577 Grande Prairie RCACS is located in the city of Grande Prairie, AB.
Established in 1953, our squadron has participated in many community events, groups, organizations and celebrations. With cadets coming from the communities of Grande Prairie, County of GP, Sexsmith, Beaverlodge, Spirit River, and many other small communities in the peace region.
Some of our mandatory training activities include regular training nights (which we hold weekly) filled with learning, parades and military drill. Periodically extra activities are conducted such as tours of our local RCMP detachment, Fire halls, and more! We also welcome Guest speakers to come in and give live demonstrations of different occupations for our cadets to learn and experience. We conduct two annual Field Training Exercises (FTX’s) where cadets learn survival and team building skills. These events are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun things we do!!View Training
We also host a large variety of extracurricular activities and groups that are completely optional and open to all our cadets!
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A combination of Skiing and shooting, Biathlon is known as one of the most physically demanding Olympic sports and we have a team that competes locally, provincially and maybe even nationally!
Have you ever seen Military Drill? Groups of people moving in perfect timing and positioning. Our drill team is all about precision timing and teamwork.
Public speaking is a very useful skill both in and out of the cadet program. Our effective speaking program provides training and experience in a competitive environment.
Our squadron marksmanship program teaches firearm safety and shooting fundamentals using the Daisy 853C Air Rifle.
A major part of the cadet program is the Music program. Open to both new and experienced musicians alike.
Often perceived as the future of Aviation, Drones are increasing in popularity more and more each day. Learn the “Ins and outs” of how to fly a drone! Without scaring your parents!
“On the Wings of Discipline” is our squadron motto and we emphasize the wings part. As a member of 577, you can earn your glider or power pilot’s license and become a certified pilot by Transport Canada. Participation in the program is a pre-requisite to the Glider Pilot and Power Pilot Training Course
Survival of the Fittest! Our Survivair team focuses on skills required to make it in the wilderness including shelter building, First Aid, ground-to-air signaling, building various types of fires and more.