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Weekly Announcements - Mar 12-18
There will be NO mandatory training on Wednesday, March 15! Enjoy your March Break!
The week after next (on Wednesday March 22nd), mandatory training will return at Catholic Central High School, 450 Dundas Street, from 1815h-2100h.
The dress code for the first week back will be:
Cadets – C5 (FTUs)
CAF Members – CADPAT
Civilians – Business
The week after next, make sure to put extra effort into your FTU pants, the inspected uniform part of the week (pushed forward from March 8th). Please take extra care to:
• keep your pants bloused above each boot
• keep your pants free of major wrinkles, and
• wear your issued FTU belt with your FTU pants
As always, two cadets with the best deportment will be selected to be inspected at the closing parade, with one winner being selected.
Junior NCO DAY:
Junior NCO Day is scheduled for March 25th, 2023, 0900h-1600h, at Royal School Building, Wolseley Barracks. Junior cadets are encouraged to participate in this workshop which will advance their cadet knowledge and improve their cadet skills. Lunch will be provided.
This Sunday, March 12th, 2023, optional training will be taking place at the Royal School Building inside Wolseley Barracks, located at 701 Oxford Street East, London ON. Please enter the base from the Elizabeth St. entrance, where you will pull into the gate and make your way to the Royal School Building. Directions can be found on the website. Pictures of the map and the Elizabeth St. Gate are attached to this email.
In addition to the location change, we will also be changing our schedule! The new schedule, which will be in effect for the remainder of the training year, is:
Band – 1000-1130 hrs
Break – 1130-1200 hrs
Drill Team – 1200-1330 hrs
Drone Flying – 1330-1430 hrs
Due to the changes in timing and location cadets are strongly advised to pack lunches instead of buying them, as both the time and location are less conducive to going out to eat.
As always, Band and Drone activities (ground school) remain open to all cadets who wish to participate. Dress is civilian attire; bring musical instruments as applicable.
Please contact CI Alves at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Canadian Armed Forces Tech Talks:
This month, interested cadets will continue to have the opportunity to attend virtual information sessions hosted by CAF members regarding the different various technician roles in the Forces. These presentations are non-mandatory and expected to run from approximately 2100h-2135h. The remaining presentations include:
Human Resource Administrator: 14 March (Tuesday)
Meteorological Technician: 23 March (Thursday)
Military Museums: 30 March (Thursday)
You will need access to your Cadet 365 account to attend these sessions. For questions about the presentation or your Cadet 365 account, please contact CI Baptiste at Mark.Baptiste@cadets.gc.ca.
Summer Training Opportunities:
Summer training opportunities have been posted on the website. Applications for Staff, Exchange, National Cadet Advisory Council and National Level courses are CLOSED.
The deadline to apply for other courses is 24 March: Royal Canadian Air Cadets | 614 Forest City RCACS | Ontario (614aircadets.org).
Any new cadets who have not yet received their uniform are reminded to ensure they have submitted their measurements and request for new uniform through the squadron’s online portal located on the squadron website; SUPPLY/UNIFORM | 614rcacs (614aircadets.org)
Squadron Sponsoring Committee:
In its continuous efforts to support the squadron, the SSC is selling 614 T-shirts and hats at $10 each. If you are interested in giving back to 614 and owning a piece of lovely merchandise, please consider making a purchase!
Summer Training and Cadet Activities Program (CAP)
It is finally time to begin thinking of applying for summer training or the CAP which is available for Cadets in levels 1 and 2. I have included below all available summer training courses for Summer 2023. Please take a look and ENSURE you're eligible for the course, before emailing me to sign up for it. This year there are in-person and distance learning courses available.
Once you have decided which course you'd like to apply for, send an email to the Squadron email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to submit your choice. The deadline to apply is MARCH 24th
Applications for Staff, Exchange, National Cadet Advisory Council and National Level courses are CLOSED
Summer Training Courses
Cadet Activities Program (Level 1 and 2)
All Cadets will have access to their own cadet email address ending in "cdt.cadets.gc.ca", which will allow them to access Cadet resources. This will be beneficial and be used for Summer training and other purposes.
What is Cadet365?
