Category Archives: Administration

Winter Procedures: Boots

Now that the wet winter weather is here, we need to take extra care to keep our HQ clean. Effective immediately, cadets are to come to training nights in civilian shoes or boots and bring their parade boots in hand. Outdoor shoes are to be left in the anteroom just inside the entrance to the building and cadets are to change into their parade boots once inside. This will avoid tracking water and mud into the building and minimize cleanup efforts.

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Administration Night Tomorrow Night

Good morning!

Tomorrow night is our administration night for returning cadets. This is where we fill out all of the necessary paperwork for another training year and put everything in order so that we can get started smoothly.

As I previously mentioned in the WRO, we won’t be charging the $60 annual assessment fee for the Air Cadet League of Canada’s OPC this year, but we still need to participate in OPC lottery ticket sales. This means that you’ll need to bring $60 for your book of OPC lottery tickets, which can be recouped if you choose to sell them all.

As always, we have four fundraising nights throughout the year, but we’re changing the balance a bit by eliminating one weekend of Cadet Tag Days and adding one additional bottle drive:

14 Sep: Autumn Bottle Drive
4-6 Oct: Cadet Tag Days ($100 post-dated attendance cheque required on Administration Night)
11 Jan: Winter Bottle Drive ($100 post-dated attendance cheque required on Administration Night)
25 Apr: Spring Bottle Drive ($100 post-dated attendance cheque required on Administration Night)

Also, in order to minimize the complexity of handling cash for canteen night, we are moving to a “Canteen Card” system. Cadets can purchase a $20 pre-paid card and every canteen item will punch off $1 from the card. Cards will be available from the SSC every Wednesday in September and then on every CO’s Parade night for the remainder of the training year.

Yes, Wednesday is largely an administration night for returning cadets, but if you have a friend who is really interested in our program, don’t think that you have to wait to invite them out. Bring them out tomorrow night and we’ll be happy to have them!

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 1 Sep 2019

1 Sep 19

RO Number

CO’s Message

And so it begins…

Between summer training and family activities, I’m hoping everyone had a great summer.

September is here and we’re once again ready to begin a new training year. We’re starting things a bit slower this year and have a few changes lined up to make the squadron’s operation run more smoothly. Further details on that latter bit will be available over the next few days.

Our very first night back will be on 4 Sep at 1830 (6:30pm) and we’ll be focusing on the necessary administration and paperwork. One piece of good news related to this is that we’re scrapping the $60/year fee to join the squadron. More to come. This evening is primarily for returning cadets, but if you know anyone who wants to come out and join, we’re happy to have them out to talk to us and possibly sign up.

The following week, on Monday Night, we’re going to have a supply night. If you have uniform items that don’t fit, this is the time to come in and get them replaced.

On the Wednesday, we have the Snowbirds Airshow during the afternoon and won’t have any training during the evening. We’re still looking for a couple more volunteers to man the Air Cadets information booth for the event. It’s on the afternoon of a school day, so please don’t prioritize Cadets over school. That said, if you can afford to take the time off and come out, by all means, sign up. OCdt Couroux will be having a short Training Cell meeting that day as well. He’ll be putting out further details on this as we get a bit closer.

On Saturday, 14 Sep, we have one of our thrice-annual Bottle Drives at Van Noort Greenhouses. This is an all-hands on-deck event where everyone is expected to attend and support fundraising for squadron activities. We’ll be starting at 0900 (9:00am) and finishing at 1600 (4:00pm) helping our community and ourselves by collecting empty beer, wine, and liquor bottles. Parent volunteers for driving and sorting are welcome and appreciated.

On Sunday, 15 Sep we have our Gliding Familiarization Day at Niagara District Airport from 1300 (1:00pm) to 1600 (4:00pm) and have 10 spots available. Priority goes to junior cadets.

Our proper kick-off of the training year begins on 16 Sep with our Welcome Back BBQ followed by our first proper training night of the year on 18 Sep.

Most of the regular and optional training nights have already been added to the Events Calendar on the web site. We expect to have the full training year uploaded by Wednesday evening.

For volunteering and gliding familiarization sign-ups, the sign-up sheets can be found here.

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

See you on Wednesday!

Training Night
4 Sep 19

CAF Member Dress

Cadet Dress
C2B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C4A: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 Sep 19 1830-2100 Wednesday Administration Night 809 HQ (CNC) C2B/C4A Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
9 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Supply Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian CI Thiffault / CV Carbone
11 Sep 19 Wednesday Snowbirds Airshow! Niagara District Airport C2B Capt Lemoine
14 Sep 19 Saturday Bottle Drive Van Noort Greenhouses (Corner of Hunter and Four Mile Creek Roads) Civilian TBD
15 Sep 19 Sunday Gliding Familiarization Niagara District Airport Civilian 2Lt Nicolescu
16 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Welcome Back BBQ 809 HQ (CNC) C2B/C4A Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Cadet Training Year 2018-19 Begins!

