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Local Sea Cadets present ship’s bell to Trail

Original story: https://www.trailtimes.ca/community/local-sea-cadets-present-ships-bell-to-trail/

TRAIL – The City of Trail’s new museum is now in possession of the authentic HCMS Trail Ship’s Bell.

The Trail’s Bell is officially held by Trail’s Sea Cadet Corps – 131 Kootenay RCSCC – and is on loan to the city by the Canadian Armed Forces.

Several months ago, the Trail Historical Society inquired about the possibility of having the bell for its new museum, after having found old newspaper articles featuring the ship’s bell.

An agreement was made between the city and the local branch of the Canadian Armed Forces, that the bell would be on extended loan, and a replica bell, with the Cadet Corps’ identifying number would be provided to the Cadets to use.

The ship’s bell is integral to the life onboard any ship, as sailors mark time using the ship’s bell since the sound can cut through even the loudest noises onboard, and each Sea Cadet Corps in Canada holds at least one.

“The City of Trail used to be quite a booming place in the early part of the 1900’s,” said Sarah Benson-Lord, city representative to the Trail Historical Society. “It’s quite extraordinary for us to have a naval ship named after our little city, so we were really hoping everything would work out for us to be able to complete our display.”

After several months of research and many emails back and forth to different vendors, the replica bell was finally obtained and the exchange was made earlier this month at the Trail Armoury. Attending the event were several members of the Trail Historical Society, the Sea Cadets, and Chief Warrant Officer Sharman Thomas.

“We are proud to have been able to do this for the city,” said Chief Petty Officer Second Class Naomi Savage. “And it’s really nice that they were able to provide us with our ‘own’ bell. I like that the replica says our Corps name on it.”

The HMCS Trail bell is now on display at the Riverfront Centre in Trail, and a formal presentation ceremony is planned for the near future.

The Trail Sea Cadets meet every Tuesday night from September through May at the Trail Armoury from 6 – 9 p.m. For more information, please contact Lieutenant(N) David Cherrington, Commanding Officer at 250-231-1016 or visit us on Facebook.

Operation: This Is You

Operation: This Is You is now accepting applications!

Eligibility Requirements

  • The Achieve Anything Foundation defines as girls & women any persons that identify as female, including transgender. This definition applies to any reference of girls, women and/or females. To be eligible to apply for Operation: This IS You! events, the applicant must identify as female
  • A Lower age limit may be applicable to some events, please refer to specific event details before applying
  • Signed Guardian consent rquired for those under the age of 19, a signed waiver is also applicable to everyone
  • Government issued photo identification may be required, please refer to specific event details before applying

Events are starting soon, and continue all year! Apply now!

Operation: This IS You! Application Process

IMPORTANT: Please read carefully before applying

The person wishing to attend an event must apply on their own behalf, and must answer the questions in their own words, to the best of their ability. You may not apply on behalf of someone else.

A completed application does not assure acceptance to an event. The selection process for each event varies depending on the quality of information provided, number of applicants, available space, nature of the event and other operational factors.

Admission to an event is by invitation only, without exception. Invitations are not transferrable and do not include any other person other than the successful applicant. RSVP’s must be received by the stated deadline in order for the ivitation to remain valid.

The information you provide us is protected once completed, and will not be shared with anyone outside of the Achieve Anything Foundation or agency partner hosting the event without your prior consent.

You may apply to only one event at a time. Within 48 hours of a completed event, your status will be released and you may then apply for other events. If you have previously applied to an Operation: This IS You! event, or as a volunteer for the Achieve Anything Foundation, enter the email address you previously used and then select “return user”.

You may apply for, and attend more than one Operation: This is You! event, however you may not repeat the same event.

The selection process for an event is ongoing and remains open unless otherwise indicated. We sometimes have last minute cancellations so if you’re interested in an event and applictions are listed as open – APPLY!

Events may be postponed or cancelled at any time due to circumstances outside of our control.

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Quadra Education Foundation – Accepting Applications

The Board of Directors of the Quadra Education Foundation wish to announce that the QEF is now accepting applications for scholarships, which will be awarded at the Alumni Weekend at HMCS Quadra in August, 2018.

It is anticipated that this year, the QEF will be in a position to award 9 scholarships having a total value in excess of $10,000. These scholarships are being made possible through the generosity of the Canadian Learning Trust, the Naval Association of Canada – Endowment Fund, Seaspan, two professional maritime associations and members of the Alumni Association of HMCS Quadra.

Cadets and officers currently serving in Quadra, former cadets and officers who have served in Quadra and their children are legible to apply for a scholarship so long as they are enrolled in a Canadian Post-Secondary institute of education.

The policy for the granting of scholarships, the scholarship application and instructions relating thereto can be found on the Quadra Education Foundation website.

2018 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Scholarship – Accepting Applications NOW

“The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation Board of Directors, we are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Royal Canadian Sea Cadets are encouraged to apply for a scholarship – they range from $1,000 – $5,000. They can either apply using the application form (attached) or they can go to the online application

The application deadline is 30 June – for additional information go to our website. We encourage everyone to apply!

Information Poster

English | French

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation, in partnership with The Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund, and with the generous support of organizations like the Naval Association of Canada as well as the individual donors, provides financial assistance to Sea Cadets who are pursuing Post-Secondary Studies.

Application Form

English | French

Contact Information

Telephone
613.863.1874
Postal address
c/o 201-1505 Laperriere Avenue
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 7T1
E-mail
General Information

Lebrun to take aim at provincial biathlon competition

Williams Lake cadet Kaitlin Lebrun takes aim during the Northern Zone Biathlon this past weekend in Prince George. Lebrun finished first in the female youth category. (Cpt. Andrew Tomlinson photo)

Original Story by Williams Lake Tribune:

Cadet Kaitlin Lebrun of Williams Lake shot her rifle and skied to a gold medal at the Northern Zone Biathlon Competition held at Otway Ski centre in Prince George last weekend.

Lebrun, 17, is with 202 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Williams Lake. More than 30 cadets competed in Prince George, testing their fitness, skiing, teamwork, and marksmanship skills over a 6 km course.

“I’ve always wanted to ski and do sports, this is fun,” says cadet Lebrun, “I encourage others to do it.”

Lebrun, who is Chief Petty Officer in her Corps, has attended three zone competitions and participated in two provincial competitions in past years. Lebrun has also been on an exchange trip to the U.S. with the Cadet Program.

Lebrun finished first in the female youth category and will compete at the provincial level February 2-3 in Mount Washington, Comox.

The Cadet Program aims to develop in youth ages 12-18 the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness and stimulate the interest of youth in sea, land and air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Smithers sea cadet sails with navy sailors

Sea cadet Matthew Steventon of Smithers gets ready to haul in the anchor of the Canadian Armed Forces’ ORCA Class vessel RAVEN while sailing through the Gulf Islands this week. Captain Peter Fuerbringer photo

Cadet Matthew Steventon parades with 204 Babine Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and is one of just 64 sea cadets from Ontario, the prairies and B.C. chosen to take part in a one-week seamanship deployment this fall.

Working alongside Royal Canadian Navy sailors, he will be trained to conduct a variety of shipboard duties including navigation, engineering, maintenance, emergency response, and man-overboard drills. This once in a lifetime experience is provided at no cost to the cadets.

“I am having the time of my life learning so much about the ship and the different duties we have, as well as making a lot of new friends!” says cadet Steventon.

The Cadet Program aims to develop in youth ages 12-18 the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness and stimulate the interest of youth in the sea, land and air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.

– Submitted by Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific).