BATTLE FIELD TOUR - VIMY - March 17-28, 2017
The Committee Chair Dana Garcia has successfully worked on this venture to the satisfaction of the 11 Selected Cadets from across British Columbia to make this fantastic trip a reality. For those selected congratulations and please enjoy your once in a life time trip.
Dana Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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
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 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
Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral
Arrive in Paris
· Day 9: Paris - Take a Guided tour of Paris
· Place de la Concorde
· 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.
Dana Garcia email@example.com
Army Cadet League of Canada, BC Branch