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Alberni Navy League cadets spend 12 hours in small boat

Cadets hope to raise $1,150 to send 22 members to summer camp in Sooke.

Four members of the Navy League Cadet Corps. Armour Ford will spend 12 hours this Sunday, July 21 sitting in a small puddle duck boat in front of Walmart. They will hop into the boat at 8 a.m. and aside from hourly bathroom breaks they won’t get out until 8 p.m.

No, it’s not some odd training ritual: the cadets are holding a boat-a-thon to raise money to attend a four-day leadership camp in Sooke from Aug. 8-11.

Instructor Todd Flaro decided it would be a unique way to raise both the profile of Navy League in the city as well as some funds. They would like to raise $1,150 to

send up to 22 cadets to the camp.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

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