The 645 Kenora Lions Air Cadets and the 774 Kenora-Kinsman Army Cadets have completed their 2021-2022 training and were finally able to celebrate in-person. 

Because of the pandemic, cadets were training virtually, but in March of this year, they were able to return to in-person training. 

"They truly go back to all of the fun and excitement. Their online training set the basis for their practical training, and skills, development, that they engaged in. From leadership, to public speaking, to survival skills, to navigation skills, to marksmanship skills, to self-discipline, to developing a stronger sense of self and confidence, these cadets have been working hard to become the best versions of themselves possible," said Training Officer, Captain Sasha A. Sadrudin.


Sadrudin explains the benefits of youth becoming a cadet in the program. 

"The Kenora army and air cadets participate in community service activities, which are great for getting those hours in high school; attend competitions with other cadets from across northern Ontario; and, participate in an all-inclusive training program that is completely free. They make the conscious decision to commit one night a week, about one weekend a month, and other special events, to build themselves, and their community."

If you are interested, please join us on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the Private David Kejick Armoury, 800 Artillery Way, from 7:00-8:30pm, for our information night. You can also email at: or

"Congratulations to all of the cadets on an amazing conclusion to a weird, and yet very successful, 2021-2022 training year!," said Sadrudin.