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Communications Survey

10 May 20
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Parents, Guardians and Cadets:
We’re doing a survey about the best way to contact you and if you have access to the internet. Please fill it out at your earliest convenience. Only need 1 response per household or cadet family.
We know this was already posted on Facebook, but we’re still looking for more responses.

Thanks

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6CNML97?fbclid=IwAR1KVjK7GM-us2hkzjzzdV-NZTNaMPs5xSUHWI-7BBomN3nq28oi1juEOJI

2020 Branch 69 Legion Bursaries

23 Apr 20
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For cadets planning to attend secondary education in the fall.

Legions give bursaries to students who are Veterans, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Veterans who are in need of financial assistance. Bursaries can be awarded at any stage of university or college. The veteran did not have to belong to the Legion, but descendants of veterans who are/were members of Lancaster branch #69 will be given preference.

Please find the attached application form (PDF). Up to 6 bursaries valued at one thousand dollars each will be awarded.

Applications must be returned to:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Attn: Bursary Chair Allan Stevenson
P.O. Box 27052 R.P.O. Lancaster
Saint John, NB E2M 5S8

No later than July 13th, 2020

Remember, The Legion is a big supporter of Air Cadets and our unit.

Important Reminder

19 Mar 20
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All League tickets and money must be returned to Lt. and Capt. Hutchinson at Personal Auto & Tire, at 451 Rothesay Ave. in Saint John. They are still open.

Stay Safe and Healthy.

Important Update Regarding Cadet Activities

13 Mar 20
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As of this afternoon, all cadet activities including regular training are suspended for 3 weeks. The situation will be evaluated during this time and the suspension may be extended, and we will update with any news that we have when it is made available.

At this time, the earliest 161 would be returning to training activities is Wednesday April 8th. An updated training schedule will be posted once the date to resume training has been confirmed.

Weekly Update Mar 12-18 20

12 Mar 20
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: No optional training

Sunday: Marksmanship: 0800-1500. This is at HMCS Brunswicker and is for those cadets selected to participate only. Any changes to this planned event will be posted on Facebook.
There will be no optional training on Sunday evening.

Wednesday: Regular Training. Dress is t-shirt. Wear a warm winter coat, it is cold out this time of year.
Level 1’s – Do not wear your uniform! Wear civilian clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

League Tickets: All cadets were given Air Cadet League tickets. These are now overdue, if you have any remaining sold or unsold tickets you need to return them as soon as possible.

Important Notes: The following planned events have been cancelled.
– FCpl Gabriel Comeau Memorial Sports Competition
– NB/PEI Band and Drill Team competition
– Greenwood Trip planned for May1-3

Upcoming Events:
– 25 Mar 20: Regional Effective Speaking competition with 527 Simonds.
– 31 May 20: ACR

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.

Weekly Update Mar 5 – 11 20

05 Mar 20
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Here is the weekly update

Saturday: Tri-Service sports competition: 0830-1700. All cadets are welcome to participate, or just come to watch. Events include Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Marksmanship, First-Aid, Fitness Challenge and a Tug-o-War! Bring your own water bottle and lunch will be provided. Dress is sports gear.

Sunday: Marksmanship: 1800-2100. NOTE: This practice is for cadets training for the marksmanship competition only. No other optional activities will be taking place.

Wednesday: Regular Training. Dress is t-shirt. Wear a warm winter coat, it is cold out this time of year.

League Tickets: All cadets were given Air Cadet League tickets. These are an important fund raiser for us. Return your money as soon as all tickets are sold, and if you need more, see any member of the sponsoring committee. These are due back before March 11th. Bring back any unsold tickets.

Effective Speaking: Schedule for speaking:
Mar 11th: Cunningham(WOII), Gaudet(Sgt) and Gaudet(Cpl)

Upcoming Events:
– 18 Mar 20: Regional Effective Speaking competition with 527 Simonds.
– 21 Mar 20: F/Cpl Gabriel Comeau Memorial Cup
– 28 Mar 20: Band and Drill competition
– 1-3 May 20: 14 Wing Greenwood trip – Sign up sheet on bulletin board
– 31 May 20: ACR

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.

Weekly Update Feb 27 – Mar 4 20

27 Feb 20
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: Band and Drill Team: Band from 1800-2000 and Drill Team from 2000-2100. This is a change from our normal Friday training to allow for more practice before the competition in March.

