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posted Feb 3, 2016, 12:00 PM by Ian Hood   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 10:55 AM ]

Location: Greenglade Community Centre (2151 Lannon Way, Sidney)

Timings: 1830 to 2030

Dress: Indoor Sports attire (clean shoes, shorts, tshirt)

Cost: FREE! We will pay for your admission fees

This is a mandatory event for all. If you have applied to go to HMCS QUADRA for summer training or wish to be promoted to the next rank at the end of the year, you must participate in this training night to satisfy a specific training requirement.

Canadian Coast Guard Work Experience

posted Jan 26, 2016, 11:57 AM by Ian Hood   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 10:55 AM ]


Dates: March 14th to 18th, inclusive, from 0800 hours to 1600 hours.

Clothing- the participants must have steel-toed boots in order to participate; they must wear comfortable, warm clothing in which they can move freely. Touque and gloves should be brought for warmth. (Flotation devices will be provided). Easy to eat lunch and snacks and water should be brought by the participants. A small backpack with lunch and snacks and water inside is needed.

Cadet uniforms are not worn as this is not a Cadet activity.

We require two Cadets from the VI Division, from grade 11 or 12 with seamanship skills and First Aid certification. They must have their Grade 10 Worksafe Training (they should all have this in school as it is part of the curriculum). They will be deployed from Victoria, so no accommodation is provided.

If Interested please see Lt(N) DeLong to put together a recommendation letter.


posted Jan 26, 2016, 10:57 AM by Ian Hood   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 10:55 AM ]

Here's a cool summer opportunity for those looking at post-secondary studies in the fall. This is open to anyone 16 and older.

If you're too young, or not going away to school, keep this tidbit under your hat for the future!

Malahat Open House - Sat Jan 30th 2016

posted Jan 20, 2016, 3:22 PM by Ian Hood   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 10:56 AM ]

The local Naval Reserve unit, HMCS Malahat, is hosting an Open House Saturday January 30th.
Please comment on the post in the Facebook group if you are interested in attending the open house. This is a great opportunity to get to know your local Naval Reserves.

"Greetings from HMCS MALAHAT,

On Saturday January 30th, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Malahat, Victoria’s naval reserve division, will open its doors to the public between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 20 Huron Street in James Bay.

HMCS Malahat is one of 24 naval reserve divisions located in Canadian cities coast to coast. Naval reservists typically serve part-time on evenings and weekends throughout the year, with opportunities to serve full-time in the Royal Canadian Navy ashore, at sea and abroad.

We look forward to the opportunity to connect with our community, showcase the role of the Naval Reserve, and highlight the job opportunities available. It will be an exciting day of demonstrations and activities including rides in our RHIBs (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats). Please note that visitors under 16 years of age will need to have their own life jackets.

The Naval Reserve offers the following benefits:

- No contract – you are not committed to a specific period of service
- We pay you to learn an occupation and trade
- We pay you to develop or further develop leadership skills
- Professional development opportunities
- Summer training, travel and employment opportunities
- Possible educational reimbursement
- Promotion and career advancement
- Dental plan
- Pension plan
- Much more

Explore and experience the Naval Reserve. Come and meet Victoria's citizen sailors."

Cadet Summer Training 2016

posted Oct 28, 2015, 6:57 PM by Ian Hood   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 10:56 AM ]

Selections are announced late May to early June.  If your cadet is not selected right away, they will be placed on a stand-by list and could be called at any time if there is an opening.

Selected cadets will receive movement orders (travel orders) that will identify when and where to catch the bus. Cadets must carry ONE piece of valid Government issued photo ID (BC ID or Passport) Or TWO pieces of valid Government issued non-photo ID (Care Card and birth certificate)

Cadets may have ONE piece of luggage not weighing more than 50 lbs, and ONE carry-on not weighing more than 21 lbs.

Trainees are housed in barrack-style accommodations; they should bring a lock to secure their personal belongings. Free laundry (or dhobey) is available and irons and ironing boards are provided.

If parents want to visit, or take your cadet off the base, The cadet must request time off on Sunday between 8:30 – 12:30.  Time off must be arranged by the Friday before with their Divisional Officer.

Course cadets receive a Cadet Training Allowance of $60.00 per week.

A full kit list will be provided prior to departure in their Joining Instructions – this provides you all the necessary information you will need to know.

Applications are due to the Training Officer by 31 December 2015. 

Please see the Application Page attached below,

Boulder's Rock Climbing

posted Oct 22, 2015, 2:37 PM by Ian Hood   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 10:57 AM ]

Location:  Boulders Rock Climbing Gym
                1627 Stellys Cross Rd
                Brentwood Bay

                (View Map)

                View their website

Time      1845 - 2030

Cost:        $0. Fees will be covered by Corps.

  • Gym shoes / clean running shoes
  • Gym clothes (no jeans)
  • Water bottle
  • FILLED OUT WAIVER (fill out here)


Training Activities 2014-2015

posted Oct 7, 2014, 2:26 PM by RCSCC Admiral Budge   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 8:45 PM by Ian Hood ]

A printable PDF file is attached below.

