Change of the Watch

Insignia - Cadet Chief Petty Officer First ClassOn November 2, 2011, CPO1 Ivan Kwan completed his last parade as a Sea Cadet and Coxswain of 47 RCSCC CAPTAIN VANCOUVER. On reaching their 19th birthday, cadets age out of the programme. This process is often referred to as retirement.

CPO1 Kwan will be succeeded by CPO1 Rita So, who recently underwent the Merit Review Board, where cadets competed for the position of Coxswain. The Commanding Officer, LCdr DesJardins, released two letters. Please click the applicable links to view the letters.


Insignia - Cadet Chief Petty Officer Second Class

Additionally, CPO2 Colleen Chong was promoted to her current rank after undergoing the Merit Review Board for promotion to CPO2. CPO2 Chong is currently the Chief of Training for the corps. She is an Athletic Instructor by trade and was Physical Education and Recreation Instructor (PERI) aboard HMCS QUADRA this past summer. Bravo Zulu CPO2 Chong.