By Sonya Anderson
The Barrie Navy League Cadet Corps held their 63rd Annual Inspection on Tuesday, June 4th. The reviewing party, which consisted of Commodore Mike Hopper, Captain (Navy) Allan Offer, and Commander Francis Turcotte, interacted with each cadet as they examined their uniforms and their overall appearance and demeanor while on parade.
The Annual Inspection is also a year-end celebration of the Cadet program before they begin their summer sailing program. Boats are set to hit the water on Tuesday, June 25th, with the sailing program running every Tuesday evening until September.
If you’re curious about how the program works, you’re encouraged to stop by the boathouse on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer to watch the sailing program, although the actual Navy League Cadet program sign-up takes place in September.
The objectives of the Navy League Cadet Corps are to give young girls and boys (aged between 9 and 12) the opportunity to develop good mental, moral and physical training, to develop patriotism, good citizenship, a sense of duty, discipline, self-respect, and to respect others, in a Naval environment suited for young people.
Cover photo by Sonya Anderson: Commodore Mike Hopper inspects PO2 Rowan Ledoux during the 63rd Annual Inspection
Inset photo by Sonya Anderson: Summer sailing