Mess Dinner – Wednesday, December 21

Good day 809,

Cadets, Staff and SSC members, I’m excited to invite you to our 1st in-person mess dinner since 2019.

Cadets, this is our last parade night of the year and we’re hoping we can have everyone participate in this fun event.    We do need you to sign up indicating your intent to participate.   You can sign up here:

Mess Dinner – Cadet Attendance – Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 809 Newark (

Dress for cadets:

You’ll have to supply the white shirt as it’s not part of your uniform kit.   If you don’t have a bowtie, Mr Dau will have several with him on Tuesday night that you can borrow for the evening.   Or you can purchase one to own for $3.00 ea.


Our annual mess dinner is a celebration in Military Style, giving our cadets an opportunity to experience RCAF tradition and enable them to interact in a social setting prior to our Christmas break. Even though it centers around training and tradition, this has been an effort on behalf of the entire squadron. The staff looks after the program, the SSC looks after most of the preparations as far as the venue and the food, along with the logistics of how it works behind the scenes. Parents have helped out as servers during the dinner. It’s for this that we’re looking for your help. So, Parents/Guardians, we asking for your help to make this a success. Please sign up to show your availability and desire to help us out with this annual tradition. If you find that all the spots are filled up and you’d still like to help, please let us know.

As far as dress for the evening,  we’ve usually asked for parents to wear black dress pants with a white collared shirt, if you have it.

Parent Sign Up – Mess Dinner Assistance – Wednesday, December 21 | 809 Newark (

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday and celebrating the squadron in RCAF style.

Lt Dan Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS