Category Archives: Volunteer

70th Annual Canadian International Airshow Volunteer Opportunity

Cadets have been given the opportunity to showcase the cadet program and take part in the 70th Canadian International Airshow. This year, the Air Cadet Program has been asked to assist with selling calendars/programs for the three-day event.

The Area Office has asked us to seek cadet volunteers for 31 August, 1 September and 2 September 2019. For each day they would like to see two officers and a minimum of 15 cadets. If you’re available and interested, please contact me by email at jody.lemoine@cadets.gc.ca as soon as you can.

Officer Staff:

Will receive a full days’ pay and TA (distance to determine) claim.
Dress is 3B.
The Area Office will require the following information; SN, Surname, Given Name, Rank, Email address, and phone number, and address.

Cadets:

Must be at least 14 years old.
Will receive $1 per calendar sold OR receive an official letter for high school volunteer hours signed off by the Canadian International Airshow.
Lunch will be provided.
Dress is C2A.
Area Office will require the following information; CIN, Last Name, Given Name, Rank, Contact number.

Cadets and Staff are to arrive at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds no later than 1030hr each day and should expect to sell until 1430hr. All Cadets should be prepared to walk around under the sun for about 5 hours each day. They should definitely bring sunscreen and, optionally, ear protection.

Volunteers will be given tickets to access the CNE after the Airshow.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

2019 Volunteer Poster

Community Volunteering Opportunity

Mr. Abt has asked me to post this call to action to all cadets and parents. We’re now in our summer stand-down period and so this will not be organized as a cadet activity. It is being presented as an individual volunteering opportunity to make a difference in your community and we encourage everyone to offer their time and effort wherever possible. Please contact Mr. Abt for further information.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!


A Call to Action

Friday, May 31st there was a town meeting at the community centre to inform residents of the impending impact of the Niagara Rivers rising water levels.

The presentation and information were excellent and the town is going to great measures to supplement their 2017 efforts to reduce shoreline erosion and the impact of high water on city services.

2019 is expected to see higher water levels than 2017 which is tremendously worrisome. While the towns response plan seems well thought out and implementation is ongoing to protect large areas of Old Town from flooding there is still a pocket of concern for residents.

The area of the greatest threat of personal property damage is also an area where the average age is very high. We are endeavouring to be a part of the solution and lend our hands in the effort. We would not be working for or with the town on major or critical infrastructure projects but we would like to make our hands available to some elderly residents for sandbagging their personal properties. This is not an “official” Air Cadet project, it is a strictly personal volunteer effort. That being said the newspapers are very interested in covering any activity we might have in supporting this effort.

We don’t need anything other than an indication of your willingness to help out at this time. We are organizing through the town office a list of residents that need help and will get in touch with our volunteer group to take action. The high water mark is expected to be hit by the middle of June 14-20th so the majority of our efforts would be focused in the next couple of weeks.

To join us please send me your preferred contact method and number of people in your household that are willing to help. Again this is a community self-help project (neighbours helping neighbours) so it is not limited to cadets…friends and families are certainly welcome to join.

With our best foot forward…

Cory Abt
coryabt@hotmail.com
905-468-8652

Virgil Stampede Booth

Good evening.

For those who have volunteered to assist with our booth at the Virgil Stampede this Saturday and Monday, here are the relevant details:

Location: Virgil Centennial Arena, 1565 Four Mile Creek Rd, Virgil, ON L0S 1T0
Timings: 1000-1300 (10:00am-1:00pm) and 1300-1600 (1:00pm to 4:00pm)
Dress: 3B for CAF Personnel and C2B for Cadets

I will be on-site at 0830 (8:30am) setting up the booth. Cadets and volunteers should be on site no later than 15 minutes prior to your shifts. We are exhibitors, so payment of admission fees is not required.

Parking at the event will be difficult and likely inconvenient, so it’s best to make arrangements to be dropped off and picked up.

See you tomorrow!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Tomorrow’s Activities

Good evening.

For those of you who volunteered for tomorrow’s Poppy Campaign shifts and Veterans’ Dinner:

Cadets volunteering for Poppy Campaign shifts tomorrow should meet me at Phil’s Valu-Mart in C3 dress 15 minutes before your shift.

Those volunteering for the Veterans’ Dinner should arrive at the Royal Canadian Legion at 1730h (5:30pm), also in C2 dress.

If there are any questions or concerns, I can be reached on the squadron phone at (905) 468-7584.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Veterans’ Luncheon on Sunday

Good afternoon.

The local Royal Canadian Legion Branch has put out a last minute request for two to three volunteers (cadets, parents, staff, or SSC) to help with the Veterans’ Luncheon from 1230h (12:30pm) to 1400h (2:00pm) this Sunday. If you’re available, please contact Mr. Howse at the Branch at 905-468-2353 if you’re available. Volunteering cadets should be in C2 dress.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Volunteer Opportunity: Kinsmen 20th Anniversary Show and Shine

For cadets who are home this weekend and are looking for a worthwhile volunteering opportunity, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Kinsmen are running their 20th Anniversary Show and Shine on Sunday, 12 Aug 18 from 0900h (9:00am) to 1600h (4:00pm) at the Kinsmen Scout Hall in the Old Town.

If you’re at all interested in cars (and the occasional military vehicle) then this is something you might enjoy. Volunteer activities include helping to park cars, picking up trash, selling 50/50 lottery tickets, selling pop and water, and other miscellaneous duties.

This is posted as an opportunity and not as an official cadet function. Wearing 809 Squadron hats, shirts, &c is still encouraged to let everyone know who we are and what we’re doing in our communities.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer

Volunteer Opportunity: Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee

Calling all Niagara-on-the-Lake youth ages 13-18! Applications to join the Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee are now available. Visit www.jointheconversationnotl.org to view the application and while you’re there, fill out the poll and share your great ideas!

www.jointheconversationnotl.org

This is posted as an opportunity and not as an official cadet function.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer

Volunteer Opportunity: St. Mark’s Anglican Church Cherry Festival

Volunteer Opportunity

St. Mark’s Anglican Church is looking for some cadet volunteers to assist with the operation of their Cherry Festival this year from 0830h (8:30am) to 1500h (3:00pm). Interested cadets should contact Mr. George Robinson by phone at (905) 468-5487 or (905) 932-5487 or by email at g.robinson@live.ca for further details. Volunteer hours for high school will be signed off on by the Cherry Festival staff. This is not a supervised cadet event.

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS

Cherry festival 2018

This Week (Links Corrected)

Despite a bit of cold and wet weather, this last weekend’s FTX was enjoyed by all. Thanks to all of the staff who contributed to its success.

This week’s training details and community events have been posted to the calendar and can be found below.

Wednesday: Training Night
Saturday and Sunday: Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign
Saturday: Royal Canadian Legion Veterans’ Dinner
Sunday: Royal Canadian Legion Veterans’ Luncheon
Sunday: Grace United Church Remembrance Service

For the Saturday and Sunday events, there are specific sign-up sheets in each calendar entry. Paper sign-up sheets will also be provided on Wednesday night.

Remember that you have to be signed into the web page to see instructors’ names in the training schedule and to have access to the signup sheets.