169 RCSCC COLUMBIA
Aldergrove BC V4W 2V1
PO Box 1732
E-mail Commanding Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps COLUMBIA is a federally-sponsored program for young Canadians ages 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of challenging and rewarding activities, and learning more about the Canadian Forces.
Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They learn valuable life and work skills like teamwork, leadership, and citizenship. Cadets also reap the personal benefits of increased self-confidence and physical fitness, learning how to take initiative, and how to make decisions. Cadets make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.
What does it cost to join?
There are no registration fees, dues or cost for the uniforms or for the basic Cadet Program. Cadets and parents are encouraged to participate in fundraising.
Cadets are not part of the Canadian Forces, nor is there any expectation for them to join the military.
The program is also divided according to its training period:
Local training – Cadets participate in training on a weekly basis during the regular school year (Sept – June) on an average of one night a week, plus optional weekend training depending on their interests.
Summer training – There are a total of 24 cadet summer training centres (CSTC) located across Canada. Approximately 21 000 course cadets receive training and 2500 staff cadets are employed each summer in the 24 CSTCs and abroad on cultural and training exchanges.
Sea Cadet Corps COLUMBIA teaches youth exciting things as sailing, drill, biathalon, adventure training, canoeing, leadership, instructional technique, marksmanship, seamanship and much more.
This will be RCSCC COLUMBIA’S third year in using the facilities at the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club and we would like to express a hearty thank you to the club for the opportunity that it gives us in complementing our training program in the safe practices of weapons handling, firing and also the environmental stewardship.
Our cadet corps have in our weapons lock up numerous weapons for training. DND supplies the cadets with the .177 cal 853C Daisy Air Rifle, as well as the .22cal Anshutz target rifles for marksmanship and biathalon We also have for ceremonial parades the .303 Lee Enfield Drill Purpose Rifles which are non fireable.
Royal Canadian Sea Cadets meet every Tuesday evening in Aldergrove at their own Cadet Training Center located at: 4315 – 272nd St from the hours of 6pm – 9:30pm. We encourage all club members to view our facility anytime we are open.
Again it will be a pleasure to work with the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club and build a strong relationship with the club throughout the coming year and years to come.
Lieutenant (N) CD