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…

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…

Spring Showers bring Highland Padlers

The May weather added an element of the unknown to our FTX (Field Training Exercise) “Highland Padler” this month, but the spring showers could not stop our intrepid cadets from enjoying a full weekend of canoeing, summer biathlon training, orienteering, and many fun games. Held jointly with the 2963 Seaforth cadets, and hosted by them…

February was Chile

February was Chile for 72nd Seaforth cadet Johnathan Dimalanta. From Feb 6 to 25 he and 17 of Canada’s top cadets participated in a remarkable Cadets Canada International Expedition that started in Punta Arenas and worked its way through some of the world’s most beautiful terrain in the Torres Del Paine national park. Reflecting on…

March Break Marksmanship

What better way to spend part of March break than by polishing up one’s marksmanship skills? 72nd Seaforth cadets will have the opportunity to spend at least two evenings this month learning how to use the air rifle, practising existing skills, and providing coaching and expertise to others. Under the watchful eye of our experienced…

Always Have a “Plan B”

It’s always good to have a Plan B for when obstacles get in the way of one’s goals, and this past weekend was solid proof of that! We had planned a Field Training Exercise (FTX) to Chilliwack but, as snow began to fall on the Friday of our planned departure date, and kept on falling…

New Armoury a Thrill for Cadets

For some Cadets, rappelling at the newly renovated Seaforth Armoury will be the most memorable event of this month – maybe even the year! First opened in 1936, the historic Burrard Street building re-opened in September following extensive seismic upgrades and various modernizations designed to allow the century-old Regiment to continue serving the community and…

Minister of Defence at Remembrance Day 2016

Many thanks to Canada’s Minister Defence, Harjit Sajjan, PC OMM CD MP, for making a special visit with our cadets prior to the Remembrance Day event at Memorial Park last week. A strong advocate for the cadet program, Minister Sajjan delivered remarks on the theme of “courage”, observing that great acts of bravery take place…