Community Service Cancelled – Move to Birchall

In the interest of keep everyone dry and not tempting Nova Scotia weather we are cancelling the community service bottle drive for today.

Instead level 3s and 4s are asked to report to Birchall at 1000 hrs in civilian clothing. We will be doing classroom work instead. Pickup will be 1600hrs, lunch is still included.

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Weekly Events for November 20th  to November 26th

Weekly Events for November 20th  to November 26th

Monday November 20th

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 November 21st

Flying Scholarship 6pm-9pm at Birchall.

Wednesday November 22nd

Regular Training at the Birchall. Cadets are to arrive at 1815; only flight commanders and above should be arriving before 1815.   Cadets are to be in winter dress. Winter dress is C4 (dark blue shirt with tunic) for all cadets.  Cadets are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Upper Room Food Bank food drive which concludes on the 13th of December.

Thursday November 23rd

Biathlon at Birchall 6pm-7pm

Saturday November 25th

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.

Level 3 and 4 Weekend 8am – 4pm at Birchall.  This is mandatory training for all level 3 and 4 cadets.  Dress will be civilian clothing and lunch will be provided at the mess hall.  Any cadets with dietary restrictions must let Lt Roberts know in writing on Wednesday.  For Sunday, cadets are to be dropped off at the Ravenwood ball diamond for 9 am start and can be picked up from the ball diamond at 4pm.  The bottle drive is open to any other level cadets, but they must sign up Wednesday beforehand to ensure the cadet will have lunch.  Dress will be civilian attire.  Lunch will be provided and once again, please let Lt Roberts know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Sunday November 26th

Level 3 and 4 Weekend 9am – 4pm at the Ravenwood ball diamond.  The bottle drive is open to any other level cadets, but they must sign up Wednesday beforehand to ensure the cadet will have lunch.  Dress will be civilian attire.  Lunch will be provided and once again, please let Lt Roberts know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Upcoming events:

Cadet mess dinner on the 13th of December at the Kingston Legion.  This is a cadet only mess dinner.  This is also a mandatory event.  Cadets are to be in cadet mess attire, which is full uniform with a white shirt and a bow tie.  If any cadet is unable to acquire these items, please see a staff member.

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

Fundraiser Reminder & Important Upcoming Dates

Sign ups for the Level 3/4 Weekend will start at break tomorrow. This is mandatory training (and assessments!) so all cadets that will not be in attendance should submit a note to Admin.

Staff cadets will be asked to sign up for this as well in their usual location – note there will be specific classes for instructors to choose if they are available. 

Cadets and staff are welcome to wear their appropriate civilian attire tomorrow. We are asking that cadets donate $1 to do this and the money is going towards the Upper Room Food Bank in Kingston.

Staff cadet applications are now due on NOVEMBER 29TH. The application date was just announced and it is sooner then in previous years. There is lots of information in the Level 5 Office.

Level 5 cadets that are in charge of events between now and the Holiday break are required to check in with Lt Roberts at some point this week to talk about your plans – this means you must come with some sort of idea as to what you are planning! 

Weekly Events for November 13th to November 19th

Weekly Events for November 13th to November 19th

Monday November 13th

No Band Practice due to holiday

No Flag Party due to holiday

No Drill team due to holiday

Tuesday November 14th

Flying Scholarship 6pm-9pm at Birchall.

Wednesday November 15th

Regular Training at the Birchall. Cadets are to arrive at 1815; only flight commanders and above should be arriving before 1815. All new cadets will be requested to wear a white dress shirt with black dress pants until they have their uniform). Cadets can chopse to either donate $1 to our food bank and wear apparent civilian attire or to be in winter dress. Winter dress is C4 (dark blue shirt with tunic) for all cadets. We are also curreny accept not perishable food items for our food bank drive.

Thursday November 16th

No Biathalon due to upcoming competition

Saturday November 18th

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.

Biathlon Competition. More info to follow from Cpl Paon.

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

Annual Validation Reminder

Reminder to the following cadets that you are required to bring in your annual validation forms tonight. Also if you were also given a detailed health questionnaire please ensure that is handed in tonight as well. If this forms are not completed and handed in you cannot apply for camp. 
FCpl Brooks

Cpl Ellingwood

Sgt Hutchison

FSgt MacDonald

FCpl Peterson

Sgt Walsh

Summer Training Applications

It’s that time of year!

Summer training application procedures are available on the website under the “Summer Training” menu or at:

https://517aircadets.wordpress.com/summer-camp-application/

All necessary documentation can be found on our “Downloads” page:

https://517aircadets.wordpress.com/downloads/

Deadlines for applications will be:

National course AND music courses: November 29, 2017

Regional courses: January 31st 2018

 

As always, Lt Roberts is available to discuss your summer training plans if required.

School Remembrance Day Ceremonies

If you attend the following schools, you have permission to wear your uniform at school for the following dates and times:

  •  November 7th  Ecole Rose Des Vents Service 10:30 am;
  • November 8th  West Kings High School 11:00 am;
  • November 9th  Pine  Ridge District High School 09:35 am

Should you attend a different school then the ones listed and would like to wear your uniform, please contact us through our social media.  As well, any cadets attending a Remembrance Day ceremony other then the one in Kingston, please let us know by Wednesday so that we can make sure you are marked present for this mandatory parade.

Upper Room Food Bank – Christmas Food Drive

Please help support the 517 Air Cadets, parents and sponsors in collecting food for the Upper Room Bank. These donations will stay in the local community to help families in need.

This Campaign will run from November 1 to Dec 13 with a presentation to the Food Bank on December 16.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to the squadron, 
Donation boxes will also be available at the 107 Valley Wing RCAFA and the Branch 98 Royal Canadian Legion. on Nov 12.
ALL food items are greatly appreciated and needed especially the following; pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, cheeze whiz, hamburger helper, canned meats, canned fruit, canned pasta.
Toiletries and Laundry soap etc are also accepted, but food items are preferred.

In Squadron Fund Raising:
Nov 15 – Wear Civvies to Cadets $1.00

Nov 26 – Level 3&4 Weekend – Bottle Drive

Dec 6 – inhouse Bake Sale – Cadets/Parents asked to donate baked items.

Any concerns please contact Capt Bull.