Weekly Announcements

For Monday, February 8, 2016

National Course Interviews

Interviews will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Brampton Flying Club. The schedule was distributed this past Monday to all cadets eligible but please see attached below if you lost yours. If your name is not on the list, then you have not qualified to go to the interview. Questions may be sent through the website (Contact Us).

National Course Interview Schedule – 6 Feb 16

Dress: C2 (full dress with ribbons – no medals). Ensure your uniform is impressive, that you eat well, and that you prepare as per the feedback you received during the mock interviews a couple of weeks ago.

Remember to review the interview questions located in the National Course Handbook. The interview counts for a large part in the selection process so make sure you’re ready. Questions can be emailed through the website should you have any before Saturday.

2016 National Courses HB for Cadets and Parents V3 REDUCED

Save the date! Trip to Sky Zone – February 21, 2016

We are planning a trip to Sky Zone (trampoline park) for the 21st. Permission slips will be out shortly. This trip is open to all cadets but there is a cap on the number of participants. A permission slip will be provided shortly with full details.

Another Save the date! Bowling – March 19, 2016

We are in the process of putting together another bowling event at Brunswick lanes in March. This will also be open to all cadets but space will be limited. Permission slips for this event will come out end of February / Early March.

Drill Team Cancelled Tonight

Unfortunately, drill team will have to be cancelled this evening (2 Feb 16) due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, February 1, 2016

CO’s Parade – There are a number of cadets who have been working very diligently on maintaining their uniforms and boots and it is wonderful to see! Please ensure to share any tips and tricks you may have with your section and flight members!

Commanding Officer’s Boot Challenge! – repost from previous announcement

Major Clark has issued a boot challenge to all cadets! She borrowed a brand new pair of boots, never been polished, from supply before the holidays and is challenging all cadets to see if their boots can be shinier than hers! Cadets must only use black shoe polish, kiwi cloth, spit or water. Nothing else! The winner (if there is one) will be determined by a panel of judges on the CO’s parade in February. If there is a winner, they will earn a $20.00 Tim Horton’s gift card!

Lost or Stolen Items:

Any personal items found after parade nights and optional training nights will be placed in the Lost and Found box (regularly located at the LHQ downstairs) for cadets to claim the next time they are in. If any uniform parts are found, they will be returned to Supply and cadets must make an appointment with supply to claim.

Cadets are reminded not to bring items of significant value (large sums of money, electronics, etc.). Should they choose to do so, the squadron is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If a cadet brings a cell phone, the ringer must be off and on their person at all times. They are not permitted to text or call during class time. Some cadets have been granted permission to use as a method to take notes, etc. but this must be arranged through your level officer.

Attendance Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that that all absences must be accounted for. If you cannot make it in to cadets due to illness or other reasons, please use the Contact Us page and send us an email with your full name, flight number, and reason for absence or phone the squadron at 905-793-7992 and leave a message with the same information BEFORE the parade night begins! Parents, if possible, please allow your cadet to write this email or call in to the squadron on their own as we would like them to be accountable for their own attendance.

If your attendance falls below 60% for the training year, regardless of whether you emailed or called in, there is a great chance that you will not be able to successfully complete your level and will require re-assessment and/or repetition of the same level the following training year. This will negatively impact promotions as well so it is really important to manage your time effectively and make it to parade nights.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, January 18, 2016

Fitness Testing for anyone in Level 2 or higher, who missed the level testing in the fall, is on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Balmoral Public School (through the side gym doors) from 6pm to 8pm. Proper PT clothing must be worn in order to participate. The fitness test is one of the pre-requisites for promotion to the next rank.

Mock Interviews for those who have applied to National Summer Training Courses is on January 23, 2016. Cadets will sign up on Monday for a specific time slot. If you are absent on Monday, it is your responsibility to contact the squadron to find out what time your mock interview will be.

Lost or Stolen Items:

Cadets are reminded not to bring items of significant value (large sums of money, electronics, etc.). Should they choose to do so, the squadron is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If a cadet brings a cell phone, the ringer must be off and on their person at all times. They are not permitted to text or call during class time. Some cadets have been granted permission to use as a method to take notes, etc. but this must be arranged through your level officer.

Commanding Officer’s Boot Challenge! – repost from previous announcement

Major Clark has issued a boot challenge to all cadets! She borrowed a brand new pair of boots, never been polished, from supply before the holidays and is challenging all cadets to see if their boots can be shinier than hers! Cadets must only use black shoe polish, kiwi cloth, spit or water. Nothing else! The winner (if there is one) will be determined by a panel of judges on the CO’s parade in February. If there is a winner, they will earn a $20.00 Tim Horton’s gift card!

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, January 11, 2016

Flying Scholarship Exams – Repost from previous announcement

For those who have qualified to write the Glider or Power Pilot Scholarship Exams:

Exam Date: 9 January 2016 (back-up date is 10 January in the event of bad weather)
Exam Location: ASG Toronto (Dennison Armoury) – 1 Yukon Lane, Toronto, ON
Exam Timings:
1300 Cadets and escorts arrive at location. (Dennison)
1330 Exam starts
1630 Exam ends
Dress for Exam: C2

Cadets are required to arrange their own transportation or arrange carpooling with other cadets. Cadets who are not dressed in proper uniform will not be permitted to write. Questions can be directed to Capt. Post.

