Training Update for Level 4/5 – Monday, November 18, 2019

All level 4 and 5 cadets will be participating in professional development in the main classroom during period 1 every Monday evening, with the exception of CO’s parades.

An update to the training calendar will be distributed/posted shortly but for Nov 18, please check under Resources for the schedule.

Band and Drill Cancelled for Nov 12, 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, band and drill will be cancelled on Tuesday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Recruit Training Course – Nov 16/17, 2019

Attention all first year cadets:

We will be conducting a recruit training course this weekend with details as follows:

Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17
Time: 0915-1500hrs (3:00pm) each day (this is not an overnight activity)
Location: Cardinal Leger Secondary School
Dress: Comfortable (appropriate) civilian attire with comfortable shoes
Materials: Bring a notepad and a pen/pencil, reusable water bottle and a lunch/snacks. Food will not be provided.

All recruits are highly encouraged to attend this course. We understand it has been a busy fall but this course will provide you with the tools and resources to prepare you to be integrated with a flight (drill, general cadet knowledge, uniform skills, etc.). Should you not be able to attend, please use the attendance form to report your absence. Even if you’re able to attend a portion of the course, it will be very helpful to you.

Remembrance Day Parade, Brampton Beast Game, Range Team

Please read in full for details regarding a few events this weekend.

Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday, November 10, 2019

This parade is mandatory for all cadets. Parents are welcome to stay for the service.
Cadets are asked to meet in the parking lot next to the cenotaph off of Central Park Drive (corner of Queen St. and Central Park Dr. by the fire station). The parade will march from the parking lot to the cenotaph, the Remembrance Day Service will proceed, then the parade will march up Queen Street to the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 609.

Dress: C1A (medals)
Time: Parent drop off at 1000hrs. Parent pick up at 1230hrs at the Legion.

Brampton Beast Military Appreciation Game – Sunday, November 10, 2019

Cadets and parents are invited to the military appreciation game, sponsored once again by Kotak Law. There is no cost to cadets or parents for this event and it is always a really fun time. Our flag party will be a part of the ceremony, along with a cadet reciting the famous poem, In Flander’s Fields, by John McCrae.

Location: CAA Centre
Dress: C1A (medals)
Time: 1500hrs (3:00pm) at the box office doors. Officers will be there to hand out the tickets. Game starts at 1600hrs (4:00pm) so we should be done around 1900hrs (7:00pm). If parents are not joining their cadet, we will ask cadets to call home during the last period of the game.

Range Team Cancelled – Sunday, November 10, 2019

Due to the number of activities taking place this weekend (including the Poppy Campaign on Saturday/Sunday), we will be cancelling range team practice.

Summer Training and Gliding

Important information about summer training applications and gliding for this weekend:

Summer Training:

Cadets in level 3 and up (must be 15 years and older) interested in National Camp, must see Admin and Supply to request an application to be set up in Fortress ASAP. There is only one spot per course. National applications, including all relevant documents required, are due to AdminO no later than 11 November 2019.

As of 28 October 2019, the following courses and spots are available:

Glider Pilot Scholarship – 1 application (see SupO to get measurements)
Power Pilot Scholarship – 4 applications (see SupO to get measurements)
Advanced Aerospace – 1 application
AATC – Airport Operations – 1 application
AATC – Aircraft Maintenance – 1 application (see SupO to get measurements)

Gliding for this weekend: (ALL SPOTS ARE FULL)
As announced on parade, below is the list of cadets attending gliding on Saturday. We are still looking for a couple of senior cadets per shift to assist with supervision.

SHIFT ONE:
0800hrs – Cadets arrive at LHQ
0830hrs – Bus leaves
0930hrs – Bus arrives at Markham Cadet Gliding Site (MCGS)
1300hrs – Bus leaves MCGS
1400hrs – Bus returns to LHQ

SHIFT TWO:
1130hrs – Cadets arrive at LHQ
1200hrs – Bus leaves
1300hrs – Bus arrives at Markham Cadet Gliding Site (MCGS)
1630hrs – Bus leaves MCGS
1730hrs – Bus returns to LHQ

SHIFT 1: SHIFT 2:
Varghese, JerinShankar, Anwita
Anil, NikhilBal, Dilnaaz
Paritala, SrikrishnaSunil, Edan
Bhagwan, DeepakMahakhud, Rishabh
Yenduri, SatyaTrudeau, Terryn-Ann
Patel, AryanGrewal, Gurkamal
Virk, KabirSingh, Eshaan
Hiremath, AtharvaGilchrist, Jessica
Vashishtha, AksharaRaval, Rudra Jignesh (R.J)
Avis, AtarahGandhi, Astha
Balao, MatthewModugula, Dhruvan
Okoronkwo, EbubeMann, Harshman
Patel, IsmailSajid, Azaan
Anil, AmbliBala, Shakthe
Prakash. AvanishRawlins, Carlos
Prakash, AarushAli, Rahim
Upadhyaya, NiharAli, Haziq
NO MORE SPOTS AVAILAntony Tibursius
Tang, Justin
Gill, Harekam
D'Aoust, Brittany
NO MORE SPOTS AVAIL

IMPORTANT: Poppy Campaign

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609, has requested our assistance in supporting the Poppy Campaign. For more information on what the Poppy Campaign is, click here.

