1 Sep 19
And so it begins…
Between summer training and family activities, I’m hoping everyone had a great summer.
September is here and we’re once again ready to begin a new training year. We’re starting things a bit slower this year and have a few changes lined up to make the squadron’s operation run more smoothly. Further details on that latter bit will be available over the next few days.
Our very first night back will be on 4 Sep at 1830 (6:30pm) and we’ll be focusing on the necessary administration and paperwork. One piece of good news related to this is that we’re scrapping the $60/year fee to join the squadron. More to come. This evening is primarily for returning cadets, but if you know anyone who wants to come out and join, we’re happy to have them out to talk to us and possibly sign up.
The following week, on Monday Night, we’re going to have a supply night. If you have uniform items that don’t fit, this is the time to come in and get them replaced.
On the Wednesday, we have the Snowbirds Airshow during the afternoon and won’t have any training during the evening. We’re still looking for a couple more volunteers to man the Air Cadets information booth for the event. It’s on the afternoon of a school day, so please don’t prioritize Cadets over school. That said, if you can afford to take the time off and come out, by all means, sign up. OCdt Couroux will be having a short Training Cell meeting that day as well. He’ll be putting out further details on this as we get a bit closer.
On Saturday, 14 Sep, we have one of our thrice-annual Bottle Drives at Van Noort Greenhouses. This is an all-hands on-deck event where everyone is expected to attend and support fundraising for squadron activities. We’ll be starting at 0900 (9:00am) and finishing at 1600 (4:00pm) helping our community and ourselves by collecting empty beer, wine, and liquor bottles. Parent volunteers for driving and sorting are welcome and appreciated.
On Sunday, 15 Sep we have our Gliding Familiarization Day at Niagara District Airport from 1300 (1:00pm) to 1600 (4:00pm) and have 10 spots available. Priority goes to junior cadets.
Our proper kick-off of the training year begins on 16 Sep with our Welcome Back BBQ followed by our first proper training night of the year on 18 Sep.
Most of the regular and optional training nights have already been added to the Events Calendar on the web site. We expect to have the full training year uploaded by Wednesday evening.
For volunteering and gliding familiarization sign-ups, the sign-up sheets can be found here.
Remember that you need to be logged into the web site to see sign-up sheets.
See you on Wednesday!
4 Sep 19
CAF Member Dress
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine
This Week’s Activities
|4 Sep 19 1830-2100||Wednesday||Administration Night||809 HQ (CNC)||C2B/C4A||Capt Lemoine|
|9 Sep 19 1900-2100||Monday||Supply Night||809 HQ (CNC)||Civilian||CI Thiffault / CV Carbone|
|11 Sep 19||Wednesday||Snowbirds Airshow!||Niagara District Airport||C2B||Capt Lemoine|
|14 Sep 19||Saturday||Bottle Drive||Van Noort Greenhouses (Corner of Hunter and Four Mile Creek Roads)||Civilian||TBD|
|15 Sep 19||Sunday||Gliding Familiarization||Niagara District Airport||Civilian||2Lt Nicolescu|
|16 Sep 19 1900-2100||Monday||Welcome Back BBQ||809 HQ (CNC)||C2B/C4A||Capt Lemoine|
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