Mr. Norm Sparks

October 19, 2020  •   • 

It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of one of the Manitoba Division’s former Presidents. Mr. Norm Sparks passed away on October 14, 2020. Mr. Sparks was a Sea Cadet in Manitoba during the 1960s and was a long serving Navy League of Canada member. Mr. Sparks served as Cornwell Branch President between 2005 - 2006 and then as Manitoba Division President between 2007 - 2009.


Navy League of Canada 2020 Awards

May 11, 2020  •   •   •   • 

The Manitoba Division of The Navy League of Canada announced the awards to be presented to Manitoba Sea Cadets and Navy League Cadets this year.


2020 National President's Award

May 11, 2020  •   • 

On April 25, 2020, during the Navy League of Canada National Annual General Meeting, Mr. John Jamieson, of the Cornwell (Winnipeg) Branch, was awarded the National President's Award for his many years of dedication, service and volunteering with the Navy League of Canada.


2020 Manitoba Cadets of the Year

May 11, 2020  •   •   •   • 

The Manitoba Division of The Navy League of Canada announced the 2020 Division Royal Canadian Sea Cadet of the Year as CPO1 Andrew Puttenham and the 2020 Division Navy League Sea Cadet of the Year as PO1 Abigail Donaghy.


2019 Manitoba Division Awards Dinner

October 31, 2019  •   • 

The Manitoba Division of The Navy League of Canada held their second annual Awards Dinner at the West Kildonan Legion on Saturday, October 26, 2019. At the dinner awards were handed out to Division members who had reached milestones in their years of service to The Navy League of Canada, including one new Life Membership. In addition to those amazing volunteers, one Distinguished Service Award, three Meritorious Service Awards and two Awards of Appreciation were handed out. Also, for the first time in a while, the Manitoba Division Branch Member of the Year, Manitoba Division CIC Officer of the Year and Manitoba Division Navy League Officer of the Year awards were handed out.


Transcona Navy League Cadet Corps

June 11, 2019  • 

We are currently investigating the possibility of forming a Navy League Cadet Corps (ages 9-12) in the Transcona area. Stay tuned here for further details, as they become available. If you have questions or are interested in having your 9-12 year-old join the Navy League Cadet program, please contact us at


Manitoba Division AGM

April 9, 2019  •   • 

The Manitoba Division's Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Irish Association facilities in Winnipeg. The Division Council, Corps Commanding Officers and honoured guests, Ms. Brenda Pinto, National Sea Cadet Chair, VP The Navy League of Canada and Maj Erin McKinlay, OIC NE Area RCSU (NW), participated in this annual event to review the year’s activities, discuss upcoming activities and goals, and to elect an Executive for the upcoming year.


"I am a Sea Cadet" Video Series

November 30, 2018  •   • 

Northwest Cadets released a series of eight short videos entitled “I am a Sea Cadet”. In five of these videos Manitoba Sea Cadets are featured. Each video is only 1-4 minutes in length, so take a few minutes and see what it takes to be a Sea Cadet.


Sea Cadet Centennial Celebration

June 16, 2018  •   • 

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Manitoba’s Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, in conjunction with the Manitoba Division of The Navy League of Canada, celebrated their 100th year of serving the youth of Canada. This day-long celebration started in the morning with the Freedom of the City Ceremony at Winnipeg City Hall. In the afternoon, Royal Canadian Sea Cadets and Navy League Cadets, from all of Manitoba’s Corps, marched down Broadway to the Manitoba Legislature grounds where they participated in a Centennial Celebration Ceremony. In the evening a reception was held at the Fort Garry Hotel for the dignitaries; while Alumni of the Sea Cadet program met at the Osborne Legion to reminisce. At the same time, the Sea Cadets held a formal Mess Dinner at HMCS Chippawa. See all the pictures from the day's events by clicking on the link.

Past Manitoba Sea Cadet, Officer & Navy League Member Honoured

September 9, 2017  •   • 

Retired Captain (N) William H. Wilson, O.M.M., C.D., who is a past Manitoba sea cadet, officer and Navy League member, was recently honoured for a lifetime of commitment to the Royal Canadian Navy when a plaque in his honour was unveiled at the Naval Museum of Alberta, in Calgary (See the September 9, 2017 Facebook post by Commander Royal Canadian Navy.)