Annual Ceremonial Review – 8-9 June 2018

758 will be celebrating its 53rd Annual Ceremonial Review on June 9, 2018 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 Lieutenant-Colonel T.W. Heuthorst, CD. LCol Heuthorst is a former cadet of 758 Argus and currently the Directing Staff at the Canadian Forces College.

Cadets will be required to attend one final parade practice at the curling club on Friday June 8, 2018 (usual Monday evening timings) in civilian clothing (wear comfortable shoes!). On the 9th, 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.

Drill & Band Practice / Supply

For Tuesday, May 15, 2018

There WILL be a practice for both teams this evening. The weather has lifted but is a little cool so dress for the weather.

Supply reminder: The supply office will be open for uniform exchanges tonight from 6PM – 8PM and is the last call for cadets to address any uniform issues to allow time to order any pieces prior to annual parade.

Weekly Announcement

For Saturday, May 12, 2018

All Level 4 cadets will complete their instructional evaluations on May 12th from 0850-1400hrs. Cadets are to dress in civilian attire and are expected to bring their own lunch – food will NOT be provided, nor will cadets be permitted to go off-site to purchase food.

Level 4 cadets must bring a copy of their lesson plans and be prepared to teach their 30 minute lessons.

For Monday, May 14, 2018

Cadets are required to submit their Spring FTX Permission Form NLT than Monday, May 14, 2018. Forms will not be accepted past this deadline.

Spring FTX Permission Form – May 25 -27, 2018

Change in parade location for remainder of year

As of Monday, May 7, 2018

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.

Exception: Training on Monday, June 11, 2018 will be back at LHQ and Lions Hall.

Band and Drill will be held at LHQ on Tuesdays going forward as our permit for the school is complete for the year. Dress for the weather.

Weekly Announcement

For May 5, 2018 – Marksmanship Day 

Marksmanship Day is a mandatory activity and all cadets are expected to attend. If you have not yet submitted your form, please send a scanned copy to webmaster@758argus.ca by Thursday, May 3rd.

Permission Form – Marksmanship Day – 05 May 2018

For May 6, 2018 – Air Cadet Skills Day 

Arrival time: 0845hrs, Levels 5s are expected to arrive NLT than 0830hrs

Departure time: 1600hrs

Dress: Field Training Uniform or appropriate civilian dress. Ensure suitable clothing for outdoor activities is provided including a warm jacket and a hat.

This activity is also mandatory. Sunscreen and reusable water bottle are required. Cadets are to bring their own lunch – food will NOT be provided, nor will cadets be permitted to go off-site to purchase food.

Weekly Announcement

For Sunday, April 29, 2018 – Sports Day

All level 5 cadets are expected to arrive at LHQ no later than 0815hrs to complete their fitness testing. Levels 1 through 4 are to arrive at LHQ no later than 0930hrs.

Cadets are to dress in suitable PT gear, including proper running shoes. Sunscreen and reusable water bottle also required. Cadets are to bring their own lunch – food will NOT be provided, nor will cadets be permitted to go off-site to purchase food.

For April 30, 2018 – Marksmanship Day 

Please remember to submit your Permission Forms NLT than Monday, 30 April, 2018!

Permission Form – Marksmanship Day – 05 May 2018

IMPORTANT!! Change of training location

For Monday, April 23, 2018 ONLY

Due to a couple scheduling conflicts, we will be temporarily moving our training location for Monday, April 23, 2018.

Location: Terry Miller Recreation Centre, 1295 Williams Pkwy, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8
Timings: As per usual

Band and Drill Team Competition – April 2018

Competition details for Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cadets who are participating in the band and drill competition this weekend will be excused from tagging on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Please ensure that your uniforms are perfect – badge placement, boots shiny, sharp creases in pants, etc.!!!!

Drill team practice – Friday from 1800-2100hrs, weather permitting. We will post an updated note on Friday by 1600hrs to confirm practice. Practice will be in civilian clothing – no boots but bring your wedge.

The competition will be held at CFB Borden, approx. 1.5 hours away.

Permission forms are to be signed and brought in hard copy (not a scan on your phone!) on Saturday. Please bring your health card and any medications you require to take throughout the day.

Please meet the bus on Saturday morning at 0915hrs in civilian clothing. Bring your uniform on a hanger(s) and in a garment bag (a garbage bag with a hole poked through it for the hanger(s) will suffice if you don’t have a garment bag). Label your bag with your name and squadron number (758). Boots should be covered or wrapped in kiwi cloths to ensure they don’t get scuffed. Lunch will be provided and will consist of box lunch. We can’t guarantee how many vegetarian meals will be provided so we recommend bringing your own lunch just in case. There is nowhere to purchase food.

Cadets should return to LHQ (55 Avondale Blvd) at approx. 1730hrs (5:30PM). We will have cadets call or text when we are on our way.

SPRING TAGGING INFORMATION 2018

TAGGING: APRIL 20, 21, AND 22, 2018

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. 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 20, 2018: 5 pm to 9:00 pm (arrive as early as you can – we know many cannot arrive that early)
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018: 9 am to 1 pm AND 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017: 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.

Civvies (civilian clothing) for $2.00 tonight

For Monday, April 16, 2018

Cadets will still be on tonight for those who are able to make it. If you are unable to attend, please ensure to report your absence using the attendance form on under the contact us page.

Reminder:

Cadets are invited to wear appropriate civilian clothing tonight for a minimum donation of $2.00. All proceeds will be donated in support of the Humboldt Broncos.