Welcome to the 2019/2020 Training Year

Our first official training night of the new training year is Monday, September 09, 2019.

Cadets are asked to arrive no later than 1845hrs in the Lions Hall. If any new recruits have paperwork to hand in, you will need to drop that off to Administration across the parking lot in the basement of the daycare. Please follow the path around to the back of the building and use the back door as the stairs in the front are being renovated.

Returning cadets and any new recruits who have not yet paid the annual fees are reminded to review the Fees page for details. Member of the squadron sponsoring committee will be available in Lions Hall to collect.

DRESS:

  • New recruits are asked to wear to black pants, white collared shirt, black tie, black shoes.
  • Returning cadets are in C2 (shirt, tie, tunic, ribbons), but weather dependent the SWO may order removal of ties and tunics so don’t forget to ensure you have your rank slip ons!
  • Officers will be in 3B, while volunteers in business casual.

Announcement to our 758 Family

It is with heavy hearts that we must inform our 758 family that on Friday, August 16, 2019 our squadron lost two of its members in a tragic incident. LAC Christian Gorospe, who had just completed his first year of cadets, and his mother Lisa Gorospe, who was a member of the squadron sponsoring committee, have been lost but will never be forgotten. Support has been made available to the family and will also be made available to our cadets and staff on our first training night on September 9, 2019 and on an as needed basis going forward. Should you wish to access support prior to our first training night, please contact us. Alternatively, serving cadets and their families are also entitled to access the following resources at any time (they will remain pinned the sidebar of our homepage indefinitely). 

CAF Member Assistance Program – 1.800.268.7708

Kids Help Phone – 1.800.668.6868

CAF Family Information Line – 1.800.866.4546

CAF Chaplain Services – 1.866.502.2203

Canadian Mental Health Crisis Line – 1.888.893.8333

Victim Link Support Line – 1.888.579.2888

New Cadet Registration for August 19 Cancelled!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel the originally scheduled information and registration session on Monday, August 19, 2019. We will still be conducting the second session on Monday, August 26, 2019 (details found here). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Brampton Flight Centre Annual Airport Day

Join the Brampton Flight Centre (BFC) and Great War Flying Museum (GWFM) for their annual Airport Day on Sunday, September 8, from 10 am to 4 pm. This is not a cadet-related activity but some cadets may choose to attend on their own with family and friends. For more details, please visit BFC’s website.

Summer Training – Travel Orders

Cadets attending summer training, please read the travel orders carefully:

Blackdown – July 7, 2019

Connaught – July 7, 2019

Trenton – July 7, 2019

Trenton -GPS  – July 7, 2019

Summer Training Information

Important information for all cadets attending summer training:

A. Travel documents required: Cadets must show the followings to get on the bus and again at the In-Take process when arrive at camp.

B. Cadets are required to travel in “UNIFORM – Summer Dress without shoulder epaulets and NO Name Tag”

C. Cadets and Parents are encourage to read the “Joining Instructions” of the perspective camp and prepare accordingly prior to travel date.

D. Remember to pack shorts (black colour and knee length).

E. Cadets are required to be at the pick-up/drop-off ZONE minimum 30 minutes prior to bus departure time: 77 THOMPSON ROAD SOUTH, MILTON, ON, L9T 6H7

Additional forms as needed:

  • Medications Form – must signed and place in Ziploc bag with the medication – Cadet name marked with permanent marker on the Ziploc bag.
  • Leave Request Form– Only to leave camp site with parent on the day that cadet is off training. Cadet must return to camp at end of day. This is not a long term leave
  • Personal Articles / Attractive Items Log – Suggestion: DO NOT PACK VALUABLE ITEMS

Annual Ceremonial Review: 7-8 June 2019

758 will be celebrating its 54th Annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Chinguacousy Curling Club. This parade is MANDATORY for all cadets.

The ACR is a formal parade to showcase and celebrate the past training year. Awards are presented, speeches are conducted, and it signifies the end of another successful training year. Friends and family are more than welcome to attend. Our Reviewing Officer for the parade will be Chief of Peel Regional Police, Chris McCord.

Cadets will be required to attend one final parade practice at the curling club on Friday, June 7, 2019 (usual Monday evening timings) in civilian clothing (wear comfortable shoes!). On the 8th, we ask that cadets arrive between 0815 and 0830 hrs, also in civilian clothing but with their uniforms on a hanger and clearly marked with their name. Uniforms must be clean, pressed, and ready to go. Boots must be polished to a high glossy shine. Males will be clean shaven and have proper hair cuts. Sikh males who wear a turban shall be wearing their issued turban. Females will arrive with their hair already done, no nail polish or heavy makeup, and no costume jewelry. Lunch will be provided by the squadron for the cadets but they should eat a healthy breakfast prior to arriving in the morning.

Guests are asked to be seated no later than 1245 hrs. The parade will begin promptly at 1300 hrs (1:00 PM) and will last 90 mins. There will be a short reception following the parade with some light refreshments and static displays in the cafeteria for about 30 mins. Cadets will not be dismissed until the parade square has been cleaned up.

After ACR our final training night for the year will be on Monday, June 10, 2019 (regular timings).

Gliding Update

Spring Gliding: Saturday June 1, 2019

Due to low numbers, the afternoon shift for gliding has been cancelled, the morning shift will continue as normal. Cadets that signed up for the afternoon shift are encouraged to attend the morning shift. Cadets must bring a signed copy of the Permission Form, which can be found here. Forms are to be signed and brought with you the day of the activity, along with your Health Cards. Cadets will not be able to participate without their Health Card or Permission Form.

Cadets and Parents must review the sign up sheet below and ensure their cadet is present for the activity. If cadet is unable to attend or would like to attend a shift, you must contact webmaster@758argus.ca to notify the Squadron ASAP.

List of participants: Gliding Sign Up – June 1, 2019

Gliding & D-Day Parade

For May 27 – June 2, 2019

Gliding – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – There will be a sign up session during parade on Monday, May 27, 2019 for cadets interested in attending Gliding. Once cadets have signed up, they will need to submit the Permission Form the day-of prior to boarding the bus, along with their Health Cards.

Decoration Day Parade – Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Dress is C1 (with medals) or black and white for cadets who do not yet have a uniform. Cadets are to be dropped off at 1300 hrs (1:00pm) at Meadowvale Cemetery (7732 Mavis Rd, Brampton, ON L6Y 5L5). The parade will begin at 1315 hrs (1:15pm) sharp. Parents and families are more than welcome to watch the parade. We ask that you stay to the side as the cadets will be formed up as a squadron. If Parents choose not to stay, pick up will be at the same location at 1430 (2:30pm).  

Reminders for Spring FTX

Cadets will report to LHQ no later than 1730hrs (5:30pm) on Friday 24 May 2019 with Health Card and personal kit per Personal Kit List (attached in Permission Form). There will be a kit inspection prior to boarding the bus; outer wear/ rain jacket, hiking boots, sleeping bag and water bottles are a must. Insufficient dress and kit will result in cadets not being able to participate.