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161 Weekly Update (14-20 Dec 17 – Christmas Party)

14 Dec 17
Capt Phinney, A
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Congratulations to David Field who was the winner of our second 50/50 draw! There are three more draws left, so bring back any tickets you may have.

Congratulations to 2Lt Cameron and 2Lt Kinney who received their commissioning scrolls last night!

Here is the information for this week:

Friday 15 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 16 Dec 17
Reading with Reed: 9:50 AM – 11:00 AM – Cadets who have been tasked to help will meet at the East Branch Library for a community service event aimed at promoting literacy to toddlers. If you know of any toddlers, feel free to bring them. There will also be crafts and games. Dress is civilian clothing with squadron t-shirt.

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

Monday 18 Dec 17
Flying Scholarship: 6:30-8:30 at Simonds High (527 Office)

Wednesday 20 Dec 17
Christmas Party – 6:20 – 9:10 PM at the armoury. Dress is civilian clothing – wear an ugly Christmas sweater is you have one. Cadets are invited to bring a potluck snack item if they are able. All 50/50 tickets/money needs to be returned! We will be doing our third draw.

Upcoming Events:
– Saturday 6 Jan 18 – Ground School Training day for those writing the GPS or PPS exams
– Wednesday 10 Jan 18 – Lord Strathcona and Medal of Excellence Applications Due: More information at:
– Wednesday 10 Jan 18 – Sponsoring Committee Meeting

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:

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.