Opening Ceremonies Kick off National Marksmanship Championship
By Captain Hélène St-Louis, 2 CRPG UPAR
Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Chief Reserves and Cadets, takes aim as she readies to squeeze off the first round to open the 4th Annual JCR National Marksmanship Championship.
It is the first day of competition in the JCR National Marksmanship Championship for the 50 Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs) at Albert Head Training Centre atVictoria BC. Coming from remote, isolated and coastal regions of Canada, not many of the JCRs have been this far south before and are looking forward to seeing many new things during their time here.
Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Chief Reserves and Cadets, was the reviewing officer for the opening parade and stopped to talk to all participants. Having served as Director Reserves from 2000 and 2003, she really knows JCRs Programme fundamentals and its origins. In a really positive speech, she encourages JCRs to take advantage of the time in Victoria in order to bring back memorable souvenirs that can be share with friends when they return to their communities. After hitting the target with the customary first shot, the Rear Admiral declared the competition open.
Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Chief Reserves and Cadets, talks with 2 CRPG JCR Audrey Lee Huard from Schefferville, QC during the opening ceremony at the JCR National Marksmanship Championship.
Teams shoot in relays and while the first teams are shooting, others participate in adventure training such as: rappel tower and zip line. See results.
Have a nice competition!