ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA (BRITISH COLUMBIA) BRANCH IS EXTEMELY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE CADETS SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE "VIMY BATTLEFIELD TOUR", well done cadets it was a very difficult decision.

Thank you to all the cadets from around our great Province that applied, it was a very tough evening for the selection committee because all were deserving cadets.  Special Thank You to the Province of British Columbia Government, especially the past Finance Minister Mr. Mike DeJong, for granting this once in a lifetime experience for our youth.

Thank You also goes out to the Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command and the Legions in the Greater Vancouver area for their generous support of funds so that each cadet will have a matching Jacket and gear to mark the trip in style.

Selected Cadets

  • Cdt Durrell, Ava - 903 RCACC Kelowna
  • Cdt Moore, Peyton - 903 RCACC Kelowna
  • Cdt Sheridan, Kiersten - 3064 RCACC Williams Lake
  • Cdt Sheldon, Katheryn - 2781 RCACC Powell River
  • Cdt Herle, Echo - 2483 RCACC Esquimalt
  • Cdt Urbanowski, Isabella - 72 RCACC Vancouver
  • Cdt Greenwood, Tyler - 1725 RCACC Chilliwack
  • Cdt MacLeod, Dryden - 1838 RCACC Maple Ridge
  • Cdt Patrakova, Kristina - 1838 RCACC Maple Ridge
  • Cdt Wright, Mason - 2277 RCACC Langley
  • Cdt Palak, Jastar - 3300 RCACC Surrey

OPI Major Jim Barrett - PACREG Representative

The Army Cadet League of Canada British Columbia BRANCH

The following is an outline is the tentative itinerary for our proposed trip.  (Finite details still to be worked out.)  Please share this with your Support Committee and Officers.

·          Day 1: Fly overnight to the Netherlands

·          Day 2: Amsterdam - Visit the home of Anne Frank

           Day 3: Amsterdam - Take a tour of Amsterdam with your local guide:   Places you will see:

·        Royal Palace

·        Westerkerk

                                  Visit of the Jewish Historical Museum

                                  Visit of the Deportation Centre

                                  Visit of the Portuguese Synagogue

·          Day 4: Amsterdam • Vimy Region

                                  Visit the Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery

                                  Take a tour of Scheldt

                                  Travel to Vimy Region

·          Day 5: Vimy Region

                                  Visit Passchendaele

                                  Visit Essex Farm

                                  Visit the In Flanders Fields Museum

                                  Dinner in Ypres

                                  Attend the Last Post Cemetery at Menin Gate

·          Day 6: Vimy Region • Normandy Region

                                  Visit the Vimy Memorial

                                  Visit the Trenches

                                  Visit Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

                                  Travel to Normandy Region

·          Day 7: Normandy Region

                                  Visit the Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

                                  Visit Juno Beach

                                  Visit the Juno Beach Centre

                                  Enjoy free time on Normandy beaches

·          Day 8: Paris

                                 Visit Les Invalides

                                 Take a walking tour of Paris

                     With your Tour Director, you will see:

·        Île de la Cité

·        Conciergerie

·        Sainte-Chapelle

                                 Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

                                 Arrive in Paris

·          Day 9: Paris - Take a Guided tour of Paris

·        Place de la Concorde

·        Champs-Élysées

·        Arc de Triomphe

·        Hôtel des Invalides

·        Eiffel Tower

This amazing once in a life time experience for our cadets will help them to understand the significance of a battle such as this and learn about Canadian Military history.  Lest we forget. 

Please watch for additional updates by September 2017.  

Currently, we are looking at Spring Break 2018 for this trip, but please watch for additional updates as we move forward with the procedures and guidelines of the tour.

Sincerely

Dana Garcia   danalmgarcia@gmail.com

Vimy Chair

Army Cadet League of Canada, BC Branch