Some Drumheller Sea Cadets are getting ready to participate in the trip of a lifetime next year and they're getting some help paying for it.

The Drumheller Rotary Club presented the Cadets with a cheque for $3,000 on Thursday, October 25 to help finance a trip to Normandy, France next June for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

"It's the trip of a lifetime and these cadets will never forget this," stated Rotarian Graham Giffin."I've stood on that beach and these cadets will carry this for a lifetime with them."

"Oh, very excited, yes," enthused third year cadet Liam Treller, when asked his feelings about the D-Day trip. "I'm excited for, I've got to say the food and the ceremony, the ceremony's going to be a lot of fun."

"(This donation) means a lot because it makes it easier in terms of having to do all the fundraising and stuff," he added. "It helps out a lot (and) it's for a good cause."

A total of 16 local Sea Cadets will be accompanied by a World War II veteran. They will cross the English Channel by boat from England, landing at Normandy's Juno Beach on June 6.

They're doing a number of other fundraisers, including one called Who's Got Your Goat?, which is running all this month.


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