Air Cadet off to nationals

Press Release

It was an 18th birthday present that Sgt. Keddie Brow will remember for the rest of his life—earning a ticket to the National Cadet Marksmanship Championships in Quebec City from May 6-11.
Sgt. Brow, along with F/Sgt. Oryn Albanese and Cpl. Matthew Nowak, proudly represented 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron at the provincial marksmanship championships held April 14-15 in Winnipeg.
More than 60 cadets from units across Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario competed for a chance to represent the region at the nationals.
In the Open category (cadets aged 15 and over), F/Sgt. Albanese finished with an 84.78 percent average to place 23rd overall.
In the Junior category (cadets under age 15), Cpl. Nowak had an 83.50 percent average to earn a ninth-place finish and 28th overall.
But it was Sgt. Brow’s focus and steady hand that garnered his ticket to the nationals—and on his birthday!
His 88.67 percent average earned him fifth-place overall and a spot on the provincial team.
Sgt. Brow is the first cadet from 908 Rainy Lake RCACS to qualify for the nationals.
“It was a long weekend but we all shot well and had fun,” said Sgt. Brow, a Grade 11 student at Fort Frances High School.
“F/Sgt. Albanese and I competed at the provincials last year so we knew what to expect, but none of us really knew how well we’d have to shoot to qualify for the nationals.
“I’m really looking forward to the trip and can’t wait to go!” he enthused.