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Familiarization Flight Reminder – Saturday, 07MAY2022, 0700hrs

Good evening,

Sorry about the late message.   Here’s a quick reminder to the cadets taking part in tomorrow’s familiarization flight.

  1. MANDATORY: Be at the squadron headquarters no later than 0700 tomorrow AM (07MAY2022)
  2. MANDATORY: Wear the appropriate uniform (C5 is the dress of the day.   If you don’t have a complete C5 uniform, C3B is permitted – also providing it’s complete.   Last resort = black pants & white shirt)
  3. MANDATORY: Wear your issued face mask
  4. MANDATORY: Bring your provincial health card
  5. MANDATORY: Bring a bottle of water and snacks for the day,
  6. SUGGESTED: Bring something to do on the bus
  7. SUGGESTED: Bring a phone or camera so that you can take pics of your experience

Please be advised, failure to follow the MANDATORY directions WILL result in being turned away.   The SUGGESTED items are not required, however they will make your day much more enjoyable.  I will have a COVID screening declaration for you to sign once you arrive.

Please remind your parents to stick around after they drop you off, until they’re released, so that we can make sure they’re available to bring you home should the need arises.

I’m not sure when we’re returning, so please advise your parents that I’ll be asking each of you to call home when we’ve left London for home, which is about a 2hr warning.  I’ll then get you to call them when we’re about 1/2hr out from the headquarters so they can meet you when we arrive.

Have a great evening everyone.  I’m looking forward to an exciting day of flying with each of you tomorrow.

Regards,

Lt Couroux

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Regards

 

Cory Abt

SSC Chair 809 Air Cadet Squadron

chair@809cadets.com

Message from our SSC Chair – Parental Help Needed – Bottle Drive – Saturday January 8

Dear Proud Parent of a Cadet,

Hoping your holiday season has been great, and that 2022 will be better times for all!

This Saturday January 8th we are having our bottle drive for 809 Squadron.  This is a big fund raiser for us and helps to fund the entire program.  During non Covid times this is a mandatory event for cadets and strongly encourage for the rest of the family to pitch in and help.  The squadrons working orders are that in person cadet activity is not sanctioned at this time but life must go on.  We need your help to make this fundraiser work.

Saturday Jan 8th

8:30am – 1:30pm

We will have 3 drop off locations that need to be manned and we will need a crew out at the VanNoorts Greenhouse to sort and package.

2-3 trailers will be needed to service these locations

If you could reply right away with the number of family members that can help that would be great…the sooner the better.

Please respond to me directly at chair@809cadets.ca  or my cellphone 289-687-7050.

All the best,

Cory Abt

Chair, 809 Squadron Sponsoring Committee

 

Happy Holidays!

809 Newark Squadron celebrated the season with it’s 2nd Virtual Mess Dinner. Have a fun and safe holiday season everyone. Best wishes to everyone’s families. We’re hoping to see you all again, in person, in the new year.

Reminder – Christmas Mess Dinner – We need you to sign up

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that we need everyone to sign up tonight if they plan on attending this year’s virtual mess dinner.    Here’s the initial post from Wednesday night:

2021 Christmas Mess Dinner – Sign up required by Friday, December 17, 2200hrs (10pm)

In: Mess Dinner

Good evening 809 Sqn,

It’s time for our Annual Christmas Mess Dinner. As with last year, this year’s mess dinner will be a virtual event with dinner to be served at your house. Dinner will be on Wednesday, December 22, timing and details to be published on the next WRO’s. Please sign up by Friday, December 17 @ 10pm if you plan to attend so we know how many dinners to provide (both cadets and staff please).    Please note, this is still regarded as a mandatory training night.  Remember, you need to be logged in to view the sign up sheet.

Event Sign-ups | 809 Newark (809cadets.ca)

 

 

2021 Christmas Mess Dinner – Sign up required by Friday, December 17, 2200hrs (10pm)

Good evening 809 Sqn,

It’s time for our Annual Christmas Mess Dinner. As with last year, this year’s mess dinner will be a virtual event with dinner to be served at your house. Dinner will be on Wednesday, December 22, timing and details to be published on the next WRO’s. Please sign up by Friday, December 17 @ 10pm if you plan to attend so we know how many dinners to provide (both cadets and staff please).    Please note, this is still regarded as a mandatory training night.  Remember, you need to be logged in to view the sign up sheet.

Event Sign-ups | 809 Newark (809cadets.ca)

 

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 24 November 2021

Date:

22 November 2021

RO Number:

2021-32

DCO’s Message:

Good evening 809

Capt Lemoine is still away, but should be back in time to attend our Virtual Parade Night on Wednesday, November 24.     Again, if there is anything that you’d usually contact the CO about, feel free to contact me during his absence.

Effective Speaking – Tuesday, 23 November 2021 – 1900-2000hrs

Mrs Gowans is running the effective speaking program this evening.   Again this is a virtual class being run through our .    All cadets are encouraged to participate, including 1st years if they’d like to do so.

Virtual Training – Wednesday, 24 November 2021 – 1855-2040hrs

Once again, we’re conducting our parade night virtually.    The schedule is as follows:

 

Opening Parade (Virtual) 1855-1900 – 
Period 1 1900-1935
Break   1935-1940
Period 2 1940-2025
Closing Parade (Virtual) 2025-2040 –

High School Co-Op Credits

Another reminder that your cadet participation could get you some credits towards your high school completion.    In order to participate, you must complete and return the attached form below (instructions as to where to send your application are at the bottom of the form), and you must obtain at least 1 high school credit before the end of June 2022.    A FAQ sheet has been attached as well:

Regular Training Night

24 November 2021

Registration:

All attendees must check in for all virtual activities using the Registration for Virtual Events Form.

Connection Information;

Meet:

CAF Member Dress

5 (Operational [CADPAT/NCD])

Cadet Dress

(Civilian if C5 dress hasn’t been issued.)

Duty Personnel

Duty Officer: 

This Week’s Activities

 

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
30 November 2021

1900-2100

Tuesday Effective Speaking Virtual Civilian
01 December 2021

1855-2040

Wednesday Training Night Virtual 5/

Upcoming Activities

 

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
07 December 2021

1900-2100

Tuesday Effective Speaking Virtual Civilian
08 December 2021

1855-2040

Wednesday Training Night Virtual 5/

D Couroux

2nd Lieutenant

Deputy Commanding Officer

809 Newark RCACS

Immortal!