Attention Parents and Cadets...
Sadly, I have to announce that we can have no in person training until after 30 September 2020. This includes Summer training Centers, Local training, and Officer Training. If there are any questions, let me know.
Thanks to the John M and Bernice Parrott foundation and the community for their generous donations. After a summer of much work and repair, our building and our dock and emergency exit are complete and ready once again for when the cadets and officers are back.
On September 12, 2020 the Belleville Branch of the Navy League was able to officially open the new deck at our corps building. Along with a few dignitaries and members of our branch, we were able to have a small celebration.
Our branch president Carol Taylor, along with our corps Commanding Officer Lt.(N) Dwight Koshman, were joined by Ontario Navy League President Rear-Admiral(retired) Jennifer Bennett, CMM, CD, Mayor Panciuk, MPP Todd Smith, look on while Lyle Vanclief cut the ribbon.
BOTTLE DRIVE SUCCESS:
On behalf of the Navy League, Belleville branch and the Belleville Sea Cadets, we would like to thank the whole community. We are humbled by the generous donations of bottles and cans made over the summer. Our bottle drive was a great success thanks to your help.
In the months of donations and hard work by all those involved in the bottle drive we were able to raise over $16,000.
This money went towards the finishing of all the new landscaping done at the corps as well as installation of a new boat shed.
The Lt. Cdr. Barry Bevvan Scholarship Award
This year we were able to create a new scholarship for one of our cadets. This new scholarship is being sponsored by former Quinte cadets.
It is presented to a cadet who serves as an example in leadership, commitment, excellence, and service to others.
This year due to the pandemic we were unable to present any awards in person. CPO1 Bashall was the recipient of this award. She was so pleased to receive it, that after she received the award she put her uniform on and had a photo taken in uniform with the certificate.
CPO1 Bashall is headed to Carlton University in the fall to study architecture.
Bravo Zulu CPO1 Bashall
Fair Winds and Following Seas
It is with much joy and gratitude that we say thank you to the John and Bernice Parrott Foundation. Their amazing gift and generosity will go a long way to help us provide a safe and positive space for our cadets. In this time of uncertainty to be able to move forward on such an important project is an amazing step forward. With this donation and the funds raised from our bottle drive we will be able to complete the dock-emergency exit and shoreline restoration.
On May 13th RCSCC Quinte had one of our cadets age out. CPO2 Donaldson will turn in his uniform once it is safe to do so.
CPO2 Donaldson has been with the corps since May 2013.
Due to the pandemic we are unable to give CPO2 Donaldson a proper send off. We do however wish him the best in his future endeavours.
Thank you for your time and service to the corps.
Fair winds and following seas.
Medal of Excellence
Each year the Navy League of Canada, Ontario Division awards the Medal of Excellence to the top Sea Cadets in the province. This year of 14 Medals presented, and out of 61 Branches in the province 2 of our cadets were awarded this Medal.
Congratulations to CPO2 Henry Coupland, and PO1 Izzy Coupland. The Navy League of Canada, Belleville Branch and the Officers of RCSCC Quinte are extremely proud to have you represent us.
On March 12, CPO1 Bashall was promoted to Coxswain. I am sure she will do a wonderful job as she continues to grow as a cadet. Congratulations to the new Coxswain.
This is our two range teams.
On Feb 29 2020 the range team had a competition in Trenton. The team won top spot in the competition. CPO2 Doyle had the top shot, PO1 Isabel Coupland had the second Top shot of the competition, and MS Semark received third place for Jr Shot.
A big BZ to an amazing job done by the team.
On March 12, MS Semark received a mug for 100 hours of service. Thank you for your service to the corps.
March 5 2020, AB Kane was promoted to LS Kane. Good job and congratulations.
On Feb 29 2020 the range team had a competition in Trenton. The team won top spot in the competition. CPO2 Doyle had the top shot and PO1 Isabel Coupland had the second Top shot of the competition.
A big BZ to an amazing job done by the team.