Category Archives: Routine Orders

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 12 September 2021

Date
12 September 2021

RO Number
2021-22

CO’s Message

Good morning!

We’re beginning September with a bit more on-line preparation for what we hope will be a resumption of in-person training in October. This involves some paperwork, some preparation on the part of staff and instructors, and some uniform/supply work before we can get started.

Per my previous message, we’ll need new sizing for everyone so that we can get the correct uniforms into everyone’s hands before we get started.

Here are the links one more time:

Uniform / Uniform Parts Request
Field Training Uniform

We’ll also need to know who’s returning and who isn’t so that we can normalize our records. We’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel here and we don’t want to lose anyone when we’re so close to getting back on track, but we need to know for certain if that’s what’s happening. Please contact Lt Russell at matthew.russell@809cadets.ca and let him know your plans at your earliest opportunity.

As we find out more information, you’ll be informed right away.

Staff/Instructor Review Night (Staff and Instructors Only)
15 September 2021

3B/C3F Lt Nicolsecu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
22 September 2021
1830-2100
Administration Night, Uniform Exchanges, Instructional Techniques Review for Instructors Wednesday 809 RCACS HQ 3B/C3F 2Lt Couroux
29 September 2021
1830-2100
Administration Night, Uniform Exchanges, Instructional Techniques Review for Instructors Wednesday 809 RCACS HQ 3B/C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 23 May 2021

Date
30 May 2021

RO Number
2021-21

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

This is the last publication of WROs for training year 2020/21. We made it through and have high hopes for a resumption of in-person training in September!

This week, we will be merging our traditional Awards Banquet, Annual Ceremonial Review, and SWO Change of Command into one event on our last training night this coming Wednesday. We’re doing something similar to our Virtual Mess Dinner in December, where we arrange to have dinner delivered to your home and conduct the event virtually. Were we meeting in-person for these events, we would be expecting family members as well as cadets to be in attendance. This year, the Squadron Sponsorship Committee is generously providing a large enough meal so that our cadets and their families can enjoy our end-of-year celebrations with their cadets.

Dinner is being delivered to your home. It is IMPORTANT that you fill in the Virtual Awards Banquet Form to indicate your attendance and any dietary restrictions NO LATER THAN 1900 (7:00pm) on Monday, 31 May. Failing to do so does not prevent you from attending, but you’ll be on your own for dinner.

If any of our cadets will not be attending the banquet on Wednesday, please let me know as soon as possible.

We’re relaxing the formality of the Awards Banquet as well, considering the medium. We would normally be in 1A (CAF) or C1A (cadets) for an event like this, but we’re going to stick to 3B (CAF) and C3F (cadets) for the virtual event.

See you on Wednesday!

Training Night
2 June 2021

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

Registration for Virtual Events form.

Virtual Training Connection Information

Virtual Awards Banquet and Change of Command

Meet: https://meet.google.com/mqy-ceam-mwx

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
31 May 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
2 Jun 2021
1845-2045
Virtual Awards Banquet and Change of Command
(Last Training Night Until September)
Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 23 May 2021

Date
23 May 2021

RO Number
2021-20

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

We’re down to our second last week! COVID numbers are falling, vaccination number are rising and I can almost smell a return to normalcy in the air! Summer will tell the tale, but I’m highly optimistic that we’ll be back to normal in September.

We’re coming off of a long weekend and so there will be no optional activities on Monday night, but we’ll be back to regular training on Wednesday. I hope the L3 and L4 cadets took advantage of the review yesterday and are all prepared for Wednesday. If for whatever reason, you need to do a refresher, remember that we have the review guides on the web site:

Aviation Subjects Review Package

We’re all looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.

Training Night
26 May 2021

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
24 May 2021
1900–2000
Victoria Day (No Training) Monday      
26 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
31 May 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
2 Jun 2021
1845-2045
End of Training Year Banquet and Change of Command
(Last Training Night Until September)
Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 16 May 2021

Date
16 May 2021

RO Number
2021-19

CO’s Message

Good morning!

The COVID-19 numbers in Niagara are falling and it’s looking increasingly like we’ll be back to regular training in September! I can’t promise that, but the light at the end of the tunnel appears to be getting brighter and that’s good news.

I’ve added the Saturday on-line Aviation Subjects preparation session to the schedule for the L3 and L4 cadets. The remote connection details will follow later in the week. This is a great opportunity to review before the exams next week. In the meantime, if you haven’t reviewed the Aviation Subjects Review Package, this would be a great time to do so.

