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161 Weekly Update 2-8 Nov 17

02 Nov 17
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Here is the information for this week:Here is the information for this week:

Thursday 2 Nov 17

Poppy Campaign: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (or 8:30 for Costco): Dress is uniform with shirt, tie, and tunic. Your supervisor will meet you at the location with the poppies. Schedule is attached. If you have any issues, please contact Capt Meunier.

Friday 3 Nov 17

Drill Team: 6:00 – 7:00 PM. New members are welcome. Dress is civilian clothing.
Band: 7:00 – 9:30. Dress is civilian clothing

Saturday 4 Nov 17

Poppy Campaign: Various shifts – see schedule. Contact Capt Meunier if you have any questions.
Teddy Bear Fair: Volunteer opportunity for cadets who are working on their DofE. 1691 Army Cadets are volunteering at the hospital all day and have opened it up to our DofE cadets. Contact Capt A. Phinney if you are interested.

Sunday 5 Nov 17

Church Services (Grand Bay and KV): Various local churches have asked for cadets to participate in Sunday’s Remembrance Day service. Those who signed up can contact the staff member if charge if they have questions. Dress is shirt, tie, and tunic.
Marksmanship and Biathlon: 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Dress is civilian clothing

Monday 6 Nov 17

Poppy Campaign: 6:00 – 9:00 PM – See schedule. Contact Capt Meunier if you have any questions.
Flying Scholarship: 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Simonds High School

Tuesday 7 Nov 17

Poppy Campaign: 6:00 – 9:00 PM – See schedule. Contact Capt Meunier if you have any questions.
Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing Candlelight Vigil: 6:15 – 8:15 PM at Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing (422 Bay St, Saint John, NB E2M 7L4). There will be refreshments and time to speak with the veterans following the ceremony. Dress is shirt, tie, and tunic. We are encouraging any cadets who are available to attend this ceremony.

Wednesday 8 Nov 17

Sports Night – Dress is sports gear.

Parent Open House/Information Session – 6:30 – 7:00 PM – The Commanding Officer will be available to meet with parents to discuss what the mandatory training program entails, what optional training options the squadron has for cadets, summer training opportunities (camp), and how you can help. If you have any questions or just want to find out more about the program or policies, please come in. We will be in the portable classroom (trailer outside the armoury).

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday 9 Nov 17 – Sea Dogs Game – There are 23 tickets available for cadets to attend the Support the Troops Game. Cadets who have signed up for the poppy campaign have to opportunity to attend this game. Please let Capt A. Phinney know or sign up on the the bulletin board for the game.
  • Friday 10 Nov 17 – Remembrance Day dinner – Thank you to the cadets who signed up
  • Saturday 11 Nov 17 – Remembrance Day Parades (mandatory for all cadets). The squadron parades at River Valley Middle School in Grand Bay but there are 8 spaces available for cadets to attend the Harbour Station Ceremony. If you are interested in going to Harbour Station, please see FSgt Wallace.
  • Saturday 18 Nov 17 – Zone biathlon competition
  • Saturday 18 Nov 17 – Saint John Santa Claus Parade (mandatory for band members)
  • Sunday 19 Nov 17 – McAllister Mall – Santa’s arrival- Saturday
  • Sunday 25-26 Nov 17 – Band Seminar (Gagetown)
  • Saturday 11 Dec 17 – Level 5 Workshops (mandatory for level 5 cadets)

For more information on events visit our website:

Squadron Clothing: We are looking into making 161 branded clothing available for purchase. Before doing so we would like to see how many people would be interested and what types of clothing/products most desirable. Please take a minute to fill out our short survey:

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.