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Fort Macleod Army Cadets fund-raising to repair bus

HEATHER CAMERON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR

A bus donated to the 2309 Fort Macleod Army Cadets by the Livingstone Range School Division is in need of repairs and donations are needed to cover repairs and vehicle inspection.

A bus donated to the 2309 Fort Macleod Army Cadets by the Livingstone Range School Division is in need of repairs and donations are needed to cover repairs and vehicle inspection.

Last year, the 2309 Fort Macleod Army Cadets had a bus donated to them by Livingstone Range School Division.
The bus will be used to get cadets to and from events once it is brought up to code.
“In some situations the cadets needed a secure way of transportation to and from events such as field exercises and public events or to the military museum in Calgary,” said Adam Lakatos, administration officer for the cadet corps. “Events where the parents are unavailable to transport the kids.”
It will cost about $5,500 for repairs including the replacement of three windows and interior changes, and a commercial vehicle inspection is also needed.
“The cadets feel that it would be a great asset to the corps once it is up and on the road,” Lakatos said.
Lakatos said fund-raising will be done in co-ordination with the Parent Sponsoring Committee of 2309 and will involve events such as bottle drives.
Local businesses, Lakatos said, will also be given the chance to sponsor the bus in exchange for having their company name or logo on the bus.
During fund-raising, Lakatos said, the cadets will be working as a group to renovate the bus over the course of several weekends.
“The bus would enable us as a cadet corps to be more active with the cadet program and allow us to be more active in the community as well as the surrounding communities,” Lakatos said. “I feel that the bus is a good thing for the corps once it is on the road and allow us to go on more trips and allow the cadets to experience the program for all that it is.”

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