Weekly Announcements (23/01/20)


A special thank you to the Barrhaven Lion’s Club for supporting the 211 Biathlon team with some wonderful new team jackets that not only look great and be a practical addition to our equipment, but will also provide a visible 211 presence and unity over the next number of years!


Weekly Activities


When: Friday January 24th from 18hr30 to 21hr00

Where: Ottawa Technical Secondary School (485 Donald St)


Pipes and Drums Workshop

When: Friday January 24th 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 24th from 18hr30 (for returning cadets) or 19hr00 (for new this year) to 21hr00

Where: QMO (142 Chemin Freeman)


Drill Team

When: Tuesday January 28th from 18hr30 to 20hr30

Where: Gym 2 at NDHS

Dress: Civilian attire with parade boots and wedge


Effective Speaking Workshop:

When: Thursday January 30th from 18hr30 to 20hr30

Where: NDHS Classroom 230


Junior Ground School [Starting Soon][New Start Date]

When: Monday February 10th from 18hr30 to 20hr30

Where: NDHS classrooms



Single Activities

Ottawa 67’s Game

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

Where: TD Place Arena (Gate 2)

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. OCdt Weinberg will be out in front of Gate 2 at 13hr30 to hand out the tickets to see the game.


Regional Biathlon Competition

When: Saturday January 25th from 12hr00 to 16hr00 and Sunday January 26th from 08hr45 to15hr30

Where: Camp Fortune

Dress: Dress for the weather

Other Information: All racers and guests are to bring food and plenty of water. All cadets participating have been given their race day and category. It is always a LOT of fun for everyone! Parents able to volunteer should email 211squadronbiathlon@gmail.com. Spectators are more than welcome! Come show the spirit of 211! All racers must bring their health card.


Squadron Mess Dinner

When: Friday January 31st arrive no later than 18hr15 to 21hr15

Where: RCAF Officers’ Mess (158 Gloucester St)

Dress: C2 (white dress shirt, black bowtie, and no wedge) or C3 (blue dress shirt, black tie, and wedge)

Other Information: A great annual squadron activity to socialize and have a great meal.


National Camp Mock Interviews

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

Where: NDHS

Other Information: This will be an opportunity for any cadet participating in the National Camp Interviews to learn practical interview skills.


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 (cadets will be provided their time slot by OCdt Weinberg)

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 [Cancelled]


Kiwanis Bed Race

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. This is the last week to gather bed race pledges, and all cadets should have hit their $50 goal by now. Additional forms can be downloaded here: https://211aircadets.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-Bed-Race-Pledge-Form.pdf Please return your pledge forms and money collected by Wednesday January 29th, 2020. The bed race will take place on Saturday February 15th with timings and location to be determined.


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.


Sports Night

When: Wednesday January 29th from 18hr15 to 21hr00

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

Dress: Cadets are to be in appropriate athletic wear.

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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