Category Archives: March Break Trip

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Trip (Update)

Just got back from 809’s March Break trip to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope. Everyone, staff included, learned some very cool facts about these incredible aircraft. Did you know that Canadian-built Rolls-Royce Merlin engines have an opposite spin to their British counterparts? We didn’t. Something about driving on opposite sides of the road, maybe?

Here are our cadets in front of the museum’s iconic Supermarine Spitfire Mark XVIe.

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Trip

For those six cadets who signed up for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Trip, we’ll be leaving at 0900h (9:00am) tomorrow morning from the front of 809 Squadron HQ and expect to arrive at the museum at 1000h (10:00am) for our tour. Dress is C2 for all attending cadets. Lunch will be served on-site. Bring your health card!

March Break Activities (Update)

Looking at the sign-up sheets for our March Break activities, we’re coming down to a go or no-go decision.

Tomorrow’s visit to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum currently has three cadets signed up, which isn’t enough to justify the trip. If you’re interested in going, you need to sign up by 1630h (4:30pm) today. The final decision will be made at that point. If we don’t go, we’ll make another try of it later in the year.

SkyZone on Wednesday is looking good. We have six cadets signed up, but more is better!

Curling on Friday has four cadets signed up and we’ll need a few more to make it viable.

Bottom line: If you’re participating, sign up right away. These are not activities that you can just show up to on the day of the event.

March Break Activities

All cadets are invited next week to join us for three fun activities, all free for cadets!

Monday, 9am-3pm (Officer in Charge: Capt Lemoine)

Trip to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton
Bus leaves at 0900h (9:00am) from 809 Squadron HQ and will return at 1500h (3:00pm)
Be there no later than 0845h (8:45am)
Dress is UNIFORM (3A for CAF personnel, C2 for cadets)
Lunch is included
Bring your health card.

Wednesday Night, 1815h-2100h (6:15pm-9pm)

SkyZone Trampoline Park (Officer in Charge: OCdt Couroux)
For this event PARENTS MUST SIGN AN ONLINE WAIVER: SKYZONE WAIVER
Arrive by 1815h (6:15pm) and start jumping at 1830h (6:30pm).
333 Ontario Street in St. Catharines.
90 mins of jumping followed by 40 mins in the party room.
Snack after the jumping is included.
Dress is civilian casual.
Bring your health card.

Friday Afternoon, 1600h-1800h (4:00pm-6:00pm)

St. Catharines Curling Club (Officer in Charge: Capt Lemoine)
Introduction to Curling
Come out and throw rocks at houses without getting into trouble!
You’ve seen it on the Olympics. Now come out and try it for yourself.
Arrive by 1545h (3:45pm) and finish at 1800h (6:00pm)
Dress: Civilian casual, clean flat-soled shoes, gloves and a warm jacket that doesn’t shed fibres.
Bring your health card.

Once again, if you’re in need of a ride, contact Capt Lemoine at jody.lemoine@cadets.gc.ca and we’ll look into possible arrangements.

If you want to come out, sign up as soon as you can! Some events may be cancelled if there isn’t sufficient interest.

TRAMPOLINE MADNESS TONIGHT!

Plan for extra time when driving out to SkyZone tonight – we are still on!  DON’T FORGET TO GO ONLINE AND SIGN THE WAIVER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE. Link below

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 15 Mar 17 @ 615-9pm

  • Skyzone Trampoline Park – for this event PARENTS MUST SIGN ONLINE WAIVER link here: SKYZONE WAIVER
  • Arrive by 615pm – we start jumping @ 630pm
  • 333 Ontario St in St. Catharines (in the same plaza as Parkway Lanes)
  • 90 mins of jumping followed by 40 mins in the party room
  • Snack after the jumping is included

Call/Text Capt Palumbo if you are delayed/need directions 289-783-1942. Looking forward to seeing everyone out tonight!

MARCH BREAK ACTIVITIES

All cadets are expected next week to join us for two nights of fun – both activities are free for cadets!

MONDAY NIGHT: 13 Mar 17 @ 6-9pm

  • Bowling @ Parkway Lanes
  • 327 Ontario St in St. Catharines
  • Arrive between 6-615pm
  • Shoes & Unlimited games of bowling
  • Dinner is included

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 15 Mar 17 @ 615-9pm

  • Skyzone Trampoline Park – for this event PARENTS MUST SIGN ONLINE WAIVER link here: SKYZONE WAIVER
  • Arrive by 615pm – we start jumping @ 630pm
  • 333 Ontario St in St. Catharines (in the same plaza as Parkway Lanes)
  • 90 mins of jumping followed by 40 mins in the party room
  • Snack after the jumping is included

Call/Text Capt Palumbo if you are delayed/need directions 289-783-1942. Looking forward to seeing everyone out next week!

Bowling!!

Join us tomorrow night – Monday 14 Mar 16 at Parkway Lanes in St. Catharines for a night of bowling. 

Arrive between 6pm and 630pm. Dinner is included as well as 3 games, drinks and shoes. We’ll be done by 830pm-ish. Cadets are free.

Prediction: The Staff are going to win. Maybe not a perfect game, but we’ll see who the challengers are.

 

Wed Night Training

Duty Officer
Capt Lemoine

Dress
C2: All parade positions (Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1); C4: Everyone else (LAC, Cpl, FCpl)

HERE IS THE PARENT FORM FOR ROCK CLIMBING NEXT WEEK:

WAIVER-Feb_2016-pdf – you can either download & print & sign it at home, or take the ones we will have tonight at the squadron. Either way, you need one SIGNED by your parent before you can participate next Wednesday night.

REMEMBER: both March Break activities (Bowling on Mon and Rock Climbing on Wed) are FREE to cadets.