Activities: Feb. 5, 2017

Thanks to everyone that made the 1st CO parade a success.  Major Burns commented about many pairs of shiny boots and overall good dress.  Attendance was strong and reflected of our growing squadron and confirmed increased national camp slots that will be available next year.  Congratulations!

Highlights:

  • Winter Field Training Exercise:  Click Here  for the Annex B – Warning Order and Required Equipment.  For those not attending this weekend, an alternate day will be scheduled in May.
  • New Uniform distribution:  If you haven`t picked up your uniform, please come to supply on Wednesday.  If it is not picked up it will be put into regular distribution. If any Snr cadets have extra accessories – ties, wedges – please return as soon as possible.
  • Remind Sign up:  You may have gotten the reminder this week of the CO parade via Remind.  If you haven’t signed up yet, subscribe to the squadron general ‘remind’ notices at  https://www.remind.com/join/2vanden.  Program level ‘remind’ groups are also active.
  • Ski day:  Thanks to those that have signed up.  Full payment is due for Feb 17.  Full details and costs for the day have been published under a separate post.  Please come with a cheque or exact cash.
  • National Camp Interviews:  Good luck to everyone participating in Saturday’s interviewed.  Be confident that you have worked hard and prepared well.

Summary of this weeks Activities:

  • Monday, Feb. 6, 7pm-9pm:  Debate & Effective Speaking at the Hangar.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:45pm-9:00pm:  Band practice at the Hangar.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7pm-9pm:  Supply night at the Hangar.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7pm-9pm:  Drill Team at the Hangar.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7pm-9pm:  National Interview prep. at the Hangar.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:45pm-9:30pm: Regular training & Parade at the Hangar.
    • Note:  Range is cancelled due to Parade night shifting for Ganaraska
  • Friday, Feb. 10, 5:30pm:  Arrive at the Hangar for Ganaraska weekend
  • Saturday, Feb. 11:  National Camp Interviews.  Pls arrive per your instructions.
  • Sunday, Feb. 12, 3:00pm:  Pick up at the Hangar from Ganaraska
SSC Reminders:
  • Power famil:  Cadets can sign up for Power familiarization for $15.  Please provide payment to the SSC.  Flights will be scheduled based on pilot availability & weather conditions.
  • Lottery books:  There are many cadets that have not yet picked up a lottery book.  Thanks to those that have.  The money raised is important to supporting squadron activities.  The OPC Lottery ticket funds are shared between the selling squadron and the OPC.  Each squadron puts their portion towards their program while the OPC uses their portion to fund the gliding grogram that is available to all squadrons in Ontario.  Books are available on parade nights from the SSC.  Please be sure to get yours if you don’t have it already.  All stubs need to be returned by March 3 to be entered in the draw.
  • Spring Tagging:  Amazing how time flies!!  Please make note in your calendars for March 30 – April 2. This is our big tagging weekend, one of our largest fundraisers.  It is mandatory for all cadets and support from parents, staff and volunteers will be needed to ensure it’s success.
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