Posted by Michael Charach on Nov 11, 2019

Today’s Cadets Soar High

 

Friends come and go, but few relationships last as long as the one between the Rotary Club of Winnipeg West and the 191 Air Cadet Squadron. The Rotary Club of Winnipeg West is pleased to announce its continuing sponsorship of the Air Cadet Program. “Our Club has been sponsoring the 191West Winnipeg Rotary Squadron for 62 years,” says Club President Mildred Turner.

 

 

 

 

On Thursday November 7th, Sgt. Wyatt Brisson spoke to the Rotary Club regarding the benefits of the cadet program. He described how it shapes and changes Canadian youth. “The cadet program gives youth a unique opportunity to learn and enhance their skills in a wide variety of areas including Biathlon, marksmanship, and public speaking,” says Brisson.

 

Wyatt Brisson is 15 years old and attends Westwood Collegiate. He spoke very confidently.  “Cadets is one of the greatest things in my life right now.  Cadets prepares you for life.”  Wyatt was even able to take an Advanced Aviation course in Comox, British Columbia this past summer.  Today’s cadet program will help to shape and change Canadian youth to become better citizens and literally to fly!

 

He thanked us for our unwavering support.

Sgt. Wyatt Brisson   West Winnipeg Rotary 191 Air Cadet Squadron

 

 

The Rotary Club of Winnipeg West believes in a commitment to service above self. Contributing to the betterment of our community and world by supporting causes with an emphasis on allowing youth to reach their full potential. 

Our Mission: To make a difference.

About the Air Cadet Program:

 

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets are a Canadian national program for youth aged 12 to 18 years. It started in 1941 as a way to train young men for duties during World War II.  Today, the cadet program is open to both males and females.  The focus of cadets is on citizenship, leadership, physical fitness, general aviation and an understanding of the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Armed Forces. 

The 191 Squadron is one of oldest Air Cadet Squadrons in Winnipeg and Canada, and was formed on November 11, 1942. It has provided leadership and citizenship training to thousands of young people since it began.  Today it has more than 100 young men and women (ages 12-19) who regularly report every Tuesday for 3 hours and for up to 6 hours on Sunday and at various other times depending on training schedules. These young people receive training in such activities as gliding, powered flight, biathlon, drill, citizenship and leadership and perform community services.

Few people are aware that enrolment in the Air Cadet Program and the training received is free to both the cadet and their parents.