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Weekly Messages - 3 April 2024

Updated: 2 days ago

We are keeping watch of the storm updates provided by the ECCC. The decision and announcement will be made tomorrow afternoon on whether we are proceeding with training.


Update as of April 4 at 1300 - Tonight's training is cancelled.


Upcoming


Sports Night (Cancelled)

  1. Participants: All Cadets

  2. Date: Thursday, 4 Apr 2024

  3. Time: 1830 - 2115 hrs

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

  5. Dress:  

    1. Sport Attire

  6. Notes: Bring a filled waterbottle and a jacket for travelling to and from buildings.


Community Days

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.


Excalibur Cadet Games

Its back! The Excalibur Cadet Games are back for 2024 and will reunite the cadets (air, army and sea) from the Outaouais zone.


Who: Interested Cadets

When: April 27-28 from 0830-1645 Where: University of Ottawa at 125 University Private, Ottawa, ON

Events:

  • Day 1: JR Dodge Ball; Volleyball; and Amazing Race. 

  • Day 2: DBL ball, Basketball; and SR Dodgeball


Each cadet is allowed to participate in one event, the teams will be made based on the sign up form. The site is also looking for cadet volunteers to referee games. 


Sign up by April 8th, 2024 by 0800. Confirmations to those selected will be sent out after the deadline.


Band

  1. OPI: Warrant Officer Driscoll

  2. Date: Sun, 7 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:

  7. a musical instrument


Rocketry Introduction Course (Hosted by 872 Squadron)

  1. Who: Selected cadets that were confirmed by 872. Will send emails to selected cadets.

  2. Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2024 and Mon 8 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


Drill Team

We will be holding Drill Team practices on Fridays at All Saints leading into the competition.

  1. Who: Members of the Drill Team

  2. Dates: April 5 and 19, 2024

  3. Time: 1830 - 2100 hrs

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

  5. Dress: Civilian Attire with Parade Boots


Aviation Elemental Day

We have been invited to participate in a Aviation Elemental Day. The aim of this activity is to create an inter-squadron aviation day in Gatineau with over 450 total cadets. There will be Level 3+ cadets discovering Collège Select Aviation, and cadets of all levels visiting Vintage Wings of Canada. 


Activities:

Select Aviation: Tour of booths (static aircraft, aeronautical trades and industry, visit to Select Aviation school, familiarization tour, conference) and aerial photo of a life-size 100 for the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). 


Vintage Wings Museum: Visit to the Vintage Wings of Canada Museum, lecture and aerial photo of a life-size 100 for the 100th anniversary of the RCAF 


  1. Date: May 11

  2. Timings: In sign up questions as they vary per activity.

  3. Dress: C3 (or appropraite business attire if you do not have the C3 uniform)

  4. Sign Up deadline: April 11, 2024 at 1800. Sign up here.


Aviation Career Night We have been invited to participate in an Aviation Career Day at the Canada Space and Aviation Museum on May 27th. We are one of 10 squadrons participating. This evening will consist of a meet, greet and learn about the aviation industry from key aviation community stakeholders. 


  1. Dress - C3 (or appropriate business attire ( ie. black pants, white shirt) for those without a proper C3 uniform)

  2. Timing - TBD Evening time.

  3. Sign Up Deadline - April 11, 2024 at 1800. Sign up here.


Note: Due to limited spaces emails will be sent to cadets who are not accepted to participate.


OKPIAPIK 2024

10 cadets from Eastern Region will attend 2024 Camp OKPIAPIK which will occur from 22 to 30 June 2024 at Valcartier CTC.


Cadets will be separated into two groups:

  1. Advance (14-16 yo): Outdoor and adventure, sporting and traditional activities, including two-days canoe & camping excursion.

  2. Leadership (16-18 yo): Leadership skills and experiential learning in addition of outdoor and adventure, sporting and traditional activities.


Travelling dates are 22 and 30 June 2024. Cadets that are expected on a CTC on 30 June 2024, will be transported to this CTC. 


Cadets interested in being nominated are to fill out this form. Deadline to sign up is April 11, 2024 at 1800.


 

Save The Date


Gliding - 18 May 2024

ACR (Annual Ceremonial Review) - 1 June 2024


 

Notices and Reminders


706 GEAR STORE OPENS THIS WEEK - LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Your chance to get 706 branded shirts, hoodies, hats, duffle bags, and more is back. The 706 Gear Store opens tomorrow on 4 April and closes on 21 April. All orders will be bulk delivered to the SSC and distributed on training nights in May. Shop here.


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.

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