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The geography series continues! Memorize the Countries of Central America in less than 5 minutes!

For all our curious and studious cadets, we are continuing our educational series related to geography!

Remember that we previously posted videos for you to use in your personal time and we also covered the European countries together in our cadets’ virtual meeting at the beginning of May.

I am inviting everyone to another google meet for Thursday May 28 at 7 pm to go over the Central and South American countries together and also to catch up with other things of interest for you.

You can join the meeting by clicking the following link:

meet.google.com/idd-yyqu-oxz

You can preview the Countries of Central America in the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSOLUieKmfk

Hope to see as many of you as possible tomorrow!

2 Lt Nicolescu

Cadet Learning Portal

Good Evening 809,

The CAF has just opened up a Cadet Learning Portal.  It’s a tool that provides cadets with access to resources and links to activities that complement the Cadet Program.  Cadets are encouraged to explore the resources available and stay tuned for more information and learning opportunities that will be coming soon.

Youtube Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXFMTNzB1Fs

Cadet Learning Portal Website:  https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/learningportal.html

OCdt Couroux

Memorize the Countries of South America in less than 5 minutes!

Quick note to thank all the cadets who participated in our 809 hangout meeting last night! Its was so wonderful to see all of you being well and, OMG, so much grown! The Paper Airplane Contest was really fun, I will let OCdt Couroux tell you all about that! I want to comment only on the geography portion of the night and I appreciate the interest and how quickly you all learnt the Countries of Europe! Also a shout out to FSgt Bell who absolutely impressed us with his geography knowledge!

To continue our educational series, here is the video to help you learn the 12 countries of South America in less than 4 minutes! We will discuss about South America in our next 809 cadets hangout- TBA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYSHaL2uGGE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0lYubgYN1Qrsq82v_8P5nKMNuWRSRS43yEKbw1bEafWeirlc0HA1p9LsI

Stay safe and stay curious!
2Lt Nicolescu

Learn the countries of Europe in less than 6 minutes!

While our wonderful Cadet Program which is widely recognised for helping cadets develop skills for life is currently on hold, there is no doubt that the Covid-19 physical distancing also provides the opportunity for our cadets to acquire knowledge and try out other activities. These are no less important for their lives and their communities. Some examples of such would be: helping neighbours in need, showing gratitude for front line workers, helping families with cooking or gardening, building financial literacy, learning history or geography and many more others.

We encourage cadets to think about and share their experiences during the isolation with fellow cadets and staff during the 809 Cadets zoom meeting on Wed, May 6th, 2020. Yes, that is the same meeting called by OCdt Couroux for the “Paper Airplane Contest”! We encourage everybody to participate, whether you build a plane or not!

We also launch another challenge for you: Learn the countries of The World and their capitals! Let’s do this in phases, more specifically by continent.

To help you, we have researched some YouTube videos containing the fastest and easier way to remember those names using mnemonics, which means silly stories meant to help you recall the information.

For now, let’s learn the countries of Europe in less than 6 minutes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdCu2sKhYfk

Once you’ve memorized  the countries, spend some time to look at flags and capitals in another 7 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJeuVeOSbWk

Other similar videos for the rest of the continents to come soon!


You will have to opportunity to send us feedback and show off your knowledge during the zoom meeting on May 6th. Looking forward to seeing everyone then!


809 Newark Sqn Paper Airplane Contest – Wednesday, May 6…1900

Scramble, scramble, scramble…Aircrews, man your planes…

Hey 809….We’re looking to you to become designers of some funky, maybe practical, but also fun paper airplanes. We’ll be reviewing them on a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 6. We’ll pick out winners of 3 categories..

1/ Most realistic design….WW2 warbird…Canadian Forces Aircraft….Civilian Airliner….Whatever. Design and build a paper airplane model.  Colour it so that it looks as realistic as possible. Don’t worry about flight on this. It’s the look that counts.

2/ Most Fantastic Funky Fliers… Go all out with a crazy design. Take something from a movie….a cartoon… or just from the top of your head. Design something spectacular to show off. If it flies…well bonus.

3/ Best practical design. This is where we put together a paper airplane that’s born to fly. The airplane with the best flight characteristics gets the heads up on everyone in this category.

809 will get together on Wednesday May 6 at 1900 via Zoom (invitations will go out to take part).   Here you can show off your creation, talk about your influences and show how much air your flier can get.  Send me your email addresses so I can send you an invite.

We’d like everyone to take part.  Even if you’d prefer being an observer.  Let me know.

Have fun with this and bring your A-game.  Show the squadron who the best of the best is.


OCdt Couroux.

70th Canadian International Air Show

70th Annual Canadian International Airshow Volunteer Opportunity (Update)

So far, we’ve had two cadets volunteer for the Canadian International Airshow volunteer opportunity that was posted last month. If there are any other cadets who want to help out with the airshow and spend some time at the Canadian National Exhibition, please sign up here: https://809cadets.ca/events/event-sign-ups/ Admission to both the Airshow and the Exhibition are free for volunteers. Lunch will be served.

I’ll be personally supervising cadets at the event and can provide a ride for up to four volunteers to and from the Exhibition, so there’s no need to worry about how you’re going to get there and back.

Details can be found in the original post: 70th Annual Canadian International Airshow Volunteer Opportunity

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Tomorrow’s Canada’s Wonderland Trip

Good afternoon!

Following up on the last post, we’re leaving at 0830h (8:30am) tomorrow with an anticipated return of 2130h (9:30pm). Cadets should arrive at 809 HQ no later than 0815h (8:15am) with the following:

Health Card
Bag Lunch (or sufficient money to purchase lunch at the park)
Sunblock
Water Bottle
Bathing Suit and Towel (There is a water park to be considered.)
Sufficient funds to rent lockers if the water park is being considered.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Trip to Canada’s Wonderland

Good afternoon!

Here are the details for this coming Sunday’s Canada’s Wonderland trip.

We’re planning to leave from 809 HQ at 1416 Line 3 at 0830h (8:30am) and return at approximately 2130h (9:30pm) after a full and exhausting day at the park. Cadets are expected to bring their own packed lunch or appropriate money to purchase food on site. Dinner will be provided at or near the park.

Cadets should arrive in civilian dress no later than 0815h (8:15am) with the following:

Health Card
Bag Lunch (or sufficient money to purchase lunch at the park)
Sunblock
Water Bottle
Bathing Suit and Towel (There is a water park to be considered.)

We’ll be taking two mini-vans and have a capacity for up to 14 cadets. If we get more, I’m sure we can work something out.

Further documentation will follow tomorrow.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Bowling Tomorrow Night in Welland

Good afternoon.

This is just a reminder that we need to present numbers to the folks at 87 squadron for tomorrow night’s bowling. If you’re coming, it’s important that you sign up and indicate that you’ll be there.

Once again, if rides need to be arranged, email 809air@cadets.gc.ca and we’ll get things figured out.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!