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Weekly Update 20-26 Apr 17

20 Apr 17
Capt Phinney, A
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Good luck to Sgt Hamilton who will be competing in the Provincial Marksmanship Competition and Sgt MacIntyre who will be competing in the Provincial Effective Speaking Competition this weekend.

Here are the updates for the week:


6:45 PM – Senior cadets attending the C7 Marksmanship training weekend/competitions in Gagetown will meet at the armoury and will be transported to Gagetown via bus/mini-van. Cadets will be wearing field training uniform in Gagetown but should bring layers of clothing to wear underneath as the range is outdoors. Bring personal toiletries, towel, shower shoes, etc. Cadets will be returning early Sunday afternoon (approximately 1:30 PM – TBC).

1:00 PM – Squadron history restoration – Parents, cadets, sponsors, staff, and alumni are welcome to help with the project. This will take place at the armoury. If you have any squadron photographs or memorabilia from years past, please let us know.

6:00 – 9:00 PM – Marksmanship, model building, RC flying and flight simulation

6:20 – 9:10 PM – CO’s Parade – Dress is shirt, tie, and tunic
7:30 PM – There will be a parent information meeting for the parents of all cadets who will be attending the trip to Halifax on 20-22 May 17. All permission slips should be returned.

Upcoming Events/Deadlines:
– 5-7 May 17 – Survival Training Exercise (Mandatory training for all cadets)
– 13 May 17 – Irving Nature Park Outing
– 20-22 May 17 – Citizenship trip to Halifax for all cadets
– 27 May 17 – ACR Preparation Training Day
– 4 Jun 17 – Annual Ceremonial Review Parade (Mandatory for all cadets – parents, guests, and the public are welcome to attend)

Many cadets received offers of participation for summer training courses. Please sign these forms and return to the squadron as soon as possible.

Cadets have also received permission slips for the trip to Halifax on 20-22 May 17. Please return these to the squadron as soon as possible. There are 35 available spots. There will be an important parent information session about the trip on 26 Apr 17 around 1930 hrs following our CO’s parade. Parents of cadets attending the trip must attend.

Duke of Edinburgh – Interested cadets were given information and registration forms at an information session last night. The program is open to cadets at least 13 ½. The program complements cadet training well and involes community service, physical fitness, skills, and an adventurous journey. Capt Dickison who works with 1691 Army Cadets will be helping us through the program. Cadets interested in joining must return their form and a $30 registration fee on Sunday evening or next Wednesday. Cadets pay the registration for the book but are refunded if they successfully complete the program. More information about the program can be found at:

Reminder: If a cadet cannot make it to a Wednesday night/regular event, the cadet should leave a message on the squadron answering machine 632-3215. Please do not e-mail Capt Phinney or post on facebook. This will ensure the admin o gets the message and can mark the cadet as excused.

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