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161 Weekly Update 21-27 Sep 17 (Gliding)

21 Sep 17
Capt Phinney, A
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Congratulations to the cadets who were promoted or received qualification badges last night. Here are the events for the week:

Thursday 21 Sep 17 – Sea Dogs Hockey Game

Irving Oil has kindly offered us tickets to a Sea Dogs game again this year. We have 50 tickets for the Sea Dogs Vs Halifax Home Opener on Thursday, September 21st. Meet at the entrance to Harbour Station at 6:15 PM. The game starts at 7:00 PM. Dress for this event will be civilian clothing with the squadron t-shirt if you have one. If you still want to go/have a guest who would like to attend, there is a ticket left.

Friday 22 Sep 17 – 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Band practice – dress is civilian clothing and new cadets are welcome to attend. We plan to start drill team next Friday.

Saturday 23 Sep 17 – Gliding (Mandatory Training)

The cadets will be travelling to Miramichi, NB to go gliding. Meet at the armouy at 6:45 AM. The bus is departing at 7:00 AM. Dress for the day is civilian clothing. Wear something comfortable and dress is layers (bring a sweater/jacket) as the cadets will be outside for the entire day. Please do not wear orange. Cadets must bring a lunch and water to drink (there are no restaurants or microwaves on the air field). Supper will be provided for the cadets. We will be return after supper (unless there are weather problems). We anticipate arriving back at the armoury by 9:00 PM but cadets will call when they are on the way home.


Sunday 24 Sep 17 – Marksmanship and Biathlon – 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Armoury

New cadets are welcome to attend. Dress is civilian clothing. Cadets planning to do biathlon should wear sports gear.
Yearbook Meeting/Information Session – 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the ArmouryAny cadets in levels 3 or higher that are interested in helping out with the squadron yearbook by taking photos are asked to attend this information meeting. If you have a camera, bring it with you.

Monday 25 Sep 17 – Flying Scholarship (Ground School Training) – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Simonds High School (527 Office)

Wednesday 27 Sep 17 – Sports Night – 6:20 -9:10 PM at the armouryDress for the evening will be sports gear. We will be completing the Cadet Fitness Assessment. All cadets must complete this at least once a year as a level training requirement and a requirement for promotion over the rank of LAC.


Paperwork – All cadets must return the paperwork to the admin officer (2Lt Kinney) ASAP. This includes enrollment forms, annual validation forms, and detailed health questionnaires. Cadets will not be permitted to attend events (gliding, field training, etc) if this paperwork has not been returned. 

Fund raising

Bottle Drive: We have a bottle drive scheduled for the morning of Saturday 7 Oct 17. We need as many people with trucks as possible to help us out with collecting bottles. If you have a truck and are available to help us with this please let me know. The number of drivers will help us determine how many neighbourhoods we are able to visit.

Tagging: We will be tagging at the local stores from 12-14 Oct 17. Each cadet is expected to do at least one shift. Cadets can sign up for more than one shift. Funds raised are tracked and an award is given to the top fund raiser each year. A sign-up sheet is available on the bulletin board at the armoury. Sign up early to get the time and location that’s best for you.

Upcoming Events:

  • – 29 Sep – 1 Oct 17 – Field Training Exercise (mandatory training for all cadets)
  • – 6-7 Oct 17 – Bottle Drive
  • – 12-14 Oct 17 – Tagging Fund Raiser

For more information on events visit our website:

Recruiting – this year we will again be running a “bring a friend” program. All cadets are encouraged to bring a friend who may be interested in joining cadets. If their friend joins and stays over three weeks the cadet who brought the friend will have their name entered into a draw for a prize.

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.

For more information check out our facebook page and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.