(Above) Air cadets and supervisors at Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

(Above) Air cadets and supervisors at Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

Air cadets celebrate end of training year

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The 904 Kootenai Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron celebrated the end of its training year on June 1, with their annual ceremonial review (ACR), a parade dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the cadets over the past year.

Air Cadets are youth aged 12-18 who learn about being good citizens, leadership skills, leading a physically active lifestyle, and the activities of the Canadian Forces. Extracurricular activities offered by the Creston squadron include sports, campouts and the flight simulator program. The 904 squadron also recently took a trip to Victoria and toured the Canadian Coast Guard, Esquimalt Dockyard, Royal BC Museum and more.

The squadron, currently parading with nine cadets, is looking for new members and adult staff to start in September for their next training year. Adult staff are members of the community aged 19-64 years old who take an interest in the development of the cadets in these areas, and can either work as civilian instructors or join the Cadet Instructors Cadre, the branch of the Canadian Forces that administers and supervises the cadet program.

Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a national youth program jointly sponsored by the Department of National Defence/Canadian Forces and the Air Cadet League of Canada. Cadets parade yearly from September to June.

For general information on Air Cadets, or becoming an adult supervisor, please visit www.cadets.ca. For more information on 904 Kootenai Squadron, please visit www.cadets.ca/lhq/904air or call Arnold Schultz at 250-428-7528.