Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 13 Dec 2020

13 Dec 2020

RO Number

CO’s Message

This is the last publication of WROs for calendar year 2020. After our Squadron Annual Mess Dinner on Wednesday, we go into our winter stand-down and won’t be returning to training until 6 Jan 2021. I have never been more glad to see another year put behind us, nor have I been more optimistic about the year ahead. The commitment that each and every one of you (cadets, staff, and SSC volunteers) have made to keeping our squadron going in these adverse times has been an inspiration and I’m very much looking forward to seeing your perseverance rewarded in 2021. It only gets better from here.

This week, we’re suspending our Effective Speaking training for Monday evening. 128 RCACS in Thorold is hosting a special presentation from Capt Christian Stenner, MStJ, CD, FRCGS of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society about the exploration of caves. I’ve already signed up and am really looking forward to his presentation. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s important that you do so in advance so that Capt Copses-Parker at 128 knows how many seats to provision for the Zoom conference.

On Wednesday, we’re conducting our Annual Mess Dinner. Normally, this would be a very memorable in-person formal dinner to mark the end of training for the calendar year. Circumstances have forced us to try to approximate it virtually, but we’re going to do the best that we can. There are two significant considerations this year:

  1. Dinner is being delivered to your home. It is IMPORTANT that you fill in the Virtual Mess Dinner form to indicate your attendance and any dietary restrictions NO LATER THAN 1900 (7:00pm) on Monday, 14 Dec. Failing to do so does not prevent you from attending, but you’ll be on your own for rustling up dinner and you’ll be missing out on early delivery of a special gift too.
  2. Awards and presentations from Training Year 2019-2020 will be presented during the dinner. We didn’t have an ACR and those awards have been waiting too long to be presented. Physical keeper plaques and bursary monies will have to wait until there’s an opportunity to physically present such things.

We’re relaxing the formality of the Mess Dinner as well, considering the medium. We would normally be in 1A (CAF) or C1A (cadets) for a formal event like this, but we’re going to stick to 3C (CAF) and C3F (cadets) for the virtual event.

See you all on Wednesday!

Training Night (Annual Mess Dinner)
16 Dec 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.


All attendees must check in using the Registration for Virtual Events form.

Virtual Training Connection Information

Mess Dinner


CAF Member Dress

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell
Duty NCM: WO2 Abt

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
14 Nov 2020
Monday Special Presentation
Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Zoom C3F Capt Lemoine
16 Dec 2020
Wednesday Annual Mess Dinner Google Meet C3F Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
17 Dec 2020 –
5 Jan 2021
  Winter Stand-Down
No Training
6 Jan 2021
Wednesday Regular Training Night Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS