Cadet Anthony Biccum of Creston played bagpipes as part of the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre pipes and drums band, which participated in the Oliver Sunshine Festival Parade on July 16. Biccum is a member of Creston’s 1746 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.
Cadets enrolled in band courses focus almost exclusively on music training to improve their skills with their chosen instruments, but they also have time for recreational swims, team sports and visits to Vernon.
During the summer, more than 1,100 army, sea, 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.
— VERNON ARMY CADET SUMMER TRAINING CENTRE