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UPDATE: Training 2020-2021

We have finally been approved for in-person and virtual training for this training year. Emails and phone calls have been sent out with information regarding the start up for this year. The coming dates are important so please note the following

  • Monday Oct 19/ Tuesday Oct 20, 2020 Parents night to update paperwork and answer questions about the coming year. No cadets are to attend these nights. Parents we ask that you come on the evening your cadet has been ask to attend to help keep numbers balanced and social distancing in place. No one will be allowed in the armouries without a mask or if they have Covid-19 symptoms or contacts. The times for these two evenings are 630-9pm
  • Monday Oct 26/ Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 will be the first night back for cadets, social distancing and masks are mandatory! There will no uniforms this evening so appropriate civilian clothes, and we will be carving pumpkins and getting back into the familiarity of things as well as learning how to operate in with the new health guidelines. IMPORTANT cadets will only be able to attend the evening they are listed for!! You cannot choose which evening you attend one week from another. If you come on the wrong evening you will be turned away unless discussed prior with the staff and CO. If you are sick or have Covid-19 symptoms stay home!

We are working on virtual training options for individuals who are unable to wear masks but needs to be discussed with training staff first.

We’re excited to have you all returning!!

-577 Staff

IMPORTANT – update for cadets applying to virtual summer training.

An important note for cadets applying to the online summer training. The email that was originally provided to us is incorrect, please send your application emails to VCTCregistrationNorthwest@cadets.gc.ca.

If you sent your email to VCTCregistrationNW@cadets.gc.ca, please re-send it to the correct address.

Thanks, and sorry for any confusion.

Virtual Summer Training Opportunities

Cadets and Parents, please see the message below from the National Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group HQ regarding virtual summer training opportunities that are available to our cadets. Registration opens at 9 am Grande Prairie time Monday June 29th and cadets can specify their top three course choices. The full list of courses is attached to this post, and is available on the Squadron Facebook group. Instructions for how to register are detailed below. If you have any questions about these summer training opportunities, please reach out to a staff member. 

 

Members of our cadet corps and squadrons,

As we move forward modernizing the current Cadet Program, staff from across the country have been formulating new ways to deliver engaging training for cadets and adult leaders in a virtual environment.

Exploring virtual training delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed the Cadet Program to move forward in new ways, taking advantage of technology. From virtual seminars to health and fitness challenges, cadets are encouraged to remain active and engaged as we move into the summer period.

This summer three Virtual Cadet Training Centres will help deliver exciting challenges and activities for cadets. Throughout the summer they will offer different opportunities for cadets to further develop both personal and cadet skills in a new, virtual setting.

Cadets will have the opportunities to participate in flexible, voluntary training opportunities either independently at their own pace or in facilitated sessions. This summer will be about engagement and flexibility while continue to focus on the cadet experience.

5-weeks of summer training activities
Cadets will be able to take five weeks of distance learning activities during the summer, for about two to three hours per week. The choice of the 22 activities is the same as those offered on the “Cadet Activities” portal on the Extranet and posted on the Cadet Learning / Apprentissage des cadets Facebook page, and detailed in the Virtual CTC course Schedule.

Registration for these activities will open on Monday, 29 June at 1100hrs EST and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. In order for cadets to register for these activities, Cadets will need to send an email to their Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU) with the following information:

• Last Name
• First Name
• Corps / Squadron Number (577)
• Corps / Squadron element (Air)
• Name of the activity you wish to register for.
• Dates of serial you wish to register for.
• The language you would like the activity delivered in;
• Phone number (will be use as a second factor authentication for your online account)
• A email address that the cadet has access to; and
• Instrument selection for cadets registering for the music course

Cadets must send an email to the following address: VCTCRegistrationNW@Cadets.gc.ca

Cadets’ email must be send from their personal email address or an email that they can access. A parent email, that the cadet cannot access, should not be used.

Cadets will be contacted once they are loaded on an activity, and provided instructions on how to log in to the learning tools required to participate in the activity.

Additional Tools and Resources
Here are the new resources and tools available to take advantage of these new opportunities:

Extranet portal – Cadet Activities
You will find here a list of activities to suggest to your cadets grouped under several themes: healthy living, financial awareness, construction activities, citizenship, cyber & media awareness and Do-It-Yourself activities (DIY). These are all individual activities and are self-paced.

https://portal-portail.cadets.gc.ca/en/CadetActivities/Pages/default.aspx

Extranet portal – Leading Activities
This portal is intended for staff cadets and offers leadership and teaching development activities.

https://portal-portail.cadets.gc.ca/en/LeaderActivities/Pages/default.aspx

Facebook Page – Cadet Learning / Cadet Learning
This Facebook page is designed to share the latest news on the activities available on extranet and maximize participation. On this page, surveys are also posted online to find out what cadets think about their favourite activities. This page is bilingual.

Throughout the summer, the page will follow cadet summer training as a CTC page would.

https://www.facebook.com/CdtLearning/

The National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group takes pride in delivering high-quality training and experiences where youth lead youth, and this summer is no different –staff cadets and adult leaders selected for summer training will continue to work at delivering unique and challenging online experiences for our Cadets, in a new virtual environment. These same staff will be responsible for facilitating and following up with cadets during their training.

We thank you, once again, for your patience, resilience and understanding in these unprecedented times.

 

 

577 Parent Association Annual General Meeting

Message from the 577 Parents Association 

Hello Parents, I hope you are all doing well, mentally and Physically during these unprecedented times. With that being said we, as an association, still have to follow our bylaws and hold our Annual AGM. Please join us on Tuesday May 26th at 7 pm.

We are facilitating our AGM meeting using the Bluejean platform, the link will be sent out an email, later this week. If you do not receive an email please contact us via facebook or email us at 577parentassociation@gmail.com. One order of business is, we must elect a new Vice President as our current one had to step down.

Please join us via Bluejean on Tuesday May 26 @ 7pm.

-577 Parent Association