Highland Paddlers

The weather for the weekend of May 11-12 was full of sunshine … very appropriate since our “Highland Paddler” field training exercise (FTX) was held on British Columbia’s famous Sunshine Coast region! The exercise began on Friday night, not with the usual bus ride to camp, but with a scenic ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay…

Biathlon Team in Whistler Event

Biathlon, a test of speed and skill, is the winter sport which combines the exhilaration and endurance of cross-country skiing with the precision and control of marksmanship shooting. On Saturday Jan 19, the 72nd RCACC cadet corps’ biathlon team headed up to Whistler Olympic Park to participate in the Vancouver Coastal/Fraser River Zone cadet biathlon competition…

Remembrance Day 2018

Every year on 11 November Canadians mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. At this time we also remember those who served in subsequent conflicts, and mark our respect for those who serve…

FTX Stag’s Walk

A stag’s head forms part of the cap badge of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and walking in the woods is what stags do. So, with learning how to navigate successfully in the woods being a key goal for the 72nd Seaforth Army Cadets, it seemed appropriate that the first Field Training Exercise (“FTX”) of…

2018 Scotland Exchange

Arguably one of the most unique things about being a Seaforth army cadet is the opportunity to participate in the exchange program with army cadets in Scotland. This year it was our turn to visit Scotland and we are grateful to the Army Cadets Scotland’s Glasgow and Lanarkshire Battalion for their hospitality. Thanks are also…

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…

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…

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…