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2011

 

Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Alixandra Voorthuyzen was promoted to her current rank
by the Corps’s Commanding Officer, Captain Anthony C. Bone as she has demonstrated excellence in
leadership as a senior cadet within the Corps.

 (courtesy Capt Anthony Bone)

 

 

On 15 February 2011, Acting Mayor Philippe Lucas from the City of Victoria presented
the City flag to 2289 5th (BC) Field Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps at the Corps’ monthly
Commanding Officer’s Parade at Bay Street Armoury. Commanding Officer, Captain Anthony C. Bone,
and the Corps’ Regimental Sergeant Major, Cadet Master Warrant Officer Alix Voorthuyzen, accepted the
flag on behalf of the Corps.

Acting Mayor Philippe Lucas from the City of Victoria, “We are happy to recognize such a youth
organization and we are also proud of what these leaders of tomorrow will accomplish within this active
Army Cadet Corps.”

Captain Anthony C. Bone, the Corps’ Commanding Officer, stated, “The presentation of this flag
symbolizes the connection the Corps has with the City and the importance of this youth organization.”

 

 

 

2289 RCACC receives Top Army Cadet Corps in BC Trophy

 

Acting Mayor Gaul presents trophy to Cadet Hood

 

Col Gagne presents Strathcona Medal to cadet Coles-Webb

 

Legion Presents Medal to C/CWO Voorthuyzen

 

MLA Popham presents trophy to Cadet Hood

55 members of 2289 5th (BC) Field Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps has celebrated their 65th Anniversary of the Corps at the Corps’ Annual Ceremonial Review that took place on 7 June 2011 at the Bay Street Armoury in Victoria.  The Reviewing Officer for the parade was Colonel Bryan H. Gagné, CD – Brigade Commander, 39 Canadian Brigade Group located in Vancouver , BC .  The Cadet Corps was led by the Commanding Officer, Captain Anthony Bone, CD, who is assisted by various dedicated training staff.  The cadet parade commander for the parade was Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Alixandra Voorthuyzen.  Other notable VIP in attendance was Mrs Lana Popham – MLA for Saanich South, Alison Gaul – Acting Mayor for the Township of Esquimalt , Members of the 5th (BC) Field Regiment – Royal Canadian Artillery, Mr Robert Russell, CD - BC Army Cadet League, and Kimberley Stratford - Chairperson from the Corps’ Sponsoring Committee.

The annual review completes the local training year for the Corps.  The viewing public were wowed by the various dynamic displays as well as the various static displays that showed the cadet’s involvement in Corps/Regiment History, Summer Training, Marksmanship, Sports & Fitness, and General Cadet Training.  

 

VICTORIA ARMY CADET TOPS IN PLATOON AT VERNON
Cadet Liam Hood of Victoria, B.C. is presented with  plaque recognizing him as the best cadet in 21 Platoon of the Basic Expedition Course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre by Reviewing Officer Colonel Bryan Gagne, Brigade Commander, 39 Canadian Brigade Group.
 

Cadet Liam Hood of Victoria, B.C., was recognized as the top cadet in 21 Platoon of the Basic Expedition Course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre during the final parade.

 
Cadet Hood is a member of 2289 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Victoria, B.C.
 
Cadet Hood and 59 other army cadets participated in the three-week Army Cadet Basic Expedition Course, which sees the cadets learning first aid, mountain bike skills, canoeing, abseiling, and navigation.  This training culminates in a five-day expedition using their navigation and leadership skills to hike, bike, and canoe over 75 kilometres through the BC interior.

 

 

Cadet Andy Yin of Victoria, BC, was selected as the top Intermediate Military Band Course Cadet at the Dress Rehearsal for the Final Parade and Sunset Ceremony at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.
 
Cadet Yin is a member of 2289 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Victoria, BC.
Cadets enrolled in band courses focus almost exclusively on music training to improve their skills with their chosen instruments. Cadets also had time for fitness training and testing, sports and practice on the abseil tower. One of the highlights of the summer was an evening concert performed by all the music students for cadets and officers during the final week of training.

During the summer, more than 1100 Army, Sea, and Air Cadets from western Canada will have spent up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley training centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.

 


A ceremony was conducted to welcome ten 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 the Cadet state 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.

 

Cadet Warrant Officer Jessica Alexander was appointed to the qualification of
Master Cadet by the Corps’s Commanding Officer, Captain Anthony C. Bone. The Master Cadet
appointment is recognition for Royal Canadian Army Cadet training, which combines an assessment
of a cadet at the cadet corps and during summer training at an Army Cadet Summer Training Centre
(ACSTC).

To be eligible for the Master Cadet appointment, the cadet must pass the National Cadet Star
Certification examination, pass the bronze level in the Army Cadet Fitness Test, pass any Cadet
Leader Instructor course; and successfully complete employment as a staff cadet instructor or
supervisor during summer training at a Cadet Summer Training Centre.

 

Cadet Warrant Officer Alexis Begin, a resident of Victoria, from 2289 5th (BC) Field Regiment

Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps was rewarded for her 4 years of participation and service as an army cadet from
Kimberley Stratford, Chair of the Corps’ Sponsoring Committee and Mr Robert Russell, Zone Chair of the Army
Cadet League of Canada (BC Branch).

The Army Cadet League of Canada created the ACSM in 2004, the 125th anniversary year of army cadets, to recognize
continuous meritorious cadet service of at least four years by deserving army cadets. Cadets are recommended for the
award by their Commanding Officer and the local Sponsoring Committee approves the award.

 

 

Cadet Warrant Officer Jessica Alexander, a resident of Victoria, from 2289 5th (BC) Field Regiment

Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps was rewarded for her 6 years of participation and service as an army cadet from
Kimberley Stratford, Chair of the Corps’ Sponsoring Committee and Mr Robert Russell, Zone Chair of the Army
Cadet League of Canada (BC Branch).

 

 

Cadet Hood waiting for the flight out of Victoria

 

View over the Rockies on rounte to Calgary

 

Working at the Viteria Grain Elevator

 

Thank you gifts for 171 RCACS from 2289 RCACC

 

Ukrainian Museum

 

Snowshoeing at Saskadet

 

Snow Soccer at Hutterite Colony

 

Hutterite Colony

 

Learning to Curl

 

Curling in Melfort

 

Hay Ride

 

2289 RCACC and 171 RCACS at Saskadet

 

Tired Cadet waiting to depart Edmonton back to Victoria

 

24 members 2289 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet
Corps (RCACC) will travel to Melfort Saskatchewan on Monday 12 December 2011 to participate
in the Interprovincial Cadet Exchange (ICE) with 171 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
(RCACS).

The purpose of the ICE is to expose cadets to areas of Canada that are diverse and culturally
different to that of their own local area. The staff and cadets from 2289 RCACC will spend five
days with 171 RCACS touring the communities of Saskatoon and Melfort SK, until they return back
to Victoria on the evening of the 16 December 2011.