ANNUAL EDUCATION and INFORMATIVE CONFERENCE
PILLARS is an annual meeting of all the Provinces Support Committees, many folks from Pacific Regional Cadet Support Unit, other partners in the development of successful sponsoring committees, cadets corps and national training centers. It is the best source of updated information, new processes and directives from all sources.
It is important for all Support Committee Chairs, and highly recommended for all Secretaries and Treasurers to attend. We encourage all Support Committees to cover the costs of their corps Commanding Officers to attend because, we realize its a joint effort to have a successful cadet unit and it takes a team effort working together to be successful.
Pillars 2017 Conference and Annual General Meeting
“We Owe it to Canada 150”
1100-45337 Calais Crescent
CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUIMBIA
OCTOBER 20, 21, and 22, 2017
ADMINSTRATIVE INSTRUCTION: Click Here
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TRAINING AGENDA: Click Here
REMEMBER WE NEED YOU ALL TO BRING YOUR DONATION BASKETS AND OTHER ITEMS FOR THE SILENT AUCTION ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT.
The Army Cadet League of Canada
British Columbia Branch
Pillars Conference Donation Request
Another summer has come to an end at the Vernon, Banff and Connaught Cadet Summer Training Centres! Since the first influx in late June, over 1,500 Cadets and 150 Staff Cadets participated in the annual training Camp! Cadets that attended these camps completed advanced training in a variety of courses including drill and ceremonial, music, fitness, and sport. The Cadet Program that runs September thru June each year, are supported by the Army Cadet League of BC, Staff officers, DND staff, and Support Committees from across BC.
The League also offers specialized training for Support Committees and Officers at our training Conference at Pillars each October to meet the demand of the every changing personnel at the 50 Cadet Corps in BC. Since the Cadet Program is the oldest youth program in Canada, it is fitting that the Pillars theme this year is We Owe It to Canada 150. We anticipate over 140 participants to attend Pillars 2017, which takes place this year again in Chilliwack, BC. Please register early on account of the space and room demands, we encourage early registration to make sure everything runs smoothly.
The years conference is from October 20, 21, 22nd, 2017, and the Army Cadet League hosts a Social on the Saturday evening, which includes both a Live and Silent Auction to help offset costs and keep our registration relatively moderate. The auctions are the highlight of the evening, and funds raised go towards supporting the Army Cadet Program throughout British Columbia.
We also thank donors through the Army Cadet League of BC website. The website is visited regularly by Cadets and their families from across Western Canada. This year we are hoping to entice our Defense Minister, Harjit Sajjan, who was himself an Army Cadet, to attend and speak at the Social. So it will be an extra special evening for all!
I (Daphne Gagnon) would be happy to discuss this request further with you, at your convenience. I can be reached Monday through Fridays on my direct line, 604-528-5386. My cell phone is 778-986-8194. Our donors are very much appreciated as part of the team that contributes to the success of the Cadet Program in BC. We hope we can count on your business/organization support this year!
Thank you for your kind consideration of this request.
WHAT TO EXPECT when you arrive;
Upon your arrival on Friday the 20th of October 2017, members of the Army Cadet League of Canada (BC Branch), and those participating Canadian Armed Forces personnel, special attendees, and invited guests may register between 1200 - 2000hrs in the lobby reception desk @ building #1100-45337 Calais Crescent.
This will also be the location of Friday evening’s no host bar Meet & Greet from 1900-2030hrs for all conference attendee’s and invited guests. Late arrivals may register Saturday morning between 0730-0815 hrs. at the same location.
Pillars 2017 is a great opportunity to participate and join others in a structured weekend where we all learn through discussion, workshops, networking and presentations from a wide range of expert speakers, and each other. Its not only about optional training activities, fundraising, community links, accommodations, gaming, fundraising, public affairs, local support allocation (LSA), it is so much more. Last years event was heralded as the best in many years and we are striving to improve on that weekend.
PILLARS Conference attendees are encouraged as well and we truly hope that all individuals would consider enrolling as a member of the League at the minimal cost of $25 for an annual membership, we (at the Branch level) use these funds to help support our cadets in as many areas as we possibly can.