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Cadets from Castlegar, Trail and Nelson gather for first time in years

Cadets and staff from the three West Kootenay Air Cadets

Cadets from the three West Kootenay air cadet squadrons spent two days together learning survival skills. The cadets were from Trail, Castlegar and Nelson. 

During the weekend, the cadets learned how to use a compass, tie knots, make shelters and made ground search and rescue signals. 

This was the first time in several years that local cadets could get together and do in person multiunit activities. 

The local cadet squadrons are once again meeting in person and over the next month, all three units will wrap up their training year with Annual Ceremonial Review. 

This summer, most level 1 and level 2 cadets will be attending training courses of 1 or 2 weeks in duration locally. Some older cadets will be attending training courses at locations across the country. 

The squadrons always welcome new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18. You can start your application at https://app.cadets.gc.ca/cadet-registration/get-started.html

Adults who would like to volunteer with squadron are also welcome. 

Quick Facts 

< >The Cadet Program is open to all Canadian youth from the ages of 12 to 18 regardless of income, race, religion, culture or other socio-economic factors. The program embraces Canada’s multiculturalism and offers young Canadian’s opportunities to interact with youth from other cultures. 

·         Cadets is the largest youth organization operated by the Government of Canada. 

·         Cadets can receive High School credits for completing their training.