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Beardy's Cadet Corps Is One Of The Best

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN      JUNE 1980      v10 n6&7 p18  
The second annual inspection of the 2451 Beardy's Army Cadet Corps was held June 6, on the reserve.

Colonel J.R. Bellanvance, commander, air detachment in Regina carried out the inspection and told the cadets their parade was well up in standard, rating higher then most of the 71 cadet corps in the province.

Col. Bellavance said he was especially proud of the Beardy's cadets, which only started last year.

He says throughout the history of the Canadian Armed forces many Indians have had very outstanding military records. He told the cadets to keep up the standards and with third year cadets coming into the ranks next year, said the Beardy's cadets were now ready to provide still competition for other cadet corps in the province.

During the ceremonies Beardy's cadet corp commanding officer, George Albert Cameron received his Queen's commission from Col. Bellavance.

Capt. George Cameron and Col. J. R. Bellanvance
Captain George Cameron receives his Queen's Commission from Colonel J. R. Bellanvance.

Beardy’s Cadet Corps is One of the Best

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN      JUNE 1980      v10 n6&7 p19  
Col. Bellanvance inspects cadets, assisted by Remi Mike
Colonel Bellanvance inspects the 2451 Beardy's Cadets, assisted by top cadet Remi Mike (right).
Evelyn Gamble receives Citizen of the Year from Darrel Bellegarde
Evelyn Gamble receives Citizen of Year trophy from special constable Darrel Bellegarde.

Cameron signed up six months ago and has been acting captain in the corps, before his June 6 commission to the Cadet Instructors List.

Awards were made to various cadets for their activities throughout the past year.

Chief Andrew Michael presented baseball gloves to Kim Gardipy, Eugene Gamble and Conrade Gardipy for cadets having the best attendance records. Best-dressed cadet for the year was John Smallchild Jr. Best all around cadets Kim Gardipy and Remi Mike received 10-speed bicycles for their awards.

The Rosthern RCMP trophy for best cadet went to Remi Mike while the RCMP Citizen of the Year trophy went to Mrs. Evelyn Gamble for her work promoting better understanding between the force and the community.

The citizen of the year awards was the first annual trophy. Special Constable Darrel Bellegarde, formerly of the Little Black Bear Reserve initiated the award when he moved to Rosthern.

Constable Bellegarde and Mrs. Gamble both agree the cadet program on the reserve has lowered the crime rate among the young people.

They said petty crime and vandalism has dropped off due to the influence the cadets have on other youngsters and the time and energy the cadets dedicate to their military activities. There were 24 of 25 Beardy's cadets were on parade, almost all are from the reserve itself. The corp is the only army cadet corps on reserves in the Province.