The approximately $1,700 raised goes towards the activities of the local 2276 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, who recently changed affiliation to the 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
As the number of cadets is growing, the funding is needed to buy more equipment for activities like biathlon, marksmanship, skiing and camping. There are currently 80 members looking forward to training in skating, snowshoeing, and outdoor survival training this winter.
The cadets are also saving up for larger trips to Dawson Creek and the army base in Edmonton, as well as Germany in 2015 for the 100th anniversary of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry.
New members between the ages of 12 and 19 are always being accepted, regardless of physical ability, and the program is one of the few in the city that comes with no fees attached. Anyone interested in joining the Cadet Corps, or supporting the group can contact Terry Isenbecker at 250-261-6111.