Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
What are you doing this weekend?
Coach: Major Henri Jacquot
Joining: Cadets may join in September or January
Practice: Monday Evenings @ the armoury. 1800 - 2000
Competition: May, usually Mother's Day Weekend. This competition may conflict with participation on the Drill and Marksmanship teams as the competitions are at the same weekend. Cadets may be asked to prioritize a team.
Coach: Officer Cadet Tracy Horn
Joining: Tryouts are held in the fall
Practice: Monday Evenings @ the armoury. 1800 - 2000. Activities include running, cross training, cardio, skiing and marksmanship. We encourage all cadets to participate in fitness training with the Biathlon team on Monday evenings.
Competition: January, February, & March
Drill With and Without Arms
Coach: Second Lieutenant Neil McKnight
Joining: Cadets may join throughout September until December
Practice: Sunday afternoons at the armoury. 14:00 - 16:00
Competition: May, usually Mother's Day Weekend. This competition may conflict with participation on the Band and Marksmanship teams as the competitions are at the same weekend. Cadets may be asked to prioritize a team
Coach: Major. Henri Jacquot
Joining: Tryouts for marksmanship are held in the fall of each year. Two teams will be selected, a competitive team and a training team.
Practice: Friday evenings 19:00 - 21:00 at the armoury.
Competition: Competitions are held throughout the year from November to May. Five cadets will be selected for each Competition. Competition rules require that there be at least two cadets on the team wo are juniors (under the age of 15 prior to May 15th of the training year) Competitions may conflict with other teams. Cadets may be asked to prioritize a team
The orienteering team will be selected in the fall of each year based on experience and skill at navigating through a course using a map and compass to target selected points in the shortest time possible. Competitions are held in October/November.
Courses offered at Army Cadet summer camps include training in leadership, instructional techniques, music, marksmanship, summer biathlon, aerospace studies, map & compass, camping and adventure activities, ceremonial drill, physical education, computer skills, and citizenship. Advanced courses include training in leadership, rock climbing, kayaking, Voyageur Canoe trips, trekking, marksmanship, music and the military Basic Parachutist Course.
Some elite Cadets may have the opportunity to travel to one of 28 Summer Camps located in different parts of Canada. Selected Cadets go on exchange trips to countries such as England, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Wales and Italy under an international exchange program. Exchange Cadets are selected on their high standards in performance, fitness and involvement in Cadet activities.
(also called rappelling) is the controlled descent down a rock face or tower using a rope. Cadets will be able to learn the skill of abseiling during one or more expeditions or field training exercises throughout a training year. A certified instructor will provide all the required safety gear (harnesses, helmets, gloves, etc.) and will conduct the training.
Field Training Exercise (FTX)
Several times a year, cadets will participate in a weekend FTX. These weekends involve camping, hiking, abseiling, snowshoeing, wilderness survival, orienteering, food preparation, first aid training, marksmanship, biathlon, team building, and leadership opportunities.
Parades and Memorials
A few of our mandatory events are the Remembrance Day parade, The Fire Fighters Memorial Ceremony, Battle of VIMY memorial service, Dday ceremony to name a few. Community involvement is very important to us and this provides opportunities for our cadets to get out in the community.