CO’s Parade

January CO’s parade this week. Dress is C1 (with medals).

Supply

The remainder of the uniforms for new recruits should be issued on Monday. We are working through them as quickly as possible so we thank you for patience. We know it has been a long wait for some.

Commanding Officer’s Boot Challenge! – repost from previous announcement

Major Clark has issued a boot challenge to all cadets! She borrowed a brand new pair of boots, never been polished, from supply before the holidays and is challenging all cadets to see if their boots can be shinier than hers! Cadets must only use black shoe polish, kiwi cloth, spit or water. Nothing else! The winner (if there is one) will be determined by a panel of judges on the CO’s parade in February. If there is a winner, they will earn a $20.00 Tim Horton’s gift card!

First Night Back!

4 January 2015

Yes! We have cadets this evening! Regular training. Please ignore the entry on the training calendar as there is no mess dinner tonight.

Flying Scholarship Exam Information

For those who have qualified to write the Glider or Power Pilot Scholarship Exams:

Exam Date: 9 January 2016 (back-up date is 10 January in the event of bad weather)
Exam Location: ASG Toronto (Dennison Armoury) – 1 Yukon Lane, Toronto, ON
Exam Timings:
1300 Cadets and escorts arrive at location. (Dennison)
1330 Exam starts
1630 Exam ends
Dress for Exam: C2

Cadets are required to arrange their own transportation or arrange carpooling with other cadets. Cadets who are not dressed in proper uniform will not be permitted to write. Questions can be directed to Capt. Post.

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the squadron staff and sponsoring committee, we want to wish all the cadets and your families a very happy holiday and a happy New Year! Take a well-deserved break and come back in January feeling refreshed and ready to work hard and play hard! We will resume training on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Squadron Holiday Party – 18 December 2015

We will be hosting a holiday party to celebrate the start of a great training year on Friday, December 18, 2015 upstairs at Victoria Park Arena. This will be a great opportunity to socialize and relax before the start of the holidays.

Cadets are asked to arrive at 1900hrs (7:00pm) and will be dismissed at 2130hrs (9:30pm). Seniors are to be there by 1830hrs (6:30pm).

Dress is civilian casual (appropriate). Pizza and pop will be provided. Should cadets wish to consume food / drinks other than that, they are free to bring what they like.

Commanding Officer’s Boot Challenge!

Major Clark has issued a boot challenge to all cadets! She borrowed a brand new pair of boots, never been polished, from supply on Monday and is challenging all cadets to see if their boots can be shinier than hers! Cadets must only use black shoe polish, kiwi cloth, spit or water. Nothing else! The winner (if there is one) will be determined by a panel of judges on the CO’s parade in February. If there is a winner, they will earn a $20.00 Tim Horton’s gift card!

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, December 14, 2015

Cadets who have not yet paid the annual assessment fee or picked up their book of lottery tickets to sell MUST do so on Monday. Both are way overdue! If there is any reason why you cannot, please speak to any member of the SSC (usually at the desk at the front door of Lions Hall as you walk in) and they will make arrangements for you (discreetly, of course).

Lost or Stolen Items

Cadets are reminded that all uniform parts should be labelled with their name. Do NOT take parkas out of the coat room that belong to someone else! Do not leave cell phones or money in pockets or bags. They should remain on your person at all times, should you choose to bring them. The squadron is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Squadron Talent Show

Cadets with an interest in trying out for the talent show (to be held at the Holiday Party on Dec. 18) must come prepared to do so on Monday.

Squadron Holiday Party – 18 December 2015

We will be hosting a holiday party to celebrate the start of a great training year on Friday, December 18, 2015 upstairs at Victoria Park Arena. This will be a great opportunity to socialize and relax before the start of the holidays.

Cadets are asked to arrive at 1900hrs (7:00pm) and will be dismissed at 2130hrs (9:30pm). Seniors are to be there by 1830hrs (6:30pm).

Dress is civilian casual (appropriate). Pizza and pop will be provided. Should cadets wish to consume food / drinks other than that, they are free to bring what they like.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, December 7, 2015

Cadets who have not yet paid the annual assessment fee or picked up their book of lottery tickets to sell MUST do so on Monday. Both are way overdue! If there is any reason why you cannot, please speak to any member of the SSC (usually at the desk at the front door of Lions Hall as you walk in) and they will make arrangements for you (discreetly, of course).

CO’s Parade

Dress is C1. We will also be hosting a visitor from the Regional Cadet Support Unit – Central (Toronto Detachment), who will be taking a look at how the squadron is doing, etc. He is a regular force Warrant Officer so cadets do not salute him but all other courtesies shall be observed.

Supply

Supply will be closed on Monday. Appointments will resume the following Monday evening.

Lost or Stolen Items

Cadets are reminded that all uniform parts should be labelled with their name. Do NOT take parkas out of the coat room that belong to someone else! Do not leave cell phones or money in pockets or bags. They should remain on your person at all times, should you choose to bring them. The squadron is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Squadron Holiday Party – 18 December 2015

We will be hosting a holiday party to celebrate the start of a great training year on Friday, December 18, 2015 upstairs at Victoria Park Arena. We are still finalizing details but all cadets are welcome and this will be a casual social function. No uniforms, music, food, etc. Put it on your calendar!