The Lord Strathcona Medal recognizes high performance in physical and military training and is awarded to one deserving cadet in each corps or squadron annually by the Strathcona Trust Provincial Committee.
Last week the Lord Strathcona Medal was presented to WO Kaitlin Lebrun of the 3064 Rocky Mountain Army Cadet Corp.
During the ceremony reviewing officer Major Rick Lewis OMM, OSt.J, CD, AdeC of Prince George talked about the important role that parents play in the cadet corps and turned over the honour of pinning the medal on Kaitlin’s uniform to her proud mother Rachelle Chabot.
Kaitlin, a Grade 10 student at Lake City Secondary School, was also awarded the Eric Rowe Memorial Trophy which is presented to the cadet who shows a strong proficiency in all aspects of leadership, citizenship, dress, deportment, community activities, and physical fitness.
Kaitlin says she has been involved with cadets for four years and very much enjoys the activities and things she learns in cadets, especially the expedition programs.
Among her adventures last year, Kaitlin says she hiked in the Rocky Mountains, canoed the Shuswap River, and spent three days biking the entire Kettle Valley (former) Railway Trail from Kelowna to Penticton.