• Williams Lake Army Cadets honoured with awards

    Local Army Cadets in Williams Lake celebrated their 13th Annual Ceremonial Review and open house at Columneetza Gymnasium on May 25th.

    The cadets were honoured to have Mayor 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
    This year was very successful due to the countless hours volunteered by the Army Cadet Sponsoring Committee lead by President Margaret Tucker.

    The Cadets will have their final parade night on June 12th with a family BBQ and change of command parade. Promotions and star level qualifications will be presented at that time.

    Cadets will be looking forward to attending Summer Training camps in Vernon, BC and across Canada where they will continue to build on the skills that they have learned throughout the past training year. 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 Center located just outside Calgary, AB. Cadets 16 and older also have an opportunity to be employed as staff cadets at Summer Training Centers.

    Cadets will start up again September 4th at 6:15 pm in the lower hall of the Legion. They welcome new recruits ages 12-18 years old. For more information, please contact Captain Irene Berns at 250-305-8778.

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