Cadet Vincent Roger Beaudoin of Williams Lake was recognized as the top cadet in the 25 Platoon during the second intake of the Basic Army Cadet Expedition Course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre during the final parade, said Wayne Emde, public relations officer.
Cadet Beaudoin is a member of 3064 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Williams Lake, and was among 65 other army cadets who participated in the three-week Army Cadet Basic Expedition Course.
The program sees the cadets learning first aid, mountain bike skills, canoeing, abseiling, and navigation.
This training culminates in a five-day expedition using their navigation and leadership skills to hike, bike, and canoe more than 75 kilometres through the BC Interior.
During the summer more than 1,150 army, sea, and air cadets from Western Canada spend up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley training centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.
The Cadet Program is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the sea, army and air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Cadets make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.
Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.