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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: Marked Tupperware containers make returning dishes easier.
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.
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).
It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on the final month of our training year, but that’s exactly where we are. Time flies when you’re having fun.
Attached below is the invitation for 809 Newark Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron’s 47th Annual Ceremonial Review to be held on the 26th of May, 2018 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake District 3 Fire Station at 1100h (11:00am).
This is our cadets’ opportunity to demonstrate to family, community, and other supporters some of the things we have learned throughout the year. It’s a time of accomplishment, where our cadets are recognized for their many achievements. It is also bittersweet as we say farewell to some of our senior cadets, who will be leaving us to embark on new challenges. Throughout all of this, the common theme is pride in our cadets, their ambitions, their dedication, their achievements, and our squadron as a whole.
The memories we create today will live on in the memories of all who follow.
Parents: if you are willing/able to bring baked goods to our Annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday to be used as dessert for the BBQ, please send a marked tupperware container to the parade with your cadet.
We need everything to be NUT free.
If you would like to contribute, but have no time to bake, consider purchasing something from your local grocer.
If you have questions, please talk with either Capt Palumbo or Mrs Mehrotra. Thanks in advance!
UNIFORMS! All you need to know is printed in CATO 55-04: (available to all cadets on the website) Air Cadet Dress Instructions. Check your pants for “railroad tracks”, your boots for dull spots, your dress shirt for proper crease position. Now is the time to be picky about how you look! Senior Cadets (Sgt & up) we will repeat the uniform inspection from last week. You know what needs to be fixed.
Mandatory Attendance May 24, 27 & 31. We have 2 Wed nights total remaining. Tonight we will be having our final Annual Parade Practice – it is a COMPLETE DRESS REHEARSAL run through of the parade (unfortunately, the Snowbirds Air show was cancelled for this week). We need everyone out so we are ready for our Annual Ceremonial Review Parade on Sat 27 May 2017 at 3pm. All cadets are required to attend in order to complete their level.
PARENT SUMMER TRAINING BRIEFING – NEXT WED 31 MAY 2017. 645pm in Classroom #1. All cadets that are attending summer training, must have a parent attend. The Cadet Squadron Commander Change of Command Parade will follow at 815pm.