Author Archives: Capt Lemoine

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Air Force Day

If anyone has a free day on Saturday, consider going to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope.

https://www.warplane.com/events/upcoming-events/event-details.aspx?eventId=137

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Admission: Adult (age 16+) $20, Child (age 6-15) $15. Museum members and children 5 & under are FREE. Price includes HST.

Details:

Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today.

From modern aircraft from the RCAF to the collection of vintage military aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, visitors will have a chance to view 50+ military aircraft on the ground close up. The Lancaster will also be open for tours through it.

Flying in for Air Force Day from the Great War Flying Museum will be their Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter and Nieuport 28 World War I replicas. The CASARA Cessna 337G will also be on display. Waterloo Warbirds will be in attendance with their de Havilland Vampire, T-33 ‘Mako Shark’, Mig 15, along with a Harvard Mk. II and Tiger Moth. Confirmed to date from the RCAF: CC-130J Hercules and CC-150 Polaris.

At 1:30pm the museum will officially dedicate the Dakota FZ692. A D-Day Veteran, FZ692 flew 16 operational trips with the RAF and 208 with 437 RCAF Squadron during World War II.

Also, don’t forget to try the Lancaster Virtual Reality Experience – “1943 Berlin Blitz”. It’s FREE with admission and only available until August 31. For ages 13+.

If you don’t already have plans for Saturday, this sounds like a lot of fun. Being able to actually board the Lancaster is worth the price of admission alone.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

70th Annual Canadian International Airshow Volunteer Opportunity

Cadets have been given the opportunity to showcase the cadet program and take part in the 70th Canadian International Airshow. This year, the Air Cadet Program has been asked to assist with selling calendars/programs for the three-day event.

The Area Office has asked us to seek cadet volunteers for 31 August, 1 September and 2 September 2019. For each day they would like to see two officers and a minimum of 15 cadets. If you’re available and interested, please contact me by email at jody.lemoine@cadets.gc.ca as soon as you can.

Officer Staff:

Will receive a full days’ pay and TA (distance to determine) claim.
Dress is 3B.
The Area Office will require the following information; SN, Surname, Given Name, Rank, Email address, and phone number, and address.

Cadets:

Must be at least 14 years old.
Will receive $1 per calendar sold OR receive an official letter for high school volunteer hours signed off by the Canadian International Airshow.
Lunch will be provided.
Dress is C2A.
Area Office will require the following information; CIN, Last Name, Given Name, Rank, Contact number.

Cadets and Staff are to arrive at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds no later than 1030hr each day and should expect to sell until 1430hr. All Cadets should be prepared to walk around under the sun for about 5 hours each day. They should definitely bring sunscreen and, optionally, ear protection.

Volunteers will be given tickets to access the CNE after the Airshow.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

2019 Volunteer Poster

Summer Training Update

Good morning.

We’ve received itineraries for cadets travelling to CTC Trenton next weekend and have sent them out. We’re still waiting on itineraries for the other centres, but expect to have them by the end of the day.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

OCdt Eric Nicolescu

For the third year running, one of 809’s graduating cadets has made the decision to join the Canadian Armed Forces and attend Royal Military College. Congratulations to OCdt Eric Nicolescu on taking the first step to an exciting career! He will be undertaking studies toward a Bachelor of Science degree to support his role as a Signals Officer. #809Immortal #HatTrick

Community Volunteering Opportunity

Mr. Abt has asked me to post this call to action to all cadets and parents. We’re now in our summer stand-down period and so this will not be organized as a cadet activity. It is being presented as an individual volunteering opportunity to make a difference in your community and we encourage everyone to offer their time and effort wherever possible. Please contact Mr. Abt for further information.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!


A Call to Action

Friday, May 31st there was a town meeting at the community centre to inform residents of the impending impact of the Niagara Rivers rising water levels.

The presentation and information were excellent and the town is going to great measures to supplement their 2017 efforts to reduce shoreline erosion and the impact of high water on city services.

2019 is expected to see higher water levels than 2017 which is tremendously worrisome. While the towns response plan seems well thought out and implementation is ongoing to protect large areas of Old Town from flooding there is still a pocket of concern for residents.

The area of the greatest threat of personal property damage is also an area where the average age is very high. We are endeavouring to be a part of the solution and lend our hands in the effort. We would not be working for or with the town on major or critical infrastructure projects but we would like to make our hands available to some elderly residents for sandbagging their personal properties. This is not an “official” Air Cadet project, it is a strictly personal volunteer effort. That being said the newspapers are very interested in covering any activity we might have in supporting this effort.

