Air Cadets to move to former elementary school

Ponoka Air Cadets are moving the old PES pink building.

Rather than building a completely new structure for the Ponoka Air Cadets squadron, the organization is instead moving into the now former Ponoka Elementary School, widely referred to as the pink building,

Commanding officer Cpt. Tracey Fiedler says 65 Squadron Ponoka is planning on being out of its current building on June 30 and settling right away into the new one.

“We kind of had three different paths we went down. The final outcome is we found a new building to lease,” said Fiedler.

“There was just a lot to consider and cost was a big part of it,” she added.

The biggest benefit the former school offers the Air Cadets is much needed extra space. With a gym on hand, Fiedler says the cadets can increase activities, such as sports nights. “It just provides so much more opportunity,” Fiedler explained.

“It just gives up more room to grow,” she added; and pointing out to the fact that the squadron is growing at a fast rate.

“Two years ago we had 29 (cadets),” said Fiedler. The squadron now boasts 55 cadets.