About 30 Canadian Armed Forces personnel from 41 Canadian Brigade Group (41 CBG) will conduct adventure training in the Cochrane/Canmore area, July 31 to Aug. 6.
The training activities will occur outside the town in remote locations. This training will focus on enhancing individual skills and personal robustness under challenging conditions. It will include kayaking, rock climbing, and horseback riding under the guidance of Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.
The activities will be conducted daily from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., says Capt Daniel T. Carroll, of G4 Operations, 41 Canadian Brigade Group.
They'll be lodged at the Rocky Mountain Cadet Training Centre, approximately 45 km northwest of Cochrane in the Waiparous area.
41 Canadian Brigade Group is an army reserve formation of the 3rd Canadian Division and is headquartered in Calgary.
Most of the present-day 41 CBG soldiers serve part-time, while maintaining full-time jobs, studies and families. They are also dedicated, professional soldiers who continue to proudly serve Canada when needed to augment the regular force on deployed missions internationally, in NATO and United Nations missions.
They also serve local Canadian communities in domestic operations, like the British Columbia forest fires.
Made up of nine units and a brigade headquarters, 41 CBG has about 1,700 reserve soldiers in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, and Yellowknife, NT.