Summer Camp Departure Times

Itinerary information is starting to come in now and calls are starting to go out. Please visit this website frequently to see new updated camp information.

Travel Information

  • ALL CADETS WILL DEPART FROM 75 CONSUMERS DR, WHITBY ON (CHUCK E CHEESE PARKING LOT)

Camps Table 2

PLEASE REFER TO THE PREVIOUS POST TO KNOW WHAT TO BRING ON DEPARTURE DAY

There will also be a supply night happening on June 28th, 2017 from 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Regards,

2Lt Farid

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.

Activities Update; Week of May 7, 2017

Recap of weeks activities:  

Lots of activity on Friday night again!  With only a few weeks to go until Annual Inspection, there’s lots going on.  Keep an eye for Friday’s (or Thursday) locations as we’ll be moving around to accommodate different needs.  

Congratulations to the squadron’s new WO1 Beaulieu and Deputy Warrant Office Leone with their respective promotion and new assignment announced on Friday.  With annual inspection quickly approaching this team will be preparing the cadets for a very successful day. 

Also announced were Marksmanship awards for 3 cadets – FCpl Cohen, FCpl Wu, and FSgt Browne. OCdt Davidson congratulated FSgt Browne who received the Distinguished Marksman, meaning he shot two groupings of 5 pellets under 1.5 cm. 

Last was the formal introduction of the squadron’s new Mascot, WO2 E. (Ever) Positive.  Major Burns said he is our cheerleader and supporter to continue to look for the positive as the Major always encourages the cadets and team to do.  Keep an eye on facebook for his adventures.

Things of Note and/or Action Required:

–  Name Badges:  If you do not have a name badge, please let FSgt Durchak know as quickly as possible.  email him at: peytondurcak@rogers.com

–  Lost & Found:  There have been an increasing number of items left behind or switched up between cadets.  Please be sure to take all or your items and only your items when leaving cadet activities.  There are a few items in supply – i.e. a sleeping bag, hoodies – so please pick them up if yours. 

–  May 18 Sports Night & Test Re-Writes:  There will not be parade on May 19 as many will be away on the year end trip.  Instead Sports night will be held on the 18th at Glen Dhu school for sports night.  With proms that evening, we look forward to seeing those that can attend. 

– 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 12:30pm 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:

  • Wednesday, May 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Supply Night – Hangar
  • Wednesday, May 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Drill Team practice – Hangar
  • Wednesday, May 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Run participants sign waivers – Hangar
  • Thursday, May 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Boot shining & uniform prep – Hangar
  • Thursday, May 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Rifle for those signed up w/ FSgt Browne
  • Friday, May 12, 6:45pm-9:30pm: Training and parade Night – Donald A. Wilson
  • Saturday, May 13, 8:00am-12pm:  Bidii Charity Run, James Rowe House, 301 Front St.

Reminders:

  • Summer Camps:  If you’ve been given a camp offer, please return forms to accept or decline to 2Lt Farid as soon as possible.  Also see the above note for those with 6 week camps.
  • Year end trip:  New letters for unfilled spaces continue to be distributed.  Please return ASAP.  FInal deposits are due May 12.  Deposits or questions can be directed to 2Lt Farid, CV Wityszyn or FSgt Peshimam or Sgt Gordon.
  • Remind Sign up:   If you haven’t signed up yet, subscribe to the squadron general ‘remind’ notices at  https://www.remind.com/ join/2vanden.
  • Mini FTX:  Mini FTX was cancelled due to the weather.  It will be noted for cadets who needed to attend and a new date will be set in the fall.  Any questions please see Lt Wainwright.
  • Bidii Charity Run:  Registrations are complete.  If more information is needed, see https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=13597.
  • 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.

Weekly Activities; Week of May 1

Recap of weeks activities:  

On Friday cadets with some help from the SSC thanked all of the volunteers for their efforts and support as part of National Volunteer week.  The treats were yummy and pictures that reflected some of our volunteers were fun to look at.

It was also our CO parade night with inspection and the cadets practicing their drill around the parade square. Lt. Wainwright commented standards were good but could be better.  Boots need focus.

On Saturday, cadets were energetic and enthusiastic as they supported the Girls Take Flight event.  They talked with others about their cadet experiences and were role models for those there to learn about and experience flying.  Thanks to all that participated!

It was a busy weekend for Effective speaking and debate. FSgt Alex Wainwright made 2 VandenBos proud  with his speech on the importance of Vimy Ridge. Debate also represented with intense arguments for and against the resolution that ‘Canada should adopt the use of drone technology as an ethical and effective component of our military defense strategy.

Things of Note and/or Action Required:

–  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.

