Weekly Announcements (30/01/20)

BRAVO ZULU to the squadron biathlon teams who competed this weekend. Racers showed outstanding sportsmanship and esprit de corps.  Everyone gave their very best, and the squadron was very competitive, with one racer being just four seconds off from a spot at the provincial races. Congratulations to you all, and enjoy a well-earned sleep-in on Saturday!


Weekly Activities

Band [Cancelled]

Other Information: No band for 211 cadets this Friday.


Pipes and Drums Workshop [Cancelled]

Other Information: No workshop for 211 cadets this Friday.


Marksmanship [Cancelled]

Other Information: No marksmanship this Friday


Biathlon [End of Season]

Other Information: Biathlon is done for the rest of the season.


Drill Team [Cancelled]

Other Information: There is no drill team practice on Tuesday February 4th, all cadets are required at the uniform clinic.


Junior Ground School [Starting Soon]

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

Where: NDHS classrooms



Single Activities

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). This event is mandatory for all drill team members.


Winter FTX

When: Friday February 7th to Sunday February 9th (timings TBD)

Where: Low, Quebec

Other Information: All participants have been given the kit list for the FTX.


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.


Kiwanis Bed Race

When: Saturday February 15th (timings TBD)

Where: TBD

Other Information: All pledge forms are to have been handed in on January 29th.


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.


Speaking Engagement – Retired Snowbird Pilot

When: Thursday February 20th at 19hr30

Where: Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

Other Information: All are welcome to join us at the EAA Chapter 245 Ottawa February meeting at the Canada Aviation and Space museum! Former RCAF fighter pilot and EAA 245 member Mike Ayling will be doing a presentation and chatting about becoming a pilot with the world famous Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic display team. To be followed with a bit of plane-talk chatting with a cup of hot cocoa. https://www.facebook.com/events/457470331807381/


Training Night

When: Wednesday February 5th 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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