105 RCACC is one of two Cadet Units that belong to the 7th Toronto Regiment, RCA family.  Located in Streetsville (Mississauga) Ontario, the Cadet Corps currently boasts a total of almost 200 youth members.  As a Training Unit, our objective within the Canadian Cadet Organization is to develop life skills for Canadian youth.  This cannot be done without dedicated staffs. 

Unlike other branches of the Forces, much of the running of a Cadet Unit is dependent upon the dedication of unpaid Civilian Volunteers who come out every Tuesday evening Parade night to mentor, instruct and develop the youth members in the mandated Training syllabus, as well as coming out every Thursday evening and many weekends, to run optional activities such as our Drill Team, Band, Orienteering Team, Marksmanship program and Biathlon programs, just to name a few. 

Much of what we do are not funded by National Defense nor the Canadian Armed Forces.  The Corps Support Committee is integral in fundraising to pay rent and utilities of our Local Headquarters, Streetsville Cadet Centre as well as supplemental activities.  Without the revenue streams they generate, we could not operate.

Officers, Civilian Instructors and Volunteers, and the Corp Support Committee make up the group of individuals who are dedicated to making this program educational and challenging for the youth members.  Below are Corps related biographies for most of these individuals.

2023/24 Parade Positions

TBD is the Regimental Sergeant-Major. 

TBD is the Drill Sergeant-Major. 

Officer Staff Team

Captain Shannon Pecore is currently our Commander Officer.

A native of Mississauga, Captain Shannon Pecore was an Army Cadet with 2824 COPS Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) and she’s been involved with the Canadian Cadet Organization (CCO) ever since.

After serving as a Civilian Instructor/Volunteer with 337 Queens York Rangers RCACC, 2408 Borden RCACC, Blackdown Cadet Training Centre and most recently 105 Streetsville RCACC, she enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in January 2017 as a member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre.  

While at 105 Streetsville RCACC, Captain Pecore has held the positions of Administration Officer, Master Cadet Star Level Coordinator, Training Officer, Deputy Commanding Officer and Unit Public Affairs Representative. She was promoted to her current rank of Captain in June 2021.

Captain Pecore has completed numerous qualification courses including the Unit Public Affairs Representative (UPAR) course in June 2021. She has actively worked as a UPAR for the Niagara Greater Toronto Area since May 2018, helping to promote the CCO through coverage of events, training of cadet correspondents, creation of Public Affairs materials and monitoring of social media accounts as assigned.

In December 2019 Captain Pecore was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for her ongoing dedication to youth and sports in her community. Her commitment not only to her unit, but also her community has been recognized with a Commanding Officer’s Commendation, the City of Mississauga Civic Award of Recognition as well as a Covid Heroes Award. She is also a volunteer Crisis Responder with the Kids Help Phone.

Captain Pecore has been married for 22 years to Kris. Together they have two sons, Owen and Cameron and a German Sheppard named Chewie. In her spare time, she enjoys cruise vacations and spending time with her family.

Captain Bianca Fung is currently the Deputy Commanding Officer and Training Officer and corps marksmanship coach. She has been working with 105 RCACC since 2012. She is in charge of coordinating the training and assessment for all cadets in the unit.  During the summer, she has worked at Connaught Ranges as a coach for the Royal Canadian Army Cadet National Rifle Team (RCAC NRT). Bianca coaches cadets from all across Canada and Great Britain using the C11 and C12 target rifle, shooting from distances between 100 to 1000 yards. She has led three Canadian cadet teams to compete internationally in Bisley, England, in 2013, 2016 and 2019. Bianca has competed for Team Canada on several occasions and most recently participated in the Long Range World Championships in New Zealand.  She has her sights set on a future Commonwealth Games. In her civilian life, she is an elementary school teacher.

Lieutenant Matthew Petruzzi is the corps Quartermaster. He is responsible for ensuring all cadets are issued properly fitting uniforms for both out in the field and on parade. 

He joined 105 Army Cadet Corps in January of 2014 as a Civilian Volunteer.  He was given the pleasure of working in the Quarter Master Stores.  As the Supply Officer he made sure the new recruits are given a uniform in a timely manner.  He was sworn in to the Canadian Armed Forces as an Officer Cadet in the CIC on the sixteenth of May 2017.  

In his civilian Life, he works in the shipping and receiving department for an aerospace company.

His passion is Cycling and Fishing.

Lieutenant Brad Hovenden is the Administration Officer.

Following the lead of his cadet daughter, OCdt Brad Hovenden joined the 105 as a Civilian Volunteer in 2019.  Finding the opportunity to train young minds appealing,  he applied to join the Canadian Armed Forces as a CIC Officer within one year, and was sworn in on 1 December 2020.

Born in Montreal, Brad grew up in Northern Ontario where he cultivated a love of the outdoors.  Fluently bilingual in both official languages, Brad holds a degree from the University of Toronto.  In civilian life he works for a provider of commercial gases.

 

Civilian Staff Team

Civilian Volunteer Marissa Weir-Cotnoir is Safety Officer and Assistant Supply Officer. She has always had the military as an integral role in her life as her father was in the Navy out on the East coast.

She grew up on a military base on the East coast.  After moving to Ontario, she missed that community and closeness that she had down east and went in search of something that brought to her that sense of community back.  She found that in the Cadet program.  She began volunteering with 105 in 2014 and has taken many roles including Green Star and Silver Star Coordinator, as well as Admin Officer.