RO 16-20


5 Jan 20

Table of Contents

  • SSC

NOTE: Cadets not able to attend are to call or text the Squadron cell phone (289-440-2641) and leave a
message with their name and why they will not be at cadets.
1. Volunteer Hours
a. OCdt Hannus is accepting volunteer hour submissions until 31 Jan. Please refer to previous WROs
for instructions on how to submit your hours.



NOTE: A copy of the squadron dress regulations can be found under the “References” tab on the Squadron

2. National Course Interview Prep

a. The first of five National Course Interview Prep Training Classes will be held this coming
Wednesday evening (8 Jan) at the MRCC. Of all the classes being scheduled, the first evening is the
most important. All National Course Candidates are to ensure they are present for this lecture.
b. Additional prep dates are the 13, 15, 18, and 20 Jan. The evening classes are being held from
1830hrs-2100hrs and the Saturday class is being held from 0930hrs-1200hrs.
c. Thank you to all the volunteers who have contacted OCdt Hannus so far to help with the practice
interviews. All volunteers should have received an emailed schedule by now. If you wish to help
with the practice interviews, please contact OCdt Hannus at

3. Sports Night

a. This coming Tuesday will mark the first Sports Night/Practice for 62 Squadron, wherein which we
prepare for our Niagara Air Group Sports Competition on 8 Feb.
b. Practice will be held at Centennial Baptist Church (11 Kennedy Road, Grimsby) from 1830-2100hrs.
c. The teams we will be participating in this year are basketball, handball, and volleyball. No previous
experience is required!
d. Any questions can be directed to OCdt Fry at or FSgt Kapsa on a
Friday evening.

4. Flying Scholarship Qualifying Exam

a. Those cadets writing their Flying Scholarship Qualifying Exam this weekend will receive an email
with coordinating instructions.

5. Lord Strathcona and Legion Medal Nominations

a. During a cadet’s career, they are eligible for several honours and awards through various levels of
government, committees, summer training, and at the squadron level.
b. Two awards, in particular, are very prestigious in nature, and are only awarded once a year to two
deserving cadets (one per medal) – if a deserving cadet is found within the squadron. These two
awards are:

a. Lord Strathcona Trust Medal: awarded for leadership and physical fitness
b. Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence: awarded for leadership and citizenship

c. Normally, the two recipients are nominated in other squadrons by the squadron staff to the
Commanding Officer for consideration. Since 62 is such a large unit, sometimes a deserving
candidate is not always visible or known to the staff. As such, around this time we invite the general
squadron to assist us in becoming aware of potential candidates.
d. Should you wish to nominate yourself or another cadet in the squadron, attached to this email is
general information on both and the requirements to be eligible.
e. If you feel that there is a cadet at the squadron worthy of receiving this award, please send a
nomination letter to with the name of the medal and the name
of the cadet you’re nominating in the subject line (ex: Legion Medal – Sgt Smith).
Nominations will be received NLT 17 Jan 2020. Please keep nominations to one page or less,
outlining the cadet’s responsibilities and why they make a good candidate.

6. Female Leadership Day

a. On 25 Jan, 2835 Army Cadet Corps in Niagara Falls will be hosting their annual Female Leadership
Day for all female cadets and staff. Similar to the workshop series in November, this day will feature
prominent female leaders in the community and a guest speaker.
b. The deadline to sign-up is 15 Jan.
c. Please see OCdt Fry for further information if you are interested.