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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.

Maple Ridge cadet gets her sea legs

Summer of training: In her third summer training with Cadets Canada, Maple Ridge resident Amber Caldwell has been learning the importance of safety equipment in boats, during a six-week Ships Boat Operator Course. Caldwell is a member of local 354 Invincible Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and is in the process of passing the Small Craft Operator Permit. / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

By ASHLEY WADHWANI (Maple Ridge Times)

In her third summer training with Cadets Canada, Maple Ridge resident Amber Caldwell has been learning the importance of safety equipment in boats, during a six-week ships boat operator course.

Caldwell is a member of local 354 Invincible Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and is in the works of passing the Small Craft Operator Permit (SCOP).

While training in the Comox Valley this summer, Caldwell said this year is different than the past two summers she spent with the cadets.

“My previous two courses were only two weeks and three weeks. This one’s a whole six weeks,” she explained.

She added “it’s great that we have all that time to meet so many new people.”

HMCS Quadra Cadet Training Centre is temporary home to more than 800 adult staff and cadets.

Every year, cadets from across the country have the unique opportunity to attend training centres to learn valuable transferable life skills including leadership, seamanship, instructional technique, team building and citizenship.