Evan Watt and William Sluyter show what they’re made of on snow. (Photo by Michelene Hall)

Cadets have their sights set on first biathlon

Weekend training session a huge success

By Cdt. WO Sophia YoungBy Cdt. WO Sophia Young

By Cdt. WO Sophia Young

Saturday, January 11, saw the Kitimat Army Cadets hard at work preparing for their zone biathlon competition coming up on January 18 in Prince George.

Alongside the Terrace Air Cadets at the Onion Lake Cross Country Ski Trails, the Kitimat Cadets practised everything from laying down at the firing line with skies on, to proper skate-skiing methods.

This is Kitimat’s very first time competing in a winter biathlon and what they may lack in experience, they make up for in spirit, determination and a willingness to learn. Their wonderful coaches and officers have ensured they are prepared for the excitement of their first biathlon competition.

The rental fees and associated costs were generously covered by the Kitimat Army Cadet Sponsor Committee, making the activity free to all participants.

The Kitimat Army Cadets meet every Tuesday in the Kildala Gym at 6:15 p.m. and are always looking for new recruits. Cadets is a completely free program and biathlon is only one of many unique activities available to cadets.

If you are between 12 and 18 years old and interested in joining, feel free to stop by the gym for more information, or contact the cadets through their Facebook page, Kitimat Cadets.

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Cpl Hall, T. - Cdt Klassen (Shardlow-Glynn), B. - Cdt Young, I. - WO Young, S. - Sgt McIsaac, M. - Cdt Watt, E. - Cpl Sluyter W. (Photo by Michelene Hall)

(Photo by Michelene Hall)

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