Weekly Announcements (16/01/20)


Weekly Activities

Effective Speaking Workshops:

When: The next 3 Thursdays (Jan 16th, 23rd, and 30th)

Where: NDHS Classroom 230



When: Friday January 17th from 18hr30 to 21hr00

Where: Ottawa Technical Secondary School (485 Donald St)


Pipes and Drums Workshop

When: Friday January 17th from 18hr30 to 20hr00

Where: Robert E. Wilson Public School (373 McArthur Ave)

Other Information: If you have any interest in pipes and drums, even if you have no prior experience and are just curious, please come out to the workshop and learn more.



When: Friday January 17th from 18hr30 (for returning cadets) or 19hr00 (for new this year) to 21hr00

Where: QMO (142 Chemin Freeman)



When: Saturday January 18th from 09hr30 to 14hr00

Where: QMO (142 Chemin Freeman)

Other Information: This practice is open to only current participants



When: Saturday January 18th from 08hr45 to 13hr30

Where: Camp Fortune

Dress: Dress warmly, in layers – the forecast is for a cold morning. A toque is mandatory, and thin gloves (for shooting) under warm mitts are highly recommended.

Other Information: Bring plenty of drinking water (there is no potable water on site), and a lunch. The region requires you to your provincial health card at practice. FSgt Rudin-Brown will be waiting at the base of the trail with the squadron banner, and the team will walk together up to the chalet at 08hr55. Please clearly communicate pick-up time to your parents in advance as there is NO CELLUAR signal on site, and you will not be able to call /text them. Please review the 211 Squadron biathlon handbook. If you have any questions, don’t reply to this email, but to 211squadronbiathlon@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP!


Senior Ground School

When: Monday January 20th from 18hr30 to 20hr30

Where: NDHS classrooms

Other Information: This is the last day of Senior Ground School, we will be practicing for interviews, therefore only those applying for Glider/Power are required.


Drill Team

When: Tuesday January 21st from 18hr30 to 20hr30

Where: Gym 2 at NDHS

Dress: Civilian attire with parade boots and wedge


Junior Ground School [Starting Soon]

When: Monday February 3rd from 18hr30 to 20hr30

Where: NDHS classrooms



Single Activities

Inter Squadron Bowling Competition

When: Saturday January 18th from 14hr00 to 16hr30

Where: West Park Bowling (1205 Wellington St W)

Dress: Appropriate civilian attire, clean socks for bowling and no jewelry

Other Information: All spaces are filled at this time.


Glider and Power Exam

When: Saturday January 18th at 13hr00

Where: Hull Armoury

Dress: C3


Ottawa 67’s Game

When: Saturday January 25th from 14hr00 to 16hr00

Where: TD Place Arena (1015 Bank St)

Dress: Appropriate civilian attire

Other Information: The squadron has been given approximately 30 tickets to see an Ottawa 67’s game, if a cadet is interested in going they are to email 211.activities@gmail.com.


Regional Biathlon Competition

When: Saturday January 25th to Sunday January 26th (timings TBD)

Where: Camp Fortune

Other Information: Only those cadets selected to compete will race in the teams vying to attend the provincial level races, but there will also be house league races for all other cadets.  It is always a LOT of fun for everyone!  Team lists will be posted on Jan 20th. Parents able to volunteer should email 211squadronbiathlon@gmail.com. Spectators are more than welcome! Come show the spirit of 211!


Squadron Mess Dinner

When: Friday January 31st arrive no later than 18hr15

Where: RCAF Officers’ Mess (158 Gloucester St)

Dress: C2 (white dress shirt and black bowtie)

Other Information: A great annual squadron activity to socialize and have a great meal. The last night for sin-up is Wednesday January 22nd, a $5 deposit will be required with sign-up.


Uniform Clinic

When: Tuesday February 4th from 18hr30 to 20hr30

Where: NDHS Gym 2

Other Information: It is highly recommended for all first-year cadets (not just those in Level 1 but also any who were accelerated to a higher level) to attend, but the event is open to all. Cadets will be shown how to care for, maintain, and prepare their uniforms, and should bring their boots, polishing kit, and pants (with all items labelled with the cadets’ surnames).


Winter FTX

When: Friday February 7th to Sunday February 9th

Where: Low, Quebec

Other Information: This FTX is open to level 3’s and above, there are 15 spots available for any interested cadets, please email 211.activities@gmail.com to sign-up.


National Course Interviews

When: Saturday February 8th (timings TBD)

Where: Hull Armoury

Dress: C3

Other Information: The cadets with the best exam results will be contacted to do interviews during the week of January 20th.


Space and Aviation Career Exploration Fair

When: Tuesday February 11th from 18hr00 to 20hr00

Where: Air and Space Museum

Dress: C3

Other Information: Sign-up has closed. All cadets signed up need to confirm their attendance with CI Perry or WO2 Hatzis.


Kiwanis Bed Race

When: Saturday February 15th (timings TBD)

Where: TBD

Other Information: Please stand by for more information


Effective Speaking Competition

When: Saturday February 22nd from 13hr00 to 17hr00

Where: Air and Space Museum

Other Information: Any cadets interested in participating in the effective speaking competition or learning more about what it entails, are to email 211.activities@gmail.com.


Other Events and Information

Updated Cadet Guidebook

All cadets, especially new ones, please be aware of the updated Cadet Guidebook, which you can download in PDF format from the home page of the squadron webpage.  The cadet guidebook will help you understand how the squadron works and provide you with the knowledge of what you need to know to properly function in the squadron.   It is to your great benefit to familiarize yourself with this resource.  You don’t have to download it, but you should at least go through it online.  It’s there to access whenever necessary.


Kiwanis Bed Race Fundraising

All cadets have been given pledge forms and should be collecting pledges. Each cadet will receive one fundraising point for each $50 collected (fundraising points are required in order to participate in the year end trip). There will be a prestigious award presented at the Annual Ceremonial Review to the top fundraising cadet. The money collected will go directly to cadet activities, including team shirts and sweaters, year end trip and other cadet functions.


Training Night

When: Wednesday January 22nd from 18hr15 to 21hr00

Where: Drop-off and Pick-up are at NDHS

Dress: Cadets are to be in C3, and any cadets without a uniform are to dress in a white shirt, black pants, and black shoes.


Woman's legs standing in slushy snow with a red prohibited symbol superimposed on top

It is now the winter season, so a reminder to all cadets and parents that outdoor shoes are NOT allowed in the gym.

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