Local Air Cadet attends General Training Course in Trenton, Ontario
Captain Anabelle Dallaire - Special to The Bulletin
Corporal (Cpl) Kimiwan Achneepineskum, of 270 Otter squadron in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, spent the first two weeks of her summer vacation at Trenton Cadet Training Centre (CTC) attending the General Training (GT) Course. Alongside almost 500 other cadets, Kimiwan learned new life skills and was exposed to a bunch of new experiences.
Cpl Achneepineskum expressed that she has had an amazing time on her GT experience, highlighting her passion for aviation and sports. As an aspiring commercial pilot, she liked the range of learning the GT course offers. Kimiwan noted that she plays sports in her home town, and appreciated the focus on physical health that the cadet program offers.
Kimiwan expressed that the cadet program has really helped her to come out of her shell and build life skills that she may not have anywhere else. Some of these skills include: team building, communication, and leadership. Her message to adolescents interested in joining is “you should follow your heart and where your dreams want to go,” and for Cpl Achneepineskum, Air Cadets is the dream.
Trenton Cadet Training Centre strives to offer programs to youth aged 12 to 18 that are challenging and will help them acquire new learning experiences. Trenton strives to foster and encourage team spirit, mutual assistance, comradeship and physical fitness in a safe and fulfilling climate. Each summer, approximately 1000 course cadets, 90 staff cadets and 120 adult staff from all across Ontario attend Trenton CTC where a broad array of course ranging from introductory to advanced courses specializing in basic aviation technology and aerospace, music as well as leadership and ceremonial instructor courses.
The cadet program is open to all youth between the ages of 12-18 years old with a focus on leadership, citizenship and healthy living. If you are ready for the challenge, visit www.cadets.ca and click on “Find Us” and visit our Facebook page to see their adventures! www.facebook.com/centralregioncadets.