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.