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Soldier for a Day - Vancouver

39 Canadian Brigade Group

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Soldier for a Day - Vancouver

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What is Soldier for a Day?


The Army Reserve in BC has been offering a work study program in various forms since 1996. In that time, over 1100 students from various secondary schools in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Fraser Valley have participated in this program. Many Students come back to participate in the program a second time and it has become a favourite event for participating instructors.  


The Soldier for a Day work study program will show students how a soldier in the Army Reserve is trained and what they do when they are working for the Canadian Armed Forces. Students will be given the opportunity to see some of the vehicles and equipment that we use as well as have the opportunity to experience a portion of our annual Fitness Test and get basic instruction in marching and drill.

They will also get a closer look at the educational and job opportunities offered by some local Army Reserve units:The British Columbia Regiment.


  • The British Columbia Regiment
  • The 15th Field Artillery Regiment
  • The 39th Combat Engineer Regiment
  • The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
  • The Royal Westminster Regiment
  • 39 Signals Regiment
  • 39 Service Battalion
  • 12 Vancouver Field Ambulance
  • 1 Military Police Regiment
  • 6 Intelligence Company


The program is designed to be a fun way for students to gain work experience hours while learning more about the role of the Army Reserve both here in Canada and around the world.


What does the Army Reserve Do?


Many Reservists serve full-time within the Canadian Armed Forces on employment contracts. Since the year 2000, more than 4000 Primary Reservists have been deployed in Canadian Armed Forces international expeditionary operations in:

  • South-West Asia;
  • Africa;
  • Middle East; and
  • the Caribbean.

Among the many ways that Reservists have participated in domestic operations, they have:

  • assisted with flood relief efforts in Quebec and Manitoba;
  • fought forest fires in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia;
  • assisted with hurricane relief efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • participated in recovery efforts following ice storms in eastern Canada; and
  • supported the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.


 Space is limited, advance registration is encouraged and those who submit their application early stand a greater chance of participating in this event.





What are the eligibility requirements to attend the event?

To participate in the event, we only ask that you be a minimum 15 years of age and have an interest in learning aobut the various options available in the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserves.


To apply for the Canadian Armed Forces you must meet the following Eligibility Criteria:

  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Between the ages of 16-57 (with parental consent under 18);
  • Have minimum grade 10 with 6 core credits complete; and
  • Have no legal obligations to the judicial system

Your identity must be confirmed at start of event (photo ID or parent/guardian is present).


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event will take place at the Seaforth Armouries, which is roughly a 30 minute walk from the closest skytrain. Most attendees are dropped off at the beginning of the event, and picked up at the end.


Limited parking will be available for those driving themselves in.


What can I bring into the event?

  • Picture ID;
  • Original signed copy of Student Application and Consent forms;
  • Clothing to go outside in and that you are not afraid of getting a bit dirty ;
  • Water bottle is optional, we will have water available;
  • A notebook and pen (not necessary, but bring if you want to take notes); and
  • Lunch will be provided (prepared by local Army Reserve Cooks!)


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can phone your local Primary Reserve Unit Recruiter with any questoins you may have, or contact Warrant Officer Mann at 604-694-6390, Extension 6332.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a list of all registered attendees will be at the registration desk when you arrive, but you must bring the original signed copy of the Student Application and Consent forms.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Please make sure the name used for registration is the person attending the event; multiple attendees must be registered separately.


Have questions about Soldier for a Day - Vancouver? Contact 39 Canadian Brigade Group

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Seaforth Highlanders Of Canada
1650 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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39 Canadian Brigade Group

39 Canadian Brigade Group is the Canadian Army representative in British Columbia. The Brigade is a force generator that recruits, trains, and retains reserve soldiers and leaders in support to Canadian Armed Forces assistance in domestic emergencies and expeditionary operations when required.

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