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HMCS OAKVILLE Bell Dedication Ceremony
On Saturday November 5th, 2023, a group of cadets participated in a piece of the town of Oakville's history!
An exhibit honouring HMCS OAKVILLE opened to the public at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre on November 5th. The centre of the exhibit is the Ship's Bell, from HMCS OAKVILLE, that was presented to the town on November 5th, 1941, and then lost for 80 years!
In attendance for the ceremony was Lt(N) Sean Livingston, former Commanding Officer of RCSCC OAKVILLE, who is a local historian, and behind the opening of the exhibit, Anita Anand, Minister of Defence, the Mayor of Oakville, and numerous other dignitaries.
We were proud to have 7 cadets participate in the ceremony, including one of our cadets ringing the bell for the first time in 81 years!
Please see a video from YourTVHalton for more information! https://youtu.be/inDeMTlpr5Y
On 20 August 2020, in Burlington, ON, Lt(N) Melissa King, our Commanding Officer
here at RCSCC OAKVILLE, was presented with a Chief of Defense Staff
She was presented the CDS Commendation by BGen Cochrane, Commander of
Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (via video), along with LCol Leonard,
Commanding Officer of RCSU Central. The CDS Commendation is awarded by the
Chief of Defense Staff to recognize deeds or activities beyond the demand of normal
duty. It is one of the highest commendations and recognition in the Canadian
In April 2018, Lt(N) King demonstrated determination and strength of character when faced with an unknown situation, taking action without hesitation. A youth was in distress, and her quick actions saved them from potential suicide. Her actions not only exemplify the values of the Canadian Armed Forces, but also reflect positively on her Corps, her region, the COATS branch and formation as a whole.
A sincere congratulations and well done, Lt(N) King.
You are an example for others to follow. Bravo Zulu!