10 February 2012

Moving to JoinSeaCadets.ca

Hello Fraser Raiders!

The Fraser Blog will be permanently moving to the main page of our website at joinseacadets.ca  Please utilize that page to keep up to date on what is happening around the corps. We also highly suggest liking us on Facebook.  The corps frequently adds short updates to keep everyone in the loop.  We look forward to serving you via these two new sites.

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02 February 2012

Remembrance Assignment

A small group of Fraser Raiders who were not available to go Poppy Tagging were given an assignment to complete, to encourage them to take a moment and remember and learn a bit about those great men and women who have served.  
They were asked to find a veteran and do a report on their service, experiences and travels.

This is the submission of OS S. Hernandez:

Mr. T. De-Silva’s Life in the Royal Air Force in Britain
Mr. De-Silva joined the Air Force at a young age of 18, he was a young apprentice for a year in a machine shop, before he joined the Air Force.  At the time Mr. De-Silva was a single man when he volunteered to join the RAF in Britain.

Mr. De-Silva was telling me that his Mother was anxious at his being away from home, but his Father was more favorable.  A couple of days before he left he was a little bit sad, because he wasn’t going to see his family until his next vacation from the RAF. 

Mr. De-Silva told me something important, he told me he wasn’t able to choose his unit.  The Air Force would assign him to whatever group needed men.

Mr. De-Silva served 6 years in the Air Force.  He gained a lot of experience and saw a lot of places across the world.  At the end of his service, he was honourably discharged and received a medal for good service.

This was the story of Mr. De-Silva.

06 December 2011

2011 FRASER Food Drive Results!

FRASER Sea Cadets joined in the fun with the Hyack Parade of Lights down Columbia Street on Saturday and then, after the long trek up the 6th Street hill headed off to their Annacis Island Training Centre to start collecting.
With the help of 6 parent volunteers, the FRASER raiders loaded 85 boxes with non-perishable food donations for the New Westminster Food Bank.  That should see a few neighbours through a hard winter!  :)

The Officers, Cadets and volunteers would like to send a BIG THANK YOU out to our community for all the smiles and donations, and to Market Place IGA, New Westminster for donating the bags!  This had definietley become one of our favourite activities and couldn't be the success it is without all of you!

We wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season.

01 December 2011

Next Week! Christmas Concert!!

Next Thursday, the Cadets of RCSCC FRASER will attend the Naden Band Christmas Concert in Vancouver!  The Naden band is an excellent opportunity to watch the west coasts's Navy band and local vocalists at their finest. 
Cadets are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Salvation Army.

24 November 2011

Did you get a bag?

FRASER Sea cadets will be coming Saturday, December 3rd to collect non-perishable food items in support of the New Westminster food bank for their 3rd Annual Food Drive.

Bags have been distributed to homes in New Westminster and this year, near our Annacis Island home in Queensborough!

Parent volunteers are need3ed to assist our cadets in collecting donations.  Please contact Lt(N) Watson.

We will be sure to post our results and a few photos here!  Last year, through the generosity of the families of New Westminster, we collected over 2100lbs of food for our community!  We are hoping for another excellent turn out this year!

01 November 2011

BC Cadet Honour Band

During the spring break of 2011, I went to victoria to be a part of the 2011 B.C Cadet Honour Band.  It was the best and most balanced band that I have ever worked with.  I would just like to say it was the hardest 3 days of my musical life. 
Over the period of 3 days, we had 8 hours of rehearsal time. We ended up playing over 20 peices in our concert!  That is only 2 hours of rehearsal per song!! It was a great achievement for me to be chosen for the honour band and to play with such talented players from all around B.C. 

The cadets were nice, the staff were awesome, the music was great, and the concerts just made you feel so alive.  I got to experience the touring part of music and absolutely loved it.  I miss it so much and can't wait for 2012 to come around the corner!  Music is one of the big programs in cadets, and the music program in cadets are just fantastic! 

I've been a part of cadets for 6 years now, and I have to say, have included some of the best moments of my life. There is so much the cadet program has to offer, like biathlon, music, range, sailing, deployments, and summer training.  I would not be the happy person I am today without cadets. 

If you're in Cadets, stay, and work hard. If you're not, JOIN!  There is no other program in the whole world that is as rewarding as cadets. A little advice I would like to give to you younger cadets, attend as often and as many things as possible, be yourself, learn something new, and have fun!

PO2 T. Vo