The local Lindsay Army Cadets will be hosting an open house Sept. 10, at the Victoria Park Armoury located at 210 Kent St W, Lindsay. The open house will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be open to the public interested in the cadet program.
This is an ideal chance for prospective cadet recruits to meet with current and former cadets, speak with officers and learn about the Army Cadet program and the opportunities it provides.
“This is a great program to install confidence and self-discipline. They meet new people, learn lots of great things, do activities that they don’t normally do” said Commanding Officer Captain Syd Bailie.
There are three branches of the Cadet program in Canada: Sea, Army, and Air. While each Cadet program equally participates in teamwork and leadership training, Canadian military history, citizenship, drill, and physical activities. The Army Cadets focus on adventure training activities such as outdoor activities and international expeditions.
“I’ve been fortunate to have spent many years with this unit, even as a cadet,“ said Lieutenant Darrin Leuty, the cadet corps training officer. “I’m so excited to share with the rest of the community what incredible activities, opportunities, and adventures the cadets I work with get to experience.”
In addition to taking part in rewarding and challenging activities, Cadets can also earn credits towards high school graduation and even earn a pay check when attending various Cadet Training Centres (CTCs) during summer months.
The 2817 Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is one of the oldest youth organizations within the City of Kawartha Lakes and continues to support all youth between the ages of 12-18 years old with a focus on leadership, citizenship, and healthy living. Cadets is a free program.