Author Archives: Capt Lemoine

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 9 May 2021

Date
9 May 2021

RO Number
2021-18

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

We’re continuing with virtual training for the remainder of the training year, so cadet dress will remain at C3F, but in an effort to avoid overheating the officer staff, we’re switching to 3B.

I’ve added all of the activity and training nights for the remainder of the training year to the “Upcoming Activities” section below. I’ll be updating the training calendar for the remainder of the year this afternoon.

Monday night, we have Aerospace Club with WO2 Bell at 1900. Regular training is on Wednesday. We’ll see you all then!

Training Night
12 May 2021

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Couroux

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
10 May 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
12 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F OCdt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
17 May 2021
1900–2000
Radio Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
19 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F 2Lt Nicolescu
24 May 2021
1900–2000
Victoria Day (No Training) Monday      
26 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell
31 May 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
2 Jun 2021
1845-2045
End of Training Year Banquet and Change of Command
(Last Training Night Until September)
Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Summer Cadet Co-Op Program

The Summer Cadet Co-Op Program will be happening for Summer 2021. With modifications to summer training this year, the co-op program will also be adapting, becoming completely virtual.

Who is Eligible?

  • All cadets who are residents of Ontario and attending secondary school in Ontario *Cadets must already have earned at least one high school credit to participate.
  • Cadets attending either a virtual CTC course, or Summer CAP

Upon completion of summer training, as well as co-op assignments, cadets will be granted up to two (2) high school credits.

Although the program is run in partnership with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) cadets do not need to be from UCDSB, nor will they become UCDSB students. Cadets from any Ontario school board can participate. They remain students of their own board. A report card will be mailed to the cadet and their main school upon successful completion, where the school will then enter the credit on the cadet’s transcript. UCDSB will provide and assign participating cadets with a co-op teacher for the summer semester.

For registration form and additional information: http://www.ucdsb.on.ca/programs___initiatives/school_programs_k-12/summer_semester_programs/summer_semester_cadet_coop

Please note that registration deadline this year is 25 June 2021.

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 2 May 2021

Date
2 May 2021

RO Number
2021-17

CO’s Message

Good morning!

There are four more weeks left in our training year, with our final night anticipated to be on the 2nd of June. It’s been a strange year, but I’d like to thank everyone for sticking with it and doing their best despite the strange format.

Still no change on the COVID-19 side of things, but we’re on the downswing of the latest wave and we’re looking at increased deliveries of vaccines in May. With good social responsibility and a sprinkling of luck, we may have in-person training again in the fall. Keep calm and carry on. We’ve made it this far and we’re good for the home stretch.

Monday night, we have Cooking Club with WO1 Abt at 1800. Bring your creativity. Bring your appetite, but remember that it’s likely going to be your responsibility to clean the kitchen when you’re done.

Summer training and staff applications have gone in, so we hope to hear feedback on those soon.

Regular training is on Wednesday and we’re all looking forward to seeing everyone then!

Training Night
5 May 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
3 May 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
5 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
10 May 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
12 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F OCdt Couroux

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Summer Training Applications

Good morning.

Staff and training applications have been submitted for the following cadets. If I’ve somehow missed you, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can get your application in.

Abt, E
Abt, S
Couroux
Critchley
Dau
Deane
Vanderberg
Vidal
Yuditskaya

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 25 April 2021

Date
25 Apr 2021

RO Number
2021-16

CO’s Message

Good afternoon.

Still no change on the COVID-19 side of things, but vaccine deliveries are climbing and (at least in Niagara) and we’ve got cause to hope that we’re on the right track. It’s just a matter of exercising our patience… and we’ve had lots of practice. We should be pros by now.

Tonight, we have Radio Club with FSgt Forsyth at 1900. On Wednesday, we’ll be participating in a special session from 438 Tactical Helicopter squadron, learning about the team that supports the Canadian Armed Forces’ CH-146 Griffon helicopters. Join using the regular Google Meet link for Wednesday night training and we’ll get everyone into the session when it begins at 1900.

Mr. Abt has let us know about an activity on Tuesday that may be of interest. Owen Bjorgan of Owen’s Hiking Adventures is inviting Niagara youth to his free Nature in Niagara for Kids and Students talk. If you’re interested in checking it out, connect to his Zoom Meeting at 1600 on Tuesday to participate.

Summer training applications close at the end of April, so if you haven’t sent in your choices for summer training or an application to be a staff cadet, don’t delay. We need your applications by Wednesday at the latest!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

Training Night
28 Apr 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
26 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Radio Club Monday Google Meet Civilian FSgt Forsyth
27 Apr 2021
1600–1700
Nature in Niagara for Kids and Students with Owen Bjorgan Tuesday Zoom Civilian TBD
28 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
3 May 2021
1900–2000
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
5 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 18 April 2021

Date
18 Apr 2021

RO Number
2021-15

CO’s Message

Good evening and welcome back from April (?) Break!

We had hopes before we broke from training that perhaps the COVID-19 situation might improve, but we’re not quite there yet. We’ll keep going as we have, but will be holding a special “What To Do To Maintain Cadet Mental Health During Isolation” training night on Wednesday to address some of the scenarios that we’ve all found ourselves dealing with.

In the meantime, Aerospace Club is still a go at 1900 on Monday with WO2 Bell. Next week, we’re looking to participate in a special session from 438 Tactical Helicopter squadron, learning about the team that supports the Canadian Armed Forces’ CH-146 Griffon helicopters. That’s definitely not an event to be missed!

