Category Archives: Weekly Announcements

Announcements – Week of 25FEB2024

Hello 809!

As mentioned last week, summer training and staff cadet applications are now being taken!  These opportunities are amongst the most exciting aspects of the cadet program.   Don’t miss this opportunity to spend your summer at a Cadet Summer Training Centre.  More information and links are below.

  • Optional Training – Monday, 26 FEB 24:

Regular Monday Optional training this week @ the Squadron LHQ.    The flight simulator will be open and other activities will take place.   Come on out and be social.

Time: 1900-2100hrs
Where: Squadron LHQ
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Duty Officer: CI Dau

  • Senior NCO Development Day – RE-Scheduled for Saturday, 06 April 2024:

For the 5 Cadets that signed up for the Senior NCO Development day that was to have taken place on Saturday, January 20, it has been re-scheduled for Saturday, 06APR2024.   Some changes are being made to the format.   More information to follow.

  • Summer Staffing and Training Opportunities are Now Available:

If you’ve been paying attention to the Facebook and Squadron Website Posts, both Staff Cadet and summer course opportunities have opened up.

Staff Cadet  opportunities are available to cadets who have completed Level 3 or higher.   Here’s a link to the webiste post

Attention 809 Senior NCO’s – Summer Applications Now Being Accepted for Staff Cadet Positions. | 809 Newark (809cadets.ca)

Summer training opportunities are available to cadets who are Level 2 or higher.  Courses include:

          • Air Rifle Marksmanship (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor)
          • Drill and Ceremonial (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor)
          • Sports and Fitness (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor)
          • Military Band (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor)
          • Pipe Band (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor
          • Aviation Technology and Aerospace (2 wk)
          • Advanced Aviation (4 week)
          • Survival (2 wk Introduction or 4 wk Instructor)

2-week courses are for levels 2+, 4-week courses are for levels 3+.  Here’s the link for the website post, which contains links to the course descriptions and locations:

Great news on Summer Training | 809 Newark (809cadets.ca)

If you’re interested in either opportunity, please see squadron staff for more information.  Hurry, though.   Applications are only being taken for another week for staff, and until the end of March for courses.

  • Fish Fry:

The legion is looking for volunteers to take part in service duties for Fish Fry on Thursday nights.    This is not a cadet activity, but you can earn time towards your community service hours for high school decoration.   All interested parties are to reach out to Ms Kathleen Kells by email.   Include your phone number, cell phone number she can text to, and any dates that you cannot help out.   Ms Kell’s email is ktkells@gmail.com

That’s all for this week.   Stay tuned for information on more exciting activities coming up.  More information has been posted on the WROs.   Cadets can view these on Teams under the General Tab.    These are published weekly (usually Sunday evening) and include dress instructions, class details and other important information.

If you have any questions about the upcoming activities, feel free to reach out to me at daniel.couroux2@cadets.gc.ca

Regards,

Capt Dan Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”

Announcements – Week of 19FEB2024

Hello 809!

Happy Family Day.   No training tonight.  We have an exciting parade night this week as we invite the Niagara Youth Collective to attend an open house just for them so that they can see what being an Air Cadet is all about.   Remember, some of these visitors have the potential to become new cadets so let’s put our best foot forward and welcome them to our unit.   Thanks to Lt Russell and Capt Emptage for putting this together.

Also in the exciting category is that we now have information on summer training and staffing opportunities.    Please see below for more information on the courses being offered this year.

For cadets – make sure to review the WRO’s being posted on Teams.    And make sure to give the WRO’s a like to let us know that you’ve read them.

Here are this week’s announcements:

Announcements:

      1. Family Day – Monday, 19 FEB 24:

No training on Monday, 19FEB24 due to Family Day.  Enjoy your evening off 809!

      1. Senior NCO Development Day – RE-Scheduled for Saturday, 06 April 2024:

For the 5 Cadets that signed up for the Senior NCO Development day that was to have taken place on Saturday, January 20, it has been re-scheduled for Saturday, 06APR2024.   Some changes are being made to the format.   More information to follow.

      1. Summer Staffing and Training Opportunities are Now Available:

If you’ve been paying attention to the Facebook and Squadron Website Posts, both Staff Cadet and summer course opportunities have opened up.

Staff Cadet  opportunities are available to cadets who have completed Level 3 or higher.   Here’s a link to the webiste post

 Attention 809 Senior NCO’s – Summer Applications Now Being Accepted for Staff Cadet Positions. | 809 Newark (809cadets.ca)

Summer training opportunities are available to cadets who are Level 2 or higher.   Here’s the link for the website post:

Great news on Summer Training | 809 Newark (809cadets.ca)

If you’re interested in either opportunity, please see squadron staff for more information.

      1. Fish Fry:

The legion is looking for volunteers to take part in service duties for Fish Fry on Thursday nights.    This is not a cadet activity, but you can earn time towards your community service hours for high school decoration.   All interested parties are to reach out to Ms Kathleen Kells by email.   Include your phone number, cell phone number she can text to, and any dates that you cannot help out.   Ms Kell’s email is ktkells@gmail.com

That’s all for now.   Enjoy your Family Day and see all cadets on Wednesday for the open house.

