8 Tuesday July 14 2015 Financing Available Hurry in for Great Deals FORT SMITH July 1719 2015 OUR BIGGEST SALE EVENT OF THE YEAR Choose from our in-stock selection of furniture and appliances NO Interest NO Payments for 90 Days See in Store for details. Jr. Canadian Rangers train with the pros in Whitehorse By DALI CARMICHAEL Almost200JuniorCanadianRangersJCR fromtheNWTshippedouttoWhitehorselate last month for an intense seven days of en- hanced training sessions with the First Cana- dian Ranger Patrol Group from June 17 to 25. In addition to building their physical strengthandtacticalskillstheyouthtookpart in a series of activities aimed at promoting healthy living positive self image military culture and the traditions of the Canadian Rangers. Around 170 youth aged 12 to 15 were in- volved in a basic training stream. The young Rangers learned while doing non-stop activi- ties in the great outdoors including white water rafting zip lining rock climbing air rifle shooting trapping woodsmanship canoeing swift water rescue exercises and traditional activities. Simultaneously21JCRsaged16to18entered advanced training with the intent of learning how to become leaders and mentors in their homecommunities.Aftertwodaysofpracticing small party tasks and issuing orders in a mili- taristic style the group spent four days in eld training where they marched with rucksacks on wilderness hikes around the Whitehorse area stopping along the way to set up camp. The objective was to have the JCRs believe they can do anything and to attempt new en- counters said Cpt. Rich Layden the ofcer in chargeofthecamp.Wechallengedthemwith vigorous training activities to show that there are no boundaries and that any task is reach- able because theyre such great youth. SPORTS RECREATION SUMMER CAMP PhotoscourtesyofCpt.SteveWattonUPAR1CRPG. JCR leader Macheala Larocque 16 from Fort Resolution takes a break with her horse after a day of riding in wilderness surrounding Whitehorse. Junior Ranger Zeekariah Zoe 13 from Whati scales the 50 foot zip climbing wall at the Equinox climbing centre. Junior Ranger Tamara Lafferty of Fort Resolution is pulled ashore by a safety rope during swift water rescue training at the ETS Basic course.