New programs for 2277 Seaforth Highlanders

Marksmanship and pipes and drums added to cadets' opportunities

Interested youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to an open house from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 to learn about a newly expanded Army Cadets program.

said Captain Mary Ward, commanding officer of the 2277 Seaforth Highlanders, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) of Langley.

“This training year for 2277 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Army Cadets promises to be busier and more exciting than last training year,” said Captain Mary Ward, commanding officer of the 2277 Seaforth Highlanders, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) of Langley.

“With a full complement of officers we are able to start up our marksmanship and our pipes and drums programs. Because of the interest of cadets in both of these optional training programs, we have elected to run them on alternating nights. We are planning on putting together teams to attend this year’s competitions.”

Marksmanship and band programs offered in Langley is an exciting prospect for many cadets, some who come to the 2277 RCACC from Surrey, Abbotsford and other communities.

The cadet program offers many opportunities for young people to enjoy camaraderie while they learn new skills, including field training exercises, first aid training, participation in the Duke of Edinburgh program and social activities such as bowling and rock climbing.

The 2277 RCACC recently relocated to the gymnasium of Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary School at 5100 206 Street, Langley from its previous location at Langley Secondary School.

Youth between the ages of 12 – 18 interested in joining the 2277 RCACC, and their parents, are welcome to attend the open house as this is a great opportunity to learn about the free program and to speak directly with cadets. Anyone interested in joining should contact Captain Mary Ward at 778-867-2225.