Skip to content

'This is awesome'

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

Camping is a popular summer activity among local residents eager to escape their conventional lives and get closer to nature. And for the local army cadets, the pastime is catching on during the wintertime, too. Over the weekend, the 2328 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. held their annual winter exercise in the bush near their Timber Lane headquarters. "This is awesome," expressed Nichole Stewart, one of 14 cadets to participate in the exercise. "It's so much fun to be out here," added Holly Keyes. Throughout the weekend, instructors taught the cadets outdoor survival skills, including how to create winter shelters, snowshoeing and nighttime navigation through the wilderness. Cpt. Bill McLean said he put a particular emphasis on teaching leadership. "We try to designate a new person as leader for each activity," he said. The cadets spent Friday and Saturday night in thick tents designed for winter temperatures. Portable stoves were on hand to heat the tents if need be. Following a cleanup of their camp site yesterday morning, the cadets trekked back to their Timber Lane headquarters before heading home. "They seemed to enjoy it," commented Cpt. McLean. In other army cadet news, the corps will hold its 2003 Christmas banquet at the Legion Hall on Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m.