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Kapuskasing Army Cadets host annual parade and inspection

By Kyle Lincez, The Northern Times

Visiting this year to participate in the inspection and awards was Lt Commander Turcotte.

Visiting this year to participate in the inspection and awards was Lt Commander Turcotte.

The 1635 Kapuskasing Army Cadets, family, and friends were in attendance on  on May 20 for the 77th  annual parade and inspection.

 

The afternoon event saw the cadets gather alongside a number of dignitaries that included Kapuskasing mayor Alan Spacek, members of the Fire Department, OPP, and more to present awards and enjoy the celebration.

 

This year saw the following cadets receive these awards:
-Markmanship/Best Shot was awarded to MCpl Asner, presented by Captain Norm McMeekin.

-The Mercury Outstanding Fitness was awarded to Lcpl Parent and was presented by Mr. Ziggy Kowalski

-Ray Deslauriers Volunteer/Benevolence Award was awarded to Cdt Papineau and was presented by Constable Dillion.

-The Model Leadership award was presented to CWO Giasson by Capt Oliver

-The Ladies Auxiliary Top Female Cadet Award was presented to MCpl Gagnon Hachey by Lt Nadeau.

-Best Uniform was presented to MWO Robinson by Lt Commander Turcotte.

-Top Recruit was presented to Lcpl Pelletier by Kapuskasing Mayor Alan Spacek.

-Best Attendance was presented to MCpl Trottier by Mark Sawyer.

-Most Improved Cadet was presented alongside a Vimy memorial coin from the Army Cadet League to MCpl Trottier by Mr. Andre Benoit.

-The Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence was presented to WO Cameron Paquette by Legion Vice -President Jean-Yves Potvin.

-The Lord Strathcona Medal was presented to CWO Giasson and presented by Lt Commander Turcotte.  



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