Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 16 Feb 2020

Date
12 Feb 2020

RO Number
2020-07

CO’s Message

Hopefully, everyone is enjoying the extra time with their families on this Family Day long weekend. As mentioned on last Wednesday’s training night, there will be no optional training on Monday, but we’ll be back to our regular training on Wednesday with our second fitness testing session of the year. Come in comfortable sports attire, prepared to achieve your personal best in the testing. Do not wear your uniforms.

Last week, CV Lett announced the names of the cadets who have yet to bring in their outstanding lottery tickets. You know who you are and we need those tickets back in order for them to be eligible for the draw in April. Bring them with you on Wednesday if you still have them.

The Operations Order for the Aviation FTX in Waterloo will be published before the end of the weekend.

See you on Wednesday!

Training Night
19 Feb 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
Operational (CADPAT or NCD)

Cadet Dress
Sports Attire: All Cadets

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
17 Feb 2020
1900-2115
Monday Family Day
No Training
     
19 Feb 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Mandatory Training Night (Fitness Testing) 809 HQ Sports Attire Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
24 Feb 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
26 Feb 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D OCdt Couroux

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 9 Feb 2020

Date
9 Feb 2020

RO Number
2020-06

CO’s Message

Congratulations once again to the 809 Newark cadets who participated in the NAG Sports Competition on Saturday. We’re one of the smaller squadrons in the group, so pulling second place overall is a fantastic achievement. Well done!

We’re back to our regular schedule this week, with drill (no sports) all evening on Monday and regular training on Wednesday. There’s a lot of aviation in the schedule this week, which is a great build-up to our aviation and aerospace weekend in Waterloo at the end of the month.

CV Lett has asked me to remind the squadron to bring in their outstanding lottery tickets. We have half of the squadron still holding on to them and they should have been turned in before the end of 2019. Let’s get those returned!

Training Night
12 Feb 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3: Sgts, FSgts, WOs
C3D: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, and FCpls.

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: 2Lt Nicolescu

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
10 Feb 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
12 Feb 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D 2Lt Nicolescu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
17 Feb 2020
1900-2115
Monday Family Day
No Training
     
19 Feb 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Mandatory Training Night (Fitness Testing) 809 HQ Sports Attire Lt Russell

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

NAG Sports Competition 2020 Update

We are the little squadron that could!

2Lt Nicolescu has reported back that 809 was victorious in European Handball and won second place in the overall competition. Great job to all of the cadets who competed. We’re proud of all of you!

Updated arrival time at 809 HQ is now 1750 (5:50pm), which is a little bit earlier than originally anticipated.

Thank you, 2Lt Nicolescu for supervising today.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Operations Order – NAG Sports Competition 2020

Good news!

It looks like the cadets at 126 Flying Lancers get to be picked up first, so our cadets can sleep in a few more minutes. The bus will be at 809 HQ at 0700 and not at 0630 as previously announced. 809 Newark cadets are to arrive at 809 HQ no later than 0645. We expect the bus to return to 809 HQ at 1900.

As discussed on Wednesday, cadets are to bring their health cards, a reusable water bottle, and something to occupy any free time they might find themselves with. Cadets who do not have their health cards will not be permitted to board the bus. This is a sports competition, so cadets should wear appropriate attire for an active day. 2Lt Nicolescu will be supervising, will have the squadron phone with her, and can be contacted if your cadet needs to be reached.

Capt Durward (CO of 611 Harvard and host of the competition this year) has provided the full operations order below.

Best of luck to all of our teams. I know you’ll do 809 proud!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!


1085-04 (CO)

27 Dec 2019

Dist List

OPERATIONS ORDER: NAG SPORTS COMPETITION – 8 FEB 20

Refs: A. Niagara Sports Competition Rules, Regulations and Forms (2018 Edition)

