Regimental Senior Cadet Day

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…

Vimy Day 2018

As reported previously on this blog, the 72nd Seaforth’s Warrant Officer Isabella Urbanowski was one of eleven cadets chosen to participate in the “Vimy Battlefield Tour” this year. Now back from that trip, she prepared and delivered the following remarks at the 2018 Vimy Day Commemoration at Mountainview Cemetery today. These remarks are reproduced below…

Return to Seaforth Armoury

After six years away, Vancouver’s oldest army cadet corps has moved back to the beautifully renovated Seaforth Armoury at 1650 Burrard Street. Over the past few years, the historic building has undergone extensive work, including seismic upgrades, and is now surely among the best equipped and most attractive in the country. Effective March 6, 2018,…

FTX Wandering Stag

The howl of the coyotes could be heard, but thankfully none were seen during our weekend field training exercise (“FTX”) at the Coyote Campground, adjacent to the spectacular Campbell Valley Regional Park. The “wandering” part of the exercise included development of navigation skills using map and compass, communicating remotely with use of radios, hiking and…

Marksmanship Team in Zone Competition

Congratulations to cadets of the 72nd Seaforth RCACC Marksmanship Team for representing us at the zone regional marksmanship competition this weekend. This is the first time this team has competed together and, while official results have not yet been posted, everyone did an excellent job. Contestants from six area cadet corps gathered at North Vancouver’s…

Happy New Year!

The army cadet program has much to do with developing friendships, having fun, and seeking adventure … so we send the wish that the New Year bring all three of those things to you too! For our part, we are looking forward to several highlights in the months to come: the Biathlon team will compete…

Isabella Urbanowski Chosen for Battlefield Tour

Congratulations are in order for Seaforth Army Cadet Isabella Urbanowski! The Army Cadet League of Canada (BC Branch) has chosen Isabella as one of eleven Cadets to participate in the “Vimy Battlefield Tour” taking place in March, 2018. As its name suggests, the trip will include a visit to the memorial and trenches of Vimy…

We Remember

Cadets from around Canada participated in thousands of community Remembrance Day events this year, and Vancouver’s oldest cadet corps was no exception. Cadets from the 72nd RCACC joined with many others on Saturday, November 11, in a parade and ceremony to remember our veterans and their sacrifices at the South Memorial Cenotaph, and supported the…

FTX First Stag

Twenty-six cadets ventured out to Golden Ears provincial park Oct 13-15 for a weekend of fun and adventure, and achieved their goals on both accounts. Everyone now knows about knots, how to safely use an axe and shovel, how to navigate with a map and compass, how to use a GPS device, lighting lamps and…