Alberni Valley sea cadets River Barkhouse

Sea cadets earn Edinburgh award

Alberni Valley sea cadets Ocean and River Barkhouse received their bronze level of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Alberni Valley sea cadets Ocean and River Barkhouse are well on their way to meeting the Royal Family. The siblings this week received their bronze level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from their leader, Lieutenant (N) Carson Stoney.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is designed to challenge youth in four areas: physical fitness, community service, learning a skill, and an expedition, Stoney explained.

“River and Ocean used many of their sea cadet activities to complete the award such as sailing and helping in the community. They’re now working on their silver level, which will be presented by the Lieutenant Governor of B.C.,” Stoney said.

“If they finish their gold level, a member of the Royal Family will present it.”

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a national youth program sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League of Canada. The program is offered to all youth in Canada aged 12-18 and is provided at no cost to families.

Adults interested in volunteering or youth interested in joining are encouraged to contact RCSCC Alberni’s Commanding Officer, Captain John Cloke at

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