Weekly Events for October 2nd to October 8th

Weekly Events for October 2nd to October 8th

Monday October 2nd

Band 6pm-8pm at Birchall Centre. Please dress for the weather.
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 Birchall Centre. Please dress for the weather
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

There is no drill team practice.

Tuesday October 3rd

Flying Scholarship 6pm-9pm at Birchall
This is open to all cadets aged 15 and older who are interested in writing the Glider or Power Scholarship exams in order to get their license next summer.

Wednesday October 4th

CO’s parade at the morphee gym. Cadets are to arrive at 1815; only flight commanders and above should be arriving before 1815. Parents are more than welcome to come attend the parade at 1900hrs. Cadets are to be dressed in 1A (dress shirt, tie, tunic). All new cadets will be requested to wear a white dress shirt with black dress pants until they have their uniforms.)

There will be sign ups for the 107 Valley Wing Dinner and the Junior’s weekend (level 1 and 2) available at break.

Please hand in all annual validation forms to admin. If you haven’t received one yet, please also speak to admin so that we can update your file for the year.

Thursday October 5th

Biathlon at Birchall 6pm-7pm
Anyone interested in learning about biathlon is encouraged to attend, this includes new cadets.

Orienteering at Birchall 6pm-8pm
This is only open to cadets who have previously signed up with Lt Roberts.

Saturday October 7th

No range due to Thanksgiving weekend.

Things to Note:

New cadets MUST have all their initial paperwork completed including photocopies of their documents handed in BEFORE they can attend any extra activities.

Morfee Building is located on School Rd and is the same building as the Greenwood MFRC

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Gliding on Sunday

Sunday gliding is in two shifts.

Shift 1 is 0800 until 1200.

Shift 2 is 1300 until 1700.

We do still have some spots open, so if cadets wish to drop by they are more than welcome.

Dress is appropriate civilian attire.

Please bring some snacks and something small to occupy yourself with in case we have to wait for weather or in between flights. Books, cards, a small handheld device or a small board game are good ideas.

Pick up and drop off is at Birchall.

Please monitor the website/facebook page the night before and the morning of gliding in case we have to cancel or push to the afternoon for weather.

Weekly Events for September 25th to October 1st

Weekly Events for September 25th to October 1st

Monday September 25th

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 September 26th
Flying Scholarship 6pm-9pm at Birchall
This is open to all cadets aged 15 and older who are interested in writing the Glider or Power Scholarship exams in order to get their license next summer.

Wednesday September 27th
Regular Training night in summer dress. (Level 1-4 will wear C-4A and Level 5 will wear C-2B. All new cadets will be requested to wear a white dress shirt with black dress pants until they have their uniforms.)
All NCO’s selected as Flight Staff are asked to arrive early at 6pm in order to get properly briefed on their new roles in the squadron moving forward.
Please hand in all annual validation forms to admin. If you haven’t received one yet, please also speak to admin so that we can update your file for the year.

Parent meeting with the CO is from 7pm-8pm. She will make herself available after the meeting to answer any questions you may have.

Thursday September 28th

Biathlon at Birchall 6pm-7pm
Anyone interested in learning about biathlon is encouraged to attend, this includes new cadets.

Orienteering at Birchall 6pm-8pm
This is only open to cadets who have previously signed up with Lt Roberts.

Saturday September 30th

Range Team 9am-12pm at the gym in Morfee
This is only open to cadets who have completed successfully the in class portion of rifle training and have successfully shot independently before. There will be dates in the near future for newer cadets to try out for the range team.

Sunday October 1st
Fall Gliding Day
This will be a full day of gliding where priority will be given to newer cadets. Sign ups have been ongoing and the finalized list with timings will be posted later this week.

Things to Note:
New cadets MUST have all their initial paperwork completed including photocopies of their documents handed in BEFORE they can attend any extra activities.
Morfee Building is located on School Rd and is the same building as the Greenwood MFRC

Week of Monday, September-18-17

Optional activities

 Biathlon

Thursday, September-21-17

Birchall 1800-2000hrs

Cadets are to show up in PT clothes.  Please dress for the weather.

Orienteering

Thursday, September-21-17

Birchall 1800-2000hrs

Cadets are to show up in PT clothes.  Please dress for the weather

Regular Training – Wednesday, September-20-17

1815hrs – 2115hrs at Birchall.

Only Warrant Officers should be arriving prior to 1815hrs.

Cadets should bring a pencil and paper with them every week

Edit: We are in summer dress. This means that Level 1-4 will wear C-4A and Level 5 will wear C-2B.

Weekly events for the week is Sept 11-18

– no optional activities this week
– Wednesday, September 13th – Regular Training
– 1815 – 2115 at Birchall
-Only Warrant Officers should be arriving prior to 1815.
-Winter dress. Cadets in levels 1-4 should wear C-4. Level 5s should wear C-2
– Battle of Britain Parade – Sunday, Sept 17th, 2017

Cadets are to arrive no later than 1315hrs at RCAF Valley Wing 107.

The dress will be full uniform: tunic, ties with medals.  For any cadets that do not have a uniform or are missing parts, please wear black pants and a white shirt.

Please sign up if you are attending here.

