Cadet Master Corporal Austin Warner from 788 British Columbia Dragoons Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps learned the sport of shooting at a high level while at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre this spring break.
Cadet Warner, 15, who attends Penticton Secondary School, has been a cadet for almost three years. He joined the range team and helped them take second place in the zone range competition this year. He loves the sport so much he decided to give up his spring break to learn to improve his shooting. His plan is to learn as much as he can and take that knowledge back to the corps.
Warner enjoyed his first course at Vernon CTC when he had fun on the general training course two years ago. He then took part in three-day and five-day expeditions where cadets get to hike each day carrying their work on their backs and camp along the way leaving no trace.
“Cadets is a great way to learn leadership and life skills. It helps you in getting a job too. I never thought I would be here today learning this great sport. Where else can you get to do all this and have fun in all aspects of the program?” said Warner.
Hundreds of Sea, Army and Air Cadets participated in training activities across B.C. while on spring break. Other cadets have had the opportunity to travel across the country and even overseas.
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