Activities: Week of 26 September

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Regular Training Night
Wednesday, 28 September at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-2B.  Cadets without a uniform are to wear black pants and white dress shirt.
Returning cadets are to return their completed Annual Validation forms this week.  Those cadets who do not have their forms may pick they up from the Admin O.  Cadets who have not paid their registration fee or picked up their lottery tickets must do so this week.
Sign up for the upcoming Field Training Exercise, taking place 14-16 October, will begin on Wednesday.
We will continue to accept new recruits this week.  If you were unable to attend last week’s presentation for new recruits, you can review it here.  As well, please review the FAQ for new recruits.  If you still have questions, feel free to ask any of our staff.

Upcoming Events:
3 Oct 16: Mandatory Level 4 & 5 Fitness Testing
14-16 Oct 16: Weekend Field Training Exercise
29-30 Oct 16: Legion Poppy Campaign
30 Oct 16: Gliding
All upcoming events are posted in our Calendar.

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For Parents & Cadets: 2016 Fall Tagging

Please review the updated shift times below in red.

Twice a year, the cadets of 631 Sentinel Squadron go Tagging.  Tagging is the most important fundraiser of the year: every dollar the cadets earn goes directly into the squadron budget.  The more money raised, the more activities the squadron can run for the cadets.  Tagging provides the money for accommodations, equipment, training supplies, meals, and much, much more.

In order for all cadets to benefit fairly from Tagging revenue, this is a mandatory event for all cadets.  Cadets who do not participate will not be eligible for summer training and other extra-curricular activities offered by the squadron.

Sign-up for tagging was started last week, and will continue on Wednesday.  As a reminder, the tagging shifts are as follows:
Thursday, 22 Sep – 17:00 – 21:00
Friday, 23 Sep – 17:00 – 21:00
Saturday, 24 Sep AM – 08:30 – 13:00
Saturday, 24 Sep PM – 12:30 – 17:00
Sunday, 25 Sep – 10:00 – 17:00

Dress for cadets is C-2, and cadets should be prepared for the weather.  Cadets without a uniform should be in white shirt, black pants and black tie.

We also require parent volunteers to act as drivers during Tag Days, to take cadets to and from their Tagging locations.  The more volunteer drivers we have, the lighter the load on all drivers, and the faster we can get cadets out to their locations to earn!  Any parents who have not already volunteered to drive, and are available on any of the above dates are asked to speak with the staff on Wednesday, or they may come forward when they are dropping their cadet over the course of the weekend.

Cadets will receive one Sentinel point for each tagging shift in which they take part.  Cadets will receive a bonus point if they sign up for all four dates.  Parents who drive will earn a bonus point for their cadet(s) for every shift they drive.

Activities: Week of 19 September

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Please review the updated tagging shifts below in red.

Regular Training Night
Wednesday, 21 September at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-4A.  Those cadets without a uniform are to wear white shirt and black pants.
Fall Tagging sign-up will continue this week.
Notes from the AdminO: Returning cadets who have not returned their updated Annual Validation forms must do so this week.
Returning cadets who have not paid their $120 assessment fee must do so this week.  
Cadets who do not complete the above tasks may be restricted from participating.

Fall Tagging
Our twice-annual fundraiser weekend is taking place from 22-25 September.  Cadets must be at Don Montgomery at the beginning of their scheduled shifts:
Dress: C-2.  Cadets without a uniform are to wear white shirt and black pants.
Thursday, 22 Sep – 17:00 – 21:00
Friday, 23 Sep – 17:00 – 21:00
Saturday, 24 Sep AM – 08:30 – 13:00
Saturday, 24 Sep PM – 12:30 – 17:00
Sunday, 25 Sep – 10:00 – 17:00
We have an urgent need for parent drivers.  If you are available, please speak to the staff on Wednesday, or let us know when you arrive to drop off your cadets for their scheduled shifts.
Cadets will receive one Sentinel point for each tagging shift in which they take part.  Cadets will receive a bonus point if they sign up for all four dates.  Parents who drive will earn a bonus point for their cadet(s) for every shift they drive.

Upcoming Events:
3 Oct 16: Mandatory Level 4 & 5 Fitness Testing
14-16 Oct 16: Mandatory Weekend Field Training Exercise
29-30 Oct 16: Legion Poppy Campaign
30 Oct 16: Gliding
All upcoming events are posted in our Calendar.

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Activities: Week of 12 September

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Regular Training Night
Wednesday, 14 September at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-2B.  Cadets without a uniform are to wear black pants and white dress shirt.
Returning cadets are to return their completed Annual Validation forms this week.  Those cadets who do not have their forms may pick they up from the Admin O.  Cadets who have not paid their registration fee or picked up their lottery tickets must do so this week.
We will continue to accept new recruits this week.  If you were unable to attend last week’s presentation for new recruits, you can review it here.  As well, please review the FAQ for new recruits.  If you still have questions, feel free to ask any of our staff.
Sign ups for Fall Tagging (22-25 Sep 16) will begin this week.  All cadets must sign up for tagging, and we are also seeking volunteers for parent drivers.

Upcoming Events:
22-25 Sep 16: Fall Tagging
14-16 Oct 16: Weekend Field Training Exercise
29-30 Oct 16: Legion Poppy Campaign
30 Oct 16: Gliding
All upcoming events are posted in our Calendar.

