Spring FTX Information

This weekend, from 29 April – 1 May, cadets will be taking part in a mandatory Field Training Exercise at Mansfield Outdoor Centre, in Mansfield, north east of Toronto.  This activity is mandatory for all cadets, as there will be assessments that can only be completed in the field.

Cadets must be at Don Montgomery CRC no later than 17:15 for kit verification before we depart on the bus at 18:00.  Cadets must eat dinner before arriving, as dinner is not provided on Friday night.

All Cadets must have their Health Cards before boarding the bus.  Paper copies will not be accepted.  Any cadets without a valid Health Card will not be permitted to attend.

The Kit List was provided to cadets last week.  Cadets must dress for the weather.

We anticipate cadets will be returning at 16:00 on Sunday, 15 November. Any changes to that will be reflected here as well as on the Facebook page.

Activities: Week of 25 April

All upcoming activities are posted below for easy reference. Check the listing now and ensure you check back periodically as further details may be added. Click here for more information on Locations.

Regular Training Night
Wednesday, 27 April at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-2B.

Survival Field Training Exercise
Friday, 29 April, to Sunday, 1 May
Cadets are to be dropped off at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex by 17:15 on Friday.  Cadets are to be picked up at Don Montgomery at 15:00 on Sunday.
See separate post for more details.

Upcoming Events:
13 May 16: Squadron Banquet
29 May 16: Gliding

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Activities: Week of 18 April

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Sports Team
Monday, 18 April at Charles Gordon Senior Public School
18:00 to 21:00
Dress: Appropriate civilian sports attire.

Regular Training Night
Wednesday, 20 April at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-2B. Summer Dress begins this week.  Cadets are to be in their collared blue shirts, with rank slip-ons, name tag and ribbons (if applicable).  Cadets without a uniform are to wear black pants and a white dress shirt.  If you have questions, be sure to contact your Flight Commander.

Upcoming Events:
29 Apr – 1 May 16: Spring FTX
8 May 16: Gliding
13 May 16: Squadron Banquet

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For Cadets & Parents – 2016 Spring Tagging

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, all cadets are expected to complete a minimum of two shifts.  Cadets who do not participate in the required number of shifts may have their summer training offers refused.

Sign-up for tagging was started two weeks ago, and has concluded tonight.  As a reminder, the tagging shifts are as follows:
Thursday, 14 Apr – 17:30 – 21:00
Friday, 15 Apr – 17:30 – 21:00
Saturday, 16 Apr AM – 07:30 – 12:30
Saturday, 16 Apr PM – 12:00 – 17:00
Sunday, 17 Apr – 10:30 – 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 come forward when they are dropping their cadet over the course of the weekend.

This year, we are also offering some fun and exciting incentives for our cadets:

The Top Five earners will receive a gift card to Scarborough Town Centre, valued at $100, $75, $60, $40 and $25 respectively.

Any cadets who earn more than $200 over the course of the weekend will receive a free ticket to our Annual Squadron Banquet.

Finally, cadets will have the opportunity to throw pies at Senior Cadets and Staff!

Each cadet who individually earns $150 will be provided with one pie.  Each additional $50 will provide the cadet with one additional pie. Cadets who work all five shifts will also receive a pie.

Cadets can then throw those pies at anyone who has been “unlocked” by the total amount brought in by the entire squadron:

$7 000 will unlock WOII Huynh & WOII Chen
$8 000 will unlock WOII Antao
$9 000 will unlock CV Lemos & CV Samson
$10 000 will unlock Lt Mathulan Manikkarajan & 2Lt Kumaraswarmy
$11 000 will unlock Lt Manoharan
$12 000 will unlock Lt Manojen Manikkarajan
$13 000 will unlock Capt Baitz
$14 000 will unlock Capt Davidson
$15 000 will unlock Capt Lee

Once the final tally is determined, we will announce more details on putting pies to faces.

As well, the staff are offering secret incentives if our goal of $15 000 is met.  For example, Capt Lee has promised that if we meet that goal, he will allow the cadets to shave his head!

If you’ve always wanted to throw something at the CO and his staff, this is your chance!

 

 

Activities: Week of 11 April (Updated)

All upcoming activities are posted below for easy reference. Check the listing now and ensure you check back periodically as further details may be added. Click here for more information on Locations.

Please note the updated timings for Tag Days!

Sports Team
Monday, 11 April at Charles Gordon Senior Public School
18:00 to 21:00
Dress: Appropriate civilian sports attire.

Regular Training Night
Wednesday, 13 April at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-2, with the exception of Level One cadets.  Level One cadets must be in appropriate civilian sports attire.
Spring Tagging sign-up will continue this week.

Spring Tagging
Our twice-annual fundraiser weekend is taking place from 14-17 April.  Cadets must be at Don Montgomery at the beginning of their scheduled shifts:
Dress: C-2
Thursday, 14 Apr – 17:30 – 21:00
Friday, 15 Apr – 17:30 – 21:00
Saturday, 16 Apr AM – 07:30 – 12:30
Saturday, 16 Apr PM – 12:00 – 17:00
Sunday, 17 Apr – 10:30 – 17:00
We still have a need for additional 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.
This year we are offering an exciting incentive for our cadets, more information will be posted this week!

Upcoming Events:
29 Apr – 1 May 16: Spring FTX
8 May 16: Gliding
13 May 16: Squadron Banquet

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Activities: Week of 4 April

All upcoming activities are posted below for easy reference. Check the listing now and ensure you check back periodically as further details may be added. Click here for more information on Locations.

