The Canadian team from Alberta, 2313 South Alberta Light Horse Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, or “Team Canadia” (at right) as they were affectionately referred to, competed at the second annual Florida Air Academy Drill Competition along with Eua Gallie High School’s Air Force JROTC drill team and color guards.
Just two teams competing? Yes. We had six teams on the books, and four schools had to drop due to various issues. We hope to see them all next year, though!
Eau Gallie did very well and everyone watched the Candian team with awe as they marched and differently and called some “strange” commands. We loved them and all of the cadets exchanged email addresses and Facebook accounts after the awards were handed out. The Canadians won. Go, Team Canadia*!
Our judges were Army and Marine Recruiters, Melbourne and Rockledge Police and Brevard Fire. We had every service represented from Active Duty to veterans. They did an outstanding job!
The word, “Canadia”, came from one of the judges who let that slip, thought about it and then restated, “Canada!” with just a little embarrassment. It was all good as everyone had a great time.
Here are my DrillMaster Audio Performance Critiques:
2313 SALH Regulation Drill (Parade and 31-Count)
WOW!!!! I think I just pee’d a tear!!!!! Did I spelt that right?
I would like to reprint your article on “Team Canadia” on our national page. May I have reprint permissions?
Of course, Ma’am. It was a privilege to host 2313 SALH and is icing on the cake to have my article officially shared with the Canadian Cadet world.
John K. Marshall, TSgt, USAF (Ret)
You spelt Canada wrong…..
Did you even read the article? I explain why “Canadia” is there.
One more thing. “Spelt” is a type of wheat.