Ice Wine Festival Bottle Pick Up

We’ve been lucky again this year to have been donated the empty bottles at this year’s Ice Wine Festival. We’re looking for cadet and parent volunteers to help load bottles at the festival site (Queen St in NOTL) and also help unload at Van Noort’s. Depending on the amount of help we get, this should only take about an hour.

Please sign up if you’re interested and be at the Court House meeting room at 1700hrs (5pm) this Sunday (January 26).  The Court House is located at 26 Queen St, NOTL.

Sign Up Here!

Mr Dau will be supervising. Parents, if you have a truck and can help in the transportation, please bring that along as well.

 

 

Winter Warfare Basic Course with the Lincoln & Welland Regiment

This past Friday, Saturday and Sunday, FSgt Abt, WO2 Gowans & OCdt Couroux attended the Winter Warfare Basic course put on by the Lincoln & Welland Regiment. About 30 senior cadets & officers from local Army, Sea & Air cadet units, along with approximately 60 members of the Regiment attended part 1 of this winter survival course.

Saturday’s classes consisted of pitching and striking military tents, building improvised shelters, building fires, environmental first aid, igniting lanterns and camp stoves, constructing winter defenses, snowshoeing and how to use the equipment associated with the Regiment’s toboggans.

On Sunday, both the Regiment and the Cadets put forth their eight best candidates to compete in a survival fire starting competition. The goal was to see which group could put together a sustainable fire the quickest. I’m proud to say that the Cadets were successful and moved past the Regiment for the win. Great job everyone!

A pat on the back goes to FSgt Abt and WO2 Gowans for attempting the snowshoe race. WO2 Gowans finished with both snow shoes. Unfortunately not the case for FSgt Abt. Great fun though.

From here, the FSgt Abt, WO2 Gowans and OCdt Couroux will join the other cadets, officers and soldiers from the Regiment in attending part 2 which is the practical portion of the course. On Friday, January 31, cadets will depart for the Winona Range out in Grimsby where cadets will put their new found knowledge to the test. Good luck everyone.

Graduating Class

Our host, Capt Christensen, teaching about winter survival techniques

Let the races begin!

Snow Shoeing

Learning about military winter shelters

FSgt Abt and WO2 Gowans in class 1st night

Lighting Stoves

Sgt Gamble teaches about lanterns and stoves

Fire Starting Champions

 

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 19 Jan 2020

Date
19 Jan 2020

RO Number
2020-03

CO’s Message

Greetings from sunny Spain. As announced on Wednesday, Lt Russell will be in charge of things until I get back on the 1st week of February. This week is fairly regular with optional training on Monday and regular training on Wednesday. Next week, we’ll be doing our usual optional training on Monday and squadron sports on Wednesday in preparation for the upcoming NAG Sports Competition on 8 Feb.

Training Night
22 Jan 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3D: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
20 Jan 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
22 Jan 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Lt Russell
25 Jan 2020
1200-1700
Saturay Female Leadership Day 2835 HQ
5049 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON
Civilian  

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
27 Jan 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
29 Jan 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Squadron Sports 809 HQ Sports Gear CV Dau
1 Feb 2020
1200-1700
Saturday National Course Interviews TBA C1A  

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

2835 RCACC – Female Leadership Day

Details of the upcoming Female Leadership Day on 25 Jan 2020 are enclosed in the Warning Order below. As previously discussed, this event has been well received in previous years and comes highly recommended.

Interested cadets should email me as soon as possible so that I can forward your information to Lt Lyons-Perry.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!


1085-3-3 (TrgO)

1 Dec 2019

Dist List

WARNING ORDER: FEMALE LEADERSHIP DAY – 25 Jan 2020

SITUATION

  1. 2835 RCACC will be hosting a female cadet leadership day on 25 Jan 2020.

MISSION

  1. This is optional training to expand knowledge, improve leadership skills through team building activities, participate in workshops with guest speakers to specifically target female cadets.

TIMINGS

  1. All Cadets, are to report to the Niagara Falls Armoury, located at 5049 Victoria Ave. Niagara Falls NLT 1200 on 25 Jan 2020.
  2. Dismissal will be at 1700 on 25 Jan 2020.

COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. The capacity for the event is female cadets per corps/squadron please provide Lt Lyons-Perry, with their anticipated number of female cadets attending NLT 22 Jan 2020.
  2. Health cards and permission forms, attached herein as Annex A, must be brought with cadets attending to the event.
  3. Staffing
    Each attending corps/squadron is required to provide at least one (1) female escort to the activity. Contact the OPI if you do not have a female escort available and would like to participate.
  4. Dress
    For all shall be appropriate civilian attire, although we do encourage the wearing of corps/squadron swag.
  5. Transportation
    Travel to and from the armoury (located at 5049 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON) will be parent drop off and pick up. Enter through the back door and proceed up the stairs to the second floor on 25 Jan 2020.
  6. Meals
    Cadets are to ensure that they have eaten lunch prior to arriving at the armoury. Additionally, as the event ends at 1700 visiting cadets are to eat supper at home upon return.
  7. Snacks and Canteen
    Cadets should bring their own snacks and drinks. Canteen will be open at breaks during the training day if cadets wish to purchase items. Prices range from $0.50 – $1.00 per item.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

K Lyons-Perry
Lt
TrgO

DISTRIBUTION LIST

ACTION
TrgO
126 Air Cadets
103 Sea Cadets
2966 Army Cadets
68 Army Cadets
613 Army Cadets
128 Air Cadets
1626 Army Cadets
358 Sea Cadets
23 Air Cadets
87 Air Cadets
62 Air Cadets
809 Air Cadets
337 Air Cadets

INFORMATION
CO
2835 Support Committee
AdminO

2835 RCACC Female Leadership Day Permission Form

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 12 Jan 2020

Date
12 Jan 2020

RO Number
2020-02

CO’s Message

To all of the parents, cadets, staff, sponsorship committee, and all of the other volunteers we had at the bottle drive this weekend, thank you very much for all of your hard work. Despite the weather and the big changes in the way we process everything, we had a really successful day. We should have word from Mr. Abt as to how well we did as soon as the Beer Store provides him with some numbers. Thank you again!

This week, we’re back to a regular schedule of drill and sports on Monday, followed by regular training on Wednesday. See you then!

Training Night
15 Jan 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3D: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Couroux

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
13 Jan 2020
1900-2100
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
15 Jan 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D OCdt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
20 Jan 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
22 Jan 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Lt Russell
25 Jan 2020
1200-1700
Wednesday Female Leadership Day 2835 HQ
5049 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON
Civilian  

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Winter Bottle Drive Tomorrow!

Our second bottle drive of the training year is tomorrow at Van Noort Greenhouses (2069 Four Mile Creek Road at the corner of Hunter Road) in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We will start promptly at 0900 (9:00am) and we need all cadets and as many parent volunteers as possible. Please remember that this is a mandatory fundraising activity and that attendance cheques will be cashed for those cadets not present.

Before the bottle drive itself begins, we need some volunteers to meet Mr. Abt at 0730 (7:30am) to help load the bottles that have been collected from our drop-off program.

DRIVERS: We need drivers! Please bring in your valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance, pick up your driving route, and cadets. If you have a truck, so much the better;
SORTERS: We need sorters for the entire day. It’s a dirty job, but worth every penny. We have people who know how it works, so find someone who looks like they know what they’re doing and they’ll show you the ropes;
CADETS: It’s going to be a wet day, so DRESS TO STAY DRY. Bring GLOVES, good boots, and wear your cadet toque. We’re expecting to up to 60mm of rain so don’t under-dress. Bringing a change of clothes for halfway through the day isn’t a bad idea either. You’ll be outside for the majority of the day.

We will be providing lunch for everyone helping out, and there will be coffee/tea on-site as well for our adult volunteers.

See you tomorrow morning. We hope the weather forecaster is wrong! Don’t forget all your empties from home.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 5 Jan 2020

Date
4 Jan 2020

RO Number
2020-01

CO’s Message

Welcome back! Here’s hoping everyone had a great Christmas and are enjoying the new decade so far.

We’re going to ease into January with a reasonably relaxed first week. There will be •no optional training night• this coming Monday so most cadets don’t need to come out. Instead, we’ll be holding an instructors’ meeting to plan out the remainder of the year. If you’re an instructor, bring your best ideas on Monday. Wednesday will be a CO’s Parade, starting us off on the right foot (literally!) for setting deportment, drill, and dress standards for the new year. Knowing whose uniforms still fit can’t hurt either.

The Winter Bottle Drive on the 11th. This is one of our •mandatory• fundraisers and so it’s important that all cadets (and as many parents as possible) are participating. We expect to get started at 0900 and be finished by 1600.

