Category Archives: Parade

Remembrance Day Weekend

Good evening.

This morning, I had the privilege of attending Crossroads Public School’s Remembrance Day Ceremony where five of our cadets held key positions in its production. As in previous years, the students and teachers assembled a moving and heartfelt presentation honouring our fallen. Congratulations to Mme. Zoccoli, our first Community Reviewing Officer, who did an admirable job of putting it all together.

We’ll be beginning our own Remembrance Day activities tomorrow, beginning with two shifts of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign at Phil’s Valu Mart. Cadets who have signed up should meet me in front of the Valu Mart in C3 dress to collect their poppy boxes 10 minutes before their shifts.

After dinner, at 1900h (7:00pm) the squadron will be meeting upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 for our annual Remembrance Day Sleepover, Vigil, and Parades. Full details can be found here:

Remembrance Day Sleepover, Vigil, and Parades

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 30 Sep 2018

Date
30 Sep 2018

RO Number
18-23

Training Night
3 Oct 2018

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1: All Cadets

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: CV Carbone

Training Night Schedule

  Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO M107.05a M107.05b COP
Description General Cadet Knowledge General Cadet Knowledge CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO M231.02a M231.02b COP
Description Aviation Aviation CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO M303.05a M303.05b COP
Description Leadership Leadership CO’s Parade
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO M400.03a M400.03b COP
Description PSRY PSRY CO’s Parade
Instructor Lt Russell Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
1 Oct 2018 1900-2100 Monday Sports and Drill Practice 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
3 Oct 2018 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night and CO’s Parade 809 HQ (CNC) C1 CV Carbone

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
8 Oct 2018 Monday Thanksgiving
Monday
(No Training)
     
10 Oct 2018 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C2B/C4A Capt Lemoine

J.A. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade

Another successful Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade is complete. Thanks to the cadets, staff and volunteers who came out and made it all happen. Special thanks also go out to Turkstra Lumber, Vintage Hotels and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 for their support.



Canada Day Parade

Sending a big “Thank You!” out to the cadets who attended the Canada Day Parade on Sunday. Volunteering to participate in these events demonstrates our commitment to our community and country. Raising awareness of the squadron in the public eye is also a great side benefit.

Canada Day Parade: UPDATE!

Our Squadron has been selected to help lead the parade in NOTL for our Nation’s 150th birthday. We will be providing 5-6 cadets for the Flag Party.

The following cadets have signed up:

We have room for TWO (2) more cadets – WE NEED YOU OUT, COME IF YOU CAN!

Dress:  Given forecast states 25C (feels like 34C) with less than 1mm of rain, DRESS HAS CHANGED TO SHORT ORDER (No tunic – blue dress shirt, pants, boots, wedge, rank slip-ons, name tag, ribbons (for those with cadet service medals).

Details are as follows:

  • 215pm – Meet at Willow (Cake shop corner of Mary & Mississauga Sts)
  • 245pm – Parade forms up on Simcoe st at Queen
  • 250pm – Cake arrives
  • 300pm – Parade begins
  • 320pm – parade arrives at King & Queen sts
  • Fife & Drum corps Flag Party & Cake proceed along path into Simcoe Park, Politicians follow cake, cars turn left onto King st
  • 330pm – Cake arrives at Bandshell – Cadets welcome to have a slice!

Our flag party will provide the FLAGS: Canadian, Ontario, 809 Banner, + all frogs, gloves and belts required. Remainder of Flags to be provided by Canada 150 Committee. Capt Lemoine will bring all of our supplies to parade meeting point at Willow at 215pm on Jul 1st.

Canada Day: 150 years!

Our Squadron has been selected to help lead the parade in NOTL for our Nation’s 150th birthday. We will be providing 5-6 cadets for the Flag Party.

The following cadets have signed up:

We have room for one (1) more cadet – send an email over to Capt Lemoine to CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE and to add your name to the list.

Details are as follows:

  • 215pm – Meet at Willow (Cake shop corner of Mary & Mississauga Sts)
  • 245pm – Parade forms up on Simcoe st at Queen
  • 250pm – Cake arrives
  • 300pm – Parade begins
  • 320pm – parade arrives at King & Queen sts
  • Fife & Drum corps Flag Party & Cake proceed along path into Simcoe Park, Politicians follow cake, cars turn left onto King st
  • 330pm – Cake arrives at Bandshell – Cadets welcome to have a slice!

Our flag party will provide the FLAGS: Canadian, Ontario, 809 Banner, + all frogs, gloves and belts required. Remainder of Flags to be provided by Canada 150 Committee. Capt Lemoine will bring all of our supplies to parade meeting point at Willow at 215pm on Jul 1st.

Dress: C-1 with medals. Given long term forecast states 22C with 5-10mm of rain, this may change. Capt Lemoine will update you closer to date.

Monday Night Training

Drill Team – 7-8pm – make sure you’re there! We need all hands on deck for our silent routine practice. Dress: civilian with parade boots and wedge.

Sports/Flight Club – 8-9pm

NATIONAL COURSE NARRATIVES: Please send them in for proof-reading – email Capt Palumbo: Tammy.Palumbo@cadets.gc.ca  All natiional course applications are due THIS WEDNESDAY night at the Mess Dinner. 

NOTL Christmas Parade – was a HUGE success! Special thanks to Mr. Ruttan for the use of his trailer for our float, to CI Thiffault and Mr Zalepa for float prep on Friday afternoon, and to Mr Hendriks for driving the float in the parade. Our Cadets looked FANTASTIC with their elf hats on – if you have photos please send them to Capt Palumbo.

MESS DINNER on Wednesday: do you still need a bowtie? Capt Palumbo has one left – $7 each, you can pay on Wed night. Check out the dress regulations here: C8. NO headdress (wedge), and YES wear your name tag. Meet at the Virgil Fire Hall on 1391 Concession 6 Rd in NOTL at 630pm. Dinner begins at 7pm. Cadets are asked to wait in the foyer – they will be formally asked to come into the dining area. Parent volunteers can go straight to the kitchen – dress is white top, black bottoms for serving.

As an FYI, Capt Palumbo will not be into the office this evening. Capt Lemoine will be on-site for any pertinent questions/concerns.

NOTL Christmas Parade

There are two important timings for the parade this weekend:

FRI 9 DEC @ 130pm – Parent helpers meet at CI & Mr. Ruttan’s house (across the road from the old NDSS on East & West Line), at 130pm to set-up the parade float. We anticipate the whole process will take approximately 1 hr – we have 4 people confirmed. 2 more would be ideal.

SAT 10 DEC @1015am – BRANCH 124 LEGION parking lot – all cadets to meet in their uniforms. Cadets are expected to attend and be a part of the marching unit. Give yourself extra time to get there on Sat morn – roads will already be closed off for parade access along Mary & Mississauga Sts at 10am.

The parade begins at 11am – but we need cadets out at our spot along the parade route by 1030am at the latest. We are #24. We anticipate we will be finished by 130pm. We will meet back at the Legion once we have completed the parade route. Please arrange to pick up your cadet there.

Dress is UNIFORM for all cadets (C3 – sweater, with parka, black gloves and toque). For select senior cadets dress will be as directed on Wed night. It will be COLD – wear clothing under your uniform as appropriate to keep warm.

This is an important event that gives the community of NOTL a sneak peak into the amazing program we call Air Cadets – please ensure our success by having your cadet attend.