The 3066 Royal Canadian Army Cadets gathered on Oct. 29 along with minor hockey league players and other Golden residents to take part in the 2011 Poppy Blitz.
The youth took to the streets and houses around Golden to give people the chance to to have a poppy with Remembrance Day coming up soon.
Captain Navneet Rondeau has been working with the local cadets for the past 11 years and said she was happy with the energy the group who came together had for the event. “They are very excited. This is very important to us. The next couple of weeks are going to be busy but great,” she said. Currently the cadet core consists of 14 young people who Rondeau said are “very excited about being at the legion and doing this for the soldiers.”
The cadets program is helpful to young people in many different ways according to Rondeau.
“They learn discipline and a lot about leadership. They learn about Canada and what a citizen should be. We do a great deal of community service. They learn about bush craft and how to survive. Mostly it is about leadership confidence. Some of them come in and in a couple of years they are quite confident with themselves,” she said.
Rondeau hopes to see everyone in town wearing their poppies (which can be found in many different businesses), over the next few weeks.