We also have this year’s Flying Scholarship Exams at 62 Phantom Squadron HQ on the 11th at 0900. It’s been too long since we’ve had a pilot in the squadron, so we’re all wishing Sgt Lampman and FSgt Abt our best as they take the next step toward getting their wings.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing about their holidays. Remember, if you know anyone else who you think might benefit from our program, don’t hesitate to invite them out. We accept new cadets throughout the year.

Training Night
8 Jan 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1A

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
6 Jan 2020
1900-2115
Monday Instructor Meeting 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
8 Jan 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night and CO’s Parade 809 HQ C1A Capt Lemoine
11 Jan 2020
0900-1600
Saturday Winter Bottle Drive Van Noort Greenhouses, Four Mile Creek and Hunter Roads, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Civilian (Cadet Toques) Capt Lemoine
11 Jan 2020
0900-1200
Saturday Flying Scholarship Exams 62 Phantom Squadron HQ, 105 Mountain Street, Grimsby, ON C3 (Area Office Representative)

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
13 Jan 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
15 Jan 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Nicolescu

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

New Year’s Day Levees

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to an exciting New Year’s Eve.

For those cadets who will be attending the various New Year’s Day Levees (including those being held a little later on the 4th), you have not only permission, but encouragement to wear your uniforms to these events.

The first of 2020’s Weekly Routine Orders will be published before the weekend.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 15 Dec 19

Date
15 Dec 19

RO Number
19-37

CO’s Message

We had a strong turnout at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade despite the rain, including one 23 Squadron cadet who decided to jump in with us halfway through the parade. Thanks to all of our cadets for your enthusiastic participation. Events like these are where we cement our ties with our community. Well done!

We’re going into our last training week of 2019 with drill team and sports on Monday night, followed by the 11th Annual Squadron Mess Dinner on the 18th at Grace United Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The Mess Dinner is always memorable and is a wonderful way to learn about Canadian Armed Forces traditions while at the same time celebrating our squadron family. I’ve attached a copy of the invitation for the Mess Dinner so that everyone has the details of the event. Remember that the dress for the event is C2, which is your full uniform with a white collared shirt and a bowtie and no name tag.

Special thanks go out to all of the members of our Squadron Sponsorship Committee for organizing the logistics for the event, to all of our parent volunteers, to Mrs. Norma Ruttan for volunteering to be our kitchen lead, and to Rev. Maureen Ellison and Grace United Church for providing the venue.

Training Night
18 Dec 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
2 or 2B

Cadet Dress
C2

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 Dec 19
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
18 Dec 19
1830-2115
Wednesday Annual Squadron Mess Dinner Grace United Church C2 Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 8 Dec 19

Date
8 Dec 19

RO Number
19-36

CO’s Message

For those who weren’t present at last week’s training night, congratulations are in order for our new cadet promotions: WO2 Gowans was promoted from the rank of FSgt and WO1 Lett was promoted from the rank of WO2. In addition, 2Lt Nicolescu was promoted from the rank of OCdt. Congratulations to all!

Monday night is our usual optional training night with Drill Team practice for the first part of the evening and sports for the second part.

On Wednesday, we’ll have Lt Wilson out from 23 Squadron to act as Range Safety Officer for our marksmanship training night. Most of our cadets have been learning or reviewing proper conduct on the rifle range and have been familiarizing or re-familiarizing themselves with the cadet air rifle. It’s time to put all of this together and see how it works in practice.

Those cadets who have applied the IACE, GPS and PPS national-level courses have been given a list of additional documentation required. This all needs to be submitted by 15 Dec, so I would like to have them in by Wednesday at the latest. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with me on Monday.

This Saturday, we’re participating in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade. We’ll be gathering at 1030 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 in Niagara-on-the-Lake for an 1100 start and will be joined by 23 Squadron and their band. The town begins closing off streets around 1000 and so it is recommended that cadets be dropped off around 0930. We’ll have an officer there for supervision from 0900. Further details will be announced on Wednesday.

We’re still looking for three parent volunteers to help out as kitchen staff and servers for the Annual Mess Dinner. If you can help out, please sign up below.

Event Sign-ups
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Looking forward to seeing everyone this week!

Training Night
11 Dec 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
Operational (CADPAT)

Cadet Dress
Civilian

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Couroux

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
9 Dec 19
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
11 Dec 19
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night (Marksmanship) 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
14 Dec 19
0900-1300
Saturday Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 C3/C3D Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 Dec 19
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
18 Dec 19
1830-2115
Wednesday Annual Squadron Mess Dinner Grace United Church C2 Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!