Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

May 03, 2013 10:10 ET

Cadets Compete at the 39th National Marksmanship Championship

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 3, 2013) - More than 125 Cadet competitors, along with their coaches and competition staff from across Canada are bound to succeed at the 39th National Cadet Marksmanship Championship, being held from May 4 to 11, 2013, in St. Catharines, Ontario.

"Having already competed in regional and provincial competitions to earn their place at this year's national championship, I wish the very best of luck to all cadets competing in this final training activity," said the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence. "Healthy competition, confidence, goal-setting and making new friends from across Canada are just a few of the life skills that are effectively developed through the Cadet Marksmanship Program."

The National Cadet Marksmanship Championship is the final event in the year-long Marksmanship Training Program for cadets across the country. Only the top cadet marksmen in Canada are eligible to participate in this national championship.

Air rifle marksmanship is one of the most popular activities of the Cadet Training Program. The Marksmanship Program aims to develop cadets'marksmanship skills, promote the safe use of rifles, and produce proficient coaches and officials.

Developing skills and values through training and competition, the Cadet Marksmanship Program gives all cadets an opportunity to participate in a progressive path to achievement where well-organized and professionally delivered events bring cadets together. This national championship is one example of how the Cadet Program also promotes fun and friendships, where winning is not the only goal.

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