Upcoming event details

Please see below for an outline of what events are remaining to the end of the year in chronological order:

Marksmanship day – Saturday, May 27, 2017
Cadets are required to meet at LHQ at 0700 hrs to meet the buses. Cadets are required to have their health cards and dress is civilian (similar to what you would wear on an FTX – no jeans). If you did not physically hand in a copy of your permission form, you must bring it with you.

Air Cadet skills day – Sunday, May 28, 2017
Cadets are to meet at LHQ at 0830hrs in appropriate sports clothing (dress according to weather as we will be outside!!). Please check the website before leaving the house as we may need to cancel if the weather doesn’t hold up! We will provide MRE’s for lunch or you can bring your own lunch. Bring a refillable water bottle. Cadets should be picked up at LHQ at 1630hrs (4:30PM).

Parade Night – Monday, May 29, 2017
Parade practice at Chinguacousy Curling Club. Cadets who have not handed in their offers of participation for summer training by this night will have their offers revoked.

Parade Practice – Friday, June 2, 2017
Location for this practice is at Louise Arbour Secondary School in civilian attire (comfortable shoes). This practice is mandatory for all cadets as it is the final practice before our annual ceremonial review the following day.

Annual Ceremonial Review – Saturday, June 3, 2017
758 will be celebrating its 52nd Annual Ceremonial Review on June 3, 2017 at Louise Arbour Secondary School (gymnasium). This parade is MANDATORY for all cadets. Also taking place will be a change of command ceremony as Major Clark’s term as Commanding Officer will be coming to an end and Capt. Post will assume command of the squadron.

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 Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Wright, CD.

Cadets will be required to attend one final parade practice at the school on Friday June 2, 2017 (usual Monday evening timings) in civilian clothing (wear comfortable shoes!). On the 3rd, 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.

Decoration Day Parade – Sunday, June 4, 2017
Cadets are required to be at Meadowvale Cemetery (7732 Mavis Rd, Brampton, ON L6Y 5M1) at 1330 hrs (1:30PM) in full dress uniform (C1). Cadets will meet in the main parking lot to the right of the main entrance to form up. The parade should be complete by 1530hrs (3:30PM). Parents are more than welcome to remain and watch.

Parade night – Monday, June 5, 2017
This will be our final parade night for the year and we will be conducting a change of appointment for the Squadron Warrant Officer. WO1 Simmonds will be retiring this year and we will appoint a new SWO. Level badges will also be handed out at this time. Dress is C1.

Summer camp briefing – Monday, June 12, 2017
This briefing is mandatory for ALL cadets attending summer training and at least one parent. We will go through the joining instructions and general outline of what to expect at camp and how to prepare. We will also leave plenty of time for questions. At this time, you will also receive back a copy of your signed offer of participation as it’s required to be brought with you to meet the bus. Please meet at the Lion’s Hall at 1845hrs (6:45PM).

Drill team moved to LHQ tonight

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Drill team practice will be held at LHQ outside this evening. Dress for the weather! LHQ will be open should you need to use the washroom or fill a water bottle.

Supply is open!

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Supply will be open at LHQ at 1930 hrs for ANYONE who needs ANYTHING from supply. If you’re missing parts, need exchanges, need a whole uniform, badges (excluding level badges – those are issued from the training department), anything at all, this is your chance to get it sorted out.

If you are exchanging uniform parts, please ensure you bring the old ones cleaned. If you have lost a uniform part, please ensure you take one last good look around your home to see if you can find it first. Uniforms are very expensive and it is your responsibility to look after them. There is not an endless supply of ties and wedges.

If your pants are too short, look to see how much hem (extra fabric) there is. If you can let some out to lengthen your pants, do that. We will not exchange the pants for longer ones if there is enough fabric to do so on your existing pants.

Weekly announcements – including parade location

For Monday, May 8, 2017

FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE – May 5-7, 2017

Cadets who handed in their permission slips are reminded that it will likely rain this weekend. Ensure you pack proper rain gear and extra footwear. If you don’t own a waterproof kit bag then an easy solution is to pack your items in plastic shopping bags or garbage bags before you place them in your kit bag. Make sure you have lots of socks and warm gear as it will be cool in the evenings/overnight. Having a foam sleeping pad or insulated sleeping pad will help keep you warm at night. Inflatable air mattresses tend to make you cold as the air in them gets cold from the ground. All other instructions with timings, etc. are located on the permission form.