Summer training applications close at the end of April, so if you haven’t sent in your choices for summer training, don’t delay. Get that done as soon as possible!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

Training Night
21 Apr 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: 2Lt Nicolescu

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
19 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
21 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F 2Lt Nicolescu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
26 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Radio Club Monday Google Meet Civilian FSgt Forsyth
28 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Passing of Capt Brian Howard, CD

It is with sadness that I must announce yesterday afternoon’s passing of Capt Brian Howard, CD. Capt Howard was 809 Newark’s seventh Commanding Officer, serving in the role from 1987 to 1991. His contribution to our squadron has already been commemorated by the Captain Brian Howard Award for Squadron Warrant Officer and his ongoing commitment to the entire Niagara Air Group will not soon be forgotten.

The experiences that we pass to others are what make us immortal. Thank you for being a friend to all of us, Brian.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Capt Brian Howard, CD

Capt Brian Howard, CD

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 4 April 2021

Date
6 Apr 2021

RO Number
2021-14

CO’s Message

Good morning!

Please accept my apology for getting this week’s WROs out late. Hopefully, OCdt Couroux’s new “DCO’s Corner” posting provided some food for thought in the meantime. We can expect to see more information from him each week going forward.

Congratulations once again to LAC Yuditskaya for placing first in our Effective Speaking Competition last week. One of the judges commented that her impromptu speech was one of the best they had ever heard. Well done! All of the cadets who were involved in our Effective Speaking program should be congratulated for their dedication. It’s not an easy thing to do at the best of times and working it virtually adds yet another layer of difficulty. Thanks once again to CV Gowans for all her hard work running the program this year and for her patience with the various technological hurdles that presented themselves. Lastly, a big “Thank You!” goes out to our Mrs. Lapointe, Mrs. Mehrotra, Mrs. Taylor-Roehm, Maj (Retired) Kempston, and 2Lt Nicolescu for all of your supporting effort during the competition.

The official word from the Government of Ontario has indicated that next week’s April Break is still a go, so we won’t be conducting training during this period. There is a virtual program running for all cadets called the Cadet Activity Program. I’ll be getting more information on the details this evening and will pass that on as soon as I have it for you.

Regular training will be on Wednesday night as usual. See you then!

Training Night
7 Apr 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Couroux

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
7 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F OCdt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
11-17 Apr 2021 April Break Sunday-Saturday Stand Down
No Training
   
19 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
21 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F 2Lt Nicolescu

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 28 March 2021

Date
28 Mar 2021

RO Number
2021-13

CO’s Message

Good afternoon.

Monday night is our Effective Speaking Competition. Thanks to CV Gowans for all of her help preparing the cadets for this evening. Thanks also to Mrs. Taylor-Roehm, Mrs. Mehrotra, Mrs. Lapointe, and 2Lt Nicolescu who will be serving as judges and teller. The usual Google Meet will be used for participating cadets to gather out of sight of the judges and the general public. All others will use a separate Meet that has been set up for the event itself. We’re looking forward to seeing some compelling presentations!

The current COVID-19 situation has unfortunately caused in-person summer training to be cancelled. I’ve already spoken to each of the cadets who are affected by this and have discussed the situation with them personally. In the hopes of in-person training being a possibility over the next few months, we’ll be looking into what we can do as a unit to compensate for this. More information will be coming as we have it.

This week, at WO2 Abt’s request, Monday’s cooking class is being moved to 1800-1900 instead of 2000-2100 in order to correspond with most cadets’ dinner hours. Remember to join the Meet an hour before the Effective Speaking Competition rather than after.

Next week, with the effective speaking program being ended, clubs will begin at 1900 rather than at 2000.

See you on Monday and Wednesday!

Training Night
31 Mar 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
29 Mar 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Abt
29 Mar 2021
1900–2000
Effective Speaking Monday Google Meet C3F CV Gowans
29 Mar 2021
1900–2000
Effective Speaking Competition Monday Google Meet C3F CV Gowans
31 Mar 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
5 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
7 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F OCdt Couroux

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 21 March 2021

Date
21 Mar 2021

RO Number
2021-12

CO’s Message

Good morning.

Niagara’s still in the red COVID-19 zone, so virtual training remains our standard. We’re seeing some encouraging news from other regions, where dropping infection levels are bringing them down to orange and yellow zones, but all we can do at this point is wait patiently, keep safe, and be responsible with our approach to public interaction. This too shall pass.

We’re having one more practice night for Effective Speaking before the competition on the 29th, so if there’s any more polishing that needs doing, definitely take this opportunity to work with CV Gowans to address that. We’re looking forward to what you have to show us on the 29th.

Monday evening after Effective Speaking is Radio Club hosted by Sgt Forsyth. I understand all of the radios were passed out this weekend, so everything should be in order. If you’ve somehow been missed, contact OCdt Couroux to see what can be done.

I’ll be away all this week, so OCdt Couroux will be in charge until I get back. Enjoy your training and I’ll see you all next week.

Training Night
24 Mar 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
22 Mar 2021
1900–2000
Effective Speaking Monday Google Meet Civilian CV Gowans
22 Mar 2021
2000–2100
Radio Club Monday Google Meet Civilian Sgt Forsyth
24 Mar 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
29 Mar 2021
1900–2000
Effective Speaking Monday Google Meet Civilian CV Gowans
29 Mar 2021
2000–2100
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Abt
31 Mar 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!