It’s that time of year again! School starts on Tuesday, and Cadets starts on Wednesday. To be more specific, Wednesday, September 5th from 6:30pm until 9:15pm at our new home, the Croatian National Centre, 1416 Line 3 (corner of Line 3 and Concession 1) in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Dress: WO2s, FSgts, and Sgts are in C2B; and FCpls, Cpls, LACs are in C4A.
dress-numbered-c2b dress-numbered-c4a

Timings: The building opens at 6:15pm and opening parade begins at 6:30pm. Closing parade is at 9pm and the building closed at 9:30pm

Registration paperwork: Returning Cadets
Please bring the following into the building with you when you drop off or pick up your cadet:

  • Health Card
  • $120.00 cash or cheque registration fee
  • Attendance Fee cheques
  • All details can be found in the Air Cadet Planner 2018-19. READ it and print a copy for yourself if you’d like one.

Registration paperwork: New Cadets
Please bring the following into the building with you when you drop-off or pick-up your cadet:

  • Health Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • $120.00 cash or cheque registration fee
  • Attendance Fee cheques
  • All details can be found in the Air Cadet Planner 2018-19
    New cadets will be given a paper copy upon registration.
  • Your cadet can come dressed as they are, or in black pants, a white collared shirt (tie optional) and black shoes. This will become their required dress until they receive their uniform, about 4-6 weeks after the registration process is complete.

Don’t forget that this weekend is the first Bottle Drive: Saturday, September 8th at the VanNoort Greenhouses (corner of Hunter and Creek Roads) from 9:00am to 4:00pm – we need ALL hands on deck: parents to drive and sort, and cadets to collect and load the trucks. Lunch is provided.

Training Night Tonight

Duty Officer
OCdt Couroux

C2B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C4A: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Year 2 Level 5 Cadets: File Review for the Merit Review Board process this evening. You will need to ask for your file from CI Nicolescu during a period of the evening that you are not instructing. Anticipate that this should take approx 15 mins. Any/all errors are to be reported to CI Nicolescu with post-it notes (provided) attached to document in question with note for change required. Merit Review Board (MRB) for WOII and WOI promotions is scheduled for Wed 18 Oct 17 jointly with 87 Sqn from Welland at our LHQ.

VIMY TRIP departs tomorrow! Best wishes and safe travels to all our Cadets, Staff and Sponsoring Committee members who are travelling to honour the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge.

Monday Night Training is CANCELLED due to Thanksgiving Holiday – have fun and try not to eat too much turkey. We’ll see you back next Wed.

A reminder to cadets and parents: please ensure there is an Officer on-site before leaving your cadet at the Squadron. Our cadets need to be supervised while at cadet trg and inside the school. The Duty Officer is at the squadron by 615pm – but must open all rooms/lights etc and cadets should not arrive prior to 620pm.

Registration Paperwork

For those cadets that have not returned their registration paperwork, please bring it in tonight and meet with Mrs Lett (Sqn Treasurer) for:

  • attendance cheques and
  • CO’s Policies.

Annual Validation can be given directly to CI Nicolescu.

Either at drop-off (630pm) or pick up (9pm). Thanks!

Registration & Attendance Cheques

Duty Officer: Capt Palumbo.

NO DUTY NCM for our first night – new policy to come into effect next week.

Bring a friend! Dinner is covered.

Dress: C2B for Sgts, FSgts, WOII; C4A for Cpl & FCpls

New Recruits: come as you are – dress instructions for interim will be discussed when you arrive.

Don’t Forget: we’re at our NEW LOCATION: 1875 Niagara Stone Rd  Niagara-on-the-lake, ON (Front doors of the Royal Elite International Academy) Doors will be locked, an 809 FSgt will let you in.

ALL documents pertaining to registration will be available upon arrival. For returning cadets, look online under cadet resources to find the most up to date CADET PLANNER and ANNEXES.

ATTENDANCE CHEQUES can be brought in tonight – Mrs Lett will be on hand to process them for you. CO’s Policies will be distributed along with the SSC Letter of Understanding regarding Fundraising. CHEQUE only – no cash.

REGISTRATION FEE: $60 per cadet for the OPC-ACL Assessment fee and $60 for one book of lottery tickets (which you can resell) will be able to be paid tonight. Cash or cheque only.


LHQ Set-Up at REIA

We have approximately 2 weeks left of school summer vacation before we start-up again in our new location at the Royal Elite International Academy.

Capt Palumbo will be heading into the squadron space and spending some time sorting through the myriad boxes, bins and shelves we have. For those that have time during the work week (when the school is open), she would love some company aka heavy lifters.

The following dates:

  • Thurs 24th & 31st of August 1130am-230pm, and
  • Tues 5 & Wed 6th of September 1130am-230pm.

Most of the supply uniforms and admin office is already in place. It is more the training end of things – namely everything that needs to go into the gymnasium storage. As well as all the recycling from all of those boxes.

Txt Capt Palumbo if you can help out: 289-783-1942. (Just be sure to include your name) 🙂


  • Wed 6 Sep 2017 Welcome Back BBQ

  • Wed 13 Sep 2017 NOTL Supper Market & Drill Team Display

  • Sat 16 Sep 2017 Bottle Drive 0900-1600hrs

  • Sun 17 Sep 2017 – Cenotaph Rededication Ceremony NOTL 1015-1145am

  • Wed 20 Sep 2017 Snowbirds at NOTL Airport

Annual Validation Form

PARENTS: If your cadet is a returning cadet, and they have not received and/or filled out and returned their ANNUAL VALIDATION FORM. Please contact the office asap.

Office: 905-468-7584 or email

The following cadets do not have their completed form processed for the training year. This is a condition of enrolment. Please come to the office on Monday or Thursday next week to return your form or procure a new one.