In 100 Mile House, the 2887 RMR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps hosted 28 cadets and two officers from the 260 Moncton Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps, March 2-5.
This was part of an exchange program funded by the Canadian Forces to provide youth in Canada the opportunity to experience the cultural diversities of their country.
In 2009, our local cadets went to Nova Scotia and are now hosting and sharing their community with the cadets from New Brunswick.
The visiting cadets come from the Tri-City area of Moncton New Brunswick, which has a population of approximately 100,000 people and an elevation of 10 metres.
Coming to 100 Mile House, a small rural centre at 1,000 metres elevation, was quite an eye opener for the cadets. The cadets visited St. Timothy’s Anglican Church to see an example of a log structure.
The 100 Mile cadets accompanied their guests on a tour of 100 Mile area points of interest, including a visit to Spring Lake Ranch to watch cattle and horses being fed, and enjoy a sleigh ride and lunch in the snow.
They also toured the Ainsworth OSB plant, and it gave everyone an insight into one of the largest industries in 100 Mile House.
A visit to the district council chambers and time spent with acting-Mayor Mel Torgerson allowed for an exchange of ideas and interests of the youth from another community with someone on council, which has an interest in youth.
A trip to Kamloops for all completed the visit. The cadets toured the Rocky Mountain Rangers Armoury and took in a Kamloops Blazers game that was enjoyed by all.
Capt. Kevin Seal is the commanding officer of the 2887 RMR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.