Youth looking to find out more about Sea Cadets in Williams Lake are welcome to come out and watch the regional Sea Cadet games coming up this Saturday.
Teams from Prince George and around the region will be competing in the gymnasium at Williams Lake Secondary this Saturday, Nov. 19 from about 10 a.m. to about 4 p.m.
The games will include all sorts of skill-building exercises that are in the Sea Cadet program.
Sea Cadets is open to youth ages 12 and older.
Supervised by trained adults Sea Cadets learn all about sailing, first-aid, nautical activities, team sports, music, public speaking and leadership, and learn military marching and participate in parades.
They also have opportunities to attend summer camps and travel internationally.
Participation in Cadets helps students to develop organizational and team-building skills that help them to focus better on their school work.
Sea Cadets participate in activities during their weekly meetings and on weekends. Cadets also support their community by taking part in citizenship events organized by their cadet corps.
The Sea Cadets in Williams Lake meet on Thursday evenings at the Elk’s Hall.
Sea Cadets is sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League of Canada, but Cadets are not expected to join the Canadian forces when they grow up.
“Cadets is a great way to find out more about Canada, make friends and develop new skills that will be with you for life, no matter what career you choose,” says their brochure inviting young people to join.
In many cities and towns, young people also have the option of joining Army or Air cadets. Williams Lake has Sea and Army cadet programs but not an Air cadet program.
There are more than 58,000 cadets across Canada.
Many cadets say the cadet program gave them a head start in their successful careers. For example, did you know that astronaut Chris Hadfield and world junior biathlon champion Jean-Philippe Le Guellec were once cadets?
For more information on joining Sea Cadets in Williams Lake call 250-392-2834 and leave a message.