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Nelson Air Cadets launch rockets, receive promotions

The Nelson Air Cadets ended their mostly virtual 2020-21 Training Year with an in-person rocketry day.

The cadets built their rockets on their own and then met at the West Kootenay Model Club airfield near the Kootenay Canal to launch the rockets.

After the rockets were fired of, the cadets received promotions and recognition for completing their training level.

Promoted to Flight Sergeant

  • Liam Egan
  • Justice Ward
  • William Wiltzen
  • Brandon Brook
  • Nat McIntosh
  • Ryan Penner

Promoted to Sergeant

  • Willow Kikosewin-Holden
  • Ashley Sonnichsen
  • Brooke Sonnichsen

Promoted to Flight Corporal

  • Svasti Nedelec
  • Hope Ward
  • Corporal
  • Christian Faragher
  • Elle Faragher
  • Nathan Hoy
  • Grace Ward
  • Erik White
  • Piper Wilkinson

Level 4 completed

  • Liam Egan
  • Justice Ward
  • William Wiltzen
  • Brandon Brook
  • Nat McIntosh
  • Ryan Penner

Level 3 completed

  • Willow Kikosewin-Holden
  • Ashley Sonnichsen
  • Brooke Sonnichsen
  • Christian Faragher

Level 2 completed

  • Svasti Nedelec
  • Hope Ward

Level 1 completed

  • Elle Faragher
  • Nathan Hoy
  • Grace Ward
  • Erik White
  • Piper Wilkinson

Nelson Air Cadets will start their 2021-2021 Training on Friday September 10th. More information can be found at www.nelsonaircadetsa.ca, on the squadrons Facebook page at www.facebook.com/561NelsonOspreyAirCadets/ or by calling Major DeBiasio at 250-231-0710

The squadron always welcomes new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18. You can start your application at https://app.cadets.gc.ca/cadet-registration/get-started.html

Adults who would like to volunteer with squadron are also welcome.

Quick Facts

  • The Cadet Program is open to all Canadian youth from the ages of 12 to 18 regardless of income, race, religion, culture or other socio-economic factors. The program embraces Canada’s multiculturalism and offers young Canadian’s opportunities to interact with youth from other cultures.
  • Cadets is the largest youth organization operated by the Government of Canada.
  • Cadets can receive High School credits for completing their training.

Photo Caption: Major DeBiasio presents Nathan Hoy with his Flight Corporal promotion during a rocket launch event at the West Kootenay Model Club airfield near the Kootenay Canal. — Submitted photo