The Canadian Army Reserve held an open house at the Regina Armoury on Saturday.
The open house was used as a recruiting tool for part-time primary reserves.
Sergeant David Slywka says there is important information shared at these open houses.
“We hold these open houses to show people what the Army reserve does,” Slywka says. “Not just in your community but what you can do, seeing that there’s not just the combat forces that are available, but we have dozens of different jobs available, even in your local areas.”
Sergeant Slywka says there are plenty of benefits to joining the Army reserve.
“It gives the youth of Canada a part-time job they can do during the school year. There’s guaranteed employment for four summers when they join. So High School students, four years worth of employment, University students, that’s summer employment your entire University career. Also, if you’re in University, you can get up to $2,000 reimbursed towards your University education as well.”
The open house showed everything from medical supplies used by the army to the fire arms used in the line of duty.