Mississauga Sesquicentennial cadet reviews
In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years of confederation. Our nation stands as a beacon of hope, and a symbol of progress, of what honest people can do together. As Canadians, we speak every language on earth, embrace every culture, worship in every religion.
Before us stand our future, and in our stands, a reflection of the best of our country. Despite the turmoil in the world around Canada 50 years ago, during our Centennial Year, Canada was then a symbol of the best of what humanity could do.
Fifty years before that, during World War One, the volunteer Canadian Corps established itself as an elite force on land, in the air and at sea. And 150 years ago, Canada came into being at confederation in a way unlike most other countries.
Canada did not fight or resist its way out of colonial status. Canada achieved nationhood and independence through dialogue and cooperation.
Today, in a world that sometimes seems to call honesty, integrity, commitment and hard work into question, how do we understand the values instilled by the training and teamwork of the cadet corps?
The discipline to learn what is important, and stay focused on it until we have mastered it remains a measure of maturity. Cadets learn that.
The confidence to believe in yourself, and to see through experience that no one of us is as strong as all of us together defines organization. Cadets embody that.
The leadership and management skills that empower talent, and turn it into success, are qualities that the world has always cried out for. Cadets have that.
That is why, as our nation, its provinces and communities celebrate our very best at 150 years young, we are proud to celebrate the skills in our cadet corps. The future of our families, our workplaces, our institutions, our cities, provinces and country are safe and secure in good hands, your hands.
You have learned well. You are the best of our best. Continue to make us proud today and every day for the rest of your lives.
On behalf of the Province of Ontario, congratulations to our cadet corps, and thank you to your friends and families, as well as to your officers and instructors for helping make you the role models you demonstrated so magnificently today, and every day.