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Posted May 4th, 2017 in Arts & Crafts, Festivals and Events, port colborne

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Perfect timing with Mother’s Day right around the corner - spring tea and vendor fair. 

Port Colborne, ON, May 6, 2017– Residents of the Niagara Regions are invited to join the 79th Lynton Davies Air Cadet Squadron at the Spring Tea and Vendor Fair.

10am-3pm St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
200 Erie Street, Port Colborne ON L3K 4M

Featuring a unique variety of local and home based businesses, national direct marketing consultants and crafters, even the most finicky of shoppers is sure to find something to please. This event is perfect
timed for all of your Mother’s Day shopping.Vendor fees, Silent Auction sales and refreshment sales will support the cadets in their fundraising efforts for their 2018 Vimy Ridge trip.

Attendees will want to sit, relax and sip on some tea while enjoying such proper English tea fare as scones, clotted cream & strawberry jam, shortbreads, finger sandwiches and fresh fruit.
In lieu of an entry fee, the cadets are requesting non-perishable goods for donation to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Food Bank.

It is the sponsoring committee’s goal to bring real-life, hands-on experience to the cadets; which will help them to better understand the sacrifice our soldiers have made for us. In March 2018, the
squadron will be embarking on a once in a lifetime adventure to see the Canadian Vimy Ridge Memorial in France, visit London, England, and Paris, France.

As well as visiting sites dedicated to the history of WW1 and WW2, the cadets would have the opportunity to visit culturally important landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe
Theatre, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum as well as many other noteworthy and awe inspiring places. In our era of virtual globalization, the opportunity to see these great landmarks in person will
shape the rest of these young teens’ lives.

In the months leading up to the trip, the cadets will each be researching and presenting multimedia projects highlighting each venue. These projects will feature important historical events, historical
landmarks, timelines of construction or creations of the sites or events, they will be visiting. I would like to stress this is not just a sightseeing trip, the cadets will be; from start to finish, studying, researching
and being immersed in the history, value and importance of the venues.

Allow me to share a few facts about the Cadet program and its benefits:

  • The Cadet Program emphasizes key values such as loyalty, professionalism, mutual respect and integrity. Cadets also learn about fair play, teamwork and tolerance through all of their activities.
  • Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.
  • Cadets are motivated to work hard at school in order to qualify for international exchanges and other rewards. They are taught related skills such as effective speaking and instructional techniques, which lend to an increased level of success in school. They may also attain high school credits or can fulfill their 40 hours of community service – just for participating in Cadet Program activities.
  • Many Cadets are honour students or students who are highly involved in all aspects of school life.
  • Their training at the local cadet squadron motivates them to excel and to test their newly acquired skills, like public speaking, methods of instruction and music training.
  • Because attendance at Cadet Summer Training Centres and eligibility for scholarships and exchanges are directly correlated to academic achievement, Cadets work hard in their studies and have an incentive to stay in school and to participate in healthy activities.
  • The Cadet Program is community-based. The program succeeds through strong community support and involvement. Cadets in turn make valuable contributions to their communities.
  • With the support of the Port Colborne community, 79 Lynton Davies Squadron has been proudly training the leaders and citizens of Port Colborne for the last 75 years!

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Kate Balint at 905-321-8167 or email at

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  • Thanks Debi. I follow Connecting Niagara on Twitter and Facebook as well. It's nice to have a site that promotes local events and organizations. We appreciate the support and promotion of our event.
    ~ Dan M.


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