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Cadets to Attend Biathlon Competition in Quebec

February 24, 2017

CORNER BROOK, NL, February 24, 2017– Several of our cadets will be attending the National Biathlon Competition in Valcartier, Quebec.

We spoke with Master Corporal Hynes and Master Corporal Hunt.

What is the team currently training for?

  • Nationals in Valcartier, Quebec. To get to this point there was several steps. First at the core level to make the team, from there zone levels, provincials and now on to nationals.

What type of training did you complete?

  • Skied a lot, target shooting, and races.

Where do you currently place?

  • Hynes: 5th Hunt: 8th.

How has biathlon helped you outside of cadets?

  • Be more physically fit and social.
  • Team building skills.
  • Better skier.

Year in Review

April 25, 2016


CORNER BROOK, NL, April 25, 2016– As another training year draws to close we asked a cadet from each star lever two questions. What is one interesting thing you learned this year? And what is your favorite part of cadets?

Green Star (Lance Corporal Penton)

  • What is one interesting thing you learned this year?

I learned about camp. It is interesting how you get to go away and learn new skills. I also enjoy band.

  • What is your favorite part of cadets?

Getting to see my friends. I also really enjoy marksmanship.

 

Red Star (Corporal Hann)

  • What is one interesting thing you learned this year?

How to orientate a map using a compass.

  • What is your favorite part of cadets?

Marksmanship and biathlon because it helps me get physically fit and it is fun.

 

Silver Star (Master Corporal Maynard)

  • What is one interesting thing you learned this year?

I learned how to find points on a map.

  • What is your favorite part of cadets?

Orienteering and marksmanship because it is fun and interesting.

 

Gold Star (Sergeant Thistle)

  • What is one interesting thing you learned this year?

How to do therack to rack carry in biathlon.

  • What is your favorite part of cadets?

Biathlon because it helps with discipline, keeps you healthy, and you get to travel.

 

Master Cadet (Master Warrant Officer Keough)

  • What is one interesting thing you learned this year?

Rock hop in a kayak at summer camp. Rock hop is when you position your kayak between land and a rock.

  • What is your favorite part of cadets?

Expeditions! I like being outside and sleeping in a tent.

 

Master Cadet (Warrant Officer Jones)

  • What is one interesting thing you learned this year?

Learned to play the glock.

  • What is your favorite part of cadets?

Marksmanship is something I enjoy.

CADET ATTENDS Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

October 2, 2015

CORNER BROOK, NL, October 2, 2015– Over the summer, a local army cadet from the 2590 Gallipoli Royal Canadian Army Cadets attended the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo at Halifax in Nova Scotia.

Warrant Officer Smith attended the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shearwater. It is a three week course. Once you arrive you stay in the same barracks as the sailing school. Cadets come from all over Atlantic Canada.

The first week is only practicing on drums pads to build a "chemistry" with other band members. This is the first time they meet and play. They work together to play music up to standards.

Smith learned how to hold his composure with people watching. He adds it was his "first time performing in front of large audience," there are 8000 seats in the Halifax Civic Centre watching you perform. It was nerve wrecking at first but he got used to it.

The program is not for everyone. Smith said you need to be able to handle stress. You’re up early in the morning and go to bed late at night. Discipline is high and misbehavior is taken seriously.

To qualify for the program cadets must complete level three proficiency in pipes in drums. Cadets are recommended for the course through their officers. Smith was the only Cadet from Newfoundland to attend.

Nova Scotia is rich in Scottish history, anyone with an interest in history would be interested in this program. Nova Scotia is Latin, and means New Scotland.

Smith added that you play with the best. He said it was a lot of fun hopes to do it again.

CADET ATTENDS KAYAKING IN NOVA SCOTIA

September 14, 2015

CORNER BROOK, NL, September 14, 2015– Recently, a local army cadet from the 2590 Gallipoli Royal Canadian Army Cadets attended a Kayaking Expedition in Nova Scotia. 

Warrant Officer Austin Keough attended a one week program, "EXERCISE COASTAL EXPLORER" in Shearwater, Nova Scotia. Keough stated that he spent the first night in at CFB Shearwater, from there, his group drove two hours to Coastal Adventures to get their kayaks. 

Upon arrival they received all the necessary gear for sea kayaking such as Personnel Floatation Devices (PFDs) and first aid kits. Warrant Officer Keough received training in kayak strokes, paddling techniques as well as the “T-Rescue" (used when the kayak flips). Keough stressed the importance of getting people out of water quickly. 

While on the expedition they slept outside in tents on Islands along their route. 

He was also taught not to panic in intense situations, such as when a big wave is heading toward you, if you turn your kayak parallel to the wave it will flip. 

Keough suggests the program to people who enjoy the outdoors and expeditions. He added the importance to work on upper body strength because kayaking can be a strain on the upper body.