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Wigston’s Canadian Adventure

Article posted: Aug 19, 2016 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Our very own Cadet Warrant Officer Jinni Sur is back from taking part in the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) in Canada.

The trip took her 3000 miles away to the Maritime Provinces of the Eastern Coast visiting Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The exchange itself was created for young people with the similar interests to learn about each other’s cultures and ways of life, with the group containing 67 cadets from 11 different countries.

Throughout the trip cadets got to learn lots about the Canadian history, culture and military…not forgetting the food too. In the two weeks the itinerary was jam packed with a mixture of different activities and tours for the group to do. Some of CWO’s highlights included the tour of a Canadian Navy War ship, Up River rafting on the Shubenacadie River, spending the evening with the Native American Mik’Maq, vsiting Hopewell Rocks, spending the weekend with a Canadian Host Family and an open door flight in a Griffon.

“It was brilliant being able to talk to people who literally live across the world and comparing how you both do things where you’re from. It’s crazy you can be talking about the countries politics one second, to how they do their change step, to how they pronounce certain words another second. We all got to experience so much and learn about all parts of Canadian culture. IACE is such a unique opportunity and I’m so thankful I got to be a part of it all.” said CWO Sur,

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