Cadet warrant officer first class Wilcox takes part in the sunset parade Friday at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre. (Brandon Lin/NCJCRSG photo)

Cadet season wraps up

  • Aug. 19, 2017 1:29 p.m.

Summer is over at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre.

The sunset ceremony Friday signified the end of another training season, and more than 650 cadets participated at Dieppe Square.

These sea, army, and air cadets from across Western Canada have completed advanced training in a variety of courses, including drill and ceremonial, music, fitness and sports, marksmanship, and expedition.

“This is one of the most important parades at the training centre every summer,” said Capt. Morgan Arnott, unit public affairs representative.

The Cadet Program is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of activities while learning about the sea, army and air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.

“Cadets make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community-based activities. Cadets also learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and citizenship,” said Arnott.

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