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Photos: Estevan Army Cadets salute members at sunset service

Awards were presented to the cadets during the sunset service.

ESTEVAN - The No. 2901 Estevan (Elks) PPCLI Army Cadet Corps and Pipes and Drums Band wrapped up another season by hosting their annual sunset service on June 4.

Meeting in front of the Estevan branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the cadets stood at one side of the legion while the band was at the other, providing music at the appropriate times. A large crowd of parents and others gathered along Fourth Street in front of the legion for the service.

In the case of the ceremony, sunset was declared to be 7 p.m., and then awards presentations began. Cadets were recognized for their successes and accomplishments during the past year. Promotions were announced and graduating cadets were saluted.

The Estevan legion also made a couple of cheque presentations, one for $6,000 to the army cadets and the other for $2,500 to the pipes and drums band.

Awards presented at the service were:

•Master Cpl. Radburn Alfonso, silver star Level 3 and orienteering training;

•Sgt. Andrei Balbuena, gold star and orienteering training;

•Cadet Khylen Bird, green star and promotion to lance corporal;

•Cadet Alexy Bizier Secord, green star and promotion to lance corporal; 

•Cadet Luke Branvold, green star and promotion to lance corporal;

•Pipe Cpl. William Duncan, certificate of service;

•Cadet Zeke Haider, green star and promotion to lance corporal;

•Warrant Officer Levi Hollingshead, National Star of Excellence Level 4 and Certificate of Service;

•Master Cpl. Santino Josol, red star;

•Cpl. Acadia McCord Southcott, red star and orienteering training;

•Cpl. Maxim Ogdanskiy, green star and orienteering training;

•Cadet Cyrus Osano, green star, orienteering training and promotion to lance corporal;

•Cadet Kurt Palmis, green star, red star, orienteering training and promotion to lance corporal;

•Cpl. Charece Petican, red star;

•Warrant Officer Akara Reeves, promotion to master cadet and National Star of Excellence 3;

•Sgt.-Major Jessica Slager, bronze level of the Marksmanship Championship Series ll, and completion of the Army Cadet cold-weather field training exercise;

•Lance Cpl. Liam Tyler, red star and orienteering training; and

•Master Cpl. Sofiya Vlezko, silver star.