Category Archives: Fundraising

Mandatory Lottery Event

809 families, each year the squadron is given an allotment of lottery tickets to sell to support both the squadron and the Ontario Provincial Committee (OPC).  The OPC is the organization that runs/supports elements like flying/gliding, effective speaking competitions, and many more.  Due to COVID they were unable to deliver this lottery via paper tickets but have arranged to run the lottery online.  Instead of being responsible for 2 books of tickets per cadet, we are required to sell only 3 tickets per cadet this year…we can certainly sell more.  Please click the link on our website and participate in this year’s lottery…no physical prizes this year ALL CASH!!  Thank you for your support!

Ice Wine Bottle Pick Up

Thank you to all the cadets and parents who helped with the bottle pick up at the Ice Wine Festival in Old Town on Sunday.
The group was very efficient and we collected and sorted three bins worth bottles in only an hour and a quarter.
Your help and enthusiasm is much appreciated.

Best Regards
CV Dau

Ice Wine Festival Bottle Pick Up

We’ve been lucky again this year to have been donated the empty bottles at this year’s Ice Wine Festival. We’re looking for cadet and parent volunteers to help load bottles at the festival site (Queen St in NOTL) and also help unload at Van Noort’s. Depending on the amount of help we get, this should only take about an hour.

Please sign up if you’re interested and be at the Court House meeting room at 1700hrs (5pm) this Sunday (January 26).  The Court House is located at 26 Queen St, NOTL.

Sign Up Here!

Mr. Dau will be supervising. Parents, if you have a truck and can help with transportation, please bring that along as well.

Winter Bottle Drive Tomorrow!

Our second bottle drive of the training year is tomorrow at Van Noort Greenhouses (2069 Four Mile Creek Road at the corner of Hunter Road) in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We will start promptly at 0900 (9:00am) and we need all cadets and as many parent volunteers as possible. Please remember that this is a mandatory fundraising activity and that attendance cheques will be cashed for those cadets not present.

Before the bottle drive itself begins, we need some volunteers to meet Mr. Abt at 0730 (7:30am) to help load the bottles that have been collected from our drop-off program.

DRIVERS: We need drivers! Please bring in your valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance, pick up your driving route, and cadets. If you have a truck, so much the better;
SORTERS: We need sorters for the entire day. It’s a dirty job, but worth every penny. We have people who know how it works, so find someone who looks like they know what they’re doing and they’ll show you the ropes;
CADETS: It’s going to be a wet day, so DRESS TO STAY DRY. Bring GLOVES, good boots, and wear your cadet toque. We’re expecting to up to 60mm of rain so don’t under-dress. Bringing a change of clothes for halfway through the day isn’t a bad idea either. You’ll be outside for the majority of the day.

We will be providing lunch for everyone helping out, and there will be coffee/tea on-site as well for our adult volunteers.

See you tomorrow morning. We hope the weather forecaster is wrong! Don’t forget all your empties from home.

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

SSC Message: Bottle Drive

Call out to all cadet parents.  We appear to have a bumper crop of bottles this time around so we are going to try and squeak 3 trucks out in addition to full-on cadet collection.

This will take a maximum amount of parent power!!!!

Can you please confirm for me tonight (email coryabt@hotmail.comhow many adults will be coming out on Saturday morning and if you are able to drive cadets for bottle pickups.

We are going to have a small squad starting early and everyone else should be on-site at VanNoorts by 8:45am….we want to get the cadets going by 9:00am.

If you have a hand dolly that you can bring for the day please do so and we will endeavour to save as many backs as possible.

Should we have enough people and are as industrious as I know we can be, even with 3 trucks we should be able to get out early!

This one sets the tone for the year so let’s make this one GOOD!

Cory Abt
SSC Chair

Bottle Sorting on 1 Jun 2019

We’re seeking parent volunteers for bottle delivery on Saturday, 1 Jun at 0830 (8:30am) at Van Noort’s. We will pack and fill one truck for delivery to the Beer Store.

We’re also looking for a couple of parent volunteers for emptying the trailer at Mr. Ruttan’s at 0730 (7:30am). We will then bring the truck to Vannoorts for the remainder of the bottles.

Please call (905-468-7584) or email ( the squadron if you’re available to volunteer.

G. Zalepa
SSC Chair
809 Newark RCACS

Tag Days: Spring 2019 (Update)

Good afternoon.

Just a quick update for those cadets doing the Friday evening shift. We’ll be running the shift from 1700h (5:00pm) to 2000h (8:00pm) rather than the originally-posted 1600h (4:00pm) timing. Please show up at the Royal Canadian Legion on King Street no later than 1645h (4:45pm) if you’re signed up for Friday.

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Tag Days: Spring 2019 (Reminder)

Just a reminder that all cadets need to sign up for two shifts for this weekend’s Cadet Tag Days. If you haven’t already signed up, the sheet can be found below.

If you haven’t signed up yet, it is important that you either do so or come and speak to the staff before dismissal tonight so that we can provide the final list to the SSC.

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
899 Newark RCACS

Spring 2019 Cadet Tag Days (5-7 Apr 2019)

Cadet Tag Days are coming up in two weeks.

Each cadet is expected to sign up for two shifts, but we’ll always encourage cadets who want to contribute more. (There is still a fundraising award up for grabs this year.) If you have not signed up and have not made prior arrangements, your $100 fundraising deposit cheque will be cashed.

Dress: C2 (or C3 if it is cold). Everyone will bring their parka and black gloves. Toque is optional if it is cold.

Unless otherwise instructed, cadets will meet in the club room (downstairs) of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 at 410 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake at the beginning of their shifts. They can be picked up from the same location at the end of their shifts.

Lunch will be provided for those cadets working both morning and afternoon shifts on Saturday.

Parents: We need drivers. Check in with the duty staff member. Bring in your vehicle insurance and driver’s license for them to check before you depart.

Duty staff will be announced in the coming days.

Friday 1600h-2000h (4:00pm-8:00pm) – Lt Russell
Saturday 0900h-1300h (9:00am-1:00pm) – Capt Lemoine
Saturday 1200h-1600h (12:00pm-4:00pm) – 2Lt Nicolescu
Sunday 1200h-1600h (12:00pm-4:00pm) – OCdt Couroux

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival Bottle Pickup (Week 2)

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 this Sunday 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
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS