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Effective Speaking Reminder

Hello Level 2’s (and all others taking part in effective speaking)

Mrs Gowans asked me to remind you about effective speaking next week. Go over your workbooks and have a 1-1/2 minute prepared speech ready for Wednesday night’s class.

Have a great week,
OCdt Couroux, DG
Training Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Gliding Update

The Gliding Commanding Center has informed us that the weather prediction indicates probable showers around 2 pm today, Sunday Sept 15th. As such, the gliding crew has agreed in order to facilitate the activity for our cadets to skip lunch and start flying us sooner if we can be there around 12 pm at the Niagara District Airport. It is short notice but we can try.  I am heading there as we speak and will be waiting for the cadets who can arrive earlier and organize early flights with Capt Stevenson. If you cannot make it sooner, I will still meet you at 12:45 in the terminal and hope the weather will allow us to fly as many cadets as possible.

OCdt Nicolescu

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Air Force Day

If anyone has a free day on Saturday, consider going to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope.

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Admission: Adult (age 16+) $20, Child (age 6-15) $15. Museum members and children 5 & under are FREE. Price includes HST.


Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today.

From modern aircraft from the RCAF to the collection of vintage military aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, visitors will have a chance to view 50+ military aircraft on the ground close up. The Lancaster will also be open for tours through it.

Flying in for Air Force Day from the Great War Flying Museum will be their Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter and Nieuport 28 World War I replicas. The CASARA Cessna 337G will also be on display. Waterloo Warbirds will be in attendance with their de Havilland Vampire, T-33 ‘Mako Shark’, Mig 15, along with a Harvard Mk. II and Tiger Moth. Confirmed to date from the RCAF: CC-130J Hercules and CC-150 Polaris.

At 1:30pm the museum will officially dedicate the Dakota FZ692. A D-Day Veteran, FZ692 flew 16 operational trips with the RAF and 208 with 437 RCAF Squadron during World War II.

Also, don’t forget to try the Lancaster Virtual Reality Experience – “1943 Berlin Blitz”. It’s FREE with admission and only available until August 31. For ages 13+.

If you don’t already have plans for Saturday, this sounds like a lot of fun. Being able to actually board the Lancaster is worth the price of admission alone.

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

TRAINING CANCELED; Wednesday 6-February-2019

Good Day All,

Following the lead of the School Boards and many public institutions all activities and training for tonight (6-Feb) will be canceled.

Effective Speaking Competition will be rescheduled for next week, Wednesday 13-February-2019.

Stay home; Stay safe. We’ll see you next week.

M. Russell
Deputy Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS


Santa Claus Parade

Reminder for all cadets attending the Santa Claus Parade:


  • 8:00 am for those coming for float set up
  • 9-9:30 for everyone else (the later your are the less likely you’ll be able to drive in)


  • Be 124 Legon parking lot.


  • C3 with parka and touque and gloves.
  • Unless directed otherwise by WO2 Couroux

See you all tomorrow morning.

Lt Russell, CD


Elora Singers’ Great War Presentation

St. Mark’s Church has been kind enough to donate four (4) tickets to our cadets for the Elora Singers presentation on Saturday at 1930h (7:30pm). Cadets should wear C1 dress and are encouraged to assist the Royal Canadian Legion with their poppy sales for the evening.

The sign-up sheet is available here:

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Monday Night – Sports and Drill

Hi All,

There was an error posted for tonight’s schedule.  The correct schedule is as follows:

Sports – 1900hrs – 2000hrs

Drill – 2000hrs – 2100hrs

WO2 Couroux is running both sessions.

We hope to have CV Carbone out tonight.  If you need to change some uniform parts, feel free to stop by and see him.  He may not have what you need available right away, but at least he’ll be aware of what you need.

Hope to see everyone there tonight

CI Couroux

809 Senior Rafting Trip – Part Deux

Wow!  What a fantastic trip.   There was great food, a whole lot of incredible fun, and some great horsing around on the raft.  Thanks go out to Lt Russell, CV Carbone and Mr. Zalepa for helping out.  Cheers to our River Guides – Brandon and Gus from OWL.  You have the best job on the planet.  The biggest shout out of all goes to all the seniors that attended.  Your were a big part of making this past year an incredible success and It was our pleasure, as staff, to set this up for you.  You made this one incredibly fun trip.  To those seniors that are leaving us, I hope you enjoyed your last weekend with us.  Come back and visit when you get a chance.

Have a great summer!

CI Couroux