Mr. Speaker, as a proud former Royal Canadian sea cadet who attended for five summers HMCS Quadra with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp UNDAUNTED and NLCC Captain Jackson, I am honoured to stand and celebrate one of the greatest youth programs in Canada.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the sea cadet program with the Navy League of Canada. It continues to train young Canadians, from ages 12 to19, in seamanship, music, discipline, leadership, and life.
I would like to thank the thousands of volunteers who make this program possible in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, like JTCVC, Qu'appelle, Daerwood, Swiftsure, Dawson, Transcona, Crusader, and Navy League Cadet Corps JRK Millen, Stan Hawitt, and Lord Selkirk. These volunteers give up free time, including weeknights and weekends, so young people from all social backgrounds can enjoy and learn together in this significant life-changing program.
I thank them for their contributions to Canadian society and helping to make Canada a better place.
Ready, Aye Ready.