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Cadets in the Timmins Zone hold year end parade

The year end parade of cadets from the Timmins zone took place in the McIntyre Curling Club Sunday.

The Timmins zone is made up of 10 cadet units from eight communities along the Highway 11 corridor.

More than 120 cadets from Hearst, Kapuskasing, New Liskeard, Cochrane, Kirkland Lake, Iroquois Falls, Englehart and Timmins were on parade and patiently waited to be inspected by Retired Lieutenant Commander Rodney Turcotte. Turcotte's held and extensive career in the cadet program and currently resides in Sturgeon Falls.

Cadets in Timmins said they enjoy all the exciting opportunities they receive.

"Cadets may seem strict at first but that’s because they want you to do the very best you can, but after a while it all comes out, everything becomes super duper fun," said Flight Sergeant Bradley Allen, a member of 10 Timmins Kiwanis Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

"What has been a highlight for me, we went to Ottawa once and went to a whole bunch of war museums and done lots of activities like escape rooms and all that which was really fun we got to learn a lot about history and the planes that were used and gliding in general was really fun."

The annual review also included drill team demonstrations, marching to the band from 355 Polaris Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Englehart and speeches.

Cadets in the north can trace their history back to World War I when army cadet groups were formed in high schools. Top Stories


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