Royal Purple members (L-R) Jackie Daoust

Royal Purple members (L-R) Jackie Daoust

Cadets raise money for trip

Ashcroft Sea Cadets are on their way to Halifax to witness the Battle of the Atlantic ceremonies.

347 RCSCC Avenger Sea Cadet Corps and the Ashcroft Navy League Branch have been working extremely hard over the past six months to raise funds for an extraordinary trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in order to participate in the annual Battle of the Atlantic Ceremonies.

Without the generous support of local business and community members, this trip would not be possible. Donations came in many forms – from merchandise and gift certificates which were used at the fundraiser dinner as auction items, to generous cash donations ranging from $50 to $1,500.

Representatives of two of the organizations contributing to this trip are pictured here. The President of the Royal Canadian Legion Ashcroft Branch 113, Glen Joss, presented a cheque at the Fundraiser Dinner held at the Legion on April 4. As well, members of the Ashcroft and Cache Creek Royal Purple presented to Lt(N) Darren Curran and NCdt Gerry Sask a cheque to be used toward the upcoming trip.

The Officers and Cadets will be leaving on Thursday, May 3 and returning Monday, May 7. It will be an exciting experience that all are looking forward to. We will submit a followup to share this great adventure with the community.

Brenda Cahoon