Upper Thompson Cadets hold annual Ceremonial Review

The annual Ceremonial Review can be seen as Cadet graduation

Legion Zone Commander Charlotte Cederholm of Vavenby talks to LCpl Lee Dionne. On Dionne's left is LCpl Elnora Jamerson-Crier and on Dionne's right is Cadet Shailee McMartin.

Legion Zone Commander Charlotte Cederholm of Vavenby talks to LCpl Lee Dionne. On Dionne's left is LCpl Elnora Jamerson-Crier and on Dionne's right is Cadet Shailee McMartin.

Twenty members of 2941 Upper Thompson Cadet Corps gathered on Sunday, June 3, at the Legion in Clearwater for their biggest event of the year – the first annual Ceremonial Review.  Over the last year, the Cadet Corps membership has grown significantly, so much so that it was possible to hold this event for the very first time.

The annual Ceremonial Review can be seen as Cadet graduation.

“It is a big thing, because the review shows what the Cadets have achieved over the last year and they are being rewarded for it,” says Captain Angelle Grenier.

At 1:30 p.m. sharp the ceremony began. After a welcoming word to the proud families of the Cadets and the introduction of the Inspection by MC 2nd Lieutenant Mark Tremblay, the Cadets marched onto the stage.

The Cadets brought the general salute to Charlotte Cederholm, who served as the reviewing officer. Cederholm then proceeded to inspect the parade exchanging a few personal words with every Cadet. Commanding Officer 2941 Hethar Macintosh, Land Staff Officer Major Steve Martens, Army Cadet League representative Mike Young, and Legion # 259 representative Joe Short joined her in this inspection.

TrophyPresentationTrophies were handed out for Top Red Star Cadet, Top Silver Star Cadet, Top Green Star Cadet, Top Marksmanship, Commanding Officer, Best Attendance, and Most Improved Cadet. The reviewing officer and commanding officer concluded the official part of the review by addressing the Cadets with words of pride.

Following the ceremony, the more informal part of the event began with the Cadets giving explanations of and demonstrations in marching practice and marksmanship for family and friends. They had prepared poster boards explaining the history of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and the meaning of different badges that can be earned. And so ended a great afternoon for these proud Cadets.

– Margot Venema