Cadets receive aid from Legion

The 902 Summerland Royal Canadian Air Cadets received a $1,000 donation from the Royal Canadian Legion Summerland Branch 22.

The 902 Summerland Royal Canadian Air Cadets received a $1,000 donation from the Royal Canadian Legion Summerland Branch 22.

The cadets participate in the Legion Christmas party, Remembrance Day, VE Day and assist with the twice annual yard clean up at the Summerland Yard clean up.

The cadets also practice their public speaking skills by presenting speeches to the legion membership.

The cadet program, for youths between the ages of 12 and 19, uses the military model of responsibility, discipline and achievement to build confidence in Summerland teens.

The program offers glider flight and training, power pilot training, leadership skills and effective speaking.

Cadets also participate in survival weekends where they learn to build their own shelter and cook over a fire they have built themselves.

Other activities include summer camps where they can progress to become a survival instructor, drill instructor air traffic control and ground crew education and marksmanship.

First aid training for cadets is available through St. John Ambulance.

Money raised for cadets also funds the annual spring break citizenship trip.

This year the cadets went to Comox and Victoria where they visited the legislature buildings, Comox air base and air force museum.

They experienced orienteering training and have volunteered at soup kitchens.