Army Cadets provides the opportunity for both Oakville and Bronte youth participation in challenging and exciting activities. Army Cadets is the oldest and one of the largest youth programs in Canada with a focus on outdoor adventure activities. Participation in Army Cadets will generate all of the required High School community hours and is a great way for young people to make new friends.
The Oakville Army Cadets, the 1188 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps of Oakville, have recently returned from a fantastic March Break Trip, where they visited many of the sites in Ottawa, our nation’s capital.
On the Monday traveling by coach, the 45 Army Cadets and the 5 Officer Staff stopped en-route to Ottawa, to tour the Royal Military College (RMC) located in Kingston, Ontario. They toured the RMC campus as well as the RMC Museum, housed in the Fort Frederick Martello Tower.
After touring RMC, the Oakville Army Cadets continued on to Canadian Forces Connaught Range, just outside Ottawa, their home away from home for the week. Day trips during their time in Ottawa included touring the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, and the Museum of Civilization on Tuesday; exploring the new Canadian War Museum, taking a guided tour of the Parliament Buildings plus discovering the War Memorial on Wednesday; followed by experiencing the Canadian Science and Technology Museum and a tour of the Diefenbunker on Thursday.
A tired but happy group of Army Cadets arrived back at their home base, the Oakville Armoury late on the Friday afternoon.
When asked, one of the Cadets mentioned that besides the war and air museums, the highlight for him was the warm welcome (a standing ovation!) given to them by the members of the Canadian Senate, when they were officially announced to all by the Speaker of the Senate. The trip was a great success, since lots of fun was had by the young boys and girls of the unit, and it was combined with the opportunity to learn more about Canada as a country.
If you are between 12-19 and this kind of trip, outdoor adventures, leadership training, marksmanship, developing camping and outdoor survival skills, military marching, summer camp opportunities, community service activities and much more are of interest to you, check out our website at: www.oakvillearmycadets.ca or call us at: (905)901-4616 for more details. There are no registration fees, weekly dues or costs for uniforms, summer camp or the basic cadet program. Parade nights are Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. (September – June) at the Oakville Armoury, which is located at 90 Thomas Street, in downtown Oakville. The Oakville Army Cadets have served the Oakville community, since 1924.
Photo taken by Civilian Volunteer Stacey Quartermaine: The 1188 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps of Oakville, outside the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, during March Break 2012.
Article submitted by Liz Langevin