Nova Scotia celebrates Cadet Day

Nova Scotia flag

Saturday October 5 is Cadet Day in Nova Scotia.

In a release, the province says today is an opportunity to recognize the positive impact the cadet program has in shaping youth in Nova Scotia into well rounded, community minded future leaders.

In celebration of the day and the achievements of youth, along with the success of the program in promoting a lifetime of physical fitness, volunteerism and citizenship activities, a flag will be raised at Province House in Halifax.

"The cadet program offers young people an opportunity to come together and participate in a variety of challenging and fun activities that build skills they'll use the rest of their lives," said Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister for Military Relations and Minister responsible for Youth. "We are proud to see cadets being active in their communities and making positive contributions right across our province."

This is the 9th annual Cadet Day in Nova Scotia after the Sea, Army, Air and Navy League Cadets Day Act was passed in 2010.

Currently, there are 85 cadet units across the province, with more than 3,000 youth aged 12-18 enrolled.