Branch 616 donates $1,000 to sea cadets

CONSTANCE BAY – The West Carleton Royal Canadian Legion really knows how to say thanks.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, Branch 616 presented the Centurion Sea Cadets’ Jeremy Kennedy with a cheque for $1,000 as a way of saying thanks for the cadets’ help with last year’s poppy campaign.

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a youth program delivered in partnership by the Navy League of Canada and the Department of National Defence.

Sea Cadets specialize in sailing, seamanship, ship-boarding life, naval communications, power boat handling, boat repair, and marine engineering. Selected senior cadets have the opportunity to attend international exchanges, to sail aboard a Tall Ship or participate in ship deployments aboard Canadian Navy and Coast Guard ships. Additionally, Sea Cadets can compete for a chance to participate in annual sailing regattas.

Sea Cadets also participate in ceremonial events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian naval heritage.

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Centurion are based out of Kanata and regularly support Branch 616’s Poppy Campaign by hosting poppy booths in the Kanata area.

For more information on the Centurion Sea Cadets, click here.