Northumberland Military Tattoo Supports Local Sea Cadets Saturday

Sounds of pipes, drums and military drills will fill the Baltimore Arena on Saturday, May 4th from 10 am- 3 pm for the first Northumberland Military Tattoo. The lineup includes local pipe bands, highland dancers, a combat presentation, cadet drill teams and band performances.

Proceeds from the event will support the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Skeena and their fundraising efforts to travel to Iceland for the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMCS Skeena.

“I am overwhelmed with the generous support that the wonderful community has given to this project and campaign,” said Heather Grundy, President of the Navy League of Canada Northumberland Branch. “We are hosting this tattoo not only as a fundraiser but to showcase our talented bands and performers in this community.”

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 116 Skeena, Port Hope Ontario, was founded in 1941 and has a long and honoured history, serving the community by providing valuable citizenship training to the local youth. 

The local corps shares its name with the Second World War 2 Naval Destroyer, HMCS Skeena, and 2019 marks another 75th Anniversary in the history of the cadet corps. Their ship was wrecked in Iceland on October 24th, 1944, while on duty, with a loss of 15 crewmembers.

“We are launching this fundraising campaign to support the travel to Iceland in the fall of 2019 with the entire unit, so a full guard of honour can be assembled for the commemorations,” added Grundy. “This will have a positive effect on our cadets, installing a sense of gratitude to the veterans who served for our country.”

For tickets and more information visit the Northumberland Military Tattoo Eventbrite. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-10 years & seniors, under 5 is free.

Graham Beer, grahambeer@cobourgmedia.ca

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