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AIR CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL COMMITTEE

THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADET ORGANIZATION IS A NATIONAL YOUTH PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THE AIR CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

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AIR CADETS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF WITH TRAINING FROM THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

What: Signing of Letter of Affiliation

Where: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, BC

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1300

Kelowna, BC – A Letter of Affiliation between the Air Cadet League of Canada, British Columbia Provincial Committee (BCPC), and British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC) was signed by representatives of the organizations on April 30, 2015. The signing ceremony took place in the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort at 1 pm.

This Letter of Affiliation is the result of months of negotiations and will establish an ongoing partnership to provide an exposure to the many opportunities and careers available within BC's aviation industry that are available through the Air Cadet High School Work Experience Program.

There are over 3800 air cadets in BC between the ages of 12 - 19 with a keen interest in aviation, however not all will become pilots. This cross section of youth is of tremendous interest to the Aviation Industry as a source of enthusiastic and skilled employees who may not be fully aware of the broad range of training and careers available in aerospace in British Columbia.

The Letter of Affiliation describes how the Air Cadet League of Canada, British Columbia Provincial Committee (BCPC), and the British Columbia Aviation Council will work in partnership to provide work experience sponsorships for cadet and students in aerospace facilities that will introduce, orient and inform them about training and career opportunities in the BC aerospace industry. These work experience opportunities will be offered to cadet/students under the auspices of the BC Ministry of Education High School Graduation Transition Program.

About the Air Cadet League of Canada

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and other partners, is dedicated to supporting the aims and objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Armed Forces. For more information, visit bc.aircadetleagueofcanada.ca. "Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BCProvincialCommittee.

About the Cadet Program
The Cadet Program is the largest federally-sponsored youth program in Canada that includes the Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadets. It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the sea, army and air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces. Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities. Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship. For more information, visit www.cadets.ca.

About BC Aviation Council
The British Columbia Aviation Council is a member-driven organization that represents and promotes the shared interests of the aviation community. Its mission is to promote, stimulate and encourage the development, growth and advancement of aviation and aerospace in British Columbia. For more information, visit www.bcaviationcouncil.org

Mr. Norm Lovitt, ACLC/ BC Provincial Committee and Mr. Mark Duncan, Chairman, BCAC signing the letter of Affiliation between BCPC and BCAC.