UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS
ANNUAL CEREMONIAL REVIEW
The Annual Ceremonial Review season is now coming to a close. The Branch would like to congratulate all the Cadets that received awards and promotions. We would like to thank the Cadets, Sponsor Committee’s, Parents and Military staff for all the hard work and energy that was put into this training year and Annual Ceremonial Review. As the Cadets now prepare for their summer training at CTC’s, we hope you have a summer filled with new training opportunities and friendships.
We wish everyone a wonderful and safe summer.
BC Lions Flag Party
INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE BC LIONS FLAG PARTY?
Cadets from the Pacific Region are authorized to participate in the BC Lions Flag Party during home games in Vancouver. Dress is full dress and timings are one hour before game time at the East Airlock entrance. Cadets are required to stay until the opening O Canada ceremony and can be dismissed at that point. Cadets can stay and watch the game but will not be supervised at that point, and since they will be still in uniform conduct is expected to be on the highest Canadian Forces standard.
Please see the following schedule for BC Lions Home games: BC LIONS HOME GAMES
Interested cadets can go through their Corps Officers or email the Executive Assistant for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Letter from the 2827 RCACC Parent
RCSU (P) received a lovely thank you letter for the Expedition staff that were involved with the Silver Star Expedition at Golden Ears from May 4-5, 2019 from the parent of MCpl Silvey. When MCpl Silvey of the 2827 RCACC fell he knew right away he was hurt seriously and was unable to walk. CIC Officers and Cadet Staff showed such professionalism executing first aid, and keeping MCpl Silvey calm. The confidence that MCpl Silvey had for the CIC Officers and Staff Cadets is a huge testament to the program, training, dedication and professionalism that the Cadet Instructor Cadre and the Cadet Program instills.
We hope MCpl Silvey has a quick recovery from his injuries.
Please see the complete thank you letter with the following link: Thank you Letter
New Executive Board 2019
The Army Cadet League of Canada BC Branch held its Annual General meeting on April 17, 2019.
The Army Cadet League of Canada, BC Branch is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Norman Campbell as the new league President effective immediately. Mr. Campbell’s appointment is a clear reflection of the Board’s Confidence in his ability to lead the organization to even greater success in the future. Before assuming the role of President, Mr. Campbell was the vice president of the BC Branch, member of the board for three years, and has significant experience with Cadets in the Alberta League.
In addition, we would like to announce and introduce the new additions to our team of directors. We welcome Celine Gee, Janis Webb, and Simon Cumming.
The board would like to thank our immediate Past President Mrs. Cathy Bach for the dedication and loyalty of service and support to the BC Branch. We wish her well in her new role as the National President of the Army Cadet League of Canada. Cathy will remain as a director on our board, and we are grateful for her guidance and knowledge.
We look forward to continuing to serve and assist as the governing body of the British Columbia Army Cadet Corps’ support Committee and Volunteers.
NATIONAL MARKSMANSHIP CHAMPIONSHIPS 5-9 May, 2019
Top cadets came from across Canada to Victoria, B.C. for the National #Marksmanship Championships taking place from May 5th - 9th, 2019. Congratulations to all participants!
Provincial Marksmanship Championship Vernon BC 12-14 April 2019
Congratulations to all who participated in the Provincial Marksmanship Championship. A special shout out to the 3rd place team 2812 Seaforth RCACC from Surrey/White Rock. Well done!
VIMY MEMORIAL PARADE-Surrey BC
Hundreds of Army Cadets on parade from different Regimental affiliations took place in the Vimy Memorial Parade in Surrey BC on Sunday April 7th. In addition to Cadets in attendance, there was aslo MLA’s, MP’s Mayors, City Councilors, Legion members, friends and family members. We make time for the parade as we want to honour those Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Please see the following link to the CBC Article: Metro Vancouver Army Cadets Commerate Battle of Vimy Ridge
Vernon Cadet Camp 70th Anniversary
The 70th Camp Anniversary for Vernon Cadet Camp is August 14-19, 2019. Information and registration for this great event can be found at: https://vernonreunion.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/quick-info/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/474091553073060/
EARLY Bird cost 1`Jan to 30 April Adults $150ea -May Adult $175ea
Adults $150 = =====> $175
Child 0-2 $90 ======> Free
Child 3-9 $105 = ======> $105
child 10-15 $115 ======> $115
child 16-18 $125 =======> $125
This covers 6 meals, building rental. Insurance, challenge coin to receive discounts , reunion shirt, and a number of other memorabilia item.
Please come and help support this historic event. We hope to see you there!
The Okanagan Military Tattoo 27-28 July 2019 Vernon, BC
A musical extravaganza of pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers and singers of all ages brought together in an action packed, non-stop choreographed two-hour event. Featuring over 400 performers from all over North America (and in 2016, Korea) paying tribute to our military past and present. Cadets families and supporters receive a 10% discount with the code “cadets”, valid until 30 June 2019.