Saturday, 16 July 2011 (37 photos)

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Gran Fondo Event

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ARMY CADETS ASSIST AT GRAN FONDO EVENT

Vernon, B.C.

When the 1200 riders in the RBG Kelowna Gran Fondo rolled through Vernon on Saturday, they were greeted by 30 Army Cadets enrolled in the three-week Basic Sports and Fitness course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre (VACSTC).

Long before the riders even left Kelowna, the cadets were on Dieppe Square helping to set up the tents and traffic cones, slice oranges and bananas, set out energy foods and treats and generally help the organizers prepare for the arrival of the riders.

“Part of their training prepares them to plan, organize and participate in a sporting event,” said VACSTC Commanding Officer Lt-Col Lyle Johnson, “so this event fits right in with their course requirements.”
When the riders began to swing onto the parade square, they were met with cadets carrying jugs filled with water and energy drinks. Cadets who were not actively working with the riders lined up alongside Highway 97 and cheered the riders as they made their way up the steep hill past the camp.

For Alpha Training Group Training Officer Captain Patti Paul, the morning was an overwhelming success. “The cadets not only had a good time, but they met two of the objectives for their course. In addition, they demonstrated one of the major aims of the cadet organization which is developing good citizenship.” 

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Pipes and drums band - Oliver - sunshine festival

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Today's weather: Max Temp. 26c Min Temp.  13c mostly sunny


This day in Canadian Military History...

16 July 1673

Four days after landing at the Cataraqui River (Kingston, Ont.), the French complete the construction of Ft. Frontenac.




16 July 1976

Master Bombardier Gaston Berube is killed in a traffic accident while patrolling the US-Canada border. He is part of the Canadian Forces security team charged with keeping the border secure against terrorist incursion during the Montreal Olympics.

 

Army cadet corps formed on this date


16 July 1929
#344 MacGregor Cadet Corps