Tuesday, February 07, 2012


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

WINNIPEG,Manitoba: The raising of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Flag at the Manitoba Legislature yesterday (Monday, Feb. 6), signalled the start of the province's  commemoration of the 60 year reign of Elizabeth II as Canada's monarch.

Six military Cadets, two each from the Army, Navy and Air Force Cadet units in Winnieg, raised the flag in the early morning and then furled it in the evening which
signalled the powering-on of a spectacular lighting display that lit up the Legislative building and a magnificant Diamond Jubilee ice sculpture erected on the grounds.The lighting display can be seen each evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Sunday, February 12.

After the lighting of the display, the Cadets presented the Diamond Jubilee Flag to Manitoba's Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee  who will have it placed on display in the Legislature building.

The Cadets participating in the flag ceremonies were:
From the Royal Canadian Army Cadets: Cadet Master Warrant Officer Sandy Buzahora, age 17, a member of the 2701 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Cadet Corps; and
Cadet Master Warrant Officer Devon Guindon, age 18 of the 1226 Fort Garry Horse Cadet Corps.

From the Royal Canadian Air Cadets: Cadet Warrant Officer Second Class Kevin Gonzalez-Contreras, age 18, a member of the 6 Jim Whitecross Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron; and
Cadet Warrant Officer Second Class Jonathan Rodger, age 17, also a member of the 6 Jim Whitecross Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

From the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets: Cadet Petty Officer First Class Michael Philion, age 17 of the 49 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps J.T. Cornwall V.C.; and
Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Samantha Philion age 15, also from the 49 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps J.T. Cornwall V.C.

NOTE: TWO ATTACHMENTS: Photo of Cadet Flag Party with Premier Greg Selinger; and
                                                         Cutline for photo.

For Further information please contact:

Brian Koshul
Army Cadet League of Canada

Tel: 2-4-770-3574

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