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Cadet earns Duke of Edinburgh Award

Master Seaman Jessica Moores of the Truro Sea Cadets receives the Duke of Edinburgh Award from Gerry Tucker, President of Branch 26 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Master Seaman Jessica Moores of the Truro Sea Cadets receives the Duke of Edinburgh Award from Gerry Tucker, President of Branch 26 of the Royal Canadian Legion. - Submitted

TRURO, N.S. – Master Seaman Jessica Moores of the Truro Sea Cadets was honoured recently with the prestigious Bronze Level Duke of Edinburgh Award. The award recognizes physical fitness, mastering skills, and efforts volunteering in the community.

The award was presented by Gerry Tucker, president of the Colchester Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Several more cadets from the Sea Cadet Corps are close to finishing their own Duke of Edinburgh awards.

It’s a great opportunity for youth to prove they have something to offer their community,” says Lt(N) Colleen Dewis, Commanding Officer of the corps.

Moores intends to continue with the Duke of Edinburgh program and earn the Gold level of the award, which is presented by a member of the royal family.

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a free program for youth that meets at the Willow Street Armoury, Tuesday nights, 6:15 to 9 p.m. It aims to develop leadership and citizenship skills, promote physical fitness, and foster an interest in activities with the Royal Canadian Navy.

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