Maintaining a strong focus on Saskatchewan’s proud military heritage, Provincial Military Liaison D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert will visit the province’s top Saskatchewan cadet corps and squadrons. These visits will be to present certificates and pins to the cadets from selected units as part of the annual cadet recognition program.
The cadet recognition program is important to the province for several reasons as it helps young people build self-confidence and instills the values of loyalty to country and service to community.
“The cadet recognition program has a rich tradition in our province, first and foremost in service to community, but also for many who have gone on to serve our country in the military,” Huyghebaert said. “Cadets represent the next generation of patriotic citizens, military and civic leaders. This government believes in recognizing this achievement and I want to congratulate all the recipients for their accomplishments.”
The formal recognition of the top air cadet squadron, army cadet corps and sea cadet corps was announced in 2009 to celebrate the history of the cadet program and the good work being carried out across the province by its members.
The ﬁrst award ceremony occurred in 2010. The Saskatchewan cadet program accepts youth between the ages of 12 to 18, and teaches citizenship, personal discipline, as well as general military knowledge. Currently, Saskatchewan has 1,664 youth enrolled in 58 sea, army and air cadet corps and squadrons.