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The Navy League of Canada, Belleville Branch is committed to providing a positive and safe environment where the youth of our community can develop citizenship and. leadership skills.


It is the responsibility of the Navy League to provide the facility and the resources for the Belleville Sea Cadet Corps. The cadet training programme is set out by the Department of National Defence. The Navy League in Belleville owns the building, boats and musical instruments that support this programme. We provide financial support and many volunteer hours to provide the optional extra-curricular activities that keep our cadets interested and participating.


President:                Carol Taylor

Past President:        Jim Galway

Financial Chair:   

Secretary:                Dona Neves

Sea Cadet Chair:     Stella Colwill

Boat Chair:              Hugh Culliton

Music Chair:            Brian Coughlan


Brian Hearn

Eugene Maybee

William Morrissey

Laura Haycock

Debra O'Shaughnessy

On August 31 2021 we had the privilege of handing out awards to some of our long term navy league members. They are as follows:

Jim Galway: Rear-Admiral Bennett Leadership Award

in recognition of his extraordinary long-term commitment, dedication, leadership and mentorship to

cadets, staff and volunteers with the Navy League of Canada in the Belleville Branch and across Ontario

Division serving in a wide variety of capacities. His dedication to cadets and volunteers at the corps,

Branch, and Division levels has earned him a great deal of respect throughout the Navy League of

Canada. He has been a member of our Branch for 24 years.

Debra O’Shaughnessy: Meritorious Service Award

in recognition of especially meritorious service to the Navy League of Canada and the Cadet Movement.

She has been financial chair of the Belleville Branch for 18 years.

William Morrissey: Ontario Division Bravo Zulu Award

In recognition of his outstanding long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program and the Belleville Branch of the Navy League of Canada. Bill has been with the Branch for 18 years but previously spent his entire career working with the cadet movement.

Eugene Maybee: Ontario Division Bravo Zulu Award

In recognition of his long-term outstanding dedication to the cadets of RCSCC Quinte and Belleville Branch of the Navy League of Canada, personally responsible for much of the building maintenance.

Serving as a Director with the Branch for over 18 years, he has been an incredible willing volunteer whose personal philosophy has always been “Anything for the Cadets”.

Stella Colwill: Certificate of Service

in recognition of over a decade of dedicated service with the Belleville Branch and support to RCSCC Quinte. As the unofficial Galley Chair” she has contributed significantly to the morale of cadets and volunteer and is renowned for her baking.

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