The Castlegar Air Cadets worked hard selling their Mother’s Day Raffle tickets. There were a couple of parents from the sponsoring committee who approached local businesses for donations or contributions for our baskets, and with great success we were able to make up three. The baskets which had a wide variety of gifts were on display at Spring Fling in the Cadet booth, where they were selling their famous cotton candy.
The draw was held on Mother’s Day at the Cadet hall, Commanding Officer Jean Lundquist, LAC Winters, Sgt. Fergie, Cpl. MacDonald were in attendance as Cst. Ron George drew the names from the bin. Sharon won the 1st place basket valued at over $500.00, Kim won the 2nd place basket (Amber picked up her basket for her) valued at over $300.00, and Susan received the 3rd place basket valued at over $250.00.
We would like to take this time to send out a big Thank you so much to all our generous and thoughtful contributors along with Ginny Brown, Barb Makortoff, and the cadet parent sponsoring committee.
The cadets do a few fundraisers including their cotton candy sales at the local fairs and festivities. In the fall they sell chocolates, during the year they collect empties and also try and get a major bottle drive done. This fundraiser is to help raise funds for their trip to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane Washington, where they get to take part in some of the training exercises there.
The cadets volunteer their time at the Winterfest Parade helping out Santa, poppy sales and colour party at the Legion. They also march in the Sunfest and Remembrance Day Parades. Some Cadets also help out at the high school for Remembrance Day ceremonies. Cadets attend many different camps during the summer break for two, three or six weeks. Also they go gliding in the fall and spring at the Trail airport.
We are always looking for new recruits, we start our new year in September and the program runs through to the beginning of June. You must be 12-years-old to join, give us a call at 250-687-1520.
Sponsoring Committee Chairperson