Niagara Challenger Exercise, 13–15 Oct 2023

General Updates

All cadet families;

On 13–15 October we will be participating in the Niagara Challenger Field Training Exercise (FTX). This is a mandatory event for all cadets.

The FTX will be an opportunity to meet cadets from other units as a tri-service activity. Your cadet will learn archery, map and compass, survival skills, canoeing, and more, and will meet new friends, have fun, and build comradeship. This is an incredible opportunity for our cadets!

Below is the information for you to know for your cadet(s) and a signup form. Even though this is a mandatory activity, we are asking for cadets to sign-up in order to get accurate numbers. If you cannot attend: you must still tell the CO either in person or via

Sign up by Saturday, Sep 30

Drop-off: Friday, 13-Oct at 1700hrs
Pick-up: Sunday, 15-Oct at 1400hrs
Location: Chippawa Creek Conservation Area, 74646 Regional Rd 45, Wellandport
Dress: FTU (C5)
Bring: Download Kit List
Emerg Contact (for Parents): 905-732-2083
Sign-up Form:

If you cannot attend, YOU MUST tell Capt Silva in-person OR email

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Road side clean up

General Updates

Good day all,

This Saturday 30 September 2023 we are asking for Volunteers for a Road side clean up that will start at the Scotia Bank parking lot to the Boston Pizza parking lot. There will be a safety briefing for all cadets participating and the clean up will commence after that.

Arrival at Scotia Bank (440 Niagara Street) : 0900 hrs.

Pick up time at Boston Pizza parking lot (934 Niagara Street) : 1100 hrs.

Dress: FTU’s – C5

Make sure to bring a Health Card, Water Bottle and dress for the weather. We will have Safety vest for all cadets to wear and we will provide disposable gloves for all cadets.

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Online Ground school

General Updates

CJCR HQ is conducting the National Online Ground School (OGS) for the 2024 ACNSTC (Air cadet national Selection training process). As this is a requirement for cadets to be considered for a position on either PPTC ( Power Pilot Training Course) or GPTC ( Glider pilot Training Course), if interested please talk with the Admin Officer to apply. Cadets can only register for one opportunity per TY; either Glider or Power. The deadline to submit an application for OGS is 15 Oct 23. Cadets need to confirm with and Officer which course they are interested in applying for (GPTC or PPTC) prior to the deadline, as cadets will not be allowed to switch courses after selection. No waivers will be considered for either PPTC or GPTC. If you do not attend the OGS, you will not be considered in the ACNSTC selection process and any application will be cancelled for PPTC or GPTC. In addition, if you do not complete the 45 hrs of OGS and write the qualifying exam by the deadline of 15 Jan 24 (TBC), you will not be considered in the ACNSTC selection process.

If you have any question please ask the Staff.

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Parents Meeting Tonight

General Updates

All cadet families,

A reminder to all cadet families that a Squadron Sponsoring Committee meeting will be held tonight starting at 6:30 PM in Classroom 3 (upstairs, end of the hall).

All parents (new and current) are encouraged to attend!

Photos from Annual Ceremonial Review

We have also had the photos from our 87 Eagle photographer uploaded to the website. You can view them on our Gallery page.


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NEW Cadet Uniform Sizing Appointments

General Updates

Half Hour (30 min) appointments for new cadets are now being booked through 2Lt Carter at

NOTE: New cadets must have completed the required DND administrative onboarding process, and be registered in our database before scheduling an appointment.

Wed. Sep. 20th at 1730 & 1800

Mon. Sep 25th at 1800, 1830, 1900 & 1930

Wed. Sep. 27th at 1730 & 1800

Mon. Oct. 2nd at 1800, 1830, 1900 & 1930

Wed. Oct. 4th at 1730 & 1800

Wed. Oct. 11th at 1730 & 1800

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