20 November 2022
I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the snow that came with it. Please review the following and be ready for this week’s training.
809 Officer and Senior Cadet Staff Positions
Commanding Officer (CO): Lt Couroux
Deputy Commanding Office (DCO / Co-TrgO): Lt Russell
Administration Officer (AdminO / Co-TrgO): Capt Lemoine
Supply Officer (SupO): CI Dau
Squadron Warrant Officer: WO2 Abt
Squadron Deputy Warrant Officer/Admin NCO: FSgt Vidal
Flight Commander/Supply NCO: FSgt Dau
Masks are no longer mandatory, except under certain circumstances, such as travelling in military transport or when entering an establishment that requires masks to be worn. If you feel comfortable wearing a mask, and would like to continue, you are permitted to do so.
It’s no longer a requirement for you to fill out and post a declaration. The link for this will no longer be provided.
Social distancing will still be practiced as much as possible. Also, it’s encouraged that we do as much training as possible outside.
We’re still committed to making cadets a safe and fun experience. If you have any questions on this, please consult a staff member.
If you feel sick, do the responsible thing, stay home.
The delay in setting up new Cadet365 accounts has been cleared, but they’re still working through a backlog. We hope to hear about new accounts soon.
Supply is open for exchanges and new issues during the evening. Make sure you see CI Dau to set up an appointment
Where: Squadron HQ
When: 16 November 2022
Who: All Cadets and Staff
Dress: Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU
Duty Officer: Lt Russell
Training Night Schedule
|1815||1830||Building Open, Parade Square Set-Up|
|1830||1845||Uniform Inspection / Opening Parade|
|2050||2100||Clean-Up Training Areas / Parade Square|
The schedule for Wednesday, 23 November is currently being re-worked and will be posted separately.
Note: Off-duty instructors are to report to their secondary duties:
- Administration NCO: FSgt Vidal
- Supply NCO: FSgt Dau
1. Monday Evening Optional Training – 21 November – Effective Speaking and Aviation
Where: Squadron HQ
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Duty Officer: CI Dau
Mrs Gowans will not be available for the next 2 weeks. In her place, FSgt Vidal will be conducting the class. However, cadets are expected to email CV Gowans with their outline along with the body of their speech on Monday. If you have also completed your introduction to your speech send that as well. Remember. this is a rough draft.
FSgt Vidal will be running an aviation class. This is a great introduction to anyone considering becoming a pilot later in their cadet career, or if you just have an interest.
3. 126/809 RCACS Mixed Drill Team
Drill team is on this week! Everyone can join. Come out and learn as you go.
Here’s the info for the next practice:
When: Thursday, November 24 1830–2030
Where: River View Public School, 3300 Cattell Drive, Niagara Falls
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire. Bring boots and wedge.
4. National Online Ground School
The application deadline for the Air Cadet Online Ground School for this summer’s Glider and Power Pilot Training Courses has been extended to 15 November. Please see Capt Lemoine if you’d like to apply.
7. Cadet Co-op (High School Credit Program)
The Training Year Cadet Co-op is starting back up once again in partnership between UCDSB (Upper Canada District School Board) and RCSU Central. To be eligible a cadet must:
- Attend High School in Ontario
- Reside in Ontario
- Be a current cadet
There is a misconception that has come up over the years:
- Cadets must be a student from UCDSB – Incorrect
- The program is a ministry of education program, coordinated on behalf of the ministry through UCDSB. As long as the cadet is a student of any school board in Ontario (French, English, Public, Catholic, or even Private) they are eligible as the credit is linked to their OEN (Ontario Education Number)
Cadets can earn up to four (4) credits through the training year version of cadet co-op. It takes 90 hours of cadet activities (training, team practices, uniform prep, lesson prep, &c) to earn a credit, as well as completion of the pre-placement assignments, tracking their hours on a log sheet, and participating in your ACR. Why not earn some high school credits for what they are already doing?!
If you’re interested, please see Capt Lemoine for more information, including the application and a FAQ sheet.
All attendees must check-in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form.
This Week’s Activities
|21 November 2022||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||CI Dau|
|23 November 2022||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Lt Russell|
|24 November 2022||Thursday||Drill Team||River View Public School, Niagara Falls||Suitable Civilian Attire||Lt Couroux|
|28 November 2022||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||Capt Lemoine|
|30 November 2022||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Capt Lemoine|
809 Newark RCACS