The City of Charlottetown invites the public to explore the history of the Cadet programme in the latest exhibit, Picturing A City: Cadets. A partnership between the Planning and Heritage Department and the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum, the display features both images and numerous artefacts.
The Cadet programme in Charlottetown originated with the Boys Brigades of the late 1800s. Many Charlottetown residents participated in Army, Sea and Air Cadets though their schools and post-secondary education. The program originally focused on military training and thousands of Canadian cadets went on to serve during the First World War and Second World War. However, other qualities, such as leadership and community service, were also concentrated on, particularly as the years passed. Traditionally a male dominated group, in 1975, young women were permitted entry. The Cadet programme is still active to this day.
All are welcome to come and view the display in the storefront windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street, Charlottetown. The exhibit runs to December 9.
For information on sharing photos for future display, contact the Planning and Heritage Department at 902-629-4051.