Air and sea cadets canvass locally as part of Cancer Month
SUMMERSIDE - Eight sea cadets and 20 air cadets fanned out over several areas of Summerside, Saturday morning, aiding the Canadian Cancer Society in its fundraising efforts during Cancer Month.
© Michael Nesbitt / Journal Pioneer
Sea cadets Brandon Waite and Brandon Costain called on Sheila Gower during their Saturday morning canvass of several Summerside neighbours in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Cancer Society put out the request, which was answered by cadets representing #85 Summerside Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and #53 C.E. Monty DFC Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadet Corps.
The cadets canvassed households in downtown Summerside, the Wilmot neighbourhood and an uptown area, to collect contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society as part of this month’s activities.
"It shows support for the community and the Cancer Society," explained Chief Petty Officer Second Class Brandon Waite.
Waite is more aware than many of the need for volunteers, experienced by organizations like the Cancer Society, as he has a sibling who is afflicted with multiple sclerosis.
The cadets do a lot of community service, Waite revealed, gaining value from the life skill and moral development that comes from the efforts.