Allan Faulkner recognized at top cadet

Forest Grove teen shines at Vernon Cadet Summer Training Centre

  • Nov. 13, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Cadet Allan Faulkner is presented with the plaque recognizing his achievement as the top cadet during the three-week Basic Fitness & Sports Course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre by the reviewing officer

Cadet Allan Faulkner is presented with the plaque recognizing his achievement as the top cadet during the three-week Basic Fitness & Sports Course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre by the reviewing officer

Cadet Allan Faulkner of Forest Grove was recognized as the best cadet following a recent three-week Basic Fitness and Sports Course at Vernon Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Faulkner is a member of 2287 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Rocky Mountain Rangers) in 100 Mile House.

The course prepares cadets to fulfill the duties of sports and fitness assistants at his or her home corps. Cadets study the theory and the benefits of sports and learn muscle structure, injury prevention and safety, and nutritional planning. They also learn to lead warm-up and cool-down sessions and assist in planning and running team sports.

After the final parade and sunset ceremony, the cadets made their way to their homes in Western Canada.

During the summer, 1,300 army, sea and air cadets from Western Canada will have spent up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.