Tuesday, 17 July 2007 (41 photos)

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0515 hrs, the camp is still quiet (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


0630 hrs, Guard Coy along with the rest of the camp is waking up... (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


...forming up on the road for morning PT (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Bravo Coy running through the tunnel to the sports field (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Morning PT (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


0700 hrs, the flag is raised  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


the BOO (Battalion Orderly Officer) Lt George Hohl, BOW (Battalion Orderly Warrant) C/WO Adrian Barrie BOS (Battalion Orderly Sergeant) C/Sgt Micheal Chen and bugler Cdt Jim Yu, from B Coy 7 Platoon (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Quarterguard practice (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Lt Vincent Litster on his way to the field, well equipped (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


0800 hrs, rush hour VACSTC style (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


About 18 km south of the training centre is the flat water canoe training site at Kayola Park on the south end of Kalamalka Lake (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Lt Gord Cousins, partially obscured by tree branches, briefs the cadets on training (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Playing "turtle", the game involves scooping a floating kneepad with a paddle and tossing it towards any other canoe team, thus teaching teamwork as well as good control and manoeuvering of the canoe (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


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the canoe cadre: (rear canoe) Lt Tom Roebuck, and Capt Peter Tujik, (front canoe) Lt Gord Cousins and Capt Wade Fitzgerald  (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Kalamalka Lake is truly beautiful, it's sometimes called the "lake of many colours" (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Adventure platoon returns from the field and their short 2 day mountain bike trip (VACSTC, W. Emde)


As is tradition, headquarters staff wait in front of C40 to greet their return: LCo lAl Dengis, Maj Lyle Johnson, Maj Wally Statz, Maj Judy Peter, CWO Al Williams, MWO Rob Roy  (VACSTC, W. Emde)


Maj Amadeo Vechio gives a lecture on time appreciation to cadets from Bravo Coy (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


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Still warm and humid, the weather looks like it might cool down after a very hot two weeks (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Lt Joel Klein interviewing Cdt Peterson for weekly appraisals (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


10 Platoon Rifle Coach B Coy working on their boots (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Cdt Vincent Wah, 2381 BCR (Irish Fus) RC(Army)CC Richmond, BC (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


C/WO Cooke working with cadets from B Coy on the Lee Enfield .22 rifle (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


Foxtrot coy at the Junior confidence course, C/Sgt Kyle Bachmier gives the course cadets a quick run through.  (VACSTC, W. Emde)


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Leadership & Challenge Staff - Capt Ken Prince, Lt Blake Dalgliesh and Capt Jon Perry  (VACSTC, W. Emde)


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At the museum, RSM Al Williams, LCol Al Dengis, his worship Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert and Greater Vernon and Area Museum Curator Ron Candy for the opening of new exhibit featuring mammoth bones, the Allan Brooks bird guide book from the 1880s and also the Coldstream Ranch Battle Drill School sweetheart pin from WWII (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


2130 hrs (VACSTC, F. Arseneault)


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Guard Coy - in Camp

Trg Support Group (Adventure Platoons) - 5 Pl in Camp, 6 Pl returning from KVR Bike tour 

Bravo Coy - in Camp

Charlie Coy - on FTX at Bennett's Ranch

Delta Coy - in Camp

Echo Coy - in Camp

Foxtrot Coy - in Camp

Hotel Coy - in Camp

Today's weather: Max Temp.  30c  Min Temp.  15c partly cloudy, humid, light breeze 

This day in Canadian Military History...

17 July 1696

French army of 2000 men (regulars, Canadian militia, and Mission Iroquois) are returning to Montreal from attacks on Onondaga villages south of Lake Ontario. Count Frontenac, now in his 74th year, accompanies the force.

17 July 1812

A combined force of British regulars, Canadian militia, and 400 native allies advance on Ft. Michilimackinac (near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.). The Americans, outnumbered and taken by surprise, relinquish their fort and its contents of arms, supplies, and furs.