Category Archives: Effective Speaking Competition

Effective Speaking Reminder

Hello Level 2’s (and all others taking part in effective speaking)

Mrs. Gowans asked me to remind you about effective speaking next week. Go over your workbooks and have a 1-1/2 minute prepared speech ready for Wednesday night’s class.

Have a great week.

OCdt Couroux, DG
Training Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immmortals

Effective Speaking Competition Winners

Good evening.

Last night’s effective speaking competition was a great success! Thanks go out to Mrs. Gowans for her ongoing efforts over the last few months helping our cadets to prepare for the event. Thank you to our volunteer judges, timers, and tabulator, our MC, and our participating cadets. On the other hand, there will be no thanks whatsoever to the chaotic weather that cancelled our competition once and almost did so a second time too.

For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to be able to attend, I can say that every speaker did an excellent job and that I didn’t envy the hard decisions that our judges had to make. In the end, our winners were as follows:

1st Place: Cpl Thomas Forsyth
2nd Place: Cpl James Couroux
3rd Place: Cpls Emily Abt and Shaelynn Lett (Tie)

Congratulations to all!

There was a bit of a mix-up last night and we failed to include Cpl Abt in the winners’ announcement. We were in a bit of a hurry and took the top three cadets on the score sheet, but didn’t realize until later that the fourth cadet on the list had the same score as the third one. Apologies have been extended and accepted. We’ll endeavour to be better next time.

The upcoming regional Wing 10 Effective Speaking Competition is tentatively happening in Grimsby on the 30th of March. Unfortunately, with the increased number of squadrons participating, we can only send one cadet to the regional competition. Best of luck to Cpl Forsyth as he represents 809!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 10 Feb 19

Date
10 Feb 19

RO Number
19-06

Summary

This week’s summary is largely the same as last week’s. The weather may have halted things for a night, but we’re picking up where we left off. Hopefully, everyone managed to stay safe and warm.

Our next few optional training nights will be split between drill team practice from 1900h-2000h (7:00pm-8:00pm) and marksmanship team practice from 2000h-2100h (8:00pm-9:00pm). There will be no optional training on the 18th (Family Day) but we will attempt to find an alternate night that week.

On Wednesday, we’ll once again attempt to hold our local Effective Speaking Competition and have invited the community to attend. Time permitting, there will also be a CO’s Parade at the end of the night.

For those cadets participating in the Effective Speaking Competition, don’t forget to bring your completed competition form with you on Wednesday.

Training Night
13 Feb 19

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1: All Cadets

Training Night Routine

Activity Timings
Building Open, Parade Setup 1815-1830
Fall-in, Inspection, Opening Parade 1830-1845
Period One 1845-1920
Period Two 1925-2000
Break 2000-2015
Period Three 2015-2050
Clean Up Training Areas and Parade Square 2050-2100
Fall-in, Closing 2100-2115
Dismissal 2115

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

Training Night Schedule

Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO O410.05 O410.05 CX20.01
Description Effective Speaking Competition Effective Speaking Competition CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO O410.05 O410.05 CX20.01
Description Effective Speaking Competition Effective Speaking Competition CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO O410.05 O410.05 CX20.01
Description Effective Speaking Competition Effective Speaking Competition CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO O410.05 O410.05 CX20.01
Description Effective Speaking Competition Effective Speaking Competition CO’s Parade
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
11 Feb 19 1900-2000 Monday Optional Training Night
(Drill Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian
(Boots and Wedge)
WO1 Couroux
11 Feb 19 2000-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Marksmanship Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian CV Carbone
13 Feb 19 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C1 CV Carbone

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
20 Feb 19 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C2/C3 CV Carbone
21 Feb 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Marksmanship Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian CV Carbone
22-24 Feb 19 Friday-Sunday CYDC Aviation Weekend 822 Squadron HQ (Waterloo Airport) Civilian Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 3 Feb 19

Date
3 Feb 19

RO Number
19-05

Summary

This Monday night will be split between effective speaking preparation from 1900h-2000h (7:00pm-8:00pm) and drill team practice from 2000h-2100h (8:00pm-9:00pm) for this week, but will switch to Drill Team practice and Marksmanship Team practice beginning next week.

On Wednesday, we’ll be having our local Effective Speaking Competition and have invited the community to attend. Time permitting, there will also be a CO’s Parade at the end of the night. Lt Russell will be handling the evening as I’ll be away on business for the bulk of the week.

For those cadets participating in next week’s Effective Speaking Competition, Mrs. Gowans has asked me to remind you to bring your completed competition form with you on Wednesday.

In other news, we’re only two weeks out from our Cadet Youth Development Centre aviation weekend! I’m getting excited already and you should be too!

