Jamaica trip in sight for Hobbema cadets

Reggae music, sandy beaches, and a dynamic culture are just some of the things members of the Hobbema Community Cadet Corps Program may experience during their time in Jamaica

  • Jan. 21, 2009 3:00 p.m.

Reggae music, sandy beaches, and a dynamic culture are just some of the things members of the Hobbema Community Cadet Corps Program may experience during their time in Jamaica.

The HCCCP received an international invitation from the Jamaican Police Cadet Corps (The National Interschool Brigade) to attend their ninth anniversary on April 14. The Cadets will also join the Jamaican Cadet Corps International Youth Exchange Program.

There will be 20 Hobbema Cadets traveling to Jamaica along with 10 instructors. The group will be leaving for the beautiful country on April 9 and come back to Alberta on April 20.

The Cadets and their leaders will be representing the successful program, Hobbema, Alberta, Canada and the Cree Nation to the delegates of Jamaica.

The Jamaican Police Cadets are planning to travel to Hobbema in August 2009.

The Hobbema Cadets received financial encouragement on Jan 13 from TELUS Communications. Representatives visited the Hobbema Community Cadet Corps Program headquarters building in Hobbema to watch the Cadets practice their marching and drill skills. Kevyn McGregor, general manager North Central Alberta Network Operations with TELUS and Clyde Hannay, CSD service manager TELUS Network Operations presented the Cadets with a $5,000 cheque donation that will go to new uniforms for the Cadets for their trip to Jamaica.

The Hobbema Cadets, in return, presented McGregor and Hannay with certificates of appreciation.