Special to the Tribune/Advisor
Local 3064 Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadets in Williams Lake celebrated their 14th Annual Ceremonial Review and open house at the Lake City Secondary, Williams Lake Campus gymnasium on Saturday, June 14.
The cadets were very honoured to have Retired Captain Phil Sullivan as the reviewing officer to inspect their uniforms and present the Lord Strathcona Medal. Cadets ran a fitness demonstration as well as biathlon and marksmanship team displays.
Other awards and presentations were as follows.
Best Green Star: Cpl Alexander Eves.
Best Red Star: M/Cpl Jayden Harrsion.
Best Silver Star: Sgt. Cassidy Chupa.
Best Gold Star: WO Vincent Beaudoin.
Best Dressed Cadet: M/Cpl Kassandra Harrsion.
Most Improved Cadet: Sgt. Sheldon Koechle.
Attendance Award: WO Corbin Abercrombie.
Marksmanship Award: WO Corbin Abercrombie.
Biathlon Award: WO Olund Mork.
Eric Rowe Memorial Trophy: WO Dalton Tom.
Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence: CWO Joshua Tucker.
Lord Strathcona Medal: WO Sheldon Samara.
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 training 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 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.
Cadets 16 and older also have the opportunity to be employed as staff cadets at summer taining centers.
WO Olund Mork will be travelling to Alberta this summer for the six week Leadership and Challenge Course at the National Army Cadet Summer Training Center located just outside Calgary, Alta.
WO Sheldon Samara will partake in the Canadian Forces Parachute Course in Trenton, Ont.
Cadets will start up again Sept. 10 at 6:15 p.m. in the lower hall of the Royal Canadian Legion on 385 Barnard St.
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 about cadets, please contact Commanding Officer Captain Mary Crawford at 250-296-0096.