Weekly Announcements

For Monday, December 5, 2016

CO’s parade – uniforms will be inspected thoroughly. Big pain points right now are males not shaving and females wearing inappropriate jewellery (i.e., wrong earrings) and nail polish. If you’re not sure what’s authorized or not, check with your section commander or don’t wear it. The dress regulations are posted under Resources – get very familiar with them!

National Course applications – all outstanding paperwork and documents are due!

Uniforms for new cadets – many have finally arrived. We will distribute as fast as we can. Please bear with us a little longer!

No ground school this week. The final exam will be next week.

Range team will practice on Thursday, 1830-2130hrs.

Value Village Fundraiser – check out the Poster!

Level 5 PO 513 workshops will take place December 3 and 4 in Burlington. Joining instructions for the applicable cadets are below. Please read them very carefully. Cadets are expected to arrange their own transportation to and from the hotel each day. We recommend carpooling wherever possible. Lunch will be provided each day.

PO 513 Burlington Joining Instructions

Changes to calendar

For the week of November 28, 2016

There will be no drill team or ground school this week. Ground school will have their final exam next week. Be sure to study hard!

There will be range team on Thursday from 1830-2130hrs at LHQ. The training calendar currently says there’s a staff meeting but that has been cancelled so that range team can practice.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, November 28, 2016

Level 3’s will be in appropriate comfortable civilian clothing again. Remainder of cadets will be in uniform.

Last call for donations to assist in the relief efforts for Hurricane Matthew. Please forward donations to WO2 Anand or WO2 Walia. The more money your flight raises, the more points that will be awarded to put towards top flight at the end of the training year.

National Course paperwork is due on Monday to Capt. Reid.

Range team timings going forward will always be 1830-2130 hrs. Drill team will always be at Folkstone Public School. The calendar will be updated shortly to reflect these changes shortly.

Level 5 PO 513 workshops will take place December 3 and 4 in Burlington. Joining instructions for the applicable cadets are below. Please read them very carefully. Cadets are expected to arrange their own transportation to and from the hotel each day. We recommend carpooling wherever possible. Lunch will be provided each day.

PO 513 Burlington Joining Instructions

Squadron Fundraiser with Value Village – December 12, 2016

Time to clean out your closets, under your beds, and your family’s closets! On December 12, we will be holding a squadron fundraiser with Value Village. We’re asking cadets to bring in their old clothes, shoes, blankets, towels (soft items) that are still in good repair. We will forward those items to Value Village who will provide cash to the squadron. It’s all based on weight so the more we bring in, the more money we’ll get to support the squadron! All items should be brought in black garbage bags (we will have some on site just in case). More info will be coming shortly but please get started on gathering some of those items. Please do NOT bring anything in to the squadron before December 12 as we do not have the means to store it.

Value Village Fundraising Flyer

Weekly Announcements (updated for Level 3’s – Nov 18)

For Monday, November 21, 2016

Level Three cadets are asked to wear comfortable clothing on Monday as one of the lessons includes some physical activity. If proper clothing is not worn, cadets will not be able to participate in the lesson. Remainder of cadets are in regular uniform.

Fundraising for Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts – Popcorn on sale for $1.50 per serving!

On October 1st 2016, a deadly hurricane called Hurricane Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais in southwestern Haiti as a category 4 hurricane. The hurricane left over 800 people dead and thousands injured with thousands of homes destroyed. Current living conditions are extremely poor. Rehabilitation of Haiti is estimated to cost around One Billion dollars. It is estimated that 90% of the land in south Haiti has been destroyed. In addition, Haiti is already one of the world’s poorest countries and has never fully recovered from the Earthquake which hit in 2010 killing thousands of people. As a squadron, we will stand in solidarity with the residents of Haiti and help with the relief efforts by raising funds. All donations will be made through Khalsa Aid, which is an international NGO with the aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world. Khalsa Aid is currently situated in Haiti and a group of volunteers is helping to rebuild shelters and distribute essential needs to the families.

