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Article / August 8, 2014

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — This summer, 78 carefully selected Army Cadets are participating in an exchange program to the United Kingdom during the months of July and August.

Throughout the four-week program, the Army Cadets will be exposed to the same training as British Cadets, including participating in exercises, adventure training, cultural activities, and sightseeing tours. 

Twenty cadets and two officers are going to Scotland, Wales, and England and 18 cadets and three officers will attend the international large bore shooting competition in Bisley, England.

Each year, a small number of senior Army Cadets are selected from across the country based on their achievements, behavior, attendance, and leadership skills to represent Canada by participating in Army Cadet Exchanges.

“We want to be the most relevant and credible organization for youth. We’re giving them a place where they can experiment, learn, and practice,” says Capt Kimberley Caron, Public Affairs Officer - Youth Programs, Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers.

In return, we will see 53 UK Army Cadets arrive at four Canadian Cadet Summer Training Centres in New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta, and the Yukon to be integrated and complete the same summer training as Canadian Army cadets.

These exchanges exist to expose Canadian cadets to superior and unique challenges while fostering civic values and awareness of the world. They provide opportunities that allow today's youth to be our next generation of leaders.

The Army Cadet Program is sponsored by the Department of National Defence (DND) in partnership with the Army Cadet League of Canada.

DND has announced a five-year renewal initiative to strengthen the program, reaffirming the Government’s commitment to this long running, world-class leadership development program for young Canadians.

Written by Courtney Laidler, Nadine Kirzinger and Samantha Bayard Army, Army Public Affairs

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