Announcements: Week of Oct 24, 2023 (Updated 2023/10/24)
Thursday Oct 26, 2023
Survivair – At the D-Coy Armouries 1830-2100hrs in civilian attire. Bring a water bottle and fitness gear. All cadets welcome!!
Friday Oct 27, 2023
Biathlon practice – At the D-Coy Armouries 1900-2100hrs in civilian attire. Last practice before competition on Saturday.
Saturday Oct 28, 2023
Biathlon Zones – (Closed to Biathlon team only) 0900-1500hrs held at the D-Coy Armouries in appropriate civilian fitness attire. Lunch will be provided.
Sunday Oct 29, 2023
Band Rehearsal – At the D-Coy Armouries 1300-1500hrs in civilian attire.
Monday Oct 30, 2023
Drill Team Practice – At the D-Coy Armouries 1700-1900hrs
Squadron based Ground School – At the D-Coy Armouries in large classroom 1900-2100hrs
Marksmanship Tryouts – Open to all cadets, at D-Coy Armouries in civilian attire. 1900-2100hrs
Tuesday Oct 31, 2023
Halloween Party – 1830-2130hrs at D-Coy Armouries. Dress will be appropriate Halloween costumes. Cadets are asked to bring treats according to the flight they are in. Alpha Flight – Candy, Bravo Flight – Chips, Charlie Flight – Pop, Band/Flag Party, Any of the above, Senior cadets – Snacks. Please try and bring individually wrapped items or drinks, NO peanuts. If food contains dairy or gluten please label it.
Oct 28 – Biathlon Zone Competition (Closed to only biathlon team)
Nov 4 – Sports Day (All cadets)
Nov 18 – Marksmanship Day (All cadets, chance to get marksmanship badges)
Nov 28 – Meet and Greet Potluck (All cadets and immediate families)
SQUADRON SPONSORING COMMITTEE:
Air Cadet League of Alberta Cash Calendars are available again this year for fundraising. Calendars will be available for pick-up at the beginning and end of Tuesday night training.
Every first Tuesday of the month is a Parent/ SSC Board Meeting @ 630pm at the Armouries. Thank you to all the parents that attended this week! Next meeting Nov 7, 2023
Remembrance Day is around the corner, it is important for cadets to ensure their uniforms are maintained. This year level 1 & 3 cadets will attend the indoor ceremony, level 2 and 4s the outdoor ceremony. The band will be at the outdoor ceremony, and seniors spread between the 2. If you are wishing to attend another other ceremony outside of Grande Prairie please inform the training staff. Cadets are not allowed to attend other ceremonies in uniform without approval before hand by the Squadron.
Ground School is opened to a limited number of cadets, 14 years of age or over. The age threshold may drop to 14 if there is enough space. Note that this is Sqn specific. For those old enough you will also be enrolled in Online Ground School (OGS).Please complete the Ground School Registration form. The Sqn staff will use this information to register you (if you meet the age minimums) for the OGS serial in Fortress. Note that you must complete the OGS to be considered for either the GPTC or PPTC next summer.While you are waiting for the national OGS to start, use the link below to study for the Rules of the Air section of the exam. It is an excellent Canadian resource by a flying instructor out of BC.Improved PSTAR Study Guide – Robyn’s Flying StartAny questions regarding OGS or the Sqn Ground School can be directed to Sqn Staff.
Parents you are highly encouraged to come into the armouries during closing announcements/parade. That way you can hear all the information directly! We normally start them around 915pm.