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561 Nelson Osprey Squadron host AGM

The sponsoring committee of the 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday October 20th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson Eagles Hall at 641 Baker Street in Nelson.

Any former cadets, parents of former cadets or anyone interested in helping support the Nelson Air Cadets is welcome to attend. 

The Squadron Sponsoring Committee supports the Nelson Air Cadets by providing funding, equipment, a parade location and other items not supplied to the cadets by the Department of Nation Defense. 

“The Squadron Sponsoring Committee is the direct link from the community to the local Air Cadets. Your support will help ensure the cadets continue their 70 years of service to Nelson and area,” said Dianne Egan, Chair 561 SSC. 

For more information about the meeting, to get the online meeting link or to discuss how you can help the 561 Squadron Sponsoring Committee support the youth in Nelson and area, please contact Dianne Egan at osprey561ssc@gmail.com

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets, in partnership with the Air Cadet League of Canada has been training youth in Canada for over 80 years.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets accepts youth between the ages of 12-18 who have a desire to learn more about the air element of the Canadian Forces, wish to develop the attributes of leadership and good citizenship and who wish to promote physical fitness. Air Cadet uniforms are supplied free of charge.

While the program is military based, there is no obligation for a cadet to join the Canadian Armed Forces when they finish their cadet career. Cadets are also encouraged to learn more about opportunities within Canada’s aviation industry. 

Photo caption: Flight Sergeants Justice Ward and Natt McIntosh present Nelson Mayor John Dooley with a framed print showing an Air Cadet aircraft at Nelson Airport as part of the squadron’s celebration of its 70th year in Nelson. — Submitted photo