Activities for the week ending Thursday May 30th, 2019
1. FRIDAY 17 May 19 – Regular Parade Night
We continue with regular scheduled training as per the WRO portion of the Message of the week. Cadets are to pay attention to the dress change for this coming week.
Dress of the Day – Cadets – C-2B (No Tunic nor Tie)
Graduating Cadets who have not had their picture taken last week are to wear C-1
Officers – 3A
CI/CV – Sqn Civilian Uniform
A copy of the squadron dress regulations can be found under the cadets Tab of the squadron Web site: www.62phantomaircadets.ca
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
2. Summer Training/Measles and Other Contagious Viruses
We are sure that most if not all parents have been informed via news media the recent outbreak of Measles in the United States as well as confirmed cases in the Ontario. While Public Health is addressing each case individually, there is a responsibility for all in taking steps to prevent the contraction of the virus. DND Medical has issued instructions to Region Commanding Officers and Summer Training Site Commanding Officers of steps to be followed as well as instructions regarding Summer Training for 2019. Attached to this WRO is Letter for Cadet Families regarding this matter and some vaccination information. This letter also serves as a vaccination reminder for all cadet families. New this year, Cadets will be asked to have a copy of their Immunization Record Book when attending summer training. While the attached letter is just a part of our communication on the item, Staff are available to discuss the full content with each family should you have any further questions. During the Summer Training Briefing, the CO or designate will communicate further the full communication from region. This is your opportunity to address your son or daughters individual immunization to ensure they are up to date on all immunizations as applicable to ensure their safety.
3. Warrant Officer Merit Review Boards – Postponed (maybe til September)
A decision has been made in conjunction with Regional staff to postpone the Warrant Review Boards until a Region Board being planned on 08 Sept 2019 in the new cadet training year at the MRCC. This decision was not taken lightly however the availability of Region and Detachment staff to sit on the boards was the major factor.
4. Squadron Spring FTX – 24- 26 May 2019 – Military Skills Competition
The squadron is planning a Spring FTX 24-25 May 2019 where the cadets will compete in flights and apply the knowledge they have learned from the Fall FTX. This is the opportunity for those who missed the fall FTX to gain credit for their level requirements by attending this FTX. Warning Order is attached for this event. We would like to have as many cadets participate as possible to that we can sign off on their respective Field Training requirements for the year. Sign up sheets will be out on Friday Night for those who have not done so already.
5. Gliding – Flying Famil – 01 Jun 2019
The 01 Jun sign up list will be posted once again on Friday Night. Cadets interested are to ensure your name is on the list.
6. Annual Review and Annual Awards Banquet – Saturday 08 Jun 19
The biggest parade of the year will occur on Saturday 08 Jun 19 from 1330 -1600hrs at the Grimsby Peach King Centre with our 14th Anniversary Annual Ceremonial Review. This is the culmination of the cadet training year and is a mandatory parade for all cadets. A Warning Order for this date will be out shortly, however all cadets should plan on keeping their calendar clear for this date from 0830-0000hrs for both the Review and Awards Banquet. Official email invitations will be sent out shortly and we hope that all families can attend. Please RSVP as instructed in the invite. The Year End Awards Banquet will occur immediately following the review at the MRCC from 1800hrs followed by a cadet dance until 0000hrs. Tickets for the Awards Banquet will go on sale shortly and will be available from the Squadron Support Committee. Cost is $25 per person; cadets are FREE as this is a mandatory function for them. We, unfortunately, have to limit each family to two tickets until Friday, May 31. If you would care for more than 2 tickets, please let the SSC know when you purchase the first two and your name will be placed on a waiting list on a first reserved first sold basis. Graduating Cadets, you may purchase up to 4 initially until 24 May…after that date you will be subject to first come first serve. The SSC will have a list of Graduating cadets on Friday. Tickets are now on sale for this event. The Warning Order for this event is attached to the WRO.
7. Sqn Year End Trip – Canada’s Wonderland Sunday 16 Jun 19
Planning for the year-end recreational trip to Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday 16 Jun is ongoing. We hope to have a final cost with the NEXT WRO along with a Warning Order for the trip. A sign up list will be out again on Friday Night to express interest in the sqn. The Squadron Support Committee will subsidize this trip in one form or another. More to follow next week.
8. MOUNTIAN ROAD CLOSURE – 15 APRIL – 17 MAY 2019
24-26 May – Spring FTX – Military Skills Comp
25 May – 50 Point Sail Past
01 Jun – Gliding St. Catharines – 20 Cadets
01 Jun – Band – 611 ACR – Dunnville
08 Jun – Annual Ceremonial Review – Peach King Centre
12 Jun – Sr. Cadet CTC Briefing
13 Jun – Full Summer Camp Briefing
14 Jun – Last Parade Night for 2018/19 trg Year
16 Jun – Canada’s Wonderland Trip – Tentative
17 Jun – Admin Close out – Supply Exchange Night for CTC Staff Cdts, 3 wk Trenton and 6 wk cadets.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-945-2893.