Cadets participate in National Remembrance Day ceremony
Lt(N) John Brannen, New Media and Production Officer, Regional Cadet Support Unit (Atlantic)
Canadian youth were well represented at this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on November 11 at the National War Memorial.
Sea cadet Maggie Lewis of Paradise, N.L., Army cadet Evelyn Wrobel of Springwater, Ont., Air cadet Samantha Keow of Fredericton, N.B. , and Junior Canadian Ranger Zoe Stevens from Mary’s Harbour in Labrador earned the opportunity to attend this year’s national ceremony.
Each year, three cadets are selected by the Navy, Army, and Air Cadet Leagues as the Royal Canadian Legion’s Cadets of the Year and attend the national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa. They received the honour based on their outstanding service in their cadet corps and squadrons, strong academic performance and community service.
Cadet Lewis of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 3 Terra Nova in St. John’s, N.L. demonstrates a high level of performance, commitment and outstanding leadership in Cadets and in her community. “Cadets has taught me discipline, leadership, and problem solving,” said Cadet Lewis. “I have been challenged in many ways and know, that I will take with me through life the lessons I have learned and apply the skills in all areas of my life.”
Cadet Wrobel of Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps 2919 Grey & Simcoe Foresters graduated from the Canadian Armed Forces Basic Parachutist’s course in 2018 and was a recipient of the Top Jumper Award. She also participated in the National Expedition to Mount Columbia, Alta. “Cadet Wrobel is an asset to both her cadet corps and the community,” said Maj D. R. Bosch, Commanding Officer of 2919 Army Cadet Corps. “She is regarded by both peers and superiors as a model cadet, providing guidance and leadership to those below her.”
Cadet Keow of Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 333 Lord Beaverbrook in Fredericton, N.B. shows strong leadership and citizenship in her community. She participated in the International Air Cadet Exchange program this summer and took first place in the National Effective Speaking Competition in 2018. “When I look back on the last four years of my life, I can not even begin to imagine how it would be without cadets,” said Cadet Keow. “This program truly epitomizes a life-changing opportunity and has become an integral part of my identity.”
Junior Canadian Ranger Stevens of 5 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in Mary’s Harbour in Labrador, is active in her community while maintaining high academic standards and athletic achievement. Highly respected among her peers, she is a leader in map and compass training and was selected to attend advanced leadership training in British Columbia this summer.
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