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161 Weekly Update 16-22 Nov 17 (Biathlon Competition & Santa Claus Parade)

16 Nov 17
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Thanks again to all of our cadets for their participation in the various Remembrance Day events.

Here is the information for this week:

Friday 17 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. Bring any Christmas decorations that you would like to use to help decorate your instruments.

Saturday 18 Nov 17

Zone Biathlon Competition: Competitors are to meet at 8:00 AM and staff are to meet at 7:30 AM Samuel de Champlain School. Dress in layers as cadet will be outside for most of the day. Hats, mitts/gloves, and a jacket are required. Bring a water bottle. Lunch will be provided. Spectators are welcome. Cadets should be finished by 3:00 PM.

Saint John Santa Claus Parade: Meet at the Telegraph Journal Parking lot (corner of Crown St and the Causeway) for 4:30 PM. Dress for the parade is uniform with parka. Wear your winter coat if you do not have a cadet parka. We will have some extra parkas available for those that do not have one. If you have your own Santa hat, you may wear this with your uniform (if not, wear your cadet toque and we will lend you a hat). Cadets should wear black gloves or mittens. Band must be present with instruments. All cadets are encouraged to participate in this event. Participation is credited as community service hours. We are #18 in the parade line up. If you happen to show up late, we will be lining up on the Causeway. The parade ends in the North End. Cadets can be picked up in the parking lot near the Subway in the North End. Note: There are no washrooms on the parade route.


Sunday 19 Nov 17

Santa’s Arrival at McAllister Place: The band will be meeting at 1:30 PM at Mall Entrance #1 (between Lawtons and H&M). Dress is shirt, tie, and tunic. The band will be playing for Santa’s arrival. The cadet should be finished around 2:30 PM.

Marksmanship: 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Note that there will NOT be regular biathon practice this week. The flight simulator will also be available.

Monday 20 Nov 17

Flying Scholarship: 6:30-8:30 at Simonds High (527 Office)

Wednesday 22 Nov 17
CO’s Parade – Dress is shirt, tie, and tunic. Parents/guests are welcome to watch.

Upcoming Events:
– Saturday – Sunday 25-26 Nov 17 – Band Seminar (Gagetown)
– Wednesday 29 Nov 17 – Senior Course Applications due
– Saturday 11 Dec 17 – Level 5 Workshops (mandatory for level 5 cadets)

For more information on events visit our website:

Fund Raising – Cadets were given a book of six 50/50 tickets to sell as part of our next fundraiser. The tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Tickets must be returned by December 6th.

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 website at, our facebook page, and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.