We don’t need anything other than an indication of your willingness to help out at this time. We are organizing through the town office a list of residents that need help and will get in touch with our volunteer group to take action. The high water mark is expected to be hit by the middle of June 14-20th so the majority of our efforts would be focused in the next couple of weeks.

To join us please send me your preferred contact method and number of people in your household that are willing to help. Again this is a community self-help project (neighbours helping neighbours) so it is not limited to cadets…friends and families are certainly welcome to join.

With our best foot forward…

Cory Abt
coryabt@hotmail.com
905-468-8652

Summer Training 2019

Good evening.

As requested, here is the full Summer Training presentation from the 30 May Parent Briefing, edited to account for out-of-date information. For future reference, all Summer Training information can be found on the web site under the Resources > Cadets > Summer Training menu.

Parent Briefing – Summer Training 2019

Information on travel itineraries will be posted as they are received.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly at jody.lemoine@cadets.gc.ca.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Tomorrow’s Canada’s Wonderland Trip

Good afternoon!

Following up on the last post, we’re leaving at 0830h (8:30am) tomorrow with an anticipated return of 2130h (9:30pm). Cadets should arrive at 809 HQ no later than 0815h (8:15am) with the following:

Health Card
Bag Lunch (or sufficient money to purchase lunch at the park)
Sunblock
Water Bottle
Bathing Suit and Towel (There is a water park to be considered.)
Sufficient funds to rent lockers if the water park is being considered.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 26 May 19

Date
26 May 19

RO Number
19-21

CO’s Message

The Awards Banquet and ACR are behind us. Congratulations to all of the cadets on an exemplary performance this year. Now we’re down to only one night, where we do our level promotions and turn the squadron over to a new Cadet Squadron Commander.

While the cadets are preparing for the Change of Command ceremony at 20:15 (8:15pm), I’ll be conducting a parent briefing (or review in many cases) of what to expect for summer training at 19:00 (7:00pm). If your cadet signed up for summer training, come to the briefing so that you have all of the necessary information for that moment that a last-minute offer comes through.

We still have three spots remaining for the Canada’s Wonderland trip on Sunday. If you’re thinking of going, there’s no better time than now to sign up!

Remember that you need to be logged into the site to see sign-up sheets.

See you on Wednesday!

Training Night
29 May 19

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1: All cadets

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
29 May 19 1830-2100 Wednesday CSC Change of Command / Parent Briefing 809 HQ (CNC) C1 Capt Lemoine
2 Jun 19 0830-2130 Sunday Canada’s Wonderland Trip 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine / OCdt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
7 Jun 19 Friday Seniors’ Trip 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian OCdt Couroux / Lt Russell

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Trip to Canada’s Wonderland

Good afternoon!

Here are the details for this coming Sunday’s Canada’s Wonderland trip.

We’re planning to leave from 809 HQ at 1416 Line 3 at 0830h (8:30am) and return at approximately 2130h (9:30pm) after a full and exhausting day at the park. Cadets are expected to bring their own packed lunch or appropriate money to purchase food on site. Dinner will be provided at or near the park.

Cadets should arrive in civilian dress no later than 0815h (8:15am) with the following:

Health Card
Bag Lunch (or sufficient money to purchase lunch at the park)
Sunblock
Water Bottle
Bathing Suit and Towel (There is a water park to be considered.)

We’ll be taking two mini-vans and have a capacity for up to 14 cadets. If we get more, I’m sure we can work something out.

Further documentation will follow tomorrow.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

48th Annual Ceremonial Review

On the 25th of May, family, friends and invited guests gathered to watch the cadets of Niagara-on-the-Lake parade at our 48th Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR). The ACR was presided over by Lord Mayor Betty Disero, our Reviewing Officer for this year. She is pictured here presenting the Captain (Retired) Brian Howard, CD award for the Cadet Squadron Commander to Warrant Officer 1st Class William Couroux.

The squadron was also privileged to host The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP for the riding of Niagara Falls, who presented the Best First Year Cadet Award to Leading Air Cadet Mitchell Vanderberg.

The squadron extends its thanks to both of you and to all of our staff, sponsors, family and friends for making the day a special one for our cadets.

Jody Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!