UPCOMING EVENTS

Please note the following upcoming events,

 

– There is Drill Practice at the AKCS school from 17:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. Only 8 Cadets showed up for this. We need to get at least 15 to have a respectable team. Please give it a try and see what you think. This will happen every Sunday evening so a commitment is required.

 

– There will be an information seminar this Tuesday with regards to summer camp. It will be all about how to complete the application form. These forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday January 24th in order to get them all submitted. The seminar will run from 18:30 to 19:30 in the upstairs far classroom. The parent meeting will follow in the same location.

 

– Band practice is available for any Cadet wishing to learn to play an instrument (Bag Pipe, Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum). These are every Monday at Mewata. Please see C.I. West for exact times.

 

– The winter FTX planned for January 20 – 22 has been postponed.  Cpt. Taylor is waiting on Winnipeg to advise what dates are available in February and will advise once we have this sorted out.

 

– Lastly, we have the Airdrie Legion coming in to present a check to the Corps. This will take place in the Gym around 19:00.

DRILL TEAM TRY OUTS AND CADET START UP

There will be Drill Team tryouts this Sunday between 18:00 and 20:00 (6 to 8) at the school with WO Beebe. Anyone wishing to try out for the team is welcome. Please note that if you do join the team you must be committed and able to attend each drill practice. There is a drill competition in April against other Cadets Corps/Squadrons

 

Our first night back to Cadets will be on January 10th. We look forward to seeing everyone back and read for the second half!!

 

Training day this Saturday Nov 19

Saturday November 18 there will be a training day for Cadets to earn a marksmanship level. This will be held at the ag bldg. Due t the number of Cadets and the number of shooting lanes, a schedule has been set up and must be followed unless special circumstances prevent it in which case please let me know. For those unaware of how this is done, the Cadets will be shooting an air rifle and a trained instructor will be on hand at all times.

 

The schedule is as follows,

 

08:30 to 09:00 – 1 Platoon / 1 section

09:00 to 09:30 – 1 Platoon / 2 section

09:30 to 10:00 – 1 platoon / 3 section

11:00 to 11:30 – 2 platoon / 1 section

11:30 to 12:00 – 2 platoon / 2 section

12:00 to 12:30 – 2 platoon / 3 section

13:00 to 13:30 – 3 platoon / 1 section

13:30 to 14:00 – 3 platoon / 2 section

14:00 to 14:30 – 3 platoon / 3 section

15:00 to 16:00 – all members not in one of the above platoons and assisting seniors.

 

As the timings are short, please wait for your Cadet or be back to pick them up within 30 minutes or so of dropping them off.

 

I know that those Cadets gone on ACC will not be available to shoot. A separate evening will be scheduled for them later on.

Remembrance day parade timings

 

Timings:

Cedarwood Station: The following Cadets are to be at site no later than 09:45

Kieswetter (L.)

Peterson

Small (Em.)

Small (Et.)

Rachewiski

Sigler

 

Lt. Lanoway and Mrs Kieswetter will also be present

 

Crossfield: No Later than 09:45.

These Cadets have all been chosen based on their geographical placement. You know who you are already and Mrs. Rent will be at this location.

 

Genesis Place: All remaining Cadets – no later than 09:15.

We will be meeting in the basketball court just across from the swimming pool viewing area.

Just to let everyone know about Genesis Place, they are expecting at least 2000 people so parking will be terrible. Get their early to ensure a spot.

 

Cadets are to be fed and well hydrated prior to arrival.

 

Cadets are to be in full uniform including tie. All Cadets should bring a water bottle.

PARENT MEETING

The next 3016 parent meeting is scheduled for next tuesday nov8 at approximately 1900hrs up stairs.
Look forward to seeing everyone
Thanks
Marci Kieswetter
3016 PAC Chair

Poppy tagging and LAV ceremony

On the weekend of November 5 and 6 we will need Cadets and parents to assist with Poppy Tagging on behalf of the Legion. This is a Mandatory event for all Cadets and it is imperative we have all the scheduled slots filled. Unfortunately it runs at the same time as the LAV III unveiling so that means we will need to make sure we have Cadets at both engagements.

 

We will be tagging at Cross Iron Mills in Balzac and the time slots are going to be as follows,

 

Saturday November 5th10:00 to 19:00

Sunday November 6th10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00

 

We would be running shifts of 1 hour each meaning the Cadet would have to be there for the full hour. We would also like to have a minimum of 3 Cadets there per shift plus 2 or 3 parents. Dress for this is full DEU uniform (that’s the nicer one) with tie.

 

I am looking into creating a schedule and it will be out shortly for everyone to sign up. Remember – we must fill all slots.

 

Also,

 

For the LAV III unveiling, W.O. Beebe will be the person in charge of our Cadets at the ceremony. On Tuesday there will be a sign up sheet for those that can attend this. Please be sure to sign up for this event as it will be a special one.

Walcheren parade change

I was told I missed the Walcheren Parade date as well as there has been a change.

 

The Walcheren parade is tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 26th) however the Regiment has recently come back advising there will not be a Cadet Guard. Based on this, it is optional if you would like to go and or take your child to the event.

Some upcoming events

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!!

Tri sevices ball invite

It is my pleasure to extend an invitation to your cadets for this year’s Tri Service Ball hosted by RCSCC Undaunted. The date for this year’s ball is Nov 5th, and this email serves to provide easy to access information about the event. Normally there is not a high population of army cadets in attendance, so I am helping to promote this eventand increase the amount of green uniforms on site.

 

Let’s just say I happen to know the DJ pretty well, and I know that there will be also be a rock solid Photo Booth on-site!

 

3125 Parents Committee, please distribute to all parents. Officers from other corps, feel free to use this email as a template to pass on.

 

Key Event Information:

 

  • Date: November 5, 2016
  • Location: HMCS Tecumseh (click to view map)
  • Timings: 1900 – 2300 hrs
  • Dress: Formal or Uniform (Full Dress)
  • Guests: Each Cadet can bring One Friend between ages 12-18 (will need their own ticket)
  • Tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door
  • Supervision: The event will be chaperoned by CIC officers & screened adult volunteers

 

This is not a mandatory event and is 100% optional. It is a fun way to meet new friends, reconnect with camp friends, and just have a great time.

 

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Cheers,

 

Jonathan Carpino

Captain

Training Officer

3125 RCACC