The Drumheller Sea Cadets were honored at 100th year celebrations in Ottawa.
The centennial anniversary for the National Sea Cadets took place in Ottawa this year at the HMCS Bytown Officers' Mess building.
The Drumheller RCSCC Furious Sea Cadet Corps here in Drumheller were recognized for the work President Dave Hanik and his corps have done with their building as well as the implementation of programs for the cadets.
"Our national president, Earle Corn, came out (to Drumheller) and visited us," said Drumheller Cadet Corps president, Dave Hanik. "He really liked what we were doing with our building and really liked some of the things we were doing with the program with the kids."
Hanik said cadets learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship. While they learn about the armed forces, he stressed it's great training for any career.
With the recognition of the Drumheller Sea Cadets' accomplishments, Hanik and his wife, Diana, were presented with a custom made paddle that will be hung in the Mess Hall as a reminder of what Hanik and the Corps will continue to strive towards.
"In the last year, we've doubled in size for kids that are in the program," explained Hanik. "We're always open every Wednesday night, we call it our parade night. It's our training night from 6:30(pm) to 9 o'clock."