Dundas Sea Cadets looking to grow their ranks

Community Aug 14, 2019 Dundas Star News

The Dundas Sea Cadets are looking to bolster their ranks as they celebrate 75 years of developing future leaders in the local community.

Serving the youth of Dundas, Ancaster, Waterdown, Flamborough and Westdale, the corps, officially known as Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Dundas, hopes to draw more recruits age 12 to 18, starting in September.

“We’re looking to attract as many youth as possible from our community,” says new commanding officer Lt. Derek Evans. “It’s a great opportunity to build one’s self-esteem through a lot of different positive experiences, skill development, leadership and team-building activities.”

Dundas Sea Cadets participate in a range of activities, including sailing, orienteering, biathlon, canoeing, seamanship and summer training opportunities throughout the country. Leadership and nautical-based activities are also part of the program, noted Evans, who was a Dundas cadet in the 1980s and continues to work as an officer in the program as he sees the value it brought to him and many cadets over his years of service.

“I built a lot of self-confidence and learned some excellent leadership skills as a cadet that I continue to use in my full-time employment.” he said. “The cadet program allows youth to lead youth with the support of the adult staff and learn how to successfully manage a team. It’s invaluable experience.”

He said one benefit of the program is teaching cadets problem-solving skills which will benefit them their whole lives.

Starting Sept. 3, Dundas Sea Cadets will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m at the Dundas Community Centre, 10 Market St. S., Dundas.

There are no registration fees to join. Ceremonial uniforms and accessories are provided free. However, cadets and their parents are encouraged to participate in fundraising activities to offset costs not covered by the Department of National Defence.

Interested youth can email dundasseacadets@gmail.com, visit their booth at the Cactus Festival or attend their Welcome BBQ and open house Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dundas Community Centre.

The sea cadet program is a partnership between National Defence and the civilian Navy League of Canada.

Dundas Sea Cadets looking to grow their ranks

Celebrating 75th anniversary

Community Aug 14, 2019 Dundas Star News

The Dundas Sea Cadets are looking to bolster their ranks as they celebrate 75 years of developing future leaders in the local community.

Serving the youth of Dundas, Ancaster, Waterdown, Flamborough and Westdale, the corps, officially known as Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Dundas, hopes to draw more recruits age 12 to 18, starting in September.

“We’re looking to attract as many youth as possible from our community,” says new commanding officer Lt. Derek Evans. “It’s a great opportunity to build one’s self-esteem through a lot of different positive experiences, skill development, leadership and team-building activities.”

Dundas Sea Cadets participate in a range of activities, including sailing, orienteering, biathlon, canoeing, seamanship and summer training opportunities throughout the country. Leadership and nautical-based activities are also part of the program, noted Evans, who was a Dundas cadet in the 1980s and continues to work as an officer in the program as he sees the value it brought to him and many cadets over his years of service.

“I built a lot of self-confidence and learned some excellent leadership skills as a cadet that I continue to use in my full-time employment.” he said. “The cadet program allows youth to lead youth with the support of the adult staff and learn how to successfully manage a team. It’s invaluable experience.”

He said one benefit of the program is teaching cadets problem-solving skills which will benefit them their whole lives.

Starting Sept. 3, Dundas Sea Cadets will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m at the Dundas Community Centre, 10 Market St. S., Dundas.

There are no registration fees to join. Ceremonial uniforms and accessories are provided free. However, cadets and their parents are encouraged to participate in fundraising activities to offset costs not covered by the Department of National Defence.

Interested youth can email dundasseacadets@gmail.com, visit their booth at the Cactus Festival or attend their Welcome BBQ and open house Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dundas Community Centre.

The sea cadet program is a partnership between National Defence and the civilian Navy League of Canada.

Dundas Sea Cadets looking to grow their ranks

Celebrating 75th anniversary

Community Aug 14, 2019 Dundas Star News

The Dundas Sea Cadets are looking to bolster their ranks as they celebrate 75 years of developing future leaders in the local community.

Serving the youth of Dundas, Ancaster, Waterdown, Flamborough and Westdale, the corps, officially known as Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Dundas, hopes to draw more recruits age 12 to 18, starting in September.

“We’re looking to attract as many youth as possible from our community,” says new commanding officer Lt. Derek Evans. “It’s a great opportunity to build one’s self-esteem through a lot of different positive experiences, skill development, leadership and team-building activities.”

Dundas Sea Cadets participate in a range of activities, including sailing, orienteering, biathlon, canoeing, seamanship and summer training opportunities throughout the country. Leadership and nautical-based activities are also part of the program, noted Evans, who was a Dundas cadet in the 1980s and continues to work as an officer in the program as he sees the value it brought to him and many cadets over his years of service.

“I built a lot of self-confidence and learned some excellent leadership skills as a cadet that I continue to use in my full-time employment.” he said. “The cadet program allows youth to lead youth with the support of the adult staff and learn how to successfully manage a team. It’s invaluable experience.”

He said one benefit of the program is teaching cadets problem-solving skills which will benefit them their whole lives.

Starting Sept. 3, Dundas Sea Cadets will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m at the Dundas Community Centre, 10 Market St. S., Dundas.

There are no registration fees to join. Ceremonial uniforms and accessories are provided free. However, cadets and their parents are encouraged to participate in fundraising activities to offset costs not covered by the Department of National Defence.

Interested youth can email dundasseacadets@gmail.com, visit their booth at the Cactus Festival or attend their Welcome BBQ and open house Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dundas Community Centre.

The sea cadet program is a partnership between National Defence and the civilian Navy League of Canada.