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Weekly Update 18-24 Oct 18 – Halloween Party

18 Oct 18
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Here are the updates for the week:
Friday: Drill Team 1800 – 1900, followed by Band from 1900 to 2130 at the armoury

Sunday: Biathlon, Marksmanship, and Flight Simulation – 1800 to 2100 at the armoury (Note that RC Flying and Model Building will be starting soon)

Monday: Ground school from 1830 to 2030 at Simonds High School

Wednesday: Halloween Party with 527 RCACS. Meet at Simonds High School from 1830 – 2100 hrs. Go in to pool entrance (next to the football field). Dress is costume (no full face masks).

Annual Validation and Detailed Medical Forms – All returning cadets must bring back these forms ASAP.

Upcoming events:

– 26-28 Oct 18 – Gagetown Band Seminar. Cadets will be meeting at the armoury on Friday evening at 1830 hrs. The bus will be departing at 1900 hrs. Dress for the event will be uniform (t-shirt and tunic with parka). Cadets need to bring the following:

  • Pyjamas
  • Toiletries/personal hygeine items
  • Towel/facecloth
  • Shower sandals
  • Instrument
  • Music folder/pencil
  • Water bottle
  • Civilian clothing for Saturday evening/Sunday (including shoes)
  • Cadet parka

Cadets will be staying the the barracks at Argonaut CTC. All meals will be provided. Cadets will be returning home on Sunday around 1600 hrs.

– 31 Oct 18 – No training – Happy Halloween

– Poppy Campaign (various dates) – please sign up for a shift

– 10 Nov 18 – Level training weekend, this is for Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 cadets. More information will be going out soon
– 11 Nov 18 – Remembrance Day, we will be attending the service in Grand Bay-Westfield.

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

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 Meunier 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 our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Cadets starts up this week – Wednesday 5 Sep 18

02 Sep 18
Capt Phinney, A
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This is just a short note to let you know that cadets will be starting up for the new training year this week.

Wednesday 5 Sep 18Regular training (6:20 PM – 9:10 PM) Dress is civilian clothing. If you need uniform parts exchanged, please bring them.

Saturday 8 Sep 18 – Sunday 9 Sep 18 Senior Cadet Training Weekend (8:00 AM Sat – 4:00 PM Sun). This activity is mandatory for all level cadets in levels four and five. Dress is civilian clothing. Meals will be provided. Bring a sleeping bag.

Wednesday 12 Sep 18Change of Command Parade/Training Night. Dress is full uniform (shirt, tie, and tunic). Guests are invited to watch the parade which will start at 7:00 PM.

This will be my final update as Commanding Officer as Capt Meunier is taking over for this training year. It has been a please being your CO and I look forward to seeing you at the Change of Command Parade.

Weekly Update 31 May – 6 Jun 18 (Field Training Exercise)

30 May 18
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Congratulations to all of the cadets on their outstanding performance at the Annual Ceremonial Review last Sunday. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us.

This week:

Friday 1 Jun 18 – Sunday 3 Jun 18: Field Training Exercise – Mandatory training for all cadets. Meet at the training site on the Kingston Peninsula (about 1 km past Elmhurst Outdoors 65 Ganong Rd. Erbs Cove, NB) on Friday evening at 6:30 PM. Training will finish on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM.

The kit list for each cadet includes:
• Hiking boots (rubber boots and sneakers) –it may rain on Saturday so extra footwear would be a good idea
• Sleeping Bag (extras are available if cadets so not have their own)
• Sweater
• Toothbrush/ paste
• 4 – 6 pairs of socks (wool)
• Warm PJs
• Mittens/ gloves
• Warm pants (Three)
• Undergarments
• Deodorant
• Face cloth/Hand towel
• Soap/hand sanitizer
• Rain Coat
• Reusable plastic/metal cup
• Toque
• Female personal hygiene items
• Flashlight
• Warm Jacket

Cadets are not permitted to bring:
• Knives
• Electronics (mp3/cd players, gaming systems, cell phones etc)
• Weapons
• Lighters
• Illegal substances, alcohol, or cigarettes
• Make-up
• Pets (dogs, cats, etc)

Directions can be found on the website at: https://161aircadets.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Kit-List-and-Directions.pdf

Wednesday 5 Jun 18 – 7:00 PM: Summer Training Information Session for all cadets selected for summer training and their parent/guardian. Cadets will receive joining instructions for their summer courses and will be issued or sized for clothing required for the CTC. Dress is civilian clothing.

6:30 PM: Sponsoring Committee meeting – Anyone wishing to join the sponsoring committee for next training year is invited to attend the meeting. Elections will be held for various executive positions.

BOTTLE DRIVE: We are looking for volunteers with trucks or trailers that can help us out at our spring bottle drive scheduled for 9 Jun 18. If you have a vehicle that you are able to use to help us collect bottle, please let us know.

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Weekly Update 24-30 May 18 (Annual Ceremonial Review)

23 May 18
Capt Phinney, A
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This is our Annual Ceremonial Review weekend so here are the updates:

Friday 25 May 18
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill Team practice at the armoury
7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice at the armoury

Saturday 26 May 18
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: ACR Practice and Set-up. All cadets should be in attendance. Bring a lunch and water bottle. Bring anything you need for displays.

Sunday 27 May 18
9:00 AM – 4:00PM: Annual Ceremonial Review – Cadets should arrive at 9:00 AM for set-up and practice. Bring a lunch and water.
Parents and guests attending the ceremony are asked to be at the armoury by 1:30 PM.
Parents are asked to bring sweets, sandwiches, or a tray (fruit/veggie/cheese). The parent/sponsoring committee will be calling parents with more details about it. Thanks again to all the parents for their support.

Wednesday 30 May 18
Sports Night: 6:20 – 9:10 PM – Dress is sports gear.

Upcoming Events:
– Fri 1 Jun – Sun 3 Jun 18 – Field Training Exercise (Mandatory training)
– Sat 9 Jun 18 – Bottle Drive (AM)

BOTTLE DRIVE: We are looking for volunteers with trucks or trailers that can help us out at our spring bottle drive scheduled for 9 Jun 18. If you have a vehicle that you are able to use to help us collect bottle, please let us know.

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Weekly Update (17-23 May 18)

17 May 18
Capt Phinney, A
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Here is this week’s update:

Friday 18 May 18
No drill team or band.

Sunday 20 May 18
NO training

Wednesday 23 May 18
ACR Prep: 6:20 – 9:10 PM – Dress is civilian clothing. All cadets must bring their boots with polishing kits and their full uniform on a hanger (in a bag). Cadets should ensure they wash their uniforms. All cadets should have proper hair cuts. Band must bring their instruments. Cadets should bring anything they need to work on ACR displays.

Upcoming Events:
– Sat 26 May 18 – ACR Practice and Set-up
– Sun 27 May 18 – Annual Ceremonial Review Parade (Mandatory – friends and family are welcome to attend)
– Fri 1 Jun – Sun 3 Jun 18 – Field Training Exercise (Mandatory training)

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Weekly Update (10-16 May 18)

10 May 18
Capt Phinney, A
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Here is this week’s update:

Friday 11 May 18
Drill Team: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Band: 7:00 – 9:30 PM
This is our second last practice for the year. Please make an effort to attend.

Tagging at Superstore East: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Cadets signed up are: LAC Mason, LAC McGraw, LAC Rice, and AC Richardson

Sunday 12 May 18
NO training

Wednesday 16 May 18
Regular Training – 6:20 – 9:10 PM. Dress is t-shirt and tunic. Instructors should check the trg schedule.

Upcoming Events:
– Sat 26 May 18 – ACR Practice and Set-up
– Sun 27 May 18 – Annual Ceremonial Review Parade (Mandatory – friends and family are welcome to attend)
– Fri 1 Jun – Sun 3 Jun 18 – Field Training Exercise (Mandatory training)

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

Duke of Edinburgh Award: We have found some sponsorship for participants of this program. Any cadets who are not yet participating in the program and are 14 years or older and are interested in participating in the program should see Capt Meunier. More information about the program can be found at: https://www.dukeofed.org

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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Drill Team and Band Canceled – Check back for Updates on Sand Bagging at 6:00 PM

04 May 18
Capt Phinney, A
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We are canceling drill team and band for this evening.
We are looking into helping with sand bagging. Right now they have sufficient sand bags and don’t need our help but we will confirm again at 6:00 PM and will update the page at that time to let everyone know.

Weekly Update (19-25 Apr 18) Band and Drill Competition

19 Apr 18
Capt Phinney, A
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Here is this week’s update:

Friday 20 Apr 18
Drill Team – 6:00-7:00 PM at the armoury
Band – 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the armoury (Those assisting with props are asked to attend)

Saturday 21 Apr 18
Provincial Band and Drill Competition – Cadets will meet at the armoury at 6:20 AM. Dress is full uniform, shirt, tie and tunic with Cadet parka. Cadets will be transported to the competition site in Gagetown by bus. Lunch and supper will be provided (box lunches) but cadets are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Cadets are expected to depart Gagetown at 5:00 PM and return to Saint John around 6:30 PM. We will have cadets call when they are on their way home. Anyone wishing to watch the competition is welcome to meet us at L-33 at CFB Gagetown. To get to Bldg L-33: Enter the main gate of the base (Tilley Ave) and go to the end of the street. Turn right onto Ganong St. L-33 will be the first large building on the left. There should be lots of busses and potentially cadets in front of the building. The competition begins at 8:00 AM. Our band will likely perform after 9:00 AM based on the current order.

