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About 577

 

577 Grande Prairie RCACS is located in the city of Grande Prairie, AB. Established in 1953,
our squadron has cadets participate in many activities from September to June each year. Cadets then have the opportunity to attend summer training across the country in July and August.

Activities & Tours


Team Building

Training Activities

Some of our mandatory training activities include regular training nights (which we have weekly) filled with learning, parades and military drill. Periodically extra activities are conducted such as tours of local RCMP detachment, Fire halls, and more. Guest speakers are also asked to come in and give live demonstrations of different occupations for our cadets from time to time. We also conduct two annual Field Training Exercises (FTX’s)  with the whole unit 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!!

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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Extracurricular Activities and Groups

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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Biathlon

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!

Drill Team

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.

Effective Speaking

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.

Marksmanship

Our squadron marksmanship program teaches firearm safety and shooting fundamentals using the Daisy 853C Air Rifle.

Band

A major part of the cadet program is the Music program. Open to both new and experienced musicians alike.

Drone Program

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!

Ground school

“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

Survivair

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, and building various types of fires.

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