We have the following upcoming events that we have been requested to attend or assist with. If your child is able to attend, please let us know on Tuesday.
Walcheran Causeway parade –
The Calgary Highlanders (are affiliate Regiment) will be having their annual Walcheran Parade to remember the WWII battle their unit was in. Sr. Cadets (Silver Star and up) have been requested to attend to take part in the parade and Jr Cadets )Green and Red Star) are more than welcome to come and watch and meet some members of the unit. Parents are also welcome to stay for the evening and watch.
The parade is to be held at Mewata Armoury at 801 – 11 Street SW in Calgary. Please arrive between 18:30 and 18:45. The parade should be over by 19:30. There will be a lecture regarding the battle of Hill 70 and all are welcome to attend. The dress for Cadets will be Winter Dress meaning their full uniform except tie.
Officers will be in attendance as well.
LAV Unveiling –
The Airdrie Legion will be having an unveiling of a LAV III (Light Armoured Vehicle) honoring Canadian soldiers at the Airdrie Museum on November 6th. They have requested that Cadets be in attendance to assist and partake with the ceremony.
The Legion is requesting that some Cadets assist with the setup of tents and seating at the museum from 09:30 to 11:00 and then again at 14:15 to 15:00 for take down. If you are able to help with this that would be greatly appreciated and would go towards the Cadets community volunteer time. Dress for this can be either civvies or FTU’s (Field Training Uniform).
I am awaiting confirmation for the actual ceremony timings and will obviously be somewhere between 11:00 and 14:15. Lunch will not be provided and all Cadets attending should bring a water bottle. Dress for this event will be full dress (Tunic, Shirt, Pants, Boots or black shoes, Belt, Tie, Beret/Glenn).
Poppy Tagging and Remembrance Day-
Lastly, further information will be forthcoming with regards to poppy tagging. This is mandatory for all cadets to partake in. All will also be required to partake in the Remembrance Day Ceremonies on November 11th. We are assisting at 3 separate locations. Cadets will be required to be at Crossfield Community Hall, Cedar Wood Station in Airdrie and at Genesis Place in Airdrie. The ceremonies usually commence at 10:30 so it is best to arrive no later than 10:00. These times will be confirmed and parents and siblings are welcome and urged to attend.
Officers, please confirm your availability for Walcheran and the LAVIII unveiling on Tuesday as well.
See you all on Tuesday!!