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Announcements: Week of Oct 4, 2022

This Week:

  • Thursday Oct 6, 2022 – Survivair 1830-2100hrs at D-Coy Armouries. All cadets are welcome to attend, you do not need to sign up.
  • NO Band, Drill, or Biathlon this weekend for Thanksgiving.
  • Tuesday Oct 11, 2022 – Regular Training 1830-2130hrs at D-Coy Armouries. Dress for the evening will FTU’s FTU Order of Dress  (yes its army cadet but just change the army stuff to air)

 

General Announcements

  • Cadets interested in getting their pilots licenses please see the following link for information on the process, and ask squadron staff on the process to apply if eligible.8060-7 Air Cadet National Training Selection Process – Canada.ca
  • If you are reporting an absence please text the squadron number at 780-538-3610, it is easier for the administration team to manage those messages as the phone is not actively monitored throughout the week. You may still call the number and leave a message however, but these are the only accepted methods to excuse an absence.
  • If you are a parent who it was mentioned that your cadet would need extra medical forms they are ready for you and need to be completed ASAP. If you are unsure if your cadets has more forms please email the Squadron Administration officer at 577air@cadets.ca
  • If you are a parent interested in becoming a screened volunteer for events like bottle drives and fundraisers please reach out to the squadron email to get that process started.
  • Please links to our Public Facebook page and Private Group (Group is for current squadron cadets and parents only). We use these groups to share photos and other stuff like that. Official announcements and stuff are still made to this website first and foremost. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 18, 2022 – Annual Wings Parade, promotions, awards, and celebration
  • Extracurricular activities are continuing to start up. Signups for the following are already begun and ready for cadet interest. Drill and Band, already started Sundays 1-3 and 3-5 respectively. Marksmanship tryouts will begin in October signups for it are posted in the D-Coy. Biathlon is start very quickly on Oct, sign up for that is also up in the D-Coy (zone competition is Oct 29th).

Announcements: Week of Sept 27, 2022

this week:

  • Saturday Oct 1, 2022: Field Training Exercise First Day – Please see the attached letter describing the details of the exercise. Cadets will be at Pineridge Adventure Camp at 0800hrs, and be picked up at 1600hrs. Senior Cadets are to be there for 0700hrs
  • Sunday Oct 2, 2022: Field Training Exercise Second Day – Please see the attached letter describing the details of the exercise. Cadets will be at Pineridge Adventure Camp at 0800hrs, and be picked up at 1600hrs. Senior cadets are to be there for 0730hrs
  • FTX Letter – Fall 2022  Signup here so we can get a number of attending cadets 
  • No Drill or Band this week due to FTX
  • Tuesday Oct 4, 2022: Meet and Greet Potluck, open to all cades and IMMEDIATE family members. Serving sizes should be enough for approx 12 people. We ask that the following last names bring:
    • A to H: Desserts
    • I to R: Mains
    • S to Z: Sides and salads
    • As well please bring your own serving utensils and mark them as your own.
  • As well on Oct 4 there will be a Parent meeting open to all parents held at the DCoy starting at 645pm, changes within the board to discuss and an opening for Treasurer. (this is the same time as the potluck so you can eat while attending too!).
  • Cadets interested in getting their pilots licenses please see the following link for information on the process, and ask squadron staff on the process to apply if eligible.8060-7 Air Cadet National Training Selection Process – Canada.ca

 

upcoming Dates:

  • Oct 18, 2022 – Annual Wings Parade, promotions, awards, and celebration
  • Extracurricular activities are continuing to start up. Signups for the following are already begun and ready for cadet interest. Drill and Band, already started Sundays 1-3 and 3-5 respectively. Marksmanship tryouts will begin in October signups for it are posted in the DCoy. Biathlon is start very quickly on Oct 8th, sign up for that is also up in the DCoy. 

House Keeping announcements:

  • If you are reporting an absence please text the squadron number at 780-538-3610, it is easier for the administration team to manage those messages as the phone is not actively monitored throughout the week. You may still call the number and leave a message however, but these are the only accepted methods to excuse an absence.
  • If you are a parent who it was mentioned that your cadet would need extra medical forms they are ready for you and need to be completed ASAP. If you are unsure if your cadets has more forms please email the Squadron Administration officer at 577air@cadets.ca

 

 

Announcements: Week of Sept 13, 2022

This week:

  • Monday Sept 19, 2022 — Royal Canadian Legion commemorative service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Open to second year cadets and above who have appropriate dress uniforms. Cadets are to meet at 1000hrs at the Royal Canadian Legion (9912 101 Ave Grande Prairie). Dress is C1 uniform (Orders of Dress Reference). Finish time should be around 1200hrs.  Sign Up here to attend.
  • Tuesday Sept 20, 2022 — NO Training this evening, see Thursday for what training will be this week
  • Thursday Sept 22, 2022 — Rotary Food Bank Drive (in lieu of our regular Tuesday training). All cadets are encouraged to attend. Cadets are to arrive at the old ATCO building at 9717 97 Ave at 1700hrs (5pm). Dress will be C5 for returning cadets or squadron t-shirt and hoodie for cadets without a uniform yet. Cadets available sign up here.

 

Upcoming events:

  • October 1-2, 2022 — Our first Field Training Exercise (FTX), more information to come
  • October 4, 2022 — Meet and Greet Potluck Supper, open to all immediate families of cadets ot come and meet other parents, cadets, and the staff
  • October 18, 2022 — Annual Wings Parade
  • As well please keep an eye out for our extra-curricular (OPTIONAL) activities as signups and times for these will becoming in the coming weeks

 

Welcome to all our new cadets and families!! If at all throughout the year you have questions reach out your senior cadets or staff. Information about events, dates, and activities is always posted to our website 577aircadets.ca and Microsoft Teams (new cadets will get access in the coming days). Please check these places first for information before asking questions, they will likely answer them for you and eases the number of questions are staff handle (We do all work full time jobs outside of cadets).

2022-2023 Training Year Start-Up (2022-08-22)

Good evening cadets,

I hope you have all had an excellent summer. It is soon time to begin our 2022-2023 training year. The first night back for returning cadets will be Tuesday August 30th when we will be completing annual validation paperwork and doing uniform exchange. Timings are as follows:

  • 6:30 pm – Cadets last name A-F
  • 7:00 pm – Cadets last name G-M
  • 7:30 pm – Cadets last name N-S
  • 8:00 pm – Cadets last name T-Z

Please be at the armouries for your assigned time and have a parent/guardian with you to sign papers. Dress for the evening is civilian attire and you can bring any uniform parts with you that need to be exchanged. The following evening (September 6th) is our recruitment night for new cadets. Only senior cadets (sgt and above) are expected to attend that evening. Regular training will resume on September 13th. Your staff have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming training year and we look forward to seeing you all soon!