K-147 Baddeck Sea Cadets granted 'Free­dom of the City'

The Victoria Standard - - Local News -

K-147 Baddeck Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Corps cel­e­brated the 100th an­niver­sary of Sea Cadets in Canada on Oct. 28. The cel­e­bra­tion be­gan with spe­cial ser­vice at Knox Pres­by­te­rian Church fol­lowed by a “Free­dom of the City” pa­rade and a mess din­ner at the Baddeck Le­gion. Heavy rain forced the pa­rade in­doors to mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil cham­bers. The cer­e­mony, rooted in an­cient Ro­man tra­di­tion, be­gan with Lt (N) Laura Dixon knock­ing on the door of cham­bers ex­claim­ing, “We are the K147 Baddeck Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Corps we re­quest per­mis­sion to freely march down the streets of Baddeck.” To which Vil­lage Chair Brian Mor­ri­son re­cited the procla­ma­tion of Civic Recog­ni­tion: “Whereas We the Chair­per­son and the Com­mis­sion­ers of the the Vil­lage of Baddeck in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the distin­guished tra­di­tions of K147 Baddeck Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Corps and in recog­ni­tion of the long and his­toric as­so­ci­a­tion with the Com­mu­nity and the Vil­lage of Baddeck/do by these presents con­fer upon you on this 28th Day of Oc­to­ber Two Thou­sand and Eigh­teen the ti­tle, priv­i­lege, hon­our and dis­tinc­tion of/ March­ing through the streets of Baddeck on all cer­e­mo­nial, oc­ca­sions, with drums play­ing, flags fly­ing and with pride in their steps./in Wit­ness whereof we have caused our Seal of the Vil­lage to be here­unto af­fixed.” Lt. Dixon and the cadets ac­cepted the hon­our, pledg­ing to “pur­sue the high­est stan­dard of ex­cel­lence and rep­re­sent our city with pride.”

K147 Baddeck Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Corps mem­bers (vis­i­ble, front to back): Myles Ma­clean, Kate­lyn Nor­man, Kieran Kerr-shaw, Hai­ley Os­borne, Jake Maceach­ern, Lt. (N) Laura Dixon, Cpt. Frank Sin­clair, Alexan­der Kerr-shaw, Jor­dan Mac­don­ald, Colby Macrae, Emma Macaskill (car­ry­ing unit flag).

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