The Parksville legion’s cadet squadron liaison, Rick Sorbin (right) makes a donation of 48 military-issue canteens on behalf of the legion to Flight Sgt. Marcus McDermand on behalf of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 893 Beaufort Squadron on Tuesday, Jan. 9. — Submitted by Jalyn Sorg

Parksville legion quenches cadets’ need for canteens

Local air cadets receive 48 military-issue water bottles

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

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