Weekly Announcements (19/12/19)

 

Weekly Activities

Band

When: Friday December 20th from 18hr30 to 21hr00

Where: Ottawa Technical Secondary School (485 Donald St)

Other Information: It’s a casual fun night, with potluck, activities, and no instruments.

 

Pipes and Drums Workshop [Cancelled]

Other Information: There is no workshop this week; it will start back up January 10th.

 

Marksmanship [Cancelled]

Other Information: There is no marksmanship this week; it will start back up January 10th.

 

Biathlon

When: Saturday December 21st from 08hr40 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. Barring a heavy snowfall, the ski-trails will, unfortunately, not be open. Wear boots, but bring appropriate trail-running footwear to change into.

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! This is the last practice until January 11th.

 

Senior Ground School [Cancelled]

Other Information: There is no ground school on Monday; all participants will receive an email when it starts back up.

 

Drill Team [Cancelled]

Other Information: There is no drill team practice on Tuesday; it will start back up January 7th.

 

 

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; the cadets who have signed up with CI Perry must confirm their attendance by emailing 211.activities@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Squadron Mess Dinner

When: Friday January 31st (timings to be determined)

Where: Army Officers Mess (149 Somerset St W)

Dress: C2 (white dress shirt and black bowtie)

Other Information: A great annual squadron activity to socialize and have a great meal. Sign-up will be available on Wednesday January 8th, a $5 deposit will be required with sign-up.

 

Space and Aviation Career Exploration Fair

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

Where: Air and Space Museum

Dress: Appropriate civilian attire

Other Information: Exhibitors will be on hand to tell you what working in their field is really like. They can even help you plan the courses you’ll need to get where you want to go! You’ll have the chance to:

  • Meet engineers and scientists, IT and mechanical professionals
  • Talk to designers and developers working with robotics and autonomous vehicles
  • Hear from museum volunteers, who will talk about their past work experiences in the industry

Younger cadets will benefit from the potential sparking of ideas that will keep them in the maths and sciences through high school. Older cadets will also benefit as there will be representatives of colleges and universities talking about programs as well as the industry folks who are looking for good students for coops and internships, summer jobs etc. Older cadets can bring copies of their resumes if they are seriously hunting for a position, if you have a few that are starting to look for work opportunities or even wanting to start inquiring about coops etc. because you are going into related post-secondary programs, don’t be shy! If you are interested in signing up please email 211.activities@gmail.com, by Friday January 10th, as we need to confirm numbers with the organizers.

 

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.

 

CO’s Parade

When: Wednesday January 8th from 18hr15 to 21hr00

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

Dress: Cadets are to be in C1, 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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