Sharp shooters to represent B.C. at National Marksmanship Championship

IMG_0703 IMG_0711Victoria: Ten air and army cadets from Surrey will represent B.C. at the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship in Victoria next month after winning Gold and Silver at the Provincial Marksmanship Competition held April 7-8 in Victoria.

An all-female team from 907 Royal Canadian Air Squadron took Gold with an aggregate score of 3312.4 points. The team includes Flight Sergeant Teresa Liao, Sergeant Catherine Cui, Sergeant Dianna Dai, Corporal Ruby Liu and Leading Air Cadet Vivian Ma. They are coached by Mr. Verne Brown.

The team from 2812 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps took Silver with an aggregate score of 3237.5. The team includes Sergeant Jerry Zhu, Master Corporal Yuning Ren, Master Corporal Lele Cheng, Master Corporal Grace Woo and Master Corporal Kevin Zhang. They are coached by Captain Randy Bach. Kevin Zhang is the only cadet that scored a perfect target during the provincial competition.

The National Cadet Marksmanship Championship will be held May 7-10 in Victoria with more than 125 competitors from across the country.

Quick Facts

  • Cadets shoot the Daisy 853C air rifle in both a prone and standing position. An electronic targeting system is used to give accurate and immediate results.
  • Each five-person must have at least two junior cadets under the age of fifteen.
  • Sixty-five cadets competed in the 2018 Provincial Marksmanship Competition. Cadets represent 12 B.C. communities, from as far away as Kitimat and Creston as well as the Greater Vancouver and Victoria areas.