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The Cadet program is the best kept secret in canada...
but you have to be 12-18 years of age to get in on the action!!!
RCSCC DUNDAS has been dedicated to the training of youth in the Dundas, Waterdown, Ancaster and western Hamilton since 1944. Dundas parades on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm during school months, with several weekend activities scheduled during the training year. We parade each week at the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, located at 10 Market Street South, Dundas (Corner of King & Market Streets). (Map)
There are no registration fees or dues to join the Cadet Program and ALL youth aged 12-18 are welcome.
We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions, comments or would like to join us!
“Many people think of Cadets as preparation for a career in the military, but it is really about preparing for life;
about developing skills, the qualities and the confidence that will allow these young people to prosper and contribute to the Canada of tomorrow.”
– Senator Art Eggleton, former Minister of National Defence
RCSCC DUNDAS NEWS:
LOCAL SEA CADET TRAVELED ABROAD
After undergoing a rigorous selection process, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was awarded to Chief Petty Officer First Class Daniel Neiterman, a Dundas Sea Cadet.
Chief Neiterman was one of 12 Canadian Sea Cadets to practice his sea skills aboard the TS Royalist, a tall ship based out of Plymouth, United Kingdom, as a part of a three week training opportunity. The square-rigged tall ship took a 12-day voyage from Gosport, UK, through the River Thames to the English Channel to the Northern Shore of France.
Read the News Story: HERE
Chief Petty Officer Second Class Johnnathan Gershkovich was presented with the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence. The medal is presented for exemplary community service and citizenship, as well as high participation within the cadet unit. The medal presentation was done by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36 Cadet Liaison Officer, Mr. Rick Valois.
On Sunday November 10, 2019 at 7pm, the Sea, Air and Army cadets of the Dundas area began a 16 hour Vigil, in honour of Remembrance Day.
Over the course of 17 hours (including the Remembrance Day Parade and Service), over 70 cadets spent time honouring the fallen by standing guard at the Dundas Cenotaph, in front of the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre. The temperatures were quite cold over the night, but the cadets remained strong for this meaningful event.
We would like to thank all of the citizens of the town of Dundas who stopped by to Thank the cadets, honked their horns as they drove by, dropped off hot chocolate and snacks, or sent us messages of encouragement via Social Media.
CPO2 Gershkovich and Lt(N) Evans made an appearance on CHCH Morning Live. Watch to hear about what the Dundas Sea Cadets program is all about. Stop by any Tuesday during the school year at the Dundas Community Centre 6:30-9:30, watch this short CHCH tv spot in the link below or the Dundas News article from August .
Learn more about some famous Canadians who were once a part of the Canadian Cadet Movement by clicking HERE!
2019 marked RCSCC Dundas' 75th year
In 2019 we celebrated 75 years of developing future leaders in the local community. We had a number of fun activities throughout the year including our Alumni Reunion and 75th Annual Review Ceremony.
DUNDAS CADETS AT FUN SPORTS AND FITNESS DAY
The sea cadet training program aims to improve cadets overall fitness and promotes healthy living. Each person works to improve their own level of health and wellness and fun days like the one pictured above pull it all together.
What are YOU doing this summer?
Did you know Sea Cadets travel to different Training Centres across Canada to learn skills of various trades, many of which can be transferrable to life and jobs in their future?
The main training centre for our cadets is HMCS ONTARIO in Kingston, ON - however, depending on the cadets choice of course/trade, they may spend the summer at HMCS ACADIA in Nova Scotia, or HMCS QUADRA in British Columbia - or other local training centres in Ottawa.
A cadet gets to choose what courses they take over the summer. Their first summer, they can take a 2 week General Training course, which gives them a good understanding of the various trades/courses they can specialize in the following years. The trades available are: Sailing (where a cadet achieves levels with the CYA, and can even achieve racing and instructor levels)... Seamanship (known as the real Naval trade)... Drill & Ceremonial... Sports & Fitness... Music... or Marksmanship.
All of the courses are fun and challenging! And... unlike regular summer camps - cadets don't have to pay to attend these courses - they can earning training bonuses and come home with money in their pocket!
After the cadets turns 16, they can apply to be a staff cadet at these training centres - and get paid with a full time job for the summer - with free room and board!
So - Why haven't you joined the Dundas Sea Cadets yet?
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