Peninsula cadets on the mark

Team from the 907 Black Knights Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron set their sights on provincial title.

Members of the 907 Black Knights RCACS squadron – Liam Montgomery, Katharine Burnard, Evangeline Liu and Teresa Liao – with coach Verne Browne (left) celebrate their first-place victory the at Fraser Valley marksmanship competition last weekend.

Members of the 907 Black Knights RCACS squadron – Liam Montgomery, Katharine Burnard, Evangeline Liu and Teresa Liao – with coach Verne Browne (left) celebrate their first-place victory the at Fraser Valley marksmanship competition last weekend.

A team of cadets from White Rock will be heading to the Provincial Marksmanship Competition after taking first place at a regional contest in Aldergrove last weekend.

The team – made up of members of the 907 Black Knights Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron – competed against 12 other Fraser Valley teams and came up with an aggregate score of 1,549, enough to send them to Vernon for provincials this spring.

In addition to the team’s victory, Teresa Liao won Top Overall Marksman and Katharine Burnard won the Top Junior Marksman title.

Last year, cadets from the White Rock squadron took home the gold medal at provincial championships. The victory marked the 15th provincial crown for a team headed up by longtime coach Verne Browne.

According to a news release, marksmanship in the cadet program is a physical and mental-fitness activity that promotes self-discipline, and cadets adhere to safety and training standards set by the Canadian Firearms Centre.

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