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Weekly Messages - 6 March 2024

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.


There will be no Regular Training Night next week (March 14, 2024). Enjoy the March break! The next training night will be Friday, March 22, 2024 at All Saints. A Summer Training briefing will be held that day for cadets and parents.


There will be no Weekly Messages next week.


Upcoming


Activities Night

  1. Participants: All Cadets

  2. Date: Friday, 8 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.


Location and date changes

We will also 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 22nd, 2024

  • April 4th, 2024


The Calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.


Effective Speaking Squadron Competition

This Friday, we will be holding a Squadron competition for interested cadets. Timings and location of the competition will be provided at the opening parade. This is a free and personal decision, and there are no obligations to participate. 


Cadets interested in participating in this competition of effective speaking are invited to prepare an impromptu based on the topic of their choice from this list for 2 to 3 minutes. Participants will be asked to present their impromptu speech this Friday 8 March at the competition.


Following this local competition, the winner will be registered for the Regional Competition sometime in March and will have to start preparing an official speech based on the 100th Anniversary of the Air Force.


Band

  1. OPI: Warrant Officer Driscoll

  2. Date: Sun, 10 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


Marksmanship

Good luck to all at the zone competition this weekend!


Curling

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


  1. Date: Sun, 24 March 2024. The deadline to sign up is 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.

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


Questions can be directed to CI Luloff.


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: Fri, 22 Mar 2024

  2. Time: 1700 hrs

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


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 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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