Kootenay Cadets Host Marksmanship Competition
Earlier this month, Sea and Air Cadets from Trail, Nelson and Castlegar met at the Trail Armories for the annual Kootenay Zone Marksmanship Competition.
The 25 cadets participated in team and individual competitions. Once the scores from the West and East Kootenays areas are tabulated, the zone winner will be determined. The top ten cadets from across the province and the top team from each zone will go to the provincial competition later in the spring in Vernon. This year the national championship will be held in BC.
The Cadet Marksmanship Program is a challenging and competitive sports program accessible to all cadets. It develops skills through superior training and Olympic-style competition. This is why every year, thousands of cadets participate in this fun and rewarding program.
Cadets have the opportunity to participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial/territorial competitions and an annual National Cadet Marksmanship Championship.
- The Cadet Program is open to all Canadian youth from the ages of 12 to 18 regardless of income, race, religion, culture or other socio-economic factors. The program embraces Canada’s multiculturalism and offers young Canadians opportunities to interact with youth from other cultures.
- The mission of the Cadet Program is to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition to adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society, through a dynamic, community-based program.
Photo Caption: There were 25 cadets who participated in team and individual competitions at the Trail Armories during the annual Kootenay Zone Marksmanship Competition.— Submitted photo