Brampton Beast game

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Those attending the game on Sunday are asked to meet outside of the Box Office doors (north side of the Powerade Centre) no later than (NLT) 1300hrs (1:00 PM). Cadets with uniforms are to be in C1 dress while cadets who do not yet have a uniform are to be in the usual black pants, white shirt.

If you have not already emailed through the Contact Us section to indicate that you are coming and if any family members will be coming, should do so immediately.

Weekly Announcements – (updated Nov 11 re: Range Team)

For Monday, November 14, 2016

As announced at practice, the range team will practice on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 0930 hrs to 1330 hrs. Bring some homework or a book for between relays and feel free to bring some food/snacks/lunch. Food will not be provided.

Military Appreciation Day at the Brampton Beast game  – Sunday, November 13, 2013. The deadline for informing us of who is attending has passed but there is still room should you wish to attend. Please email us through the contact us section to let us know that you would like to come and if you will be bringing any family.

National Summer Course applications are due back to Administration by November 21, 2016.

Cadets requiring uniform exchanges will be required to submit a request for appointment until further notice. Uniforms for new cadets have started arriving and our priority will be to outfit them as quickly as possible.

758 Argus Squadron Haiti Relief Fundraiser (Civvies This Monday!)

On October 1st 2016, a deadly hurricane called Hurricane Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais in southwestern Haiti as a category 4 hurricane. The hurricane left over 800 people dead and thousands injured with thousands of homes destroyed. Current living conditions are extremely poor. Rehabilitation of Haiti is estimated to cost around One Billion dollars. It is estimated that 90% of the land in south Haiti has been destroyed. In addition, Haiti is already one of the world’s poorest countries and has never fully recovered from the Earthquake which hit in 2010 killing thousands of people. As a squadron, we will stand in solidarity with the residents of Haiti and help with the relief efforts by raising funds. All donations will be made through Khalsa Aid, which is an international NGO with the aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world. Khalsa Aid is currently situated in Haiti and a group of volunteers is helping to rebuild shelters and distribute essential needs to the families.

This Monday, November 14 2016, will be a civvies night for a minimum donation of $2! If you wish to donate more, we would greatly appreciate it. This will be a Flight vs. Flight competition. For every dollar raised, one flight point will be awarded to the flight.

Please show your support and together, lets extend a helping hand out to those who are currently in poor conditions and desperately need our help.

We appreciate your support!

Drill Team location

For Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – and going forward

The location for drill team this year has changed to Folkstone Public School:

104 Folkstone Crescent, Brampton, ON L6T 3M5.

The timings will remain 6:00PM to 8:00PM in civilian attire.

Military Appreciation Day with the Brampton Beast

Sunday, November 13, 2016

We are pleased to once again be participating in Military Appreciation Day with the Brampton Beast. We will be providing a flag party for the opening ceremonies and cadets with their families are invited to come to the game, free of charge! The event is sponsored by Kotak Law and we’re so happy to have been invited again.

Please use the Contact Us section of the website to let us know if you will be attending and how many from your family will attend by Wednesday evening (8:00PM). There is no limit to how many can participate but we would like to let the Brampton Beast know ahead of time.

Date: Sunday, November, 13, 2016
Time: 1300HRS – cadets to meet outside Box Office doors at the Powerade Centre
Dress: C1 for cadets, 1A for officers, business casual for volunteers, don’t forget your poppy!

We hope to see many of you out there!

Military Appreciation Day Poster

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, November 7, 2016

Range team try-outs for the remainder of cadets who signed up will take place Thursday, November 3, 2016. The list is posted again below for those who need to review it. Those with a “2” next to their name should be there on Thursday.

