Congratulations to cadets of the 72nd Seaforth RCACC Marksmanship Team for representing us at the zone regional marksmanship competition this weekend. This is the first time this team has competed together and, while official results have not yet been posted, everyone did an excellent job. Contestants from six area cadet corps gathered at North Vancouver’s historic JP Fell Armoury to see who could put a tiny lead pellet (.177 cal) in the middle of a small target (about the size of a dime), located ten meters away, using the standard Cadet Daisy 853C air rifle. Shooting at this zone-level competition is done exclusively in the prone (laying down) position. Cadets with top scores may be invited to participate in Provincial contest and, later, at the National contest.
The Cadet Marksmanship program is designed to develop skills through superior training and achieves several goals including: safe handling of rifles, building self-esteem and practice focus, promotion of sportsmanship, sport etiquette and self-discipline, high level marksmanship and technical skills, and provides opportunity for personal challenge and achievement.
[Pictured L to R: Cadets Urbanowski, Thomson, Quon-Legault, Liu, Nguyen, 2LT Urbanowski (team coach), and Butterfield (alternate)]
This is a brand-new Marksmanship Team for the 72nd and we are looking forward to developing the team even further in the months ahead. Bravo to all involved!