cadet biathlonFirst year cadets Emlyn Cameron and Keira Cameron won silver and gold

Submitted by MNO citizen Marlene Davidson

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Marlene Davidson’s two granddaughters, Emlyn and Keira Cameron, recently competed in the Northwestern Ontario (NWO) Cadet Biathlon with the Atikokan Cadet Unit’s team.

The two Métis youth are first-year cadets and participated in the Stage 1 competition during the weekend of January 10.

There were over 100 cadets participating in the competition; Air, Sea and Army cadets from 16 units across Northwestern Ontario travelled from Marathon to Kenora in order to take part in the Cadet Biathlon.

The biathlon was very similar to the same event held during the Olympics except that cadets did not carry rifles on their backs. Instead, the rifles remained on the firing range and were placed in the shooting lane by the coaches as the cadets skied up to the shooting ramp.

Emlyn and Keira made their family very proud by winning gold and silver medals in the Junior category. They will advance to the next level of competition in Sault Ste. Marie at the end of January for the Northern Ontario Stage 2 Competition.

UPDATE: Emlyn and Keira took first and third places in the Junior Girls division of the Northern Biathlon competition in Sault Ste. Marie. In two weeks, they will be competing in the Northern/Southern competition. Best of luck to them both!

Published on: January 19, 2016