Sunday: Marksmanship: 1800-2100. NOTE: This practice is for cadets training for the marksmanship competition only. No other optional activities will be taking place.

Wednesday: No training due to March Break, but we will be having a fun night at Vegas Entertainment Center from 1800-2100. Snacks and water will be provided, but you should eat before getting there. You must check-in with Lt. Cameron when you arrive.

League Tickets: All cadets were given Air Cadet League tickets. These are an important fund raiser for us. Return your money as soon as all tickets are sold, and if you need more, see any member of the sponsoring committee. These are due back before March 11th.

Effective Speaking: Schedule for speaking:
Mar 11th: Cunningham(WOII), Gaudet(Sgt) and Gaudet(Cpl)

Upcoming Events:
– 7 Mar 20: Tri-Service sports competition
– 21 Mar 20: F/Cpl Gabriel Comeau Memorial Cup
– 28 Mar 20: Band and Drill competition
– 1-3 May 20: 14 Wing Greenwood trip – Sign up sheet on bulletin board
– 31 May 20: ACR

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.

Weekly Update Feb 20-27 20

20 Feb 20
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: Band and Drill Team: Band from 1800-2000 and Drill Team from 2000-2100. This is a change from our normal Friday training to allow for more practice before the competition in March.

Saturday: Senior cadet day: 0900-1600 at the Armouries. Dress is civilian, lunch will be provided.

Sunday: Marksmanship, Flight sim and model building from 1800-2100. NOTE: no recreational shooting, as we are focusing on the marksmanship team practice.

Wednesday: Regular training. Dress is blue t-shirt. Wear a warm winter coat, it is cold out this time of year. If you signed up for Effective Speaking, be prepared to speak.

League Tickets: All cadets were given Air Cadet League tickets. These are an important fund raiser for us. Return your money as soon as all tickets are sold, and if you need more, see any member of the sponsoring committee. These are due back before March 11th.

Effective Speaking: Schedule for speaking:
Feb 26th: Eldridge, Zhang, Finnigan-Raynes, Abujayyab(WOII) and Kinney
Mar 11th: Cunningham(WOII), Gaudet(Sgt) and Gaudet(Cpl)

Upcoming Events:
– 4 Mar 20: March Break Wednesday at Vegas Entertainment Center: 1830-2045
– 7 Mar 20: Tri-Service sports competition
– 21 Mar 20: F/Cpl Gabriel Comeau Memorial Cup
– 28 Mar 20: Band and Drill competition
– 1-3 May 20: 14 Wing Greenwood trip – Sign up sheet on bulletin board
– 31 May 20: ACR

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.

Weekly Update Feb 13-19 20

13 Feb 20
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: Band and Drill Team: Band from 1800-2000 and Drill Team from 2000-2100. This is a change from our normal Friday training to allow for more practice before the competition in March.

Saturday: Service for Cunningham’s mother: Cadets may attend in uniform if they wish. Service will be held at 1300 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 31 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay.

Sunday: Marksmanship/Recreational Shooting, Flight sim and model building from 1800-2100.

Wednesday: Regular training. Dress is blue t-shirt. Wear a warm winter coat, it is cold out this time of year.
Level 1: Wear civies but bring your uniform with dress shirt, tie, boots and polishing kit.
Level 2: Wear civies that you don’t mind getting dirty.
All other levels are to be in uniform.

League Tickets: All cadets were given Air Cadet League tickets. These are an important fund raiser for us. Return your money as soon as all tickets are sold, and if you need more, see any member of the sponsoring committee. These are due back before March 11th.

Effective Speaking: Sign up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board with this years topics. If you are interested in speaking, please sign up. We will hold unit level speaking on February 26th and the zone competition against 527 will be in on March 18th.

Upcoming Events:
– 22 Feb 20: Senior Cadet Leadership Day
– 4 Mar 20: March Break Wednesday at Vegas Entertainment Center: 1830-2045
– 7 Mar 20: Tri-Service sports competition
– 21 Mar 20: F/Cpl Gabriel Comeau Memorial Cup
– 28 Mar 20: Band and Drill competition
– 1-3 May 20: 14 Wing Greenwood trip – Sign up sheet on bulletin board
– 31 May 20: ACR

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.

Band/Drill Team scheduled for Friday February 7th is cancelled

07 Feb 20
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No training due to poor road conditions in and around Saint John, and the continuing freezing rain and freezing drizzle, training is cancelled for this evening.