Surrey cadet takes on West Coast challenge

Clayton Sun was among 16 B.C. cadets chosen to participate in the 2015 Regional Cadet Expedition.

Surrey cadet Clayton Sun ended his summer with a splash as one of just 16 B.C. army cadets chosen to participate in the 2015 Regional Cadet Expedition.

The nine-day expedition consisted of two days of biking on Vancouver Island and four days of lake and ocean kayaking in the Gulf Islands.

The cadets were also given the chance to hone their skills in planning a route, map-reading, navigation, bike-maintenance, using a GPS, low-impact camping and ways to promote environmental stewardship. As well, each took a turn as team leader.

All army cadets participate in expeditions appropriate to their training; high-performing cadets are chosen for regional, national and international levels.

Sun, who starts Grade 11 at Semiahmoo Secondary this fall, has been with 1867 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Seaforth Highlanders) for four years and plans to put the skills and experiences from Expedition to work teaching younger cadets.

“Through the cadet program I have made friends, gotten fit and raised my confidence levels,” Sun said in a statement. “The cadet program is like a second family and is full of experiences you can’t get anywhere else.”

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