The Fun Starts Sept 10

The next season of outdoor adventure, fun, and friendship begins Tuesday Sept 10. Come on down to join, or just to have a look and to get more information. The 72nd Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is looking forward to meeting you, and welcoming you! There’s a lot of information about the cadet program on…

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 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…

ACR 2017-18; It’s a wrap!

Our 106th Annual Cadet Review (ACR) was held this past Saturday, June 09, at the historic Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street. As Reviewing Officer LCol Ed Haverstock, CD, noted in his remarks, this has been a stellar year for our corps: cadets from the 72nd participated in three field training exercises, an exchange trip to…

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…

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…

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…

Seaforth Highlanders Cadets Remember on Remembrance Day

What is Remembrance Day? Remembrance Day (sometimes known as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Canada which marks the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919,[1] the day is…