Thousands of young people deprived of the camps of the cadets

Des milliers de jeunes privés des camps des cadets

All activities surrounding the training of cadets, including summer camps, have been cancelled by Ottawa.

In the region of Quebec, thousands of young people spend part of the summer period at the military base in Valcartier or Bagotville, in the Saguenay.

Since the beginning of its history, the Center of cadet summer training at cfb Valcartier has a host of activities for teenagers from 12 to 18 years.

In 2019, they were almost 1700 at Bagotville for stays of two, three and even six weeks. In the north of Québec, the École secondaire Mont-Saint-Sacrement is also a music camp.

Elsewhere in the province, courses are also given in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Across the country, the impact of these activities are very important for the affected areas.

The security

The decision to cancel the activities was taken in order to ensure the safety of all in this period of a pandemic.

The canadian Forces want to avoid becoming a vector for further spread of the COVID-19. We also hope that the medical resources and facilities may be available to assist the population.

The commander of the national support Group for the cadets and junior canadian Rangers (JCR) has taken the decision to cancel all in-person events related to the programs of the cadet and JCR until 31 August 2020.

The list includes the local training, the activities and travels of the corps and squadrons, the summer training of cadets, in-class training of officers of the cadet instructors cadre and, in coordination with the canadian Army, the intensive training of the JCR.

The cadet and JCR will not be penalized for having missed the rest of the training year 2019-2020.

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