65 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
The squadron has a current fundraising project to move to a new building.
Cadet numbers have been growing over the past few years and their existing building will outgrow their needs.
In addition to this, their current building needs several upgrades which they are not in a position to fund at this time.
The projected timeline is to move at the end of this training year (June 2015).
The Air Cadet program has had a significant impact on the youth in the community, with young people aged 12-18 attending the program from Ponoka, Lacombe, Rimbey, Stettler, Blackfalds and other surrounding areas. These cadets learn leadership, citizenship, teamwork, aviation, marksmanship, survival, fitness, discipline and respect. In addition, they also have optional activities such as; band, biathlon, effective speaking, sports teams, survival challenges and drill teams.
They have a significant impact on the veterans and support all of these important causes.
They currently they have 57 cadets, with weekly new registrations.