Weekly Announcements

For Monday, December 14, 2015

Cadets who have not yet paid the annual assessment fee or picked up their book of lottery tickets to sell MUST do so on Monday. Both are way overdue! If there is any reason why you cannot, please speak to any member of the SSC (usually at the desk at the front door of Lions Hall as you walk in) and they will make arrangements for you (discreetly, of course).

Lost or Stolen Items

Cadets are reminded that all uniform parts should be labelled with their name. Do NOT take parkas out of the coat room that belong to someone else! Do not leave cell phones or money in pockets or bags. They should remain on your person at all times, should you choose to bring them. The squadron is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Squadron Talent Show

Cadets with an interest in trying out for the talent show (to be held at the Holiday Party on Dec. 18) must come prepared to do so on Monday.

Squadron Holiday Party – 18 December 2015

We will be hosting a holiday party to celebrate the start of a great training year on Friday, December 18, 2015 upstairs at Victoria Park Arena. This will be a great opportunity to socialize and relax before the start of the holidays.

Cadets are asked to arrive at 1900hrs (7:00pm) and will be dismissed at 2130hrs (9:30pm). Seniors are to be there by 1830hrs (6:30pm).

Dress is civilian casual (appropriate). Pizza and pop will be provided. Should cadets wish to consume food / drinks other than that, they are free to bring what they like.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, December 7, 2015

Cadets who have not yet paid the annual assessment fee or picked up their book of lottery tickets to sell MUST do so on Monday. Both are way overdue! If there is any reason why you cannot, please speak to any member of the SSC (usually at the desk at the front door of Lions Hall as you walk in) and they will make arrangements for you (discreetly, of course).

CO’s Parade

Dress is C1. We will also be hosting a visitor from the Regional Cadet Support Unit – Central (Toronto Detachment), who will be taking a look at how the squadron is doing, etc. He is a regular force Warrant Officer so cadets do not salute him but all other courtesies shall be observed.

Supply

Supply will be closed on Monday. Appointments will resume the following Monday evening.

Lost or Stolen Items

Cadets are reminded that all uniform parts should be labelled with their name. Do NOT take parkas out of the coat room that belong to someone else! Do not leave cell phones or money in pockets or bags. They should remain on your person at all times, should you choose to bring them. The squadron is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Squadron Holiday Party – 18 December 2015

We will be hosting a holiday party to celebrate the start of a great training year on Friday, December 18, 2015 upstairs at Victoria Park Arena. We are still finalizing details but all cadets are welcome and this will be a casual social function. No uniforms, music, food, etc. Put it on your calendar!

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, November 30, 2015

Apologies for the delay in posting this week’s announcements.

Cadets who have not yet paid the annual assessment fee or picked up their book of lottery tickets to sell MUST do so on Monday. Both are way overdue! If there is any reason why you cannot, please speak to any member of the SSC (usually at the desk at the front door of Lions Hall as you walk in) and they will make arrangements for you (discreetly, of course).

Supply

Please continue to send appointment requests through the website. The supply officer is busy outfitting the new recruits and will get to the appointments as soon as possible. It may take a couple of weeks so please make sure you have the old part to exchange with you on Monday evenings to ensure he can sort your issue out right away.

Name tags will be ordered shortly. Anyone other than new recruits who need a new name tag are to send that information in through the website and will pay $3.00 to supply for each name tag (you can order as many as you would like).

Squadron Holiday Party – 18 December 2015

We will be hosting a holiday party to celebrate the start of a great training year on Friday, December 18, 2015 upstairs at Victoria Park Arena. We are still finalizing details but all cadets are welcome and this will be a casual social function. No uniforms, music, food, etc. Put it on your calendar!

Supply Closed

23 November 2015

Supply will be closed this evening. Appointments will resume next Monday. 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. 

Calling all Parents!

We are looking to add interested members to the Squadron Sponsoring Committee…

The SSC is composed of a group parents of past or present cadets or community members to provide assistance with fundraising, securing facilities, soliciting donations, etc. More details on the roles and responsibilities of the committee, please visit the About page under Sponsor.

The committee meets the third Monday evening of every month during regular parade time (all parents are welcome to attend). There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that the program runs and has adequate funding. Many hands makes light work.

