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CADETS' CORNER: Local cadets on hand to inspire Rattlers

Members of 37 Orville Hand squadron were guests during team's Military Appreciation Night

Cadets Corner is a weekly column submitted by the 37 Orville Hand air cadets group.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is envisioned as Canada’s premier and a world-class youth development movement by the Air Cadet League of Canada.

Being attuned to societal changes, it strives diligently to be a totally dedicated, proactive and innovative partner to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic-minded youth to undertake leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world.

Youth graduate from the air cadet program feeling confident and armed with skill sets that will last them a lifetime. The program helps youth navigate some of the most formative years in their lives while having fun in the process.

Consider joining a unique program where passion meets fun. Young Canadians ages 12 to 18 can participate as an air cadet in the cadet program. This non-profit program, delivered in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces, allows youth to thrive and experience valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and global citizenship.

The Air Cadets make up 51 per cent of the cadet program and there are more than 450 squadrons nationwide including Bradford’s own 37 Orville Hand Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

Last week, cadets were invited to attend the Bradford Rattlers hockey game against the South Muskoka Shield for the first annual Military Appreciation Night. Inspired by their meeting with the Bradford cadets during the second intermission, the Rattlers went on to defeat the Shield 6-2. The cadets said they had a great time cheering for their local team and appreciated the invitation to experience the game as a squadron.

37 Orville Hand Royal Canadian Air Cadet squadron continually accepts recruit applications throughout the year. Completed application packages will be accepted online or in person during our Thursday training nights at Fieldcrest Elementary School from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.