Decoration Day

A reminder for those cadets who signed up for today’s Decoration Day ceremony:

Decoration Day
2019/09/22 1400-1600
Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery, 1483 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1

If you haven’t signed up, but are available to participate, please come out and support our Legion.

I will be on site at 1330 (1:30pm) and request that cadets arrive no later than 1345 (1:45pm) for the event.

Refreshments will be served at the Legion on King Street following the ceremony. Cadets are, of course, invited but will have to arrange their own transportation.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Reminder: Dress for Tonight

Per this week’s WRO and the Calendar Entry for tonight’s event, dress is C2A for Sgts an above, and C4A for FCpls and below. CAF members should be in 3B. We’re greeting our community tonight and should look our best.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 15 Sep 2019

Date
15 Sep 19

RO Number
19-24

CO’s Message

I have it on good authority that while I was away at the Commanding Officers’ Conference, we had a really successful bottle drive. Thanks to our dedicated SSC members, our cadets, the Van Noort family, and everyone else who made it out and contributed to its success. I’m hoping we’ll have some final numbers sometime in the next week.

We also managed to get a good gliding day in despite the threatening weather, apparently getting the last flight down before the rain began. The timing was perfect!

My personal thanks go out to Lt Russell and OCdt Nicolescu respectively for supervising these events.

This week, we’re getting a full start on our training year. On Monday, we’ll have our Welcome BBQ, so if you know any potential cadets who might be interested in coming out and seeing what we’re all about, this is the time to invite them out. On Wednesday, we have our first regular training night of the year, so come eager to learn.

The following week on Sunday 22 Sep, the Royal Canadian Legion has asked us to send a contingent of cadets to participate in their Decoration Day Ceremony from 1400 (2:00pm) to 1600 (4:00pm). Any cadets who are available to co0me out and help support the legion should sign up here: Event Sign-Ups.

Remember that you need to be logged into the web site to see the sign-up sheets.

See you tomorrow night!

Training Night
18 Sep 19

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C2B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C4A: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Welcome Back BBQ 809 HQ (CNC) C2B/C4A Capt Lemoine
11 Sep 19 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C2B/C4A Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
22 Sep 19 Sunday Decoration Day Ceremony Niagara-on-the-Lake Lakeshore Cemetery C1 Capt Lemoine
23 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian OCdt Couroux
25 Sep 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C2B/C4A OCdt Nicolescu

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

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

Gliding Today

For those cadets who signed up for gliding today at the Niagara District Airport , we begin at 1300 (1:00pm) and so you should arrive at 1245h (12:45pm) and meet OCdt Nicolescu at the main terminal. Dress: civilian appropriate for weather. (This means that you should wear sunscreen and a hat.) We’ll be finished around 1600 (4:00pm).

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

SSC Message: Bottle Drive

Call out to all cadet parents.  We appear to have a bumper crop of bottles this time around so we are going to try and squeak 3 trucks out in addition to full-on cadet collection.

This will take a maximum amount of parent power!!!!

Can you please confirm for me tonight (email coryabt@hotmail.comhow many adults will be coming out on Saturday morning and if you are able to drive cadets for bottle pickups.

We are going to have a small squad starting early and everyone else should be on-site at VanNoorts by 8:45am….we want to get the cadets going by 9:00am.

If you have a hand dolly that you can bring for the day please do so and we will endeavour to save as many backs as possible.

Should we have enough people and are as industrious as I know we can be, even with 3 trucks we should be able to get out early!

This one sets the tone for the year so let’s make this one GOOD!

Cory Abt
SSC Chair

Careers in Aviation 2019

Careers in Aviation Expo 2019

Forwarded from Mr. Robinson at WINGS Magazine:

WINGS Magazine is providing free tickets to Air Cadet Squadrons based in Southwestern Ontario for the upcoming Careers in Aviation Expo 2019 at WestJet’s 737 hangar in Mississauga, 21 Sep 2019.