If you are interested in learning more, please speak to any member of the current SSC (usually at the table at the front door of the Lions Hall on Monday evenings). You can also use the Contact Us section of the website to send an email. All members must complete a Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening and provide references.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, November 23, 2015

OPC Assessment Fee & Lottery Tickets

Cadets who have not picked up their lottery tickets yet are requested to do so this coming Monday. We ask that you pre-pay for the tickets ($50.00) and as you sell the tickets, you recover the cost. Cadets who already have their tickets need to return them ASAP. If you need an extension for whatever reason, please speak to a member of the SSC (Squadron Sponsoring Committee). They are always located at the desk by the front door of the Lions Hall.

There are also a number of cadets who have not paid the assessment fee yet (non-refundable). This fee is levied by the Ontario Provincial Committee of the the Air Cadet League of Canada and collected by the squadron on their behalf. The fee funds a number of programs offered by the OPC, including the flying program. Should there be any special requirements or arrangements made, please do not hesitate to speak to the SSC to arrange them. They are very discreet and accommodating.

Uniform Standards

For direction on badge placements, visit the Resources section (click on the actual heading Resources) and scroll down under Supply. There are illustrated references. For tips on how to shine your boots, etc., there are plenty of videos on YouTube if you do a search. No other products except for black shoe polish should be used on the boots. We recommend the brand name Kiwi with a Kiwi polishing cloth. They can be purchased at any drug store or grocery store (usually on an end cap somewhere). For other tips and tricks, speak to your section commanders or Flight Sergeants.

Summer Training Applications

For cadets in Level One, the only course you are eligible to apply for is General Training. If you are 14 years or older, we will discuss other options with you once you submit your application but any 3 week course is open to you.

Cadets applying to national courses, please be sure to submit your narrative as per the Cadet Handbook (attached below or under Summer Training Resources). All the information you require is there.

2016 National Courses HB for Cadets

To be clear, not all cadets who apply for summer training will be selected as the training centres cannot house an infinite number of cadets. Cadets who maintain good attendance, strong participation, good marks (at school and at cadets for national courses), will be prioritized higher. The actual selection is not conducted at the squadron level.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, November 16, 2015

Brampton Beast Game – Sunday, November 15, 2015

All cadets are invited to the game on Sunday but we need to know ahead of time how many are coming. Phone calls should be going out to confirm but please feel free to email the squadron through the Contact Us section of the website. Cadets may also bring two family members for free (again, we just need to know ahead of time). We do not have an infinite number of tickets. Our band is performing during second intermission and the game is sponsored by Kotak Law in appreciation of the military and cadets.

Dress for the game is C2 with ribbons or for cadets without a uniform, the usual black and white attire. Bring some money if you wish to purchase food or drink.

Cadets are to meet at 1315hrs (1:15pm) outside the box office doors. Staff will be there to distribute the tickets and take attendance.

This is a great opportunity and all cadets are encouraged to attend. You may even see a few staff members joining the band for the day!

Band Practice – Saturday, November 14, 2015

There will be a band practice on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1000hrs-1400hrs (10am-2pm). Lunch will be provided. If there are any cadets who play an instrument but are not currently in the band, please use the Contact Us section and let us know if you might be able to play with the band for the day. We would need to know no later than Friday afternoon.

Supply Open on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Supply will be open on Saturday from 1000hrs-1500hrs (10am-3pm) for all returning cadets who have uniform issues and any new recruits who have received their uniforms but have issues with them (sizing, etc.). We will continue issuing uniforms to new recruits on Monday evenings as the uniforms arrive (we are still waiting on some).

OPC Lottery Tickets and Assessment Fees – OVERDUE!

Cadets who have not picked up their lottery tickets yet are requested to do so this coming Monday. We ask that you pre-pay for the tickets ($50.00) and as you sell the tickets, you recover the cost. Cadets who already have their tickets need to return them ASAP. If you need an extension for whatever reason, please speak to a member of the SSC (Squadron Sponsoring Committee). They are always located at the desk by the front door of the Lions Hall.

There are also a number of cadets who have not paid the assessment fee yet (non-refundable). This fee is levied by the Ontario Provincial Committee of the the Air Cadet League of Canada and collected by the squadron on their behalf. The fee funds a number of programs offered by the OPC, including the flying program. Should there be any special requirements or arrangements made, please do not hesitate to speak to the SSC to arrange them. They are very discreet and accommodating.

Summer Training Applications

Blank applications were handed out this past Monday. For cadets in level one, there is one option – General Training in Trenton. For all other cadets, the new summer training pamphlet is not available yet, but the courses will be the same. Please take a look at last summer’s pamphlet for course descriptions. Any questions can be directed to your Flight staff.

