As an optional activity, ECI17 receives no funding from government to conduct this activity, thus it is solely supported by the Cadets, parents, Squadron Sponsoring Committee, and, of course, the Officers and Civilian Instructors of the Squadron. And while the Squadron family has come together to help fundraise, we owe special thanks to a few specific groups who have made a huge difference to us:
– The 142 Squadron Parent Volunteer Fundraising Committee
– Regimental Advisory Council, 32 Signal Regiment
– Honorary Colonel Leech, 32 Signal Regiment
– And a group of private donors, friends of 32 Signal Regiment and Canada’s youth members of the Canadian Cadet Organizations
Without the generous support and efforts of everyone we could not possibly have raised the funds to conduct this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Cadets of 142 Mimico ‘Determination’ Squadron, 246 ‘Canadian Progress’ Squadron, 272 ‘Ojibwa’ Sea Cadet Corps and 2 VandenBos Whitby Squadron.