Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 04, 2014 10:00 ET

National Cadet Biathlon Championship 2014: Cadets on Track for Success!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 4, 2014) - Department of National Defence / Canadian Cadet Organizations

The twenty-seventh National Cadet Biathlon Championship began Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Martock, N.S. with 138 cadet biathletes and 60 cadet officials from every province and territory in Canada.

The championship will run until Friday, March 7, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • The Cadet Biathlon Program is a recreational activity that has produced Olympians like Jean-Philippe Le Guellec. Cadets learn valuable skills through this Olympic sport, such as increased self-discipline, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment.

  • The combination of power and endurance of cross-country skiing, coupled with the precision and focus of marksmanship, make this sport especially challenging, fun, and rewarding for cadets.

  • Having already competed at the local, zone and provincial/territorial level, these young competitors are the best cadet biathletes in their province and territory.

  • The races for the National Cadet Biathlon Championship 2014 include the Mass Start, Pursuit Race, Relay Race, and the Patrol Race.

Quotes

"Congratulations to all competitors on qualifying for the upcoming National Cadet Biathlon Championship. Cadet biathletes are outstanding role models and exceptional ambassadors, demonstrating the positive impact that the Cadet Program has on Canadian youth. I know that all participants will have an incredible week and achieve their very best while enjoying the experience of a lifetime."

- Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Chief Reserves and Cadets

"Biathlon offers many benefits to cadets. An unparalleled sense of achievement is gained as cadets strive towards excellence in a sport that allows all competitors to compete on an equal basis. I know that through your training you have improved your self-confidence, your understanding of your limits and you have accepted personal responsibility for your successes and failures. In addition I know you have also learned about healthy lifestyles, fitness and sports etiquette as they are just some of the life skills acquired from training and competing in the sport of biathlon. I wish all competitors the very best of luck. You should be proud of your achievements, regardless of where you finish. Ski fast, shoot straight and have fun."

- Colonel Conrad Namiesniowski, Director Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers

Associated Links

www.cadets.ca

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cco-occ/collections/72157626521173163/

Twitter: Follow #CNBC2014

For more information on the Cadet Program please visit www.cadets.ca or follow us @cadetsca.

Contact Information

  • Captain Kimberley Caron
    National Youth Public Affairs Officer
    Chief Reserves and Cadets
    Phone: 613-992-6865, Toll-Free : 1-800-627-0828
    Mobile and After Hours: 613-316-6545
    kimberley.caron@forces.gc.ca