With the snowfall warning and low wind chills in the forecast, we're postponing tomorrow's exercise to March 11. We'll have more details on Wednesday, see you then!
Cadets attending the snowshoe hike-ex this weekend:
We will be snowshoeing in the Cypress Mountain Nordic area on Saturday, 25 February. Please arrive at the assembly point between the Nordic Cafe and ticket office at 0900h. You will be dismissed no later than 1600h but be aware that we may finish the ex earlier depending on weather conditions. Bring a mobile phone if possible so you can notify your parents for early pickup. Parents are advised to plan to arrive promptly at 1600h or earlier if necessary.
The weather on Saturday is expected to be very cold with possible heavy snow later in the afternoon. Dress appropriately and bring the items required in the kit list.
Lunch will be provided but bring snacks and water.
Please review the kit-list and form. You must bring the permission form and Cypress Mountain waiver form with you, and your parent/guardian is required to complete them.
If conditions are forecast to be extremely poor by 1700h on Friday the ex will be postponed and you will be notified by email.
See you on Saturday morning!
Cadets are reminded that this Wednesday, 22 Feb, is CO's parade. Dress is C1A, shirt and tie. Bring your PT gear to change into, as well as anything else your flight commanders have advised you to bring (e.g. boot polish kits).
Parents are also invited! We're happy to finally be able to host an audience. Please arrive at the main armoury doors at 1930h. There will be a reception for audience members in the blue building at 2000h.
This year, "Spring Thunder" is a single day snowshoe hike exercise, with survival instruction provided en route. It will take place on 25 Feb 2023, from 0900 to 1600, in the Cypress Mountain Nordic Area. Parents and guardians will provide transport to and from the drop-off point at the snowshoe rental site in the Nordic Base Area on Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver (map).
All level three and up cadets are eligible to attend this exercise, but if space is available a limited number of junior cadets may be admitted. Please sign up on the online form.