All seniors for the 2017-2018 training year are asked to please fill out this survey. This will help us to plan for next year (including instructors positions!!).
You can find it here.
The following cadets HAVE completed the survey (thank you!!) and we have your responses:
- FSgt Scott, A
- FSgt Yade, R
- Sgt Chega, N
- Sgt Jamieson, J
- Sgt Ouellet, A
- FCpl Phuong, B
- FCpl Walsh, S
We have created a questionnaire for the cadets that will be seniors for the 2017-2018 training year. That is current level 4s and level 5s that will be returning next year.
Please take a few minutes to fill it out as it will help us in our planning for next year.
You can access it here.
Biathletes that have been contacted regarding skiing tomorrow at Martock, we will be meeting at 0900 and pick up is a 1400 hrs.
Here is the kit list for the day (much like we’ve discussed at practices):
- Warm footwear (to wear when not in ski boots)
- Earwear (tuque/headband, not a hood)
- Shell (water/wind resistant)
- Layers (more is better, cotton next to skin should be avoided)
- Socks (extras in case you get wet, bring a couple extras to help boots fit)
- Handwear (water/wind resistant, mitts are preferable to gloves)
- Pants (water/wind resistant)
- Face Covering (buff, balaclava, etc)
- Water bottle
- Forecast is -15 for tomorrow morning, so be sure to have extra
If you have any concerns or questions please contact Lt Roberts by phone (if you have the number) or email the squadron.
Please remember to bring clean shoes for curling! You will not be allowed on the ice without them.
These are the cadets that signed up for curling and if any other cadets wish to show up, they are more than welcome:
We had curling sign ups last night and numbers were lower than expected. We have the space to bring the entire unit between two separate sessions on Jan 28 (10-12 and 1-3). This is a free activity and the cadets only need to bring a clean pair of shoes. They are prepared for beginners but anyone with curling experience is welcome to come as well.
The names I have so far are:
Cadets that are not on this list and wish to come, please message the Facebook page or email the squadron by Monday night so we can have finalized numbers. As well, if we have you down for the wrong timing, please let us know.
The training plan for the new year has been posted on “Downloads” page of the website (here).
Level 5s please take note of your teaching schedule and it will also be emailed to you as usual.
The level 3 aviation review can now be found in the “Aviation PC” tab under Resources on our website!
The winter break might be a good time to review the information for those that still have to complete the PC this year.
Level 4s watch out after the break for one to be added for you.
There will be biathlon tonight 1800-1900 hrs
Every year, each cadet unit across Canada has the opportunity to present the Lord Strathcona Medal and the Legion Medal of Excellence to a cadet.
This year, cadets that fulfill the criteria and wish to be considered for these awards need to submit their names by filling out an information form that can be found on Lt Roberts’ office door.
Legion Medal of Excellence (From CATO 13-16)
“The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Cadet Medal of Excellence is awarded in recognition for individual endeavours in citizenship that meet or enhance the aims and objectives of the cadet movement.”
“The main objective in awarding the RCL Cadet Medal of Excellence is to emphasize the citizenship aspects of the cadet program. To be eligible for consideration, a cadet must meet the following conditions:
- enhanced the cadet corps/sqn through:
- regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet; and
- participated in a minimum of three community service events, in addition to those supported by the cadet corps/sqn;
- met all requirements of the corps/sqn annual mandatory and optional training programs;
- cooperation with peers and subordinates
- promoting goodwill and morale within the corps/sqn
- aiding in the development of group identity and cohesiveness
- supporting and assisting fellow unit members and
- his/her involvement in the local community”
**In addition to the information form filled out, cadets who wish for their name to be considered for the Legion Medal will be required to supply 3 reference letters from supervisors of the community organizations that they work with. The letter should contain:
- A description of the volunteer event(s) that the cadet has participated in with your organization;
- An assessment of the cadet’s performance in executing their duties and responsibilities during their time with your organization (of note, the selection committee places a strong emphasis on the inclusion of direct examples); and
- The dates or timeframe of the events and the cadet’s overall time commitment.
There is a sample letter to request reference letters available from the training department.
Lord Strathcona Medal (from CATO 13-16)
“The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal is the highest award, which can be bestowed upon a cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training.”
“The recipient must knowledge of the activities of the cadet movement and must meet the following requirements:
- have a high level of physical fitness;
- have qualified to a training level not below:
- Petty Officer 2nd Class in Sea Cadets,
- Silver Star in the Army Cadets, or
- Level 3 in the Air Cadets;
- have met all requirements of their corps/sqn’s mandatory training program and attended at least 75 per cent of the scheduled training parades in the year of nomination;
- have met all requirements of their corps/sqn’s optional/support training program and participated in at least 50 per cent of scheduled activities in the year of nomination;
- have completed three years as a cadet; and
- be regarded by peers and supervisors as exemplifying the model cadet.”
**Cadets need not supply reference letters at this time for this award.
Due date for names and reference letters is January 4th, 2017.
The information from CATO 13-16 will be printed in full and posted downstairs in Birchall.
Cadets applying for music courses will need to complete this form for November 30th to supplement their application. If a cadet will be absent and is unable to attend cadets they are to inform the unit and specify when they will have the paperwork to us. There will be copies of this form on Lt Roberts’ office door if cadets do not bring it on Wednesday.