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…

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…

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…

Vimy Ridge, Maple Bunker, & More!

April was a busy month for the 72nd, with cadets participating in a number of activities from ceremonial duties to a field training exercise (FTX) to highland dancing – all with several promotions received as well! Congrats to WO Lao for his promotion to MWO, and to MWO Dimalanta for his promotion from MWO to…

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…

72nd Seaforth Cadets Open House

FUN * FRIENDS * CHALLENGING * REWARDING * FREE TO JOIN The Army Cadet Program is open for all youth ages 12 to 18 years of age and are seeking a fun and rewarding experience!  The aim of the program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promote fitness; and…