Creston Army Cadet Alicia Haire attended the Kootenay Cadet Sports Weekend held at Selkirk College in Castlegar on the weekend of 25-27 January. (Photo submitted)

Creston Army Cadet attends sports weekend

Creston Army Cadet Alicia Haire attended the Kootenay Cadet Sports Weekend held at Selkirk College in Castlegar on the weekend of 25-27 January.

By Lori Bott

Army Cadet Alicia Haire from Creston was at the Kootenay Cadet Sports Weekend held at Selkirk College in Castlegar on the weekend of 25-27 January.

The Sports weekend had 155 cadets from 13 cadet units from the East and West Kootenays. During the weekend, the cadets did a fitness assessment, team sports, orienteering, and a dance.

Alicia attends grade 8 at Prince Charles Secondary School and is a new member of 1746 Creston Army Cadet Corp.

Alicia chose to join cadets on the recommendation of a family friend and is now aspiring to earn her Master Warrants in a few years time. She is enjoying all of the activities and learning new skills. Outside of cadets, she dedicates six hours a week to figure skating and her favourite sport is Football.

The Cadet program, which includes Sea, Army, and Air Cadets, is the largest government-funded youth program in Canada with over 50,000 participants across Canada. The cadet program accepts youth between the ages of 12-18 who have a desire to learn more about the air element of the Canadian Forces, wish to develop the attributes of leadership and good citizenship and who wish to promote physical fitness. While the program is military based, there is no obligation for a cadet to join the Canadian Armed Forces.

1746 Army Corp meet on Thursday at 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm at the Creston Legion (137-11th Ave N.). Contact: Capt. Mainville # 250-435-1962.

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