Announcements – Week 18 – Week of 14JAN2024

Hello 809!

This week brings back range training on Monday night, along with regular training on Wednesday. Even though the bottle drive was cancelled on Saturday due to bad weather, not everyone received our cancellation notice and there were still plenty of bottles dropped off. I’d like to thank Mr Abt, CI Dau and Mr & Mrs Froese for giving up their time on Saturday morning to assist in the pick up. The bottle drive has been rescheduled for January 27. Details follow later on within this message.

Details on this week’s training, along with dress instructions and detailed information for cadets can be found in this week’s WRO’s which are published exclusively on teams.

Here are this week’s announcements

1. Monday Night Range Training / Range Team Selections – 15JAN2024:

This Monday night marks the return of range training. We’re getting ready for the Zone Marksmanship Competition on Sunday, February 11 at the Lake St Armoury. Our team will consist of the top 5 cadets trying out this week and team must include at least 2 junior cadets.

We’ll continue range training on Monday, January 22 and also on Monday, February 5, but only for those selected to represent 809 on the range team.

Anyone wishing to try out, please join us this Monday night from 1900-2100hrs.

Duty Officer: Capt Couroux

2. Bottle Drop Off – Make-Up Date – Saturday, 27JAN2024:

As you all are aware, we made the decision to cancel the bottle drop off last Saturday due to potentially serious weather. The bottle drop off has been re-scheduled for Saturday, January 27. As with the previous bottle drives, we’ll be needing everyone’s assistance (Cadets, Families, SSC and Staff). Here are the details
What: Cadet Bottle Drop Off
When: Saturday, January 27 @ 0830hrs until approx 1400hrs
Where: VanNoorts Greenhouse (Corner of Hunter Rd & Four Mile Creek Rd)
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Any questions, please forward them over to Capt Couroux

3. Senior NCO Development Day – Saturday, 20JAN2024:

For the 5 Cadets that signed up last week, the Senior NCO Development Day, hosted by 62 Phantom RCACS in Grimsby, is taking place this Saturday (20JAN2024). Participating cadets will be coached in leadership and management of cadets and will also be given the opportunity to lead training sessions.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Saturday, 20JAN2024 – 0800-1730hrs
WHERE: 62 Phantom RCACS – 105 Mountain Rd, Grimsby
TRANSPORT: Parent Drop Off
LUNCH: Bring your own lunch.
CANTEEN: There will be a canteen open through the activity. Bring money if you’d like take part.

4. Fish Fry:

The legion is looking for volunteers to take part in service duties for Fish Fry on Thusrsday nights. This is not a cadet activity, but you can earn time towards your community service hours for high school decoration. All interested parties are to reach out to Ms Katleen Kells by email. Include your phone number, cell phone number she can text to, and any dates that you cannot help out. Ms Kell’s email is

5. Sports Night – Monday 29JAN2024:

We will be having a sports night on Monday Jan 29. The activites will include both volleyball and basketball. We have invited 358 Sea Cadet Corps to join us for the evening. Timing is typical for a Monday night activity (1900-2100). However, the location will be Carleton School in St Catharines (1 Carleton Pk Dr, St Catharines)

More details to follow as we get closer to the date.

That’s all for now. I’m available should you have any questions.

Capt. Dan Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS