Ceremonial Review concludes the year

Just as the school year comes to an end, so too does the cadet year. There is no final exam, but there is a final parade – the Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR). The 72nd’s review was held Saturday June 8 at the historic Seaforth Armoury. Over sixty guests attended the afternoon event which featured HCol…

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…

Cadets Find Adventure at FTX Lost Stag

No cadets were lost on FTX (Field Training Exercise) Lost Stag … but that should be no surprise because they had all practised using maps and compasses before last weekend’s adventure began! Held among the 260 hectares of Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey, twenty cadets participated in a range of outdoor activities which included navigational…

The 411 on DEUs and FTUs

One need only google the definition of “uniformity” to understand why cadets wear uniforms. When we dress alike, we symbolically show that we are together and on the same team. Check out synonyms for uniformity and you’ll find other words like consistency, steadiness, stability, and equality. These are the characteristics and qualities that uniforms give…

Cadets are prepared to respond

About a year ago, three army cadets from the 219RCACC in Nova Scotia were preparing for a field training exercise when they noticed a dog that had gone through the ice in a nearby pond. Shortly afterwards, the dog’s owner also got stuck in the ice. They reacted quickly and managed to bring both dog and owner…

Exercise Snowy Stag

Everyone who attended Exercise Snowy Stag now understands why it was called an “exercise” – walking among Mount Seymour Resort’s 10 km (6 mi) network of maintained trails is a good, healthy, workout! Eighteen cadets participated in the day which included an introduction to outdoor winter survival training, lunch, and a hike around spectacular Goldie…

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…

The Ortona Dinner

Remembering our past and marking major historical and civic events in Canadian history is an important aspect of the Army Cadet program. Readers may have seen Seaforth cadets at a Canada Day parade, a Remembrance Day event, or event at the opening of one of the BC Lions’ football games. But, because it is less…

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…