WRO 23-19

Activities for this week ending Thursday February 21st, 2019

1. FRIDAY 08 February 2019- Commanding Officer’s Parade and Squadron Effective Speaking Competition
This week’s Commanding Officer Parade will be very short in favour of the Squadron ES Comp.
SQUADRON EFFECTIVE SPEAKING COMPETITION: This Friday night we will be holding our annual
Effective Speaking Competition at the Church starting at approximately 19:00hrs. We are asking all guests to be
in the church for 18:50hrs.
This night is always a good one for the cadets and speakers. The top two cadets will move on to the regional
competition to represent 62 Squadron in March. (We have won the regional competition the last 3 out of 4 years
and our top cadet moved on to the Provincial Comp in April)
As normal, we do invite parents to come out and enjoy the night with the cadets. There will be a canteen
intermission of 20 min between the Prepared and Impromptu Speeches.
For those not competing, this is a regular parade night and counts as mandatory attendance.
Good Luck to all our speakers!!!!
Dress of the Day – Cadets – No.3
Officers – C-2 (ribbons)
CI/CV – Sqn Civilian Uniform
A copy of the squadron dress regulations can be found here
Cadets are reminded that if they can make the parade night they are requested to call or text
the squadron cell phone of their absence with who they are, date of absence and reason why.
Phone number 289-440-2641

2. BAND PRACTICES RESUME ON WEDNESDAY 06 FEB – Cancelled Monday 04 Feb
Due to high school exams being pushed to Monday and Tuesday this week, we unfortunately will be
cancelling band practice this coming Monday Night in favour of study time for the cadets writing
exams. Regular practice will resume on Wed 06 Feb at 1830hrs. Study for those exams.

3. LEVEL 3 AVIATION TEST AND RE-TEST – FRIDAY 15 FEB 19 – 1st period
Those level 3 cadets who have not written the level 3 Aviation Test or those who failed the previous
test that need a rewrite, this is your advisory that in two weeks on 15 Feb you will be writing the test 1st
period regardless of what is scheduled in the WRO for classes. You will join the scheduled training
upon completion of the test.

4. Effective Speaking Classes
Will recommence on Tuesday 05 Feb at 1830 in the Church
proper. This will be the last practice before the squadron competition on Friday this week.

5. HIGH SCHOOL EXAMS
Due to the poor weather last week; until 4pm on Tuesday 05
February all weekday cadet activities have been cancelled for all High School Students to give
you the opportunity to study. Good Luck on your exams.

6. Squadron Bowl-a-thon – Saturday February 9th 2019 – DESPERATE NEED FOR WII CONSOLES AND LCD PROJECTORS!!
On Saturday 09 February, we will be having our annual squadron Bowl-a-thon/Dance Off in support of
a future sqn trip at the MRCC (Warning Order Attached).
Remember all funds that are raised by the cadet are put directly towards the respective cadet’s future
trip. Cadets do not have to take a pledge sheet to participate in this event as this is a fun event open
to the full squadron.
DESPERATE REQUEST FOR Wii CONSOLES, Wii SPORTS Games and LCD Projectors.
Each year we do require the loan of Wii Consoles along with WII Sports Games and LCD Projectors.
While the squadron has enough screens to make this event happen we only have 3 projectors and no
game consoles. In total we require approximately 8 game consoles and controllers, 8 wii sports
games, 8 projectors. I have had one person come forward to loan a game consoles and associated
controllers, at this time we required the following:
 7 more LCD projectors
 5-7 more Wii Game consoles and controllers
 7 Wii Sports Games with bowling on them.
If you have any of these items which we may be able to utilize, we promise to take good care of them.
Please email Major Leonard availability of items. Thank you.

7. Positive Relations for Youth Training – Sunday 10 February 2019 1700-2100hrs
This is the second session the squadron will be having for all level one and new recruits which did not
attend the first session back in November. PSRY is mandatory training and requirement for level
qualification. Cadets will be advised over the next two weeks of who needs to complete this training.
Of the 26 cadets that were expected last session, only 8 new recruits attended so a majority of you still
need this training.
As separate email will come out shortly detailing those who need to attend and complete this training.
The list will also include those who missed it last year.

