Annual Ceremonial Review: 7-8 June 2019

758 will be celebrating its 54th Annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Chinguacousy Curling Club. This parade is MANDATORY for all cadets.

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 Chief of Peel Regional Police, Chris McCord.

Cadets will be required to attend one final parade practice at the curling club on Friday, June 7, 2019 (usual Monday evening timings) in civilian clothing (wear comfortable shoes!). On the 8th, 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.

After ACR our final training night for the year will be on Monday, June 10, 2019 (regular timings).

Gliding Update

Spring Gliding: Saturday June 1, 2019

Due to low numbers, the afternoon shift for gliding has been cancelled, the morning shift will continue as normal. Cadets that signed up for the afternoon shift are encouraged to attend the morning shift. Cadets must bring a signed copy of the Permission Form, which can be found here. Forms are to be signed and brought with you the day of the activity, along with your Health Cards. Cadets will not be able to participate without their Health Card or Permission Form.

Cadets and Parents must review the sign up sheet below and ensure their cadet is present for the activity. If cadet is unable to attend or would like to attend a shift, you must contact webmaster@758argus.ca to notify the Squadron ASAP.

List of participants: Gliding Sign Up – June 1, 2019

Gliding & D-Day Parade

For May 27 – June 2, 2019

Gliding – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – There will be a sign up session during parade on Monday, May 27, 2019 for cadets interested in attending Gliding. Once cadets have signed up, they will need to submit the Permission Form the day-of prior to boarding the bus, along with their Health Cards.

Decoration Day Parade – Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 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 1300 hrs (1:00pm) at Meadowvale Cemetery (7732 Mavis Rd, Brampton, ON L6Y 5L5). The parade will begin at 1315 hrs (1:15pm) sharp. Parents and families are more than welcome to watch the parade. We ask that you stay to the side as the cadets will be formed up as a squadron. If Parents choose not to stay, pick up will be at the same location at 1430 (2:30pm).  

Reminders for Spring FTX

Cadets will report to LHQ no later than 1730hrs (5:30pm) on Friday 24 May 2019 with Health Card and personal kit per Personal Kit List (attached in Permission Form). There will be a kit inspection prior to boarding the bus; outer wear/ rain jacket, hiking boots, sleeping bag and water bottles are a must. Insufficient dress and kit will result in cadets not being able to participate.

 

Sports Day Cancelled – May 5, 2019

Due to recent weather conditions, the fields used for Sports Day are not in permissible condition to be conducting Sports activities. The activity will be cancelled and cadets in Level 4 & 5 will be notified when they will be able to conduct their fitness testing.

Weekly Announcement

For April 29 – May 6, 2019

Marksmanship Day – Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Cadets that submitted their permission form, must report to LHQ at 0700hrs (7:00am) with their Health Cards. Cadets will NOT be participate in the activity if they do not bring their Health Cards. Cadets will return and shall be picked up from the same day at 17:30hrs (5:30pm). Dress is Field Training Uniform or civilian attire. Cadets are to ensure suitable clothing for outdoor activities is provided including jacket, hat, water bottle, rain coat etc. Lunch will be provided for this activity. There is NO early pick-up or late drop-off of cadets from and to CFB Borden, cadets must board the bus at 7:00am and be picked up at 5:30pm at LHQ.

Sports Day – Sunday, May 5, 2019 – All Level 4s and 5s are expected to arrive at LHQ no later than 0830hrs (8:30am). Levels 1, 2 and 3 are to report to LHQ for Sports Day at 1000hrs (10:00am). Cadets must dress in sports attire, wearing clothing suitable for outdoor activities such as running shows and bring a water bottle, windbreaker etc. Parent/ Guardian to pick-up their cadet from LHQ at 1600hrs (4:00pm) on Sunday, May 5th.

New Parade Location – Monday, May 6, 2019 – For the remainder of the year, we will parade out of the Chinguacousy Curling Club (9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton, ON L6S 6G7) on Monday evenings. Regular parade timings.

Spring FTX Permission Form – Monday, May 6, 2019 – Permission forms for the Spring FTX (May 24 – 26, 2019) are uploaded in the Permission Forms page. All forms are due end of night of Monday, May 6, 2019, there will be no extensions given to submit the form.

Drill Practice Cancelled – April 26, 2019

Due to heavy rainstorms, drill practice has been cancelled for today. Practice will resume for tomorrow, Saturday, April 27th.

Weekly Announcement

April 23 – 28, 2019

Drill Team Practice – Friday, April 26, 2019
There will also be Drill Practice at LHQ Parking Lot, cadets to be in C2 Dress. Practice will run from 1830 hrs to 2030 hrs.
FSgt & Warrant Officer Course – Friday, April 26, 2019
All WOs and FSgts are expected to attend the final session of the course. Cadets to arrive at LHQ and from 1830 – 2130hrs
Drill Team Competition – Saturday, April 27, 2019
Cadets will arrive at LHQ at 1200 hrs in civilian dress with Squadron T-Shirt. Cadets will bring their pressed and shone C2 uniform with them in a garment bag and their health card.  Cadets will practice until our departure time for Borden, and are expected to return to the LHQ by 1845 hrs the same day. Transportation to CFB Borden for the competition by bus and dinner will be provided. Cadets will be expected to eat lunch before they arrive at the Squadron.  Cadets may bring snacks and water bottle as required. Cadets are to bring their boot polish kit.
Warplane Heritage Museum – Sunday, April 28, 2019
Those cadets that have paid their $10 fee and submitted their permission forms will report to Local Headquarters (LHQ), 55 Avondale Boulevard, Brampton at 0750 hrs (7:50am) on 28 April 2019, with their Health Cards. Cadets will return and shall be picked up at the LHQ on the same day at 1400 hrs (2:00pm). Dress for this activity has been changed and cadets are to dressed in C2 uniform. Cadets will be responsible for any purchase of food or snacks.

Reminder: No Training on Easter Monday

As a reminder there is no training parade on Monday, April 22nd due to Easter Monday. Training will resume Monday, April 29th.

Spring Tagging

TAGGING: APRIL 12, 13 & 14, 2019

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.

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. 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 12, 2019: 5 pm to 9:00 pm (arrive as early as you can – we know many cannot arrive that early)
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019: 9 am to 1 pm AND 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

NOTE: Optional ½ day (1 shift) is in the afternoon on Sunday 1:00 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.