Cadet Trey Pennington with 296 Esquimalt Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Parksville helps to crew an ORCA class patrol vessel this summer for a day through the HMCS QUADRA Cadet Training Centre in Comox Valley. — Capt. Tim Townley Photo

Parksville cadet gets a day out at sea

Trey Pennington crews ORCA class patrol vessel

A local cadet got the chance to see what it’s like being a sailor with the Royal Canadian Navy this summer.

Cadet Trey Pennington, with the 296 Esquimalt Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Parksville, learned some of the skills of being a sailor at sea aboard an ORCA-class patrol vessel during a one-day sail, according to an HMCS QUADRA Cadet Training Centre news release out of Comox.

Pennington, now 14, started in the Navy League and has continued his passion for the open water through the sea cadet program for the past two years, reads the release.

“He joined due to the heavy influcence from his family’s involvement in the Navy League, the Sea Cadets and the Canadian Armed Forces,” it said.

Every year, cadets from across the country attend training centres like the HMCS QUADRA Cadet Training Centre in the Comox Valley, providing them unique training and experience like Pennington’s day aboard the ORCA class vessel.

— HMCS QUADRA Cadet Training Centre

Just Posted

Homes, roads flooded in Whiskey Creek following downpour

Crews aid flooded homeowners while roads near Hwy 4 closed Sunday morning

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

Chilliwack school board makes statement in support of B.C.-wide gender identity teaching resource

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington for the day

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, “high avalanche danger”

Oceanside Generals stun Victoria, 3-2

Junior B club snaps seven-year losing streak to Cougars

Man receives four-year sentence for stabbing Good Samaritan near Qualicum Beach

Jeffrey Brian MacDonald sentenced to additional 242 days in jail

Parksville MakerSpace members ride the rails

New room added for model train enthusiasts; workshop set for Jan. 21

Philadelphia Eagles headed to Super Bowl

After routing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7, they will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

UPDATE: Ferries sailing again after stormy weather caused cancellations

B.C. Ferries cancelled numerous sailings around Vancouver Island today, Jan. 21

Vessel washed ashore in Campbell River during last night’s storm

A vessel appears to have gotten loose and washed to shore on… Continue reading

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

UPDATE: Police continue to seek missing Qualicum Beach woman

Oceanside RCMP requesting public assistance in locating Carmel Georgina Gilmour

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Most Read