The 19 Portage Army Cadets Corps welcomed some prospective new members as they look to grow their ranks.

The open house was held on September 5th. Aparajita Sarker, Cadet Warrant Officer, says a lot of people attended, plenty of whom showed interest in what cadets are and what they do.

"Army Cadets do a range of activities," explains Sarker. "We do things like drills, marksmanship, we learn leadership, and also classroom lessons. We'll do a lot of navigation orientation, trekking, hiking, and canoeing. We do a lot."

Sarker adds her favourite part of being a Cadet is the leadership aspect, as it's helped her with school projects.

Aparajita Sarker.Aparajita Sarker

"It means a lot to me," says Sarker about the Cadets Corps. "I want more cadets in this corps because I think every youth should have the opportunity to join. It's an amazing program."

The Cadets hold "parades" every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9. Depending on the itinerary, they'll attend in either a dress uniform or a field training uniform.

You can keep up to date with the Portage 19 Army Cadets Corps by visiting their Facebook page.

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