Cadet Alexandra Son of Vernon is presented with the ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit by Randy Williams

Cadet Alexandra Son of Vernon is presented with the ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit by Randy Williams

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Cadet Alexandra Son of Vernon was the recipient of an Army Navy Air Force Veterans Cadet Medal of Merit

Cadet Alexandra Son of Vernon was the recipient of an Army Navy Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) Cadet Medal of Merit at the Final Parade and Sunset Ceremony at Vernon Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Cadet Son is a member of 1705 B.C. Dragoons, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Vernon.

The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, or ANAVETS, is Canada’s oldest  veterans association with a proud history dating to 1840.

The ANAVETS will present 73 Cadet Medals of Merit this year at summer training centres for army, sea and air cadets enrolled in instructor-level courses.

In addition to the medal, the cadets are eligible for a $1,000 bursary with can be applied to any accredited university or community college.

Cadet Son was enrolled in the six-week advanced musician-military band program at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre.

In addition to improving their musicianship skills, school of music cadets marched in parades in Oliver and Penticton and played several concerts in the Greater Vernon area, including Davison Orchards and Noric House, and took part in the Okanagan Military Tattoo.

They also provided the music for all graduation parades.

On the weekend, the cadets made their way to their homes across Western Canada.

During the summer, 1,500 army, sea and air cadets from Western Canada will have spent up to six weeks in town.

Okanagan Valley centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.