Cadets in The News
ARMY CADETS IN THE NEWS:
The Army Cadet History website (www.armycadethistory.com) has been accepted into membership of the Organization of Military Museums of Canada (OMMC) as of June 20, 2012.
The membership is comprised of Canadian Forces museums, Parks Canada sites, federal, provincial and municipal museums, private museums, and other heritage institutions,
as well as individuals who have a common interest in the operation of military museums, the history of the Canadian military, the preservation and display of military artifacts and
the re-enactment of military operations. (www.armycadethisory.com) is a virtual museum created in Feb 2005 by Francois Arseneault. a professional photographer living in British Columbia.
Francois, a professional photographer and journalist, has been compiling and maintaining the history of the Army Cadets in Canada on a volunteer basis for years.
In the past seven years the online museum/archives has grown to over 12,000 pages of information and includes nearly 90,000 photographs from the 1870s to current. The site
receives 1000+ visitors per day and is used regularly by thousands of cadets, CIC officers, staff, former cadets across Canada as well as visitors around the world. It is cross-linked
to the army cadet film & video page on Youtube featuring army cadet film clips from as far back as 1943.
This virtual museum facilitates the opportunity for cadets and CIC to research army cadet history from the comfort of their computer. It takes hundreds of volunteers from Canada to make this website a possibility. Membership into the OMMC will further the advancement and preservation of the history of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
1226 FORT GARRY HORSE ARMY CADETS APRIL 13 & 14
The 1226 Fort Garry Horse Army Cadet Corps will be busy this weekend participating in the 100th Anniversary
celebrations of its affiliated unit, the Fort Garry Horse Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment.
The Cadets will be assisting their parent unit in a number of events slated for their celebration, but a
highlight will be the Army Cadet’s participation in Saturday’s Freedom of the City Parade and the following
parade to the Manitoba Legislature.
ARMY CADETS TO MARK THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE ANNIVERSARY ON SATURDAY APRIL 7
Army Cadets from all six Winnipeg Corps will parade on April 7, 2012 from Minto Armoury to the
Vimy Ridge Memorial Park on Portage Avenue.
The parade will mark the Second Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by Winnipeg Army
Cadets. They join Army Cadets across Canada in an annual tribute to mark the Battle of Vimy Ridge
that began on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1917.
The April 7 events begin at 9 a.m. with the Cadets gathering at Minto Armoury (St. Mathews Avenue
and Dominion Street) for an information session reviewing the Battle and viewing a film presentation.
About 120 Cadets and Officers are expected to attend.
At 10:15 a.m. the Cadet Parade will leave Minto Armoury with a Winnipeg Police Service escort and
proceed south on Dominion Street, then east along Portage Avenue to Vimy RidgePark. (one block east of
The ceremony at Vimy Ridge Park will include the Last Post Ceremony and greeting from His Honour,
Phillip Lee, the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and a number of other government representatives.
Members of various veterans’ organizations, the Royal Canadian Army Cadet League (Manitoba), and
Officers of the Regional Cadet Support Unit of the Department of National Defence will also participate.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge marked the first time that all four Divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary
Force fought together as an Army under Canadian command.
The Canadian victory came after more than three years of unsuccessful attempts by other Allied forces
to dislodge the entrenched German Army force and is regarded as an historic milestone, where Canada came
of age and was recognized on the world stage.
"As the Maple, so the Sapling"
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on: January 30, 2013.
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