Category Archives: Fun

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!

Niagara Cadet Winter Gala 2019

For those of you who purchased tickets to the Niagara Cadet Winter Gala, here are the relevant details.

Date:
2 Feb 19

Location:
Lake Street Armoury
81 Lake Street
St. Catharines, ON

Dress:
C8 or Semi-Formal

Timings:

Doors Open – 1730h (5:30pm)
Dinner – 1815h (6:15pm)
Clean-up – 2230h (10:30pm)
Dismissal – 2300h (11:00pm)

Have a great time!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortals”

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 28 Oct 2018

Date
28 Oct 2018

RO Number
18-27

Training Night
24 Oct 2018

CAF Member Dress
Civilian (Costumes Optional)

Cadet Dress
Civilian (Costumes Optional)

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: CI Couroux

Training Night Schedule

Manhunt and Spooky Activities

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
28 Oct 2018 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night (Aerospace) 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
31 Oct 2018 1830-2100 Wednesday Training Night (Hallowe’en Fun) 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian CI Couroux
3 Nov 2018 Saturday Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign Phil’s Valu Mart C3 Capt Lemoine
3 Nov 2018 Saturday Royal Canadian Veterans’ Dinner RCL Branch 124 C2 Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
5 Nov 2018 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
7 Nov 2018 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night and CO’s Parade 809 HQ (CNC) C1 CV Carbone
10 Nov 2018 Saturday Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign Phil’s Valu Mart C3 TBD
10/11 Nov 2018 Saturday/Sunday Remembrance Day Sleepover/Vigil/Parade RCL Branch 124 C1 Capt Lemoine

J.A. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Sherkston Shores Sky Fest 2018

There will always be those individuals in the world who think that jumping out of perfectly serviceable aircraft is a good idea. We don’t need to understand these people to respect the courage it takes to actually do it.

99 years ago in 1919, Frank Ellis became the very first person to parachute from an airplane over Canada, Crystal Beach to be specific.

In commemoration of this event, the Sherkston Shores Beach Resort and Campground will be holding Sky Fest 2018, featuring skydiving exhibitions, an appearance by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s WW2-era Douglas DC3 aircraft, and lots of summer activities.

The squadron isn’t doing anything specific for the event, but for those interested in going on their own, details can be found bellow.

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS

2018 Niagara Falls Sky Fest

809 Rafting Trip

Bravo Zulu to CI Dan Couroux for an AMAZING job in organizing our most recent trip to Owl Rafting on the Ottawa River. A great time was had by all, and wouldn’t have happened without his organizing and chasing.

We are all home tired and ready for some down time. I hope everyone has a great time at summer training. See everyone in the fall.

Canada’s Wonderland Trip Tomorrow!

Final details on the Canada’s Wonderland trip tomorrow!

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

  • Health Card (Absolute must. You can’t go without it.)
  • Bag Lunch (Mark it with your name!)
  • 809 Ball Cap (optional)
  • Sunblock
  • Water Bottle
  • Bathing Suit and Towel (There is a water park to be considered.)
  • Small Backpack

Cadets will travel in groups of at least two while at the park.

If you want to rent a locker for Splash Works, I’m told that it’s unreasonably expensive. ($15 minimum rental cost.) Recommendation is to travel in larger groups and take turns watching the backpacks to keep costs down.

CI Couroux and I will be the drivers/supervisors for the day. Expect to come and pick up your thoroughly exhausted cadet at 2130h (9:30pm) at 809 HQ. It’s going to be fun!

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS

Squadron Trip to Canada’s Wonderland

Good morning!

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

We’re planning to leave from 809 HQ at 1875 Niagara Stone Road at 0830h (8:30am) and return at approximately 2130h (9:30pm) after a full and exhausting day at the park. The bulk of the cost is being covered by the Squadron Sponsorship Committee, but cadets are expected to contribute $40 to the trip and bring their own packed lunch. 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
  • 809 Ball Cap
  • 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.

Please bring the $40 to our final parade night on Wednesday.

Full documentation can be found here:

Operations Order – Canada’s Wonderland Trip 2018
Operations Order – Canada’s Wonderland Trip 2018 – Annex A
Operations Order – Canada’s Wonderland Trip 2018 – Annex B
Operations Order – Canada’s Wonderland Trip 2018 – Annex C
Operations Order – Canada’s Wonderland Trip 2018 – Annex D

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at jody.lemoine@cadets.gc.ca.

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS