Nelson’s Sebastian Bodine (right) accepts the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence from Steve MacDonald of the Royal Canadian Legion. Photo submitted

Nelson’s Sebastian Bodine wins cadet medal of excellence

Bodine had already been named Canada’s top cadet in June

Submitted

A Nelson sea cadet has been awarded the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence.

Chief petty officer Sebastian Bodine, who is aging out of the 81 Hampton Gray Sea Cadets Corps, was given the medal for showing a high degree of participation, outstanding service, volunteering, citizenship and comradeship.

“The last seven years with the Canadian sea cadets has been an incredible journey,” said Bodine.

“I learned so many life skills… experienced training opportunities and have earned numerous certifications. I was able to travel throughout Canada and Europe representing my cadet corps, my community and my country.”

The annual award goes to one cadet in each unit of the Canadian Cadet Organization.

Bodine, who graduated from LV Rogers Secondary School this year, is currently a student in the law and justice program at Selkirk College. He was named Canada’s top cadet by the Navy League of Canada in June.

Related:

• Sebastian sets sail

• Nelson’s Bodine named Canada’s top sea cadet

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

No passenger flights at West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least September

This is the third time Air Canada has announced changes to flight operations out of the airport

Morning Start: 180 different bird species exist in Kootenay National Park

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 29

Retiring staff feted by School District 8

Teachers, custodians and staff were honoured Thursday

Possible Kermode Bear spotted near Castlegar

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run on May 27

UPDATED: Cavalcade is on! L.V. Rogers grads to parade through city next month

The annual event has been given the green light to run June 13

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Help the Nelson Star continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Black Press is now accepting donations to keep its papers operating

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

Grand Forks braces for river flooding amid warm weather and rain

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

Arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct

Police watchdog recommends charges against five Mounties in Prince George man’s death

Police used pepper spray on the man, who then had trouble breathing before dying at the scene

B.C. tourism seeks relief as businesses wait for COVID-19 restrictions to ease

Mid-June earliest for more in-province travel to be authorized

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Most Read