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Activities: Week of 5 September

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Recruit Information Session
Wednesday, 7 September at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex in the Seniors Room upstairs
19:00 (7:00pm)
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Anyone interested in joining during the 2016-17 training year is invited to attend, along with their parents/guardians.  You may wish to bring the following documentation to speed up the paperwork process:
Canadian Birth Certificate, or;
Canadian Passport, or;
Canadian Landed Immigrant Document, or;
Canadian Citizenship, and;
Valid Provincial Health Card
Please see our FAQ for more information.

Returning Cadet Administration
Wednesday, 7 September at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex in the Gym
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
All returning cadets and their parents are asked to attend a presentation to outline changes new for this training year.
Returning cadets must bring their Provincial Health Card so we can complete your Annual Validation.  Cadets who do not complete their Validation will be restricted in the training in which they can participate.
Finally, returning cadets must bring their annual fee of $120 per cadet. $60 will go toward the Air Cadet League Assessment Fee, while the other $60 will cover the cost of your book of lottery tickets, which is earned back when the tickets are sold.  The changes in these fees will be explained during the presentation.  Once cadets have completed their validation, they will be permitted to leave.

Pine Hills Cemetery Parade
Sunday, 11 September at Pine Hills Cemetery
09:30 to 15:00
Dress: Arrive in Civilian Attire, bring your uniform on a hanger.
More information will be announced on Wednesday.

Upcoming Events:
22-25 Sep 16: Fall Tagging
14-16 Oct 16: Weekend Field Training Exercise
29-30 Oct 16: Legion Poppy Campaign
30 Oct 16: Gliding
All upcoming events are posted in our Calendar.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back, 631! We hope all cadets and their families have had a safe and exciting summer break!

Congratulations to those cadets who successfully completed Summer Training this year, you’ve all made your squadron very proud.

We will be holding our first training night this Wednesday, 7 September, at 18:15 at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre.  The dress for Wednesday will be appropriate civilian attire.

This week we will be welcoming any youths aged 12-18 who are interested in joining 631 this training year.  Any new recruits and parents are invited to attend an information session, which will begin at 7:00pm sharp, upstairs in the Seniors Room.  We recommend you take a look at our Join Us page, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions prior to attending, which outlines any documentation you’ll need to bring.

We are also welcoming all returning cadets and parents on Wednesday, for a presentation on changes new this training year.  This presentation will take place in the gym at 6:30 pm.

Returning cadets must bring their Health Cards so we can complete annual validation, as well as their money for Lottery Tickets and the Air Cadet League Assessment Fee.  Both of these fees have increased to $60 each, for a total of $120 per cadet.  As before, the $60 Lottery Ticket cost is returned to the cadet, as they keep the money earned from selling the tickets.  Please see our FAQ for more information on the updated fees.

Semper Vigilantes!

60th Annual Ceremonial Review

631 Sentinel Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is pleased to invite you to its 60th Annual Ceremonial Review, on Saturday, 4 June, at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre.

Click here to view the invitation.

Cadets must arrive by 09:00 in appropriate civilian attire.  Cadets must bring their uniform on a hangar and boots wrapped in Kiwi cloth to prevent any accidents in transit.  Uniforms must be pressed and boots must be polished.  There will not be time to work on uniforms prior to the parade.

Dress for cadets will be C-1, which means cadets must ensure they have the following issued clothing before they leave home:

  • Pants
  • Collared shirt
  • Belt
  • Tunic & Belt
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Name tag
  • Wedge
  • Tie

Parents and guests are invited to arrive at 13:30, to be seated by march off at 13:45.  The Reviewing Officer will arrive at 14:00.

The Squadron Sponsoring Committee has arranged for light refreshments following the parade.  Cadets will be expected to remain until clean-up is completed.

We look forward to showing you all that we have accomplished this year! See you Saturday!

Activities: Week of 30 May

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ACR Practice & Uniform Prep
Wednesday, 1 June at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Cadets will have the opportunity to prepare uniforms for Saturday.  All cadets must bring the following issued uniform items:
-Tunic
-Pants
-Collared blue shirt
-Booths
You must also bring the following:
Black Boot Polish
-Polishing Cloth
Old Tooth Brush (you will not want to use this on your teeth ever again)
Before leaving for cadets, do an inventory of all uniform items.  If you are missing anything (tie, belt, wedge, slip-ons, etc) you must see the Supply Officer on Wednesday.  This is your last chance to ensure you have all items for ACR.
Finally, this is your last opportunity to return completed Offers of Participation for Summer Training

Upcoming Events:
4 Jun 16: Annual Ceremonial Review – Mandatory to complete your Level – Additional Information on timings for cadets, parents & guests will be announced on Wednesday, and will be posted here.

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Activities: Week of 23 May

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ACR Practice & Awards Parade
Wednesday, 25 May at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-2B.

Awards that are not being announced at ACR will be accounced tonight during 3rd Period.

Completed Summer Training offers must be returned tonight.

Upcoming Events:
29 May 16: Gliding
4 Jun 16: Annual Ceremonial Review – Mandatory to complete your Level

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