 We hope you will share this opportunity with your squadron. Cadets can use the code CADET19 to sign up for free on our registration page. A parent is also welcome to attend using the code to help cadets access facility. Cadets are encouraged to wear their uniforms, but it is not required.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/careers-in-aviation-expo-toronto-tickets-57547710752

Highlights of the event include:

  • 
Free lunch and refreshments
  • 
More than 35 leading aviation industry exhibitors
  • Five keynote sessions with industry leaders, including
  • Charles Duncan, Chief Strategy Officer, WestJet
  • Edward Hoskin, VP of Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • NEW BREAKOUT SESSIONS to explore specific career options with a small group led by a mentor, such as pilots, AMEs, HR professionals, &c

Please note: The Breakout Sessions are currently full, but we are working to accommodate everyone on the waiting list.

Cadets can reach out to me directly with any questions.

Thank you,
Jon Robinson | Editor
WINGS | HELICOPTERS
Annex Business Media, Toronto, ON • 647-448-6188
wingsmagazine.comhelicoptersmagazine.com
@wings_magazine@helicopters_mag

2019/2020 Ground School Begins Tonight

For those of you who signed up for 23 Squadron’s Ground School tonight, I have a location update.

Classes will be held at Pine Grove Public School (690 Lake Street, St. Catharines, ON L2N 4J5) and not at 23 Squadron HQ as previously indicated.

Students should be at the school with their materials no later than 1815 (6:15pm) for an 1830 (6:30pm) start.

Good luck to each of you on this year’s studies!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 8 Sep 2019

Date
8 Sep 19

RO Number
19-23

CO’s Message

Here’s what’s going on this week.

On Monday Night, we’re going to have a supply night. If you have uniform items that don’t fit, this is the time to come in and get them replaced. If you haven’t turned in your paperwork for the new year, by all means come by and drop it off on Monday as well.

Wednesday, we have the Snowbirds Airshow during the afternoon and won’t have any training during the evening. I’ve you’ve signed up to volunteer for the event, by at the Information Booth at Niagara District Airport at 1345 (1:45pm) in C2B uniform. Otherwise, all cadets are encouraged to come out and enjoy the show. If you come in uniform (again, C2B) you get discounted admission for only $5. Come to the Information Booth and Capt Chevalier will take care of your admission fee.

If you’re an instructor, OCdt Couroux will be having a short Training Cell meeting that day as well at 809 HQ at 1830 (6:30pm) that shouldn’t take more than an hour.

Saturday, 14 Sep, we have our Bottle Drive at Van Noort Greenhouses. We need everybody our to for this event. For cadets, this is a mandatory fundraising day. For parents, guardians, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, &c, this is a great opportunity to come out and help support your cadet’s involvement in our program. We’ll be starting at 0900 (9:00am) and finishing at 1600 (4:00pm) helping our community and ourselves by collecting empty beer, wine, and liquor bottles. I regret that I won’t be able to be there myself as I have to be at CFB Borden for the Commanding Officers’ Conference, but you’ll be in good hands with Lt Russell.

Sunday, 15 Sep we have our Gliding Familiarization Day at Niagara District Airport from 1300 (1:00pm) to 1600 (4:00pm) and have seven (7) spots left. Priority goes to junior cadets. Sign up at: https://809cadets.ca/events/event-sign-ups/

We kick-off of the training year properly on 16 Sep with our Welcome BBQ followed by our first regular training night of the year on 18 Sep.

Remember that you need to be logged into the web site to see the sign-up sheets.

See you at the Airshow and/or the Welcome BBQ!

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
9 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Supply Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian CV Carbone / Capt Lemoine
11 Sep 19 Wednesday Snowbirds Airshow! Niagara District Airport C2B Capt Lemoine
11 Sep 19 1830-1930 Wednesday Training Cell Meeting 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
14 Sep 19 0900-1600 Saturday Bottle Drive Van Noort Greenhouses (Corner of Hunter and Four Mile Creek Roads) Civilian Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
15 Sep 19 Sunday Gliding Familiarization Niagara District Airport Civilian OCdt Nicolescu
16 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Welcome Back BBQ 809 HQ (CNC) C2B/C4A Capt Lemoine
11 Sep 19 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C2B/C4A Lt Russell

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!