Canadian Rangers Leadership Course – Sharing Knowledge - Video

Video / May 2, 2017 / Project number: 16-0141-02


(Music starts)

(Fade in to a scene of Canadian Rangers sitting in a circle on the grass. An instructor stands in front of them.)

Male instructor: If we are going on a trail, I’m a hasty team, I’m walking up there and I see this track trap.  I see a nice spot, and smooth it out, right.  And later on, search it, see a track, what’s that tell me?

Male Canadian Ranger: The person was there.

Male instructor: They were there. Right, someone was there!

(Cut to a close-up of two Canadian Rangers nodding in agreement.)

(Scene cuts to show the instructor standing in front of the Canadian Rangers again.)

Male Canadian Ranger: Someone was there.

(Cut to close-up of Warrant Officer Donald Clark standing outside)

Warrant Officer Donald Clark, Instructor : The main goals of the Canadian Ranger Patrol Leadership Course is to expose them to the leadership principles and to give them an opportunity to practise them, here, with people from all across Canada.

(Music stops.)

(Cut to scene of a classroom filled with Canadian Ranger students at desks. There is an instructor giving a presentation at the front of the class.)

Male instructor: Good morning, how is everyone doing?

Classroom of Canadian Rangers : Good.

(Cut to close-up of the male instructor.)

Male instructor: As a show of hands, who here has ever participated in a GSAR (ground search and rescue)?

(Cut to show Canadian Rangers in the classroom raising their hands.)

Around ten or so people.

(Scene of Canadian Rangers participating in class.)

Warrant Officer Donald Clark (Voiceover) : One of the big aspects of the course, that’s probably quite unique, is that a lot of the Rangers that live in isolated areas don’t have the opportunity to interact with other Rangers from different parts of the country.

(Cut to show instructor at the front of the class.)

Male instructor: Maybe we have a scenario where we got a 65-year-old person that’s very experienced in the woods.  And, do they really want to be rescued by an 18-year-old volunteer?

(Cut to close up of two Canadian Rangers learning in the classroom.)

(Cut to close up of Corporal Christopher Cassia standing outside in a field.)

Corporal Christopher Cassia, 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group – The Carcross Patrol, Yukon Territory : Having guys from all over the country really brings a lot to the table.  It gives you a lot of different perspectives.

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers walking in a straight line in an open field. They are in front of a barracks and an instructor is leading them forward.)

Male instructor: That leadership position is directed like that.

(Cuts through a series of different Canadian Rangers interacting as they learn to search.)

Corporal Christopher Cassia (Voiceover) : You have different demographics.  We do a lot of different jobs, different operations.

(Cuts to a scene of Canadian Rangers searching the ground in a straight line in the field.)

Canadian Ranger : Oh, see something.  Stop!

(The line of Canadian Rangers searching stops. The Canadian Rangers communicate their positions.)

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers spreading out in a straight line on a road. They are at the edge of a wooded area, facing into it.)

Corporal Christopher Cassia (Voiceover) : Even when we’re not in class, we’re really exchanging ideas on how to do things, issues that we have and how to overcome them.

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers trekking through the woods in lines, searching the ground.)

(Voiceover) So, even outside of class we are getting ahead. I feel that’s very important.

(Cut to close up of a male Canadian Ranger as he stands in line in the woods)

Male Canadian Ranger : Byron!  Byron! Stop! She found something. What is it?

(Canadian Rangers continue to search the forest together.)

(Cut to close-up of Master Corporal Bond Ryan standing outside in front of barracks)

Master Corporal Bond Ryan, 5th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group – The Springdale Patrol, Newfoundland and Labrador : Different groups from all over the country, they got different challenges than I do and I got different challenges than they do. We’ll use all different kinds of tools to get jobs done. If I were to take my tools to the far north, they’re not going to work for me. I need a snow machine that works in the far north, not one that works on a trail.

(Cut to a scene of Canadian Rangers standing in a field together looking at their notebooks.)

(Voiceover) There is a lot of good fellowship with all the people that’s here. It’s really amazing, it’s great.

(Cut to a close-up of Sergeant Vivian McDonald standing outside in a field)

Sergeant Vivian McDonald, 4 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group – The Grande Cache Patrol, Alberta : The networking, and hearing the stories from 1 CRPG, for the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, for example, it’s so different from what we do in Alberta, because of the terrain and obviously the location. 

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers gathered outside at the edge of the woods having a conversation.)

(Music Starts – Soft tones.)

(Voiceover) It’s just been good to hear what they have been doing, and let them know what we do.  Just seeing all the differences and all the similarities.

(Cut to close up of Warrant Officer Donald Clark standing outside on a road in the field.)

Warrant Officer Donald Clark : It’s really good for them to realize they are part of something much larger than their isolated communities. 

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers working in a classroom.)

(Voiceover) And learning about other ways of doing business in the Ranger world, across the country,  some of these common problems that they have and some of the common solutions they have and realize they are part of a bigger team.

(Music ends.)

(Fade to black with Canadian Army tagline “Strong. Proud. Ready.” in the centre of the screen.  The Canadian Army visual identifier is in the bottom right corner.)



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