  1. Situation:
    1. To satisfy PO X03 and X05 at all training levels of the Canadian Cadet Organization, cadet units are to promote physical fitness, good leadership and citizenship, which also includes good sportsmanship.
  2. Mission:
    1. The Niagara Air Group of Squadrons will participate in a three (3) sport competition (Basketball, Volleyball and European Handball) which will encourage participation from all squadrons within the Niagara Area. This competition’s focus is based on promoting physical fitness and good sportsmanship and should not be based on only winning.
  3. Execution:
    1. This competition will be broken into three (3) phases:
      1. Phase 1 – Planning and pre-competition preparation;
      2. Phase 2 – Execution of competition and award ceremony; and
      3. Phase 3 – After-action and feedback.
    2. Groups and Taskings:
      1. 611 staff and SSC – plan and execute a safe and successful sports competition;
      2. Participating squadrons – participate in competition safely while respecting all other participants for the good of the CCO.
  4. Coordinating Instructions
    1. Timings
      1. Phase 1 – Completed NLT 24 Jan 2020;
      2. Phase 2 – Completed 8 Feb 2020; and
      3. Phase 3 – Completed NLT 14 Feb 2020.
    2. Routes
      1. Itinerary for the competition can be found in Annex A;
      2. directions and parking at CSS can be found at Annex B; and
      3. directions to West Haldimand General Hospital at Annex C.
    3. Nominal Rolls
      1. Each squadron will bring three nominal rolls for submission at registration desk:
        1. Nominal roll 1 is for registration of teams and attendance of cadets;
        2. Nominal roll 2 is for distribution and tracking of rations; and
        3. Nominal roll 3 is for is for individual squadron use.
  5. Service and Support
    1. Rations – Lunch will be requested from the detachment in the way of a catered meal. Lunch will be served at 1130 and 1200 in two groups. Please advise soonest of any dietary requirements or allergies.
    2. Canteen – Canteen will be open for snacks during the competition. Cadets are to bring their own spending money.
    3. Accommodations – The NAG sports competition shall be held at Cayuga Secondary School 8 Feb 20.
    4. Transport – cadets and escort officers are expected to make their own way to the venue for the competition. Individual units may request buses from the detachment or share buses to save on costs. Carpooling is recommended.
    5. Dress and Personal Equipment – each cadet should arrive in appropriate sporting apparel. This includes running shoes, shorts, and t-shirts. Profane or inappropriate slogans or images are unacceptable. Shirts should be of appropriate length to cover all body parts and shorts should sit properly on the waist. Personal equipment is the responsibility of the owner and the host squadron will not be responsible for lost clothing or personal items. Officers will wear appropriate squadron clothing or operational uniform.
    6. Emergency Procedures
      1. Fire Plan – in the event of a fire, all personnel will evacuate the building in the safest manner possible and congregate beside the high school in the attached parking lot in order to maintain the parade state. All doors should be closed behind. Safety is the priority.
      2. First Aid/Injury Plan – in the event of an injury first aid will be administered on site by a qualified and current first aider. If first aid will not suffice and there is a major injury, the personnel involved will be transported to the West Haldimand General Hospital 75 Parkview Rd, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0. (905) 768-3311.
      3. Water – cadets should bring their own full water bottles to the competition. Water will be available on site as well.
      4. Smoking – is prohibited by all cadets. Adults who smoke will need to do so outside the building and out of the line of sight of the cadets.
      5. Visitors – will not be permitted on site.
      6. Medications – to be administered as necessary by the individual under the direction of squadron staff.
      7. Restricted Areas – cadets are not permitted in hallways passed locked door. Access is restricted to the upper level where two gyms and the cafeteria are located is located and the lower floor where the small gym and change rooms are located. A Staff only washroom is located on the upper floor next to the cafeteria. Any cadets found on the upper floors will be removed from the competition. Signs will be posted.
      8. Hygiene – is the responsibility of the individual.
  6. Command and Signals
    1. Command Structure
      1. OIC – Capt Scott Durward
      2. 2IC – Lt Merilee Bono
      3. First Aid – CI Eric Diamanti
      4. Cadet IC – WO1 Aaron Carte
      5. Cadet 2IC – FSgt Andrew Beauregard
    2. Contact Personnel
      1. Capt Scott Durward
      2. 2IC – Lt Merilee Bono
      3. First Aid – CI Eric Diamanti

SM Durward
Captain
Commanding Officer
611 Harvard Squadron
Royal Canadian Air Cadets

Annex A
Annex B
Annex C

Distribution List

Action

NGTA ZONE TRGO
CO 23 RC(Air)CS St. Catharines
CO 62 RC(Air)CS Grimsby
CO 79 RC(Air)CS Port Colborne
CO 87 RC(Air)CS Welland

CO 126 RC(Air)CS Niagara Falls
CO 128 RC(Air)CS Thorold
CO 337 RC(Air)CS Fort Erie
CO 809 RC(Air)CS Niagara-on-the-Lake

Administration – West Haldimand General Hospital

Information

AdminO 611 Dunnville RCACS
TrgO 611 Dunnville RCACS
611 SSC Chair


ANNEX A
1085-04 (CO)

27 Dec 19

ITINERARY

8 Feb 20 (Saturday)

0700 – Advance party (611) arrives at CSS
0800 – Local squadrons arrive at CSS
0830 – Competition begins
1130 – First group has lunch
1200 – Second group has lunch
1600 – Competition ends
1600 – Awards ceremony
1630 – Local squadrons depart
1730 – 611 departs


ANNEX B
1085-04(CO)

27 Dec 19

MAP TO CAYUGA SECONDARY SCHOOL (70 Highway 54, Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0)

  1. All squadrons will arrive at Cayuga Secondary School and park vehicles in the parking lot past the main entrance;
  2. No vehicles can park in the OPP parking lot;
  3. Buses must park furthest from the door and park on the perimeter of the lot; and
  4. No vehicles may park in fire routes or in roundabout at front of the school.

