We are pleased to announce that the promotion process for WO2 and WO1 positions is open. If you are interested in being considered for a promotion, please read the following criteria carefully and sign up as soon as possible.
The deadline for WO1 is Monday, 12 February, and the deadline for WO2 is Monday, 19 February.
You will need to complete the online form before the deadline. The application should include your details, your achievements as a cadet, and your reasons for wanting a promotion. Here is the link to apply
You will also need to attend an interview on 15 February for WO1 and 22 February for WO2, where you will be assessed by a Merit Review Board. The interview will allow us to assess your knowledge, skills, and leadership potential.
The promotion parade will be held on 29 February, where the successful candidates will be announced and awarded their new ranks. On the same day, a new Cadet Commandant will also be appointed.
This is a great opportunity for you to advance your cadet career and take on more responsibilities and challenges. We encourage you to apply if you meet the criteria and have the ambition to become a leader.
Governor General Foot Guards Youth Award
Cadets aged 17-18 are encouraged to apply for one of four $2500 Governor General’s Foot Guards (GGFG) awards. These awards are to celebrate and incentivize high-performing young people in the Ottawa region as they pursue educational advancement or skills development.
For more information and the complete application/nomination criteria visit here.
The deadline to apply/nominate is 15 Feb 2024.
Francophone Squadron Proposal Survey
There is a project to open a new French squadron in the Ottawa region. To gather information on the response and viability of this project Cadets, Parents, SSC and Staff across Ottawa are each asked to fill out this short survey. Questions and Answers are available in both official languages. The survey shouldn't take more than 5 minutes and is anonymous.
We are still collecting empty alcohol bottles, cans etc. Bring them to 1 Brouillette not just to clear out clutter but also to help raise funds for the squadron! Let's make recycling a blast while supporting our cadets!
Participants: All Cadets
Date: Thursday, 8 Feb 2024
Time: 1830-2115 hrs
Location: 5 Brouillette Blvd, Nepean, ON K2K 2W6
C5, Field Training Uniform (FTU); or
Appropriate civilian attire (example: black pants, white shirt or polo, black shoes);
Note on Footwear: If you don’t have the FTU boots, cadets can wear an alternate pair of black shoes or boots.
Reminder: Bring a jacket (issued or civilian) for travelling to and from buildings.
The Zone Winter FTX will be taking place February 16-18, 2024. We are one of many cadet units participating. We have spots for cadets aged 13 and up.
To sign up for the Winter FTX please fill out this application.
1800 hrs 16 Feb 2024 - Cadets to arrive at 1 Brouillette Blvd.
1530 hrs 18 Feb 2024 - Bus return to 1 Brouillette Blvd. and dismissal.
Dress for the weather, and bring layers. Please review the kit list before attending.
Tryouts are open to all cadets for competition!
OPI: Corporal Rossignol
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 24
Time: 0800 - 1200 hrs
Location: Connaught, 5 Brouillette Blvd
Dress: comfortable, appropriate civilian attire
Material to bring:
OPI: Warrant Officer Driscoll
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 24
Time: 1300 - 1600 hrs
Location: 16 Spitfire Private, Gloucester, ON K1V 8P4 (near the airport)
Dress: blue squadron t-shirt, or black bottoms and white top
Material to bring:
a musical instrument
Notices and Reminders
Heated Washroom Facilities
A heated washroom trailer is available for use by everyone located between 2 and 4 Lewis Gun.
This trailer will remain in place for use until the end of April 2024.
Absences: If you are unable to make it to training, fill out this form before your planned activity to be marked as excused.
CI McLean will advise cadets on Thursdays if they have a uniform to pick up.
To make a uniform request please fill out this form.
Bring your spare change, purchase a snack and support 706.
Your snack cravings directly support cadet activities.
Letter to Parents-Guardians from the Squadron Sponsoring Committee
Due to limited space and lighting at Connaught, please follow the parking flow map and instructions below:
Enter via Vickers Gun Rd, then turn left on Brouillette Blvd
Drop-off/pickup occurs on Brouillette Blvd after Lewis Gun Rd (near Squadron HQ).
For pickup at the end of the night, park in the parking lot (not on Brouillette Blvd). Use caution when exiting the parking lot.
IMPORTANT: Exercise caution and patience when driving in this area, as there are many cadets in the parking lot.
Exit via Sir Sam Hughes Rd
Drivers are reminded to slow down.
Posted speed limits at Connaught:
50 km/h on Malibar Blvd,
30 km/h in all other areas.
Speed limits are strictly enforced by Military Police.