Navy League Members


Our members meet every second Tuesday of the month. We welcome all parents to join the Kanata Branch or as a Member at Large, and there is no cost for membership. Being a member of the Kanata Branch provides you with a chance to voice your opinions on events that are held for the cadets. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

The following chart is a list of the Positions and Responsibilities for the Branch. Have a look and see if there maybe a position that may interest you.

 Navy League Members

 

Mike Mackay Mike Mackay
President
Mike was born in Hamilton and raised in Ottawa, Mike works for IRCC Passport Program, and is a father to four children with one son active with RSCC Centurion. He has been a member of the Navy League Kanata Branch since the 2011-12 training year. Mike has been an active member holding many positions with in the Branch. He was elected as President of the Branch at the end of the 2015-2016 training year.
 IMG_2427-1 Bill Mercer (Commander William (Bill) Mercer, CD)
Vice-President
The son of a Korean War Veteran, Bill Mercer joined the sea cadets with RCSCC FORT TOWNSHEND in St. John’s NL during the late 1970s and completed leadership and sailing qualifications. Bill is a career officer in the Canadian Armed Forces – Royal Canadian Navy since the 1980s; serving on both coasts in numerous of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships including on naval operations in the Caribbean and Adriatic Seas.  Bill has also served at the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (London) United Kingdom, as the Deputy Commandant of the Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre – Borden ON, various Directorates at National Defence Headquarters, and on operations with the staff of the United States Security Coordinator – Jerusalem, Israel.  Bill is currently the Commanding Officer of the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Group Headquarters – Ottawa. Bill started volunteering with the Navy League Kanata Branch during the 2014/15 training year when his youngest son Nicholas joined RCSCC CENTURION.  Bill became Vice- President of the Kanata Navy League Branch in 2016.  He is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Kanata) Branch, National Capital Chapter of the Canadian Forces Logistics Association (CFLA) and Ottawa Branch of the Naval Association of Canada (NAC).   Bill is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Studies.
 Danny Irvin Danny Ervin
Past President
.Danny began his naval involvement as a member of the reserves starting at HMCS Nonsuch in Edmonton, Alberta, and later transferring to HMCS Cataraqui in Kingston, Ontario.  In 2011 Danny became a volunteer for Navy League Cadets in Winnipeg, Manitoba as vice-president of the parents committee, and later being appointed as president that same year. In June 2013, Danny was elected to the position of president of the Navy League Kanata Branch. Danny stepped down as the President at the end of the 2015-2016 training year and has continued to be an active member of the Navy League.
Marie Diamond Marie Diamond
Treasurer
Marie is the Operations Manager for two Tim Hortons locations in the Ottawa area. She is also a mom to four children, the middle of which began his cadet career during the 2011-12 training year. At that time she joined the Navy League Kanata Branch. Marie became president for the 2012-13 training year, but due to her demanding and increasing job duties reluctantly stepped down. Marie continues to be an active member of the Navy League.
Position available:
Secretary
 Gord Rowland Gord Rowland
Web Designer/Member at Large
Gord Is a native of Ottawa, whose adult life has included work as a professional musician, as a high school music teacher and since 1995 as a self-employed IT consultant and web developer. In 1995, he retired from the Reserve Force of the Canadian Armed Forces, having served five summers in the Band of the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, and year-round with the Governor-General’s Foot Guards Band. He and his partner Christina live in Kanata with Gord’s two school-aged children.
Bill Mercer
Tag Day Coordinator
Position available:
Fundraising Coordinator
Karen O’Connell
Volunteer Coordinator
Leo Constintinou
Awards Coordinator
Clint Eastop
Canteen Coordinator

 Navy League Members at Large

These individuals attend monthly meetings and voice concerns or ideas to help RCSCC Centurion. Each member also volunteers their time to help out with special events or fundraising events. Without these people the Kanata Branch would not function as well as it does. The Kanata Branch is always looking for new volunteers to join.

Cathy Ryan Cathy King Carole Eastop