Feature Story                                                                                                    Thursday, June 6, 2013                      

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349 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Chilliwack's 9th Annual Ceremonial Review

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A Chilliwack Sea Cadet readies to lead his peers in the review on Sunday.


he Chilliwack Sea Cadets have been working hard in the Community of Chilliwack for their 2012-2013 training year. They have participated in sailing, rope work, marching drill, military band, marksmanship, community service events and much, much more.


The Ship's Company which is made up of youth between the ages of 12 to 18 years old, the volunteers and officers invited the public to watch the review.


The ceremony was held at the Landing Sports Centre at 45530 Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack, BC. and consisted of marching displays from the guard, band and semaphore and other static displays, as well as awards recognizing the hard work of the cadets.

The Ship's Company of 349 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps CHILLIWACK would like to thank everyone who came out to the Landing Sports Centre to watch the Ceremonial Review celebrating the hard work that the Cadets have done throughout their 2012-2013 year.

Reviewing Officer, Major Grant Acheson, CD1 inspected the Cadets and watched them perform military band displays, guard displays and more.  

The cadets were led by Chief Petty Officer First Class Takoda Castonguay, the Corps Coxswain (Senior Cadet) and the band included Cadets from 354 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps INVINCIBLE from Maple Ridge.

During the ceremony Petty Officers Eric Theede and Luke Thomsen were presented their Bronze Standard Duke of Edinburgh Award rewarding their hard work in the program. Chief Petty Officer Second Class Blake Taylor was the recipient of the Lord Strathcona Trust Medal for his time and leadership as a Cadet.  

Petty Officer First Class Eric Theede was awarded the Legion Medal of Excellence for his involvement in Chilliwack Community as a member of the Chilliwack Sea Cadets.  

The ceremony included Petty Officer First Class Luke Thomsen being presented the Navy League Medal of Excellence, being one of the most proficient Sea Cadets in the Navy League of Canada BC Mainland Division.

Bravo Zulu (Well Done) 349 RCSCC CHILLIWACK. Youth between the ages of 12 to 18 who are interested in joining the challenging Chilliwack Sea Cadets, and having fun, can check us out on the internet at www.chilliwackseacadets.com.


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