Reminder – Band and Drill for October 15, 2019

Just a reminder to cadets in band and drill that drill will practice at the school this week (St. Isaac Jogues, 300 Great Lakes Dr, Brampton, ON L6R 2W7) and the band will meet at LHQ (55 Avondale Blvd., Brampton, ON).

October 18, 19, 20, 2019 Squadron Tagging

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, Oct 18, 2019: 5 pm to 9:00 pm (arrive as early as you can – we know many cannot arrive that early)
  • Saturday, Oct 19, 2019: 9 am to 1 pm AND 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, Oct 20, 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.

Field Training Exercise – 04-06 Oct 2019

Reminder to all cadets who submitted permission forms that our fall field training exercise is this weekend!

All of the timings, what to pack, etc. are located on the permission form here. Here are a few key things to remember, especially if this is your first FTX:

  • Bring your health card.
  • Bring lots of light layers.
  • Bring a warm jacket – it gets quite cool in the evenings.
  • Rain gear is an absolute essential item – cadets will not be permitted to board the bus without rain gear! For example, a rain poncho, or rain jacket and pants.
  • Socks – you can never have too many pairs. If your feet get cold and wet, you will feel cold and wet all over. A change into clean, dry socks can make all the difference in your comfort.
  • If your kit bag is not waterproof, pack your things into a garbage bag first. It will ensure your items stay dry and is a cheap way to waterproof!
  • Do not bring your high-end clothing/shoes. They will get dirty and we’re not putting on a fashion show.
  • Eat a full dinner Friday night as we will not be providing any rations on Friday.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle. There is running water on site but we will not be providing water bottles.

INSTRUCTORS: Check the training schedule here to see what you’re instructing and come prepared. We will bring all the usual supplies but if you need something outside of our typical gear, email the squadron ASAP and we will try to arrange to get it.

We look forward to seeing everyone Friday evening! Questions can be submitted through your chain of command or via the contact form on the website.

Updated Cadet Dress Instructions

ALL CADETS MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND THE UPDATED DRESS INSTRUCTIONS!!

These updates have been long anticipated. All cadets and staff are required to read through the updated dress instructions and become familiar with them. Any questions are to be directed through your chain of command. These will also be available under Resources.

Updated Dress Instructions

Welcome to the 2019/2020 Training Year

Our first official training night of the new training year is Monday, September 09, 2019.

Cadets are asked to arrive no later than 1845hrs in the Lions Hall. If any new recruits have paperwork to hand in, you will need to drop that off to Administration across the parking lot in the basement of the daycare. Please follow the path around to the back of the building and use the back door as the stairs in the front are being renovated.

Returning cadets and any new recruits who have not yet paid the annual fees are reminded to review the Fees page for details. Member of the squadron sponsoring committee will be available in Lions Hall to collect.

DRESS:

  • New recruits are asked to wear to black pants, white collared shirt, black tie, black shoes.
  • Returning cadets are in C2 (shirt, tie, tunic, ribbons), but weather dependent the SWO may order removal of ties and tunics so don’t forget to ensure you have your rank slip ons!
  • Officers will be in 3B, while volunteers in business casual.

Announcement to our 758 Family

It is with heavy hearts that we must inform our 758 family that on Friday, August 16, 2019 our squadron lost two of its members in a tragic incident. LAC Christian Gorospe, who had just completed his first year of cadets, and his mother Lisa Gorospe, who was a member of the squadron sponsoring committee, have been lost but will never be forgotten. Support has been made available to the family and will also be made available to our cadets and staff on our first training night on September 9, 2019 and on an as needed basis going forward. Should you wish to access support prior to our first training night, please contact us. Alternatively, serving cadets and their families are also entitled to access the following resources at any time (they will remain pinned the sidebar of our homepage indefinitely). 

CAF Member Assistance Program – 1.800.268.7708

Kids Help Phone – 1.800.668.6868

CAF Family Information Line – 1.800.866.4546

CAF Chaplain Services – 1.866.502.2203

Canadian Mental Health Crisis Line – 1.888.893.8333

Victim Link Support Line – 1.888.579.2888

New Cadet Registration for August 19 Cancelled!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel the originally scheduled information and registration session on Monday, August 19, 2019. We will still be conducting the second session on Monday, August 26, 2019 (details found here). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Brampton Flight Centre Annual Airport Day

Join the Brampton Flight Centre (BFC) and Great War Flying Museum (GWFM) for their annual Airport Day on Sunday, September 8, from 10 am to 4 pm. This is not a cadet-related activity but some cadets may choose to attend on their own with family and friends. For more details, please visit BFC’s website.

Summer Training – Travel Orders

Cadets attending summer training, please read the travel orders carefully:

Blackdown – July 7, 2019

Connaught – July 7, 2019

Trenton – July 7, 2019

Trenton -GPS  – July 7, 2019

Summer Training Information

Important information for all cadets attending summer training:

A. Travel documents required: Cadets must show the followings to get on the bus and again at the In-Take process when arrive at camp.

B. Cadets are required to travel in “UNIFORM – Summer Dress without shoulder epaulets and NO Name Tag”

C. Cadets and Parents are encourage to read the “Joining Instructions” of the perspective camp and prepare accordingly prior to travel date.

D. Remember to pack shorts (black colour and knee length).

E. Cadets are required to be at the pick-up/drop-off ZONE minimum 30 minutes prior to bus departure time: 77 THOMPSON ROAD SOUTH, MILTON, ON, L9T 6H7

Additional forms as needed:

  • Medications Form – must signed and place in Ziploc bag with the medication – Cadet name marked with permanent marker on the Ziploc bag.
  • Leave Request Form– Only to leave camp site with parent on the day that cadet is off training. Cadet must return to camp at end of day. This is not a long term leave
  • Personal Articles / Attractive Items Log – Suggestion: DO NOT PACK VALUABLE ITEMS