2015 Air CTC Info Pamphlet

 

URGENT MESSAGE TO CADETS / PARENTS

Brampton Beast Game – 15 November 2015

Good day Cadets and Parents / Guardians,

We have been provided with an opportunity afforded to us by the Brampton Beast Hockey Team and their sponsors but there’s a bit of a tight timeframe for it. Our band has been asked to perform at Sunday’s game (Nov 15) and the Brampton Beast organization has now decided to make it a cadet and military appreciation event and have set aside a number of tickets for cadets and military members in appreciation of our service to the community and the country. Tickets for the cadets are free and we would love to see as many cadets there as possible from our squadron to support the band and the event.

They have also opened up tickets at a reduced rate for families of the cadets at $16.00 per family member. The downside is that we need a total number and payment for family tickets by this evening’s parade. We realize that this is incredibly short notice and unfortunately, we weren’t really given much notice. Payment must be in cash. The most important thing is if cadets are able to attend but it is optional. We will have sign ups for them this evening if they aren’t able to get the permission form signed in time (they can bring it on Sunday if no family tickets are being requested).

Should family members wish to come, please fill out the below form and send payment in cash and the form with your cadet to this evening’s parade. We will have a staff member collect it. We cannot extend the deadline past tonight as we have to order the tickets first thing tomorrow. However, we can extend the deadline for permission forms if only your cadet is attending as no money is involved but we must know that they intend to come. We will announce this on parade for them as well.

Thank you for your support.

Permission Form – Brampton Beast Game

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, November 9, 2015

Poppy Campaign:
For those cadets who signed up for poppy selling, you will be meeting inside the Bramalea City Centre by the RBC in the main concourse by the service desk and elevator. You will see the booth set up.

3 Nov 2015 – 1800-2100hrs
7 Nov 2015 – 1000-1400hrs / 1400-1800hrs
10 Nov 2015 – 1800-2100hrs

Remembrance Day Parade – Mandatory Parade – 8 Nov 15
All cadets will be participating in the Remembrance Day Parade for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609. Cadets will meet in the parking lot at Chingacousy Park by Queen Street and Central Park Drive (next to the fire station and the cenotaph). Cadets will meet at 0930hrs in C1 (full uniform with medals). They are encouraged to bring black gloves (either issued or civilian) and wear the parka if the weather is cool.

The cadets will march with the parade to the cenotaph for the service. From there, they will march down Queen Street to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609, where they will be dismissed. Parents are to pick their cadet up from the legion between 12 and 1230hrs. Light refreshments are provided by the legion for the cadets after the parade. Parents are more than welcome to watch the parade as it is a public service. We just ask that they do not interfere with their cadet while they are participating in the parade. The parade will go rain or shine.

Brampton Beast Game – 15 Nov 15
The 758 Argus Band will be performing during the second intermission of the game on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Powerade Centre. We have reserved 60 tickets for the game for our cadets (cadets will sign up on Monday – no cost to cadets). If more than 60 cadets sign up, we will do a draw to determine who will go if we are not able to secure any more tickets.

Supply
Returning cadets have now had ample time to complete any uniform exchanges but please continue to send appointment requests, if needed. Appointments will no longer be posted here as the supply officer is busy issuing uniforms to the new cadets now. He will call returning cadets down in between new recruits when he has time. Please ensure you bring with you any parts you need exchanged and be ready. It may take a couple of weeks before he gets to you.

Drill Team Cancelled this week so that cadets may attend the Poppy Campaign

Band Practice is still on this week so that they can prepare for the Brampton Beast game

Remainder of Optional Training as per the Training Calendar (i.e., Range and Ground School)

Outstanding Assessment Fees & Lottery Tickets

Attention Parents / Cadets:

Assessment Fee:
We still have a number of cadets who have not paid the annual $50.00 assessment fee levied by the Ontario Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada. This was due back in September. Should there be an issue with payment, please speak with a member of our Sponsoring Committee who will exercise discretion and can work something out with you.

Lottery Tickets:
All cadets are required to sell at least one book of lottery tickets. We do ask that that you pre-pay for the lottery tickets. As you sell them, you recover that money. Each book is $50.00. Many cadets have still not picked up their book of lottery tickets. Those who have picked them up, should be returning their sold stubs ASAP as they are now overdue!! This is a team effort and all are asked to participate as the money from these tickets not only directly benefits the squadron, but the cadet program overall.

Should there be any issues, questions, or concerns regarding these items, please speak with a member of the squadron sponsoring committee who are typically located at the front door of Lions Hall during parade nights.

Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.