At the regular meeting of the Castlegar air cadets on Feb. 28, several of the cadets were promoted to new ranks.
Garnet Bettger, Jiyul Kim, Rylan Blais and Golson Menard were promoted from air cadet to leading air cadet.
Mateus Duarte and Xyler Guerin were promoted to corporal.
Easton Laren was promoted to flight corporal.
The promotions were done by Major DeBiasio, the area elemental advisor (air) for the Interior of B.C.
The squadron has several exciting activities coming up including a field training exercise with Nelson and Trail air cadets and flying in gliders. During the summer, junior cadets can attend five-or nine-day local activity programs, and senior cadets have the opportunity to attend training at locations across the country.
The squadron always welcome new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18. You can start your application at cadets.gc.ca.
The squadron meets every Tuesday evening at the Castlegar Legion, 248 Columbia Ave., from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. and does activities on selected weekends throughout the year.
Adults who would like to volunteer with the squadron are also welcome.
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 can receive High School credits for completing their training.
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