Cadet365 is a collaborative platform for Cadets and Adult Staff across Canada. The suite provides access to familiar products like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Planner, OneNote and OneDrive. The aim of the suite is to promote collaboration and facilitate remote work.
The innovative cloud-based platform enables the team to work on both personal and work devices. This is a proven solution that balances the need to innovate and continue working with the need to maintain security and accountability.
How does Cadet365 work?
After you have completed your onboarding process, you will always have access to the Microsoft365 suite on your personal or work device. You will be able to use the different apps to collaborate with your colleagues. To complete the onboarding process, you will need to contact the administration officer, Lieutenant Golshan at email@example.com to obtain your email address and initial password, which you must change. Then, click the link below to complete the onboarding process:
Cadet365 Resources Access
What is the Air Cadet Program?
The Cadet Program is one of the largest federally sponsored youth programs in Canada.
It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces. Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities. Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.
Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces, nor are they expected to join the military. While they are introduced to Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces and certain traditions, they are also introduced to many other respectable career choices that are available to them.
Through the Cadet Program, the Government of Canada is investing in today’s youth and Canada’s future.
The Cadet Program is community-based. The program succeeds through strong community support and involvement. Cadets in turn make valuable contributions to their communities.
What do we do?
Air Cadets learn the principles of aviation, while some learn to become glider pilots, pilots of engine-propelled aircraft or both.
Why do youth aged 12 to 18 years old join cadets?
To have fun;
To be with their friends or to make new ones;
To partake in interesting and unique challenges;
To participate in diverse training at no cost;
To learn valuable life skills (work and personal);
To improve their self-confidence and sense of responsibility;
To pursue an interest in the Canadian Armed Forces; and To be part of a program that is both welcoming and nurturing, where they feel included and have a sense of belonging.
Five things to remember about the Cadet Program
Invites all Canadian youth aged 12 to 18;
Instills Canadian military values;
Develops in youth attributes of citizenship, leadership and fitness;
Balances safety and challenge; and
Leaves a positive life-long impact through a set of positive youth outcomes.
Five things to remember about Cadets
Cadets are proud Canadians and proud citizens;
Cadets are healthy in mind and body;
Cadets contribute to Canada’s future;
Cadets seek and appreciate healthy discipline; and
Cadets represent Canada in a positive light.
There are no fees associated with participating in the Air Cadet program. To run 614 Forest City Squadron, the expenses are roughly $55,000 per year, before any trips or extra activities for the Cadets! Since the Department of National Defense (DND), only covers a portion of the training that the cadets receive, the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) must raise funds to meet the annual squadron training budget. This is why our fundraising efforts are so important!,
Annually the squadron is assessed and is required to pay a fee to the Air Cadet League of Canada - Ontario Provincial Committee of $54 per cadet. The assessment is paid by every squadron in the province to support effective speaking competitions, volunteer screening, the selection process for advanced cadet training courses and international exchanges, regional gliding centres, insurance for all cadets while at cadet functions, public relations, and other activities of the Air Cadet League.
The SSC holds various fundraising activities during the year. However, without the generous support of the community, the squadron budget cannot be met and the cadets risk losing out on many activities.
Financial donations are gladly accepted and extremely welcome, of course, and we will issue tax receipts for the current tax year.
THE 614 SQUADRON SPONSORING COMMITTEE WARMLY THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Air Cadet League Raffle!
The Air Cadet League - Ontario Provincial Committee is having their annual raffle draw with AMAZING prizes to be won this year. There will be a top grand prize of 5000$ to be won and many more. Take a look at the website, and be sure to select "FOREST CITY 614" Squadron as it will help support us!
Visit the Air Cadet League Raffle webpage now!
We're back to start 2023 bigger than ever!! Our last two 2022 jackpots were our best ever, and winners took home over $46,000! The money our 5050 efforts have raised will help offset costs for a great program this year, and ensure we leave No Cadet Behind!
This time, we have THREE Early Bird Prizes for our Take Flight edition!
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Draw Date: February 2
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Draw Date: February 16
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Draw Date: March 2, 2:59PM
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Each ticket purchased provides youth Air Cadets of Ontario with the opportunity to learn unmatched leadership skills, develop lifelong relationships and pursue opportunities in aviation. A program that benefits enormously from your support!