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Weekly Messages - 28 February 2024

Upcoming


Regular Training and Co's Parade

  1. Participants: All Cadets

  2. Date: Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

  3. Time: 1830-2115 hrs

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

  5. Dress:  

    1. C1, Full Dress Uniform (with medals); or

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

    3. Appropriate business civilian attire (ie. black pants, white shirt or polo, black shoes);

  6. Note on Footwear: If you don’t have the C1 dress boots or FTU boots, cadets can wear an alternate pair of black shoes or boots with either uniform.

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


Upcoming Location and Date Changes

We will be having the following training nights at All Saints High School (5115 Kanata Ave., Kanata, ON K2K 3K5) on Fridays. We will not have training on Thursdays these weeks.

  • March 8th, 2024

  • March 22nd, 2024

  • April 5th, 2024


The Calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.


Summer Training Briefing

We will be holding a briefing for all cadets and parents to learn about the summer training opportunities this year.

  1. Date: Thurs, 14 Mar 2024

  2. Time: 1700 hrs

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


Marksmanship

  1. OPI: CI Stevens

  2. Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2024

  3. Time: 0800 - 1200 hrs

  4. Location: Connaught, 5 Brouillette Blvd

  5. Dress: comfortable, appropriate civilian attire

  6. Material to bring:

    1. Water bottle

    2. Snacks


Band

  1. OPI: Warrant Officer Driscoll

  2. Date: Sun, 3 Mar 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


Summer Staff Cadet Applications

CTC Staff Cadet applications are now open!


Eligibility:

  • Currently in Level 4 or higher

  • At least 16 before the start of the position

  • Not turn 19 before the end of the position


While candidates with a completed 6-week course are usually preferred during the selection, all qualified cadets are encouraged to apply.


To apply you must complete these steps:

  1. Review this information booklet and choose which positions interest you

  2. Fill out this form to apply. Up to 5 choices can be submitted.

  3. Submit the specified documents (CDT-130, direct deposit info of chequing account in the applicant's name (void cheque)) through the secure SharePoint. If you are uncomfortable sharing that info electronically, you can print and mail them in BEFORE the deadline (address in the booklet)


Deadline to apply: March 14 before 1800.

Questions can be directed to Capt. Auge - Joseph.Auge@cadets.gc.ca


Staff Cadets who have not received an offer by 16 April 2024 may still be placed on a waiting list. Offers could be sent as late as June if positions become available.


Pay: Sgt is the minimum pay level for Staff Cadets at CTCs. Rates shown here are paid daily throughout the duration of the contract.


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


Bottle/Can Drive

We are still collecting empty alcohol bottles, cans etc. Bring them to the SSC representative outside 1 Brouillette 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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