Alberni cadets patch’em up in style

The Navy League’s winning stretcher team

Two Alberni Valley Navy League teams have returned with silver medals from a first aid competition in Sidney on April 2-3.

The girls team—captain CPO2 Kennedy O’Donovan, AC Elizabeth Brown, OC Taylar Czeczei, AC Deanna Williams and OC Ella Williams—placed second in first aid.They had to perform first aid in three scenarios: hypothermia, an electrocution victim and someone with a fractured leg suffering with severe bleeding, coach Brian Daniels said.

The boys team—captain AC Jade Johnson, OC Bailey Barkhouse, OC River Barkhouse, OC Tanner Cook, OC Zayne Doney and AC Dru-Doney-Jones—finished second in stretcher carrying. They had to carry a stretcher loaded with a bucket of water through an obstacle course.

“Our team got the best time but the most spillage,” Johnson said.

Both teams are with the Armour Ford No. 113 Navy League Cadet Corps. Eleven teams vied for bragging rights on the Island at the competition, which took place at Admiral Martins in Sidney.

“It’s been awhile since they placed so high,” said Daniels, who is a civilian instructor with the Alberni Valley corps. “They were really good.”

Anyone interested in seeing what the cadets do are welcome to join the corps for its annual inspection on Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m. at the cadet hall, 4210 Cedarwood St.

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