Annoucements

A special thank you to everyone that joined us for our 83rd Annual Ceremonial Review (and being so understanding about the last minute venue change) – it was an overwhelming success and we are very proud of all of our cadets!

Reminder – Special Guest Speaker – Monday, May 27

All Cadets;

We are hosting a special guest speaker night on Monday, May 27th for all cadets. Details as follows:

Who: MWO Brent Schriner, CD, Unit Sergeant Major (USM), 23 Canadian Forces Health Services, Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg
When: Monday, May 27th

TIME: Arrive at 1800 hrs (6:00PM) for 1830 (6:30PM) Presentation
Details: Download the PDF

Dress for Cadets is C3 (summer dress, no tunic or tie)

Awards Night – Wed, May 29th at 1830hrs

Please join us on Wednesday for our Awards Night.

Attendance is mandatory for cadets as this takes place during a normal cadet night.

Dress for Cadets is C3 (summer dress, no tunic or tie)

Timing: 1830-2000hrs (6:30PM to 8:00PM)
Location: Welland Legion, 383 Morningstar Avenue
Food: Light refreshments and cake
Tickets: REQUIRED – Cadets that requested additional tickets last week have had those tickets set aside. There are still ADDITIONAL tickets available. If you would like to request more tickets, please email 87air@cadets.gc.ca NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, MAY 28first come, first serve to have additional tickets set aside for you.

New Location for Annual Tomorrow

All Cadet families;

Due to the weather forecast (possible thunderstorms), we had to make the decision today to MOVE our Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) from our Cadet hall to our Plan B – the Port Colborne Arena (Vale Health & Wellness Centre).

Cadet Timings

New location: 550 Elizabeth St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 5W3
Timing: 0830hrs (8:30AM) arrival

CADETS PLEASE REMEMBER:

Bring your ENTIRE Uniform, the Staff will assess the conditions tomorrow and will decide on the dress of the day before the ACR starts.

Bring a full REFILLABLE water bottle.

Guest timing

New location: 550 Elizabeth St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 5W3
Timing: Arrive at 1345hrs (1:45PM) for a 1400hrs (2:00PM) start of the ACR

GUESTS PLEASE NOTE:

The rink does NOT have seating so every guest, bring your own lawn chair if you wish to sit during the ACR.

Additionally, the ice has been removed from rink, therefore there is NO air conditioning, so guests are advised to dress lightly and comfortable for the warm conditions, and like our cadets, we recommend that you bring a refillable water bottle.

Saturday Annual Ceremonial Review

All cadets and cadet families;

Please read the following 3 points:

1. Saturday Annual Practice Starts 0830

All cadets are to be at the cadet hall at 0830hrs Saturday morning:

  • In civilian clothing (dress for the weather)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Health card
  • Uniform in a garment bag
  • Static displays completed, and
  • Have had breakfast

Important Notes

  • Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) is a mandatory parade for all cadets. Cadets must attend in order to complete their level, and go into the subsequent level next year. If you are unable to attend, you must request permission from the CO, in-writing: 87air@cadets.gc.ca
  • Arrive in civilian clothing for practice. You will be getting changed after lunch into the uniform of the day, and
  • Lunch will be provided

Work on uniforms this week, especially BOOTS!

We will not have time to work on uniforms on Saturday. The Annual Ceremonial Review is a formal parade, and dress must look exceptional.

2. Guest Information for Annual on May 25

It is recommended for spectators to arrive at 1330hrs to grab seating, ready for 1400hrs parade start. Please bring chairs as we do not have enough to accommodate all guests.

3. Additional Tickets Info for the Awards Nights on May 29

We will be handing out additional tickets for the Awards Night on a first-come-first-served basis this Wednesday. If you were not able to get tickets this past Wednesday reach out to our Admin Officer BEFORE Wednesday: 87air@cadets.gc.ca

We are looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday!

Message from the Parent Sponsoring Committee

Reminder:

Parent Sponsoring Committee monthly meeting will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Your participation is important to the success of our squadron.

See everyone tonight.

P.S. Don’t forget to grab your Awards Night tickets! The Awards Night on Wed, May 29 requires tickets to attend (no tickets needed for the Annual Ceremonial Review on Sat, May 25). Up to 2 guest tickets per cadet are available tonight at the Office, with the second batch coming next week.