Donor funds cadet museum

Often charities and non-profits have to rely on the kindness of strangers.

For the Vernon Cadet Museum, this proved the case in early July when they put out a call for donations to cover cadet staffers for the summer.

Andrew Cusveller and Connor Dewhirst were hired to work part time for July and August. While some funds came in, there was not enough in the kitty to pay them through the end of August.

An anonymous donor called last week to say he was giving $5,000 to support the wages for the cadets.

Hundreds of cadets arrive

“It’s with support like this that we are able to provide such a dynamic educational and immersive experience, not only for the youth we employ, but for the entire Vernon community,” said Maria Brunskill, Operations Manager for the museum.

The funds will permit the museum to be open longer hours during the summer in addition to providing a unique learning opportunity for the two young cadets who are both members of Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps 170.

— With files from Wayne Emde

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