When not out camping or learning survival skills our cadets are often involved in civil engagement and community development activities. For instance, our 72nd Seaforth army cadets were honoured to join other cadets from Vancouver, around British Columbia, and across the country in a variety of Remembrance Day activities this November 11, 2019. In our case, we supported the Remembrance Day event at Mountainview Cemetery by participating in the parade and ceremony, helping to keeping alive the memories and traditions of those who sacrificed so much for the liberties and comforts we enjoy today. As he has done on past occasions, the Hon. Harjit Sajjan, PC, also attended the event – we are grateful for his kind remarks and his support of the cadet program in Vancouver and across the country.
In the days leading up to Remembrance Day you may have seen many of our cadets participating in the Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy drive. Voluntary donations made through these local poppy drives are provided to local Legions, like our friends at The Billy Bishop / Kerrisdale No.176, where they held in trust to directly support veterans and their families within our community and to help ensure Canadians ‘never forget’.
In addition to Remembrance Day events, our cadets also participate in several other events throughout the year such as Canada Day events, the BC Highland Games, and sometimes even at a BC Lions football game! New cadets are always welcome – visit the “How to Join” section of this website for details.
*All photos: Lt. Urbanowski