Ridleians march in annual Church Parade


On Sunday, April 24th, the annual Cadet Church Parade took place. This long-standing Ridley tradition and Cadet Corps event was well attended by Ridley families, friends and alumni.

Five-hundred students were on parade, marching along the traditional route passing a number of historical Ridley landmarks, such as Springbank House on Yates Street. As the Cadet Corps walked through the Marriott Gates, the mace was tossed and successfully caught by Drum Sergeant Major, Preston Coffin ’16.

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This year, members of both the Red and Silver Star Programs were recognized for their dedication to the Cadet Programme. In addition, 17 students received Cadet Long Service Awards.

The following students received a Cadet Long Service Award:

Adam J. Difruscia ‘16
Annie Sheridan ‘16
Elliott Ziolkowski ‘16
Ethan Crowe ‘16
Francisco Javier Serrano Cendejas ‘16
Grace Lowes ‘16
Hannah Bradley ‘17
Jacob Bell ‘17
Jesse Wydman ‘16
Liam Wilson ‘16
Michael Steier ‘17
Pablo Lopez Guzman ‘16
Padraic Odesse ‘17
Preston Coffin ‘16
Soo-Min Jeong ‘16
Trinity Russell-Marques ‘17
William Wang ‘16

Congratulations to all members of the Ridley College Cadet Corps.

To read the St. Catharines Standard article on the parade, click here.

To see photos from this year’s annual Cadet Church Parade, click here.

Join us on campus on Saturday, April 30th at 3:00p.m. for the 109th Cadet Inspection. This year’s Reviewing Officers are Dr. Jack N. Lightstone, President of Brock University, and James B. Milligan, Head of Lower School.