Nelson cadet Sebastian Bodine was honoured at the National Canadian Maritimes Affairs luncheon in Ottawa on April 26.
Bodine, a former member of the 81 RCSCC Hampton Gray V.C. who was named the 2018 National Royal Canadian Sea Cadet of the Year, was presented with the Royal Canadian Navy Leadership Award by Vice-Admiral M.F. Rob Lloyd, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.
“For his exceptional leadership in citizenship citizenship, teamwork and aiding in the development of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet identity and morale. His outstanding participation in training and community based activities within the Sea Cadet Program is regarded by his peers and supervisors as representative of the model Royal Canadian Sea Cadet and Canadian citizen. Bravo Zulu!”
One day later Bodine spoke at the Canadian Navy League annual general meeting banquet about his seven years of training, coaching, mentorship and international expeditions with the Canadian Sea Cadet Programme.
He was also awarded the National Canadian Sea Cadet of the Year Nagai Cup by Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Navy (next Commander of the Navy), Rear-Admiral Roger Girouard, Canadian Coast Guard, Brigadier General David B. Cochrane, Commander, and Chief Warrant Officer William J. Crawford.