Sunday 22 Apr 18
Recreational Marksmanship, Model Building, RC Flying, Flight Simulation – 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Wednesday 25 Apr 18
Sports Night – 6:20 – 9:10 PM – Dress is sports gear. All communication survey and CTC offers of participation “camp forms” must be signed and returned. If you were not there to receive a survey, a copy is attached. Communication survey

Upcoming Events:
– Thu 3 – Sat 5 May 18 – Tagging Fund Raiser (All cadets must sign up for at least one shift) – See the attached list. Cadets will be asked to sign up this week.
– Sat 26 May 18 – ACR Practice and Set-up
– Sun 27 May 18 – Annual Ceremonial Review Parade (Mandatory – friends and welcome are welcome to attend)

Tagging Schedule: Note that the All Day shifts and the 12-5 PM shifts will be divided into shorter time slots.

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

Duke of Edinburgh Award: We have found some sponsorship for participants of this program. Any cadets who are not yet participating in the program and are 14 years or older and are interested in participating in the program should see Capt Meunier. More information about the program can be found at: https://www.dukeofed.org

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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Good luck to the band and drill team who will be competing in the provincial competition this weekend!

Weekly Update 12-18 Apr 18

12 Apr 18
Capt Phinney, A
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Here is this week’s update:

Friday 13 Apr 18
Drill Team – 6:00-7:00 PM at the armoury
Band – 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the armoury

7:00 PM – Marksmanship team will be departing for CFB Gagetown from the armoury. They should return on Sunday evening around 6:00 PM.

Saturday 14 Apr 18
Band Practice – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Samuel de Champlain School (67 Ragged Point Rd). Bring your instrument, music, water bottle, and a lunch.8
Drill Team Practice – 4:00 – 5:00 PM at Samuel de Champlain School

Sunday 15 Apr 18
Model Building, RC Flying, Flight Simulation and Band (Prop building) – 6:00 – 9:00 PM Not there will be no range set up this week.

Wednesday 18 Apr 18
Regular Training – 6:20 – 9:10 PM. Dress is t-shirt and tunic. Instructors should check the trg schedule. All communication survey and CTC offers of participation “camp forms” must be signed and returned. If you were not there to receive a survey, a copy is attached: Communication survey.

Upcoming Events:
– Sat 21 Apr 18 – Provincial Band and Drill Competition (Gagetown)
– Thu 3 – Sat 5 May 18 – Tagging Fund Raiser (All cadets must sign up for at least one shift)
– Sat 26 May 18 – ACR Practice and Set-up
– Sun 27 May 18 – Annual Ceremonial Review Parade (Mandatory – friends and welcome are welcome to attend)

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

Duke of Edinburgh Award: We have found some sponsorship for participants of this program. Any cadets who are not yet participating in the program and are 14 years or older and are interested in participating in the program should see Capt Meunier. More information about the program can be found at: https://www.dukeofed.org

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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Good luck to the marksmanship team who will be competing in the provincial competition this weekend!

Weekly Update (5-11 Apr 18)

05 Apr 18
Capt Phinney, A
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All AIR CADET LEAGUE TICKETS MUST be returned this week – sold our unsold! Please return any offers of participation for the CTC.

Here is this week’s update:

Friday 6 Apr 18
Drill Team – 6:00-7:00 PM at the armoury
Band – 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the armoury

Saturday 7 Apr 18
Drill Team Practice – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the armoury

Sunday 8 Apr 18
Marksmanship Team, Model Building, RC Flying, Flight Simulation and Band (Prop building) – 6:00 – 9:00 PM Shooting will be limited to the marksmanship team in preparation for next week’s competition

Wednesday 11 Apr 18
Regular Training – 6:20 – 9:10 PM. Dress is t-shirt and tunic. Instructors should check the trg schedule. All CTC offers of participation “camp forms” must be signed and returned. All League Tickets must be return (sold or unsold).

Upcoming Events:
– Sat 14 Apr 18 – Band Training Day at Samuel de Champlain
– Fri 13 Apr 18 – Sun 15 Apr 18 – Provincial Marksmanship Competition
– Sat 21 Apr 18 – Provincial Band and Drill Competition (Gagetown)

For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

Duke of Edinburgh Award: We have found some sponsorship for participants of this program. Any cadets who are not yet participating in the program and are 14 years or older and are interested in participating in the program should see Capt Meunier. More information about the program can be found at: https://www.dukeofed.org

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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Congratulations to FSgt MacIntyre who was the winner of last night’s Effective Speaking Competition and will be advancing to the provincial competition.