Weekly Announcements

20 Feb 2019

Regular Training Night
Effective Speaking Competition
Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 27, is Pink Shirt Day. As we will be having our mess dinner that day, we will support anti-bullying one week prior, on Wed 20 Feb.

Cadets will have the option to wear a pink shirt for this week’s training night. If cadets choose to wear a pink shirt, they must also wear dark coloured (black or dark blue) jeans or khakis (no sweatpants), and dark coloured closed toe shoes.  Females do not need to have their hair gelled.

If cadets do not wish to wear a pink shirt, they must wear their C-2 (winter dress) uniform.

The the night will consist of an effective speaking competition by our effective speaking cadets, followed by a mess dinner etiquette class in preparation for the dinner next week.

Parents are warmly encouraged to come listen to the announcements and at 2100 hrs!

Range Day
There will be another range day on Sat 16 Feb for cadets to shoot air rifles!
Times: 0900 – 1230 hrs (Morning), 1300 – 1700 hrs (Afternoon),
0900 – 1700 hrs (All day)
Lunch will be provided.

Snowshoeing has been cancelled.

Familiarization Flying
Date: Mon 18 Feb (Family Day Holiday)
Dress: Warm, comfortable civilian attire (regular clothes)
There are only 12 spots available for this activity. If you have signed up, you will be notified with more information and detail if you have been one of the twelve cadets selected to attend.

Mess Dinner
We will be having a mess dinner on Wed 27 Feb!
Mess dinners are where everybody in squadron dines and has fun together!
Dress for males: C-8 (mess dress)
Dress for females: Appropriate dress or skirt, or C-8 (mess dress)
Location: Aria Banquet Hall, 12350 Pattullo Place, Surrey

If you have not yet handed in your $10 deposit, you must do so by this week (Wed 20 Feb)
The deposit will be returned to you after you attend the mess dinner.

Range Team
Practice this week is cancelled (Thu 14 Feb). Practices will resume next week (Thu 21 Feb).

Effective Speaking
There will be practice this week (Thu 14 Feb).
For the most up-to-date information about practices, please refer to the Whatsapp group with your instructor.

Drill Team
There will be practice this week (Tue 19 Feb).
Please bring your wool socks and boots, as well as a water bottle.

Flag Party
There will be practice this week (Tue 19 Feb).

Basketball Team
There will be another tournament on Sat 2 Mar in Richmond.

WildPlay Element Park
Time and Date: 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs on Sat 2 Mar
Location: 23485 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge
Pizza lunch will be provided.
This is a very fun and physical activity. Everyone is highly encouraged to go!
For more information on WildPlay, visit their website.
If you are interested in attending, please sign up!

Duke of Edinburgh
If you are interested in participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, you can find more information on their website and register for free (costs to be covered by the squadron).
If you have registered though the website, please make sure you inform Capt Mitra immediately.
Any questions or queries can be directed to Capt Mitra.

National Education Scholarships
The Air Cadet League is offering post-secondary education scholarships to Royal Canadian Air Cadets!
For more information and to apply, visit their website.
Application deadline is April 1, 2019.

Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR)
We will end off our training year with an Annual Ceremonial Review.
This is the largest and most important parade for the squadron, especially since this year is the squadron’s 70th anniversary.

We will need helpers to display our squadron history for this event.
If you are interested in helping, please speak to Capt Palmer.

If you can’t make it to the upcoming training night, please let your section leader know.

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