September 9th Fall Training starts, and is open to enrolment for youthCalendar

Commanding Officer

Capt. Victoria Schrauwen

Capt Schrauwen grew up on her family’s farm in rural Armstrong, B.C.  While in Armstrong, she attended Pleasant Valley Secondary School, graduating in 1997.  She went on to attend Okanagan University College from which she received an Associate of Arts Degree.  In 2001, at the age of 21, Capt Schrauwen began her career with KF Aerospace, formerly Kelowna Flightcraft, as an aircraft detailer.  Shortly thereafter, she was promoted to Aircraft Prepper in the Paint Department.  Five years later, an internal job was posted for a Non-Destructive Testing Technician Trainee.  Capt Schrauwen was fortunate enough to be selected for this position and KF Aerospace sponsored her throughout her education at the Canadian Institute of Non Destructive Examination in Hamilton, Ontario.  She currently holds Canadian General Standards Board NDT certifications in the following methods: Level 2 Liquid Penetrant, Level 2 Magnetic Particle, Level 2 Eddy Current, Level 1 Ultrasonic, Level 1 Radiography and Level 1 X-Ray Fluorescence.  Capt Schrauwen has been with KF Aerospace for 14 years and continues to enjoy working in the Aviation Industry.

Capt Schrauwen began her cadet career, at the age of 12, with our very own 223 Red Lion Squadron.  She found a love for aviation within the cadet program and achieved her Glider Pilot’s License in 1996 and her Private Pilot’s License in 1997 through the cadet Flying Scholarship Programs.  Capt Schrauwen left 223 Red Lion Squadron in May of 1998 to become a member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC), attached to Regional Cadet Air Operations (RCAOps).  She worked as a Glider Pilot Instructor during the summer months for the Regional Gliding School (P), at CFB Comox, from 1998-2001.  Capt Schrauwen held such positions as Flight Commander and Check Pilot.

Throughout her entire CIC career, Capt Schrauwen always returned to work 223 Red Lion Squadron acting as a Ground School Instructor and Volunteer Officer.  In 2007, she returned to 223 Red Lion Squadron full time, in the position of Deputy Commanding Officer.  From 2008-2012 she served as Commanding Officer of 223 Red Lion Squadron.  From 2012- 2019 spring Capt Schrauwen served as the Administration Officer.

Capt Schrauwen received her Canadian Forces Decoration in October of 2010 and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for her service to the Air Cadet program and to 223 Red Lion Squadron. In 2021 Capt Schrauwen received her 22 year clasp.


Training and Band Officer

Capt. Jason Paas

Capt. Jason Paas began his military career in 1991 as a musician with the Regimental Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, an Army Reserve Infantry unit based out of Minto Armouries.  As a bandsman, Capt. Paas was *not* an officer, but began as Private, eventually working his way up to the rank of Warrant Officer before making the move over to the Cadet Instructor Cadre in 2009.
During his time as a Reserve musician, Capt. Paas played the oboe and (later) the bassoon in concert performances, but got to do a different job with the band on parade.  There, he began as a cymbal player, then the bass drummer, before taking on the role of the Bugle Major (a Rifle Regiment version of a Drum Major) in 1997.  He held this appointment until he took a full time position at CFB Kingston as the Band Master of the Communications and Electronics Garrison Military Band from 2004 until 2008.  He returned to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles for one more year before transferring to the CIC and joining 19 RCACC (Portage la Prairie, MB) on Canada Day, 2009.
Since joining the CIC, Capt. Paas’ job as a teacher included various moves.  Consequently, he has worked with multiple Army Cadet corps over the years, beginning with 19 Portage, then moving to 2520 RCACC in Brandon, MB in 2011, north to 38 RCACC (Cross Lake, MB) in 2012, before relocating to Vernon, BC in 2015 and joining 3063 RCACC in Enderby.  Most of this time was spent as the Training Officer, with a stint as the Admin Officer in Brandon, and two years as the Commanding Officer in Enderby.
Capt. Paas has also worked at a Cadet Training Centre every summer since 2009, including four summers as a Supervising Officer for Flying Scholarship courses in NW Region, so he is no stranger to the Air Cadet world.  But the majority of his summers have been as the Director of Music training at the Vernon CTC.
In his civilian life, Capt. Paas is a music teacher, and has been teaching Band at W.L. Seaton Secondary School since 2018.  He is married to Sheryle and they have three boys who have all gone through the cadet program (with the Army Cadets).

Training Support Officer

Lt. Shewchuk

 


Training and Range Safety Officer

2Lt. Devine

2Lt. Devine is the training officer and range coach for marksmanship


Administration Officer

2LT. Rossner

2Lt Rossner works in the high-tech industry as a Senior Hardware Designer and Architect of electronics for Energy Management control of building automation for HVAC, Lighting and Access. He has recently celebrated his 30th work anniversary. Design of electronics is an amazing career; working on team ideas and creating electronic products that are manufactured in Canada which are sold around the world.

2L Rossner was a 223 Red Lion Cadet a very long time ago.

He has been provided a new role as an Administration Officer under the guidance of Captain Schrauwen.

In addition, he also maintains the Squadron website and website calendar passing information from the staff to the website calendar. He is open to positive criticism by parents who may have ideas on how to improve the website.


Supply Officer

OCdt Zaugg

OCdt Zaugg was born and raised in AB, where she was a cadet with 65 RCACS Ponoka. She enjoyed drill, effective speaking, and survival camps. The highlights of her cadet career are sitting in a CF-18 Hornet at CFB Coldlake, and going to a 3 week aviation camp in Gimli, MB.
Having experienced the amazing benefits and opportunities of the Air Cadet program as a youth, she hoped to one day give back to the program if the opportunity was presented. She began volunteering for 223 Red Lion in 2019, and was honoured to be sworn in as an officer in March 2021.
OCdt Zaugg’s great-grandfather served in both WWI and WWII, and her grandfather was also an Air Cadet as well as a member of the RCAF, serving Canada’s North. Fun fact: OCdt Zaugg and her husband, grandfather, father, mother and brother are all Amateur (HAM) Radio Operators.
She has made her home in the Vernon area with her husband and 8 children since 2016, where she enjoys being home with her children and working part-time as a bookkeeper.

Do you want to be an officer to help with youth in the Cadet program?

The Canadian Armed Forces CIC ( Cadet Instructor Cadre ) is always looking for people to help out in this reserve position. 

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