Where Flags Lie Row on Row

 

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This past Sunday concluded the last cadet activity of the year. The cadets of 41 Hercules participated in the squadron’s annual grave cleaning at the Broad Street Cemetery.

Equipped with brushes and tools, each cadet got right to work. After each grave stone was cleaned, a flag, provided by the Royal Canadian Legion, was placed beside, in preparation for the D-Day ceremony. The flags added to a very beautiful sight and was a great way to admire a job well done.

IMG_1861.JPG41 Hercules is very proud with the task given. The cadets enjoyed giving back to the men and women who have given up their lives for the freedom we have today. Lest we forget the sacrifices they have made.

To all cadets, have a safe and wonderful summer! (Here is a comparison of a grave stone before it was cleaned and cleaning.)

 

Camp Saskadet Paint Party

Camp Saskadet is an amazing league owned and maintained complex used by cadets of all three elements. From field training exercises (FTX) to the provincial Biathlon completion, the camp is bustling nearly year round.

The camp, comprised of two of barracks buildings, a rec centre, mess hall, caretakers accommodations, stores and several out buildings is located near Kelvington.

While the league receives funding from DND for its use, the upkeep and maintenance costs are maximized through the use of volunteer work parties.

Pete Garton, Camp Saskadet Chair is planning a small paint party on the August 22nd through 24th weekend.

He’s looking for 6-8 people to come up and help with the painting. If you’re available to help please contact him by August 15th.

Food and accommodations will be provided as will a tax receipt for travel to and from Camp Saskadet.

If you can lend a hand it would be greatly appreciated. It’s help from volunteers like you that keeps this camp viable for cadets.

For more information contact either Pete Garton at 306-789-0421 or the office at 306-780-9285.

Poppy Day

ImageEach November the poppy can be found on the lapels and collars of many.   This symbolic red flower, a visual symbol of remembrance of those who died in battle, was adopted in Canada in 1921 in no  small part due to Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s now famous poem, “In Flanders Fields”.

Donations received during the Poppy Campaign raise more than $14 million each year for the support of Veterans and their families.  Cadets across Canada contribute every year to this campaign by assisting the Royal Canadian Legion in collecting donations and handing out poppies.

Poppy Day is tomorrow, Saturday October 26th.

Dress of the Day
Please come in full uniform including tie, wedge, tunic.  Bring your Cadet issued winter coat (liner and shell),  toque and gloves as well.  

If you do not yet have a uniform please come in appropriate dress clothing.  (no jeans, ripped clothing)   A collared shirt and tie is preferred for males.  You will likely be outside for the duration of your shift so its important you come dressed appropriately.

Weather Report
Weather Report – Saturday October 26th

Arrival Times:
Morning Shift:   Arrive at 8:30am.  Depart 12:30pm
Afternoon Shift: Arrive 11:15am.  Depart 4:00pm

Lunch is free and provided for Cadets and drivers before or after your shift.

Location:
Due to renovations of the Legion, this year Poppy day will be run from the Victoria Club located at 1300 Victoria Avenue.   Parking is in the back.


Volunteers:
Screened parents are required to drive Cadets to and from their locations and supervise on-site.  If you’re screened, your help is greatly appreciated.

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