Young people from across Nova Scotia visited Province House in Halifax, today, Oct. 7, 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 cadet program.
Ben Jessome, MLA for Hammonds Plains-Lucasville, on behalf of Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister responsible for Military Relations and Minister responsible for Youth, joined cadets and other guests at a flag raising to mark the occasion.
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, the ministerial assistant for Youth. “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 Lt.-Cmdr. Marie Bourinot, Officer in Charge, Nova Scotia Area at the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Atlantic).
“Today I’m honoured and proud to help the province recognize these youth by celebrating the eighth annual Cadet Day in Nova Scotia.