Local Cadet Hones Leadership Skills: Grzybowski,

By Staff

July 27th, 2023



Victoria Grzybowski is a Petty Officer Second Class of 65 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke, located in Burlington She is also a staff cadet at Connaught Cadet Training Center near Ottawa, Ont where she is on an Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor course this summer.

Grzybowski said: “It’s a great summer experience to be a teenager placed in a position of leadership, being responsible for managing over 30 of your fellow cadets.

Grzybowski is platoon staff responsible for the safety and supervision of their cadets ensuring their cadets make it to meals on time, checking bunks, resolving small issues between cadets, and ensuring they are all having a good and fun summer.

Petty Officer Second Class Victoria Grzybowski (middle with clipboard) from 65 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke informs Cadet (left, right) Bardia Jamalifar, Sergeant James Murdoch and Cadet Lilirose Guilmetle about their schedule for the day. Photo credit: Petty Officer First Class Isabelle Georgeadis, Cadet Correspondent

She describes summer training as an “awesome experience” that helps her overcome different barriers and make new friends.
“Cadets has helped me come out of my shell,” and learn new skills and has given her unique opportunities. The program is “ important for youth and teaches you things that you wouldn’t get the chance to learn anywhere else. “

The Cadet Program is open to all youth between the ages of 12-18 years old who get to develop confidence and who form lasting friendships and engage in their communities while promoting physical fitness, healthy living, and fostering an interest in the activities of the Canadian Armed Forces. If you are ready for the challenge, visit www.canada.ca/join-cadets.


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1 comment to Local Cadet Hones Leadership Skills: Grzybowski,

  • Could not agree more, with this Petty Officer 2nd class. After one year in army cadets our 15 year old grand daughter has gained so much in terms of what she can achieve.

    Our proudest moment when we saw her stand guard at the cenotaph cadet overnight vigil. Our second when she won the female fitness award. She was the one who you would see picking daisies on the soccer field. Our third when she qualified due to her hard work for an all expenses paid three week course in BC army barracks for fitness instructor training.

    The cadets programme whether army or sea is amazing and we hope more young people and their parents learn of its value. The advantages it gives our young people without a doubt spills over into their daily lives and a next generation of strong, well disciplined leaders is born.