Numerous awards were presented to 202 Chilcotin Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and 3064 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps members and volunteer leaders during their first ever combined review held at the Elks Hall in Williams Lake June 6.
Cadets demonstrated drill movements and other aspects of training that they have learned during the past year.
Major Rick M. Lewis, SBStJ, CD, AdeC of Prince George was the reviewing officer.
The CO’s Achievement Award 2011/12 was presented to the Sea Cadet team which took second place in the provincial seamanship competition in Victoria this past year.
The Eric Rowe Memorial Award was presented to Army Cadet Sgt. Sheldon Samra by Marilyn Rowe, her daughter Crystal Petryshen and granddaughter Kaylyn Petryshen.
Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence awards were presented to Sea Cadet Master Seaman Mercedes Sigsworth and to Army Cadet Sgt. Alex Sheridan by Branch 139 president Joyce Norberg.
Lord Strathcona Medals were presented to Sea Cadet Master Seaman Emma Davidson by Lt. (N) J. Guerin, and Army Cadet Warrant Officer Matthew Nendick by Captain A. Vecchio.
A Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal was presented by Navy League President of BC David Houde to Fred VanKuipers the Williams Lake Navy League branch president.
Capt. Mike Berns presented Commanding Officer Certificates of Appreciation to Capt. Mike Forster and Capt. Bob Harker, of Quesnel.
Cadets is a free organization for youth ages 12-18.