Regards,
Capt Dan Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”

Announcements – Week of 04FEB2024

Good evening 809 Squadron,

I hope you’re all having a great weekend off.   We’re making some changes this week.   Until further notice, we’re going back to our pre-covid standard of dress for training.   So, pack away the greens for now and pull out the blues, as follows:

Senior NCOs (Sgts and above) C3 (ribbons, shirt and tie)
Junior Ranks: (FCpls and below) C3D (same as C3, except shirt is replaced by crewneck sweater)
Cadets w/o Uniform: White collared shirt, black pants & dress shoes
Officers: 3C (sweater – Open collar)

Cadets will be responsible for wearing the uniform in the required manor.   This means, that boots must be shined, uniforms fit right and they need to be ironed.    If your cadet requires upgrades, make sure they visit CI Dau, our Supply Officer.

Here are the announcements for this week:

Announcements:

1. Monday Night – Range Team Practice – 05FEB2024:

Monday 05FEB2024 marks a Mandatory Practice for all members of the Range Team.   All range team members will be practicing for the Zone Range Competition on Sunday, February 11.   We’ll be practicing a mix of standing and prone shooting.

Practice is on Monday, February 5 from 1900-2100hrs.  Dress is appropriate civilian attire.

358 Sir Isaac Brock RCSCC will once again be joining us for practice

Duty Officer: Capt Couroux

    1. 2023-24 Marksmanship Competition – Sunday 11FEB2024:

809 Squadron’s marksmanship team will be competing this Sunday, 11FEB2024 at the Armoury on Lake St in St Catharines.   Here are the particulars:

Time: 0800 – 1700 Sunday 11FEB2024
Location: Lake St Armoury, 81 Lake St, St Catharines
Dress: Cadets – Appropriate Civilian Closthing w/ Spirit wear.  Officer/Coach – CADPAT
Transportation: Parent drop off (no later than 0800)
Lunch: Will be provided.
Note:
Bring a full water bottle and snack with you.
No electronic devices are permitted.
YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR HEATLH CARD.

 Cadets will compete in both prone and standing positions.    There will be an awards ceremony at the end of the day during dismissal.   Good Luck Team!

  3. Senior NCO Development Day – RE-Scheduled for Saturday, 06 April 2024:

For the 5 Cadets that signed up for the Senior NCO Development day that was to have taken place on Saturday, January 20, it has been re-scheduled for Saturday, 06APR2024.   Some changes are being made to the format.   More information to follow.

    1. Fish Fry:

The legion is looking for volunteers to take part in service duties for Fish Fry on Thusrsday nights.    This is not a cadet activity, but you can earn time towards your community service hours for high school decoration.   All interested parties are to reach out to Ms Katleen Kells by email.   Include your phone number, cell phone number she can text to, and any dates that you cannot help out.   Ms Kell’s email is ktkells@gmail.com

As usual, I’m available if you have any questions.

Regards,
Capt Dan Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”

Announcements – Week 20 – Week of 28JAN2024

Hello 809!

I’d like to thank everyone that helped out with the bottle drive over the weekend.  You all worked incredibly hard and I’m proud of the effort.  It’s clear to me that we have a lot of dedicated cadets, families, staff and volunteers (SSC).

Here are the announcements for this week.  We’ll have mandatory training on Wednesday as usual.  For detailed training information, please have your cadet consult the WROs which can be found on Microsoft Teams by following this path:

Teams/T-CEN-809 Air/General

Any cadets having problems navigating teams to find this info are to report to Capt Lemoine to get this issue resolved.

    1. Sports Night – Monday 29JAN2024:

We will be having a sports night this Monday (Jan 29).    The activites will include both volleyball and basketball.   We have invited 358 Sea Cadet Corps to join us for the evening.

Here’s the info:

When: Monday, January 29, 1900-2100
Where: EI McCulley School, 16 Berkley Dr, St Catharines
Dress: Appropriate sports attire
Sports: Basketball and Volleyball
Duty Officer: Capt Emptage
All cadets are encouraged to participate.  You need to make your own way there.  If you do not have a ride, please discuss carpooling with other squadron members.   Make sure you bring a water bottle and a snack as there will not be a canteen set up for the evening.

    1. Senior NCO Development Day – RE-Scheduled for Saturday, 06 April 2024:

For the 5 Cadets that signed up for the Senior NCO Development day that was to have taken place on Saturday, January 20, it has been re-scheduled for Saturday, 06APR2024.   Some changes are being made to the format.   More information to follow.

    1. Fish Fry:

The legion is looking for volunteers to take part in service duties for Fish Fry on Thusrsday nights.    This is not a cadet activity, but you can earn time towards your community service hours for high school decoration.   All interested parties are to reach out to Ms Katleen Kells by email.   Include your phone number, cell phone number she can text to, and any dates that you cannot help out.   Ms Kell’s email is ktkells@gmail.com

    1. Monday Night – Range Team Practice – 05FEB2024:

Monday 05FEB2024 marks a Mandatory Practice for all members of the Range Team.   All range team members will be practicing for the Zone Range Competition on Sunday, February 11.   We’ll be practicing a mix of standing and prone shooting.

Practice is on Monday, February 5 from 1900-2100hrs.  Dress is appropriate civilian attire.
358 Sir Isaac Brock RCSCC will once again be joining us for practice
Duty Officer: Capt Couroux

As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions. My email is daniel.couroux2@cadets.gc.ca

Regards,

Capt Dan Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”