Drill team – 21 Feb

Drill team is still going ahead as per the training schedule this evening.

New members are welcome. Meet at Folkstone P.S. from 1800 hrs – 2000 hrs.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, February 20, 2017

Extra Range team practice – Friday, February 17, 2017 from 1800 hrs – 2100 hrs (note: the start and end time is 30 mins earlier than our usual practice time).

Marksmanship Competition – Saturday, February 18, 2017
Cadets are to meet the bus in the parking lot of Century Gardens Recreation Centre (340 Vodden St E, Brampton, ON L6V 2N2) NLT 0645 hrs. Lunches will be MRE but you’re more than welcome to bring your own if you prefer. There will be a small canteen to purchase snacks as well. Do not forget your health card. We will return to Century Gardens at approx. 1730 hrs.

Sky Zone trampoline park – Sunday, February 19, 2017
Cadets who handed in permission forms and waivers this past Monday are reminded to meet at Sky Zone (3636 Hawkestone Rd, Mississauga, ON L5C 2V2) from 12:30 hrs – 1445 hrs. There is no fee to participate but please remember your health card!

Lottery Tickets are PAST DUE! Ticket stubs must be returned immediately. Don’t forget that you already paid for them when you picked them up so even if you do not plan to recoup the money by selling them, you should fill out the ticket stubs and return them. All ticket stubs must be returned.

Reminder regarding attendance:
All absences must be reported. Unexplained absences will result in a phone call home. If you require an extended leave of absence (3 or more parade nights), you must request permission to do so. Cadets in levels one and two will not be granted extended leaves of absence.

2017 Toronto Careers in Aviation Expo
FYI for those who are interested in attending on their own.

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Post-secondary scholarships

Available through the Air Cadet League of Canada

Air cadets who are graduating this year and moving on to post-secondary school are eligible to apply for entrance scholarships. More information on the criteria and scholarships available, please visit the links:

http://aircadetleague.com/for-cadets-squadrons/awards/scholarships/
http://www.aircadetleague.on.ca/be-an-air-cadet/awards-scholarships-bursaries/
Application form

Applications are due NLT April 1, 2017 and requires a fair amount of preparation so if you would like to apply, you should get started ASAP. Please direct any questions you may have either by contacting us through the website or visiting the Administration office on Monday evenings.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, February 13, 2017

Reminder regarding attendance:
All absences must be reported. Unexplained absences will result in a phone call home. If you require an extended leave of absence (3 or more parade nights), you must request permission to do so. Cadets in levels one and two will not be granted extended leaves of absence.

Reminder regarding uniforms:
Upon inspection last week, there were many cadets who were issued uniforms but are not wearing them. The uniform is not optional and must be worn to all parade nights. For our new cadets, the dress regulations are located in the Resources section of the website. We are still awaiting some uniform parts such as socks, ties and belts. For now, if you do not have those parts, please wear civilian socks, belt and open collar (no tie) to get used to wearing and caring for the uniform.

Uniforms must be pressed free of wrinkles, pants with a stiff crease down the front and back (specific location can be found in the dress regulations), badges sewn on with proper coloured thread and in the correct location. Do NOT iron over the badges! Iron around them. Use a pressing cloth on all parts as the uniforms are sensitive to high heat and will turn shiny or burn without one. Boots must be polished to a high gloss using only black Kiwi polish and a Kiwi cloth. Both are quite inexpensive and can be purchased at any grocery store/drug store. An old toothbrush can be used to keep the welts clean (the stitching around the sole of the boot). Check out YouTube as there are a lot of videos showing how to polish boots.

National Course Interviews – Saturday, February 11, 2017
Brampton Flying Club – 13691 McLaughlin Rd, Cheltenham, ON L7C 2B2
Click here for interview schedule and forward any questions you may have through the website. Do NOT be late and be sure to review the National Course handbook thoroughly!

Summer training applications are DUE Monday. Even if you are not planning on applying, please put your name on the form and a note stating that you are not interested in applying. This helps us to ensure that every cadet is given fair opportunity. If you lost your form, you can print one here.

Lottery Tickets are PAST DUE! Ticket stubs must be returned immediately. Don’t forget that you already paid for them when you picked them up so even if you do not plan to recoup the money by selling them, you should fill out the ticket stubs and return them. All ticket stubs must be returned.

