Qualicum Beach’s local air cadets received a welcome donation from the Arrowsmith legion on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
After hearing of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet 893 Beaufort Squadron’s need for water bottles last year, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 donated 48 military-issue canteens on Jan. 9, during the squadron’s first CO’s (commanding officer’s) parade of the year.
“We had mentioned the kids didn’t have water bottles and any time we did an exercise, the kids that didn’t bring water bottles would use paper cups,” said air cadet sponsoring committee chair Jalyn Sorg. Now, when on field training exercises, the cadets will have a reliable, robust way of staying hydrated, said Sorg. “We are so appreciative of the legion’s donation,” she said.
— NEWS Staff