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Barrie woman puts cadet experience to use in Trenton

Talia Rossit part of boatshed staff at Trenton Cadet Training Centre

Talia Rossit, from 53 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) Barrie, has taken general training, basic seamanship, and ship boat operator (SBO) in the previous summers.

She was previously a part of the Navy League Cadets and chose to continue her cadet career by joining Sea Cadets.

Her father, being a navy officer, greatly influenced her choice to join the cadet program. Rossit was the chief petty officer first class (CPO1), also known as coxswain, in 53 RCSCC.

During this summer, Rossit was given the opportunity to run for CPO1 for the cadet training centres in both Trenton and Kingston. However, she turned down this opportunity as she preferred spending time near the waterfront. Rossit likes to be kept busy and is usually looking to help others, especially in the water.

Working in boatshed allows her to use all her previous qualifications that she has achieved as a course cadet. When Rossit was taking her SBO course previously, she really admired the staff cadets working in boatshed and thought they were amazing. Having a good impression of boatshed, Rossit decided to work in boatshed for this summer.

Photo and story by FSgt. Sammi Jiang, cadet correspondent