Important Tagging Information

DATES and LOCATIONS
May 5  (Thursday):
Enterprise Airlines Hangar * this is our regular training night * 
Select Level 3’s will be sent to tagging locations (this does not count as a tagging shift)

May 6 (Friday) and May 7 (Saturday):
Emmanuel Reformed Church
401 Rossland Rd W, Whitby (the church is West of Brock on the South side of Rossland)

May 8 – Sunday:
Enterprise Airlines Hangar

SHIFT TIMES:  Please be on time for your shift.  
Friday:    5:00 – 9:00pm (Cadets are asked to arrive 15 min before their shift (4:45 pm)
Saturday am shift:   8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday pm shift:   12:00 pm – 5.30 pm
Sunday am shift:   8:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Sunday pm shift:   12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

DRESS
Full dress.

PARENT DRIVERS NEEDED
Please sign up with CV Hiltz, CV Clara Bi or see an SSC member if you are available to drive our cadets.

We need Volunteer drivers to drive the cadets to their tagging locations and then pick them up at the end of their shift.

COMMUNITY
Please be professional and on your best behavior always since you are representing the Squadron while tagging.

A lot of people know who we are in the community, especially our community partners such as The Legions, Rotary, etc and other local businesses.

We usually get messages from them after the tagging weekend with feedback on our cadets.

Always remember – we also need to respect the stores that allow us to tag. Please make sure you only stand where you are supposed to and don’t wander around the stores.

TIPS FOR TAGGING

  • Always smile at people
  • Hold open doors
  • Always be polite to everyone
  • Don’t forget to say “thank you”
  • Please keep your cell phones away, in your bag and put it on silent  (Do not check your phone while on shift unless you need to contact the squadron)
  • All cadets are encouraged to bring water, a snack and a cell phone.

 OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  •  The Squadron phone is monitored and answered during the entire tagging weekend.

                                                    905 243 8001.

(This phone number is also marked on all tagging boxes so cadets have the number if they ever need it.)

  • The Squadron tagging email – Tagging@2vandenbos.org
  • Cadets will be given a safety briefing prior to going out to tag
  • We try our best to make sure that we pair junior cadets with a more senior cadet.
  • SSC volunteers monitor all cadets and make sure their boxes do not get too full.

(The boxes are regularly replaced by the SSC if they get full)

  • Screened adult volunteers will be supervising tagging areas and will be close to cadets to make sure they are well.
  • Cadets must have their health card on them at all times.

Note:
Although this year cadets are only required to do 2 mandatory shifts, we encourage cadets who can, to take an extra shift on Sunday, if possible, since we don’t have enough cadets to cover our Sunday tagging shifts.

Activities: Week of May 2nd

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.

Debate Team
Monday, May 2nd at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Band Practice
Tuesday, May 3rd 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 4th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Jazz Band
Wednesday, May 4th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Limited participation

Boot Shining & Uniform Prep
Wednesday, May 4th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Supply Night
Wednesday, May 4th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00pm

Regular Training
Thursday, May 5th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
6:45 pm to 9:30 pm
Dress is full dress
Note: Some cadets (mostly level 3’s) will be going out tagging. Tagging on Thursday night does not count as a shift.

Tagging Weekend – Friday, May 6th – Sunday, May 8th
Friday, May 6th at Emmanuel Reformed Church (headquarters)
4:45 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 7th at Emmanuel Reformed Church (headquarters)
Morning shift:  8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Afternoon shift:  12:00 noon to 5:30 pm

Sunday, May 8th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar (headquarters)
Morning shift:  8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Afternoon shift:  12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Note: Cadets must arrive on time, in full dress. Bring water bottle and a snack. Cadets tagging a full day (morning & afternoon shift) will be provided lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements, if you are tagging a full day.

Upcoming Activities:
Annual Ceremonial Review Practice – May 13th at Iroquois
Annual Ceremonial Review Practice – May 27th at Iroquois
Annual Ceremonial Review & Squadron Banquet – May 28th
Spring Gliding #2 – May 29th

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Congratulations to the 2 VandenBos Band

Last weekend the 2 VandenBos band competed in the Eastern Ontario band competition. The band sounded fantastic and showed a great drill performance both in freestyle and compulsory routines. We would like to congratulate the band in placing second this year in the band competition. We also would like to recognize our Drum Major who placed third in the Drum Major competition.

Excellent job. Bravo Zulu.

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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.

Tagging

Most cadets have signed up for their shifts for the upcoming tagging weekend; thank you.

Those that have not signed up for their two mandatory tagging shifts, please make these arrangements soon. Friday, Saturday morning and afternoon are well covered, and as such shifts are available on both Sunday morning and afternoon.

Funding to run the cadet program  is raised at this local level for each squadron. The local cost to run this program is approximately $85,000.00 each cadet year or in other terms approximately $850.00 per cadet. The cadets raise the funds for all of the school and facility rentals that are required, sports equipment or band instruments purchased, extra meals and extra activities that cadets do. Without tagging and lottery book sales to support the squadron, it would not happen. Many of you have been in other activities such as gymnastics and hockey and know the monthly costs to support those programs. At cadets we try not to ask for money for every activity that is run, instead we need your time to help with fund raising. This is the cost of the cadet program, your time to sell a book of lottery tickets and help with two shifts of tagging in each of the spring and fall. If you have an issue with either please book an appointment through your chain of command with the CO to discuss.