1129 Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps - Haliburton
The Royal Canadian Army Cadets appeal to teenagers (Ages 12-18) craving exciting outdoor activities where their personal limits as individuals and team-members will be tested. The hard-core outdoor oriented will love the challenge!
The Ultimate Challenge!
Army cadets develop abilities in the use of map and compass, GPS technology, orienteering, first-aid, camping, survival skills, mountain biking, rock climbing, music & marksmanship. As they get more experienced, some cadets will be selected for parachuting & national expedition programs. They will also learn to become outdoor leaders.
Army Cadets get involved in ceremonial military events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian heritage. They develop a great sense of pride and discipline through their involvement in a hierarchical system that allows them to hone their leadership skills as they grow older and they
learn to care for younger cadets.
In addition to their specialty training, Army Cadets may become involved in other exciting activities like competitive marksmanship and biathlon competitions, cultural outings & volunteer community support.
Canada represents the best playground for teenagers interested in the outdoors. We are the organization of choice for teens interested in getting out of the classroom to explore the planet the way it should be.
Haliburton Army Cadets parade every Tuesday evening, following the school calendar year, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Cadets is funded by the Federal Government. There is no fee to join.
Haliburton Army Cadets are also supported by our local Legions, Haliburton Resource Centre and the Minden Lions & Lioness Club.
In partnership with Yours Outdoors, Hike Haliburton, Haliburton Pipes & Drums, Camp Medeba, Abbey Gardens, Minden Wild Water Preserve, Milcun Training Centre, Haliburton Nordic Ski Club & Haliburton Mountain Bike Club we are able to deliver a program unique to Haliburton County.
Contact the corps by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text our Administration Officer at 705-457-8002. Messages will be returned on Tuesday evenings.
1129 Virtual ACR
Hello 1129 and welcome to your Virtual 35th Annual Cadet Review (ACR). This ACR will follow the same general format and narrative as previous ACRs but will be limited to our private Facebook (FB) page.
Feel free to share the content of this ACR with friends and family. We are very proud of our cadets and their accomplishment for the 2019 / 2020 training year which was regrettably cut short by the pandemic.
Our reviewing officer for this ACR is Honorary Lieutenant Colonel (HLCol) Lee-Anne QUINN, CD.
I would like thank HLCol QUINN for being our RO for this ACR. You are a role model for us all and show that one individual, through effort and determination, can truly make a difference in this world.
Greetings & Comments
The Honourable Jamie SCHMALE – MP (Letter Attached)
The Honourable Laurie SCOTT – MPP (Letter Attached)
Our cadet appointments for the 2019/2020 training year are as follows:
Cadet MWO Dane REUS – Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM)
Cadet MWO Jakob BULL – Company Sergeant Major (CSM)
Cadet MWO Lily AUSTIN-WARD – Colour Party Commander
Staff Appointments - Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) & Army Cadet League (ACL) Volunteers
Lt Corina HALL – Commanding Officer
Lt Max WARD – Training Officer
Lt Greg POWELL, CD – Supply Officer
Lt Stuart HUMPHRIES – Administration Officer
Amanda AUSTIN – ACL Volunteer & Treasurer
Colt TAYLOR – ACL Volunteer & Assistant to Training Officer
Bayan WISO – ACL Volunteer
Brigitte GALL – ACL Volunteer
Michael BAINBRIDGE – ACL Volunteer
Chris CLOUTHIER – ACL Volunteer
Joleen THOMAS – ACL Volunteer
Capt (Ret) Rick BROWN, CD – 1st Vice President, ACL Ontario (Letter & Certificate Attached)
1129 Additional Staff Support
Capt (Ret) Cam MCKENZIE, CD – Support Committee, Chairperson (Letter Attached)
Capt Dan COLLINGS, CD – Guidance & Support (Letter Attached)
Capt France LACHAPELLE – Zone Training Officer
Comments from some of our supporters
Branch 129 – Royal Canadian Legion, Haliburton (Primary Sponsor)
“On behalf of Branch 129 I congratulate the staff of 1129 cadets on their efforts on behalf of the next generation of leaders. It is heartening to see so many young people take the time to participate in programs that will benefit themselves and the community in the future.” – Paul SISSON, President.
Branch 636 – Royal Canadian Legion, Minden
“It is our privilege to help the cadet corps by donating $3,500 to your program” - James DONALDSON, Cadet Liaison Officer.