    1. ANNEX C
      1085-04(CO)

      27 Dec 19

      MAP TO WEST HALDIMAND GENERAL HOSPITAL (75 Parkview Rd, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0)

Winter Warfare Basic – Part 2 – Friday, 31JAN20 – Sunday, 02FEB20

We’ve now completed part 2 of the Winter Warfare Basic course offered by the Lincoln and Welland Regiment.

Soldiers from the Regiment, Cadets and Officers assembled at the Regiment headquarters at the Lake Street Armoury on Friday evening where we prepped for the FTX portion of the course. The trucks were packed and we headed out to our new home for the weekend…..the Winona Rifle Range in Grimsby. We arrived at about 2100hrs and pitched our tents, set up our stoves and lit our lanterns. We then began our evening routine and settled in. For those doing fire picket duty throughout the night, the 0600hrs reveille came early.

At 0600, we struck our tents, packed our gear, ate breakfast and got ready for the day. Practical lessons in pitching/striking tents, over land navigation, pacing, and improvised shelters were conducted. All of this done along side of the troops from the Regiment. The cadets tried IMP’s, the CF version of the infamous MRE. The consensus was that the MRE’s should be ditched for the more preferred IMP

Night time meant sleeping in our lean-to shelters (in the out doors w/ with the occasional snow flake hitting you in the face as you slept). Cadets took turns conducting fire picket. Each group stoked the 8′ long fire and kept the rest of the troops warm. Thanks to those brave souls.

Sunday morning meant tearing down the camp, and putting out fires. We towed the sleds down to the waterfront for a signal fire demonstration. Following this, we headed to the butts of the range, where we went over winter defenses. There was a mouse on hand that showed us just how well they worked. We then raced down to the side of the range (with the sled in tow) where we raced against the Regiment to set up camp, boil water and present Capt Christensen with a hot beverage. The good Captain then instructed us to strike camp & proceed to the entrance of the range where we had to compete again a second time.

After the competition was completed, we put on the snow shoes for one more turn around the range. We then packed up the sleds, had lunch, cleaned up and got on the busses for the return trip to the Armoury. Kit was returned and final comments were made. We all went home tired, but grateful for the experience.

Congratulations to WO2 Gowans and FSgt Abt for completing the course. Hope you had a great time. A big thanks goes out to Capt Christensen and the Regiment for having us out. We’re looking forward to the next outing with the Lincs.

 

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 2 Feb 2020

Date
2 Feb 2020

RO Number
2020-05

CO’s Message

It’s an exciting week for competitions! On Wednesday, we have our annual Effective Speaking Competition and on Saturday, we go to Cayuga to compete in the Niagara Air Group Sports competition. It’s a great kick-off for an exciting February.

The Effective Speaking Competition takes place on the same night as our regular CO’s Parade, so the dress will be C1A but we’ll dispense with the actual CO’s Parade if the Effective Speaking Competition goes long.

Further details about the NAG Sports Competition will be posted before Wednesday.

Training Night
5 Feb 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1A: All cadets

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
3 Feb 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
5 Feb 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Effective Speaking Competition and CO’s Parade 809 HQ C1A Capt Lemoine
5 Feb 2020
0630-1730
Saturday Niagara Air Group Sports Competition Cayuga Secondary School, Cayuga, ON Sports Attire 2Lt Nicolescu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
10 Feb 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
12 Feb 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D 2Lt Nicolescu

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Ice Wine Bottle Pick Up

Thank you to all the cadets and parents who helped with the bottle pick up at the Ice Wine Festival in Old Town on Sunday.
The group was very efficient and we collected and sorted three bins worth bottles in only an hour and a quarter.
Your help and enthusiasm is much appreciated.

Best Regards
CV Dau

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 26 Jan 2020

Date
26 Jan 2020

RO Number
2020-04

CO’s Message

Please accept my apology for getting the WROs for this week out a bit late. As announced last 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. Next week, we have our usual optional training night on Monday and a combined CO’s Parade and Effective Speaking competition on Wednesday. If the Effective Speaking competition goes a little bit long, we’ll forego the CO’s Parade in the interest of hearing more presentations. I’m looking forward to hearing them!

Training Night
29 Jan 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
CADPAT or Sports Attire

Cadet Dress
Sports Attire

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: CV Dau

This Week’s 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 Attire CV Dau

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
3 Feb 2020
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
5 Feb 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Effective Speaking Competition and CO’s Parade 809 HQ C1A Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

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 with transportation, please bring that along as well.