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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

Postal address
c/o 201-1505 Laperriere Avenue
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 7T1
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).

Trail Sea Cadets help with Communities in Bloom

Trail Cenotaph gets flowers from the Trail Sea Cadets

November 14, 2016
Trail, BC
Department of National Defense

The week before Remembrance Day, members of the 131 Kootenay, Royal Canadian Sea Cadets were hard at work on the Trail Cenotaph planting tulip bulbs.

“Helping the community is an important part of the cadet program and we are happy to help anyway we can” -Sub Lieutenant David Cherrington

The cadets, working with Communities in Bloom, planted red and white tulip bulbs.  These tulips will bloom around the Cenotaph with the colours of Canada’s Flag during the Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

“This going to look great in the spring” -PO2 Naomi Savage

131 Kootenay meets every Tuesday evening at the Trail Armories and is always welcoming new cadets and adult volunteers.

Quick Facts

·        The Trail Sea Cadets have been active in Trail since the 1950’s.

·        There is little or no cost for the cadets to be a member of Sea Cadets and Summer Training is no cost.

Trail Sea Cadet Attends “Boot Camp”

TRAIL, BC. – Ordinary Seaman Lochlan Reid from the Trail Sea Cadet Corp. receives his certificate for completing the Level 1 “Boot Camp” that was held last weekend at the Kembel Armories in Trail.

The “Boot Camp” was an introduction for cadets from around the Kootenays to learn about the basics of Drill, Uniform Care and Marksmanship with other cadets.

Lochlan has been in Sea Cadets for about 2 months and is a member of 131 Kootenay Sea Cadets, in Trail.  He was interested in cadets because his Step-Father was also in the Sea Cadet program. Lochlan also enjoys water, so the idea of being in Sea Cadets was a given.

Lochlan enjoyed taking part in the physical activities provided throughout the weekend, as well as marksmanship. He hopes to take part in General Training this summer and eventually wishes to apply the skills he learns from sea cadets in the military as a medic.

The Cadet program, which include Sea, Army and Air Cadets, is the largest government funded youth program in Canada with over 50,000 participants across Canada.  The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets accepts youth between the ages of 12-18 who have a desire to learn more about the naval element of the Canadian Forces, wish to develop the attributes of leadership and good citizenship, and who wish to promote physical fitness.  While the program is military based, there is no obligation for a cadet to join the Canadian Armed Forces when he or she finishes their Cadet career.

Cadets meet for Sports Weekend in Castlegar

Kootenay Cadets attend Sports Weekend in Castlegar

February 1, 2017
Castlegar, BC
Department of National Defense

The weekend of 27-29 January 2017 was a busy two days for local Kootenay cadets, with over 160 youth and 24 adult supervisors representing all three elements of the cadet program in attendance. They came from Grand Forks, Trail, Castlegar, Nelson, Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Golden and Sparwood converging on Selkirk College for a weekend of fitness, fun and leadership activities.

“Cadets has given me more opportunities than I would have ever been able to have otherwise.  It is a great program and I would recommend it to anyone” – Ryan Buckley, 131 Kootenay Sea Cadets, Trail

The weekend’s events included initial testing to baseline cadet fitness levels, indoor soccer, volleyball and dodgeball.  Instruction also taught cadets about resistance training and safety in the weight room.  Thanks to the weekend activities which promoted body health, numerous hard working cadets qualified for fitness awards based on their results.

“Cadets is not easy, but it will be worth it in the long run” – Lucas Wodyga, 841 Boundary Air Cadets, Grand Forks

Outdoor pursuits activities were also included as part of the experience with cadets being given instruction in the basics of orienteering culminating in a map and compass challenge in the area surrounding the college.

“It’s fun to be around all the other cadets” – Corban Johnson, 581 Castlegar Air Cadets

Leadership skills were emphasized as cadets built awareness of the importance of fitness, camaraderie and teamwork throughout the weekend.

The cadet program is an excellent opportunity for youth to participate in leadership and positive self image development. The cadet program encourages all interested youth and youth leaders to join the program!

Quick Facts

·        Cadets is the largest youth organization operated by the Government of Canada

·        There is little or no cost for the cadets to be a member of Air, Army and Sea Cadets and Summer Training is no cost.

Trail Sea Cadet PO1 Campbell Retires

Petty Officer First Class Brianna Campbell ages out of Sea Cadets

January 31, 2017
Trail, BC
Department of National Defense

On 29 January 2017, Petty Officer First Class Brianna Campbell turned 19 years of age and retired from Sea Cadets.

Brianna joined 131 Kootenay Royal Canada Sea Cadet Corps in Trail in 2010 and except for a year off, she has been involved since. During her time in the Corps, she attended four summer courses. In 2011, she attended General Training, in 2012 she attended Basic Sail, 2013 saw her on the Ship Boat Operator Course and in 2014 she was on the Boatswain Course. All the courses were at Cadet Summer Training Centre Quadra on Vancouver Island.

“It has been a pleasure having PO1 Campbell in 131. It has been great to see her develop her skills and help the other cadets.” – Sub Lieutenant David Cherrington, Commanding Officer of 131 Kootenay

Last October, Brianna was selected for the Sea Cadet Seamanship Deployment. For six days she was onboard Patrol Craft Training Vessel “Moose”, an ORCA class training ship. With nine instructors and twenty four other cadets she sailed from the Vancouver Coast Guard station to Ganges Island and Salt Spring Island.

Another experience that stands out for Brianna is last year’s trip to Vancouver Island. On the one week trip during spring break, she visited the BC Legislature, the BC Museum, Butchart Gardens and Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

During her time in cadets, she received the Navy League Long Service Medal for 5 years in Sea Cadets, the Legion Medal, her Can Sail Level 1 and her Boating Licence.

“Cadets has been a great experience for me. It has helped me become less shy and more outgoing” – PO1 Brianna Campbell

Brianna is from Fruitvale but has also lived in Trail and Rossland. She graduated grade 12 last year from the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre.

131 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Kootenay always welcomes new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18.

Adults who would like to volunteer with the Corps or its civilian sponsoring body are also welcome.

Quick Facts

· Cadets is the largest youth organization operated by the Government of Canada

· There is little or no cost for the cadets to be a member of the Cadets program and Summer Training is operated at no cost.


Spring break a thrill for Gibsons’ Sea Cadet in Coast Guard Boot Camp

Original Story: https://www.gibsonspage.ca/2016/04/spring-break-a-thrill-for-gibsons-sea-cadet-in-coast-guard-boot-camp/

Written by Deborah Morrow

This spring break, Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Caitlin Jarvis of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp Conway Division embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Jarvis spent her British Columbia High School Work Experience as one of three Youth Search and Rescue technicians on the Pacific Ocean with the Canadian Coast Guard. Continue reading Spring break a thrill for Gibsons’ Sea Cadet in Coast Guard Boot Camp