Some 27 sea cadets from the 249 Effie M. Morrissey cadet corps in Brigus attended camp this summer at HMCS Acadia in Cornwallis, N.S.
The Acadia is this country's largest sea cadet summer training centre and sees 1,000 cadets go through their programs each summer. Cadets from Effie M. Morrissey were given the opportunity to spend between two and seven weeks doing everything from sail and ship boat operator to music programs.
The cadets were chosen from the province to represent their corps, train, learn and gain leadership experience. Amongst the activites they spent their summer participating in were sailing, playing instruments, doing field gun work, firing air rifles and pariticpating in sporting competitions, as well as meeting new friends from across the country and the world.
The 249 Effie M. Morrissey cadets range in ages from 12 to 18 and march every Tuesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion in Brigus.
The cadets who travelled to camp are: William Morgan, Matthew Ralph, Nicholas Mugford, Chloe Parsons, Colby Pryor, Cody Gillard, Raymond Neil, Mackenzie Akerman, Sandra Barfoot, Nicolas Deering, Taiya Efford, Brandon Small (Staff Cadet), Chantelle O’Leary, Brian Peddle, Kelsey Mugford, Brandon Dixon, Kelsey Fry, Ryan Rees, Noah George-Goulding, Matthew Small, Isaac Sparkes, Gavin Sparkes, Mackenzie Sparrow, Alexander Brenton, Tamika French, Laken Pottle, Julia Doyle and Devin Pryor.