The Revelstoke Army Cadets celebrated 61 years on Sunday, May 26, with a formal parade and tea. The Annual Ceremonial Review is always the high point of their year and marks the transition from local training to summer camp training. This year’s Reviewing Officer for the parade was acting Mayor Linda Nixon.
This parade was also the last for commanding officer Capt. Kelly Rienks. His successor is his wife, Capt. Miken Rienks.
A variety of awards were presented to cadets and the young men and women showcased the training and skills they acquired in the displays of Fieldcraft, First Aid, Physical Fitness, Map & Compass, Music, Marksmanship, Archives, Adventure Training, Abseil, and Citizenship. There was also a Marching Band performance and two drum line shows.
The Royal Canadian Army Cadet program is offered to youths between 12 and 18 years of age. There is no membership fees or uniform costs to join and there is no obligation to join the regular Canadian Armed Forces or the militia
Cadets parade on Tuesday nights at Mt. Begbie School from 6:30-9:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about the program should go and check them out or call 250-837-3808.