Whitehorse plays host to Northern Canadian Junior Rangers
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Most young people are on summer vacation right now, but for those in the Junior Canadian Ranger program, there's a little more work to be done.
Around 220 rangers from all three territories, including 50 from the NWT, are in Whitehorse for the annual Enhanced Training Session, which began on Sunday.
The officer in command for the 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, Captain Sharon Low, said the kids will be drilled in an outdoor setting and learning about such things as swift water rescue.
"Where they wear PFD's and go into the Yukon River to learn how to self-rescue and also how to rescue other people from the shoreline."
Low said the main goal is to have the kids believe they can do anything if they put their minds to it.
"That there really are no limitations and that anything that they want to do is achievable because they're such fantastic kids."
Everything wraps up on July 1st when all 220 Junior Rangers will take part in the Whitehorse Canada Day parade.
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