Sometimes in life, it’s best to just follow your dreams. That’s what Meadow Lake’s Dean Poitras – a private with the 2nd Battalion (2VP) Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry – did when he joined the Canadian Armed Forces one year ago, and it’s a decision he hasn’t regretted ever since. “Technically, my career began in December 2016,” Poitras explained. “That’s when I was sworn in – Dec. 12, 2016. After that, it wasn’t until March of 2017 when I was sent to basic training in St. Jean, Quebec.