211 Squadron – Weekly Announcements (February 28th 2019)
Pictured above is a 211 Air Cadet recently competing in a Biathlon competition (an Olympic Sport).
Please make sure that you properly and clearly read all of the below details.
Secondly, please make sure that before attending a Cadet activity following a significant weather event, that you first verify the squadron calendar available on the squadron website or the Facebook page to ensure the activity is still ongoing.
Band this Friday at Ottawa Technical Secondary School, 485 Donald St, from 18:15 to 20:30. For any questions, please contact FSgt Hatzis.
Junior Ground School
Junior ground school will be Monday March 4th at 6:30pm at NDHS.
There will be a marksmanship practice this Friday March 1st from 1900 to 2100 at the QMO (142 Chemin Freeman).
Drill Team Tuesday March 5th at NDHS from 18:30 to 20:30.
Explore Aviation Summer Camp (deadline Friday March 8 2019)
Do you know a teen Who has what it takes to leave ordinary behind this summer?
With the success of last year’s inaugural camp, NAV CANADA is Announcing the second edition of the Explore Aviation Summer Camp for teens this summer. Female students Who Attended the camp last summer HAD Such an amazing Time That this year, a camp for young men will be making its beginning.
To encourage the next generation of young leaders to soar to new heights, Explore Aviation Summer Camp will offer 24 young women and 24 young men entering Grade 10 (or secondary 4 in Quebec) insider access to learn how aviation works in Canada, and about the people who help keep aircraft flying Safely. This one week, all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to explore exciting career choices in aviation to allow participants to experience the power and potential of a science education, and to be empowered to reach for success.
Who can apply:
Students Reviews entering Grade 10 or secondary 4 in September 2019
NAV CENTER in Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa
Young women: July 14-19, 2019
Young men: August 11-16, 2019
Paid for by NAV CANADA Bursaries
To inspire teens to explore Their personal and career potential in aviation
Participants will be selected from across Canada by a committee Composed of NAV CANADA aviation professionals. Applicants must submit an essay of 350 to 500 words explaining why They Want to Explore expected Aviation Summer Camp. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader must be included with the application.
The Application deadline is March 8, 2019.
If you know a teen who is a good fit for this program, please visit NAV CANADA’s website for more information here.
For cadets who are in grade 12, don’t miss the opportunity for various scholarships provided by Air Cadet League of Canada. For those who are interested, please visit: aircadetleague.com.
Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence (deadline Friday March 15th)
The criteria for the medal is below and it is open to all levels of cadets. The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Cadet medal of Excellence is awarded in recognition for individual endeavours in citizenship that meet or enhance the aims and objectives of the cadet movement. The medal may be awarded only once to any one individual.
The main objective in awarding the RCL Cadet Medal of Excellence is to emphasize the citizenship aspects of the cadet program.
To be eligible for consideration, a cadet must meet the following conditions
- Met all requirements of the corps annual mandatory and optional training programs
- Have participated in a minimum of three community service events (more weight given to events outside of the cadet program) in addition to those supported by the cadet unity through the LHQ program
- Regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet
- Enhance the cadet corps through
- Co-operation with peers and subordinates
- Promoting goodwill and morale within the corps
- Aiding in the development of group identity and cohesiveness
- Supporting and assisting fellow unit members
- His/her involvement in the local community
All the cadets interested in being considered for the medal should send an e-mail to Cpt Fortin before March 15th 2019. They must provide their intention and include all the community service hours and details of the community service (since it is one the criteria of the medal). We will consider the community service only for the current training year (from September 2018 to now). The contact information for the signatory each community service activity must also be included.
Regular Training – CO’s Parade (Wednesday March 6th @ NDHS)
Wednesday is a CO’s Parade, cadets are to be in winter dress, so make sure your uniform is in tiptop shape.
March Break Fun Night (Wednesday March 13th @ McArthur Bowling Lane)
During March break the squadron will be having a bowling and pizza party during on the regular training night. It will be at McArthur Bowling Lane, 175 McArthur Ave, Ottawa from 18h39 to 20h30. Places are limited, so cadets need to register with FSgt Hatzis as soon as possible.