Upon completing his University course, Rohan aspires to become a Military Police Officer or seek a career in either foreign affairs or law enforcement.
The second recipient is Alexa Thobo-Carlsen. Alexa is a graduate of École Secondaire Publique Marc-Garnean (Trenton, ON) and is now enrolled at Sheridan College (Oakville, ON) in a four-year Honours Bachelor of Film and Television program. While attending secondary school in French, she attained the highest average in various courses in both 9th and 10th grade, had the highest overall academic average in 11th grade, and won two achievement awards in her graduating year. Alexa volunteers both on and off the base, and she helped the CMPA by editing some historical Canadian Army videos which were subsequently used on our website in a “Looking Back” feature article. Alexa aspires to work in the film industry creating documentaries and historical fiction pieces.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the CMPA will request some local dignitaries to present the recipients with the cheques and hopefully we will have pictures of these presentations.
On behalf of LCol (Retd) Doug Boot and the members of the CMPA, congratulations to both recipients.
An initiative of Historica Canada, the Memory Project is a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces to share their stories of military service. This year, the Memory Project is developing a video about Canada’s involvement in the Gulf War and is looking for photos to feature in the upcoming video.
Do you have any photos or videos of your service during the Gulf War, and would you be interested in sharing them with us? These would be personal photos, images, or videos that you own and have the right to give us permission to use in this upcoming project.
If so, please send Historica Canada your photos or videos by September 25th and they would be happy to send along a release form to be signed granting them permission. If you have any questions about this project or would like to share your photos or videos, please do not hesitate to reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.