Fernie cadet earns prestigious award

Cadet Alais Englehardt of Fernie, was the recipient of an Army Navy Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) Cadet Medal of Merit.

  • Aug. 28, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Cadet Alais Englehardt is presented with the ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit

Cadet Alais Englehardt of Fernie, was the recipient of an Army Navy Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) Cadet Medal of Merit at the Final Parade and Sunset Ceremony at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Cadet Englehardt is a member of 2757 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Fernie, B.C.

The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, or ANAVETS, is Canada’s oldest Veterans association with a proud history dating to 1840. The ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit recognizes the top cadet during the summer’s training at VACSTC on each of the Instructor level courses. In addition to the medal, the cadets are eligible for a $1,000 bursary with can be applied to any accredited university or community college.

Cadet Englehardt was enrolled in the six-week Fitness and Sports Instructor Course which not only focuses on individual fitness, but prepares the cadets to fulfill the duties of a sports and fitness instructor at his or her home corps. Cadets study the theory and the benefits of sports, learn muscle structure, injury prevention and safety, and nutritional planning. They also learn to lead warm-up and cool-down sessions and assist in planning and running team sports.

After the final parade, the cadets made their way to their homes in western Canada.

During the summer, 1,200 army, sea and air cadets from western Canada will have spent up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.


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