Nova Scotia Celebrates Cadet Day

Premier's Office

October 3, 2015 10:30 AM

Young people from across the province visited Province House in Halifax, today, Oct. 3, to celebrate Cadet Day.

The Sea, Army, Air and Navy League Cadets Day Act recognizes the first Saturday in October as Cadet Day in Nova Scotia, held to honour the cadets, volunteers and supporters of the cadets program.

Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and MLA Ben Jessome, on behalf of Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister responsible for Military Relations, as well as cadets, officials and guests participated in a flag-raising to mark the occasion.

"As Her Majesty's representative and a former cadet, it is my privilege to recognize the hard work and dedication of all those who help to make the cadet programs such valuable and rewarding experiences for young people in Nova Scotia," said Lt.-Gov. Grant.

Nova Scotia has 86 cadet units with nearly 3,500 cadets representing air, sea and army units.

"The cadet program is a tremendous way for young people to engage in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities," said Mr. Jessome. "It teaches invaluable life and work skills and cadets become responsible and active members of their communities."

High school students who take part in cadets can also earn a credit on their transcript.

"Each year in Nova Scotia we see cadets making an impact in their communities. From cenotaph vigils on Remembrance Day to community service projects they take on, we see cadets giving back," said Maj. Bob Eagle, commander, Regional Cadet Support Unit (Atlantic) Nova Scotia Detachment.

"Today I'm honoured and proud to help the province recognize these youth by celebrating the sixth annual Cadet Day in Nova Scotia."

For more information on sea, army and air cadets, go to www.cadets.ca. For more information on navy cadets, go to www.navyleague.ca .


FOR BROADCAST USE:
     
     Young people from across Nova Scotia came to Province

House in Halifax today (October 3rd) to celebrate Cadet Day.

     Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, MLA Ben Jessome, on behalf of

Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister responsible for

Military Relations, cadets and guests participated in a flag-

raising to mark the occasion.
     
     Nova Scotia has 86 cadet units with nearly 3,500

cadets representing air, sea and army units.

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