May 17, 2023
(L-R) Major Krissy Doner, Commanding Officer of Southern Alberta; Captain Eryn Beddoes, Commanding Office for Red Deer Sea Cadet Corps; Cadet Chief Petty Officer Second Class Hannah Bennett; Al Lewis, President of the Navy League of Canada Red Deer Branch; and Jay Wilson, Navy League of Alberta Division Vice-President. (rdnewsNOW/Alessia Proietti)
A Red Deer sea cadet has been given a prestigious award for ranking in the top 10 of over 700 sea cadets province wide. At the Cormack Armoury, Cadet Hannah Bennett, now ranked Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2), was given the Navy League of Canada Cadet Medal of Excellence.
The Medal is awarded “in recognition of exemplary personal dress, deportment, knowledge, and skill in cadet training and exceptional leadership qualities”, said Captain Eryn Beddoes, Commanding Office for 126 Red Deer Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps.
CPO2 Bennett said she loves everything about sailing as there are many opportunities to learn, on and off the boat.
“I’ve gone on sail trip after sail trip and there’s always more to learn. It brings you closer to people; all the people I’ve sailed with, we’re all super close and it’s such a good environment. You learn communication and you learn skills about things you wouldn’t even think you’d understand,” she said, using the example of learning about how different types of clouds affect wind shifts.
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