Training Night
6 Feb 19

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1: All Cadets

Training Night Routine

Activity Timings
Building Open, Parade Setup 1815-1830
Fall-in, Inspection, Opening Parade 1830-1845
Period One 1845-1920
Period Two 1925-2000
Break 2000-2015
Period Three 2015-2050
Clean Up Training Areas and Parade Square 2050-2100
Fall-in, Closing 2100-2115
Dismissal 2115

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

Training Night Schedule

Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO O410.05 O410.05 CX20.01
Description Effective Speaking Competition Effective Speaking Competition CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO O410.05 O410.05 CX20.01
Description Effective Speaking Competition Effective Speaking Competition CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO O410.05 O410.05 CX20.01
Description Effective Speaking Competition Effective Speaking Competition CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO O410.05 O410.05 CX20.01
Description Effective Speaking Competition Effective Speaking Competition CO’s Parade
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 Feb 19 1900-2000 Monday Optional Training Night
(Effective Speaking)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Mrs. Gowans
4 Feb 19 2000-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Drill Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian
(Boots and Wedge)
WO1 Couroux
6 Feb 19 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C1 Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
11 Feb 19 1900-2000 Monday Optional Training Night
(Drill Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian
(Boots and Wedge)
WO1 Couroux
11 Feb 19 2000-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Marksmanship Team)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian CV Carbone
13 Feb 19 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C2/C3 CV Carbone

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Squadron Effective Speaking Competition

To all parents, guardians, friends, and supporters of our cadets:

809 Newark Squadron
Royal Canadian Air Cadets

invites you to our

Effective Speaking Competition

on

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

at

The Croatian National Centre
1416 Line 3 Road, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
(Corner of Line 3 and Concession 1)

Competition starts at 1900h (7:00 pm)
Doors will be opened by 1830h (6:30 pm)
All guests are asked to be seated by 1850h (6:50pm)

Come and enjoy an evening of youth speakers

Effective Speaking – Timeline of Events and Competition Outline

Hi Everyone,

Mrs Gowans would like everyone to be aware of the following 2 documents.  Please follow the link below each description to download the files

1/ Effective Speaking Timeline 2018 – A schedule of events throughout 2018-19

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o7BRLU9AWCP7mHUPvqKxv0N_JkepABBp/view?usp=sharing

2/ Outline for Effective Speaking Speech – A guide to help cadets plan their speech

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QwHcsGmctM9aX97MH9epbTezcBiHe0Jl/view?usp=sharing

Please consult Mrs Gowans if you have any questions

Regards,

CI Couroux

 

Effective Speaking – Monday, Nov. 5 1900hrs-2000hrs

Hi Everyone,

As per our previous discussions, Mrs Gowans will be preparing cadets for the upcoming Effective Speaking Competition.

All cadets are encouraged to attend.  It’s suggested that levels 2 and 3 make every effort to attend and take part.  Not only is this an essential part of your training, the lessons you learn from taking part in this experience will stick with you for life and will help you as you progress in your careers when you become adults.

At the bottom of the post are the topics for the competition.  Please look over the topics and research one that appeals to you.  Be prepared to commit to a topic for the class this Monday night.

Also, please go to the following link to download the cadet workbook.  Mrs Gowans would like you to complete the first assignment for Monday’s class, which is basically introducing yourselves following the framework provided in the workbook under assignment 1.  This will be your first prepared 2-3 minute speech and will be about yourselves.

https://www.aircadetleague.on.ca/resources/Documents/FileHub/Effective%20Speaking/2018/ES%20Cadet%20Workbook.pdf

The following are the competition topics:

1. What is a Canadian?
2. 3D Printer Technology – how will it impact our future?
3. Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
4. How is today’s technology causing gaps in communications?
5. How will legalizing cannabis affect our society?
6. Why should cadets be involved in fundraising for the program?
7. The positive and negative effects of advances in technology.
8. What happened to the Avro Arrow and is it time for a new one?
9. Peer pressure amongst today’s youth – fact or fiction?
10. What is the importance of gender equality in today’s youth?
11. How could the cadet program fill the gap in the aviation industry?
12. Cadet’s Choice of Topic on either of the Categories:
a. Cadet Life
b. Science and Technology
c. Aviation
d. Canadian History or Citizenship

Speeches are to be 5-6 minutes in length.
Cadets are to review above topics, research the topic, and choose and commit to a topic by November 5th, 2018.

Please direct your questions to Mrs Gowans.  Have fun with this.

CI Couroux

 

Squadron Effective Speaking Competition

The Squadron Effective Speaking Competition is tonight! We’re all excited to hear what the cadets have prepared for us. The competition starts at 7pm, and we are expecting guests to show up around 6:45pm. Parents, other relatives, and friends are all welcome to attend.

For those cadets participating, remember to bring your signed forms so that we can submit them to the Air Cadet League.

Effective Speaking Competition

For those cadets participating in next week’s Effective Speaking Competition, the form that you were given last night was incomplete. It turns out that the proper form has two sides and the one you were given only has one. The complete form that needs to be filled out for next week is at the following link:

ACLC OPC Effective Speaking Application Form

In addition, Mrs. Gowans has asked me to post a few items as reminders from this week’s training session.

First, a link to last year’s competition so that cadets can view it and get ideas and pointers from watching previous entries.

2017 Impromtu Finals
2017 Prepared Finals

Second, a the Effective Speaking Workshop Presentation, especially slides 13-24.

Remember that our competition is next Wednesday and that you should be practicing and polishing your speeches until then. We’re all looking forward to hearing what you have to say.