Weekly Events – February 26 to March 4th

  • No Cadet activities this evening due to the Blood Donor Clinic in Morfee.

Tuesday 27 February

  • No Cadet activities.

Wednesday 28 February

  • 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.
  • Lottery tickets have ended. Please bring in your book/money during break. Any outstanding books will have to be covered off my the squadron so it is important we get everything back on time.
  • PARENT MEETING: 8:30 pm in the upstairs lounge at Birchall.

Thursday 1 March

  • No cadet activities

AURORA CUP WEEKEND – Friday 2 March till Sunday March 4

Who:

  • Effective Speaking: Sgt Crowell
  • Marksmanship: FSgt Zinck, Sgt Walsh, Sgt Galway, FCpl Lambert
  • Bowling: FCpl Gray, FCpl Shaw-White, Cpl Ellingwood, Cpl Scott, Cdt Delaney,
  • Swimming: FSgt Ouellet, FSgt Jamieson, FCpl Ouellet, Cpl Lariviere, LAC Reinhart
  • Volleyball: WO1 Belanger, Sgt Frittenburg, FCpl Bramwell, FCpl Smith, Cpl Loughran, Cpl Downton, Cpl Keddy, LAC Dimmel, LAC Costain, AC Ellingwood,
  • Trivia: WO1 Belanger, FSgt Chega, FSgt Scott, Sgt Crowell, Cpl Downton

Where and When: Drop off will be 4:30pm at Birchall on Friday, Pick up will be 2pm on Sunday at the cadet camp.

What to bring:

  • towel and toiletries
  • suitable gym wear, including a pair of white-soled, non-marking running shoes. Each cadet is to wear boots or other suitable attire to the gym and shall change into appropriate sport shoes at the gym. NO CADET will be allowed to participate in activities with street shoes or shoes worn outside
  • suitable civilian attire to be worn during evenings; and
  • all cadets will be in possession of a suitable coat/jacket, gloves/mitts, and head gear for the prevailing conditions. Cadets MUST wear their coat/jacket when outdoors.
  • swimwear since there will be an opportunity for a free swim
  • a combination lock for use in barracks/gym.
  • a personal reusable water bottle for water stations
  • Any medications, including over the counter drugs, as staff are not permitted to provide these items to cadets.

***THINGS TO NOTE***

  • We are still looking for cadets to join the trivia team. Please let us know asap if you’d like to participate.
  • Drop off is earlier then in previous years since we have a chance to do a base tour before the weekend begins. If there are issues with the timings please let us know and we will do what we can to accomodate
  • Cadets on prescription medications will be responsible for taking them. Staff will no longer be holding on to them and reminding cadets when to take their medications. If there is an issue with this, please let us know asap.

Upcoming Events:

March 24-25 Marksmanship Zones

April 14 Tri-Service Zone Drill Competition

May 11-13 – Tac Eval

  • This is mandatory aircrew survival training and it is important that all cadets make an effort to attend as this will affect the completion of their level. As always, we will make any attempts to accommodate those who are unable to attend for valid reasons however due to the nature of the subjects being taught, it is far easier to get it covered while we’re out in the field.
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Weekly Events February 19-25

  • 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.
  • Extra Effective Speaking preparation night Monday 6-7pm at Morfee

Tuesday 13 February

  • Effective Speaking Squadron Competition at 7 pm
  • Participants are asked to arrive NLT 630pm
  • Parents of the participants are welcome to attend

Wednesday 7 February

  • 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.
  • UNLESS: Level 3s will be at Morfee in civilian clothing for range from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Parents of Level 3s can drop off and pick up your cadets at Morfee.
  • Lottery tickets sales are coming to an end.  Please bring in your book if you are having difficulty selling so there is a chance we can give it out to someone who can.  Lottery Tickets should be dealt with during break time so we have ample time to reissue books.

Thursday 8 February

  • Pipes and Drums practice 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Saturday 27 January

  • Range Team Practice at Morfee from 9:00am – 12:00pm – This is for the range team only.

Upcoming Events:

March 2-4 – Aurora Cup

  • All cadet are encouraged to participate in this optional  inter-squadron air skills day held overnight in Greenwood. Sign-up are currently ongoing.

