Activities: Week of December 11

Activities: Week of December 11

It was another busy week for the cadets.  The effective speaking team met and introduced the Toastmaster partner who will lead the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) for 20 cadets getting us off to a quick start on January 9th.  Mr. Darrell’s expertise and sense of humor will be a great addition to the team.  The band wrapped up their seven holiday performances with the final being at the Chartwell Retirement Residence.  They played and led a sing-a-long that the resident’s enjoyed immensely.

Thursday evening presented a highlight of the week when Lieutenant Erdelyi was promoted.  Tri-Service on Friday was fun for many cadets who dressed up for a dinner and dance hosted by 151 Chadburn for all Air, Army and Sea cadets.  The ladies looked elegant and the gents dapper as they spent time with their squadron and rekindled friendships with others from summer camps.  Saturday wrapped up the week with an exciting tour of the CC-130 on a rare visit to Oshawa.  Learning about the aircraft, the jumpers, and missions, the cadets got a chance to see it’s operations first hand.

A reminder that pictures from most activities can be found on our facebook page 2 VandenBos Whitby Air Cadet Squadron (Official).  Check out below for instructions on how to like and share the page so you as well as family and friends can follow the Squadron’s activities, see what we have going on and catch glimpses of cadets they may know.

Highlights for the upcoming week:
  • DRPS Toy Drive:  The last day for contributions to the Food & Toy drive will be on Friday when they will also be picked up and readied for distribution.  See Sgt Cook if you have questions.
  • Mess Dinner:  This will be a fun opportunity to enjoy the evening in a traditional mess setting.  Watch for more details and a last minute chance to sign up! 

Summary of this weeks Activities:

  • Monday, Dec. 12, 7pm-9pm:  Debate & Effective Speaking at the Hangar.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13, Band is CANCELLED for this week.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7pm-9pm:  Supply night at the Hangar.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7pm-9pm:  Drill Team at the Hangar.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7pm-9pm: Ground School (Nat’l Camp qualified cadets)
  • Friday, Dec. 16, 6:45pm-9:30pm: At the 420 wing, 1000 Stevenson North, Full or Mess dress. 
  • Dec. 23 regular training is cancelled.  Enjoy the holidays!
  • Cadets can sign up for Power famil for $15.  Please provide payment to the SSC. Flights will be scheduled based on pilot availability & weather conditions.
  • All cadets need to pick up their lottery books who haven’t already done so and start to return their stubs for the draw.


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