Cadet christmas Party

Merry Christmas 
Cadet Families!

It's time to start planning our annual Cadet Family Christmas Party. For our returning Familes, it's going to be much the same as the previous years. For our new families, let me share a few details with you.

WHAT: Potluck Dinner. 
WHEN: Dec 13, 2014 
TIME: 1-4 pm
WHERE: Crossfield Community Centre, 900 Mountain Ave, Crossfield, Alberta.
WHO: is invited, Cadets, Parents, Siblings

A FORMAL INVITATION will follow. With RSVP instructions. 

To have a little bit of food organization, we do have a system. We start planning a little bit early, so the day of our party is nothing but Festive Fun! 

We are asking Cadet Families with LAST NAMES that begin with the letters

A - E .......Meat or Main course 

F - J ........Potatoes or Pasta dishes

K - O........Salads/Vegetables

P - U........Buns/Butter/Cheese/Pickles

V - Z........Dessert

All of these food items, should come cooked! Please bring enough to feed your family, Plus a little extra. 

The Cadet Corps will supply 3 Turkey's, (need volunteers to cook(including stuffing and gravy)), as well as hot and cold beverages. 

Santa will be attending, if anyone would like to get younger sibling photos with him! 

After dinner, there is a Cadet $10.00 gift exchange. Unisex gift. 

If anyone would like to volunteer with set up, or clean up, or kitchen duties, please let Diann know at

If there are any questions concerning the Christmas Party, or a food item, please direct them to Diann at

Range Day Saturday November 29th

Cadets will be participating in a range day, this is 29 November at the Ag Building
97 east lake ramp (where supply is)

This is a mandatory event

Cadets will wear FTU or civilian clothing (please use your discretion, it is really dusty in the basement) bring a snack and water bottle

Each section will go as a team

Section 1 0900-1030
Section 2 1030-1200
Section 3 1200-1330
Section 4 1330-1400
Section 5 1400-1530
Section 6 1530-1700

If you cadet cannot make their times, please let Lt Taylor know and he can rearrange another time for them.

We will need 3 seniors to help coach and set up and take down, lunch will be provided.

All Band Cadets…

Cadets who are going to band camp this weekend you need to be at town and country Center in airdrie 275 jenson drive at 2000 on Friday, pick up is 1700 on Sunday.
Please eat before you go.

Cadets should pack
Civilian clothing
Hygiene kit
Spending money
Wear uniform to travel
Notebook and pen
Footwear for shower
Socks and underwear

Any questions can be addressed to 2Lt Andrew Macfarlane

Remembrance Day Parade


Be at the Genesis Center Field House in Airdrie for 9:30-noon, in FULL DRESS.   This is a MANDATORY event for all cadets.

See you all there

League Deadlines

Honourary Col. Arthur J. Childs Scholarship ApplicationSubmission date:  November 11 of the current year.  This application can be submitted via fax, mail or electronically to the Provincial Office.  Addresses and fax number below.

Criteria and Applications can be found at


Honour Cadet, Honour Officer and Col Lee S. Thompson Award (for the parent or parents of an army cadet who has dedicated themselves to the furthering of the Army Cadet movement)– Submission date: December 31, 2014 for all three.

Selection Criteria and sample nomination letters for Honour Cadet and Honour Officer can be found at

Sample nomination letters for Col Lee S. Thompson can be found at


Photography ContestSubmission date:  December 31, 2014.  Contest guidelines can be found at

Parent Meeting November 12

We will be holding the next parents meeting on November 12th at Ralph McCall School.  The CO of Regional Cadet Support from Winnipeg will be present on this night.  She is in town to inspect our corps, and to see how our corps functions to find out why we are so awesome.  I think we should try to have a turnout like we did at the Military Museum last month to show how our parents support our kids.  I think this is one of the reasons that our corps functions as well as it does.


If you have any items that you would like to discuss at the meeting, let me know and I will add it to the agenda.   I will send out another reminder closer to Nov 12th.


I hope to see you all there.



Leighton Kathler

Parents Committee President

3016 Calgary Highlanders (Airdrie)RCACC

Poppy Tagging

Hello its that time of year where the cadets have to volunteer to help the legion sell poppies. Cadets are not asked to walk around and sell, they sit at a table at a location and simply represent the Canadian Legion and use their manners, while people donate money into the bucket. Cadets should not handle any money.
This is a mandatory activity that all cadets need to participate in to pass their star levels.

This year we have been asked to provide cadets for the crossiron mills mall 1000-1900, I have not got the complete details, however I will start making a list of volunteers. Please email me back with a time slot that works well for you. Ideally I would like one new cadet and one older cadet together so they can show them what we have done in the past and have a responsible cadet there to answer questions. First come first serve time slots.

Please do NOT reply all, just directly back to me.


Time is as follows (I need 1 senior cadet, 2 junior cadets(Green-Silver) and 1 parent for each time slot)

NOV 1 or NOV 8 (2 dates to choose from)

0945-1100 1 senior, 2 Juniors, 1 parent

I will send the completed list out on Wednesday.

If you cant make any of these times the legion is also looking for volunteers on any day 1 Nov-10 Nov, please let me know.

Thanks for your support

Commanding Officer
3016 RCACC