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West Kootenay cadets compete in marksmanship

By Contributor
March 6th, 2023

Recently, air cadets from Trail, and sea and air cadets from Nelson completed in the Kootenay cadet marksmanship competition.

The competition for the West Kootenay was held at the Nelson Eagles Hall and the competition for the East Kootenay cadets was held in Cranbrook. This is the first in-person championship since 2020.

Using a Daisy air rifle, the cadets shot their pellets at 4 targets in the hopes of getting as close as possible to 400 points. The top cadet for the day for the Nelson competition was Ryden Wahl from the Trail air cadets. Wahl scored 362 points of the possible 400.

The top unit from each of the eight zones in British Columbia will have to opportunity to attend the cadet provincial championships to be held Vernon during spring break.

This is just one of activities that cadets can participate in. The sea cadets can also go sailing, and air cadets can go flying in both powered and glider aircraft and learn survival skills. During the summer, cadets can attend programs locally and at locations across Canada.

The Nelson sea cadet corp and air cadet squadrons in Nelson, Trail and Castlegar always welcome new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18.

Anyone can start your application at

Adults who would like to volunteer with the units are also welcome.

Photo Caption: All the cadets from the competition include, back row, L-R, Linnea Lawder, Brooklynn Aikman, Shannon Mounsey, Gwen Meyers, Christian Faragher, Justice Ward, Isabelle Henderson and Claire Lawder. Front, Ryland Dupuis, Brandon Brook and Ryden Wahl. — Submitted

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