One of the great benefits of the cadet program is the relationship cadet corps have with their regimental sponsors and the training day held for senior cadets at the Seaforth Armoury this weekend is an excellent example of this. Staring bright and early, and running all day long, over 40 senior cadets were hosted by the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada regiment at their recently renovated Armoury on Burrard Street.
Activities for the day included training on the camo-coloured rappelling wall, marksmanship practise in the super-sophisticated electronic indoor small arms training (SAT) range, lunch, a history presentation, and a rousing games of floor hockey on the parade square! Throughout the day cadets received expert instruction and supervision from some of Canada’s best-trained professionals keen to help them learn new skills, develop confidence, and to work (and play) in teams.
The Seaforth Regiment sponsors six cadet corps throughout the lower mainland and on the sunshine coast, including the 1867 RCACC in North Delta, the 2812 in Surrey, the 2277 in Langley, the 2893 in Port Coquitlam, the 2963 in Sechelt, and the 72 in Vancouver.[video: MWO Tam goes down the rappelling wall]
The 72nd Seaforth Cadet Corps is the oldest cadet corps in British Columbia, established in 1912. Vancouver teenagers who enjoy outdoor action and adventure are encouraged to visit our “How to Join” page for more information.