Sea cadet sign up underway through October

The Chilcotin 202 Sea Cadets have started another year and October is the time to join.

The Chilcotin 202 Sea Cadets have started another year and October is the time to join, said Fred Van Kuipers, president of the Navy League of Canada Chilcotin Branch.

“They will immediately start practicing their seamanship as the northern zone competitions are at the end of November,” Van Kuipers said.

The Chilcotin 202 Sea Cadets have hosted the northern zone competition the last two years, having finished in first place to qualify for provincials.

The sea cadet program is free, Van Kuipers said, and is financed by the Navy League of Canada and the Department of National Defense.

The group meets every Thursday from 6:15 to 9 p.m. at the cadet hall below the radio station on First Avenue.

“Remember, it’s free,” he said. “Check us out and ride the wave.”