SkyZone – Sunday, February 19, 2017 – 12:45 hrs -1430 hrs
Cadets are invited to join us for some fun at SkyZone Tramponline Park. Permission forms are due by end of the night Monday evening. Please note that parents/guardians must sign a waiver (link to the waiver is on the form) in order for the cadet to participate.

Weekly Announcements – updated Feb 2

for Monday, February 6, 2017

Parents/Cadets:
Please do not arrive prior to 1830 hrs (6:30 PM) on Monday evenings as we cannot guarantee supervision until that time.

Reminder: Effective Speaking begins this evening (Wednesday) at LHQ from 1800 hrs to 2100 hrs (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM). Dress is casual (no uniform). New members are still welcome.

Range team will practice on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 1100 hrs to 1500 hrs.

CO’s parade on Monday – CO will be conducting a thorough uniform inspection. Be prepared.

National Course MOCK/PRACTICE interviews will be conducted at LHQ on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 1830 hrs to 2100 hrs. Please ensure you check out the national course handbook available under Resources, Summer Training to help you prepare. Dress is C2.

Band and Drill are cancelled on Tuesday, February 7 to accommodate the national course mock interviews.

Level 5 Workshop – Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Mandatory for all Level 5 cadets from 1830 hrs -2100 hrs (6:30 PM to 9:00 PM).

National Course Interviews will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2016 at the Brampton Flying Club. Details are available in the national course handbook to help you prepare. Specific timings for each cadet will be disseminated by Admin on Monday.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, January 30, 2017

The calendar will be updated soon, but a few changes to take note of:

  • This Monday will NOT be CO’s parade – we will have regular training. CO’s parade will take place next Monday evening.
  • Effective speaking will permanently move to Wednesday evenings, starting this Wednesday from 1800 hrs – 2100 hrs at LHQ.
  • Range team will practice this Sunday (January 29) from 1000 hrs to 1430 hrs.

Effective Speaking cancelled this week

For Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Being aware that this is exam time, we will post-pone the first meeting for effective speaking until next Wednesday. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you luck on your exams!

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, January 23, 2017

Range team practice on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 0900hrs to 1330hrs at LHQ. Bring a lunch or snacks, and something to keep you occupied between relays.

The training calendar indicates that mock interviews for our national course applicants were going to take place on January 21. This will be rescheduled to another date to be confirmed.

Summer training applications were handed out this past Monday evening. Even if you are not interested in applying for summer training, we are asking you to indicate that on the form and sign it so that we have a record of that. The summer training pamphlet with the course names, dates and prerequisites is available under Resources, Summer Training. Questions are to be directed to your flight staff. Please return your forms to WO2 Anand in Administration ASAP. Those who were absent can get a form from WO2 Anand on Monday.

 

Effective Speaking will begin on Wednesday, January 25 from 1800hrs to 2000hrs at LHQ. Those wishing to sign up should speak to CV Nazarethian.

 

Drill Team Cancelled tonight

For Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Due to circumstances beyond control, we have to cancel drill team practice this evening. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and will resume practice next week. Drill team is still looking for new members so please see FSgt Singh or CV Miranda should you wish to learn more!

Weekly Announcements

for Monday, January 16, 2017

Glider and Power Scholarship Exams (updated):

As a reminder, exams will take place on Saturday, January 14 at the Canadian Forces Staff College – 215 Yonge Blvd, North York, ON M5M 3H9.

Cadets are to arrange to be dropped off and picked up on their own (we recommend carpooling where feasible). Unfortunately, due to security at the staff college, parents will not be permitted inside the staff college.

Timings:
1300 Cadets arrive at location.
1330 Exam starts
1630 Exam ends

Dress: C2 – cadets who are improperly dressed will not be permitted to write the exam.

Note: Use of electronic calculators will NOT be permitted to write the exam.

Effective Speaking cancelled on Friday, January 13. We are just trying to confirm staff availability to run the program and will communicate details as soon as we can.

Drill Team: Do you like being a part of something elite? Something where teamwork and a positive attitude are key? Or maybe you’re just looking to brush up on your drill. The drill team is looking for you! The drill team meets every Tuesday evening from 1800-2000 hrs at Folkstone P.S.. Dress is casual but you may be asked to bring your cadet boots and wedge from time to time. Please see FSgt Singh if you are interested in joining – or just come out to our next practice to check it out!

Summer training applications: We will be starting the process very soon. Check out the summer training pamphlet here. Regardless of whether you want to apply or not, we will be asking all cadets to take an application form and sign it indicating their intentions. More information will be coming out in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned! For now, just take a look at the courses available and the prerequisites.