2277 Seaforth Highlanders from Abbotsford participate in Legion open house

Vintage Russian tank crushing a car one of the highlights

  • Jun. 27, 2013 7:00 a.m.
A vintage Russian tank crushed this car during the Royal Canadian Legion Cloverdale Branch 6 open house on Saturday

A vintage Russian tank crushed this car during the Royal Canadian Legion Cloverdale Branch 6 open house on Saturday

Captain Mary Ward, Commanding Officer of the 2277 Seaforth Highlanders, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) of Langley, which has Abbotsford members, donated a car to be crushed by a tank at the Royal Canadian Legion Cloverdale Branch 6 open house on Saturday, June 22. As several of her cadets watched and cheered, a 1961 Russian tank from the Canadian Military Education Centre (CMEC) in Chilliwack flattened the vehicle.

The demise of Capt. Ward’s car is available to view online here.

The car crushing was just one of the attractions at the Legion’s open house, which was attended by several hundred members of the community. The open house ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and included information about the proposed new building for the Cloverdale Branch as well an impressive display of military equipment from the CMEC. There were also informative displays staffed by cadets from the Seaforth Highlanders 2277 and 2812 Corps, the Mariners and the Air Cadets 746 Squadron.

Capt. Ward says her cadets had a great time telling the public about the Seaforth Highlanders and getting the opportunity to talk with veterans and Legion members.

Youth between the ages of 12 – 18 interested in joining the 2277 RCACC, and their parents, are welcome to attend 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.