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Remembrance Day Sleepover, Vigil, and Parades

This is the kickoff for our annual Remembrance Day Vigil. On Sunday, 10 Nov 2019 at 1900 (7:00pm), cadets will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Ed Boldt Memorial Hall (upstairs) and begin preparations for Remembrance Day on Monday.

Bring your uniform (on a hanger) and your boots; pyjamas; a sleeping bag and pillow; toiletries; and any other essential items for a sleepover.

Dress for the Sunday evening portion is casual. Jeans and a t-shirt are fine. Dress for the Monday parades is full dress uniform: C1A. The weather is anticipated to be cold, so bring your parka, gloves, and toque.

Breakfast will be provided by the Squadron Sponsorship Committee through donations by our cadets’ families. Please accept our sincere thanks if you are contributing to our breakfast. Please see the Remembrance Day Breakfast Contributions sign-up sheet and bring the items with you when you arrive on Sunday night.

The sign-up sheet for Remembrance Day breakfast contributions can be found here: Event Sign-ups. Please remember that you need to be logged into the site to see the sign-up sheets.

Remembrance Day occurs on a weekday this year, so a letter has been provided for cadets to take to their schools to explain their absence from classes. It can be found here: Remembrance Day Letter.

Our schedule for Remembrance Day is as follows:

0600 – Reveille (First Group)
0620 – Breakfast (First Group)
0645 – Walk to Cenotaph (First Group)
0700 – Shifts begin
1000 – Last shift at the Cenotaph
1030 – Old Town parade begins
1200 – Old Town parade ends and cadets return to the Royal Canadian Legion
1230 – Cadets are provided with a snack and are transported to Queenston for the afternoon parade
1300 – Queenston parade begins
1430 – Queenston parade ends and cadets return to the Royal Canadian Legion
1500 – Cadets are ready for pickup at the Royal Canadian Legion

Shifts last for 30 mins each with five (5) cadets per shift.

Changeovers will occur at the top and bottom of each hour until the last shift takes position at 1030. This shift will remain for the duration of the Remembrance Day parade.

Thank you to all who contribute to making this event successful. The Remembrance Day parades are where we have an opportunity for cadets, staff, and volunteers to show our respect for our fallen and, through them, our community.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Grace United Church Remembrance Service

Join us in supporting our local community as they commemorate Remembrance Day. Rev. Ellison has asked that we provide a flag party for the service.

Dress
C1A

Sign-up Sheets
Grace United Church Remembrance Service
Paper sign-up sheets will also be available on Wednesday evening.

Details
Parents should drop their cadets off at Grace United Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake no later than 1015 (10:15am) and pick them up at the same location at 1200 (12:00pm).

Decoration Day

A reminder for those cadets who signed up for today’s Decoration Day ceremony:

Decoration Day
2019/09/22 1400-1600
Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery, 1483 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1

If you haven’t signed up, but are available to participate, please come out and support our Legion.

I will be on site at 1330 (1:30pm) and request that cadets arrive no later than 1345 (1:45pm) for the event.

Refreshments will be served at the Legion on King Street following the ceremony. Cadets are, of course, invited but will have to arrange their own transportation.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Volunteers needed for Snowbirds Event on 11 September

On Wednesday, 11 September, the Canadian Armed Forces’ own 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (better known as The Snowbirds) will be doing a demonstration show. We’re looking for a few enthusiastic volunteers to help out with the information booth from 1400 hours (2:00pm) to 1800 hours (6:00pm). Yes, we know it’s a school day, so we’re not asking for many, but if you can make it, please sign up as soon as you can.

Sign-up sheets (remember that you need to be logged in to see them) are available here: Event Sign-Ups

For those who aren’t volunteering, but want to come to the show, further details will be posted in the next few days.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival Bottle Pickup (Week 1)

As discussed on Wednesday, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival has once again generously offered to donate the empty bottles from the event to our fundraising, so The SSC is looking for a few volunteers on this Sunday and next to assist with the pickup. If you’re available to assist, sign up here. Volunteers will meet at the Old Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake (26 Queen Street) at 1700h (5:00pm).

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Education Takes Flight at Airport

Another great article featuring the Niagara Catholic District School Board’s new SHSM in Aviation and Aerospace, along with two of our enthusiastic cadets from 809 Newark Squadron.

Aviation and Aerospace careers are in high demand. If you’re between the ages of 12 and 18, have an eye to the sky and want a fun, exciting, and in-depth foundation for these fields, come out see what we’re all about.

We train on Wednesdays from 1830h (6:30pm) to 2100h (9:00pm) at our new headquarters:

Croatian National Centre
1416 Line 3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0

We can be reached by telephone at (905) 468-7584 or by email at 809air@cadets.gc.ca.

We’re actively seeking new and enthusiastic cadets.

St. Catharines Standard: Education Takes Flight at Airport

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Decoration Day Parade Correction and Reminder

The original posting for this weekend’s Decoration Day Parade was mistakenly listed the date as being 15 Sep 18. The actual time and date is 1330h (1:30pm) to 1500h (3:00pm) on 16 Sep 18.

We currently have only one cadet signed up for this event and would like a reasonable presence. If you can free up a couple of hours on Sunday, sign up and come out to support your squadron and its primary sponsor

Welcome Back BBQ!

Come one, come all! Our annual Welcome Back BBQ is on Wednesday at our new training location; open to current cadets, parents, friends, and anyone who is interested what we’re all about.

Location
809 Newark RCACS HQ (Croatian National Centre)
1416 Line 3 (Corner of Line 3 and Concession 1)
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0

CAF Member Dress
3B

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

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

Calendar Link
Welcome Back BBQ Event

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Volunteer Opportunity: Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee

Calling all Niagara-on-the-Lake youth ages 13-18! Applications to join the Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee are now available. Visit www.jointheconversationnotl.org to view the application and while you’re there, fill out the poll and share your great ideas!

www.jointheconversationnotl.org

This is posted as an opportunity and not as an official cadet function.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer