Cadet Daniel Huntingford of Abbotsford

Cadet Daniel Huntingford of Abbotsford

Daniel Huntingford: Cadet takes in 16-day expedition

Cadet Daniel Huntingford of Abbotsford, hikes along the Larch Hills trail as part of a 16 day expedition at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Cadet Daniel Huntingford of Abbotsford, hikes along the Larch Hills trail as part of a 16 day expedition at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Daniel Huntingford is a member of 1922 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Abbotsford/Aldergrove.

Cadet Huntingford and 65 other army cadets are participating in the six week Army Cadet Expedition Instructor Course, which sees the cadets learning first aid, mountain bike skills, canoeing, abseiling, and navigation.  All of which culminates in a 16-day expedition using their navigation and leadership skills to hike, bike, and canoe over 200 kilometres through the BC interior from Silver Star Mountain near Vernon to Kamloops.

During the summer, more than 1100 Army, Navy, and Air Cadets from western Canada will spend up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley training centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.