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Weekly Messages - 20 March 2024

Updated: Mar 27

This week's training will be moved to Friday at All Saints High School from 1815 - 2045. The canteen will be available at the school. There will be no training on Thursday.


Upcoming


Activities Night

  1. Participants: All Cadets

  2. Date: Friday, 22 March 2024

  3. Time: 1815 - 2045 hrs

  4. Location: All Saints High School 5115 Kanata Ave., Kanata, ON K2K 3K5

  5. Dress:  

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

    2. Appropriate civilian attire (ie. 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 with either uniform.

  7. Note for Fitness Club Cadets: You are permitted to bring a change of sports attire to change into during the break.


Summer Training Briefing - Moved to Next Week

Due to issues with facilities, the summer training briefing has been moved to 28 March 2024. The PowerPoint presentation will be shared in next week's newsletter. This is optional for parents to attend.

  1. Date: Thur, 28 Mar 2024

  2. Time: 1900 hrs

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


Upcoming Location and date changes

We will also be having the following training night at All Saints High School (5115 Kanata Ave., Kanata, ON K2K 3K5) on Friday. We will not have training on Thursday this week.


  • April 5th, 2024


The Calendar has been updated to reflect the changes.


Curling - Come Throw Rocks

We are having a come and try the sport of curling day. A Subway meal will be provided after ice time.


  1. Date: Sun, 24 March 2024. The deadline to sign up is tomorrow, March 21 at 1800.

  2. Time: Cadets can come to one of two sessions. There is a question for selecting the preferred time in the sign-up form. There are still plenty of spots left.

    1. Morning session (0845-1200); or

    2. Afternoon session (1445-1800)

  3. Location: City View Curling Club - 50 Capilano Dr. Nepean ON,  K2E 6G4

  4. Dress: Long sporting attire

  5. Material to bring:

    1. Signed club waiver (Bring the day of or email it to CI Luloff  by the deadline stated above)

    2. Clean soft-soled shoes (ie. running shoes cleaned of rocks, dirt etc.)

    3. Light jacket or sweater

    4. Gloves

    5. Filled water bottle

    6. A helmet is encouraged


Curling equipment will be provided by the club. If cadets have their own curling equipment they can bring it if they wish.


The club waiver must be signed and returned before stepping on the ice.


Note: Due to different times and limited ice space, email confirmations will be sent out to participants with which session to come to and a few club rules after the deadline.


Questions can be directed to CI Luloff.


Band - Eastern Region Cadet Music Festival

  1. Who: Band cadets participating in the Sunday band program.

  2. What: Eastern Region Cadet Music Festival where we perform, are judged, and given awards based on our performances.

  3. When: Bus departure is Saturday, March 23 @ 6:45 a.m. (BE THERE AT 6:30 a.m.) from Central Band Hangar, return Sunday, March 24 same location no later than 11:30 a.m. 

  4. Where: École Jeanne-Mance, 45 avenue des Frères, Drummondville, PQ

  5. Dress: Cadet blue pants and belt, boots, band POLO SHIRT and HOODIE. (Civilian for Sat night and Sunday)

Note: Don’t forget your instrument, sleeping bag, single mattress and anything you'll need overnight (ie toiletries)! There will be a canteen if you’d like to buy snacks, it is recommended you bring no more than $10


Rocketry Introduction Course (Hosted by 872 Squadron)

 

This course will familiarize you with rockets and space while teaching you how to think like a scientist or an engineer. The content has some theory but is mainly practical, with an emphasis on building, experimenting, and safety.

 

Sessions will take place on Fridays and Mondays from 7 to 9 PM, starting on April 5, 2024 at Maurice Lapointe School. The dress code is civilian clothes.

 

This course is for cadets aged 13 and older who are comfortable with physics, some math, and building things. There is space for up to 10 cadets from 706 to participate. Participation is first-come, first-served.

 

Please note that this is voluntary and as space is limited, there will be no tolerance for misconduct. Cadets who sign up should be prepared to attend each session and participate actively and appropriately.

 

Sign up here; the deadline is 29 Mar 2024. We will confirm who is selected on 3 April 2024.


International Cadet Exchanges

Applications are now open for the International Cadet Exchange Programs.


International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) Interested cadets must meet the following:

  • 17 years old by 6 July 2024

  • Be younger than 19 years old by the 26 July 2024

  • Have completed the level 5 program by 30 June 2024

  • Provide June 2023 school report card (or homeschool report) to Capt Auge 


The deadline to apply for the prestigious IACE program is April 1, 2024 at 0800 - Click here to apply.


Civil Air Patrol - Cadet Officer School (CAP-COS)

Interested cadets must meet the following:

  • 16 years old by 11 July 2024

  • Be younger than 19 years old by the 29 July 2024

  • Have completed the level 4 program by 30 June 2024


There is no cost for this activity. The deadline to apply to CAP-COS is April 1, 2024 at 0800 - Click here to apply.


Scholarships

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to offer post-secondary education scholarships to Royal Canadian Air Cadets.


The deadline for National Education Scholarships is April 1st, 2024


 

Notices and Reminders


Air Cadet Young Aces 50/50 (New for 2024!)

Parents, guardians and friends (18+) can help support our Squadron and Air Cadets provincewide by purchasing 50/50 tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets visit this link. 


Bottle/Can Drive

We are still collecting empty alcohol bottles, cans etc. Bring them to the SSC representative outside 1 Brouillette when we're at Connaught not just to clear out clutter but also to help raise funds for the squadron!


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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