Sea cadets parade in Lorette

Fifty cadets from the 330 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Dawson paraded in their final review before over one hundred and fifty friends and family members.

By Marianne Curtis

   On June 19, the Cadets and officers of the 330 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Dawson held their Annual Ceremonial Review.  The event took place at the Lorette Community Complex and marked the end of regular training for this cadet year.

   This year’s special guest was Vic Toews, MP for Provencher. He personally inspected the fifty members of the Ship’s Company, and led the spectators through the displays.  

   As part of the event, a very special award was given to the Sea Cadet Corps Dawson.

   “We were chosen as the Top Unit out of 38 Sea Cadets in Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta,” explained Lieutenant (Navy) Denis Côté,   

   As part of the ceremonies guests were invited to visit a number of displays that showed a year’s worth of hard work, and includes the cadets’ activities such as the Ship Simulator weekend, the Manitoba Sea Cadet Winter Games, Range and Sports, a marching demonstration from the Award-Winning Drill Team and even a mini-concert from the band.

   “The remainder of the ACR went very well, including a demonstration by the award-winning marching drill team, and a band mini-concert,” added Cote. “Various displays showed off the cadet’s work to over one hundred and fifty people in the audience.”

   A number of top-achieving cadets were also awarded various commendations, awards, and medals during this event.

   Now that the cadet year is over, over thirty of the cadets have been selected to attend the Summer Training Centers this year. The centers are located across Canada with many of the cadets going to Comox, BC, Kingston, ON, and Acadia NB.

   Cadets is a national program for youth ages 12 to 18 who want to make new friends while participating in fun and challenging activities. The new training year starts the 13th of September, 2010, but new cadets are welcome any time. Sea Cadets are sponsored by the Navy League of Canada and supported in partnership by the Canadian Forces. Enrolment and uniforms are provided at no cost.

For the first time, 330 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Dawson was named the Top Unit out of 38 Sea Cadets in Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta.



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