24 January 2011

International Exchange Program

As mentioned on parade, the Cadet Exchange program is available again this year.  Cadets selected travel to any of the destinations listed below at no cost and are paid a small stipend for their time.

Bermuda (Jul 4 – Jul 17)   Japan (Jul 25 – Aug 9)   Netherlands (Jul 15 – Jul 31)   Russia (Aug 8 – Aug 19)
South Korea (Jul 24 – Aug 8)     Sweden (Jul 4 – Jul 17)     United Kingdom (Jul 27 – Aug 11)

To request to submit an application for International Exchange you must meet or exceed the following prerequisites:

(1)  have attained the age of 16 years as of the first day of the exchange;
(2)  have successfully completed Phase IV from the Corps program & hold the rank of PO2;
(3)  have completed any TG 2 or 6-week specialty course;
(4)  be strongly recommended by the Corps CO;

Exceptional cadets who have not had the opportunity to undergo summer training are eligible to participate in international exchanges if they meet or exceed the following prerequisites:
(1)  have attained the age of 17 years as of the first day of the exchange;
(2)  have successfully completed Phase IV from the Corps program;
(3)  hold the rank of CPO2, on application;
(4)  be strongly recommended by the Corps CO;

You must submit:
- Your complete application to the Admin Officer NO LATER THAN February 10
- copy of birth certificate AND valid CANADIAN PASSPORT, and
- two color pictures (passport or photomat/photo booth size).

Please be advised, exchanges may include rigorous training (e.g., long distance walking and hiking) and visit programmes conducted in extreme heat and humidity.  It is important that applicants have a high level of physical fitness and be free of any condition and restriction which requires or may require treatment, including the requirement for the use of an inhaler; which precludes or may preclude them from taking part in exchange programme activities, training and visits; or precludes or may preclude them from following direction and taking part in exchange programme activities, training and visits.

Zone Biathlon Competition Results!

The RCSCC FRASER Biathlon team performed very well in the Zone 4 competition!!  The final results show the skill and determination of the FRASER RAIDERS; Fraser came home with 5 medals!!

1st Senior Female - PO2 Louisa Tsang 
2nd Senior Female - LS Zoe Lin

2nd Senior Male - PO2 Kyle Boake 
5th Senior Male – PO2 Tommy Vo

2nd Junior Male – LS Alex Lin
1st Youth Male – CPO1 Kevin Bowen

I had the chance to talk to some of our biathletes and discuss their experiences during this fierce competition. “I thought it was a good experience for all competitors including experienced and newer biathletes” said PO2 Louisa Tsang.  PO2 Kyle Boake recalls the day, “...being a rush.  It was exciting to be a part of the competition.”
PO2 Tommy Vo’s favourite memory of the competition was “passing the finish line" while PO2 Louisa Tsang explained her thoughts on the sport of biathlon as “partially mental and physical though mostly its physical, but the shooting is mental and requires lots of perseverance”.  PO2 Vo advises any interested athletes that “biathlon is definitely a hard competition, but always remember to keep pushing yourself.”

As a result of their efforts, PO2 Tsang, LS Lin, PO2 Boake, and PO2 Vo have been selected to attend the Provincial Biathlon competition at Mt Washington next month.  

Congratulations to all the FRASER biathletes for your valiant efforts!  Medals or not, you all did very well and have made us all very proud of you.

PO1 A. Gagnon

03 January 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year FRASER! We hope everyone had a peaceful Christmas with friends and family.

FRASER will be starting regular training again this Thursday, weather is cold so please remember to wear your cadet parka with rank slip-ons.

DPO's should be calling their Cadets on Tuesday to remind them about Thursday and the calendar updates and training plan will be posted on the FRASER website shortly.

Any questions can be directed to The.Fraser.Telegraph@gmail.com

See you Thursday!