Young people from across the province came to Province House to celebrate Cadets Day, Oct. 4.
The Sea, Army, Air and Navy League Cadets Day Act recognizes the first Saturday in October as Cadets Day in Nova Scotia, held to honour the cadets, volunteers and supporters of the Cadets program.
Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Deputy Premier Diana Whalen, on behalf of Premier Stephen McNeil, as well as cadets, officials and guests participated in a flag-raising at Province House 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 87 cadet units with nearly 3,500 cadets representing air, sea and army units.
“The Cadet Program encourages youth to become active, responsible members of our communities,” said Ms. Whalen. “It teaches valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, mutual respect, integrity, leadership and citizenship.”
High school students who take part in Cadets can also earn a credit on their transcript.
“Celebration of Nova Scotia’s youth, and in particular the personal achievements and community dedication of those involved in the Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadets is what Cadet Day is all about,” said Maj. Robert Eagle, Nova Scotia detachment commander. “I’m proud to work for, and celebrate with, such incredible young people.”
For more information on Sea, Army and Air Cadets, go to www.cadets.ca . For more information on Navy League Cadets, go to www.navyleague.ca .