Vimy Presentation April 6th

All cadets participating in the Vimy Cadet Trip in October 2017, are required to attend the Squadron’s Information Night on Thurs April 6th at St. Mark’s Church – Addison Hall. The presentation begins at 630pm – so cadets need to be there NLT 6pm. Dress is C-1. Get a HAIRCUT this wknd – so it’s set for CO’s parade on Wed and Thurs’ presentation.

The information night has been promoted in the St. Catharines Standard and the Niagara Advance. “An informative discussion remembering the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Members of the 809 Newark Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets, along with their Special Guest, Heritage Architect Julian Smith, will discuss the events of 100 years ago and the monument that stands there today. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.”

Cadets will be speaking to the general public. We are not interested in lengthy talks – only informative, concise facts about Vimy and the Memorial. WOII Giansante – there will be an Order of Ceremonies for you to follow. Capt Palumbo will be introducing the Cadet Squadron as a whole, then we will move into the cadet presentations and the talk by Mr Julian Smith – who helped to restore the Vimy Monument and is a local resident of Queenston.

Parents are encouraged to stay for the duration of the evening. Probably 1-1.5hrs depending on the number of people who attend.

Cadet assignments for the presentation are as follows:

  • MC: WOII Giansante
  • Greeting, Seating, Set-up, Tear-Down: FSgt Lett, FSgt Griffin
  • Slideshow Presentation: FSgt Zalepa & Cpl Hill
  • 2 min presentation about one of the following:
    1. History of the Monument: Sgt Couroux, Sgt Carbone, FCpl Gowans
    2. Local Niagara Resident who was at Vimy Ridge: FCpl Lett
    3. What the trip means to me: Cpl Abt

Contact Capt Palumbo via email if you have any questions – some assignments were verbally discussed but not written down. Send me an email to remind me what they are!

Wednesday night – we will have a brief meeting before closing parade to ensure we are ready for Thursday night.