Revelstoke cadets displayed the knowledge and skills they’ve learned over the past year at their annual ceremonial review held this past Sunday.
The ceremony began with a parade held outside the Revelstoke Legion. Afterwards, cadets, family and friends gathered at the cadet hall where there were a number of displays highlighting skills the cadets had learned.
This year’s reviewing officer was Ed Koski. Koski is a former cadet who joined the Rocky Mountain Rangers cadets corp in 1969. He left the cadet program in 1972 to join the Rocky Mountain Ranger Reserves in Revelstoke, where he achieved the rank of corporal.
As the reviewing officer for the ceremony, Koski completed an inspection of the cadets on parade in order to select the best dressed cadet. This year the award for best dressed cadet went to Cpl. Riley Pinko. Several other awards were also given out on parade: Legion medal of excellence – Sgt Anikan Walker; Outstanding leadership – Chief WO Alex Tilden; Excellence through adversity: Cpl Morgan Walker; Best overall cadet: Sgt Anikan Walker. A number of other awards were given out prior to the ceremony.
A change of command also took place during Sunday’s ceremony. Long-time volunteers Miken and Kelly Rienks will be stepping down after 30 years with the Cadets Canada program.
“We’ve been doing this for 30 years. It’s time to step back and let some younger people get involved,” said Miken.
Taking over as commanding officer for the 2458 Revelstoke Rocky Mountain Rangers cadets corp is Lt. Chriss Harvey.