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
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 Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
Army Cadet League of Canada, BC Branch