BIG BAGS: The standard-looking garbage cans in Parksville city parks are actually five feet deep

BIG BAGS: The standard-looking garbage cans in Parksville city parks are actually five feet deep

Qualicum Beach air cadet is training in Metchosin

Cadet Jackson Langlet will be going to Kwalikum Secondary School in Septemeber

Cadet Jackson Langley from the 893 Beaufort Squadron air cadets in Qualicum Beach is spending part of his summer at Albert Head Cadet Training Centre on a two-week general training course.

“There are so many fun things to do;” said 13-year-old Langley.

We had a drill competition and a sports competition. It is so much fun to have lots and lots of groups of cadets all competing together.”

The training course, which is free, gives cadets a taste of many of the aspects of the cadet program.

Each year, about 1,000 cadets attend the Albert Head CTC between July and August.

Langley, who has been a cadet in Qualicum Beach for a year, said he’s also enjoying the social aspect of the camp.

“I have made new friends and we have a lot in common. I have met people from different places and we are all having fun together.”

Langley will be attending Kwalikum Secondary School in September.

He said he plans to enjoy many more years with the air cadets.

More than 3,400 sea, army and air cadets are participating in summer training activities across B.C. this summer.

Other cadets have had the opportunity to travel across the country and even overseas.

To find out more about the cadet program, visit www.cadets.ca or

www.893aircadets.ca.

— Submitted by 893 Beaufort Squadron