Stampede Letter

878 Banff/Canmore Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets 602 7th Avenue Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 Phone (403) 609-1296 Email: rvanderl@telusplanet.net
APRIL 2016
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CALGARY STAMPEDE CADET BOOTH 2016
1. Once again RCSU (NW) in cooperation with the Calgary Stampede and the Department of Defense will team up to provide an opportunity to promote the Canadian Cadet Organizations to the general public during the Calgary Stampede. 2. The general outline presents two daily shifts of CIC/COATS Staff, League / Sponsor members as well as THREE Cadets, preferably cadets of multiple elements per shift. These “staff” are able to present the best of our program to the general and international public. They will interact with local, regional, national and international members of the public to inform them what our programs are all about.
3. The booth will contain paraphernalia from all three elements including a Sailboat to represent the Sea Cadets, the Flight Simulator for Air Cadets, and a Kayak, Mountain Bike and Climbing Gear for the Army Cadets. We also highlight common training items (biathlon, music, and marksmanship) as well.
4. Through the gracious donations from the Air Cadet and Army Cadet Leagues, we are also able to provide SWAG to give away to interested parties with CADETS.CA emblazoned on them.
5. We are once again looking for SCREENED LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS (one per shift) and CADET VOLUNTEERS (3 per shift) to provide assistance throughout stampede. The ADULT & CADET sign up is available on Facebook. By searching for “CALGARY STAMPEDE CADET INFORMATION BOOTH 2016” and follow the instructions.
6. Contact me with further questions.
RJ VanderLee, CD OPI
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RCSU (NW) PAO (Captain K. Walker)
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ACO Air (Calgary) ACO Sea (Calgary) ACO Army (Calgary) Air Cadet League (Southern Wing) Army Cadet League (Calgary) Navy League (Southern Alberta)

VIMY DAY PARADE INFORMATION – Saturday April 9th

Because we have been fielding a number of questions about this, I am advising you that the Vimy Day Celebrations are taking place at
The Military Museums
4520 Crowchild Trail Sw
Calgary, Alberta
on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, commencing at 12 noon.     We expect Cadets taking part to be on hand by 11:30 a.m.    Family members and friends are invited to accompany Cadets to the Ceremony.
WE ARE ALSO asking each Cadet to bring a non-perishable food item for the Veterans’ Food Bank.
See you then!
Thank you.
Peggy McAllister
Past-Chair
Army Cadet League – Alberta Branch
Southern Zone

CADETS WHO NEED TO GET THEIR GLENS CAN STAY AFTER PARADE FOR THE CALGARY HIGHLANDER GLEN TEST WITH GORD FISH. EVERYONE IS MORE THEN WELCOME TO STAY. PARENTS CAN PICK UP THEIR CADETS AT APPROX 1530 FROM THE MILITARY MUSEUM. THIS WILL BE THE LAST CHANCE THIS YEAR.

Captain T. Mark, CD

 

***MANDATORY*** Vimy Day Parade Saturday April 9th

Vimy Day in Calgary is Scheduled for 9 April 16 from 1200-1430 this year.  The Honourable Col (ret’d) Don Ethel will be the reviewing officer.  The Southern Zone Honour Cadet CWO Morgan Hurst is appointed parade commander.

  1. Parade will be held at the Military Museums
  2. Full dress
  3. Parents are welcome to attend
  4. Cadets can have a tour through the Calgary Highlander exhibit and write the exam to receive their Glen (all new cadets who joined after October 15) Gord Fish (legion Rep) will accommodate this.
  5. Lt. Barton is the OPI

HUNTERS ED COURSE AND UPCOMING FTX INFORMATION

On Saturday 12 March cadets will be receiving the HUNTERS ED course. Cadets must be at AKAS at 0800-1800. Cadets will be provided lunch, please bring snacks and water bottles.

Cadets must also bring a pen and HIGHLIGHTER. Civilian Clothing.
 
This course is only offered every two years, if your cadet would like this training they MUST attend Saturday and they MUST attend next weekend 18-20 March 2016.
 
If cadets already have this course there will be other training offered next weekend including .22 shooting and survival activities. Cadets will build their own shelter and stay outside on Saturday night. They must have proper clothing and sleeping bags,  KIT LIST is here  Exercise Kit – Alford Lake
 
ALL CADETS MUST BRING THEIR OWN SLEEPING GEAR FOR THIS FTX. 
 
Cadets will be eating fresh rations, so please let us know about any allergies.
 
AG BUILDING (eat before you come)
 
18 MARCH Bus drop off at 1700
20 MARCH Pick up at 1530 
 
KIT CHECK next week 15 March 2016. MANDATORY 

COCO BROOKS PICK UP TONIGHT AT 1830!!!!!!

Just a reminder that Tonight Tues Mar 8 at 1830hrs at the school is the time to pick up your coco brooks order. If you are unable to pick up your order you will need to make arrangements with someone else to pick it up for you as we have no storage capabilities. ‎Please do not plan to pick up at end of evening as the drivers that will have picked up would like to not hang around all night plus product is all frozen.

Changes are happening. Volunteers needed

You may have noticed that we are slowly making changes to the web page.  Please be patient, as the website is run by 1 volunteer who is learning as they go.

We are always looking for some help.  If you or someone you know has experience and is willing to help take on the task of helping with the website let the parent committee know.

We are also in need of some parents to be a part of the fundraising committee.  We need some help from parents to find new ways to fundraise, and to help organize those fundraisers.  If you are interested please let someone from the parent committee know.  (Marci Kieswetter, Michele Hogg, Lori Lowery or Tammy Rent).\

Stay tuned for more changes….check out the tabs at the top of the screen

Swim night – Tues Feb 9th @ 1830

Cadet night on 9 Feb 2016 is at genesis place in Airdrie 

1830-2100.

 
Cadets will form up and get attendance done and then swimming will start at 1900. If your cadet does not want to swim for some reason please let Capt Taylor know. This is a cadet night so cadets are required to attend.
 
 
Please meet at 1830 by field house.
 
 
If you decide to bring electronics please bring a lock, we ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE for any thing that is lost or stolen!

Coco Brooks Sale starts Feb 1!!!!!!!!

Good morning – here is the invite link for coco brooks – each seller can now use the below link to create a log in, sign in and order any products. They can also send an invite from their own account to friends and family. All payments and orders or order sheets can be printed right from their own accounts. This link is linked to 3016’s campaign and we are trying to go moneyless which means each person pays for their own and no money is to be collected by the unit. This should simplify things and prevent a loss in money to the unit. The campaign goes live on the 1st, closes on the 23rd and the pick up is the 8th of March. I hope this answers most questions. Have a great day.

 

Travis

https://fundraising.cocobrooks.com/invite/verify?code=gaspy-slide

gaspy-slide – invite code

Ski Trip in March

Cadets will have the opportunity to go on a ski trip to SUNSHINE VILLAGE on the 5 March 2016 0630-1800. This includes rentals, ski lesson and lift ticket.

Please let me know if your cadet would like to attend. I  need to know height, weight, if they need lessons,  rentals and their age.

Cadets will have to bring their own lunch and a charge of $20 for transportation. (due by  25 February)

 
There may be a trip to the HOT SPRINGS in Banff if we can work out timings with the bus company.

The first 40 cadets will be chosen by the star level officers, dress, deportment and attendance will be taken into consideration.

I also need 3 parent volunteers and 1 parent to stay at the lodge.

 
Thanks