– Level 5 Workshop: Level 5 Regional Workshop:

When: Sept 22-24
Where: Aldershot (cadets must be transported by their parents. If this is a problem, and you would like to participate please inform Lt Roberts).
What: A regional Level 5 Workshop with senior cadets from all 3 elements in the Greenwood Zone. This can be completed at any point during a cadets Level 5 program. This means that if a cadet cannot attend this year and they have another year in the program, they can wait and attend next year.
Who: Level 5 cadets that have not previously attended a Level 5 Regional Workshop. This is NOT what the cadets attended Sept 2-3 at Birchall.
Confirmation of attendance needs to be given to Lt Roberts NLT 1800 hrs 11 Sept along with any dietary needs.
More information will be given after all members have been confirmed.
– Oct 1st: fall gliding. This is a opportunity for cadets to experience a flight in a glider. Stay tuned for sign ups.

Things to note: This week all senior position application are due this Wednesday. Orienteering signups are also due. Both can be submitted to Lt Roberts in the training office.ek

Opportunties!

The following opportunities are available in the near future:

Level 5 Regional Workshop: 

  • When: Sept 22-24
  • Where: Aldershot (cadets must be transported by their parents. If this is a problem, and you would like to participate please inform Lt Roberts).
  • What: A regional Level 5 Workshop with senior cadets from all 3 elements in the Greenwood Zone. This can be completed at any point during a cadets Level 5 program. This means that if a cadet cannot attend this year and they have another year in the program, they can wait and attend next year.
  • Who: Level 5 cadets that have not previously attended a Level 5 Regional Workshop. This is NOT what the cadets attended Sept 2-3 at Birchall.
  • Confirmation of attendance needs to be given to Lt Roberts NLT 1800 hrs 11 Sept along with any dietary needs.
  • More information will be given after all members have been confirmed.

Regional Cadet CWO Advisory Council

  • The Regional Cadet CWO Advisory Council’s mandate is to:
    • a. attain continuous feedback to improve the cadet program to include betterment of the program and cadet retention;
    • b. receive constructive criticism to improve support and activities for Corps and Squadrons;
    • c. for council members to provide their input/experiences on attendance at local activities. Information gathered will enable the leadership within the Canadian Cadet Organization (CCO) to determine best practices for Corps and Squadrons when conducting outreach activities; and
    • d. to participate in council meetings as scheduled.
  • This is open to cadets that are FSgts to WO1s.
  • Cadets must be available to participate in bi-monthly teleconferences and actively participate in local cadet and community activities;

  • Cadets must not age out until after the completion of the 2017/201 $ Training year

  • Interested cadets are required to provide:

    • a. cover letter applying to participate in the CWO Cadet Advisory Council; and
    • b. Résumé; and

    • c. two letters of reference

  • Deadline for applications is Sept 20 2017.

Orienteering Competition 

  • This year’s orienteering competition is being opened to all 3 elements so we (for the first time) have the ability to attend.
  • Interested cadets are to sign up on the sheet on Lt Roberts’ door on Wednesday, Sept 13th.
  • The competition will be on 14 Oct 2017 in Debert.
  • Cadets should be prepared to attend prep sessions on Thurdays 6-8 (run concurrently with biathlon practices – interested biathletes are more than welcome to sign up) if there is enough interest to enter a team in the competition.

Welcome BBQ Details

Our Welcome BBQ will be taking place on Sept 6th at Birchall.

This event is for cadets, parents, families and any new people that are interested in cadets. We will have registration packages available for anyone that is seriously interested in registering.

Please arrive between 1830 and 1900 at the field behind Birchall. The food will be available during that time. A parent’s meeting will take place at 1900 with the CO. Following the parent’s meeting, Annual Validations will be handed out for all parents. We will start winding down around 2000 hrs, however the staff will stay around longer if necessary to talk to parents and/or cadets.

Cadets are to wear sports gear and are encouraged to bring a friend that is interested in joining cadets. We will be running a competition this year to see who can bring the most friends to cadets. The new cadets have to join by the end of October and still be active by the end of December. There will be a prize for the cadet that brings in the most friends.

Cadets are also asked to try on their uniform prior to coming. Any uniform parts that do not fit are to be returned/exchanged at the BBQ.

Staff, please arrive NLT 1800 to help set up and BBQ.

Level 5 Weekend

Sept 2-3 we will be conducting a Level 5 Weekend. We understand that this is early to begin training and that it is a long weekend, but we would ask that cadets seriously consider attending.

We will be discussing expectations for the training year, the future of the squadron, assigning instructors, having workshops on PSRY, time management, mentoring, stress management and leadership. The content in this weekend is geared at not only providing cadets with tools to become better leaders in the cadet squadron but also outside in their personal lives.

Important information:

  • Arrival is 0800 hrs at Birchall Training Center on Saturday, September 2.
  • There will be a kit inspection upon arrival and cadets will be required to declare any medication that they have with them.
  • We will be spending the night at Birchall Training Center. There are no beds, bring an air mattress or foam pad.
  • Dress for the weekend is appropriate civilian attire with lanyard, rank and nametag.
  • Pick up is at 1600 hrs at Birchall Training Center on Sunday, September 3.
  • Please email the squadron (517fltgraham (@) gmail.com) if you are unable to attend.
  • Lt Roberts will be making phone calls to confirm attendance on Wednesday, August 30th.
  • Kit list is here

Please forward any questions or concerns to the squadron email.