The aim of the Air Cadet Program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promote physical fitness; and stimulate the interest of youth in the air activities of the Canadian Forces. The Air Cadet motto is "To learn. To serve. To advance." The Air Cadet Organization originated in the early days of World War II when the war effort required young men to meet Canada's military obligations. 161 C.K. Beveridge Squadron was officially founded in September 1942
Throughout the spring and fall approximately 22,000 air cadets participate in familiarization gliding at regional gliding centres located across the country. Each summer, 320 cadets earn a Transport Canada Glider Pilot Licence through the Air Cadet Gliding Scholarship and 250 more earn a Private Pilot licence.
A biathlon competition consists of a race in which contestants ski around a cross-country trail system, and where the total distance is broken up by either two or four shooting rounds, half in prone position, the other half standing. Depending on the shooting performance, extra distance or time is added to the contestant’s total running distance/time. As in most races, the contestant with the shortest total time wins.
A cadet band is a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions, usually for the Canadian Forces or cadet functions. Our band is a marching percussion ensemble consisting of mallet percussion, snare, tonal bass drums, quad toms, cymbals, and auxiliary percussion with the Drum Major directing the band on parade.
Here we will keep you up to date on recent and upcoming events.
Here is this week’s update: Friday 23 Feb 18: Drill T
Below is some important information about Summer Traini
Level 4 cadets must bring a change of clothing on Wedne
The weather is not on our side again. We are going to c
Due to the snow and potential for bad road conditions b
Congratulations to David Field who was the winner of ou
Congratulations to Madelaine Bedard who was the winner
Here is the information for this week: Friday 1 Dec 17
Thanks again to all of our cadets for their participati
Here is the information for this week: Friday 6 Oct 17
Here is the information for this week: Friday 29 Sep 17
It was great to see so many cadets on parade yesterday.
This Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM will be the first mee
I hope everyone had an excellent summer. We are now gea
Here are the updates for the week: Rib Fest Fund Raiser
Here are the updates for the week: Friday: 3:00 PM –
Drill team and band WILL be happening this evening at t
Training will be cancelled for this evening due to the
We are pleased to announce the launch of 161’s ne