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Do you enjoy? Team sports, camping, hiking, biking, canoeing, survival training, marksmanship, military drill, first aid, team work, leadership and of course fun!  

The Cadet Program is for youth aged 12 to 18.  We meet every Tuesday nights between the hours of 18h45-21h15 from September to June at the CFS Leitrim Station Mess Hall.
It is sponsored by the Canadian Forces and three civilian organizations: the Navy League, Army Cadet League and Air Cadet League.The aim of the Program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership and promote physical fitness.  They are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities.  It helps them develop self-confidence, self-esteem and teamwork.  Other benefits may include high school credits, scholarships and training in public speaking.

There is no enrolment or registration fees, basic activities of the Cadet Program are covered.  Uniforms are provided at no charge and cadets selected for cadet camps attend at no cost. The Cadets are supervised by members of the Canadian Forces, most of whom are among the 7500 members of the Canadian Forces Reserve Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC).  Its members are specially trained part-time members of the Canadian Forces who dedicate their spare time to the development of Canada’s youth.


  • We’ve got a few fundraising events that are coming up – check on our 2951 Event Fundraiser Facebook page to or below to see when these are happening – and time to pass the word around & get everyone to participate!
  • I need the parents of the cadets who have signed up to go to Vimy to give us a hand in getting us to Vimy! It can’t always be the same faces that are seen! I know everyone is busy and has many things to take care of but we need to get as much participation as possible so that these events are as successful as possible!
  • Phone calls need to be made. If you haven’t received a phone call; time to be proactive & either contact WO Pichette or myself to let us know!
  • January 4th - E-waste collection (Done)
  • February 3rd, 2017 - Roast Beef Dinner and Silent Auction Hosted by the Osgoode Legion (Done)
  • March 18th, 2017 - Canteen at the Bird Auction,  (Pies needed,  Vernon Rec. Ctr, 7950 Lawrence St. Vernon, On, at 0700)(Done)
  • March 24th, 2017 - Trivia Night (Hylands Golf Club, 2101 Alert Rd, Ottawa, On, from 1900-2200) (Done)
  • April 8th, 2017 - Dance and Silent Auction Hosted by the Winchester Legion (from 2000-0100)
  • April 9th, 2017 - Vimy Walk
  • May 4th, 2017 - Spaghetti Dinner (Vernon Rec. Ctr, 7950 Lawrence St. Vernon, On)
  • May 11th,2017 - Paint Night (CFS Leitrim Mess Hall, 3454 Leitrim Rd, Ottawa, On)
  • May 13th, 2017 - Car Wash (8011 Victoria St, Metcalfe Fire Hall, Metcalfe, On, from 0900-1300)
  • June 3rd - Vernon Garage Sale (8707 Bank St. Vernon, On, at 0800)
  • August 25/26th, 2017 - Baseball Tounament BBQ


2951 RCACC was formed in 1977. Initially, the Corps was affiliated to the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (militia unit) and was composed of three platoons. Two that paraded at the Greely Legion and a third satellite platoon. In 1982, the satellite platoon, that drew its cadets from the Manotick and Nepean are, formed its own Corps. In 1989, the 2951 RCACC became affiliated with Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Leitrim, who has been supporting the Corps ever since…
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