Category Archives: Fundraising

Air Cadet League of Canada OPC Lottery

Dear 809 family and friends,

Thanks to all that have bought tickets so far. Our squadron has been assessed at selling 6 tickets per cadet and we have 87 tickets left to sell. Please feel free to share the link below with family and friends. The early bird prize is being drawn April 1st!

Thank you for your continued support of our youth Air Cadets. As always, the Air Cadet program provides unmatched leadership development, life-changing experiences, and enhanced aviation training. The funds raised through this lottery help us provide this amazing program to the youth of our community.

This year’s lottery has $100,900.00 in cash prizes to be won, including an early bird prize of $4,500 and a grand prize of $58,000. The early bird draw is April 1st and the grand prize draw is April 29th. Tickets are only $10! Please consider supporting us in one of the following ways. ·

  • Purchase your tickets today – Buy Tickets Here
  • Share with your friends and family

Thank you for your continued support.

Regards

Cory Abt
Chair
809 Newark RCACS Sponsorship Committee
chair@809cadets.com

Air Cadet Lottery

Dear 809 family and friends,

I hope you are doing well during these unique times! Thank you for your continued support of our youth Air Cadets. As always, the Air Cadet program provides unmatched leadership development, life-changing experiences, and enhanced aviation training. While we ensure the safety of our cadets and communities, this year’s lottery has been transitioned online. The funds raised through this lottery help us provide this amazing program to the youth of our community.

This year’s lottery has $100,900.00 in cash prizes to be won, including an early bird prize of $4,500 and a grand prize of $58,000. The early bird draw is April 1st and the grand prize draw is April 29th. Tickets are only $10! Please consider supporting us in one of the following ways. ·

  1. ·         Purchase your tickets today – Buy Ticket Here
  2. ·         Share with your friends and family

 

Thank you for the continued support.

 

Regards

 

Cory Abt

SSC Chair 809 Air Cadet Squadron

chair@809cadets.com

Bottle Drop-Off This Weekend

Good evening.

As 2Lt Couroux and Mr. Abt have already indicated, this Saturday is our first bottle drop-off event of the year. For those of you who may be unaware, the bottle drop-offs have been the principal fundraiser for our squadron for a number of years now and its continued success is critical to our ability to deliver the cadet program in Niagara-on-the-Lake. COVID-19 and its associated lock-downs have diminished our program’s current activities, but we still need to face the future with the assumption that this is temporary. When this is over, we’ll need the funds to be able to do this… and that can’t be done without the help of our cadet families and friends.

Normally, these events would be an all-hands mandatory activity for cadets where they, their families, staff, sponsorship committee members, and friends all band together for a good cause. Current orders regarding cadets and staff don’t permit us to participate directly, but the work still needs doing and we’re asking for your help on Saturday the 8th from 0830 (8:30am) to 1330 (1:30pm).

If you can offer your time this Saturday in support of the squadron, please contact Mr. Abt as soon as you can.

Thank you for your ongoing support of your cadets and the entire squadron.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Message from our SSC Chair – Parental Help Needed – Bottle Drive – Saturday January 8

Dear Proud Parent of a Cadet,

Hoping your holiday season has been great, and that 2022 will be better times for all!

This Saturday January 8th we are having our bottle drive for 809 Squadron.  This is a big fund raiser for us and helps to fund the entire program.  During non Covid times this is a mandatory event for cadets and strongly encourage for the rest of the family to pitch in and help.  The squadrons working orders are that in person cadet activity is not sanctioned at this time but life must go on.  We need your help to make this fundraiser work.

Saturday Jan 8th

8:30am – 1:30pm

We will have 3 drop off locations that need to be manned and we will need a crew out at the VanNoorts Greenhouse to sort and package.

2-3 trailers will be needed to service these locations

If you could reply right away with the number of family members that can help that would be great…the sooner the better.

Please respond to me directly at chair@809cadets.ca  or my cellphone 289-687-7050.

All the best,

Cory Abt

Chair, 809 Squadron Sponsoring Committee

 

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
Captain
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 (809air@cadets.gc.ca) the squadron if you’re available to volunteer.

G. Zalepa
SSC Chair
809 Newark RCACS