This Canada Day, in downtown Courtenay, for the 29th year the Rotary Club of Comox has been coordinating a unique raffle using rubber ducky’s to race along the Puntlage River around Lewis Park. The race raises funds for deserving charities and projects in the Comox Valley. Like in years past, sea cadets from HMCS Quadra bring a Naval Field Gun to start the race with a bang.
Four cadets from the Cadet Training Centre manned the gun. These cadets have been through various training with experienced adult staff that are always on hand to ensure cadet safety. The Field Gun Safety Officer, Lt(N) Brittany Thurber, was there to troubleshoot if required and ensure public safety. Prior to the event, the senior cadets have gone through a practice and over 7 hours of hands on training to use this unique traditional field gun.
Two of these same Naval Field Guns will be used during other upcoming summer events including the Ceremony of the Flags on July 30, 2016 at the Legislative Building in Victoria, BC.
Lt(N) Brian Broom, 72 RCACC (Vancouver, BC)
Lt(N) Brittany Thurber, 296 RCSCC (Parksville, BC)
PO1 Dylan Reiter, 299 RCSCC (Stony Plain, AB)
PO1 Meghan Hearn, 102 RCSCC (Surrey, BC)
PO1 Adrianna Agnew, 137 RCSCC (Kamloops, BC)
PO1 Cole Duthler, 5 RCSCC (Victoria, BC)