Monday night, we have Radio Club with FSgt Forsyth at 1900. Regular training is on Wednesday and the Warrant Officers have a fun activity planned for everyone. See you all then!

Training Night
19 May 2021

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: 2Lt Nicolescu

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
17 May 2021
1900–2000
Radio Club Monday Google Meet Civilian FSgt Forsyth
19 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F 2Lt Nicolescu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
22 May 2021
1000–1400
L3/L4 Aviation Subjects Exam Preparation Saturday TBD Civilian TBD
24 May 2021
1900–2000
Victoria Day (No Training) Monday      
26 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell
31 May 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
2 Jun 2021
1845-2045
End of Training Year Banquet and Change of Command
(Last Training Night Until September)
Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 9 May 2021

Date
9 May 2021

RO Number
2021-18

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

We’re continuing with virtual training for the remainder of the training year, so cadet dress will remain at C3F, but in an effort to avoid overheating the officer staff, we’re switching to 3B.

I’ve added all of the activity and training nights for the remainder of the training year to the “Upcoming Activities” section below. I’ll be updating the training calendar for the remainder of the year this afternoon.

Monday night, we have Aerospace Club with WO2 Bell at 1900. Regular training is on Wednesday. We’ll see you all then!

Training Night
12 May 2021

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Couroux

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
10 May 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
12 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F OCdt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
17 May 2021
1900–2000
Radio Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
19 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F 2Lt Nicolescu
24 May 2021
1900–2000
Victoria Day (No Training) Monday      
26 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell
31 May 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
2 Jun 2021
1845-2045
End of Training Year Banquet and Change of Command
(Last Training Night Until September)
Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 2 May 2021

Date
2 May 2021

RO Number
2021-17

CO’s Message

Good morning!

There are four more weeks left in our training year, with our final night anticipated to be on the 2nd of June. It’s been a strange year, but I’d like to thank everyone for sticking with it and doing their best despite the strange format.

Still no change on the COVID-19 side of things, but we’re on the downswing of the latest wave and we’re looking at increased deliveries of vaccines in May. With good social responsibility and a sprinkling of luck, we may have in-person training again in the fall. Keep calm and carry on. We’ve made it this far and we’re good for the home stretch.

Monday night, we have Cooking Club with WO1 Abt at 1800. Bring your creativity. Bring your appetite, but remember that it’s likely going to be your responsibility to clean the kitchen when you’re done.

Summer training and staff applications have gone in, so we hope to hear feedback on those soon.

Regular training is on Wednesday and we’re all looking forward to seeing everyone then!

Training Night
5 May 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
3 May 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
5 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
10 May 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
12 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F OCdt Couroux

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 25 April 2021

Date
25 Apr 2021

RO Number
2021-16

CO’s Message

Good afternoon.

Still no change on the COVID-19 side of things, but vaccine deliveries are climbing and (at least in Niagara) and we’ve got cause to hope that we’re on the right track. It’s just a matter of exercising our patience… and we’ve had lots of practice. We should be pros by now.

Tonight, we have Radio Club with FSgt Forsyth at 1900. On Wednesday, we’ll be participating in a special session from 438 Tactical Helicopter squadron, learning about the team that supports the Canadian Armed Forces’ CH-146 Griffon helicopters. Join using the regular Google Meet link for Wednesday night training and we’ll get everyone into the session when it begins at 1900.

Mr. Abt has let us know about an activity on Tuesday that may be of interest. Owen Bjorgan of Owen’s Hiking Adventures is inviting Niagara youth to his free Nature in Niagara for Kids and Students talk. If you’re interested in checking it out, connect to his Zoom Meeting at 1600 on Tuesday to participate.

Summer training applications close at the end of April, so if you haven’t sent in your choices for summer training or an application to be a staff cadet, don’t delay. We need your applications by Wednesday at the latest!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

Training Night
28 Apr 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
26 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Radio Club Monday Google Meet Civilian FSgt Forsyth
27 Apr 2021
1600–1700
Nature in Niagara for Kids and Students with Owen Bjorgan Tuesday Zoom Civilian TBD
28 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
3 May 2021
1900–2000
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO1 Abt
5 May 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 18 April 2021

Date
18 Apr 2021

RO Number
2021-15

CO’s Message

Good evening and welcome back from April (?) Break!

