Activities; Week of May 22, 2017

What a great long weekend in Quebec City with 49 cadets and 4 staff learning, exploring, discovering, eating and playing.  Whether it was the Montreal stop to have lunch in front of flaming onion towers, escaping a room using clues to find keys, exploring Old Quebec, running across a bridge high above raging falls, learning to load a musket, enjoying locally made chocolate, rolling down the hills at the Plains of Abraham or cooling off in the pool, it’s hoped that everyone learned something and had fun.


Things of Note and/or Action Required:

–  Party for Band, Debate, Drill, Effective Speaking, & Rifle:  Thursday at Boston Pizza North from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  There will be 2 each of 6 varieties of pizza, wings, brownies and fountain drinks.  Enjoy an evening of social celebration and treats.
–  Spring Gliding:  Final sign ups will be accepted this Friday, May 26 at Iroquois Park for the May 27th Gliding day on Thursday.  Check in with FSgt Wityszyn for availability.
– Annual Inspection:  Please be sure to have this is on your calendar for June 3 in Pad1 at Iroquois Park.  Actual inspection time will be from 12:45pm and cadets will be need to be there early AM for practice – time to be confirmed.  Parents, family, supporters, and general public are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The display of skill from all of the cadets is great to see.  This is mandatory for cadets as their last final training exercise of the year.
–  Banquet:  The SSC is still looking for Auction and Raffle items for the night of the banquet, which will help to bring in much needed funding to next years’ program. Please bring items to Iroquois.
 

Summary of the upcoming week’s Activities:

  • Tuesday, May 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Band – Hangar
  • Wednesday, May 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Supply Night – Hangar
  • Wednesday, May 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Drill Team practice – Hangar
  • Thursday, May 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm:  Year end party for cadets from ES, Debate, Band, Drill and Rifle at Boston Pizza North.
  • Friday, May 26, 6:45pm-9:30pm:  Practice for Annual Inspection at Iroquois Park
  • Saturday, May 27, 6:30am-5:00pm:  Arrive at Hangar for Gliding day for those signed up

Reminders:

  • Year End Banquet:  As the end of the training year is approaching, the SSC would like to extend the invitation to Cadets, Parents, Friends, Families, Staff and Volunteers to the Year End Banquet on Saturday June 10th at 6pm at Enterprise Hangar.  This will be a great evening for all, but space is limited.  Please reserve your seats at the SSC table on Parade Nights (Deadline June 1st).  There is a $10 deposit for each Cadet (which is returned at the door); a cost of $25 for each guest 10 years old and over; and $15 for guests under 10 years old.  Please join us for a wonderful meal, awards, celebrations and a chance to win a draw or 50/50 prize! Please see the posting for how you can help.
  • Summer Camps:  If you were chosen for a 6 week summer camp and are interested in possibly earning coop credits for the time spent, please see OCdt Podesta.

SSC Newsletter; Power Famil & Banquet

For those not going on the trip, there’s a chance to try participate in the Power Familiarization this weekend.  Bring $15 if you want to go and haven’t paid yet.  If you’re wondering more about it check out the pictures on the facebook page from last weekends adventure.  More news about the banquet also included.

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Year End Trip; Reminders

Attention:  Cadets attending the Year End Trip
  • Be at the Hangar for 6am on Friday.  Bus will depart at 7am.
  • No health card, no go!  (Please do not bring passports.  They are not required.)
  • Eat breakfast or pack a few snacks.  We’ll stop in Mtl  but that’s a long time to wait.
  • Uniforms are not required for this trip.  All other standards must be met.
  • Squadron t-shirts will be worn on Sunday.  Please save it for then.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle for use over the weekend.
  • Planned return time on Monday is between 5:30pm-6:00pm

Kit List for reference can be found by clicking here:  Kit List (2)

High level schedule for reference:

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Activities; Week of May 14, 2017

Recap of weeks activities:  

We love good news!  Congratulations to WO2 Leone and FSgt Peshimam for receiving their staffing positions for the summer and to WO1 Beaulieu for receiving the International Exchange offer to explore the UK with other cadets as an ambassador to the squadron and Canada.  We hope you all have a great summer!

Many thanks to the cadets that participated in the Bidii Charity Race.  This is a great community activity hosted by a friend and Rotarian.  Also thanks to Capt. Hitchen, a volunteer pilot with the squadron that took some of the cadets up for a flight on Sunday morning.  It’s always a fun learning experience with the Snr Cadets cheering from the backseat as first time or newer cadets get to feel what it could really like to be a pilot.


Things of Note and/or Action Required:

–  May 18 Sports Night & Test Re-Writes:  We will have a sports night and test re-writes for those required at Glen Dhu school on Thursday, May 18.  There will not be parade on May 19 as many will be away on the year end trip.
–  Summer Camps:  Some locations for the Basic Drill & Ceremonial as well as Basic Training has changed in some cases.  Please check in for new paperwork to sign and return if this is your camp.
–  Spring Gliding:  There will be sign up for the May 27th Gliding day on Thursday.  Check in with FSgt Wityszyn for sign up.
– Annual Inspection:  Please be sure to have this is on your calendar for June 3 in Pad1 at Iroquois Park.  Actual inspection time will be from 12:45pm and cadets will be need to be there early AM for practice – time to be confirmed.  Parents, family, supporters, and general public are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The display of skill from all of the cadets is great to see.  This is mandatory for cadets as their last final training exercise of the year.
 

Summary of the upcoming week’s Activities:

  • Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Band at the Hangar
  • Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Supply Night – Hangar
  • Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Drill Team practice – Hangar
  • Thursday, May 18, 6:45pm-9:30pm:  Sports & Test re-writes at Glen Dhu School
  • Friday, May 19, 6:00am:  Arrive Hangar for year end trip.  Don’t be late.  🙂
    •  Parade night is cancelled since many officers and cadets travelling. 
  • Monday, May 22, 5:30pm:  Pick up from Year end trip – Hangar

Reminders:

  • Year End Banquet:  As the end of the training year is approaching, the SSC would like to extend the invitation to Cadets, Parents, Friends, Families, Staff and Volunteers to the Year End Banquet on Saturday June 10th at 6pm at Enterprise Hangar.  This will be a great evening for all, but space is limited.  Please reserve your seats at the SSC table on Parade Nights (Deadline June 1st).  There is a $10 deposit for each Cadet (which is returned at the door); a cost of $25 for each guest 10 years old and over; and $15 for guests under 10 years old.  Please join us for a wonderful meal, awards, celebrations and a chance to win a draw or 50/50 prize! Please see the posting for how you can help.
  • Summer Camps:  If you were chosen for a 6 week summer camp and are interested in possibly earning coop credits for the time spent, please see OCdt Podesta.

Year End Trip; A couple of spots open

Cadets,  here’s your chance!!

There’s a couple of unexpected spots open for the trip to Quebec City.  Since it’s only 1 week away – leaving 7am on Friday, May 19, returning 6pm on Monday, May 22 – we’re opening it to anyone that has completed their fundraising commitments and hasn’t received an invitation.  The cost is $250 and payment arrangements can be made given the short notice.

If available or have questions, please email CV Wityszyn at judywityszyn@gmail.com before 3pm on Friday, May 12.  If more cadets respond than spots available, a draw will be done.

Thanks.