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.

Range team

Reminder of practice schedule for this week:

As per the training calendar, there will be no range team practice on Wednesday evening due to a previously scheduled staff meeting. We will be practicing as per usual on Thursday evening.

Range team practices

Reminder to the range team:

We are adding Wednesday practices starting this evening. Therefore, we will be practicing on Wednesday and Thursday evenings going forward until competition from 1830 hrs to 2130 hrs.

Sports Mar 26 cancelled / Gliding permission form

New date TBD

Unfortunately, sports that was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2017 has been cancelled. New date is still to be determined and will be communicated once rescheduled.

Permission form for Spring gliding sessions has now been posted under Resources/Permission Forms

Effective Speaking Competition – March 18

Saturday, March 18, 2018

This Saturday, we will be sending two cadets, FCpl C. Pereira and LAC M. Hosein to the area effective speaking competition to compete against the other squadrons within our local area. Both cadets have prepared impressive speeches and we wish them the best of luck.

Details for participating cadets (FCpl Pereira and LAC Hosein):

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – approx. noon
Dress: C2 (full dress with ribbons, not medals)
Where: Royal Canadian Legion – Acton branch, 15 Wright Avenue, Acton, ON

Cadets are to arrange their own transportation to and from the venue. Parents are welcome to stay and watch.

Stand down for March Break

Monday, March 13, 2017

We apologize for the delay in posting but this is a reminder that there will be no cadets this evening as we are on stand down for March Break. There will be no drill team tomorrow (Tuesday) as we don’t have a permit for the school during March Break. Band is also cancelled for tomorrow (Tuesday) but range team will practice as per usual on Thursday evening.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, March 6, 2017

CO’s parade – ensure those uniforms are in good shape. Main areas to improve upon include boots (shined to a high gloss, free from dirt), badges (sewn on using the correct colour thread and correctly placed), hair cuts and shaved for the gentleman, hair properly styled for the ladies (in a night neat bun or french braid free from wispies), and pant length (should fall between the 2nd and 3rd boot laces from the toe). Your uniform is your responsibility and no one else’s. Take pride in your appearance and do the best you can – ask for assistance when needed. Please review the dress regulations (under Resources – scroll down to the Supply section) for clarification on the regulations. YouTube also has a lot of great videos out there that show you how to properly shine your boots and maintain your uniform.

Permission forms will now be housed in a centralized location under Resources. If you hover over Resources, you will see the menu item come up. Right now, we have the bowling permission form posted that is due on Monday.

Lottery Tickets are WAY overdue!!! Get those tickets stubs in on Monday, no exceptions. Phone calls have already started going home. We need those ticket stubs back even if you don’t plan on recouping the money by selling them as you already paid for them.

Uniforms – if you are a new cadet and are still waiting on your uniform to arrive and don’t believe your name has been called to see the supply officer to pick it up, contact us immediately. For those who were not issued a belt, socks, or tie, please make an appointment with supply as they have arrived.

Bowling – March 11, 2017

All cadets are invited to join us for a fun afternoon of bowling!

Permission forms are due on Monday, March 6, 2017 and all amplifying details (timing, location, etc.) are located on the form. This activity is at no cost to the cadets.