NEW PARADE LOCATION – we sincerely apologize for the confusion last week. An issue with our permit booking has resulted in us having to change locations once again for the remainder of the training year (May 8, 15, and 29).

Our new training location will be:
Chinguacousy Curling Club – 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton

SUMMER TRAINING Offers of Participation are now late! See below attachment for a full list of the selections to date. If you have lost your offer or were absent when they were handed out, please email webmaster@758argus.ca to let us know if you intend to go. We can then email you your offer or if you have it already, it MUST be handed in to Major Clark this coming Monday or else we will assume you do not intend to go and will reject the offer in the system. Once it’s rejected, we cannot get it back.

Summer Training Selections 2017

ANNUAL CEREMONIAL REVIEW – June 3, 2017

758 will be celebrating its 52nd Annual Ceremonial Review on June 3, 2017 at Louise Arbour Secondary School (gymnasium). This parade is MANDATORY for all cadets. Also taking place will be a change of command ceremony as Major Clark’s term as Commanding Officer will be coming to an end and Capt. Post will assume command of the squadron.

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 Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Wright, CD.

Cadets will be required to attend one final parade practice at the school on Friday June 2, 2017 (usual Monday evening timings) in civilian clothing (wear comfortable shoes!). On the 3rd, 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.

Ending early this evening

Monday, May 1, 2017

Due to issues with the permit at the school, we must end at 8PM this evening. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and we will sort it out for next Monday. Please check back over the week for details on parade location for the remainder of the year.

New parade location to the end of the year!!

We will be parading at Louise Arbour Secondary School at 365 Father Tobin Road, Brampton starting this Monday, May 1, 2017, in the gymnasiums. Regular timings.

We will be beginning practice for our Annual Ceremonial Review (to be held at the same location on June 3) beginning Monday. The evening will commence with the regularly scheduled CO’s parade and then move directly into annual practice.

Uniforms have arrived for those still waiting! They will be brought over to the school with us so be sure you are in attendance if you ordered uniform parts / full uniforms.

Permission forms for the May FTX are due on Monday.

 

Summer training offers of participation are also due on Monday.

Drill team cancelled tonight!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Unfortunately, the school has cancelled our permit for this evening so drill team is cancelled for this evening. We apologize for the short notice as we just learned this ourselves and we will resume practice next week.

Regional Marksmanship Competition

Travel orders and Joining Instructions

Parent drop off at 2 Yukon Lane, Denison Armoury, North York, 3rd Parking Lot at 1915 hrs on Friday evening (April 21, 2017). Do not be late!!

2017 Regional Marksmanship Joining Instructions – read thoroughly!!!

Cadets will return on Sunday, April 23 at approx. 1700 hrs but we will have the cadets phone or text when we’re on our way back.

Weekly Announcements, including TAGGING!!!

For Monday, April 17, 2017

Due to the Easter Monday holiday, there is no cadets on Monday. Gliding information can be found on the permission form under Resources, Permission Forms. We have had to cancel the session on the morning of the 15th due to limited participation. Those cadets have already been notified and permitted to attend another session. FTX permission form has been uploaded as well under Resources, Permission Forms.

TAGGING: APRIL 21, 22, AND 23, 2016

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.

Cadets, ensure you have your parkas (at least the outer) as the weather may be a bit wet and not all stores allow you to stand inside. If you do not have a parka, please wear a suitable jacket of a conservative style and colour (no bright pinks, greens, etc.).

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. If you cannot complete your shifts, please bring a signed note by your parent/guardian the following Monday. 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, April 21, 2016: 5 pm to 9:00 pm (arrive as early as you can – we know many cannot arrive that early)
  • Saturday, April 22, 2016: 9 am to 1pm AND 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 23, 2016: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

NOTE: Optional ½ day (1 shift) is in the afternoon on Sunday 12:30 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.

Range team cancelled due to weather!

For Thursday, March 30, 2017

Due to the high risk of freezing rain forecast for this evening, we have decided to cancel range team practice. We truly apologize for the inconvenience and will try to work in a future full day practice to make up for it – date to be determined.