Sports Team
Monday, 4 April at Charles Gordon Senior Public School
18:00 to 21:00
Dress: Appropriate civilian sports attire.

CO’s Parade
Wednesday, 6 April at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-1.
All Flight Corporals and above must be at the unit for 18:00.
Spring Tagging sign-up will continue this week.
Drill team practice will begin after dismissal until 21:30

Drill Competition
Saturday, 9 April at HMCS York (659 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto)
Uniform Inspection will take place at 13:50
The team will perform at 14:10
Parents and guests are welcome to attend, but must provide their own transportation to and from the event.
Cadets will be transported by bus.  Timings are locations will be posted once they are provided by Detachment.

Upcoming Events:
14 – 17 Apr 16: Spring Tagging – Stay tuned for more details this week!
29 Apr – 1 May 16: Spring FTX
8 May 16: Gliding
13 May 16: Squadron Banquet

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Activities: Week of 28 March

All upcoming activities are posted below for easy reference. Check the listing now and ensure you check back periodically as further details may be added. Click here for more information on Locations.

Sports Team 
Cancelled this week.

Regular Training Night
Wednesday, 30 March at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-2.
Level Four cadets must be present this week in order to complete their Drill evaluations.
Wednesday is the final night to return lottery tickets! Any cadets with outstanding lottery tickets will not be able to attend summer training.  See special post for details on Lottery Tickets.
Drill team practice will begin after dismissal until 21:30

Drill Team Practice
Sunday, 3 April at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 345
12:00 – 14:00
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire with Parade Boots.

Upcoming Events:
14 – 17 Apr 16: Spring Tagging
29 Apr – 1 May 16: Spring FTX
8 May 16: Gliding

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Activities: Week of 21 March

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Sports Team 
Monday, 21 March at Charles Gordon Senior Public School
18:00 to 21:00
Dress: Appropriate civilian sports attire.

Regular Training Night
Wednesday, 23 March at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Dress: C-2.
Notes from Training: Level Three cadets must be present for their Drill evaluations this week.
Level One cadets will be learning how to maintain their uniform this week.  They must bring their uniform on a hangar, along with their boots and polish kit.  Level One cadets should wear white shirt and black pants.
Notes from Admin:  Wednesday is the final night to return lottery tickets! Any cadets with outstanding lottery tickets will not be able to attend summer training.  See special post for details on Lottery Tickets.
Drill team practice will begin after dismissal until 21:30

Parent Meeting
Wednesday, 23 March at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
20:15 to 20:45 (8:15pm – 8:45pm)
All parents are encouraged to attend the Parent’s Committee Meeting on Wednesday.  We will be discussing Tag Days, the most important fundraising weekends in which the squadron takes part.  We have schedule this meeting so you can arrive a little earlier than normal, and be finished in time to take you cadets home!

Drill Team Practice
In light of the holiday, Drill Team practice will take place on Saturday, 26 March.
Time will be announced on Wednesday.

Upcoming Events:
14 – 17 Apr 16: Spring Tagging
29 Apr – 1 May 16: Spring FTX
8 May 16: Gliding

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Lottery Tickets

This week, 23 March, is the last opportunity for cadets to account for their Lottery Ticket books. All cadets are required to pay $100 annually, which is collected by the squadron.  Of that $50 is paid directly to the Air Cadet League of Canada, while the remaining $50 is used to cover the cost of one book of lottery tickets. When the cadets sell their tickets, they keep the money raised.

Since all cadets have already paid for their tickets, they must return the sold book of tickets.  If cadets have not sold any to recoup their money, they should fill in their parent/guardian information, and return the book.  If cadets have lost the book, they must inform the Sponsoring Committee, so their book may be marked as lost.  Since lost books have been purchased, the numbers will still be entered into the draw.

In addition to the mandatory books, some cadets have elected to take additional books.  Those books must be returned along with $50.  Those books have not been paid for by the cadets.

The following cadets MUST account for their outstanding lottery ticket book (either return the books, or inform the SSC that they have been lost):

Paghmani, J.
Son, J.
Edwards, I.
Rubakandhan, V.
Melese, B.
Massey, S.
Jing, J.
Bourne-Bukin, K.
Anwar, F.
Sritharan, K.
Nassimi, M.
Ahmed, A.
Minty, N.
Blake, K.
Campbell, N.
Chakiwala, R.
Jama, A.
Plemmer, A.
Hogue, A.
Dong, A.
John, A.
Carew, E.

The following cadets have taken additional lottery tickets, and MUST return the sold book and $50.

Dong, A. (x3)
Rajabi, I.
Suba, G.
Chee, Z.
Patel, M.
Hasan, S
Todd-Whitney, T.
Nassimi, M.
Edwards, I.
Shibanda, G.

Activities: Week of 14 March

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Sports Team is cancelled this week due to March Break.

March Break Uniform Prep & Sports Night
Wednesday, 16 March at Don Montgomery Community Recreation Complex
18:15 to 21:00
Cadets should bring their uniforms with them, including boots, along with a polishing kit. Cadets will be able to work with the seniors on their uniforms.  Afterward, cadets will have the opportunity to play sports.
Dress: Appropriate Sports Attire.  Tank-tops/Sleeveless shirts are not permitted.  Shorts must be longer than mid-thigh.
All cadets should bring a water bottle.
All lottery ticket books must be returned on Wednesday.  Any cadets with outstanding lottery tickets will not have their summer training application submitted.
Drill team practice will begin after dismissal until 21:30

Drill Team Practice
Sunday, 20 March at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 345
12:00 – 14:00
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire with Parade Boots.

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