Spring FTX

May 27-29, 2016

Cadets will meet at LHQ at 1800 hrs (6:00 pm) with full kit based on the kit list, health card and be prepared for kit inspection. Parents are asked to stay until their cadet has been inspected in case the cadet is missing something. Cadets shall enter through the rear door of the squadron and exit through the front. Health cards will be collected and kept safe by squadron staff for the duration of the exercise. All other details are available on the permission form posted in an earlier post. It is imperative that cadets have proper rain gear that repels water as it will very likely rain. A windbreaker or sweater is not rain gear. 

If you still wish to attend but did not hand in a permission form, we have a few spots that have opened up. Please bring the permission form to meet the bus. 

See you soon!

No cadets Monday, May 23, 2016

Victoria Day Holiday

There is no cadet training on Monday. Regularly scheduled team practices (band, drill) will still happen on their regular days.

FTX reminder will follow in separate post early next week. Be sure to pay careful attention to the kit list, especially when it comes to bringing proper rain gear (must actually repel water – windbreakers are not sufficient rain gear!) and a warm sleeping bag with sleeping pad. Even if the weather is nice during the day, it still gets quite cool overnight so be prepared!

Enjoy the week off!

Marksmanship day – rain or shine – May 14, 2016

Marksmanship day will move forward, rain or shine!

Just a reminder to all cadets to be at LHQ, with everything on the kit list, by 0700hrs tomorrow morning. It is very important to bring proper rain gear as the weather in Blackdown can be unpredictable. Cadets are also required to bring their health cards!!! No health card means you don’t go. Please ensure you review the permission slip below for all timings, etc. If you did not get a chance to submit a permission form, but would still like to go, please bring the signed form with you to meet the bus.

FRM – PERMISSION FORM MARKSMANSHIP May 2016

Donation to Red Cross for relief efforts in Fort McMurray, AB

I am so proud and humbled by all of our wonderful cadets at 758. They raised over $500.00 on Monday evening by donating their spare change (and then some!).

All money raised will be forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross on behalf of 758 Argus Squadron to be put towards the relief efforts. Thank you so much for your quick response to our call to action and for your kind generosity!

Maj. Clark
Commanding Officer
758 Argus RC(Air)CS

Marksmanship Permission Form

We will be conducting a marksmanship and fun day at Blackdown Cadet Training Centre this Saturday, March 14, 2016.

Times and all information are located on the permission form. If you were not able to hand in the form on Monday, March 9, 2016, then please bring signed when you meet the bus on Saturday morning.

FRM – PERMISSION FORM MARKSMANSHIP May 2016

Wear Civvies on Monday for $2.00 to support Fort McMurray!

Cadets are invited to wear civilian clothing for Monday’s parade (May 9) if they bring a small donation of $2.00 (or more) that will be collected and sent to Canadian Red Cross in support of the relief efforts in response to the devastating wildfires occurring in Fort McMurray, Alberta right now.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced and many have lost their homes. As an organization that promotes good citizenship and community involvement, we want to get involved and provide whatever support we can. Donations of $2.00 or more will gladly be accepted and forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross on behalf of 758 Argus Squadron. The Squadron Sponsoring Committee will be on hand to collect the donations at opening parade.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Wildfires in Fort McMurray, AB

How we can help…

As I’m sure you are all aware by now, the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, home to approximately 90,000 people, has been forced to evacuate due to devastating wildfires. One of the aims of the cadet program is to promote good citizenship and volunteerism. There are ways that we can help those in need. I encourage every cadet to get involved in whatever way they can. Maclean’s has some suggestions you may wish to consider.

If you have been watching the news at all in the past few days, you have seen images of the fires and videos of people telling their stories. Some of you may even have family or friends who live there. Should any cadets want to formally put together a relief effort on behalf of 758 (i.e., collecting donations), please let me know and I would be happy to assist in formulating a plan. For now, I encourage you to get together with your families and discuss if there is a way you could help in that capacity.

Sincerely,

Maj. C. Clark
Commanding Officer
758 Argus RC(Air)CS

Sports Day CANCELLED!!! May 1, 2016

Due to the high probability of inclement weather, we are cancelling sports day tomorrow. We will re-book the rock climbing wall at a later date (probably the fall).

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, May 2, 2016

Weekend activities – April 30 / May 1

Air cadet skills day – April 30, 2016
Arrival Time: 0830hrs
Departure Time: 1600hrs
Location: LHQ
Dress: combats if cadets have them or suitable PT gear. This activity will continue rain or shine so proper rain gear is also required. Sunscreen and reusable water bottle also required.
Food: Cadets are to bring their own lunch – food will NOT be provided, nor will cadets be permitted to go off-site to purchase food.

Sports day – May 1, 2016
Arrival Time: 0830hrs
Departure Time: 1600hrs
Location: LHQ
Dress: Suitable PT gear, including proper running shoes. Sunscreen and reusable water bottle also required.
Food: Cadets are to bring their own lunch – food will NOT be provided, nor will cadets be permitted to go off-site to purchase food.

Training on May 2, 2016

CO’s parade – dress is C1 for cadets.

Annual practice begins. Some of this practice will take place outdoors. Cadets are reminded that it still gets cool in the evenings and parkas/gloves are required.

Spring Field Training Exercise – May 27-29, 2016

Please remember to submit your form NLT May 9, 2016!
FRM – PERMISSION FORM FTX May 2016 – 2016-04

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, April 25, 2016

Thank you to all those who attended tagging last weekend. The weather was superb and people were out shopping and enjoying the weather. Tagging rewards will likely be distributed on Monday.

Civvies Night!!

All cadets are invited to wear appropriate civilian clothing (no holes, rips, tears, or offensive language, etc.) to cadets this Monday (April 25). No fee, just come and enjoy while being comfortable!

Air cadet skills day and sports day: April 30 and May 1, 2016

Our senior cadets have been busy planning each of these two days. Both will be held at LHQ this coming weekend. For sports day, weather permitting, we have secured a mobile rock climbing wall! They bring it to us and run the entire thing. We’ll also be running other activities concurrently. Listen to the announcements on Monday for more details.

Spring Field Training Exercise: May 27-29, 2016

Our spring FTX is quickly approaching. All cadets are required to attend at lease one FTX per training year in order to successfully complete their level requirements. Please see below for the permission form and exact details. We are definitely hoping for better weather for this one and our spring FTX is always a lot of fun!

FRM – PERMISSION FORM FTX May 2016 – 2016-04

Reminder for all cadets regarding attendance:

Please ensure that you report ALL absences through the website or call and leave a message at the squadron PRIOR to the activity. For parade nights, all calls/emails must be received prior to 1845hrs (6:45pm) for it to count as an excused absence. If we do not receive a call or email, phone calls will be made home to to account for your absence.