top of page

Weekly Messages - 24 April 2024

Updated: Apr 26

706 GEAR STORE - LAST CHANCE

Your chance to get 706 branded shirts, hoodies, hats, duffle bags, and more is back. The 706 Gear Store closes on 26 April. All orders will be bulk delivered to the SSC and distributed on training nights in May. Shop here.


Upcoming


Regular Training

  1. Participants: All Cadets

  2. Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 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 (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.


Community Days This Weekend!

Every year the SSC works tirelessly to ensure we have the funds needed for activities and equipment beyond what's provided by DND - one of their most recent purchases being the new 706 seacans so that we can store all of our equipment on base at Connaught. Last year, they fully funded our year end trip to Larond Park in Montreal and amongst many other things they even fund this website.


Community Days (previously known as Tagging Days) have been an intrigal fundraiser of the cadet program for generations. It is where cadets stand at the forefront of the community (infront of stores) and explain to passerbys what the cadet program is, who can join and how they can support.


And so we ask all cadets to sign up for a shift taking place April 26th - April 28th at various locations in northern Kanata area.



Schedule for the Community days is available here.


Summer Training Applications are now open for 2024


For information on the opportunites, the presentation presented by Capt Auge is available to view here. Questions not answered in the presentation can be directed to Capt. Auge


Deadline for applications is April 25th, 2024 at 1200. Sign up here.


Notes/FAQs:

  • Unfortunately, there is no summer training opportunities offered in 2024 for Level One cadets.

  • Cadets will be able to apply for training opportunites if they are currently in the Level that needs to be competed or above (for example for courses that require Level 2 completed by the start date, cadets currently in Level 2 or above can apply).


Excalibur Cadet Games This Weekend!

  1. Who: Signed up cadets - emails were sent out with the teams and days of competition. Cadets are to only attend the day their team is competing.

  2. Date:  27 Apr 2024 and 28 Apr 2024

  3. Time: 0730 - 1730 hrs 

  4. Location: 5 Brouillette Blvd, Nepean, ON K2K 2W6 (Transport is now provided from Connaught)

  5. Dress: Sporting Attire

  6. Material to bring:

    1. Healthy Lunch and snacks

    2. Filled water bottle

    3. A canteen might be provided - you can bring cash at your own risk.


Note: For those that signed up for Community shifts, the teams were referenced when making the schedule so there isn't any conflict.


Abseiling

We have been invited by Connaught for an Abseiling Activity where cadets will have the opportunity to learn to repel the tower. Due to limited spots, priority will be given to cadets who were not at the abseiling activity in September 2023.

  1. Date: May 11

  2. Location: Drop off and pick up: to red pin location in image below (near range control) Cadets will assemble in the parking lot and walk to the tower (blue circle)

  3. Timings: 1300-1700

  4. Dress:  

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

    2. Appropriate long sport attire if you do not have FTUs

  5. What to bring:

    1. Filled water bottle

    2. A light snack

    3. Sunscreen

  6. Sign Up deadline: May 2, 2024 at 1800. Sign up here.Email confirmations will be sent to selected cadets after the deadline. Please note that this activity is occuring at the same time as the Aviation Elemental Day.



Spring FTX

Our Spring FTX (Field Training Exercise) is a fun learning filled weekend for all cadets. Cadets will learn and practice survival skills and cadets of all levels will sleep in their own shelters the 2nd night. Over the weekend, cadets will build a sense of comradery with their peers and their own self confidence.

  1. Date/Time: Fri May 17 at 1800 - Sun May 19 at 1530

  2. Drop off/Pick Up Location: 5 Brouillette Blvd, Nepean, ON K2K 2W6

    1. Cadets will be bussed to/from Camp Cadou for the weekend

  3. Deadline: Sign up here by Tues May 14 at 1800

  4. Dress & Material to bring:

    1. See kit list


Band

  1. OPI: Warrant Officer Driscoll

  2. Date: Sun, 28 Apr 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


Rocketry Introduction Course (Hosted by 872 Squadron)

  1. Who: Selected cadets

  2. Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2024 and Mon 30 Apr 2024

  3. Time: 1900 - 2100 hrs

  4. Location: Maurice Lapointe School (17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata, ON K2M 0E9)

  5. Dress: Appropriate civilian attire

  6. Material to bring:

    1. Note taking material

    2. Filled water bottle


 

Save The Date


ACR (Annual Ceremonial Review) - 1 June 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. 


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 CI McLean if they are experiencing issues.

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


Supply

  1. CI Stevens 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.

627 views

Comments


bottom of page