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Port Perry cadets celebrating 125 years of service

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

SCUGOG: The local 41 Port Perry High School Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year.

“This year will be our 125th anniversary, coming into November. We are the fourth oldest cadet corps in Canada. This is the first year we’ve been able to actually return to active training, given [COVID-19] and the pandemic,” Captain Syd Bailie told Scugog councillors at a meeting on Monday, March 20th.

The local group will hold a celebration and cadet exercise at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre in early June. No date has been given yet for that event.

“There’ll be at least 160 cadets on the ground,” Ms. Bailie said.

She also thanked the Township for their longstanding support for the program.

“We’ve enjoyed a very long relationship with you supporting the cadet program, and us supporting the community.”

Regional Councillor Ian McDougall spoke highly of the cadets’ impact on the Township.

“I’d like to thank you for all you do for the community. One hundred twenty-five years is certainly significant.”

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