8. Drill Team with Arms Practice Cancelled – Tues 05 Feb
Due to the schedule disruption caused by weather last week, Drill Team with Arms Practice is
cancelled this Tuesday Night in favour of the SR NCO meeting. They will resume the next
scheduled night.

9. Sr NCO Cadet Meeting – Tuesday 05 February 1830-2100hrs
This coming Tuesday Night, we will be holding the Senior cadets staff meeting that has been
postponed twice last week for all FSgts and above to discuss various training issues, ideas, and
programs. It is requested that to that largest extent that all FSgts try to be in attendance for this
meeting.

10. Lord Strathcona Trust Medal and Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence Cadet Nominations forms
Each year two cadets are selected to receive one of the two medals listed above. An email with the
requirements for nomination will be mailed out shortly detailing the requirements. Nomination forms
and narratives are to be hand delivered to OCdt Leonard by Friday 15 February. Once all
nominations have been received a board will sit to review the Nominations and the selected cadets will
be advised during our Annual Parade in June.

11. Squadron Easter Food Drive
Starting this Friday 01 Feb until Friday 29 March, 62 Phantom Squadron will be starting a Food Drive in support of the three local
Food Banks located in Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln.
We are asking that cadets each Friday Night bring in one Non-Perishable food item as a
“TARRIF” for attending cadets. The “FOOD TARRIF” IS NOT MANDATORY BUT
ONLY SUGGESTED!!
Cadets will be instructed to form up in their flight with the food item(s). When
attendance is taken an extra flight point will be given for each cadet who brings in a
food item and extra merit points will be awarded to those cadets who participate for
50% of the time, 75% of the time and 100% of the time. (Flight Officers will need to
help track!!!)
Cadets may designate which community their food donation is applied to by placing it in
a specified designated area each week.

12. Nav Canada Aviation Summer Camp Opportunity – “LEAVE THE ORDINARY BEHIND”
Last year Nav Canada, the countries Air Traffic Service provider started summer camp program at its
facility in Cornwall, Ontario aimed at Students entering Grade 10 the following year. Called the
“EXPLORE AVIATION SUMMER CAMP” this all-expense paid camp uses hands on opportunities to
provide young people the explore career choices in aviation. Attached to the cover email is an info
PDF with some information but you will be further directed to Nav Canada’s Website for application
process and full scope of the program.
Should you wish to apply or have Questions regarding the Nav Centre in Cornwall, please see Major
Leonard as Nav Canada is his employer and has spent several months at the Nav Centre in his
training to become an Air Traffic Controller.

Up-Coming Events
05 Feb – High School Exams over – High School Students Stand-up
08 Feb – CO’s Parade
NEW DATE 08 Feb – Sqn Effective Speaking Comp
NEW DATE 09 Feb – Squadron Bowl a thon
10 Feb – Positive Relations for Youth Training
16 Feb – Special Range Team Practice #4
23 Feb – Niagara Air Group Effective Speaking Comp – MRCC
02 Mar – Zone Range Competition – St. Catharines
08 Mar – ACFT – Gym Clothing

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to me at leondave@sympatico.ca or 905-945-2893.
Major/Major David Thomas Leonard, CD
Commanding Officer, 62 Grimsby Phantom Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Canadian Armed Forces
David.Leonard@cadets.gc.ca/ Tel: (H) 905-945-2893 (C) 416-521-5999 (Sqn) 289-440-2641
Commandant, Escadron 62 “Grimsby Phantom”, Des Cadets de l’Aviation Royale du Canada (ECARC)
Forces Armées Canadiennes
David.Leonard@cadets.gc.ca/ Tel: (H) 905-945-2893 (C) 416-521-5999 (Sqn) 289-440-2641