Repulse Bay, Nunavut, and was instrumental in reviving the cadet corps in that remote community.

Walsh said the award from the Vice Chief of Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces recognizes the fantastic role Perry played with the youth of Repulse Bay over several years.

The certificate she received reads: “Lt. Perry demonstrated outstanding leadership and superior commitment to the Canadian Cadet Organization in her role as commanding officer of the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Repulse Bay. She led the unit through significant staffing shortages under adverse conditions in an isolated community.

‘As a result of her suburb leadership she successfully advanced the interests of the Canadian Cadet Organization in the territories ensuring that the youth of Repulse Bay had access to a multitude of opportunities.”

Walsh was also on hand to present a very special award to Lieutenant Jennifer Perry who played a major role in the Cadet Corps in Repulse Bay, Nunavut.

Perry spent eight years teaching in Repulse Bay and was instrumental in reviving the cadet corps in that remote community.

Walsh said the award from the Vice Chief of Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces recognizes the fantastic role Perry played with the youth of Repulse Bay over several years.

Perry said she enjoyed working with the youth there and it was an honour to receive the recognition from the Armed Forces.

Organizations: Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Cadet Organization, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps

Geographic location: Repulse Bay, Nunavut

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  • James Jr Kopak
    June 21, 2014 - 15:58

    Congradulation Perry