L/Cpl Zachery Weeks (left) and WO Sheldon Samra with the badges and display board.

L/Cpl Zachery Weeks (left) and WO Sheldon Samra with the badges and display board.

3064 Rocky Mountain Rangers annual review

Local army cadets in Williams Lake celebrated their 13th Annual Ceremonial Review and open house Saturday, May 25.

Local army cadets in Williams Lake celebrated their 13th Annual Ceremonial Review and open house at Columneetza secondary gymnasium on Saturday, May 25.

The cadets were very honoured to have Mayor Kerry Cook as the reviewing officer to inspect the cadets’ uniforms and present the award for Best Silver Star.

Cadet displays included a precision drill and rifle drill demonstration, as well as a fun fashion show featuring cadet issued clothing.

Other awards and presentations included:

Best Green Star: L/Cpl Kaitlin Lebrun.

Best Red Star: Cpl Cassidy Chupa.

Best Silver Star: M/Cpl Corbin Abercrombie.

Best Dressed Cadet: L/Cpl Jaidyn Harrsion & L/Cpl Kassandra Harrsion.

Most Improved Cadet: L/Cpl Abby-Lyn James.

Attendance Award: M/Cpl Corbin Abercrombie and WO Alex Sheridan.

Marksmanship Award: M/Cpl Avery Hennan.

Biathlon Award: M/Cpl Olund Mork.

Eric Rowe Memorial Trophy: WO Alex Sheridan.

Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence: MWO Leah Anderson.

Lord Strathcona Medal: M/Cpl Olund Mork.

Many thanks again to our distinguished guests for attending, and to the parents/guardians of the cadets for showing their dedication and support throughout the year.

This year was also very successful due to the countless hours volunteered by the Army Cadet Sponsoring Committee lead by president Margaret Tucker.

Cadets will have their final parade night on June 12 with a family barbecue and change of command parade.

Promotions and star level qualifications will be presented at this time.

Cadets will be looking forward to attending Summer Training camps at Vernon, and across Canada where they will continue to build on the skills that they have learned throughout the past training year.

Courses offered include two and three week general training, and six week marksmanship, drill and ceremonial, and expedition courses.

WO Sheldon Samra will be travelling to Alberta this summer for the six week Leadership and Challenge Course at the National Army Cadet Summer Training Centre located just outside Calgary.

Cadets 16 and older also have the opportunity to be employed as staff cadets at summer training centres.

Cadets will start up again Sept. 4 at 6:15 p.m. in the lower hall of the Legion. We welcome new recruits ages 12-18 years old. This program is fun, free, and you are sure to meet new friends!


For more information, please contact Captain Irene Berns at 250-305-8778.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)
Cariboo MLAs call on province to fix region’s roads

Minister Rob Fleming said more resources were on the way to the region

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
FOREST INK: A year to remember for lumber prices

As of March 12, a basic SPF (spruce, pine, fir) two-by-four cost $1,040 per thousand board feet

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
RANCH MUSINGS: Drier weather good for calving season

My partner and I team up to look for any newborns and note them for later in the day

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 president David Brideau salutes the Cenotaph at city hall during a past Remembrance Day services in Williams Lake Monday, Nov. 11. Brideau, who served three years with the Canadian military in Edmonton, was the parade commander during the Legion’s Remembrance Day service. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake legion looks to upgrade lounge, patio, to be COVID compliant

Upgrades will require significant financial investment, Branch 139 president David Brideau said

Williams Lake’s Daine Dubois (left) and 150 Mile House’s Isaac Bedford have been named as recipients of the 2020 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. (Tribune file photos)
Two Cariboo athletes honoured with Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport

“You have honoured the province, your nations, and your families.”

(The Canadian Press)
Trudeau won’t say whether Canada supports patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

‘Canada is at the table to help find a solution’

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The body of Brenda Ware, 35, was found along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (RCMP handout)
RCMP ask for tips after woman’s body found in Kootenay National Park

Brenda Ware was found along Highway 93 in the park, 54 kilometres north of the town of Radium

People pass the red hearts on the COVID-19 Memorial Wall mourning those who have died, opposite the Houses of Parliament on the Embankment in London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kirsty Wigglesworth
For a view of a COVID-19 future, Canadians should look across the pond

Britain, like Canada, is one of the only countries in the world to delay second doses for several months

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) celebrates his 100th point this season with Leon Draisaitl (29) against the Vancouver Canucks during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Edmonton superstar McDavid hits 100-point mark as Oilers edge Canucks 4-3

NHL scoring leader needs just 53 games to reach century mark

Nuns of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, carry some of her relics during a vigil of prayer in preparation for the canonization of Mother Teresa in the St. John in Latheran Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. In which city did she do much of her charitable work? (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
QUIZ: How much do you know about these motherhood issues?

In honour of Mother’s Day, take this 10-question quiz

A map showing where the most number of cases were recorded from April 23 to 29. This map, revealing a breakdown of infections by neighborhood, was pulled from a data package leaked to the Vancouver Sun last week (and independently verified).
36 Abbotsford schools flagged for COVID-19 exposures in the last 2 weeks, shattering record

Clearbrook Elementary recorded an ‘exposure’ on all 11 school days

Most Read