Category Archives: Annual Ceremonial Review

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 22 May 2022

22 May 2022

RO Number

CO’s Message

Good evening!

This is it! We’re down to our final night of the training year. Wednesday night, is our ACR/Awards/CoC night. Dress will be C1A so make sure your unicorns are properly prepared, your boots are polished, and your at your very best. Make sure that you invite your parents/guardians and come hungry. The SSC has arranged food for the evening.

We’re still under standard COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures, which don’t allow non cadets/staff in the building itself, so we’ll be holding the event outdoors rain or shine.

On Thursday, we have a private screening of the new “Top Gun: Maverick” film at Landmark Cinemas at the Pen Centre. Dress will be C3B and you need to find your way to the cinema by 1730 (5:30pm). The cost of the event has been covered by our more than generous SSC, so take the opportunity to thank them on Wednesday.

We have the go-ahead to go to Cadet Day at Canada’s Wonderland on the 28th. We’ll be finalizing numbers and travel arrangements as soon as possible, so we need to know if you’re coming or not as soon as possible.

I have received only two responses in our Cadets365 migration. For those cadets who have not replied, please review the previous post on the topic.

Finally, this will be my last CO’s message as the role of Commanding Officer will be turned over to Lt Couroux on Wednesday. To the cadets, parents/guardians, staff, and SSC members, I’ve had the privilege of working with over these last five years, thank you. If I don’t get the opportunity to speak to you in person, know that I place immense value in what we’ve accomplished together and have the utmost confidence in Lt Couroux’ commitment and capabilities as my successor.

ACR, Awards, and Change of Command
25 May 2022 1830


All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

CAF Member Dress
1A (Ceremonial)

Cadet Dress

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: CI Dau

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
23 May 2022 Monday Victoria Day (No Training)      
25 May 2022
Wednesday ACR / Awards Night / CoC 809 HQ 1A/C1A Capt Lemoine
26 May 2022
Thursday Private “Top Gun: Maverick” Screening Landmark Cinemas St. Catharines 3B/C3B Lt Couroux
28 May 2022
Saturday Canada’s Wonderland Trip 809 HQ (Pickup/Dropoff) Civilian Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 June 2022 Saturday Bottle Drive Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 Civilian TBD

J Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

50th Annual Cadet Awards Banquet

50th Annual
Cadet Awards Banquet

Wednesday, 2 June 2021
1900 (7:00pm)

Google Meet

Schedule of Events

  1. Reception
  2. Welcome
  3. Dinner
  4. Award Presentations
  5. Level Promotions
  6. Squadron Warrant Officer Change of Command
  7. Graduations
  8. Addresses
  9. Dismissal


Annual Awards Banquet Presentations

Hendriks Valu-Mart Bursary
Wally May Trophy for Best NCO
LCol (Retired) Kenn Moody, CD Award for Scholastic and Community Achievement
Capt Arnold Didur Memorial Award for Most Improved Cadet
Air Cadet Long Service Medals
Air Cadet Long Service Medal – 1st Bar
Air Cadet Long Service Medal – 2nd Bar

2020/2021 Training Year Special Awards

Annual Ceremonial Review Presentations

Captain Brian Howard, CD Memorial Award for Squadron Warrant Officer
Best First Year Cadet
Capt Dave Leonard, CD Award
Lord Strathcona Medal
Lorne Patterson Memorial Award for Best Overall Cadet

Level Promotions

Flight Corporals
Flight Sergeants

Squadron Warrant Officer Change of Command

Graduation Presentations

Final Call for Awards Banquet

For those who have not submitted their information for the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, it’s important that you fill out the form tonight. The SSC needs to submit final numbers, so if your name isn’t on the list, you’ll be on the hook for getting your own dinner for the event… and nobody should miss out on free food.

Virtual Awards Banquet Form: Link

J Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 23 May 2021

30 May 2021

RO Number

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

This is the last publication of WROs for training year 2020/21. We made it through and have high hopes for a resumption of in-person training in September!

This week, we will be merging our traditional Awards Banquet, Annual Ceremonial Review, and SWO Change of Command into one event on our last training night this coming Wednesday. We’re doing something similar to our Virtual Mess Dinner in December, where we arrange to have dinner delivered to your home and conduct the event virtually. Were we meeting in-person for these events, we would be expecting family members as well as cadets to be in attendance. This year, the Squadron Sponsorship Committee is generously providing a large enough meal so that our cadets and their families can enjoy our end-of-year celebrations with their cadets.

Dinner is being delivered to your home. It is IMPORTANT that you fill in the Virtual Awards Banquet Form to indicate your attendance and any dietary restrictions NO LATER THAN 1900 (7:00pm) on Monday, 31 May. Failing to do so does not prevent you from attending, but you’ll be on your own for dinner.

If any of our cadets will not be attending the banquet on Wednesday, please let me know as soon as possible.

We’re relaxing the formality of the Awards Banquet as well, considering the medium. We would normally be in 1A (CAF) or C1A (cadets) for an event like this, but we’re going to stick to 3B (CAF) and C3F (cadets) for the virtual event.

See you on Wednesday!

Training Night
2 June 2021

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

Registration for Virtual Events form.

Virtual Training Connection Information

Virtual Awards Banquet and Change of Command


CAF Member Dress

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
31 May 2021
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
2 Jun 2021
Virtual Awards Banquet and Change of Command
(Last Training Night Until September)
Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

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
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Baked Goods for Post-parade BBQ Tomorrow

Apologies for the late notice, but once again, we’re asking parents to contribute desserts and baked goods for our post-parade BBQ on Saturday. Anything that is your favourite and nut-free would be ideal, but please avoid anything that requires utensils as these will be in short supply. Cookies, brownies, and butter tarts are all good examples. As always, we’re hoping to fill the dessert table without additional cost to the squadron. For those who can’t (or, in this case, don’t have the time to) bake, Timbits and store-bought cookies will be accepted with a smile too. Desserts can either be dropped off with your cadet or brought when you come for the parade itself. Thank you in advance.

Please contact Mrs. Mehrotra on the Sponsoring Committee to let her know what you’ll be dropping off. Email:

PS: Marked Tupperware containers make returning dishes easier.

2018 Annual Ceremonial Review – Video

Thanks to Mr. Nicolescu, we have a great summary video of Saturday’s Annual Ceremonial Review, including a few shots of the Annual Cadet Awards Banquet from the night before. Whether you made it to the event or not, give it a watch. There are a lot of great cadets in there to be proud of.

Thank you very much, Mr. Nicolescu, for putting this together for us.

J. Lemoine
CO 809 Newark RCACS

Annual Ceremonial Review 2018 – Treats

Good morning.

We’re putting out an all-call for a few things needed at Saturday’s Annual Ceremonial Review.

1. We’re looking for nut-free, bite-sized baked goods and desserts. We’ve noticed over the years that cadets, former cadets, and well… everyone, needs some sugar to keep themselves going at these events. If you’re bringing them in a reusable container, please label the container so that we know to whom to return it.

2. We need coolers to store drinks and keep them cold for the event. If you have one that you can loan us, please bring it with your cadet when you drop them off at 0900h (9:00am).

Thank you!

J. Lemoine
CO 809 Newark RCACS