News from the Squadron Sponsoring Committee

The 2Whitby VandenBos Annual Banquet is this Saturday, May 28th.

Thank you to everyone who is joining us for this year end celebration.

We have a fun evening planned that includes raffles, draws, presentations, a silent auction and dinner.

Enterprise Airlines Hangar
at 5:00 pm
(Doors will only open at 4.45pm)

Dress code: Formal dinner wear
Cadets dress code – Full Dress or Mess dress (Full uniform, white shirt and black bow tie)

** Seating will be assigned so please come to the registration table once you arrive **

Merit Review Board

There will be a Merit Review Board held on Friday, June 3rd for all Flight Sargeants at the Enterprise Airlines Hangar.  All Flight Sargeants are to be at the Hangar for a 7:00 pm start time.


Band Competition

The band has made it to the Central Region finals which will be on May 28th at Base Borden.  The band is competing at 8:00 am and will be heading back to Whitby after they perform.  In order to accommodate the early time for their performance, the band will be staying overnight and having breakfast at Blackdown on Base Borden.

The band will be transported by bus on Friday evening.  Cadet drop-off will be at the Enterprise Hangar at 5:30 pm.  The bus departs at 6:00 pm.  Cadets should arrive in their squadron t-shirt, beige pants and running shoes.

See the Band Competition Note for parents attached for more details on what to bring.


Activities: Week of May 23rd

All upcoming activities are posted below for easy reference. Please check the listing now and ensure you check back periodically as further details may be added.

Band Practice
Tuesday, May 24th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Section Leads to be at the Hangar for 6:30 pm

Drill Team
Wednesday, May 25th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Now limited to the team only.

Jazz Band
Wednesday, May 25th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Limited participation

Boot Shining & Uniform Prep
Wednesday, May 25th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
* Get your uniforms in top shape for the Annual Ceremonial Review!

Supply Night *No supply this week

Regular Training and Annual Ceremonial Review Practice  *Note location*
Friday, May 27th at Iroquois Park Sports Complex – Pad 1
6:45 pm to 9:30 pm
Dress is summer dress

Annual Ceremonial Review
Saturday, May 28th at Iroquois Park Sports Complex – Pad 1
500 Victoria Street West, Whitby

Parade Positions Appointed arrive for 8:30 am
Cadets arrive at 9:00 am with uniform (full dress) in garment bag / on hangers. Remember your tunic and tie.   Lunch will be provided for cadets

Doors open at 12:30 pm for a 12:45 pm parade start and a planned end of approximately 3:00 pm.

Provincial Band Competition
Saturday, May 28th
Details will be in a separate email early next week.  Anticipate a Friday night departure with a return directly to the Annual Inspection on Saturday.

Squadron Banquet
Saturday, May 28th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
5:30 pm to approximately 8:30 pm

Spring Gliding #2
Sunday, May 29th at MountainView
Bus departs from Enterprise Airlines at 7:00 am
Pick up at Enterprise Airlines at 4:00 pm
Sign up (required) with FSgt Poole. Original health card required to board the bus.
Dress appropriately for the weather, including hat. Bring sunscreen.

Upcoming Activities:
Oshawa Young Eagles Rally – June 18th
Quinte International Air Show – June 25th (to be confirmed)

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News from the Squadron Sponsoring Committee – May 12th

Tagging Weekend

We had a great and busy tagging weekend and the credit goes to all our cadets and the support of their families. A big thank you to all the parents, Civilian Volunteers, SSC members and Officers who helped make it a successful weekend. We truly appreciate the help of the parents who volunteered to drive the cadets to their locations and back.

This year for the first time we had screened parent volunteers who were supervising our cadets at all the locations. Thank you to the volunteers who made themselves available for supervising and keeping an eye on all the cadets.

On Saturday, 5 of our cadets participated in the Rotary sponsored Bidi’i race. Also one of our cadets represented the squadron at Lorne Coe’s office re-opening the same day.

On Saturday afternoon, several cadets who completed their tagging shift, stayed at tagging HQ and prepared parachute cord bracelets which in turn they sold for $ 5 each. Celina, our MP, came by as well, purchased some bracelets and wished them well. The cadets decided to donate the proceeds from the bracelets to the Fort McMurray relief efforts.

What an amazing group of cadets at 2 VandenBos!


Annual Banquet   *This Friday is the last day to reserve a spot

All cadets, volunteers, officers and families are invited to attend the 2Whitby VandenBos Annual Banquet. Please join us for this annual tradition, which is a culmination of the squadron year and our way of celebrating the achievements of the cadets.

We encourage all cadets to attend the banquet along with their families.

The evening will include dinner, raffle draws, presentations and even a silent auction.

Kindly visit the SSC table from 6.30 pm to 9:00 pm to reserve a spot.

This Friday, May 13th is the last day to get your tickets.

Event details:

Date: May 28th, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Enterprise Airlines Hangar

Prices are:

Adults $25

Kids (2-11) years of age: $10     Cadets pay $10 as a deposit which will be returned to them when they attend the banquet.

Cheques can be made payable to – 2Whitby RCAC SSC.


Quinte International Air in Trenton – June 25

This event celebrates our Canadian and International military, historical and civilian aircraft through aerial and static displays.

At this time, we are trying to determine if there’s an interest for the squadron to go to the Air Show on June 25. We ask all interested cadets to bring $10 on parade night asap to reserve their spot.

We will book a bus as soon as we determine interest. Cadets will get their $10 back on the bus.

Note: On parade nights, we will have a SSC table only until 9:00 pm. Please come see us before then.

Thank you for all your support!!

Uniforms and Uniform Care

Uniforms are loaned to each cadet at no cost to the cadet.  The care and maintenance of the uniform is each cadet’s responsibility. This includes washing and pressing your uniform and polishing your boots. If you have an issue with sizing or usability, please see us in Supply on a Supply night.  Anything being turned into Supply is expected to be clean for future issue to the next cadet. Supply will not deal with a shirt that you have not washed.