561 Nelson Osprey Squadron


We meet every Wednesday evening from 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm at the Nelson Eagles Hall (641 Baker Street, Nelson, BC, Canada)


Cadet Pamphlet

Cadet Poster

Since October 29, 1952, 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, has been serving the youth of Nelson, Salmo, Balfour, South Slocan and surrounding area.  We are located in the West Kootenay area of South Eastern British Columbia.

Joining the Nelson Air Cadets you are saying YES! to fun activities & exciting challenges.

Truly unique to the Cadet Program is that it offers experiences you cannot get anywhere else! The Cadet Program stimulates an interest in the Sea, Army and Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). To this end, we offer dynamic training in a supportive and efficient environment where change is a positive and essential element.

The mission of the Cadet Program is to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition to adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society, through a dynamic, community-based program.

The vision of the Cadet Program is a relevant, credible and proactive youth development organization, offering the program of choice for Canada’s youth, preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow through a set of fun, challenging, well-organized and safe activities.

We further commit to attain this vision by living shared Canadian and military values, paying particular attention to:

Loyalty, the expression of our collective dedication to the ideals of the Cadet Movement to all its members;

Professionalism, the accomplishment of all tasks with pride and diligence;

Mutual Respect, the treatment of others with dignity and equality; and

Integrity, the courage and commitment to exemplify trust, sincerity and honesty.