Weekly Announcements – Week of 26MAY24

Hello 809!

Here we are at the 2nd last week of the 2023/24 training year.   This week is an incredibly busy one.   On Monday and Wednesday, we will be prepping for ACR.   This Thursday through Sunday we’ll be on our year end trip to Ottawa.

Here are this week’s announcements:

  1. Optional Training – Monday, 27MAY24:

This Monday is prep for ACR.   If you have taskings that need to be completed, this is the time to come into the squadron to work on them.    You’ll have access to training aids and other items to ensure your static display is worthy.

Time: 1900-2100hrs
Where: Squadron LHQ
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

  1. End of Year Trip – Ottawa – 30MAY2024 – 02JUN2024:

The Ottawa trip is scheduled for 30MAY24 – 02JUN24.    SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED.   Confirmed cadets and staff are published on this week’s WROs.

Departure Time: 0800 Thursday, 30MAY2024
Departure Place: 809 Sqn LHQ
Dress – Civilian:

  • White Golf Shirt or Squadron Golf Shirt/sweater,
  • black pants,
  • black shoes

Return Time: 1745 Sunday, 02JUN2024
Return Place: 809 Sqn LHQ

An information package, including kit list, schedule and parent authorization sheet have been sent out in a separate email.     Capt Emptage will forward a letter for each cadet to present to their school detailing the trip.

  1. Annual Awards Banquet – Friday 07JUN2024:

When: Friday, June 7th. 1830hrs – 2130hrs
Where: 124 Branch Royal Canadian Legion, 410 King St, NOTL
Dress: Business Formal (jacket, shirt, tie – Males, Dress outfit – Females)
Who: all cadets, staff, SSC & guests
Cadets and Staff are Free
Parents/Siblings and guests $25.00 per person

This is a chance where we get together and celebrate our training year as a unit, and also with our guests (parents, guardians, siblings, etc).

Check your email for invites.   Please RSVP to Capt Couroux no later than 03JUN24.   Payment is due at the door.

  1. Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) & Squadron Change of Command (COC) Ceremony– Saturday 08JUN2024:

When: Saturday, June 8

Time: Cadets & Staff: 0800hrs
Parents & guests: Seated for 1045hrs – Parade Starts 1100hrs
Where: Squadron HQ
Dress: Cadets C1A, Officers: 1A, Other Staff & Guests: Business Formal

 This is a mandatory event for all cadets, staff and SSC.  

This day is a formal parade where you get the opportunity to show your guests what you’ve done this year.    This is a formal military parade where awards will be presented, promotions will be made, presentations will be made to the unit and displays, such as our new Flight Simulator, will be available for viewing by your guests, and guests of the unit.   It’s a celebration of our training year.

This year, we’ll be incorporating the Cadet Change of Command parade.    This will be the formal handover of the unit from our current SWO to the incoming SWO for the 2024-25 training year.

Check your email for invites.   Please RSVP to Capt Couroux no later than 03JUN24.

  1. Fish Fry:

The legion is looking for volunteers to take part in service duties for Fish Fry on Thursday 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 Kathleen 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 ktkells@gmail.com

Capt Dan Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS