Local teen joins armed forces
After seven years as a Sea Cadet in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Kamloops and Avenger, Stephanie Wisla, 19, has entered the Canadian Forces as a cadet organization, administration and training service officer.
Surrounded by her peers, former instructors and her father, Wisla was attested into the forces by Lieutenant Commander Bernice Debert, chief administration officer aboard the Quadra.
Debert is also the area cadet instructor cadre officer for the B.C. Interior and a former commanding officer of the Kamloops corps.
“I’m so glad that I now have the opportunity to give back to the program that gave me so many things growing up,” Wisla said.
“The fact that I was able to so have so many friends and family around in a place where I’ve made so many memories made it all the more special.”
The Quadra’s sea-cadet summer training centre in Comox recently completed its 56th year of operations.
It has trained more than 1,000 cadets throughout the summer from every province.
Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a national youth program jointly sponsored by the Department of National Defence / Canadian Forces and the civilian Navy League of Canada.
For more information, go online to cadets.ca.