It wasn’t Geneveive Anasarias’ idea to join cadets. In fact she owes her successful five-year cadet experience with 2271 Pipestone Army cadet Corps in Wadena, Saskatchewan to a persistent family member. “My mother made me join, it wasn’t something I was interested in at the start, but then I found out that we get to go to all these interesting places and do all these great things. She was right all along.”
After attending GT in Whitehorse and Basic Expedition at Vernon, Geneveive has applied for a staff position at Whitehorse CTC, something the Wild Winter Expedition should help her succeed at. “I learned so much on this expedition, I’ve actually matured since I’ve been here. At the beginning I was joking a lot but it’s been stressful, and I had to deal with the pain of climbing up hills and the sides of mountains, but I loved it. It was so worthwhile for me to accomplish.”
With only one more year to go in her cadet career, Anasarias has focused in on filmmaking as a career choice and plans to attend the University of Regina. “Originally I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be an archeologist or an astronaut, I loved the idea of acting but it’s not realistic. But I still want to be part of it, so editing or filmmaking is what I’m going to do. My favourite series is Orphan Black; I’d love to be part of something like that.