Kincardine Air Cadets plan to travel to Washington, D.C.


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The Air Cadets of Kincardine’s Squadron 183 have an opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., during March Break, with the cadets from Squadron 530 in Waterloo. 

Last year Kincardine cadets had the honour of hosting a squadron of Army Cadets from the Montreal area. The group toured the Bruce Power Visitors' Centre, Bruce County Museum, Niagara Falls, CN Tower and the Ontario Science Centre. Usually after hosting a squadron, the host squadron goes on an exchange the following year. Kincardine was selected by the Department of National Defense (DND) for an exchange to Quebec City but after budget cuts at the DND, the trip was cancelled.

The Kincardine cadets still wanted to travel so the Captain learned of a trip the Waterloo squadron had planned. He managed to join the two squadrons for this unique opportunity to travel to Washington. 

The cadets would be visiting Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, Vietnam Memorial, Second World War Memorial, Ronald Reagan Trade Centre, U.S. Holocaust Museum, Marian Koshland Science Museum, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and many more educational venues.


However, with no funding, the cadets must raise the $14,000 themselves, as a group. Since there are no fees associated with cadets, they will be fund-raising for the trip.

They have already held a gigantic rummage sale, and are now selling mint smoothies. They are also holding a spaghetti dinner and dance at the Kincardine Legion Saturday night (Feb. 13) to which the public is invited. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a dance to Power Traxs from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will also be a silent auction at the dance.

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