Capt. Cheryl Major

Sharpshooter represents in UK cadet competition

Cadet/Warrant Officer Philippe Asselin, 17, is part of the National Rifle Team

An Esquimalt sharpshooter with the 2483 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is taking a shot at an international marksmanship competition.

Cadet/Warrant Officer Philippe Asselin, 17,  is part of the National Rifle Team, a select group of 18 Army Cadets who have been competing for three years at the national level for a spot on the team.

One of the most prestigious achievements in the Army Cadet Movement, the Royal Canadian Army Cadet National Rifle Team represents Canada in England as part of an exchange with the United Kingdom, where cadets participate in cultural activities and compete in the Bisley Imperial Meeting. The event continues through July 18.

Asselin, a Grade 11 International Baccalaureate student at Esquimalt’s École Victor-Brodeur, has been part of the 2483 PPCLI Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps since 2012.

In addition to his cadet work, Asselin is has received the Certificate of Excellence in music for the past four years, and is an active volunteer in his school and the greater community.

He has served as class and grade representative at school, volunteers in the school restaurant, serves meals at Our Place and sings Christmas carols at the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital on Christmas Eve.

As a former member of the 2483 PPCLI band, Asselin twice received the Most Proficient Musician award and was last year named Most Proficient Non-Commissioned  Officer.

This year’s Most Proficient Marksman, Asselin has worked for the last few years toward a place on the National Rifle Team, which practices at Connaught Ranges in Ottawa before travelling to the United Kingdom to compete in Cadet Matches and the National Rifle Association matches at Bisley.

Upon returning to Canada, members will compete in additional matches with the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association and assist in coaching others.

 

 

Just Posted

West Shore RCMP hoping to reunite camera with owner

Police looking for the public’s help to identify people photographed on the camera

Beware of geese: Nesting season may trigger aggressive behaviour

Greater Victoria residents will have to be wary of nesting geese in the area

Greater Victoria leaders coming together to talk diversity and equity

Royal Road University’s Inclusion Project engages community stakeholders from public, private sectors

Royal B.C. Museum faces space, seismic standards and accessibilty issues; calls for public input

People can share their ideas online and in person from April 1 to June 27

British Columbians are paying more for booze but also broccoli

Victoria’s inflation was 2.3 per cent, a tick above Vancouver’s of 2.2 per cent

Victoria hosts ‘Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave’

The hockey cave was recently featured on a Netflix special

BREAKING: BC Ferry crashes into Langdale terminal

The Queen of Surrey is stuck on the dock, causing delays to Horseshoe Bay

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

SPCA seizes 54 animals from Vernon property

Animals weren’t receiving adequate care

Morneau unveils principles for Indigenous ownership in Trans Mountain pipeline

The controversial pipeline was bought by Ottawa last year

Refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong arrives in Canada

Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana arrived in Toronto this week

New UMSCA trade deal getting a boost from Trump, business groups

The trade deal is designed to supplant the North American Free Trade Agreement

Trudeau says he, Wilson-Raybould had cordial conversation last week

Trudeau denies anything improper occurred regarding SNC-Lavalin and the PMO

SNC-Lavalin backtracks on CEO’s comments surrounding potential job losses

Top boss had said protecting 9,000 jobs should grant leniency

Most Read