Weekly Announcements 20190411 [Update 20190112 1255 Hrs]

FSgt Hernandez and FCpl Aqiqi oon Tag Day

Please see updates below in Orange.

Weekly Announcements – April 11th, 2019

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.

 

Weekly Activities

Band

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 April 15th at 6:30pm at NDHS.

 

Marksmanship [Update:  20190412 1255 Hrs]

Marksmanship practice has been cancelled for Friday April 12th from 1900 to 2100 at the QMO (142 Chemin Freeman).

 

Drill Team

Drill Team Tuesday April 16th at NDHS from 18:30 to 20:30.

 

Single Activities

Spring Tag Day (Saturday April 13th)

This is an important squadron function, so please plan to attend.

Important!: You need two fundraising points to attend the year-end trip. Fundraising points are acquired at the rate of 1 point per shift (morning or afternoon). If you want to attend the year end trip and have not participated in a previous fundraising event or tag day, you will need to complete both morning and afternoon shifts on this tag day. For cadets participating in both the morning and afternoon shifts, lunch will be provided. Looking for all cadets to come out for the morning, afternoon or all day (pizza lunch for those staying for the whole day!)

This is an important event for the squadron as it’s an opportunity to:

  • Represent 211 in our community awareness about our program
  • Raise funds for Squadron activities
  • Earn fundraising points required to be eligible for the year-end trip (each half day = 1 point…2 points required for the year end trip)
  • Have the opportunity to practice speaking in public

Parents:

While most cadet activities are run entirely by the Squadron, Tag Day requires the participation of parent volunteers to make it a success. If you are a parent and available to drive cadets to their location and to stay with them for half a day or all day, please send an email to Squadron Support Committee member Carol Ann Hartung at cahartung@gmail.com

Tag Day Timings and Location Info:

The Tag Day Staging Area Location will be the same as last year – 1924 Wembley Avenue, Ottawa Ontario on Saturday April 13th, 2019.

First Shift: 0815 Hrs

Second Shift: 1215 Hrs

Tag day ends at 1615 Hrs.

Cadets are to arrive at 1924 Wembley Avenue, Ottawa before their shift start time. Cadets will be driven to their respective tag day locations. They will be picked up and returned to 1924 Wembley Avenue, Ottawa at the end of their shifts.

Many cadets will participate in both shifts to maximize their fundraising points. Tag day success has a direct impact on the frequency and quality of events that cadets enjoy during the year. Please plan to attend and give your very best to support the Squadron.

 

Spring Field Training Exercise (Friday April 26th – Sunday April 28th)

The squadron’s spring FTX is scheduled for the weekend of April 26th – 28th. Details on sign up and the kit list are still to come.

 

Other Announcements

Scholarship Opportunities

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: https://aircadetleague.com/for-cadets-squadrons/awards/scholarships/

 

Regular Training Night (Wednesday April 17th @ NDHS)

Next Wednesday is a regular training night in winter dress.

It may be spring, but a reminder to all cadets and parents that outdoor shoes are NOT allowed in the gym.

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