Cadets Resuming Tonight

We will be continuing with cadets as per usual this evening.  If you however are on an uncleared road and are unable to attend please call into Admin and we will excuse you.  Otherwise we will see everyone in Morfee tonight for sports.

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Weekly Events January 29th-February 4th

Monday 29 January

  • All activities are cancelled this evening due to the impending storm.

Tuesday 30 January

  • Effective Speaking (1800-1900 hrs at Birchall). Open to all interested cadets.  Here is the list of topics Capt Bull was discussing last week:
    • The importance of today’s youth in building Canada’s future.
    • How does volunteerism play a role in the life of your community or squadron
    • Humour is the best medicine.
    • How space exploration can lead to scientific advances on Earth.
    • The role Indigenous people have played in Canada’s heritage.
    • How has Canada changed the face of aviation?
    • Lest We Forget.
    • Cadet’s Choice: The Cadet’s Choice must fit into one of these categories: Cadet Life, Science and Technology, Aviation, Canadian History or Citizenship.
  • Information on competition rules can be found at http://aircadetleague.com/effective-speaking-program/

Wednesday 31 January

  • Sports Night
  • 1830 – 2100 at Morfee Gym
  • Cadets are to be in appropriate sports gear, please bring clean and dry indoor shoes for the gym.
  • Training schedule has been updated and uploaded to the website. It is now starting to include assessors.
  • This is the final night for camp applications!!
  • Anyone who is having difficulty selling their lottery tickets are now encouraged to bring in their unsold tickets so that we can redistribute them to those who are requesting more.
  • There will be a parent meeting with Capt Bourque from 8:15pm-8:45pm in Birchall upstairs in the lounge to allow time for parents to retrieve their cadets from Morfee in time.  If any parent would like to speak with her one-on-one she will be available in her office starting at 7:45pm

Thursday 25 January

  • No Biathlon
  • Pipes and Drums Rehearsal 6pm-8pm in Birchall

Saturday 27 January

  • Last chance for Range Team tryouts at Morfee from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Upcoming Events:

February 7th – CO’s Parade

Weekly Events January 22-28

Monday 22 January

  • Band 6pm-8pm at Morfee in the Gym
    Everyone including new cadets are welcome to join our brass and reed marching band. Please bring your instrument and comfortable shoes for drill. All levels are accepted, if you can’t read music we’ll teach you!
  • Flag Party 6pm-7pm at Morfee in the Gym
    This is open to everyone including new cadets. The flag party has the honour of carrying our flags and drill purpose rifles during all of our parades.
  • Drill Team 8pm-9pm at Morfee in the Gym
    Open to everyone including new cadets. A great chance to work on your drill as a team and compete against other units during our inter-squadron competition in the spring.

Tuesday 23 January

  • Effective Speaking (1800-1900 hrs at Birchall). Open to all interested cadets.  Here is the list of topics Capt Bull was discussing last week:
    • The importance of today’s youth in building Canada’s future.
    • How does volunteerism play a role in the life of your community or squadron
    • Humour is the best medicine.
    • How space exploration can lead to scientific advances on Earth.
    • The role Indigenous people have played in Canada’s heritage.
    • How has Canada changed the face of aviation?
    • Lest We Forget.
    • Cadet’s Choice: The Cadet’s Choice must fit into one of these categories: Cadet Life, Science and Technology, Aviation, Canadian History or Citizenship.
  • Information on competition rules can be found at http://aircadetleague.com/effective-speaking-program/

Wednesday 24 January

  • Regular training night
  • 1830 – 2100 at Birchall
  • Cadets are to be in winter dress. Winter dress is C4 (dark blue shirt with tunic) for all cadets.
  • Training schedule has been updated and uploaded to the website. It is now starting to include assessors.
  • Medal and Camp Applications are due
  • All remaining lottery tickets will be handed out on a first come first serve basis during break.

Thursday 25 January

  • No Biathlon
  • Pipes and Drums Rehearsal 6pm-8pm in Birchall

Friday 26 January

  • Departure for Biathlon Provincials.  All information can be found in this post here: https://517aircadets.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/biathlon-provincials-travel/

Saturday 27 January

  • Range Team Practice at Morfee from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Upcoming Events:

January 31st – Sports Night

February 7th – CO’s Parade

Wing tour has been postponed until weather is better (previously Feb 17th)

 

Note from the CO:

As a reminder, the best way of getting hold of staff for questions is to contact us through the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/517FLtGrahamRCAC/) by a private message or emailing us at 517fltgraham@gmail.com.  We monitor the page as a group and the goal is to return messages within 24 hours.  Occasionally we give out our cell phone numbers during activities in order to provide the cadets with a contact number to ensure safety.  Our personal numbers however are not the best way to reach us outside those activities and we cannot guarantee a prompt response since we rotate what weekends we are on or off duty.  I understand that once in a while a message slips through the cracks and while frustrating for everyone involved we do try our best and I personally investigate where we fall short in order to improve our response times.  Please continue to use our social media as a way to reach us with your questions and as always, if there’s any concerns, please let me know.

~ Capt Bourque

 

Biathlon Provincials Travel

The following members will be travelling to PEI for Biathlon Provincials next weekend:

Cpl Paon – Coach

FSgt Ouellet, A – Cadet Coach

FCpl Ouellet, D – Competitor

LAC Loughran – Competitor

FSgt Zinck – Staff cadet

Sgt Walsh – Staff cadet

FCpl Gray – Staff cadet

 

On Friday, January 26th you will meet the bus at Birchall at 1250 for a 1300 hrs departure time.

You will arrive back on Sunday, January 28th at Birchall at 2230 hrs.

Please be aware that this is a full bus so please do not bring anything more than what you need. There is no need to bring any uniform parts.

 

Air Skills Day

The Air Skills Day will be this Saturday, January 20th from 9 – 4.

This is open (and encouraged) for all cadets. This is a fun (and competitive) day filled with air cadet-related activities.

Location: Birchall Training Center

Required items: water bottle, pen/pencil, paper, appropriate outdoor attire.

Dress: civilian attire

Lunch will be at the mess.

Cadets MUST sign up by NOON TOMORROW (Thursday, January 18th) so we can ensure that we have sufficient meals.

Sign up HERE (https://goo.gl/forms/5w0dFWibj2LyDfdy1)