On Friday October 17th, at Closing Parade, we will be welcoming Matt Cardwell and Ian McCutcheon.
Matt is the owner of 2 local pubs, a member of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce, the founding member of the Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals, former Whitby Dunlop hockey player and a proud supporter of our 2 VandenBos Whitby Air Cadet Squadron.
Ian is a Whitby Chamber Member, involved with Business Development at ServiceMaster of Durham, who have been supporting 2 VandenBos for the past few years, and is on the Executive of the Whitby Dunlops.
Matt and Ian had the privilege of taking a private flight with one of our finest Cadets over our tagging weekend and are thoroughly impressed with what they have seen of our squadron, and what our cadets are able to achieve with hard work and perseverance.
Parents, please join us on Friday for our closing parade. Matt and Ian will speak about teamwork and what it takes to succeed in business. They have also arranged for $2 tickets for all cadets, their family members and their friends to attend the Home Opener of the Whitby Dunlops vs. Welland Whalers on October 25th!
Matt and Ian, on behalf of the Whitby Dunlops, will be donating the proceeds of each ticket sold by 2 VandenBos Whitby Air Cadets right back to our squadron!
“It takes a village to raise a child”. 2 VandenBos RCACS is part of that village for over 100 cadets. Over the training year we will introduce other community members who are helping 2 VandenBos in many ways. This week, please join us as we welcome Matt Cardwell and Ian McCutcheon to our “village” during Closing Parade at Enterprise Airlines Hangar on Friday October 17.
Have a great evening out with family and friends while supporting our Squadron! Purchase Whitby Dunlops Home Opener tickets for $2 each (no limit)! Tickets will be available on Friday, October 17th at The Enterprise Airlines Hangar.
Air Cadet League - OPC Lottery Books
Cadets should have picked up their lottery book by now. If you haven’t, you must come and get one asap in order to be eligible for the year end trip and for all social events. SSC subsidizes social events and the year end trip. Selling a minimum of 1 book is a requirement. In order to pick up your booklet, you need to bring a post dated cheque for $ 50. Come see us if you have any questions.
Cheques are made payable to: 2 Whitby RC Air Cadet SSC
Annual Banquet News
The banquet that had been scheduled for November 22, 2014 has been POSTPONED to May 2015.
A recent decision was made to have our annual banquet in May. This will allow for all cadets and families to participate (both recruit courses). We will no longer have a year end BBQ; all the awards and prizes that we normally hand out at the year end BBQ will now be handed out at the year end banquet in May.
We are still accepting raffle prizes for the banquet. If you have anything to donate, please see Mr. Rankin.
Power Familiarization — Almost ready to get you off the ground!!
For only $ 15, cadets will learn all about power aircraft and even get to fly!! Cadets will go up in groups of 3 at a time and the flight can last anywhere from 40 to 50 minutes. Cadets get to experience the preflight planning process, aircraft set up, airport environment from a pilot’s perspective and much more!
Recruits can also pre-pay; they will fly only after they graduate.
We still have a couple of items for sale. New items coming soon.
The league has stopped printing the drill manuals at this time. We know they are very popular among our air cadets, so we are in the process of printing some on our own; we will let you know when they become available.
Canteen & Canadian Tire money
THANK YOU to all the families that have generously donated these items and who continue to donate. We are always accepting canteen items and Canadian Tire money.
Come see us at the SSC table.
All squadron families (new recruits included)
Please stop by our SSC table when you drop off your cadet for a short SSC presentation. It will start at 7pm and talk about the plans for the year ahead ( re fund raising, sponsorships, social activities, etc).
Tagging Weekend THANK YOU
Thank you to all families and friends who helped make tagging weekend a success! All cadets should be proud of what they accomplished together as a team.
See you this Friday at Enterprise Airlines Hangar (our major sponsor!)