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Weekly Messages - 14 February 2024

Promotion Boards

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 WO2 is Monday, 19 February, and the deadline for WO1 was Monday, 12 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 our 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 are ambitious to become a leader. 


Good luck!


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.


Upcoming


Regular Training

  1. Participants: All Cadets

  2. Date: Thursday, 15 Feb 2024

  3. Time: 1830-2115 hrs

  4. Location: 5 Brouillette Blvd, Nepean, ON K2K 2W6

  5. Dress:  

    1. C5, Field Training Uniform (FTU); or

    2. Appropriate civilian attire (example: black pants, white shirt or polo, black shoes);

  6. Note on Footwear: If you don’t have the FTU boots, cadets can wear an alternate pair of black shoes or boots.

  7. Reminder: Bring a jacket (issued or civilian) for travelling to and from buildings.


Winter FTX

The Zone Winter FTX will be taking place February 16-18, 2024. We are one of many cadet units participating. Sign-ups are now closed. Emails have been sent to cadets who are unable to participate. If you signed up and have not received an email stating otherwise, you have been accepted to participate. Timings and the kit list are below.


Timings

  1. 1800 hrs 16 Feb 2024 - Cadets to arrive at 1 Brouillette Blvd.

  2. 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.


Band

  1. OPI: Warrant Officer Driscoll

  2. Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2024

  3. Time: 1300 - 1600 hrs

  4. Location: 16 Spitfire Private, Gloucester, ON K1V 8P4 (near the Ottawa Airport)

  5. Dress: blue squadron t-shirt, or black bottoms and white top

  6. Material to bring:

    1. a musical instrument


Emergency First Aid Training

  1. Participants: Interested cadets who have turned 13 before Sept 1, 2023. Fill out this form to attend, before 0800 on 23 Feb 2024.

  2. Date: Sunday, 25 Feb 2024

  3. Time: 0800 - 1600

  4. Location: 6 Lewis Gun Road (Connaught)

  5. Dress:  Civilian attire appropriate for the weather

  6. What to bring:

    1. Note-taking material

    2. Healthy lunch and snacks

    3. Filled water bottle

  7. Additional Info: If the event goes over capacity, emails will be sent to deny participation


 

Notices and Reminders


Heated Washroom Facilities

  1. A heated washroom trailer is available for use by everyone located between 2 and 4 Lewis Gun.

  2. This trailer will remain in place for use until the end of April 2024.


Administration:

  1. Absences: If you are unable to make it to training, fill out this form before your planned activity to be marked as excused.

  2. Cadet365 Accounts:

    1. Get help: Cadets should contact the Administration Officer Capt. Auge if they are experiencing issues: Joseph.Auge@cadets.gc.ca

    2. Newly Registered Cadets: They will automatically receive their account information at the email address on file once they are created.


Supply

  1. CI McLean will advise cadets on Thursdays if they have a uniform to pick up.

  2. To make a uniform request please fill out this form.


706 Canteen

  1. Bring your spare change, purchase a snack and support 706.

  2. Your snack cravings directly support cadet activities.


Letter to Parents-Guardians from the Squadron Sponsoring Committee



Drivers

Due to limited space and lighting at Connaught, please follow the parking flow map and instructions below:

  1. Enter via Vickers Gun Rd, then turn left on Brouillette Blvd

  2. Drop-off/pickup occurs on Brouillette Blvd after Lewis Gun Rd (near Squadron HQ).

  3. For pickup at the end of the night, park in the parking lot (not on Brouillette Blvd). Use caution when exiting the parking lot.

  4. IMPORTANT: Exercise caution and patience when driving in this area, as there are many cadets in the parking lot.

  5. Exit via Sir Sam Hughes Rd


Drivers are reminded to slow down.

  1. Posted speed limits at Connaught:

    1. 50 km/h on Malibar Blvd,

    2. 30 km/h in all other areas.

  2. Speed limits are strictly enforced by Military Police.

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