Summer Cadet Co-Op – High School Credits

UCDSB is once again offering the Summer Cadet Co-op program where cadets who are attending CTC course in Ontario will be able to earn up to 2 high school credits!

Please note- cadets attending CAP, or CTC out of the province of Ontario will not qualify for the program.

For more details, and for registrations forms etc, please follow this link: Summer Semester Cadet COOP – Upper Canada District School Board (ucdsb.on.ca)

Cadets must already have obtained at least one high school credit to apply.

Most importantly– Although UCDSB is running this program, it is open to all cadets who reside in Ontario, and who will be attending a CTC course in Ontario. Cadets do not need to be students of UCDSB. Cadets remain students of their own board!

Lt Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”

100th Anniversary of the Niagara On The Lake Cenotaph

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 (our major sponsor) is conducting ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Niagara On The Lake Cenotaph.   We need 2 senior cadets, with a properly fitting uniform, to volunteer to stand guard.   Dress of the day will be C1A

Timings: 1000 – 1200 hrs, Saturday, June 04
Where: Cenotaph on Queen St, Niagara On The Lake
OIC: Capt Jody Lemoine

If you’d like to take part, please sign by following this link:

Sign up sheet

Please note that you’ll still be expected to help out at the bottle drive both before and after this event.   Please bring your uniform along with you to the bottle drive and change just before leaving and when you return.

Lt Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 19 May 2022

Date
29 May 2022

RO Number
2022-20

CO’s Message

Good evening!

Well, here goes my first WRO.   Let’s see how it goes.

After all the excitement of last week, were starting to wind things down and head into summer shut down.   However, we still have one item left on the board, Saturday’s bottle drive.

After the bottle drive, we’ll be on summer shutdown.  There will be no further squadron activities until Wednesday, September 7 (the first Wednesday after Labour Day).

To the Cadets attending summer training, good luck on your courses and have fun.   We know you’ll do 809 Squadron proud.

Bottle Drive:

The bottle drive is an important fundraiser for 809 squadron.   The bulk of the money we raise comes from initiative.   This is where we get the money to attend special events like the Top Gun Maverick showing, and the Cadet Day at Canada’s Wonderland.    It’s also where we get the money for training activities like FTX’s and flying.   Most of all, it is what keeps us operating as a squadron and pays for our headquarters.   Without the fundraising, we wouldn’t be able to run the program.

Because of it’s importance, we’re requesting that all cadets attend.   We’re also requesting parents/guardians participate as well.   We’ll need help sorting bottles, picking up bottles at off-site locations, and to help at pick up locations.     Bring your trucks and cargo trailers if you can.

Here’s the info:
Where: VanNoorts (Corner of Hunter Rd & 4 Mile Creek Rd, Niagara On The Lake)
Time: Saturday, June 04, 0830 (8:30am) – Approx 1400 (2pm)
Who: All cadets, staff, SSC & Parents

This is considered a mandatory activity. If you cannot attend, please call the squadron to advise of your absence.

Make sure all attendees complete registration as usual.

Mr. Abt will be in charge of the event, with Capt Lemoine supervising.  I won’t be around as I’m heading off to Trenton for my Air Environmental Training Course (AETC for short).

This is some additional information from Mr Abt’s post on our Facebook page:


Registration

All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

This Week’s Activities:

DATE DAY ACTIVITY LOCATION DRESS OIC
04JUN2022 SATURDAY BOTTLE DRIVE VanNOORTS Warehouse

Corner of Hunter Rd & 4 Mile Creek Rd, NOTL

Civilian Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities:

DATE DAY ACTIVITY LOCATION DRESS OIC
07SEP2022 WEDNESDAY PARADE NIGHT SQUADRON HQ CADETS:C3B

CAF:3B

CI: GOLF SHIRT & KHAKIS

LT COUROUX

This will be the last WRO for this training year.    The next one will be published on the Sunday preceding our next training night.   Have a fun and safe summer.   See you all on September 7.

D Couroux

Lieutenant
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Correction: Canada’s Wonderland Excursion – Saturday May 28 0745hrs – 2000hrs

For everyone going on the Wonderland excursion on Saturday morning, just a reminder of a few items:

  1. Be at the Squadron Headquarters no later than 0745.   We expect to return to by around 2000 (8pm).
  2. Dress in civilian attire, appropriate for the weather.   Right now, the forecast is showing as Sunny with a temperature of about 20degrees.  You may want to bring some sunscreen.
  3. Bring spending money with you.   The squadron is covering your travel, entry into the park, fast passes for the day, lunch and a refillable drink.   Anything beyond this is your responsibility.
  4. Bring your facemask.   As a cadet, you’ll be required to where this throughout the day.
  5. Bring your health card – Very important.    You can’t attend if you don’t have this with you.

For those of you that did sign up, see you Saturday AM.

Lt Couroux,
CO.

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 22 May 2022

Date
22 May 2022

RO Number
2022-19

CO’s Message

Good evening!

This is it! We’re down to our final night of the training year. Wednesday night, is our ACR/Awards/CoC night. Dress will be C1A so make sure your unicorns are properly prepared, your boots are polished, and your at your very best. Make sure that you invite your parents/guardians and come hungry. The SSC has arranged food for the evening.

We’re still under standard COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures, which don’t allow non cadets/staff in the building itself, so we’ll be holding the event outdoors rain or shine.

On Thursday, we have a private screening of the new “Top Gun: Maverick” film at Landmark Cinemas at the Pen Centre. Dress will be C3B and you need to find your way to the cinema by 1730 (5:30pm). The cost of the event has been covered by our more than generous SSC, so take the opportunity to thank them on Wednesday.

We have the go-ahead to go to Cadet Day at Canada’s Wonderland on the 28th. We’ll be finalizing numbers and travel arrangements as soon as possible, so we need to know if you’re coming or not as soon as possible.

I have received only two responses in our Cadets365 migration. For those cadets who have not replied, please review the previous post on the topic.

Finally, this will be my last CO’s message as the role of Commanding Officer will be turned over to Lt Couroux on Wednesday. To the cadets, parents/guardians, staff, and SSC members, I’ve had the privilege of working with over these last five years, thank you. If I don’t get the opportunity to speak to you in person, know that I place immense value in what we’ve accomplished together and have the utmost confidence in Lt Couroux’ commitment and capabilities as my successor.

ACR, Awards, and Change of Command
25 May 2022 1830

Registration

All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

CAF Member Dress
1A (Ceremonial)

Cadet Dress
C1A

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: CI Dau

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
23 May 2022 Monday Victoria Day (No Training)      
25 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday ACR / Awards Night / CoC 809 HQ 1A/C1A Capt Lemoine
26 May 2022
1830-2115
Thursday Private “Top Gun: Maverick” Screening Landmark Cinemas St. Catharines 3B/C3B Lt Couroux
28 May 2022
0900-2100
Saturday Canada’s Wonderland Trip 809 HQ (Pickup/Dropoff) Civilian Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 June 2022 Saturday Bottle Drive Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 Civilian TBD

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Migration to Cadets365

Good morning.

Over the next little bit, we’ll be migrating all cadet and staff Google Workspace accounts to the new Cadets365 platform. During the period where we had to shift to virtual training, the Google Workspace platform served us well, but the Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers organization will be conducting all activities over Cadets365 and the move is necessary.

I’ll be working with Lt Russell to provide access details and credentials to each cadet. Once we have verified that cadets can successfully connect to their Cadets365 account, we’ll forward all 809cadets.ca email and eventually retire the 809cadets.ca accounts.

In the meantime, if any cadets currently have access to operational Cadets365 accounts, email Lt Russell and myself so that we can forward your 809cadets.ca email and strike you off of our migration list.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 15 May 2022

Date
18 May 2022

RO Number
2022-18

CO’s Message

Good morning!

In preparation for our outing to see the new “Top Gun: Maverick” film next Thursday, we’ll be showing the original “Top Gun” film tonight. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a classic for Air Cadets and was responsible for many cadets joining our program when it came out. Everyone wanted to be Maverick… and if you don’t know who he is, you need to come out tonight to find out. Canteen will be open and popcorn will be served.

Wednesday night, we’re in final preparations for our ACR/Awards/CoC night next week. Dress will be C3 dress for the evening.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone tonight and on Wednesday!

SWO’s Message

Hello cadets! It’s our last week before our annual ceremonial review which mean we need to get prepared. Remember to keep working on your uniforms for this Wednesday and get ready for some learning. We’re going to be teaching you all you need to know to prepare for our final parade of the year. I hope to see you all on Monday and Wednesday.

Regular Training Night
11 May 2022 1830

Registration

All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

CAF Member Dress
3B (Service)

Cadet Dress
C3

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

Training Night Schedule

  Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
All Levels PO/EO C432.03 C436.02  
Description ACR Preparation ACR Preparation ACR Preparation
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 May 2022
1830-2115
Monday Squadron “Top Gun” Movie Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
18 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 3B/C3 Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
23 May 2022 Monday Victoria Day (No Training)      
25 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday ACR / Awards Night / CoC 809 HQ 1A/C1A Capt Lemoine
26 May 2022
1830-2115
Saturday
0700-1800
Private “Top Gun: Maverick” Screening Landmark Cinemas St. Catharines 3B/C3B Lt Couroux

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Power Pilot Training Course

PPTC Wings

Good morning!

We’ve received our first offer for summer training and it’s a big one! Congratulations to FSgt Vidal, who has been selected for (and has accepted) the offer to attend this summer’s Power Pilot Training Course. Please take the opportunity to congratulate him on his selection this Wednesday.

I’m also taking this as a sign that offers for other courses will start trickling in soon. For everyone else who has applied, have just a little more patience.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACs
Immortal!