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2009

 

 

Cadets Riley Dunlop and Justin Kimmel from 2289 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps were rewarded for their 6th and 4th years of participation and service as an army cadet from Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Phillip Sherwin, President of the British Columbia Army Cadet League.

 

On 29 September 2009, Captain Tina N. Wagner, CD, will turn over command of 2289 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps to Captain Anthony C Bone, CD. This ceremony will take place at Bay Street Armoury – 715 Bay Street in Nanaimo. The Presiding Officer for the ceremony will be Major Linda Hildebrandt, CD, The Officer Commanding of The Regional Cadet Instructor School (Pacific).

 

 

On 29 September 2009, Captain Tina N. Wagner, CD, turned over command of 2289 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps to Captain Anthony C Bone, CD. This ceremony took take place at Bay Street Armoury – 715 Bay Street in Victoria. The Presiding Officer for the ceremony was Major Linda Hildebrandt, CD, The Officer Commanding of The Regional Cadet Instructor School (Pacific). Other notable VIP in attendance was Lieutenant Colonel Craig Cotter, CD - 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment, Chief Warrant Officer Brian Lougheed, CD - 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Phillip Sherwin, CD - BC Army Cadet League, and Mrs Irene Green - Chairperson from the Corps’ Sponsoring Committee.

 

 

On 29 September 2009, Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Travis Moore received his Commissioning Script from Major Linda Hildebrandt, CD, The Officer Commanding of The Regional Cadet Instructor School (Pacific). The commissioning script is a significant document that is presented to an Officer when they have been promoted to the commissioned rank of 2Lt. A passage from the official Commissioning Script states: “We, reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage and Integrity, do by these Presents Constitute and Appoint you to be an Officer in our Canadian Armed Forces.” The Commissioning Script is signed by the current Governor General and the current Minister of National Defence. An essential element to the Cadet Program is its leaders and the Cadet Program is always searching for new ones to share their knowledge and their time. Having been a cadet is not a prerequisite. Cadet Instructors Cadre Officers are responsible for the training, administration, and logistics operations of Corps / Squadrons.

(courtesy Capt Anthony Bone)

 

 

 

A ceremony was conducted to welcome fourteen new cadets into the Army Cadet Program as a member of 2289 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. The Corps’ Commanding Officer, Captain Anthony C. Bone, had each new Cadet stated a promise of loyalty to Her Majesty the Queen and to the Cadet Corps, which is done by each new cadet to recognize the importance of belonging to a youth organization.

 

Mr. George Harmond Wood, from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #7 in Victoria, presented a cheque in the amount of $1000.00 to 2289 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. The Corps’ Sponsoring Committee Rep, Ms MaryAnn Pletz , accepted the cheque on behalf of the Corps. In addition to the civilian Army Cadet League of Canada, the Corps is sponsored locally by generous donations from various service groups such as the Royal Canadian Legion. These donations help the Corps undertake many of the activities that make this organization successful and enable the local youth to give back to their local community. 

(courtesy Capt Anthony C. Bone)

 

Second Lieutenant Travis Moore from 2289 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps was recognized for his seven years as a past Army Cadet from Ms MaryAnn Pletz from the Corps’ Sponsoring Committee.

(courtesy Capt Anthony C. Bone)

 

The staff and cadets of 2289 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps supported the Salvation Army with their Kettle Campaign outside of the Save-On-Foods at the Westside Village Shopping Center - 172 Wilson Street on 12 December 2009 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The kettle campaign is the Sally Ann's biggest fundraiser of the year and money raised helps needy families in Victoria at Christmas and throughout the winter. This campaign depends entirely on the generosity of the public and is a great opportunity for shoppers to help those in Victoria who are struggling to get by. This year the kettles must raise $150,000 to help about 30,000+ people with Christmas dinner and toys, as well as emergency food, clothing, and other help during the winter months. Last year The Salvation Army raised $145,000 through the kettles. The kettles will be out Mondays - Saturdays in malls and at shopping centres throughout Victoria. The campaign runs until Christmas Eve.

(courtesy Capt Anthony C. Bone)

 

 

A ceremony was conducted to welcome two new cadets into the Army Cadet Program as a member of 2289 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. The Corps’ Commanding Officer, Captain Anthony C. Bone, had each new Cadet stated a promise of loyalty to Her Majesty the Queen and to the Cadet Corps, which is done by each new cadet to recognize the importance of belonging to a youth organization.

(courtesy Capt Anthony C. Bone)

 

 

VICTORIA, B.C. – Officer Cadet Gordon Scott was one of three Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) Officers to receive the fall 2009 CIC Bursary Trust Award valued at $1,500.00. The bursary will assist Officer Cadet Gordon Scott in his studies at Camosun College in Victoria where he is in his second year as a Physiology Student. The Corps’ Commanding Officer, Captain Anthony C. Bone, CD, presented the bursary to Officer Cadet Gordon Scott on behalf of the Regional Cadet Instructor School (Pacific) (RCIS (Pac)).

 

The RCIS (Pac) CIC Bursary Trust was founded in 2007 as a component of the school’s mandate to deliver and promote lifelong learning and professional development of Pacific Region CIC officers. Funded from the proceeds of the School’s Kit Shop and donations, the Trust has enjoyed revenues to-date of $23,000, and has awarded $8500 in bursaries.

 

An essential element to the Cadet Program is its leaders and the Cadet Program is always searching for new ones to share their knowledge and their time. Having been a cadet is not a prerequisite. Cadet Instructors Cadre Officers are responsible for the training, administration, and logistics operations of Corps / Squadrons.

15 December 2009 (courtesy Capt Anthony C. Bone)

 

 

 

 

Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Riley Dunlop, a Metchosen resident, was selected as one of 12, 000 Olympic Torchbearers for the Vancouver 2010 Games Torch Relay. Cadet Dunlop’s journey was at 3:30 pm on the 31 October 2009 in the community of Ganges on Salt Spring Island.

 

 

Cadet Dunlop was a part of history on Saturday by carrying the Olympic Flame in the Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay on Salt Spring Island. “The event was awesome and everything went spectacular. I want to thank everyone who made this possible for me to be apart of history!” stated Cadet Dunlop after his segment of the torch relay. His segment was along Lower Ganges Road at Hereford Avenue to Park Drive, which followed Lower Ganges Road. (courtesy Capt Anthony Bone)

 

 

 

(courtesy Capt Anthony Bone)

 

 

 

Riley has been a member of 2289 RCACC since 30 September 2003 and now holds the top cadet position within in the Corps as the Regimental Sergeant Major. His many accomplishments within the Cadet Organization demonstrate his dedication and determination to assist the youth of Victoria. Cadet Dunlop has been awarded the Lord Strathcona Medal for leadership as well as the Army Cadet Service Medal for six years of service. He was employed at the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Center in the important and coveted role of Company Sergeant Major of the Band during the summer of 2009 He was also selected to attend the International Expedition to New Zealand from 27 December 2009 to 08 January 2010. (courtesy Capt Anthony Bone)

 

 

Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Riley Dunlop (courtesy Capt Anthony Bone)