Rotary Club of Gibsons

 

2015 RCMP Youth Academy

Officer Ben Stewart of the RCMP, along with Jordan Haimes and Edmarson (Ed) Cabbigat, gave a very interesting presentation on what it was like attending the RCMP Youth Academy in Chilliwack, BC.  The young people who attend the Academy, enter as rough “recruits”, but after a strenuous 2-week program, they emerge as disciplined, confident young adults.   And it wasn’t just about learning how to march.  They were given an insight into what it takes to be an RCMP officer, with classes in Applied Police Services, the specialized policing units, and even an up-close-and-personal session with the K-9 Unit.  Both young men were glad to have had the opportunity to find out what it is really like to begin a career in policing