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161 Weekly Update 7-13 Dec 17 (Level 3 & 4 Training Day and Level 5 Workshop)

07 Dec 17
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Congratulations to Madelaine Bedard who was the winner of our first 50/50 draw! There are four more draws left, so bring back any tickets you may have.

Congratulations to our biathlon teams: FSgt Wallace and FCpl Stears, FCpl Fillmore and FCpl Lawless, and Cpl Leduc and LAC Stears who have been selected to compete in the NB Provincial Biathlon Competition in February!

Here is the information for this week:

Friday 8 Dec 17
Drill Team: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the armoury. Dress is civilian clothing. New members are welcome.

Band: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM at the armoury. Dress is civilian clothing. Bring your music.

Saturday 9 Dec 17
Level 3 & 4 Training Day: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the armory (trailer classrooms). This is a mandatory training day for all level 3 and 4 cadets. Cadets will be covering instructional techniques. Dress for the day is civilian clothing. Bring a water bottle and notebook. Lunch will be provided.

Level 5 Workshops: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the armoury (inside classrooms). This is a regionally directed activity that is mandatory for level 5 cadets to complete. Dress for the day is uniform (shirt, tie, and tunic). Bring a water bottle, notebook, and level 5 handbook. Lunch will be provided.

Sunday 10 Dec 17
Biathlon, Marksmanship, Flight Simulation, and RC Flying: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Monday 11 Dec 17
Flying Scholarship: 6:30-8:30 at Simonds High (527 Office)

Wednesday 13 Dec 17
CO’s Parade – 6:20 – 9:10 PM at the armoury. Dress is shirt, tie, and tunic. All 50/50 tickets/money needs to be returned! We will be doing our second draw.

Upcoming Events:
– Wednesday 20 Dec 17 – Christmas Party
– Wednesday 3 Jan 1 – Bowling Night
– Wednesday 10 Jan 18 – Lord Strathcona and Medal of Excellence Applications Due: More information at:

For more information on events visit our website:

75th Anniversary Audio-Visual Yearbooks: These are available for $20 from the squadron office and include photos from the 2016-2017 training year, Freedom of the City, ACR 2017, 75th Reunion, historical photos from the past 75 years, and video interviews with former COs and current cadets. Check out the trailer:

Badges – Several cadets have been recently promoted or have received new qualification badges. Please ensure these are sewn on in the correct place with the proper coloured thread (so as to blend with the badge). Information of where the badges should be placed can be found on our website:

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.