–  Mini FTX:  If you missed the Outdoor survival/Field Training Exercise in Ganaraska, plan to attend the mini day on May 7 at Heber Down.  Arrive at 8:45am for a 9am start.  Lunch will be provided.  We will finish at 4pm.  Cell service is limited so please plan accordingly.  Pay close attention to the weather and dress accordingly.  This is critical training for promotions.  See OCdt Podesta and Lt Wainwright if you cannot attend.  

Bidii Charity Run:  Saturday, May 13: Cadets will be able to participate in the 5K student run.  Please sign up with FCpl Ford or FCpl Ellison this Friday at the latest and plan on meeting us at the hangar next Wednesday (May 10) with your parent/guardian to sign the entry form.  You will be registered through the Squadron, but if you would like more information, see https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=13597

–  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!

Summary of the upcoming week’s Activities:

  • Tuesday, May 2, 6:45pm-9:00pm:  Band practice – Hangar 
  • Wednesday, May 3, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Supply Night – Hangar
  • Wednesday, May 3, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Drill Team practice – Hangar. 
  • Thursday, May 4, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Boot shining & uniform prep – Hangar
  • Thursday, May 4, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Rifle for those signed up w/ FSgt Browne
  • Friday, May 5, 6:45pm-9:30pm: Training and parade Night – HANGAR

Reminders:

  • Summer Camps:  If you’ve been given a camp offer, please return forms to accept or decline to 2Lt Farid as soon as possible.  Also see the above note for those with 6 week camps.
  • Year end trip:  New letters for unfilled spaces were distributed on Friday.  Please return ASAP.  FInal deposits are due May 12.  Deposits or questions can be directed to 2Lt Farid, CV Wityszyn or FSgt Peshimam or Sgt Gordon.
  • Remind Sign up:   If you haven’t signed up yet, subscribe to the squadron general ‘remind’ notices at  https://www.remind.com/ join/2vanden.

Activities; week of Feb. 26, 2017

Our weekly parades keep getting better!  This week the 1st Shiny Boot award was presented to WO2 Beaulieu, new custom belt buckles with the squadron logo were presented to top trainers Sgt. Sampson and Sgt. Gordon while a fine looking group of new recruits graduated.  Congratulations to everyone!

Summary of the upcoming week’s Activities:

  • Monday, Feb. 27, 7:00pm-9:00pm:  Debate & Effective Speaking (YLP) at the Hangar
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:45pm-9:00pm:  Band practice at the Hangar
  • Wednesday, Mar. 1, 7pm-9pm:  Drill Team at the Hangar
  • Thursday, Mar. 2, 6pm-9pm; Marksmanship team
  • Friday, Mar. 3, 6:45pm-9:30pm:  Effective speaking competition & regular training at Donald A. Wilson

Highlights:

  • Year end trip:  March 3 will be the last date used to calculate snowbird points to determine the initial 50 cadets that will be offered to attend.  Initial letters will be distributed March 9 (correction from Friday) with deposit and final payment details. Cost of the trip will be $250.
  • 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.  Hopefully you received the notice when the squadron settled in and left Ganaraska
  • Tagging:  Mark your calendars for Mar. 30 – April for our Spring tagging weekend.  All cadets are required to cover a minimum number of shifts – more are appreciated.  Parent drivers will also be required.  This is a very important weekend so your help is appreciated.  Please see the SSC newsletter (February) for details.
  • Lottery Books:  Lottery stubs are due back to the SSC by Friday, March 3.  All cadets will need to have sold a minimum of 1 book.  You’ve got 1 week to get it done!!

Activities; Week of Feb. 19, 2017

Hope everyone had a good long weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather!  Considerably different than last weekend at Ganaraska.  Here are the highlights & activities for this week.

Summary of this weeks Activities:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:45pm-9:00pm:  Band practice at the Hangar.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7pm-9pm;  Effective Speaking Competitors prep. in P1
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7pm-9pm:  Drill Team at the Hangar.
  • Friday, Feb. 24, 6:45pm-9:30pm:  Recruit graduation & regular training at Donald A. Wilson

Highlights:

  • Ski day:  You have a last chance to make payment on Thursday to Sgt. Hiltz at the Hangar from 7pm-7:30pm.  Saturday you should arrive with your health card at the hangar at 6:30am for a 7am departure.  No health card, no go.  Bring your smiles and warmest clothes for a fun day!
  • Year end trip:  The year end trip has been approved and the Quebec City was announced as the 2017 location.  March 3 will be the last date used to calculate snowbird points to determine the initial 50 cadets that will be offered to attend.  Initial letters will be distributed March 9 (correction from Friday) with deposit and final payment details. Cost of the trip will be $250.
  • 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.  Hopefully you received the notice when the squadron settled in and left Ganaraska.