March 24-25 Marksmanship Zones

April 14 Tri-Service Zone Drill Competition

May 11-13 – Tac Eval

  • This is mandatory aircrew survival training and it is important that all cadets make an effort to attend as this will affect the completion of their level.  As always, we will make any attempts to accommodate those who are unable to attend for valid reasons however due to the nature of the subjects being taught, it is far easier to get it covered while we’re out in the field.

Weekly Update Correction

It has been brought to our attention that the date for tonight’s activities is wrong.  The date is incorrect however the information is correct.

Wednesday 14 February

  • 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.
  • Any cadets who have either sold their entire book of lottery tickets or are unable to sell the rest are encouraged to bring them in this week so we can redistribute the tickets to those who want to sell more.
  • There will be a small awards parade starting at 8:50 pm in classrooms 9&10.  All cadets that were to be receiving awards last week will be presented with them this week.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  

Weekly Events February 12-18

Monday 12 February
  • 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 13 February

  • Effective Speaking (1800-1900 hrs at Birchall). Cadets are expected to bring a rough draft of their speech on paper to be worked on.  No electronic copies will be accepted.

Wednesday 7 February

  • 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.
  • Any cadets who have either sold their entire book of lottery tickets or are unable to sell the rest are encouraged to bring them in this week so we can redistribute the tickets to those who want to sell more.
  • There will be a small awards parade starting at 8:50 pm in classrooms 9&10.  All cadets that were to be receiving awards last week will be presented with them this week.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  

Thursday 8 February

  • Pipes and Drums practice 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  This will be the official time moving forward.

Saturday 27 January

  • Range Team Practice at Morfee from 9:00am – 12:00pm – This is for the range team only.

Upcoming Events:

March 2-4 – Aurora Cup

  • All cadet are encouraged to participate in this optional  inter-squadron air skills day held overnight in Greenwood.

March 24-25 Marksmanship Zones

April 14 Tri-Service Zone Drill Competition

Staff Cadet Opportunities for National Biathlon Competition

This year, there are opportunities for NS to send staff cadets to the national biathlon competition in Brookvale, PEI.

In order to qualify the cadet must be:

  • 15 years of age
  • attended the provincial biathlon competition (as a coach, official or competitor)
  • be available from March 6-11 (includes travel dates)

Any cadets that wish to submit their names must email the squadron ASAP, as there are very limited spots.

Weekly Events February 5-11

Monday 5 February

  • 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 6 February

  • Effective Speaking (1800-1900 hrs at Birchall). Open to all interested cadets.

Wednesday 7 February

  • CO’s Parade & sports
  • 1830 – 2100 at Morfee Center
  • FSgt and above are asked to arrive for 1815 for a meeting.
  • Dress is C-1
  • There will be some promotions and we will be awarding fitness levels from December
  • Cadets must bring a change of sports clothes for sports after the CO’s Parade.
  • Any cadets who have either sold their entire book of lottery tickets or are unable to sell the rest are encouraged to bring them in this week so we can redistribute the tickets to those who want to sell more.

Thursday 8 February

  • No cadets this evening.

Saturday 27 January

  • Range Team Practice at Morfee from 10:00am – 12:00pm – This is for the range team only.

Upcoming Events:

March 2-4 – Aurora Cup

  • All cadet are encouraged to participate in this optional  inter-squadron air skills day held overnight in Greenwood.

 

March 24-25 Marksmanship Zones

April 14 Tri-Service Zone Drill Compeition

Note from the CO:

We have had a few instances lately where we have been unable to reach parents while a  cadet is in our care.  Please make sure that while your cadet is with us, we can reach you within a reasonable amount of time.  Especially if there is a delay in pickup after an activity.  My staff and I are only able to wait for a reasonable amount of time if there’s no contact and if we start having concerns, I have been authorized to contact the police to assist us with reuniting the cadet with their family in the quickest way possible.  Without any contact from a parent, after a certain period of time it is justified to assume that something possibly happened to the parent and we do not have the resources to either wait indefinitely or track down where you are.  The Facebook page is the best way to contact us if there has been an emergency and you can’t reach your son/daughter to let us know what is going on.

Should your son/daughter need to walk off the base, this needs to be the original plan, not just an afterthought by the cadet.  We will also take into consideration the weather conditions and should they not be dressed appropriately then we will not allow them to leave and you will need to pick them up.  At the end of the day, my staff and I are 100% responsible for your children until they are physically in your care again (this means if they walk, we are responsible till they get home) and we want to ensure they make it home safe and sound.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,

Capt Bourque