On the evening of Tuesday June 7, RCSCC Dundas conducted it's 78th Annual Ceremonial Review at Dundas Driving Park. The weather cleared up and the sun came out in time for our presentation to invited guests, friends and family.
As mentioned on our Instagram Page (rcsccdundas), RCSCC Dundas will be highlighting different aspects of the evening over the next couple of weeks. Be sure for follow us there for more details!
We wanted to extend a huge thank you to LCdr Marie-Sonya Sowa, current CO of HMCS Star Reserve Unit, for being our Reviewing Officer this year. We also want to thank our special guests, Rear Admiral (Retired) Jennifer Bennett and Don D’Souza, the President and one of the Vice Presidents respectively of the Navy League of Canada—Ontario Division, WO Wayne Milloy from our Area Office, as well as the City of Hamilton, Dundas Navy League Branch, the Royal Canadian Legion—Dundas Branch 36, Dundas Rotary, Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club, and the friends and family that have supported our cadets through their cadet journey - everyone who was in attendance!
This outdoor, post covid ACR was brilliant. Not only did it assist us in respecting social distancing, guests were invited to bring their own lawn chairs and set up where they felt comfortable. There were well behaved dogs on site and younger siblings had the ability to use the park and move around more freely. Park goers were welcome to watch and inquired about the program - it was a very special event for so many reasons. Bravo Zulu to everyone who helped make it happen.
As CO, I'd like to thank you all for your interest in RCSCC Dundas and I hope you enjoy the upcoming posts about our ACR written mostly by our Cadet Correspondent, CPOC2 Yang. Thank you to the Chief for all her work online this year getting the word out about RCSCC Dundas, it's cadets and all the amazing things we do! Bravo Zulu!
Lt(N) Karen Ellis
Commanding Officer, RCSCC Dundas
Photo Credits: Mrs Guffroy
Cadets from the three local sea cadet corps had the opportunity to tour HMCS ORIOLE while at Port in Hamilton as part or her Great Lake Deployment.
#RCSCCDundas had an amazing tour by Nicholas (one of the ship's sailors). We were onboard for an hour and a half talking rigging and knots and flags and history of the ship and its importance to the Royal Canadian Navy.... so many questions - all answered with pride and a contagious enthusiasm. The cadets were even treated to a tour below decks (not something often offered) much to their delight!
Thank you to the crew of @hmcs.ncsm.oriole for this exciting experience for our cadets!
HMCS ORIOLE is on a Great Lakes deployment along with HMCS GLACE BAY (who will be in Hamilton at the end of the month!). If you have a chance, be sure to see if they are coming to a port near you.
Fair winds... and Thank You, HMCS ORIOLE!