A special thanks to Michael Hale and Greater Edmonton Council who hosted this conference.
Conference was held at West End CRC, Edmonton.
Workshops that were presented at the conference
Undesirable Behavior – Clarance Slomp
Blacksmithing – Tim Vanderwekken
DC motors – Darren Doleman
Dutch Oven cooking – Del VanDenBerg & Casey Scheurkogel
Head Counselor- Calvin Vander Leest
Leathercraft – Mark Van Stryland
Competitive Orienteering – Trevor Uitvlugt
Leading a Bible Lesson – Jim Hoekstra
Jim Hoekstra, Corps Chaplain, was the keynote speaker. His Topic was Coaching and Mentoring. There were a total of 32 counselors in attendance plus workshop leaders and conference leadership. Councils in attendance were Greater Edmonton, Central Alberta, West Winds, and Yellowstone. Thanks to Del Vandenberg, Regional Training Coordinator, for providing the photos and commentary.
Henry Docter, Ryan Attema, and Luke Oppenhuis (L to R pictured below) were presented the Servant Leader Award at this year’s Cadet Congress as Cadets who had achieved the highest rank in Cadeting and performed outstanding service to their communities.
Henry Docter of Pine Grove CRC Cadet Club, worked on his council’s Cadet-O-Rama and on a SERVE project at Platte SD CRC to complete his requirements.
Ryan Attema of North Blendon CRC Cadet Club was very active in the VBS program at Calvary CRC in Holland, Michigan to complete his requirements.
Luke Oppenhuis from Crete CRC Cadet Club participated in the Illiana Council Kankakee River Clean-up, and was very active in fundraising for the American Cancer Society to complete his requirements.
Congratulations to these young men! May God be praised!
The cadets of Greater Edmonton celebrate Remembrance Day (November 11, 2015) with the veterans and active service members of the Canadian Forces, police, and other civilian organizations. This national day of remembrance recognizes the sacrifices made by our service men and women for the freedom we enjoy. The cadets participated in a march past, and presented a wreath of remembrance in front of Television cameras and an assembled crowd of approximately 5500 people. This is the third time the cadets have participated in this annual event. After standing still for the 1.5 hour ceremony (plus a couple hours of preparation), they celebrated with a Pizza party at West End CRC! Well done boys! Looking good! Submitted by Trevor Uitvlugt — Thanks Trevor!
On June 12 and 13 The host committee for the 2017 International Camporee had work days at the Camporee Site in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The initial work was to clear brush from the color areas and cut some timber for firewood. A Skid-Steer was brought in to pile the brush that will be burned this winter. Any sizable timber was cut up for firewood and stacked between trees. The host committee is making sure they are ready for camporee 2017 — are you preparing? Never too early to start your fundraising to make sure every boy that wants to be there — is there. And don’t forget your camporee certification training. The longer you practice the knots and lashing and cooking the more confident your boys will be at camp and the more confident they are, the more they will enjoy the experience.
Flying over the color areas where the work crews are busy making sure the camporee site is ready for YOU!
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