Kuujjuaq Hosts Junior Canadian Rangers



    MONTREAL, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Some 170 Junior Canadian Rangers will be
arriving in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik for their annual training, which will take place
from June 26 to July 3, 2007. During their stay, the Junior Rangers will
receive instruction in a variety of areas, including rifle firing, canoeing
and physical training.
    Brigadier-General Christian Barabé, Commander of Land Force Quebec Area
and Joint Task Force (East), will join the group from July 1st to July 3rd to
present to some Junior Rangers with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
    The medal is awarded to youth meeting the bronze, silver or gold level
standard in a demanding, multidisciplinary challenge.

    The Junior Canadian Rangers Program provides youth from Canada's remote
and isolated communities with a unique opportunity to take part in a host of
interesting and enriching activities in a structured environment. Under the
supervision of the Canadian Rangers, young Canadians aged 12 to 18 become
active and dedicated citizens in their communities.
    Today there are more than 3,000 Junior Rangers in 107 remote and isolated
Canadian communities. Junior Canadian Rangers strength is expected to increase
by March 2008, reaching 3,900 members.




For further information:

For further information: Capt Réjean Plourde, (450) 359-4200 (6895),
cell.: (514) 594-9807; Kuujjuaq, starting June 24: (613) 988-2955 or (613)
988-2956, www.armeecanadienneauquebec.ca


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