A squadron of Air Cadets is fundraising to pay for a pilgrimage to the Vimy War Memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge in 2017.The 150 Tiger Cadet Squadron will be in attendance for this once in a life-time opportunity to experience first-hand, the magnitude of Canada’s contributions in the First World War.

“Many historians say that the Battle of Vimy Ridge is where Canada truly became a nation.  The sacrifices made by our soldiers in this battle were critical to the Allies’ victory in World War One.”  said Captain Cory Chapman, Commanding Officer of the 15- Hamilton Tiger Squadron.

“Our Cadets are working hard to support their pilgrimage to Vimy however raising enough money to support this endeavour is challenging.  With the launch of our “gofundme” campaign (150 to vimy), the community can help support our Cadets in this important learning opportunity.” said Captain Chapman.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadet program provides youth between the ages of 12 and 19 with the opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills and take part in fun and exciting activities.  Cadets participate in aviation hands-on activities such as building model aircraft as well as getting an introduction to the various tools and technologies linked to aviation.  There are also opportunities to take part in music programs, marksmanship competitions, survival skill activities, physical fitness challenges as well as learning about Canada’s history and democracy.

For information about the fundraising campaign and to support the 150 Hamilton Tiger Squadron please visit http://www.gofundme.com/150toVimy

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