St. Lawrence cadet headed to Hong Kong

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY COLIN FAR­RELL

Travis Per­rot de­parts this sum­mer for cul­tural ex­change

ST. LAWRENCE, NL — CO1 Travis Per­rot of St. Lawrence has been se­lected to travel to Hong Kong as part of a cul­tural ex­change through the cadet or­ga­ni­za­tion.

“It is an in­ter­na­tional ex­change that cadets get to choose from around the world,” ex­plained Per­rot.

“You can choose from dif­fer­ent places. I ap­plied for three dif­fer­ent places and lucky enough, I got picked for Hong Kong.”

Per­rot added that he had also ap­plied for trips to the United States and Ja­pan.

Per­rot said he did some re­search on the lo­ca­tions he was in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing for.

“I looked through the pic­tures (of the) places on Google,” he said. “I picked my top three.” Per­rot is ex­cited for the trip. “It didn’t re­ally kick in yet be­cause it’s not close enough I guess, but I’m get­ting re­ally ex­cited,” he said.

Per­rot leaves New­found­land the first week in Au­gust, and will spend two weeks in Hong Kong.

Dur­ing their time in Hong Kong, the cadets will get to take part in some lo­cal cel­e­bra­tions.

“I (was) told the other day that we’re par­tic­i­pat­ing in a Cana­dian war (memo­rial) over in Hong Kong,” he noted.

Travis Per­rot has been se­lected to take part in a cul­tural ex­change trip through the cadet pro­gram. Dur­ing the an­nual Cadet in­spec­tion last week­end he was awarded the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Medal of Ex­cel­lence. It was pre­sented to him by Le­gion­naire Kevin Flan­ni­gan.

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