ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA IS OFFERING SELECTED CADETS FROM ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA A SPONSORED TRIP TO FRANCE, check this information out and start applying to be selected........

The Army Cadet League of Canada British Columbia BRANCH

                                                   Memo – Cadet Canada’s Battlefield Tour

May 24, 2017   Officer's and Support Committee's:                                                    

The Army Cadet League of Canada – British Columbia Branch has some exciting news to release to all Cadet Corps in British Columbia. The Provincial Government has donated a sum of money to The Army Cadet League of BC for a Cadet Canada’s Battlefield tour for 10 days in Europe 2018.

The Army Cadet League, BC Branch has received enough funding to send 10 Army cadets on this exciting trip!!  More details as to how a cadet in BC can apply and what the eligibility criteria is will follow shortly. 

 We are also considering opening it up to all Army Cadet Corps in BC who may want to fundraise and send a group of cadets from their corps with us.   As you know many corps went to VIMY this year and from all reports the experience was ‘that of a lifetime.’  100 Manitoba Army CADETS just got home this past weekend from their adventure.  Check out our Facebook page (ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA) as we have posted some of their photos and publicity there.   

Should your corps like to go with us, this would be at the expense of the Corps Support Committee to fundraise etc.   The League wanted to have this announced before the end of this year and so that if Cadet corps are interested in joining in and getting more details,  they could put aside some funds from their year end financials.

The following is an outline of 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 Reid   danalmgarcia@gmail.com

Vimy Chair

Army Cadet League of Canada, BC Branch