Activities: Week of October 24

It was an exciting weekend for our Squadron at the OPC AGM this weekend receiving some great recognition across cadets, staff and the Squadron at large.  Watch for details!

You will notice activities, in addition to the regular weekly activities, increasing over the next couple of months.  Keep an eye on the calendar for updates in addition to those mentioned below.

Most immediately we are looking ahead to Remembrance Day, including the Poppy Campaigns at both the Brooklin and Whitby Legions.  Sign ups will be done on Parade nights for morning and afternoon shifts.  Participation is important as we support the legions that support us.

Activities for this week include:

  • Monday, October 24, 7pm-9pm:  Debate & Effective Speaking at the Hangar
  • Tuesday, October 25, 7pm-9pm:  Band at the Hangar.  Arrive ready to start for 7.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 7pm-9pm:  Drill Team at the Hangar.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 7pm-9pm: Ground School (National Camp qualified cadets)
  • Thursday, October 27, 7pm-9pm:  Supply is Open!
  • Friday, October 28, 6:45pm-8:15pm:  Regular Training at Donald A. Wilson SS
    • 8:15pm – CoC Parade will begin.  All are welcome.

CoC Parade will be the official Change of Commanding Officers.  Please prepare to be in full dress – ties, tunics, medals.  Uniforms need to be to highest standard.  Thursday is supply night if you need anything.  If you need help, reach out to your Flight Commander or a senior cadet.

Other Notes:

All cadets are welcome to participate in Debate, Effective Speaking, Band and Drill teams. No experience is necessary – just a positive attitude and your dedication to bring your best.  New members are still welcome.

“Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”      – Bernard Montgomery, British Field Marshall

Activities: Week of October 17

Many thanks to the staff who shared their time and talent with the L4/L5’s this weekend at Durham Forest.  It was a beautiful weekend of learning and leading.  Pictures will be posted on the facebook page later this week to give you a glimpse into their adventures.

Activities for this week include:

  • Monday, October 17, 7pm-9pm:  Debate & Effective Speaking at the Hangar
  • Tuesday, October 18, 7pm-9pm:  Band at the Hangar
  • Wednesday, October 19, 7pm-9pm:  Drill Team
  • Wednesday, October 19, 7pm-9pm:  Supply is Open!
  • Wednesday, October 19, 7pm-9pm: Ground School for National Camp qualified cadets)
  • Friday, October 21, 6:45pm-9:30pm:  Regular Parade at Donald A. Wilson SS


All cadets are welcome to participate in Debate, Effective Speaking, Band and Drill teams. No experience is necessary – just a positive attitude and your dedication to bring your best.

Parents, you’re welcome and encouraged to attend the end of Parade night to see a bit of the cadets in action, and hear announcements.


Reminder: L4/L5 Training Weekend

A reminder that this weekend, Friday, Oct. 14 – Sunday, Oct. 16.  It is an important training weekend for the L4 & L5’s.  It’s a great opportunity for them to increase their leadership skills and get to know their peer cadets.

L4 & L5 cadets are to meet at the Hangar for 17h30 on Friday, fed, packed and ready to go with their Health Card.  They can wear combats if they have them or clothes from the Warning Order below.


Pick up is expected for 15h00 on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Hangar.



Activities: Week of Oct. 10

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Below is the line up of events for this week.

Activities for this week include:

  • Monday – Holiday
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7pm – 9pm:  Band Practice.  Section Leads to arrive for 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, Oct.11, 7pm – 9pm:  Supply Night – time to exchange uniform pieces
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7pm – 9pm:  Drill Team Practice
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7pm – 9pm:  Ground School
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 6:45pm – 9:30pm:  Parade, Donald A. Wilson school, summer dress
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 5:30pm – L4/L5 – Meet at Hangar – detailed Warning Order below
  • Sunday, Oct. 16, 3:00pm – L4/L5 pick up from the Hangar

L4/L5 Senior Weekend Warning Order:


All are welcome to come out and give effective speaking & debate, drill and band a try, ask questions, see what they’re about.  It was great to see new cadets attending as well!  Also make sure that you have everything for your uniform and are looking proper – supply night is the night.

Have a great week!

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – e.e. Cummings

Welcome New Recruits!

Thank you to all the new families that came out to learn about the 2 VandenBos program on Friday evening.  It was wonderful to see the space overflowing with interest and enthusiasm.  We were pleased to see a few cadets out to activities this week and look forward to seeing more!

Please bring the necessary identification (see the Join Us page for requirements & links) and see Capt. Hutchuk on Friday at the Hangar if you’ve not already completed your registration.  Plan also to join the cadets for the evening and be part of your 1st parade.   Dress for Friday parade nights is black shoes & pants, white shirt and black tie.

If you missed the meeting, it’s not too late.  Come to the Hangar this Friday @ 6:45pm and you can be registered.    For questions in advance, feel free to send a message through the 2 VandenBos Air Cadets (Official) facebook page or to

Thanks Joy and Shelley for allowing us to capture a couple of our newest recruits and to Major Howie, SSC Co-Chair Michelle Hiltz and SSC member Tehmina Peshimam for sharing your knowledge in the program. Enjoy!