Range team sign up list

Poppy Campaign:
Please note that participation in the poppy campaign is not mandatory but does count towards volunteer hours for school and is highly encouraged. The Legion provides a great deal of support to our squadron and this is one way to give back. A legion representative will arrange a time to come down to the squadron to sign for these hours (dates to be determined). Cadets are to be in C2 – full dress uniform with ribbons (or black and white) and are to meet inside the Bramalea City Centre by the Royal Bank of Canada. The Legion will have a booth in that location. Cadets will then be dispatched in pairs to various doors at the City Centre. Should you wish to sign up for any of the dates, please email us at webmaster@758argus.ca.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 1800 to 2100 hrs (Note: ground school will still be taking place as there is no extra time in the schedule to allow for another cancellation)
Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Shift 1: 1000-1400 hrs / Shift 2: 1400-1800 hrs
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 1800 to 2100 hrs

Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday, November 6, 2016
This is a mandatory parade for all cadets. 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 0930 hrs at the Chinguacousy Park cenotaph (access is off of Central Park Drive, just north of Queen Street).

Parents are to pick their cadets up from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609 at 1133 Queen Street East at 1230 hrs.

Parents and families are most welcome to watch the parade. We ask that you stay to the side as the cadets will be formed up as a squadron.

Remembrance Day – November 11, 2016
Cadets who wish to wear their uniforms at school on Remembrance Day are to request permission to do so by emailing webmaster@758argus.ca. Please keep in mind that you are representing not only the squadron, but the cadet program as a whole when you do this. You must wear the uniform properly and your behaviour while wearing the uniform should be of the highest standard.

Lottery tickets are due back to the squadron NLT (no later than) November 14, 2016. If you have them sold, please bring back the stubs immediately.

Weekly Announcements – including Poppy Campaign

For Monday, October 31, 2016

No cadets on the 31st. Have a happy Halloween if you celebrate, and stay safe. Please note that you are NOT permitted to wear your cadet uniform as a costume.

Please take note of 758’s new Facebook page and follow us @758argus. All weekly announcements will continue to be posted to the website but this is a place where we can easily share photos, news stories, etc. that are not as easily shared on the website.

Thank you to all who participated in TAGGING. It is a direct result of your efforts that we were able to raise quite a bit of money. Tagging does count towards volunteer hours for school. Towards the end of each training year, the sponsoring committee will compile everyone’s hours and prepare a letter detailing all of your volunteer efforts.

Range team try-outs for the remainder of cadets who signed up are post-poned until next week (Thursday, November 3, 2016). We’ll post the list again in next week’s announcements.

Poppy Campaign:
Please note that participation in the poppy campaign is not mandatory but does count towards volunteer hours for school and is highly encouraged. The Legion will arrange a time to come down to the squadron to sign for these hours (dates to be determined). Cadets are to be in C2 – full dress uniform with ribbons (or black and white) and are to meet inside the Bramalea City Centre by the Royal Bank of Canada. The Legion will have a booth in that location. Cadets will then be dispatched in pairs to various doors at the City Centre. Should you wish to sign up for any of the dates, please email us at webmaster@758argus.ca.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Shift 1: 1000-1400 hrs / Shift 2: 1400-1800 hrs
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 1800 to 2100 hrs
Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Shift 1: 1000-1400 hrs / Shift 2: 1400-1800 hrs
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 1800 to 2100 hrs

Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday, November 6, 2016
This is a mandatory parade for all cadets. 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 0930 hrs at the Chinguacousy Park cenotaph (access is off of Central Park Drive, just north of Queen Street.

Parents are to pick their cadets up from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609 at 1133 Queen Street East at 1230 hrs.

Parents and families are most welcome to watch the parade. We ask that you stay to the side as the cadets will be formed up as a squadron.

Remembrance Day – November 11, 2016
Cadets who wish to wear their uniforms at school on Remembrance Day are to request permission to do so by emailing webmaster@758argus.ca. Please keep in mind that you are representing not only the squadron, but the cadet program as a whole when you do this. You must wear the uniform properly and your behaviour while wearing the uniform should be of the highest standard.