Happy Holidays

2 VandenBos is currently standing down for the holidays.  All regular scheduled activities will resume starting Monday 5 January 2015.

From the Staff and Sponsors of 2VandenBos,  All the best to you and yours through this holiday season.

As a reminder,  when we return we will be doing our work up toward our winter training weekend 30 January.  Please keep your calendars clear to be able to make our winter training exercise.

Shoe Polish Sponge

On Friday night (Dec 19th), all cadets received a shoe polish sponge.  This polish is meant for a patent leather that is coated.  It is not meant for use on polished shoes or boots. It affects the polish. Please do no use this shoe polish sponge on your parade boots.


Squadron Sponsoring Committee Newsletter December 1

Cadet Appreciation Dinner (Saturday, December 13)  
Cadets:   Don’t forget to reserve your spot for the CADET APPRECIATION dinner on December 13th.

To reserve a spot, you must bring $5 which we will return to you at the dinner.    We also ask that everyone coming to the dinner bring a new/unwrapped toy or 2 non perishable food items.  You can bring these items before the dinner on a parade night, just come and see one of the SSC volunteers with your items.

The deadline to book your spot for the dinner is Thursday, December 4th.

We won’t be accepting anyone after that date. Please also advise us of any dietary restrictions at that time.

Don’t miss out!  Lots of fun and surprises!  We also have members of DRPS coming with a Toy Drive van and cadets will get to load it!

OPC Lottery Books
Most cadets have picked up their lottery books.   For those who haven’t, you MUST come see us this Thursday to get your book.   Cheques are made payable to:   2 Whitby RC Air Cadet SSC


                          Note: SSC will once again have a table this week. Come see us!!


What is a Squadron Activity?

As a notice to parents and guardians on the status of what is a Squadron Activity and what is not.

An activity that is approved by the Squadron has also been approved at our next level of Command for insurance purposes. Each of these activities includes at least one Squadron staff, or more, depending upon the number of cadets anticipated to be involved with the event.

Our normal venues are all documented on the Squadron Web page at http://2vandenbos.wordpress.com/squadron-locations/ and are also included in both the weekly email notices and the Squadron online calendar  http://2vandenbos.wordpress.com/calendar/.  With this you will notice that not one single persons home is listed as a valid location of a Squadron activity.

This being said, the purpose of this notice is not to stop cadets from getting together as friends outside of cadets but to ensure parents and guardians are aware of what is and is not a Squadron Activity, i.e. properly supervised cadet activity that is insured and what is just a private get together that is not covered by Military Supervision and League insurance.

In the instance of people who are affiliated with cadets getting together outside of a Squadron activity, the Squadron assumes no responsibility for either supervision of the event or any insurable event that may occur as a result of said event.  Any insurable event that occurs would be between the participants and the landlord of the property or others involved and will exclude the Air Cadet League, DND, Squadron and Staff.

Parents being told that an activity is a Squadron activity that does not fall in line with the above parameters are encouraged to call the Squadron phone at 905-243-8001 for any clarification.

The purpose, as I said before, is not to stop people from getting together but to provide parents and guardians with information to allow them, with their child, to make their own decision on the supervision and insurance available for the event that they have chosen to attend and the Squadron is not sponsoring.

Major Ian Howie
Commanding Officer
2 VandenBos Whitby RC(Air)CS