Army cadets host exchange

3064 Army Cadets from Williams Lake are gearing up to host 30 cadets and 3 officers.

3064 Army Cadets from Williams Lake are gearing up to host 30 cadets and 3 officers from 3034 Army Cadet Corps in Browns Flats, New Brunswick from March 1 to March 5.

The weekend is part of an inter-corps exchange program available in the Canadian Cadet Movement where cadets get to visit different parts of the country and experience local culture.

The Williams Lake Army Cadet corps travelled to Botwood, Newfoundland in February 2012; and now it is their turn to play host.

The cadets and staff arriving from New Brunswick will receive a whirlwind tour of local attractions and sites including the Eagleview Equestrian Centre, Western Museum, Discovery Center, Scout Island, and culture experiences with local First Nations groups.

The packed schedule also includes bowling, swimming, and a firearms and archery demonstration at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association.

Cadets will have a chance to purchase souvenirs by supporting local businesses downtown through a fun scavenger hunt.

Events will wrap up with a farewell banquet and dance at Thompson Rivers University.

The exchange is funded by the Canadian Cadet Movement in partnership with the BC Army Cadet League and help from the local 3064 Sponsoring Committee.

3064 Army Cadets would like to extend a huge thank you in advance to the many local organizations and businesses that helped provide activities and support of this exchange.

If you see a large group of teenagers, aged 12-18 years old moving around Williams Lake over the weekend, be sure to say hello and provide these cadets from New Brunswick with a friendly Cariboo welcome!