What are Sea Cadets all about?
The Sea Cadet program provides an opportunity to participate in community events, parades, as well as marksmanship, first aid, drill, seamanship, military band, first aid, sailing, small craft operation, and sports events. Participation in the program also provides a platform towards the development of skills that can promote future community leaders such as, comedian Rick Mercer, and astronaut Mark Garneau.
Sea Cadets are sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League of Canada. We continue to grow in numbers through ongoing recruitment and are always looking for young people who want to learn about the sea and want a challenge. We operate with a qualified staff of CIC Officers and Civilian Volunteer instructors, and are co-sponsored by our Navy League of Canada Branch committee and the Dept of National Defence (DND).
The AIM of the Sea Cadet program is to develop in our youth, high level leadership and citizenship standards, the promotion of physical fitness, and stimulate an interest in Royal Canadian Navy and International Maritime environments.
Additional objectives of the program provide opportunities for participation in community events, parades, competitive marksmanship, seamanship challenges, drill competitions, first aid, military band, guard, and drill competitions, sailing, small craft operations, first aid, sports, orienteering, and provides a platform to develop skills that will promote future community leaders.
Former noteworthy Sea Cadets include comedian Rick Mercer, and astronaut Mark Garneau. Today, there are more than 40,00 Sea Cadets across Canada!