Ashcroft’s sea cadets stay active with year-round events and camps.

Ashcroft’s sea cadets stay active with year-round events and camps.

Cadets learn sailing skills

Ashcroft Sea Cadets return from a weekend of learning to sail.

Recently, the cadets of 347 RCSCC Avenger, Ashcroft’s local Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, had their first sail weekend of the year.

Avenger has two sail weekends per year, one at the beginning of the cadet year, and one towards the end. On sail weekends, the cadets get a chance to experience sailing, taught by the instructors from the corps. The cadets of 347 RCSCC Avenger camp overnight for two days at the Kamloops Sailing Association on Nicola Lake and work on skill development they need to acquire their CanSail levels through the program.

The cadets look forward to exercising their abilities and trying new things – even if it means getting a little wet. Thet akso set up and take down camp and are responsible for rigging and the care of the sail boats they use over the weekend.

Sail weekends are simply just one of the many activities the cadets anticipate throughout the year.

347 RCSCC Avenger parades weekly at the Ashcroft Secondary School from 6-9pm. Come to one of these drill nights, or contact the Commanding Officer of the corps, Darrin Curran at 1-250-319-3461 for more information.

Taryn Dodman