What does this mean for you?

We are asking that all cadets participate in whatever capacity they can (there is no limit to the number of shifts you can do). This is an extremely important initiative for the Legion and the community and this is also our way of giving back to the Legion as they support the squadron. Cadets in high school may also earn hours towards their volunteer service.

All shifts will occur within the Bramalea City Centre. We typically meet near the elevators on the first floor but that will be confirmed shortly.

Dress: C2 (full dress with ribbons) or for cadets without a uniform, the usual black and white.

Shift Dates and Times (please contact us to advise which shift(s) you plan on attending):

DateShift 1Shift 2
Sat Oct 26 (AM)1000-14001400-1800
Sun Oct 27 (AM)1000-14001400-1800
Tue Oct 29 (PM)N/A1800-2100
Sat Nov 2 (AM)100-14001400-1800
Sun Nov 3 (AM)1000-14001400-1800
Tue Nov 5 (PM)N/A1800-2100
Sat Nov 9 (AM) - shift times end earlier than usual1000-13001300-1600

Update: Training for Monday, October 21, 2019

For Monday, October 21, 2019

The training schedule for tomorrow will be switched with the following week – meaning, the fitness test for level 2 and up will occur on the 28th.

Cadets who wish to wear civilian clothing tomorrow may do so with a $2.00 donation to the squadron (donation will be added to tagging total).

We apologize for any confusion.

October 18, 19, 20, 2019 Squadron Tagging

We are looking for lots of parents to drive our cadets to locations! If you can volunteer to drive, please speak to a member of the sponsoring committee when you drop your cadet off and ensure you have a valid driver’s license and insurance. If you have questions, please email 758argusnewsletter@gmail.com for more information.

Parents, please take care when dropping off your cadet. On Friday evening, there may be some overlap with the daycare and the parking lot will be busy. Please drive with care.

All cadets are required to participate in 3 shifts of tagging. This is the squadron’s primary fundraiser and as such, all are required to contribute. Cadets will meet at LHQ (basement of the daycare) for all shifts. Cadets enter through the back door, while parents volunteering to drive enter through the front.

The shifts are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct 18, 2019: 5 pm to 9:00 pm (arrive as early as you can – we know many cannot arrive that early)
  • Saturday, Oct 19, 2019: 9 am to 1 pm AND 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, Oct 20, 2019: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

NOTE: Optional ½ day (1 shift) is in the afternoon on Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. If you arrive at 10:30 am, you are required to complete a full day (2 shifts). No exceptions will be made.

Cadets who are staying all day on Saturday and Sunday will receive lunch money and will stay at the locations they are tagging at for their lunch. Cadets are reminded that they have 30 minutes for their lunch.

Uniforms must be pressed, boots polished, hair groomed, etc. Cadets who do not yet have a uniform are required to meet the same standard in what they wear. We are in the public eye and as such, are representatives of the cadet program as a whole. Cadets who are fooling around, slouching, chewing gum, etc. are not a positive reflection of the squadron and the program and will be cautioned accordingly.

Reminder – Band and Drill for October 15, 2019

Just a reminder to cadets in band and drill that drill will practice at the school this week (St. Isaac Jogues, 300 Great Lakes Dr, Brampton, ON L6R 2W7) and the band will meet at LHQ (55 Avondale Blvd., Brampton, ON).

Field Training Exercise – 04-06 Oct 2019

Reminder to all cadets who submitted permission forms that our fall field training exercise is this weekend!

All of the timings, what to pack, etc. are located on the permission form here. Here are a few key things to remember, especially if this is your first FTX:

  • Bring your health card.
  • Bring lots of light layers.
  • Bring a warm jacket – it gets quite cool in the evenings.
  • Rain gear is an absolute essential item – cadets will not be permitted to board the bus without rain gear! For example, a rain poncho, or rain jacket and pants.
  • Socks – you can never have too many pairs. If your feet get cold and wet, you will feel cold and wet all over. A change into clean, dry socks can make all the difference in your comfort.
  • If your kit bag is not waterproof, pack your things into a garbage bag first. It will ensure your items stay dry and is a cheap way to waterproof!
  • Do not bring your high-end clothing/shoes. They will get dirty and we’re not putting on a fashion show.
  • Eat a full dinner Friday night as we will not be providing any rations on Friday.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle. There is running water on site but we will not be providing water bottles.

INSTRUCTORS: Check the training schedule here to see what you’re instructing and come prepared. We will bring all the usual supplies but if you need something outside of our typical gear, email the squadron ASAP and we will try to arrange to get it.

We look forward to seeing everyone Friday evening! Questions can be submitted through your chain of command or via the contact form on the website.