ACR - Awards
Our awards this year have been modified to reflect the shortened training year.
I would like to acknowledge that 1129 has a very high level of attendance for mandatory training in the region. Even though the training year was cut short, several of our cadets had over 95% attendance. The corps average was an outstanding 85% attendance for mandatory training. All cadets are to be commended for their dedication to the program.
Fitness Award (Excellence Level)
This award is presented to the cadet(s) who earned the highest fitness level in the current training year.
Sgt Corin GERVAIS
Sgt Nick PHIPPEN
Sgt Myles SHARP
LCpl Olivia HUMPHRIES
LCpl Lillian RAMSDALE
Best Junior Cadet
This award is presented to a Green or Red Star cadet who best demonstrated the qualities of a model cadet, including attendance, drill, dress, deportment, teamwork and positive attitude.
LCpl Lillian RAMSDALE
Commanding Officer’s Award for Leadership
This award is presented to the cadet who best demonstrated leadership, organization, respect, maximum effort and putting the other cadets before themselves.
MWO Lily AUSTIN-WARD
Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence \ Lord Strathcona Award \ RCSU CO Challenge Coins
1129 has nominated cadets for these awards but we are still waiting for a response. Recipients will be announced in the fall.
Plaques will be handed out in the fall once training resumes. For now, each award recipient will receive a $25 gift card to a local business. Contact Lt Max WARD at email@example.com to make arrangement to receive these gift cards.
1129 Activities for 2019/2020 Training Year
Prior to being stood down after the March Break, 1129 was able to deliver 25 mandatory training sessions and 72 optional training sessions. The training year followed the local school calendar, starting in September 2019 and ended in March 2020. Training sessions included:
Local Mandatory Training – Tuesday Evenings, Haliburton Legion
Optional Pipes and Drums Practice – Monday Evenings, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Optional Mountain Biking – Weekends at Glebe Park (weather permitting)
Optional Pipe Practice – Sunday Afternoon, Minden United Church
Optional Indoor Rock Climbing – Sunday Evenings, Camp Medeba, West Guilford
Optional Nordic Ski Training – Saturday Afternoon (Jan-Mar)
Optional Marksmanship Nights – Thursday Evenings
1129 Cadets also participated in several other activities, locally and regionally.
Hike Haliburton Festival (22 Sep 2019) – 1129 hosted a hike as part of this local festival at Minden Wild Water Preserve
Orienteering Competition (6 Oct 2019) – Ganaraska Forest Centre
Poppy Drives (Nov 2019) – Haliburton
Remembrance Day Ceremonies (11 Nov 2019) – Minden, Haliburton & Cardiff
Joint Field Training Exercise with Bancroft Sea Cadets (15-17 Nov 2019) – Lloyd Watson Centre, Wilberforce
Bowling Fun Nights – The Fast Lane, Minden
Yoga Instructor Training (Jan-Feb 2020) – Harmony Yoga Studios, Haliburton
Regional Biathlon Competition (25-26 Jan 2020) – Nakkertok, QC
Provincial Biathlon Competition (7-9 Feb 2020) – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Regional Marksmanship Competition (23 Feb 2020) – Oshawa, ON
I would invite everyone to view our FB photos from this training year. In it you will see highlights of our activities. Most photos contain a description that identifies the activity and cadets.
None of these activities could have been achieved without the incredible support of our community. You supported us by patiently teaching music, coaching us in our optional activities, providing financial support and allowing us the use of incredible facilities.
Haliburton Branch 129 Royal Canadian Legion
Minden Branch 636 Royal Canadian Legion
Cardiff Branch 566 Royal Canadian
Minden & District Lions and Lioness Club
County of Haliburton
Municipality of Highlands East
Municipality of Dysart et al
Township of Minden Hills
Township of Algonquin Highlands
The Army Cadet League of Canada
Region Cadet Support Unit – CFB Trenton
1129 RCAC Support Committee
Haliburton Highlands OPP Detachment
OPP Offender Transport Unit – Lindsay
Haliburton Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Minden Wild Water Preserve
MilCun Training Centre
Haliburton Nordic Ski Club
Haliburton Mountain Bike Club
Harmony Yoga Studio
This concludes your virtual ACR. I hope you have enjoyed viewing.
Lt Stuart HUMPHRIES