Upcoming Activities:

15-16 Nov 14       Vancouver Island Band Clinic                            CFB Esquimalt (WORK POINT)

5-7 Dec 14          Seamanship Competition                                   CFB Esquimalt (NADEN Drill Shed)

24 Jan 14 (Sat)    Flotilla Sports Day                                            HMCS MALAHAT

7 Feb 15 (Sat)      Marksmanship Competition                               Victoria (Location TBC)

20 Feb 15 (Fri)      Damage Control Training                                  CFB Esquimalt (DCTF GALIANO in Colwood)

11-12 Apr 15         Sail Training Weekend                                     CFB Esquimalt (NADEN Sail Centre)

3 May 15 (Sun)     Battle of the Atlantic Parade                             Victoria, Legislature

8-10 May 15         Whaler Sail Expedition                                     CFB Comox (HMCS QUADRA)

30 May 15 (Sat)    Shoreline Cleanup Sidney / North Saanich         (Location TBD)

3 Jun 15 (Wed)     Annual Ceremonial Review                                Cadet Hall

13-14 Jun 15 Duke of Ed Sail Expedition                                       Sidney Island

Completed Activities:

12 Sept 14 (Fri)     HMCS CALGARY Day Sail                                CFB Esquimalt (DOCKYARD) 

20-21 Sept 14     Sail Training Weekend                                         CFB Esquimalt (NADEN Sail Centre) 

4-5 Oct 14     Leadership Training Weekend                                    CFB Albert Head 

10-13 Oct 14     Provincial Qualifying Regatta                                 CFB Esquimalt (NADEN Sail Centre)

24 Oct 14 (Fri)     Navigation Training Day                                      CFB Esquimalt (WORK POINT & NADEN)

29 Oct 14 (Wed)     Summer Training Briefing                                 Cadet Hall 

8-9 Nov 14     Sea Cadet Band Trg Wknd                                       CFB Esquimalt (WORK POINT)

11 Nov 14 (Tue)     Remembrance Day Parade                               Sidney 

15 Nov 14 (Sat)     Seamanship Training Day                                 HMCS SASKATOON (at CFB Esq                                                                                                                      DOCKYARD) 

HAPPY (September) NEW YEAR!

posted Aug 25, 2014, 10:03 PM by RCSCC Admiral Budge   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 8:46 PM by Ian Hood ]

FIRST NIGHT BACK AT CADETS - Wednesday 3 September from 1830 to 2100. Dress will be appropriate civilian attire. Be sure to try on all of your uniform pieces beforehand and bring them in so that you can switch out anything that is broken, ripped, or doesn't fit, and let us know if you've lost anything over the summer. Also bring in any certificates for qualifications that you earned over the summer so that we can update your training file and award you a qual...ification badge if applicable.

REGULAR TRAINING PROGRAM WILL START - Wednesday 10 September. Dress will be Sea Training Uniform - boots polished, shirt and pants ironed and creased, hair cut, and all that PUSSER STUFF.

OPTIONAL BUT AMAZING OPPORTUNITY - Friday 19 September, day sail aboard HMCS WINNIPEG. Ship will sail to and from CFB ESQUIMALT for the day; timings to be confirmed.

SAILING WEEKEND at CFB ESQUIMALT - Saturday & Sunday 20-21 September. Overnight (sleepover at the base) to be confirmed next week. This is mandatory training for all cadets from all training levels.

CHANGE OF COMMAND PARADE - Wednesday 24 September. This will be the send-off for Lt(N) Earl Phillips, who has dedicated the last 2 1/2 years to the growth and upward success of RCSCC ADMIRAL BUDGE. Command to be assumed by Lt(N) DeLong. Dress will be C1A (Full uniform, with very shiny boots, very white seaman's cap, very creased pants, and very neatly and correctly sewn badges!)


posted Apr 23, 2014, 9:26 PM by RCSCC Admiral Budge   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 8:48 PM by Ian Hood ]


As indicated in the April MROs, this Sunday, we will be conducting training with the Sea Cadet Corps in Duncan. This will include air rifle marksmanship and a tour of a local museum commemorating the Battle of the Atlantic.

Timings: 0800 - 1700.
Dress: Sea Training Uniform.

Lunch and transportation from the cadet hall will be provided.

Carpooling volunteers requested, depending on number of attendees.

Sail Weekend April 5-6th 2014

posted Apr 1, 2014, 9:01 PM by Ian Hood   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 8:47 PM ]

This weekend, 5 - 6 April 2014, RCSCC ADMIRAL BUDGE will be attending sail training hosted by the South Vancouver Island Sail Centre at CFB Esquimalt.

Arrive - 0745 Saturday
Depart - 1600 Sunday

This is a mandatory exercise for those who are not yet qualified with their White Sail I or CAN Sail I sailing levels. For everybody else who is qualified, it is highly encouraged to attend in order to work towards the next sailing level. Anyone qualified White Sail III or higher who is interested in the Pacific Region Sail Team, becoming a Volunteer Instructor with the Sail Centre, or would like to participate in the Provincial Qualifying Regatta coming up during Thanksgiving weekend must also be there this weekend.

Above all else, it will be a fun and gorgeous weekend on the water!   :-)

And, there's free food! Meals and accommodations will be provided at Nellies Block.

Attached below are a map of NADEN at CFB Esquimalt, and the kit list of required items for this weekend's sailing activity.

Cell Phone Contact Info:

Lt(N) Earl Phillips - (250) 507 3199
Lt(N) Hood - (250) 216-6278

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