We had hopes before we broke from training that perhaps the COVID-19 situation might improve, but we’re not quite there yet. We’ll keep going as we have, but will be holding a special “What To Do To Maintain Cadet Mental Health During Isolation” training night on Wednesday to address some of the scenarios that we’ve all found ourselves dealing with.

In the meantime, Aerospace Club is still a go at 1900 on Monday with WO2 Bell. Next week, we’re looking to participate in a special session from 438 Tactical Helicopter squadron, learning about the team that supports the Canadian Armed Forces’ CH-146 Griffon helicopters. That’s definitely not an event to be missed!

Summer training applications close at the end of April, so if you haven’t sent in your choices for summer training, don’t delay. Get that done as soon as possible!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

Training Night
21 Apr 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: 2Lt Nicolescu

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
19 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
21 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F 2Lt Nicolescu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
26 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Radio Club Monday Google Meet Civilian FSgt Forsyth
28 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Lt Russell

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 4 April 2021

Date
6 Apr 2021

RO Number
2021-14

CO’s Message

Good morning!

Please accept my apology for getting this week’s WROs out late. Hopefully, OCdt Couroux’s new “DCO’s Corner” posting provided some food for thought in the meantime. We can expect to see more information from him each week going forward.

Congratulations once again to LAC Yuditskaya for placing first in our Effective Speaking Competition last week. One of the judges commented that her impromptu speech was one of the best they had ever heard. Well done! All of the cadets who were involved in our Effective Speaking program should be congratulated for their dedication. It’s not an easy thing to do at the best of times and working it virtually adds yet another layer of difficulty. Thanks once again to CV Gowans for all her hard work running the program this year and for her patience with the various technological hurdles that presented themselves. Lastly, a big “Thank You!” goes out to our Mrs. Lapointe, Mrs. Mehrotra, Mrs. Taylor-Roehm, Maj (Retired) Kempston, and 2Lt Nicolescu for all of your supporting effort during the competition.

The official word from the Government of Ontario has indicated that next week’s April Break is still a go, so we won’t be conducting training during this period. There is a virtual program running for all cadets called the Cadet Activity Program. I’ll be getting more information on the details this evening and will pass that on as soon as I have it for you.

Regular training will be on Wednesday night as usual. See you then!

Training Night
7 Apr 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Couroux

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
7 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F OCdt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
11-17 Apr 2021 April Break Sunday-Saturday Stand Down
No Training
   
19 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
21 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F 2Lt Nicolescu

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 28 March 2021

Date
28 Mar 2021

RO Number
2021-13

CO’s Message

Good afternoon.

Monday night is our Effective Speaking Competition. Thanks to CV Gowans for all of her help preparing the cadets for this evening. Thanks also to Mrs. Taylor-Roehm, Mrs. Mehrotra, Mrs. Lapointe, and 2Lt Nicolescu who will be serving as judges and teller. The usual Google Meet will be used for participating cadets to gather out of sight of the judges and the general public. All others will use a separate Meet that has been set up for the event itself. We’re looking forward to seeing some compelling presentations!

The current COVID-19 situation has unfortunately caused in-person summer training to be cancelled. I’ve already spoken to each of the cadets who are affected by this and have discussed the situation with them personally. In the hopes of in-person training being a possibility over the next few months, we’ll be looking into what we can do as a unit to compensate for this. More information will be coming as we have it.

This week, at WO2 Abt’s request, Monday’s cooking class is being moved to 1800-1900 instead of 2000-2100 in order to correspond with most cadets’ dinner hours. Remember to join the Meet an hour before the Effective Speaking Competition rather than after.

Next week, with the effective speaking program being ended, clubs will begin at 1900 rather than at 2000.

See you on Monday and Wednesday!

Training Night
31 Mar 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3F: Cdts, LACs, Cpls, FCpls
C3F: Sgts, FSgts, WO2s, and WO1

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
29 Mar 2021
1800–1900
Cooking Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Abt
29 Mar 2021
1900–2000
Effective Speaking Monday Google Meet C3F CV Gowans
29 Mar 2021
1900–2000
Effective Speaking Competition Monday Google Meet C3F CV Gowans
31 Mar 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
5 Apr 2021
1900–2000
Aerospace Club Monday Google Meet Civilian WO2 Bell
7 Apr 2021
1845-2045
Regular Training Night Wednesday Google Meet C3F OCdt Couroux

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!