Cadet program brings summer training to local community

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Provided by the Cadet Organizations of Canada

Local cadets from Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry as well as Prescott-Russell recently participated in a local cadet activity program that concluded in Lakeview Heights on August 5, 2022. Both programs ran concurrently during the last week of July and the first week of August in Lakeview Heights, just outside Cornwall by the Lost Villages Museum. CAP 1 (Cadet Activities Program), a daily summer training program for year one cadets and CAP 2 for year two cadets which consisted of a 2-week daytime training program and included a night party held in Ottawa at CFB Connaught.

This new national program offered by Cadets Canada aims to improve local training and keep them close to home while learning the basics of leadership, drill, field training, mental well-being , sports, water activities, marksmanship, ASE element specific activities, ARMY AND AIR CADET PROGRAMS as well as community involvement.

CAP Cornwall has been honored to have many guest speakers and local organizations to provide our cadets with policing, cyberbullying and bullying training with the Cornwall RCMP Detachment, Native North American Traveling College offering education in Native culture and traditions. , the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders Regiment with a round of Canadian Armed Forces education on trades and equipment, and former MPP Jim Brownell took time out of his day to teach our cadets the history lost villages. S, D&G Paramedic Services also made a brief presentation, as did South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis, who had the honor of opening the first day of the CAP program.

We are grateful to members of our community who have taken the time to reach out to our local youth and support the cadet program.

Mental wellness was an important part of the training and local cadets enjoyed the component. Central Region Cadets, Chaplain Fowler, was on hand on Day 2 to provide the cadets with a great presentation to support their mental well-being.

The CAP is the successor to the previous 2-week general training program that took place outside the community at cadet summer training centres.

For more information on local cadet programs offered in our community, please visit, www.cadets.ca

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